Southern California 
Chinese Lawyers Association

Upcoming Events

    • 16 Nov 2016
    • (PST)
    • 16 Sep 2026
    • (PDT)
    • 119 sessions
    • Asian Youth Center. 100 W. Clary Ave. San Gabriel, CA 91776


    SCCLA is grateful for your generous support of our free monthly Legal Clinic. In light of the continuing COVID-19 public health concerns, we have cancelled August's Legal Clinic.

    We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. With respect to next month's Legal Clinic, SCCLA shall provide further updates as the date approaches.


    SCCLA offers a monthly free legal clinic in San Gabriel, California.

    *Assistance in Cantonese/Mandarin/English.

    This event is co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Asian Youth Center, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, and the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles.

    Litigants will be able to meet with licensed attorneys and obtain legal information on a variety of legal problems in English or Chinese, including Mandarin and Cantonese.

    We very much need volunteering attorneys and Chinese-language interpreters (law students and/or community members).

    Litigants generally have questions in the areas of family, immigration, business, employment, criminal, and real estate law. We also see needs in estate planning, probate, bankruptcy, and consumer law areas. There are also few litigants that have questions regarding Intellectual Property rights or international law (dealing specifically with China or Hong Kong), etc..


    Every third Wednesday of the Month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


    Location: Asian Youth Center

    100 W. Clary Ave., San Gabriel, CA  91776


    If you are interested in volunteering, please contact

    We encourage volunteers to arrive early at 6 pm for a mini orientation and complimentary light dinner.

    Pro Bono Legal Aid Clinic - Flyer.pdf

    Chinese LA Daily News - SCCLA Probono Legal Clinic 2011

    World Journal - SCCLA Probono Legal Clinic 2011

    Chinese LA Daily News - Food Basket & Legal Clinic

    • 08 May 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 31 Dec 2020
    • (PST)

    For our next SCCLA Cares fundraiser, we're raising funds to feed LGBTQ seniors living in affordable housing. 

    For the residents of Los Angeles LGBT Center's Triangle Square – an affordable housing complex for LGBTQ seniors – the COVID-19 pandemic has been especially stressful and isolating. Many residents are immunocompromised, and all are within the high-risk age bracket, so leaving the house for errands and meals is a limited occurrence. Additionally, given that most residents live on a fixed income, special treats like restaurant meals are few and far between. 

    For just $9, you can provide a hot meal from 
    Duidough Cafe & Cookie Lab to feed the residents of Triangle Square. Let them know that #SCCLACares.

    Also, for every new SCCLA Member registration, SCCLA will donate one additional meal. For every new SCCLA Lifetime Member registration, SCCLA will donate an additional 10 meals.* There's no better time to join SCCLA!

    Donations of any amount are welcome and are not tax-deductible charitable contributions.

    * For new member registrations during the SCCLA Cares campaign only. SCCLA memberships run January 1-December 31.

    Donating is Simple

    1. Choose a payment method:

    Venmo @SCCLA or PayPal (select Family/Friends option to avoid fees) with the memo “SCCLA Cares.”

    2. Complete this short Google Form so we may acknowledge you in our SCCLA Cares campaign and send you a virtual “thank you."

    Thanks to your generous donations...

    • On May 14, 2020, SCCLA fed Garfield Medical Center's frontline medical responders with a delicious lunch and bubble tea from Bopomofo Café.
    • On May 26, 2020, SCCLA fed TELACU-Monterey Park's senior citizen residents with chicken and rice boxed lunches from Ikka Sizzling PotFor many of these high-risk, low-income senior citizens, trips to the supermarket or restaurants are not feasible, and many who remain at TELACU are weathering the pandemic with no family nearby. The facility has also been receiving fewer food and grocery donations due to social distancing measures. Thank you to the staff at TELACU-Monterey Park who distributed the lunches and continue to serve this community.
    • On June 4, 2020, SCCLA fed domestic violence survivors and low-income residents served by the Little Tokyo Service Center with chicken yakisoba lunches from Far BarThese tenants are working class individuals who had hours cut or lost jobs due to Covid-19 and are struggling to put food on the table. A donated meal is one less day of worry and one big sign of support and hope. Thank you to the owner of Far Bar, Don Tahara, his daughter Jill, and LTSC for their commitment to the community.
    • On June 11, SCCLA fed senior citizen residents in Chinatown who were unable to enroll in the City of L.A.'s Senior Meal Emergency Response Program, which is now at capacity. The seniors have no option but to go to the supermarket and cook in the building's communal kitchen, which increases their already high risk of exposure to the virus. 
    • On June 24, SCCLA fed children in Koreatown through the YMCA's Grab & Go Meal Program. Many low-income families rely on subsidized summer programs and day camp meals for their children's meals. The current pandemic creates hardships for parents, especially those experiencing food insecurity due to loss of employment.
    • On July 21, SCCLA fed people experiencing homelessness. People experiencing homelessness are among the most affected by the pandemic. We partnered with Union Station Homeless Services in Pasadena, which provides the most vulnerable members of our society with housing first, so they may stabilize and receive support to stay housed and reintegrate into the community

    • On August 4, SCCLA fed women experiencing homelessness with soul food boxed lunches to 120 individuals sheltering in place at the Downtown Women's Center central location in Skid Row. These women have experienced homelessness and are living in poverty, all while weathering the pandemic.

    • On September 1, SCCLA fed skilled nursing facility staff at Kei-Ai South Bay: "We are so grateful.  What a great boost to the morale here at our facility.  It really meant a lot to our team to be appreciated in such a nice way.  The food was delicious as well.

    SCCLA thanks our SCCLA Cares donors, without whom none of this would be possible.

    Thank You:

    100% of the SCCLA Board
    Aaron Wong
    Alex Sario
    Alexander Su
    Alisa Edelson
    Amy Foo
    Anthony Lai
    Arielle Zakowski
    Calimay Pham
    Candice Shikai
    Caroline Wong
    Celene Chan Andrews
    Chloe Tan
    Chris Beltran
    Christine Chen
    Corina Flores
    Cyndie Chang
    Daixi Xu
    David Yang
    Debby Lin
    Derrick Lam
    Doris Yuen
    Elizabeth Yang
    Erica Yen
    Felix T. Woo
    Galina Tan
    Gary Tokumori
    Ginny Hsiao
    Grace Zhong
    Helen Lee
    Helen Pastores
    Irene Lin
    Jason Liang
    Jennie Tan
    Jennie Wong VanCannon
    Jennifer Love Tang
    Josh Chiu
    Junsuk Cho
    Katrina Rayco
    Kellye Ng-McCullough
    Lisa Liu
    Luci-Ellen Chun
    Marina Torres
    Marysa Lin
    Nadine Tan
    Naeun Rim
    Nina Hong
    Rae Jin
    Ralph Tsong
    Randy Hsieh
    Ravi Mahesh
    Ray Hsu
    Hon. Robert Kwan
    Ryan Andrews
    Sandy Yu
    Sharlene Lee
    Sheryl Leung
    Shirley Wei
    Stacy Y. Kwon
    Stacey Wang
    Stephanie Roualet
    Stephanie Tang
    Sudhir L. Burgaard
    Tan Family
    Teddy Kapur
    Travis Kaya
    Valerie Li
    Vicki Chou
    Wendy Chen
    Wendy Wu
    Will Pao
    Yayu Lin
    Yolanda Liu
    Ziyou Zhu

    *multiple donors

    Donor list as of 9/3/20 via Google Form

    Please feel free to post our donor acknowledgment graphic with the hashtag #SCCLAcares, and follow and tag us on Facebook and LinkedIn

    What is SCCLA Cares?

    As we all continue to adapt to the new norm during COVID-19, SCCLA would like to do our part for our community.

    Through SCCLA Cares, our fundraising campaign, we will use 100% of donations to purchase meals from local restaurants or food trucks to feed our community, such as frontline medical responders, the elderly, and those impacted by the pandemic.

    If you know of a local restaurant or community that would like to participate, we'd love to hear from you. Stay tuned for future fundraisers and updates on our fundraising goals. Thank you for supporting your local eateries and communities.

    Contact us at with any questions, comments, or feedback.

    Thank you and stay safe.

    • 20 Oct 2020
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)

    SCCLA and the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California (KABA) are proud to announce a mock interview program to help the next generation of young lawyers put their best foot forward during the pandemic. As law students gear up for on-campus recruitment/interviewing (OCR/OCI) and other interviews, many of which will likely be via video conference, we're: (1) seeking practicing attorneys in the L.A./Southern California region to conduct virtual mock interviews from late October to November, and (2) encouraging law students to participate as interviewees. To kick off the program, we will also be hosting a virtual panel event on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 12pm-1pm, where practicing attorneys will share with law students their insight and tips on the interview process.

    Attorneys: To sign up to be an interviewer, please fill out this form -

    Law students: To sign up to be an interviewee and RSVP for the panel event, please fill out this form -

    We will be in touch with more details. Thank you for participating!

    • 02 Nov 2020
    • 5:30 PM (PST)


    In furtherance of its commitment to support the next generation of leaders, the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA) awards several $1,000 scholarships and $2,000 fellowships each year to law students and this year, recent law school graduates, with a demonstrated interest in advancing the Chinese American and/or broader Asian Pacific American community. SCCLA invites current law students (including LLM students) and law school graduates from the class of 2020 to apply.

    SCCLA awards scholarships based on an evaluation of (1) financial need, (2) academic accomplishments, and (3) active involvement and/or expected future contributions to the Chinese American and/or Asian Pacific American community, particularly in the Greater Los Angeles area. Scholarship recipients are expected to attend SCCLA's 2020 Virtual Scholarship Awards Ceremony, currently anticipated to be held in November 2020.

    SCCLA fellowships fund law student internships at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA) during the 2020-2021 fall, spring, and summer school sessions. Successful applicants must serve as a legal intern at AAAJ-LA for a minimum of 15 hours per week for 10 weeks (150 hours). Fellowship recipients who successfully complete the legal internship at AAAJ-LA will be recognized at the next SCCLA Annual Installation & Awards Banquet. Fellowship recipients are expected to attend the banquet following completion of their fellowships. See next page for additional fellowship requirements and guidelines.

    To be considered for a SCCLA scholarship or a SCCLA fellowship, please complete this application and submit a current resume and a law school transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). If you are a 1L or new LLM student and have not yet received a law school transcript, please submit your college transcript. If you previously submitted an application before May 2020, you are permitted, but not required, to update your application.

    For questions, email

    • 23 Nov 2020
    • 6:30 PM (PST)

Past Events

06 Aug 2020 Jury Selection in the Time of COVID-19: Preparing for and Identifying Anti-Asian Bias
09 Jul 2020 APABA - Recent Trailblazers in the Law
23 Jun 2020 SCCLA Free CLE - Hates Crimes: Then and Now
09 Jun 2020 LACBA Creative Strategies for Attorney Success
09 Jun 2020 FBA Re-Opening Central District Courthouses
03 Jun 2020 Virtual Employment Rights Clinic
13 May 2020 SCCLA Virtual Happy Hour With Mixology Class
12 Mar 2020 APABA New Admittee Reception
27 Feb 2020 Pathways: Practicing Law at the Big and Mid-Sized Level
21 Feb 2020 Lunar New Year Celebration
19 Feb 2020 Hon. Kevin Brazile Diversity & Inclusion Award 2020
30 Oct 2019 CCBA/SCCLA Joint Mixer
24 Oct 2019 SCCLA In-House CLE
05 Oct 2019 End of Summer Party
25 Sep 2019 Joint TALA SCCLA Happy Hour
04 Aug 2019 Hike & Brunch
09 Jul 2019 Joint APA Bar Association Annual Summer Mixer
18 Jun 2019 Cross-Border Litigation CLE
29 May 2019 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Celebrating APA Women in Leadership Free CLE
17 Apr 2019 44th Anniversary Installation & Awards Banquet
25 Mar 2019 2019 SCCLA Scholarship & Fellowship Application
05 Mar 2019 SCCLA Co-Sponsors CLE on Effective IP Strategies and Practical Tips for Doing Business in Foreigh Jursidictions
28 Feb 2019 SCCLA & APAWLA Mentoring Circle Dinner
21 Feb 2019 Annual Membership Meeting
07 Feb 2019 SCCLA Lunar New Year Concert
02 Feb 2019 Private Tour of Notorious RBG Exhibition
12 Jan 2019 Mindfulness CLE & Yoga
15 Dec 2018 Annual Holiday Food Basket Drive
10 Nov 2018 SCCLA @ NAPABA
30 Oct 2018 LACBA & SCCLA Free Ethics CLE
23 Oct 2018 Affirmative Action CLE Panel
14 Oct 2018 End of Summer Party 2018
03 Oct 2018 RISE Fourth Anniversary Celebration and In-House Entertainment Panel CLE
09 Sep 2018 Quarterly Mentorship Circle Meetup
08 Aug 2018 Judges Night
01 Aug 2018 California APA Bar Associations' Reception Honoring Joshua Groban
16 Jun 2018 Summer Soiree (Members Only)
25 May 2018 SCCLA 43rd Installation & Awards Banquet
01 Mar 2018 SCCLA Lunar Happy New Year Happy Hour
24 Feb 2018 Phoenix Rising
08 Feb 2018 Annual Membership Meeting
11 Jan 2018 2018 Trial Workshop Series
01 Oct 2017 End of Summer Party 2017
26 Jul 2017 2017 Joint APA Bar Association Summer Mixer
12 May 2017 SCCLA Installation & Awards Banquet
26 Jan 2017 Elimination of Bias CLE Brown Bag Lunch with Judges
17 Dec 2016 Members Only Exclusive Holiday Brunch (Registration / Tickets)
17 Sep 2016 End of Summer Party
08 Apr 2016 41st Anniversary Installation & Awards Banquet
02 Mar 2016 MCLE Luncheon
18 Feb 2016 2016 Annual Membership Meeting
19 Dec 2015 SCCLA Holiday Food Basket
09 Dec 2015 SCCLA | MCLE Lunch
17 Nov 2015 Brown Bag Luncheon with the Honorable A. Ashley Tabaddor
12 Nov 2015 Westside Mixer, by SCCLA/KABA
27 Oct 2015 Reception to Honor Eileen Decker, United States Attorney, and Wesley Hsu, Executive Assistant United States Attorney
22 Oct 2015 Foodie Speaker Series: CHINATOWN 2.0
21 Oct 2015 West Valley Mixer
20 Sep 2015 End of Summer Party
15 Aug 2015 HOLLYWOOD BOWL NIGHT: Warner Bros. presents: Bugs Bunny at the Symphony-25th Anniversary!
08 Jul 2015 17th Summer Associate Mixer
17 Apr 2015 40th Anniversary Installation & Awards Banquet
25 Mar 2015 Reception Honoring Judge Owen Lee Kwong
05 Feb 2015 2015 Annual Membership Meeting
21 Sep 2014 End of Summer Party
28 Aug 2014 SCCLA-NAAAP Summer Mixer
29 Jul 2014 Westside Mixer @ The Backhouse
16 Jul 2014 Summer Associate Mixer
26 Jun 2014 SCCLA Summer Mixer Series
01 May 2014 39th Anniversary Installation & Awards Banquet
22 Jan 2014 SCCLA | MCLE Lunch
11 Jan 2014 Phoenix Rising
14 Nov 2013 Foodie Speaker Series: Evolution of Chinese Food in America
29 Oct 2013 SCCLA's Autumn Mixer @ Coco Laurent
16 Oct 2013 Marco Polo Night
29 Sep 2013 End of Summer Party
12 Sep 2013 SCCLA | MCLE Lunch
23 Aug 2013 Swearing-In Ceremony of Curtis A. Kin
15 Aug 2013 SCCLA Summer Mixer Series
25 Jul 2013 SCCLA Summer Mixer @ Wokcano
10 Jul 2013 15th Annual SCCLA/Joint Bar Summer Mixer
19 Jun 2013 SCCLA | MCLE Lunch
10 May 2013 SCCLA | San Gabriel Valley MCLE Lunch
05 Apr 2013 38th Anniversary Installation & Awards Banquet
22 Feb 2013 SCCLA | Expert Witness Deposition MCLE Lunch
20 Feb 2013 SCCLA Spring Mixer @ Le Ka in Downtown
07 Feb 2013 SCCLA | Benefiting The New APALC Pro Bono Program
06 Feb 2013 Joint APA Bar Event: Law Professor Reception
25 Jan 2013 SCCLA | San Gabriel Valley MCLE Lunch
17 Jan 2013 SCCLA | Foley & Lardner LLP - Developing A China Practice 101
06 Dec 2012 13th Annual APA Community Holiday Toy Drive & Reception
17 Oct 2012 Marco Polo Night - SCCLA - JABA - IALA Co-Sponsored Event
04 Oct 2012 APABA Annual Law Student Welcome Reception - SCCLA Co-Sponsored Event
23 Sep 2012 End of Summer Party
30 Aug 2012 SCCLA Westside Mixer @ Rock Sugar Pan Asian Kitchen
15 Aug 2012 SCCLA Summer Mixer Series: Part II @ Wokcano
12 Jul 2012 Reception to Honor the Honorable Jacqueline H. Nguyen, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
11 Jul 2012 14th Annual SCCLA Summer Mixer
13 Jun 2012 SCCLA Summer Mixer Series
25 Apr 2012 Settlement Strategy With Judges Ernest M. Hiroshige and Owen Lee Kwong
05 Apr 2012 37th Anniversary Installation & Awards Banquet

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Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association

P.O. Box 711114

Los Angeles, California 90071-1114

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