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Chinese Lawyers Association

SCCLA Events

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Upcoming Events

    • 11/18/2020
    • (PST)
    • 09/15/2021
    • (PDT)
    • 11 sessions
    Register


    Join Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association ("SCCLA") and Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County ("NLSLA") for our monthly virtual pro bono legal clinic every third Wednesday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Attorneys, paralegals, interpreters, law school students, and community members welcome. All language abilities welcome.

    Litigants will speak with licensed attorneys on the phone and obtain general information on a variety of issues in English or Chinese (including Mandarin and Cantonese).

    Subject areas include the following areas of law: family, immigration, business, employment, criminal, real estate, estate planning, probate, bankruptcy, consumer, intellectual property, and international (dealing specifically with China or Hong Kong).

    Computer and telephone access required. A brief introduction and orientation will occur at the start of the clinic.

    For additional questions, please contact legalclinic@sccla.org and JackieDai@nlsla.org.

    • 11/18/2020
    • (PST)
    • 09/15/2021
    • (PDT)
    • 11 sessions
    Register


    • 11/18/2020
    • (PST)
    • 09/15/2021
    • (PDT)
    • 11 sessions
    Register


    • 01/18/2021
    • (PST)
    • 12/31/2021
    • (PST)
    Register

    SCCLA Lifetime Member Feature

    By completing this survey, you agree that SCCLA may use your responses and photo in SCCLA’s e-communications, social media, and/or website. Responses may be edited for length/clarity.

    The order in which SCCLA will post and publish the biographies and photos will be randomly selected based upon the available responses at time of publication.

    • 06/08/2021
    • 5:30 PM (PDT)


    Attorney/Interviewer:  https://forms.gle/YDiva44d9Q19SatSA

    Student/Interviewee:  https://forms.gle/23PExzr7HU2cWNFt7

    • 07/01/2021
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    Register


    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHINESE LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

    2021 SCHOLARSHIP/FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

    APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY

    THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. (PST)

    The Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA) supports the next generation of leaders by awarding annual scholarships and fellowships to law students who have demonstrated their commitment to advancing the Chinese American and/or broader Asian Pacific American (“APA”) community. SCCLA invites current law students (including LLM students) and law school graduates from the class of 2021 to apply.

    SCCLA Scholarships are awarded based on (1) financial need, (2) academic accomplishments, and/or (3) active involvement and/or expected future contribution to the Chinese-American and/or APA community, particularly in the Greater Los Angeles area. Law students at all levels are encouraged to apply. There is no clerkship requirement for Scholarships. Scholarship recipients must attend SCCLA’s Virtual Scholarship Ceremony in order to receive their scholarships. The date and time of the ceremony will be shared once confirmed.

    SCCLA Fellowships fund externships/clerkships for qualifying non-profit organizations with special consideration given for organizations serving or working on issues that impact the APA community. To apply for a fellowship award, the applicant must meet all requirements at the time of application, including completing a minimum of 150 hours/semester at a qualifying non-profit organizations. Fellowship recipients must attend the Scholarship Ceremony if selected as a recipient. See below for additional Fellowship requirements and guidelines.

    To be considered for a SCCLA Scholarship or a SCCLA Fellowship, please complete this application and submit your resume and a law school transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).

    For questions, email scholarships@sccla.org

    SCCLA FELLOWSHIP

    To be considered for a SCCLA Fellowship, you must complete a minimum of 150 hours working at a qualifying non-profit organization based in southern California. Areas may include but are not limited to domestic violence, immigration, litigation, elder law, disability law, homelessness prevention, and other areas that advocate for social justice, assist low income individuals and families, or impact Asian Pacific American communities.

    In addition to the application, Fellowship applicants must submit: (1) resume, (2) law school transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and (3) verification of completed fellowship hours completed by their supervisor.

    Requirements and Guidelines

    1. A qualifying non-profit organization must be a southern California 501(c)(3) organization that provides free legal services for low-income individuals and families. Special consideration will be given to those fellowship applicants that worked at a non-profit organization that serves the Asian American and Pacific Islander community or issues that impact this community.
    2. Fellows are expected to work 150 hours per semester (minimum of 15 hours per week for at least 10 weeks).
    3. Fellowship applicants must submit verification of hours worked from the non-profit organization using the attached certification form.
    4. Up to three separate fellowships will be awarded per year. A previous fellowship recipient can apply for a second fellowship, so long as all requirements are additionally met for the second fellowship.
    5. A student can apply for both a Scholarship and a Fellowship, as long as all requirements are met. Please indicate in the application that you are applying for both.
    6. Selected fellows may also use their Fellowship to receive academic credit so long as expressly permitted by their school.
    7. If the position at the non-profit organization is paid, such as through grants or stipends, please disclose the amount received in the application below.
    8. Potential candidates may be contacted if there are multiple eligible applicants. Once selected, a fellow may be further interviewed by the Fellowship donor for networking purposes.
    9. Attendance at the Virtual Scholarship Ceremony is mandatory for selected fellows.

Past Events

05/13/2021 SCCLA Raffle
05/13/2021 SCCLA's 45th Anniversary Installation & Awards Banquet
05/11/2021 FBA Webinar: Anti-Asian Hate Crimes and Incidents: The Federal Response
05/06/2021 APA Unity Night
04/20/2021 2021 SCCLA Board of Governors Application
04/08/2021 Rise and Shine - It's Coffee Time!
03/31/2021 A Night of Nostalgia & Noodles
03/12/2021 Virtual Escape Room
02/25/2021 SCCLA & APABA Trivia Night
02/18/2021 Tea & Truffle Tasting
02/01/2021 SCCLA Student Representative Application
12/08/2020 SCCLA Trivia Night
12/03/2020 APA Community Holiday Toy Drive and Reception
12/01/2020 California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye Lifetime Achievement Award
11/23/2020 SCCLA Scholarships & Fellowships Awards Ceremony
11/14/2020 SCCLA Ice Cream Social
11/13/2020 2020 SCCLA Board of Governors Applications
11/12/2020 SCCLA Clerkship Panel Series: State Court Externships & Clerkships
11/02/2020 2020 SCCLA Scholarship/Fellowship Applications
10/29/2020 Racial Justice: Where Do We Start?
10/27/2020 SCCLA Annual Membership Meeting
10/21/2020 Marco Polo Night
10/20/2020 SCCLA & KABA's Mock Interview Program and Panel
10/15/2020 SCCLA Clerkship Panel Series: Federal Externships & Clerkships
10/08/2020 SCCLA PRESENTS: WHISKEY TASTING NIGHT - FT. KAVALAN
08/27/2020 SCCLA PRESENTS: HAPPY HOUR WITH NAPABA CANDIDATES
08/06/2020 Jury Selection in the Time of COVID-19: Preparing for and Identifying Anti-Asian Bias
07/09/2020 APABA - Recent Trailblazers in the Law
06/23/2020 SCCLA Free CLE - Hates Crimes: Then and Now
06/09/2020 LACBA Creative Strategies for Attorney Success
06/09/2020 FBA Re-Opening Central District Courthouses
06/03/2020 Virtual Employment Rights Clinic
05/13/2020 SCCLA Virtual Happy Hour With Mixology Class
05/08/2020 SCCLA Cares
03/12/2020 APABA New Admittee Reception
02/27/2020 Pathways: Practicing Law at the Big and Mid-Sized Level
02/21/2020 Lunar New Year Celebration
02/19/2020 Hon. Kevin Brazile Diversity & Inclusion Award 2020
10/30/2019 CCBA/SCCLA Joint Mixer
10/24/2019 SCCLA In-House CLE
10/05/2019 End of Summer Party
09/25/2019 Joint TALA SCCLA Happy Hour
08/04/2019 Hike & Brunch
07/09/2019 Joint APA Bar Association Annual Summer Mixer
06/18/2019 Cross-Border Litigation CLE
05/29/2019 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Celebrating APA Women in Leadership Free CLE
04/17/2019 44th Anniversary Installation & Awards Banquet
03/25/2019 2019 SCCLA Scholarship & Fellowship Application
03/05/2019 SCCLA Co-Sponsors CLE on Effective IP Strategies and Practical Tips for Doing Business in Foreigh Jursidictions
02/28/2019 SCCLA & APAWLA Mentoring Circle Dinner
02/21/2019 Annual Membership Meeting
02/07/2019 SCCLA Lunar New Year Concert
02/02/2019 Private Tour of Notorious RBG Exhibition
01/12/2019 Mindfulness CLE & Yoga
12/15/2018 Annual Holiday Food Basket Drive
11/10/2018 SCCLA @ NAPABA
10/30/2018 LACBA & SCCLA Free Ethics CLE
10/23/2018 Affirmative Action CLE Panel
10/14/2018 End of Summer Party 2018
10/03/2018 RISE Fourth Anniversary Celebration and In-House Entertainment Panel CLE
09/09/2018 Quarterly Mentorship Circle Meetup
08/08/2018 Judges Night
08/01/2018 California APA Bar Associations' Reception Honoring Joshua Groban
06/16/2018 Summer Soiree (Members Only)
05/25/2018 SCCLA 43rd Installation & Awards Banquet
03/01/2018 SCCLA Lunar Happy New Year Happy Hour
02/24/2018 Phoenix Rising
02/08/2018 Annual Membership Meeting
01/11/2018 2018 Trial Workshop Series
10/01/2017 End of Summer Party 2017
07/26/2017 2017 Joint APA Bar Association Summer Mixer
05/12/2017 SCCLA Installation & Awards Banquet
03/25/2017 CITIZENSHIP CLINIC
02/08/2017 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
01/26/2017 Elimination of Bias CLE Brown Bag Lunch with Judges
12/17/2016 Members Only Exclusive Holiday Brunch (Registration / Tickets)
11/05/2016 SCCLA@NAPABA BEER EXCURSION
09/17/2016 End of Summer Party
04/08/2016 41st Anniversary Installation & Awards Banquet
03/02/2016 MCLE Luncheon
02/18/2016 2016 Annual Membership Meeting
12/19/2015 SCCLA Holiday Food Basket
12/09/2015 SCCLA | MCLE Lunch
11/17/2015 Brown Bag Luncheon with the Honorable A. Ashley Tabaddor
11/12/2015 Westside Mixer, by SCCLA/KABA
10/27/2015 Reception to Honor Eileen Decker, United States Attorney, and Wesley Hsu, Executive Assistant United States Attorney
10/22/2015 Foodie Speaker Series: CHINATOWN 2.0
10/21/2015 West Valley Mixer
09/20/2015 End of Summer Party
08/15/2015 HOLLYWOOD BOWL NIGHT: Warner Bros. presents: Bugs Bunny at the Symphony-25th Anniversary!
07/08/2015 17th Summer Associate Mixer
04/17/2015 40th Anniversary Installation & Awards Banquet
03/25/2015 Reception Honoring Judge Owen Lee Kwong
02/25/2015 SCCLA | PARENT & ME NETWORKING MIXER
02/05/2015 2015 Annual Membership Meeting
09/21/2014 End of Summer Party
09/17/2014 SCC"LAW" PROBONO LEGAL CLINIC
08/28/2014 SCCLA-NAAAP Summer Mixer
08/20/2014 SCC"LAW" PROBONO LEGAL CLINIC
07/29/2014 Westside Mixer @ The Backhouse
07/16/2014 Summer Associate Mixer
06/26/2014 SCCLA Summer Mixer Series
05/01/2014 39th Anniversary Installation & Awards Banquet
01/22/2014 SCCLA | MCLE Lunch
01/11/2014 Phoenix Rising
11/14/2013 Foodie Speaker Series: Evolution of Chinese Food in America
10/29/2013 SCCLA's Autumn Mixer @ Coco Laurent
10/16/2013 Marco Polo Night
10/11/2013 SCCLA | PARENT & ME NETWORKING MIXER
09/29/2013 End of Summer Party
09/12/2013 SCCLA | MCLE Lunch
08/23/2013 Swearing-In Ceremony of Curtis A. Kin
08/15/2013 SCCLA Summer Mixer Series
07/25/2013 SCCLA Summer Mixer @ Wokcano
07/10/2013 15th Annual SCCLA/Joint Bar Summer Mixer
06/19/2013 SCCLA | MCLE Lunch
06/12/2013 SCCLA | PARENT & ME NETWORKING MIXER
05/10/2013 SCCLA | San Gabriel Valley MCLE Lunch
04/05/2013 38th Anniversary Installation & Awards Banquet
03/20/2013 SCCLA | SPRING IN-HOUSE COUNSEL MIXER
02/22/2013 SCCLA | Expert Witness Deposition MCLE Lunch
02/20/2013 SCCLA Spring Mixer @ Le Ka in Downtown
02/07/2013 SCCLA | Benefiting The New APALC Pro Bono Program
02/06/2013 Joint APA Bar Event: Law Professor Reception
01/25/2013 SCCLA | San Gabriel Valley MCLE Lunch
01/17/2013 SCCLA | Foley & Lardner LLP - Developing A China Practice 101
12/06/2012 13th Annual APA Community Holiday Toy Drive & Reception
11/21/2012 SCC"LAW" PROBONO LEGAL CLINIC
10/17/2012 Marco Polo Night - SCCLA - JABA - IALA Co-Sponsored Event
10/04/2012 APABA Annual Law Student Welcome Reception - SCCLA Co-Sponsored Event
09/23/2012 End of Summer Party
08/30/2012 SCCLA Westside Mixer @ Rock Sugar Pan Asian Kitchen
08/15/2012 SCCLA Summer Mixer Series: Part II @ Wokcano
07/18/2012 SCC"LAW" PROBONO LEGAL CLINIC
07/12/2012 Reception to Honor the Honorable Jacqueline H. Nguyen, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
07/11/2012 14th Annual SCCLA Summer Mixer
06/13/2012 SCCLA Summer Mixer Series
05/16/2012 SCC"LAW" PROBONO LEGAL CLINIC
04/25/2012 Settlement Strategy With Judges Ernest M. Hiroshige and Owen Lee Kwong
04/18/2012 SCC"LAW" PROBONO LEGAL CLINIC
04/05/2012 37th Anniversary Installation & Awards Banquet
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