Southern California 
Chinese Lawyers Association

SCCLA Events

Please read for details and registration links for SCCLA's upcoming events.

Please note that by registering for SCCLA events, you grant SCCLA the right to photograph, film, and use your likeness and voice in SCCLA-related publicity and advertising.

Out of respect for our guests' health and safety, we have implemented a strict In-Person Protocol, to which every guest must attest upon registration. We have an obligation to our guests to ensure that everyone agrees to the protocol as we want to be able to continue safely hosting in-person events. We appreciate your cooperation.

See options to the left for information regarding SCCLA's signature events.


Upcoming Events

    • 01/19/2022
    • 12/21/2022
    • 12 sessions
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    • 07/26/2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 09/09/2022
    • 5:00 PM
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    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHINESE LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

    2022 SCHOLARSHIP/FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

    APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 5:00 P.M. (PST), FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2022

    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 2022 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 Southern California. Law students at all levels are encouraged to apply. There is no clerkship requirement for Scholarships. Scholarship recipients must attend SCCLA’s Annual Installation and Awards Banquet on Friday, October 7, 2022 in order to receive their scholarships. 

    SCCLA Fellowships fund externships at qualifying non-profit organizations or governmental entities. 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 non-profit organization or governmental entity. Fellowship recipients must attend SCCLA’s Annual Installation and Awards Banquet on Friday, October 7, 2022. See below for additional Fellowship requirements and guidelines. 

    To be considered for a SCCLA Scholarship and/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 non-profit organization or governmental entity 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. 

    2. A governmental entity includes the district attorney, public defender, city attorney, and other federal, state, or local agencies.

    3. Fellows are expected to work 150 hours per semester (minimum of 15 hours per week for at least 10 weeks). 

    4. Fellowship applicants must submit verification of hours worked from the non-profit organization or governmental entity using the attached certification form.

    5. Up to four separate fellowships will be awarded per year. A previous fellowship recipient can apply for a subsequent fellowship, so long as all requirements are additionally met for the subsequent fellowship.   

    6. 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.

    7. Selected fellows may also use their Fellowship to receive academic credit so long as expressly permitted by their school.

    8. If the position at the non-profit organization or governmental entity is paid, such as through grants or stipends, please disclose the amount received in the application below. 

    9. Potential candidates may be contacted if there are multiple eligible applicants. Once selected, a fellow may be further interviewed by the Scholarship Committee and/or Fellowship donor.

    10. Attendance at SCCLA’s Annual Installation and Awards Banquet is mandatory for selected fellows.



      • 08/17/2022
      • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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      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.

      • 08/17/2022
      • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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      • 09/07/2022
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. 300 South Grand Avenue, Suite 3400, Los Angeles, CA 90071
      • 32
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      Joining the board of a non-profit organization is a fulfilling way to uphold our professional responsibility as lawyers to serve and be involved in our communities. Finding and joining a board, however, can be a daunting task, particularly for young attorneys. Please join us in a panel discussion on serving on a non-profit board. Topics include:

        • Practical tips and considerations on finding and applying for a non-profit board membership that is right for you
        • Overview of the fiduciary duties and other responsibilities of a board member
        • Best practices on how to be an effective board member and to fulfill your duties.

      Panelists

      Wendy Shiba, Co-Founder of the Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy; former NAPABA President; current Board of Trustee for the Japanese American National Museum

      Andrew Cheung, Chair of Asian American Professional Association; Gas Acquisition Strategy Manager for Southern California Gas Company; former SCCLA Board member

      Out of respect for our guests' health and safety, we have implemented a strict In-Person Protocol, to which every guest must attest upon registration. We have an obligation to our guests to ensure that everyone agrees to the protocol as we want to be able to continue safely hosting in-person events. We appreciate your cooperation.

      • 09/11/2022
      • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • 9
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      Out of respect for our guests' health and safety, we have implemented a strict In-Person Protocol, to which every guest must attest upon registration. We have an obligation to our guests to ensure that everyone agrees to the protocol as we want to be able to continue safely hosting in-person events. We appreciate your cooperation.

      • 10/07/2022
      • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites. 404 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90071
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      Please join us for a special VIP Reception at our 47th Anniversary Installation & Awards Banquet at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.

      We are grateful to our sponsors and are proud to celebrate our honorees:

      Hon. Robert Kwan
      U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California

      Hon. Eric C. Taylor
      Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court

      Jennifer Lum
      General Counsel of Caltech

      Kindly note:

      Out of respect for our guests' health and safety, we have implemented a strict In-Person Protocol, to which every guest must attest upon registration. We have an obligation to our guests to ensure that everyone agrees to the protocol as we want to be able to continue safely hosting in-person events. We appreciate your cooperation.


      • 10/07/2022
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites. 404 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90071
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      Please join us for our 47th Anniversary Installation & Awards Banquet at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.

      Don't miss out on our early bird rates, which are valid through 9/7!


      We are proud to celebrate our honorees:

      Hon. Robert N. Kwan

      U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California

      Hon. Eric C. Taylor

      Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court

      Jennifer Lum

      General Counsel of Caltech

      In addition to individual tickets, we offer the following sponsorship and advertisement packages: Diamond, Platinum, Standard,  Government/501(c)(3), Full-Page Advertisement, and Half-Page Advertisement (view these options to the left). 

      All Banquet guests are also invited to our VIP Reception! Diamond Sponsors receive 5 VIP Reception admissions, and Platinum Sponsors receive 2 admissions. 

      Kindly note:

      • Early bird rates are valid through 9/7.
      • Advertisements must be uploaded or emailed to rsvp@sccla.org by 9/7 in order to be included in the program materials. Please submit them in JPEG format. A full-page ad is 7.5”w x 10”h, and a half-page ad is 7.5”w x 4.75”h.
      • Respectfully, no refunds are permitted. Seats that are unoccupied by 9/30 will be donated to SCCLA scholarship and fellowship recipients, volunteers, and/or other guests. Seats may be transferred by 9/30 by emailing rsvp@sccla.org.

      Out of respect for our guests' health and safety, we have implemented a strict In-Person Protocol, to which every guest must attest upon registration. We have an obligation to our guests to ensure that everyone agrees to the protocol as we want to be able to continue safely hosting in-person events. We appreciate your cooperation.

    Past Events

    07/30/2022 SCCLA Beach Bonfire
    07/20/2022 SCCLA NLSLA Clinic July 2022 Intake Sheet | Litigant
    07/20/2022 SCCLA NLSLA Legal Clinic July 2022 | Volunteer Registration
    07/11/2022 SCCLA & KABA Mock Interview Program
    07/06/2022 SCCLA Mentorship Program Panel & Picnic
    06/15/2022 SCCLA NLSLA Clinic June 2022 Intake Sheet | Litigant
    06/15/2022 SCCLA NLSLA Legal Clinic June 2022 | Volunteer Registration
    06/01/2022 2022 Joint APA Bar Association Summer Mixer
    05/18/2022 SCCLA NLSLA Clinic May 2022 Intake Sheet | Litigant
    05/04/2022 Mahjong Night in Honor of AAPIHM
    04/26/2022 Happy Hour Series (April 26, 2022)
    04/22/2022 SCCLA Clerkship Panel Series: U.S. Supreme Court Clerkships
    04/20/2022 SCCLA NLSLA Clinic April 2022 Intake Sheet | Litigant
    04/20/2022 SCCLA NLSLA Legal Clinic April 2022 | Volunteer Registration
    04/06/2022 Growing Your Wealth
    03/24/2022 Happy Hour Series Kick-Off Event
    03/16/2022 SCCLA NLSLA Legal Clinic March 2022 | Volunteer Registration
    03/16/2022 SCCLA NLSLA Clinic March 2022 Intake Sheet | Litigant
    03/12/2022 Past President & Lifetime Member Appreciation Luncheon
    03/10/2022 SCCLA Cares Donor Appreciation Event
    03/01/2022 SCCLA Student Representative Application 2022-2023
    02/26/2022 SCCLA Cares
    02/23/2022 Making the Most of Your 1L Summer
    02/16/2022 SCCLA NLSLA Clinic February 2022 Intake Sheet | Litigant
    02/16/2022 SCCLA NLSLA Legal Clinic February 2022 | Volunteer Registration
    02/09/2022 Annual Membership Meeting
    01/29/2022 Phoenix Rising
    01/19/2022 SCCLA NLSLA Clinic January 2022 Intake Sheet | Litigant
    01/19/2022 SCCLA NLSLA Legal Clinic January 2022 | Volunteer Registration
    01/17/2022 3rd Annual SCCLA Cares
    01/12/2022 SCCLA Mentorship Program | Kickoff
    12/18/2021 SCCLA NLSLA Monthly Legal Clinic Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
    12/15/2021 Dilemma Facing California Lawyers
    12/01/2021 SCCLA Mentorship Program | Judicial Officer/Attorney
    12/01/2021 SCCLA Mentorship Program | Law Student
    11/16/2021 Business Development and Food Networking Event
    11/09/2021 2022 SCCLA Board of Governors Application
    11/01/2021 Young Lawyers Guide
    09/30/2021 LACBA Networking Mixer with IALA and SCCLA
    09/26/2021 SCCLA End of Summer Party
    09/17/2021 SCOTUS Preview: Erwin Chemerinsky and Melissa Murray on 2021-2022 Term
    09/09/2021 Crocker Real Estate Symposium Virtual Conference
    09/08/2021 IALA MCLE: What Kanye Can Teach Us About Litigation
    09/02/2021 So You Want To Be A Judge
    09/01/2021 SCCLA Scholarships & Fellowships Awards Ceremony
    08/03/2021 Bystander Intervention Training (by Asian Americans Advancing Justice–LA & Hollaback!)
    07/29/2021 Going There - Black & Asian: Tough Conversations & True Allyship
    07/27/2021 Know Your Rights & Bystander Intervention
    07/01/2021 2021 SCCLA Scholarship & Fellowship Application
    06/08/2021 2021 Virtual Mock Interview Panel Program
    05/26/2021 Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance and California Asian Pacific American Bar Association Presents: More than Meets the Eye
    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
    01/18/2021 SCCLA Lifetime Member Profiles
    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
    11/18/2020 SCCLA NLSLA Legal Clinic | Volunteer Registration
    11/18/2020 SCCLA NLSLA Clinic Intake Sheet | Litigant
    11/18/2020 SCCLA NLSLA Intake Completion Form
    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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