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Chinese Lawyers Association

SCCLA Events

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Upcoming Events

    • 05/08/2020
    • (PDT)
    • 12/31/2020
    • (PST)

    What is SCCLA Cares?

    Through SCCLA Cares, our fundraising campaign, we 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 Covid-19 pandemic. Since May, thanks to the numerous generous donations we've received, we've raised funds to feed over 600 individuals.

    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.

    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.

    Contact us at info@sccla.org with any questions, comments, or feedback.

    Thank you and stay safe.

    Donating is Simple

    1. Choose a payment method:

    Venmo @SCCLA or PayPal sccla501c6@gmail.com (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.

    • On September 22, SCCLA fed 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 for these high-risk individuals.

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

    Thank You:

    Anonymous*
    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
    Juliette Tran

    Junsuk Cho

    Katrina Rayco
    Kellye Ng-McCullough

    Kenny Chung
    Lisa Liu
    Luci-Ellen Chun
    Maribel Garcia Ochoa
    Marina Torres
    Marysa Lin
    Nadine Tan
    Naeun Rim
    Nina Hong
    Phillip Wu
    Rae Jin
    Ralph Tsong
    Randy Hsieh
    Ravi Mahesh
    Ray Hsu
    Hon. Robert Kwan
    Roobik Keshish Banosi
    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

    Donor list as of 10/21/20 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

    • 10/27/2020
    • 6:00 PM (PDT)
    Register


    • 11/02/2020
    • 5:30 PM (PST)

    APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED HERE BY 5:30 P.M. (PST), MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2020

    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 scholarships@sccla.org.

    • 11/12/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    Register


    • 11/13/2020
    • 5:00 PM (PST)

    JOIN SCCLA’s BOARD OF GOVERNORS STARTING JANUARY 2021 (DEADLINE IS 11/13/2020)

    For more than 40 years, SCCLA has served our community, advocated for greater advancement and opportunities for APA lawyers and law students, and provided a meaningful forum for practicing attorneys to give back to our community and supporters. We would love for you to bring your enthusiasm and great ideas to the Board as we continue this decades-long tradition in the coming year (and years to come).

    Application Link: https://forms.gle/bCGkkaZPa4WCbo4P9

    The deadline for submitting your application to join SCCLA’s Board of Governors is set for Friday, 11/13/2020 at 5 PM PST.

    • 11/23/2020
    • 6:30 PM (PST)
    Register


    • 12/08/2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (PST)
    • 25
    Register


Past Events

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
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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