UC Hastings Pilipino American Law Society (PALS)

2014-2015 FBANC GROUP-BASED MENTORSHIP PROGRAM by uchastingspals
September 10, 2014, 11:07 pm
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FBANC 2014-15 Mentorship Program
Accepting Applications Through Monday, September 15

The Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (“FBANC”) is now accepting applications for its 2014-15 Mentorship Program. Through the Mentorship Program, FBANC pairs law students with various Filipino American attorneys throughout the Bay Area who have volunteered to help students navigate through law school and the first years of practice. Mentors come from all parts of the legal profession, including law firm partners and associates, solo criminal defense attorneys, and high-level government attorneys.

To apply, interested students need only complete a short questionnaire (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14IeS8M2YSAjrba-hBleRpIiiDnnkjomsX01NoBCbAFQ/viewform). Mentors and mentees are matched based on interests, and will be announced by the end of September.

More information about FBANC is available at http://fbanc.org/


Contact PALS E-Board:




Marc Pilotin at mpilotin@lchb.com.

*FBANC Mentorship Co-Directors reserve the right to assign, change or terminate any mentor’s or mentee’s participation in the FBANC Mentorship Program with or without cause based on any complaints or request by either the mentor or mentee or any inappropriate behavior or conduct by either the mentor or mentee.

PALS/VALS KARAOKE NIGHT by uchastingspals
September 10, 2014, 11:01 pm
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PALS/VALS Karaoke night will be an epic event. There’s going to be good food, good booze, and (since PALS and VALS will be singing) GREAT music. You are welcome to DANCE too! :)

It’s time to break out those inner Mariah Careys and celebrate your inner diva! PALS is teaming up with VALS and doing Karaoke on Thursday,October 30, 2014! Perfect time to sing our hearts out before the dreaded finals!!

Details are still being worked out, but so in the interest of planning ahead, here are the tentative details!

Event: PALS/VALS Karaoke Night
Date: Thursday, October 30
Time: 7pm – 10:30 pm (ALSO, may have a pre-gaming/happy hour session to warm up those vocal chords)
Location: Pandora, 177 Eddy Street. (Between Taylor St. and Mason St.)

NOTE: This was a ton of fun last year and there has been a lot of interest this year. Space will be limited, so MAKE SURE you look out for the updates.

UC Hastings 5th Annual Back-to-School Bash hosted by PALS by uchastingspals
September 9, 2014, 7:47 pm
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Summer is coming to an end, and it’s time to dive into another year of law school (or first year for some of you). What better way to kick off the new year than with the 5th Annual Back to School Bash hosted by PALS! It’s a great way to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

PALS hosted the event at Emperor Norton’s Boozeland which is conveniently located near campus. It has shuffleboard, a pool table, and the upstairs is done being renovated so there will be an awesome dance floor this year!

Tickets were sold for:
$5 for in-person sales on the Beach
$5.75 online presale
$8 at the door

Drinks went for:
$7 Modelo + shot of fireball
$5 Blue Ice Vodka (gluten-free) shot/mixed drink
$1 off all ciders

Keeping with up with tradition, we had a raffle for the following prizes:
3 $250 Barbri Bar Prep Course Certificates
One FREE Kaplan Bar Prep Course Certificate
One FREE Themis Bar Prep Course
$25 Gift Certificate to Morty’s
2 Gift Certificates to Celtic Cafe
$60 certificate to Elmira
$20 Philz Coffee gift card
$20 Jin Mi certificate


PALentine’s Day 2014! by uchastingspals
February 17, 2014, 6:02 am
Filed under: Social Events


Since PALS was hosting Hastings’ only Valentine’s Day party last week, we promptly renamed the holiday “PALentine’s Day” and got the school together for an epic party at Emperor Norton’s. Over two hundred students packed the bar for drink specials ($6 beer and Fireball?!) and some classic PALentines partying. One PALS alumnus (David Abella, Boalt Hall ’10 – pictured above) even spontaneously joined in on the fun!

FBANC’s “Meet the General Counsel” Panel by uchastingspals
February 9, 2014, 6:01 am
Filed under: Networking & Events, Social Events

A few of us attended the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California’s (FBANC) “Meet the General Counsel” panel at Sedgwick LLP’s San Francisco office. The event was great opportunity to hear from some of the country’s leading Asian-American in-house attorneys. As always, it was a pleasure sharing drinks and conversation with FBANC attorneys and fellow PALS members from USF and Golden Gate.

For more information about future FBANC events, visit the FBANC website here.

PALS Typhoon Haiyan Relief Update – Thank You! by uchastingspals
January 30, 2014, 6:21 am
Filed under: Community Outreach, PALS Updates

Selling lumpia on The Beach for typhoon relief!

After tragedy struck the Philippines early last November, PALS quickly organized to raise money to contribute to Typhoon Haiyan relief. With your help, we were able to make a small difference.

Together, we were able to raise over $1,000, all of which helped the West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center bring food and supplies directly to victims of the typhoon. We were really blown away by the response: those who flocked to buy our lumpia on The Beach (some even donating way more than we asked for),  those who contributed food and clothes to send abroad, and those who donated to our campaign online.

Even though it was around finals time, we’re proud that the Hastings and PALS community still contributed time and money to the relief efforts. Thank you so much to anyone who donated or merely supported our cause.

For more information on our relief efforts or if you’d like to help even more, contact us at pals@uchastings.edu.

PALS Typhoon Relief – Donate Now by uchastingspals
November 13, 2013, 8:44 am
Filed under: Community Outreach, Fundraising | Tags: , ,


Click here to donate now. 

As you all know, Central Philippines is in need of much help after last weekend’s devastating typhoon. First of all, the PALS Board sincerely hope your families and friends abroad are safe. Currently, in conjunction with FBANC and West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center, we are organizing a few relief efforts that enables Hastings students to help without leaving campus:
(1) Fundraiser and Food Drive - Thursday (11/14), 10am-2pm @ The Beach
To help the victims of the typhoon, PALS will raise money by selling lumpia and chicken adobo Thursday (11/14) from 10am-2pm on The Beach.
PALS will also be collecting canned foods, medicine and other non-perishable items such as rice, bottled water, clothes and toiletries to deliver to the West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center in the coming weeks. West Bay is located at 175 7th Street in San Francisco. We will also be accepting monetary donations both big and small. Donations will be used to purchase non-perishable food and medicine to deliver directly to the victims. Every contribution helps.
(2) Online Donations – http://tinyurl.com/PALSrelief
If you can, you can also donate to the PALS relief website, which will be a very valuable contribution to West Bay Pilipino’s relief efforts. Please feel free to forward this link along.
Click here to donate now. 

For further information, contact Nelson Lam, the President of PALS at nelsonlam015@gmail.com.


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