UC Hastings Pilipino American Law Society (PALS)


UPCOMING FILIPINOS FOR OBAMA EVENTS by Paul Rivera
August 27, 2008, 10:22 pm
Filed under: Community Outreach

Wednesday, August 27
Fundraising Strategy and Workshop
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Office of Virg Cristobal, CFP®
155 Montgomery St. (off Bush St.), San Francisco, CA

Thursday, August 28,
DNC Obama Nomination Watch Party
5:30 – 11:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom ($25 General Admission)
5 Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA

Saturday, August 30
Philippine American Press Club – “On McCain and Obama as U.S. President”
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ($5 Brunch)
West Bay Community Center, 175-7th St., San Francisco, CA

Thursday, September 11
Coalition Event – Community Leaders and Volunteer Leads
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Mercury Lounge
San Francisco, CA

Saturday, September 13
Filipinos for Obama Phone Banking!  Bring your cell phones!
Time 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
SF Obama Headquarters

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Filipinos for Obama is a grassroots organization founded to help organize the Filipino American community to elect Senator Barack Obama the next President of the United States.

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YFPA “First Wednesdays” Networking Mixer @ Pete’s Tavern in San Francisco by Paul Rivera
August 27, 2008, 10:06 pm
Filed under: Networking & Events

Want to increase your professional and social network?

Want to share your ideas, opinions and opportunities with other professionals?

Want to make a valuable difference in the Filipino professional community?

If the answer to any of these questions is YES! , join us at the September 3rd Young Filipino Professionals Association (YFPA) “First Wednesdays” Networking Mixer, from 6:00PM-8:30PM, where you can make valuable connections with other professionals like yourself in a social and casual atmosphere.  YFPA is hosting the the networking mixer in San Francisco at Pete’s Tavern.

In addition, YFPA is proud to be co-hosting the networking mixer with our friends from the

San Francisco Giants

Our collaborative effort will bring together professionals like you to meet and engage young Filipino professionals in the greater San Francisco Bay Area as well as to support the upcoming Filipino Heritage Night II @ AT&T Park.

Back by popular demand, the San Francisco Giants welcome back all members of the Filipino Community to the 2nd Annual Filipino Heritage Night on Tuesday, September 23rd.  Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Filipino American Arts Exposition and Manilatown.

Gail Tanedo ( gtanedo@sfgiants.com ) of the San Francisco Giants will be on hand to sell 75 Filipino Heritage Night tickets in the YFPA section at a cost of only $20/ticket (cash only).  In addition, through the generosity of the San Francisco Giants, YFPA will be raffling off Giants memorabilia including an autographed baseball signed by 2008 All-Star Tim Lincecum.

We look forward to meeting you and don’t forget to bring your business cards!

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Fellowship Opportunity at API Legal Outreach, San Francisco by Paul Rivera
August 11, 2008, 2:10 pm
Filed under: Career Opportunities

API Legal Outreach is a community-based, social justice organization
serving the Asian and Pacific Islander communities of the Greater Bay
Area.

We are excited to announce that we will have a fellowhip position
opening in our San Francisco office and hope that you are able to help
us distribute this fellowship opportunity through your network.
Attached is the fellowship description.  Application deadline is
August 15, 2008.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Robert Uy at
ruy@apilegaloutreach.org or 415-567-6255.  For more information about
our agency, please visit our website at www.apilegaloutreach.org



A Guide to the Judicial Clerkship Application Process by Paul Rivera
August 10, 2008, 3:34 am
Filed under: Career Opportunities

For People of Color, Inc. proudly announces the release of its newest publication, entitled: “A Guide to the Judicial Clerkship Application Process For People of Color.”  The guide is authored by Ms. Norma Nava, Vice President & Board Member of For People of Color, Inc.

Clerkships offer a unique and invaluable opportunity to learn about the judicial system.  They also provide an unparalleled training opportunity.  It is an unfortunate fact, however, that relatively few students of color pursue judicial clerkships because they erroneously assume that grades alone will prevent them from securing a valuable position.  The purpose of this guide is to provide students of color with a useful and practical tool that will assist them in obtaining a judicial clerkship.

Norma Nava is currently a fellow with the ACLU’s Drug Law Reform Project in Santa Cruz, California.  She previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Oliver W. Wanger, U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of California.  She earned her juris doctor from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law where she was the Co-Chair of La Raza Law Students’ Association, Managing Editor of the Chicano/Latino Law Review, and served as the Chair of the inaugural board of the National Latina/o Law Students’ Association.  Furthermore, Norma is the proud daughter of Mexican immigrants and was born and raised in East Los Angeles, California.  She is the first person in her family to attain a college degree and juris doctor.  Norma received her B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles.

For People of Color, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower people of color who want to enter the legal profession.  For People of Color, Inc. has vast knowledge and expertise in assisting diverse law school applications gain admission to the law school of their choice. Also, the organization is keenly focused on providing mentorship and professional development opportunities to current diverse law students, and law school graduates.

Click Here to Download the Guide



Legal Diversity Career Fair, Aug. 21 by Paul Rivera
August 10, 2008, 3:29 am
Filed under: Career Opportunities

Gain access to Vault’s insider career information on schmoozing,
interviewing and more!

Network with law firm partners, associates and general counsel!

Advance your career!

Vault and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) are
excited to invite you to their legal diversity career fair in San
Francisco on August 21, 2008. This event will feature over 100 legal
employers including law firms, general counsel, nonprofit and
government agencies actively seeking diverse talent.
Attendees will have the opportunity to interview with partners and
decision makers at the fair, develop business relations with
colleagues and general counsel from Fortune 500 companies, and gain
professional development insight at sessions led by industry leaders.

The event details are below, for more information on the event and to
register please visit www.vault.com/legaldiversity

Date: August 21, 2008

Location: Palace Hotel
2 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

There are no fees associated with participation at this event.

Please register for this event by July 28th to confirm your attendance
at www.vault.com/legaldiversity



BAY AREA FILIPINOS FOR OBAMA EVENT, AUG. 19 by Paul Rivera
August 10, 2008, 3:08 am
Filed under: Networking & Events

Hi all –

Our good friend and alum Eric Casher is hosting a Filipinos for Obama
Event on August 19th. See below for information.

THE KICK-OFF of BAY AREA FILIPINOS FOR OBAMA
Tuesday, August 19, 6-8pm
@ Zebulon Bar & Restaurant, 83 Natoma St (off 2nd St.), San Francisco

Host Committee: Hydra Mendoza, Dexter Ligot-Gordon, Angelica Jongco,
Rafael “Ace” Climaco, Alyson Megur, April Joy Damian, Fred Cabasa,
Genevieve Jopanda, Virg Cristobal, Eric Casher, Stephanie Ong Stillman

How can WE, AS A UNITED FRONT, make a difference in the 2008 election?
We’re bringing together key supporters from the Filipino American, Asian
American, and Obama communities to answer that question.

Help brainstorm ways to empower and mobilize the Filipino community to
bring progress and hope back to our country.

Hear from community leaders. Mingle with other Obama supporters. Sign-up
to volunteer. All are welcome to join the conversation and movement.

The worst case scenario? You’ve spent a few hours having drinks with
interesting and enthusiastic people. Chances are you’ll walk away with a
lot more.

It is grassroots groups like Filipinos for Obama who are making the
difference in the 2008 election!

COST TO ATTEND: FREE — but a donation of $25 or more to the Obama
campaign when you RSVP or on the evening of the event, will enter you in
a raffle to win a signed copy of Senator Obama’s book “The Audacity of
Hope.” The drawing will take place at the event.

Please RSVP to the event. You’ve been invited to attend KICK OFF EVENT!
Bay Area Fil-Ams for Obama. Go to
http://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/44bk9#rsvp to RSVP.



Equal Justice Works Conference by Paul Rivera
August 1, 2008, 7:57 am
Filed under: Career Opportunities

On October 10th and 11th Equal Justice Works will host its annual career fair and conference in Washington D.C.  This conference is a great opportunity for 2 and 3Ls to get a start on their search for public interest jobs.  The Conference will host employers from throughout the country including nonprofits and government agencies.  Students bid on attending employers and have interviews during those two days.

Not only is EJW an opportunity to meet with potential employers but also an opportunity to meet with public interest student leaders from across the country.  PILF leaders and Student Hurricane Network leaders will have space and time to meet and network as well as share ideas.  Information on the conference including employers and panels can be found at: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/events/ccf/faq, and as deadlines approach will become more specific.

Career Services will provide 10 Hastings students with free registration for this event.  Student Services will provide funds to help students defray the cost of travel – all travel costs may not be covered.  3Ls who receive interviews may receive additional funds from Career Services.

If you are interested in attending the EJW Conference and Career Fair, please submit a statement of interest no later than Monday, August 11th to HastingsPILF@gmail.com.  Statements should address your interest in attending the EJW Conference and Career Fair, including specific employers you will apply to interview with and conference sessions you would like to attend.  Applicants will be chosen by August 29th, the final day to bid on interviews is September 12th.

Please limit statements to 1/2 a page.

Session and employer information can be found at: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/events/ccf/general

Employer information requires “registering” for the conference through EJW’s Simplicity system.  Registration for the online system is free, and does not commit you to attending the conference.