UC Hastings Pilipino American Law Society (PALS)

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.

2nd Annual Take Me Out To The Ballgame! by uchastingspals
September 9, 2013, 7:08 am
Filed under: Networking & Events, Social Events

PALS members and other Hastings students had a blast at AT&T Park’s 2013 Filipino Heritage Night last Thursday. Students were able to see some traditional Filipino festivities at the pre-game party, then mingle with FBANC attorneys while watching the Giants take on the Diamondbacks. The night was a great opportunity to celebrate our Filipino heritage and network with local attorneys, all while taking in America’s pastime (plus a few hot dogs!).

Take Me Out to the Ball Game – Aug 10 by uchastingspals

Join PALS on Friday, August 10 at 7:15 pm to watch the San Francisco Giants take on the Colorado Rockies at AT&T park. Tailgate begins at 5 pm.

We have a section of rows reserved just for us.  1Ls, we would love to meet you and introduce you to 2Ls and 3Ls who can give you tons of law school insight…and be your PAL!

Limited tickets available. $35 includes your Giants ticket plus food and drinks at the tailgate. Buy your ticket today, email sturteva@uchastings.edu.


Pictures! by uchastingspals
October 1, 2011, 6:45 pm
Filed under: Networking & Events

Check out the PALS pictures that we have so far at the PALS Facebook page! Here are some samples:

Special thanks to Jon and Gabe of “We Rock the Party” for the Noble pictures! They were amazing. Also, special thanks to all who made the 1L Professor-Specific Advice Panel a success!

February 25, 2011, 5:11 am
Filed under: Networking & Events, News, PALS Updates

Hello PALS! It’s been a busy semester and it’s only half over! Come to PALS’ next General Meeting for recaps on past events as well as information on what’s in the pipeline for PALS. The meeting will be held on Monday February 28th in Room F. On the agenda is:

• Recap of Spring Events
• VEC Clinic Information
• PALS Elections
• Panel and Workshop Announcements
• Masskara!
• Goodbye Potluck
• Pil-Grad

Filipino Sandwiches will be generously provided by Lexis Nexis. Ok, they’re Vietnamese Sandwiches, but they are equally delicious. Please, please, please RSVP so that there will be enough food to feed the masses.

And stick around after the meetings for a brief training session entitled Preparing to Practice, and earn a cool 400 Lexis points for your account. You’ll also get some helpful research tips and tricks for that shiny new summer job of yours.

PALS General Meeting by uchastingspals
January 12, 2011, 1:46 pm
Filed under: Networking & Events, News, PALS Updates

PALS, it’s been a while. A set of finals and three federal holidays have passed since we all got together. Time for a get together while the semester is still young!

The first General Meeting of the Spring Semester has arrived. Come grab some delicious free food, catch up on what everyone got for [Insert Cultural Celebration Here if Applicable], learn what upcoming events PALS has planned for this semester, and chat about classes and who can hook you up with free supplements.

Recap: AABA Holiday Party, 12/1 by uchastingspals
December 2, 2010, 9:35 pm
Filed under: Networking & Events

A few PALS members took a break from finals studying to attend AABA’s annual holiday party.  The event was held at Butterfly on Pier 33.  Not only were the food and drinks delicious, but the Honorable Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, was kind enough to chat with our PALS.

November 7, 2010, 11:26 pm
Filed under: Networking & Events, PALS Updates

As we start gearing up for the home stretch and before everyone gets entrenched in finals, PALS is getting together one last time this semester. We’ll be hanging out, de-stressing, having some drinks and food, and trying not to whine about school and finals. AND . . . we will be cheering on our fellow Pilipino – Manny Pacquiao as he fights Antonio Margarito on Nov. 13! It’ll be a great chance to hang out with your fellow PALS outside of school and for you 1Ls, it’ll be a great time to ask any last minute questions about finals! Hope you all can join us. Details are below and don’t hesitate to email or call if you have any questions.

PALS Presents FAREWELL TO FALL: Manny Pacquiao v. Antonio Margarito
Date: Saturday, Nov. 13
Time: Starts at 5:00 pm (fight starts at 6:00 pm)
Location: Tyler’s Apartment

PALS will be providing some snacks, but drinks will be BYOB (there’s a grocery store and a liquor store nearby). Tyler lives just a few blocks from a bunch of Polk Street bars, so we can continue the fun after the fight for anyone that is interested. Please email him at cesart@uchastings for the address and directions.
Hope to see everyone there!

Recap: How I Got My 1L Summer Job Panel by uchastingspals
November 6, 2010, 10:07 pm
Filed under: Networking & Events, PALS Updates

PALS, along with Hastings Career Office, VALS, APALSA and La Raza, organized a panel specifically for our precious 1Ls.

Pam and Joan, our co-academic chairs, did a fantastic job organizing and promoting! Over 100 1Ls attended the event!


FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH: Legal Clinic Volunteer Opportunity by uchastingspals

Hello PALS

Celebrate Filipino American History Month and support a worthy cause! PALS is helping to recruit volunteers for the SF Veterans Equity Center’s Legal Clinic on Friday 10/15, 2-5pm. Please contact our very own PALS president Mari Bandoma if interested: bandomam@uchastings.edu. All volunteers are needed and welcome; knowledge of Tagalog is NOT required. Lunch will be provided to all of our awesome volunteers!

Filipino veterans made the same sacrifices and took the same risks during WWII as US servicemen. The U.S. military promised full veterans benefits to the Filipinos who volunteered and over 250,000 did so. As President Truman himself said: “Their assignment was as bloody and difficult as any in which our American soldiers engaged. Under desperate circumstances they acquitted themselves nobly.”

But since the war our heroes have been virtually ignored by the US government. The promise of full benefits were dashed by the 1946 Rescission Act. For the last 60 years these veterans have been denied the pensions and medical benefits they rightfully earned, and many have lived and died at or below the poverty line.

Now only about 15,000 veterans remain, and Congress is making some forward progress through an amendment to the 2009 Stimulus bill that gives each surviving Filipino veteran a lump sum payment of $15,000. Getting access to these funds, and gaining assistance with other legal matters is still a tremendous concern for FilAm veterans however. The San Francisco Veterans Equity Center honors the valuable contribution of Filipino American WWII Veterans to freedom and democracy by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services and advocates for justice and equity.  Please come out to support this great cause!