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MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER - Calendar of Events
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - WLALA "West" Happy Hour.  Join us on the Westside for another fun night of socializing and networking, this time at the lovely Bodega Wine Bar in Santa Monica.  This is a great opportunity to mingle with old friends and meet new ones in a casual setting.  Arrive early and enjoy happy hour priced drinks throughout the night.  Street/metered parking.  This event is free to everyone!  Bodega Wine Bar, 814 Broadway (@ Lincoln), Santa Monica.  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  For questions, please go to www.wlala.org or call the WLALA Office at (213) 892-8982.
Thursday,  March 3, 2011 - South Asian Bar Association of Southern California, Public Interest Foundation 8th Annual Banquet.  Honoring Hon. Consuelo B. Marshall, Navneet S. Chugh and Rupa S. Goswami.  Kyoto Grand Hotel, 120 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles.  6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception; 7:15 p.m. Dinner and Awards.  To RSVP or for more information, please go to www.sabasc.org/8th-annual-banquet.html.
Thursday, March 3, 2011 - LACBA, Domestic Violence Project: 25 Years of Helping Families in Crisis.  Honoring Judge Lee Smalley Edmon, Sheriff Lee Baca, Zev Yaroslavsky, Dr. Margaret Little, Anthony S. Jones, and Bob Solton.  Emcee is Former California State Senator Sheila James Kuehl.  Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles.  6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.  For more information about DVP and to hear our success stories, please go to www.lacba.org/dvp25info.
Friday, March 4, 2011- Philippine American Bar Association/Japanese American Bar Association Joint Installation and Awards Gala. Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 S. Figueroa Street, Downtown Los Angeles, CA. 6:00 p.m. No-Host Cocktails; 7:00 p.m. Dinner. Keynote Speaker: Hon. Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice, California Supreme Court. Please RSVP to Corinne Orquiola, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard &Smith LLP at (213)580-7996. For advertising rates, non-profit community organization rates, or additional information, please contact Alison Matsumoto or Corinne Orquiola at (626) 356-5615.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - WLALA, Westside Mentoring Circle.  Louise's Trattoria, 10645 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles.  6:30 p.m.  To RSVP, please contact Jeanne "Gigi" Wanlass at jcwanlass@yahoo.com.
Thursday, March 10, 2011 - WLALA, Up and Over: Effective Ways to Climb the Maternal Wall.  Join the panel of accomplished women lawyers who have surmounted the maternal wall, reaching positions of power, authority, and influence in government, and law firms big and small.  Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom LLP, 300 South Grand Avenue, Suite 3400, Los Angeles.  8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  To RSVP or for more information, please go to www.wlala.org or call the WLALA Office at (213) 892-8982.
Thursday, March 10, 2011 - City of West Hollywood, EmPower Leadership Breakfast.  This year's EmPower Breakfast will celebrate Women's History Month and bring attention to Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  House of Blues.
Thursday, March 10, 2011 - John M. Langston Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee, 3rd Annual Kick-Off at Pink Taco.  Please join the Young Lawyers Committee ("YLC") for its first professional networking event of 2011.  (YLC is dedicated to providing a professional networking environment for young, African-American professionals in Los Angeles. Thus, non-lawyers are welcome to attend.)  Pink Taco, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067.  7:00pm-9:00pm. 
Friday, March 11, 2011 - Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County, 13th Annual Installation Dinner.  Los Angeles Athletic Club, 431 W. Seventh Street, downtown Los Angeles, 6:00 pm cocktails, 7:00 pm dinner and program.  Please join us as we celebrate our past year, install our new board, and present our Public Service Award to Julie Su, Litigation Director at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center.  For more information or to RSVP, please contact Flora Yin at flora@politicallaw.com or (213) 402-4574.
Saturday, March 12, 2011- John M. Langston Bar Association, Mesereau Free Legal Clinic  (Co-sponsored by the John M. Langston Bar Association).  Attorney volunteers are needed to provide pro bono legal advice to the underserved in the areas of trust/wills/probate; bankruptcy/credit; consumer law; civil rights; family law; employment/workers' compensation; personal injury; landlord/tenant; criminal law; and real estate law.   8722 Crenshaw Blvd. (2 blocks south of Manchester), Inglewood, CA 90305 (inside of Morningside Church).  11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Please contact Sherri L. Cunningham, slc4law@yahoo.com for more information.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - League of Women Voters, Celebrating Leadership Awards Dinner.  Carrie Chapman Catt Leadership Awardees are Elise Buik, President & CEO United Way of Greater Los Angeles; Cedars-Sinai Health System; and Los Angeles Times; and Founder's Awardee is Susan F. Rice, Ed., D. ACRFE.  Emcee is Val Zavala, Anchor, SoCal Connected, KCET.  Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.  Reception and Silent Auction 6:00 p.m.; Dinner and Program 7:00 p.m.  To RSVP or for more information, please go to www.lawvlosangeles.org.
Thursday, March 17, 2011 - WLALA, Litigators Forum.  This year’s Annual Litigators Forum is a half-day program that will focus on unconscious biases encountered by women and minority litigators, the manifestation and impact of these biases and assumptions both inside and outside the courtroom, and solutions for addressing and eliminating them.  The program will include two panel discussions.  The first panel – “Bias in the Courtroom” – will discuss the biases and assumptions faced by female and minority attorneys in the courtroom.  Panel members will include jury consultants,  judicial educators and a judge.  The second panel – “Master Women Litigators” – will feature four top female litigators who will share their personal experiences of achieving professional success in the face of the perceived limits placed upon female litigators.  Continental breakfast and full plated lunch will be provided. Keynote speaker is Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye.  Los Angeles Athletic Club.  8:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.  To RSVP or for sponsorship information, please go to www.wlala.org or (213) 892-8982.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - Pro-Choice & Reproductive Rights Monthly Meeting.  For more information, please contact Kiran Singh at kirans321@gmail.com.
Thursday, March 24, 2011 - Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Networking Reception & "Best Practices in the Federal Court. "  Learn from a distinguished panel of experts which include U.S. District Judge Jay Gandhi, US Attorney Andre Birotte, Federal Public Defender Sylvia Torres-Guillen, U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee regarding suggestions for practicing in the Federal Courts.  A networking reception will follow the panel discussion.  CLE credit is offered.   Asian Pacific American Legal Center 1145 Wilshire Blvd. #200, LA 90017, 6:30 p.m.  To RSVP or for more information, please contact Hon. Cynthia Loo at CLLoo@LASuperiorCourt.org.
Thursday, March 24, 2011 - Iranian American Lawyers Association (IALA), Persian New Year Networking Dinner: ALL Professionals are Welcome.  Cucine Bene, 4511 Sepulveda Blvd., Sherman Oak.  6:00 p.m.  To RSVP or for more information, please go to http://ialawyers.org/persian-new-year.php.
Friday, March 25, 2011 - Association of Corporate Counsel Southern California Chapter (ACCA-SoCal), 16th Annual Gala Dinner and Pro Bono Silent Auction.  Keynote Speaker is George W. Bush.  Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, California Ballroom, 404 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles.  5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  To RSVP or for more information, please go to http://www.acc.com/chapters/socal/
Saturday, March 26, 2011 - Junior League of Los Angeles, The 85th Anniversary Black & White Legacy Ball.  Honoring Christine Devine and Billie Greer.  Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.  Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles.  VIP Reception at 6:00 p.m.; General Reception at 6:30 p.m.  To RSVP or for more information, please contact Brianne Garrison at briannegarrison@me.com or (323) 868-4423.
Saturday, March 26, 2011- John M. Langston Bar Association, Mesereau Free Legal Clinic  (Co-sponsored by the John M. Langston Bar Association).  Attorney volunteers are needed to provide pro bono legal advice to the underserved in the areas of trust/wills/probate; bankruptcy/credit; consumer law; civil rights; family law; employment/workers' compensation; personal injury; landlord/tenant; criminal law; and real estate law.   8722 Crenshaw Blvd. (2 blocks south of Manchester), Inglewood, CA 90305 (inside of Morningside Church).  11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Please contact Sherri L. Cunningham, slc4law@yahoo.com for more information.
March 31 to April 2, 2011 - Ms. JD, Stand Up! Stand Out! is a conference for law students and junior attorneys focusing on the skills and knowledge these new lawyers need to distinguish themselves and succeed in the profession. With three days of programming for students and two days of programming for practitioners, the conference is our most ambitious yet. Registration for the conference will be limited to 175 students and 150 practitioners and will open to the public in January 2011. Registration fees will be reduced to $50 for students and $150 for public interest attorneys (the regular registration fee is $180).  Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles.  To RSVP or for more information, please go to http://ms-jd.org/2011-conference-women-law.
Thursday, March 31, 2011 - "Woman Lawyer".  Panel discussion about the art of public defending.  Southwestern Law School.  
Friday, April 1, 2011 - Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, 36th Anniversary Installation & Awards Banquet.  Keynote Speaker is Chancellor and Dean Frank H. Wu, U.C. Hastings College of the Law.  Awardees and honorees are Hon. Ming W. Chin and Hon. Carlos R. Moreno.  Empress Pavilion, 988 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.  6:00 p.m.  To RSVP or for more information, please email sccla2011@sccla.org or go to www.sccla.org/calendar_events_view.php?id=156.
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