REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Law Student Mentorship Program "Motion to Succeed"
12:00 AM00:00

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Law Student Mentorship Program "Motion to Succeed"

The Filipino-American Lawyers Association of Washington, DC (FALA DC) is sponsoring a summer mentorship program for Filipino-American law students (and pre-law students) who will be working or interning in the Washington DC area this summer. Dubbed Motion to Succeed, this mentorship program will ensure that the students will receive several opportunities to network with Filipino-American lawyers in the area and maximize their overall DC experience.  Most importantly, a FALA DC mentor will be hand selected and assigned to each student according to his or her career goals.


If you know of any Filipino-American law or pre-law students, please encourage to apply to the Motion to Succeed mentorship program.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.  Good luck, students!

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MCLE: "If You Build It, They Will Come"
5:30 PM17:30

MCLE: "If You Build It, They Will Come"

Bringing in a book of business remains one of the biggest and most daunting barriers to partnership for many up and coming diverse attorneys. This is further exacerbated by the fact that the percentage of minorities, for example, continues to be low at big law firms especially at the highest levels. This program aims to help diverse outside counsel bridge that gap. Participants will hear from a number of in-house counsel who will discuss their experience looking for and hiring outside counsel, including outside counsel who happen to be a minority or LGBTQ. Each panelist will share their list of Best Practices on how diverse outside counsel can get their business and keep that business for the long term. Participants will leave with the tools and knowledge they need to develop their own book of business, as members of a new generation of diverse rainmakers.

Joseph Craciun Senior Vice President and General Counsel Money Mailer LLC
Lily Hughes SVP, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary Public Storage
Stacey Jue Assistant General Counsel ABM Industries Incorporated
Manisha Merchant Executive Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Banc of California
Vince M. Verde Office Managing Partner Ogletree Deakins

Serafin Tagarao Associate, Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP

Thank you to our co-sponsors for their generous support:

  • Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger

  • Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete

  • Dykema

  • Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego

  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

  • Latham & Watkins

  • National Filipino American Lawyers Association

  • Orange County Asian American Bar Association

  • Philippine American Bar Association

  • Reed Smith

To be a Co-Sponsor or if you have questions: email

5:30 pm Registration and Networking
6:15 pm Panel Discussion and Q&A
7:30 pm Reception

• Outside counsel may enter a drawing for the opportunity to meet with and take an in-house counsel to lunch or dinner. The in-house counsel being “raffled off” will be preselected and may include the panelists as well as other in-house counsel who have volunteered to participate.
• In-house counsel attendees may enter an opportunity drawing for door prizes donated by the sponsors.

Self parking will be discounted with validation. Valet parking is available but not discounted. All ACC attendees will get free parking.

The above activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 hour of CLE (including 1.0 hour in Recognition and Elimination of Bias). The ACC-SoCal certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for the approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing MCLE.


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Asian Pacific Islander Candidate Forum
6:00 PM18:00

Asian Pacific Islander Candidate Forum

FLOC is proud to be a sponsor of the Asian Pacific Islander Candidate Forum:

Please join Orange County Asian American Bar Association and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Orange County for a non-partisan educational forum where Asian American & Pacific Islander (API) electoral candidates are treated fairly and provided with equal time to share their story about the pathway to public office and the importance of civic engagement for API communities and respond to questions on issues that are important to our communities.

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2018 Tustin Hanger Half Marathon & 5K
to Mar 12

2018 Tustin Hanger Half Marathon & 5K

Join the Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County's team at the 2018 TUSTIN HANGER HALF MARATHON & 5K on Sunday, March 11, 2018 in Tustin Legacy/The District. Hours TBA.

Feel free to invite your colleagues, friends and family to join the FLOC team.  A portion of your registration fee goes directly to local charity of your choosing.

Use the code FLOC for a 15% discount.  This code expires on March 10, 2018.

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Adobo Night for Law Students
5:30 PM17:30

Adobo Night for Law Students

FLOC's Pipeline Committee and Judicial Committee cordially invite law students to Adobo Night— an evening with judges, in-house counsel, and law firm partners. Meet your mentor!

With special guests, the Honorable Deborah C. Servino, the Honorable Julian C. Recana, and the Honorable Winston S. Keh.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Private Residence in Ladera Ranch (address will be provided once attendance is confirmed)

Seating is limited. Please RSVP by February 5, 2018 to or

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Implicit Bias Involving Gender and Race
5:30 PM17:30

Implicit Bias Involving Gender and Race

You're invited to join a discussion and CLE on Implicit Bias Involving Gender and Race presented by JAMS in collaboration with the Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County and Thurgood Marshall Bar Association. This discussion will explore how implicit bias related to gender and race can affect attorneys and clients during negotiation. Attorneys will learn how to overcome those challenges, maintain trust and rapport with clients and become more effective negotiators. One Elimination of Bias CLE credit will be provided.

Featured JAMS Speakers:
Hon. Candace Cooper (Ret.)
Hon. Nancy Wieben Stock (Ret.)

Event Time
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm | Networking Reception
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | CLE Reception
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Networking Reception Continued

JAMS Orange Resolution Center
500 N. State College Blvd.
14th Floor
Orange, CA 92868

Tickets available [here] starting November 27th

*Appetizers and beverages will be provided


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