June 2013 Nota Bene

The June 2013 edition of Nota Bene is now available! In this edition: Josh Kaizuka’s motorcycle trip to Manzanar, a profile of Joanne Roy, a write-up of the ABAS Law Foundation’s wine and food tasting, a profile of Past President Mark Morodomi, and information about upcoming events.

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ABAS and La Raza Lawyers Association of Sacramento Happy Hour!

Join ABAS and the La Raza Lawyers Association of Sacramento for a happy hour at Zocalo (1801 Capitol Avenue) on Wednesday, July 10th from 5:30-7:30. Stop by to mingle, network, and enjoy good drinks and eats. No-host bar. All are welcome!

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ABAS Law Foundation’s 25th Annual Golf Invitational 9/8/13

The ABAS Law Foundation’s 25th Annual Golf Invitational will be on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Turkey Creek Golf Cub. The $150 entry fee includes green fee, golf cart, range balls, lunch, awards, and more. A discounted rate of $125 is available to all ABAS members and to any registrant whose payment is received by July 15, 2013. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information: golf@ABASLawFoundation.org or www.abaslawfoundation.org.

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Vietnamese American Bar Assn. of Northern California Scholarships

VABANC is accepting applications for its 2013 Scholarship Awards.  VABANC has historically recognized students who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of the Vietnamese-American or Vietnamese community by awarding 2 scholarships of at least $1,000 each. Priority will be given to those who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the Vietnamese-American or Vietnamese community in Northern California and to those who will be using the scholarship award towards public interest or social justice work, either by pursuing post-graduate work or for a summer position.  Open to all currently enrolled law students, the scholarships are intended to provide assistance to students toward their public interest or social justice goals.  The 2013 scholarship recipient(s) will be recognized at VABANC’s annual scholarship dinner on September 27, 2013, at the University Club in Palo Alto (attendance mandatory). Deadline: Sunday, June 30, 2013, at 11:59pm.  For more information: www.vabanc.org.

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California Energy Commission Attorney Position

The California Energy Commission has an opening for an attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel in Sacramento. Duties include drafting documents such as orders, decisions, contracts, regulations, and legislation, representing the Commission or staff in sensitive and complex proceedings, including power plant licensing cases, and developing legal strategies for the Commission. The successful applicant should have strong analytic and writing skills and have knowledge and experience, or demonstrated interest, in California public contract law, State and federal environmental or energy law, California laws governing regulatory agencies, and administrative hearings. Please click here for more information.

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April 2013 Nota Bene

The April 2013 Nota Bene is now available! Featured in this edition: Jerry Chong to receive Ellis Island Medal of Honor, calendar of upcoming events, articles about Sergio Garcia and human trafficking, and information about the April 30 ABAS MCLE luncheon and May 9 ABAS Law Foundation wine and food tasting.

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MCLE Luncheon: 1 hr ethics

ABAS will hold a MCLE lunch on April 30 regarding legal malpractice at Downey Brand (621 Capitol Mall, Sacramento), from 12-1. The program will feature William Munoz, Esq., who will speak about common practice areas giving rise to malpractice and practice tips to avoid them. The talk will also address conflicts of interest and how to avoid them. Lunch will be provided. $25 for ABAS members, $30 for non-members. To RSVP (by 4/24), please send payment to Colleen Howard, Porter Scott, 350 University Ave., Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95825 (choward@porterscott.com). MCLE credit: 1.0 ethics.

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SMUD Attorney Position Open

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is seeking a talented, motivated, and collaborative attorney to join its legal team as an attorney at either the senior ($117,834-$162,373) or journey ($101,648-$126,912) level, depending on experience. This key position reports directly to the General Counsel and will be responsible for advising the Board of Directors, management, and employees on employment-related matters, including civil service rules, employee discipline, collective bargaining negotiations and grievances, workers compensation, ethics, and employee benefits.  This position requires demonstrated expertise in employment-related areas of the law, including a minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible relevant work experience as a practicing attorney in employment-related legal matters.

For additional information and to complete an online application, go to smud.org/careers. This announcement may close without advance notice; therefore, for immediate consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

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NAPABA Lawyer Winter 2013 Highlights 2012 Convention and ABAS

The Winter 2013 edition of NAPABA Lawyer includes a recap of the November convention in Washington, D.C., and includes photos of Trailblazer the Honorable Danette “Dee” Brown, past NAPABA women presidents Ruthe Ashley and Nancy Lee, and ABAS receiving the affiliate of the year award.

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Student Mixer/Happy Hour

ABAS will hold a student mixer/happy hour on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Capitol Bowl, 900 W. Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, at 5:30 p.m. Capitol Bowl is just over the Tower Bridge, a few minutes away from downtown Sacramento. This event is free for ABAS members and area law students and $20 for non-members. Bowling is not required. New members or members who have not yet renewed may join or renew their membership at the event or by clicking here. We hope to see you there! For questions or more information, please contact Karen Kim (kkim@murphyaustin.com) or Kara Ueda (kara.ueda@bbklaw.com).

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