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PART I: EXPLORING OPTIONS IN CIVIL LAW

 Thursday, September 11, 2014
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. (Moot Court Room – Lunch Provided*)

(*Lunch Reception with the panelists will follow the program in the Roy Bell Reading Room)

Sponsored by Career and Professional Development Office

Panelists:

ALREEN HAEGGQUIST, Esq. (CWSL ‘02/Partner, Zeldes, Haeggquist & Eck, LLP)

Ms. Haeggquist is the co-founder and managing partner of Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP, where she  represents employees who have been wrongfully terminated from their jobs, have suffered violations of employment contracts or otherwise experienced discrimination or harassment in the workplace. She also has extensive experience litigating complex consumer class actions on behalf of consumers on a variety of matters. She currently serves on the Board of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, California Employment Lawyers Association. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from UCSD and her Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from California Western School of Law.

KATHERINE MAYER MANGAN, Esq. (Partner, Hahn Loeser, LLP)

Ms. Mayer Mangan is a partner and co-chair of Hahn Loeser’s Appellate Group where she focuses her practice on complex litigation and has special expertise in appellate work. Kate began her legal career by serving as a law clerk to the Honorable  M. Margaret McKeown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Prior to joining the firm, Kate had her own boutique firm that specialized in appellate work, prior to which she served as a litigator at Latham & Watkins and at the U.S. Department of Justice. Kate runs donocle.com, a blog that is dedicated to improving the professional lives of lawyers and the community we serve.  She founded of the Appellate Litigation Clinic at USD Law and has twice received the Wiley W. Manual Certificate for
Pro Bono Legal Services for her pro bono work. In 2000, she earned her B.A. summa cum laude from Pomona College, and in 2004, a J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center.

PARISIMA ROSHANZAMIR, Esq. (CWSL ‘12/ Trial Attorney, The Gomez Law Firm)

Ms. Roshanzamir devotes her practice to representing victims of catastrophic injuries in a wide variety of cases, including wrongful death, auto, bicycle, and truck accidents, personal injury, slip and falls, wrongful termination and sexual harassment.  In June 2014, Ms. Roshanzamir was named as one of the 200 most outstanding lawyers in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal.  She graduated summa cum laude from San Diego State University earning a B.A. in Economics and her J.D., cum laude, from California Western School of Law where she received the Distinguished Advocate award.

ROSHNI V. PATEL, Esq. (Director of Legal Affairs, Ajinomoto Althea, Inc.)

Ms. Patel manages legal affairs for Ajinomoto Althea, a local biotech company. Passionate about healthcare and wellness, education, and moving organizations forward toward success in their mission and vision for the future, Roshni has experience in employment law, civil litigation, bankruptcy, construction defect, real estate law, class actions, trial work, and health science research. She has and continues to manage and mentor international support staff, involving regular interaction with clientele and initiating strategic problem solving skills to mitigate corporate risk. In 2000, Ms. Patel earned a B.A. in political science from UCLA and subsequently a joint J.D./M.B.A. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2004.

NEGEEN MIRREGHABIE, Esq. (Associate, Robbins Arroyo)

Ms. Mirreghabie is litigation attorney with Robbins Arroyo, LLP where she works to protect shareholders’ rights. While Ms. Mirreghabie has held a number of positions that include Adjunct Professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, she currently works as part of Robbins Arroyo’s litigation team and serves as Immediate Past President of the New Lawyer Division of the San Diego County Bar Association.  She earned her B.A. in political science summa cum laude (in 2.5 years) from UCSD and her J.D., with honors, from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2008.

ACC 3RD ANNUAL IN-HOUSE COUNSEL DAY

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
4:45 pm – 8:00 pm
University of San Diego School of Law
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA

PROGRAM

Warren Hall 131

4:45-6:30 p.m. Panel Presentation: “Pathways to a Career In-House” with Shaka Johnson (Sony Electronics, Inc.), Lori Loiselle (Accenture), Ryan Bates (NRG Energy), and Janine Sarti (Palomar Health), including opening remarks from Dean Stephen Ferruolo, ACC President, Michael Wagner, and ACC Vice President of Programs, Randy Berholtz

Warren Hall Lobby

6:30-8:00 p.m. Networking Reception/In-House Counsel Career Fair

STUDENTS, ALUMNI, AND SAN DIEGO ATTORNEYS ARE INVITED TO JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH, AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO SCHOOL OF LAW TO LEARN ABOUT LOCAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS & IN-HOUSE LEGAL CAREERS IN SAN DIEGO CO-SPONSORED BY:

THE ASSOCIATION OF CORPORATE COUNSEL,
CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW AND
THOMAS JEFFERSON SCHOOL OF LAW

2L/3L JOB SEARCH ORIENTATION:  What You Need to Know About Today’s Economy

Thursday, September 4, 2014
12:15-1:30 p.m. in the Auditorium

All 2Ls and 3Ls Should Attend

Please join us as we welcome our special guests:

Jeff Isaacs (CWSL, 1969), Partner with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP and
Ashley Stecher (CWSL, 2014), Associate with Procopio, to discuss:

  • The importance of professional networking to potential employers and how to get positive exposure;
  • Understanding the essential requirements for stepping up your job search to be the successful candidate;
  • Ashley’s experiences looking for and securing a job in a tough market.

Lunch will be provided.  See you there!

This Non-CLE Meeting is presented by the New Lawyer Division of the SDCBA.

Topic: Financial Planning for New Lawyers
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 12th at 12PM
Location: SDCBA, 401 West A St., Ste. 1100 (11th Floor conference room), San Diego, CA 92101

Featuring: Zachary MacDougall – Financial Representative from North Star Resource Group

This informal educational presentation will provide guidance and strategies to help young lawyers build a solid financial foundation.

Specific discussion areas will include:

  • Debt management/student loan strategies
  • Developing a financial foundation
  • Investment strategies and tax minimization
  • 401(k) and Roth IRA planning

This meeting is for NLD Members only. Space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis. Please register to help SDCBA plan.

 

Upcoming Deadlines: Don’t Miss These Job Opportunities!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Lecture Hall I

Lunch will be provided.

All students are encouraged to attend to learn about the important deadlines coming up and what you need to do to get ready for Fall Recruiting!

 

 THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION, HAHN, LOESER & PARKS LLP, AND LAWYERS CLUB OF SAN DIEGO

Proudly Present

PERSPECTIVES FROM THE TRENCHES: A CONVERSATION ABOUT

LIFE & LAW

Legal scholars, judges, and senior attorneys at the top of their game inspire admiration, hero worship, and, let’s face it, a healthy amount of insecurity! The insecurity that we are not like them, that we cannot possibly overcome what they have, and that we will not duplicate their success no matter what insightful wisdom they share. In the spirit of showcasing the many faces, and the many stages, of success, the

Honorable M. Margaret McKeown will kick off an interview-style conversation with two successful appellate attorneys in mid-career about their often parallel, occasionally intertwined, and surprisingly different personal and professional journeys in the law.  

DATE:  Thursday, June 26, 2014
PLACE:  The Bar Center, 401 West A Street, Suite 1100
TIME:  5:00 p.m. – 5:30 Registration; Wine & Cheese Reception hosted by Hahn, Loeser & Parks LLP
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 Program, Q &A, and Reception Continued

The event is no cost, but space is limited. Register online before June 20, 2014 at www.sdcba.org/conversations and contact Katie Doherty at kdoherty@sdcba.org for more information.

JUNE & JULY 2014 Career & Professional Development Office

Programs and Deadlines

Mark your calendar!

There are many important deadlines and programs in the coming months:

June 2014

BEGINNING ON JUNE 1 AND NO LATER THAN JULY 1:  In order to view jobs on Symplicity and be eligible for upcoming Recruitment programs, you must:

(1) Update your Student Profile (meaning update your class year, address, etc) on Symplicity;

(2) Upload your current/updated resume to Symplicity for approval.  This should include your Summer employment;

(3) Upload a template cover letter targeting a specific employer to Symplicity for approval; and

(4) Deliver signed copies of your “Agreement, Consent & Release” and “Summer Survey” to the Career & Professional Development Office.   

AFTER JULY 2 you will not be able to access job listings without completing these required steps.   Even if you uploaded materials last Fall or Spring, you need to upload updated ones now.

Career & Professional Development Office Orientation Part 3 for First Year Students who Entered in January 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014
12:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Lecture Hall 2
First Year Students who Entered in January 2014

Refining Your Template Law Job Application Materials Workshop:  Work on drafts of your cover letter and resume and receive 1:1 assistance from an on-site advisor.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
12:15 – 1:05 p.m., Room 2F
All Students Encouraged to Attend

Career Planning for Part-Time Students

Thursday, June 26, 2014
12:15 – 1:30 p.m., Room 2F
Part-Time Students Encouraged to Attend

JULY 2014

Career & Professional Development Office Deadline

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

LAST DAY TO UPDATE YOUR PROFILE ON SYMPLICITY, UPLOAD YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER, AND TURN IN ALL FORMS TO MAINTAIN ACCESS TO SYMPLICITY.

Upcoming Deadlines So You Don’t Miss Job Opportunities

Thursday, July 10, 2014
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Lecture Hall I
All Students Encouraged to Attend

Refresher Workshop:  Application Materials, Interviewing Tips and Networking

Thursday, July 17, 2014
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Lecture Hall I
All Students Encouraged to Attend; Students must attend this session to sign up for MOCK INTERVIEWS 7/23 and 7/24

What To Do After Graduation

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Room 2G
3Ls Encouraged to Attend

Mock Interviews with Attorneys

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Must have pre-registered at 7/17 seminar

What To Do After Graduation (Repeat program)

Thursday, July 25, 2014
12:15 – 1:30 p.m., Room 2F
3Ls Encouraged to Attend

Mock Interviews with Attorneys

Thursday, July 25, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Must have pre-registered at 7/17 seminar

5:00 P.M. DEADLINE on Friday, July 25, 2014 to Upload Applications to CWSL Online Job Database (Symplicity) for ROUND I of FALL 2014 RECRUITING.

Watch your CWSL email for more details on this Program.  Be sure to have your resume and cover letter already approved and all the proper forms completed in order to have access to the Jobs on Symplicity.  See us in the Career & Professional Development Office if you have any questions.

 

 

DIVERSITY ON THE BENCH WORKSHOP

Saturday, May 31, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Lunch follows)
Workshop Panel and Complimentary Lunch
at Foley & Lardner LLP,
3579 Valley Centre Dr., Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92130

Panelists

Hon. Lance Ito, Los Angeles Superior Court
Hon. Cindy D. Davis, San Diego Superior Court
Mark C.T. Cumba, State Bar Judicial Nominees Evaluation Commission Member
Erika Hiramatsu, Member of Sen. Barbara Boxer’s Federal Judicial Advisory Committee
Peter Quon, Member of Merit Selection Panel for Federal Magistrate Judge Appointment

Moderated by Hon. Margie G. Woods, San Diego Superior Court

Have you ever wondered about how to become a judge? What is the difference in becoming a state court judge and federal magistrate judge? What should be considered for attorneys with Asian cultural background in becoming a judge? Come find out the ABC’s on becoming a judge and ask questions you wanted to ask.

This event is free for members of co-sponsoring organizations. Non-members may attend for $5.

Seats are limited so be sure to RSVP in advance at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diversity-on-thebench-workshop-tickets-11579547739.  Questions may be directed to palsdevents@hotmail.com.

This event is approved for 2.75 hours of CLE, including 1 hour of elimination of bias CLE.

Sponsored by Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego
Co-Sponsored by Korean America Bar Association of San Diego, Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego, South Asian Bar Association of San Diego, San Diego Chinese Attorneys Association

 

If you are in the January 2014 Class, please remember to attend your Career & Professional Development (CPDO) Orientation Luncheons.  You will learn about the critical resources offered by the CPDO that will enable you to secure legal jobs! 

Orientation has been broken down into a three part series to cover all important aspects of your legal job search.  We will provide you with the critical information and resources you need to understand the legal job market, including how to utilize the CPDO, where to find jobs, how to ensure your application materials are top-notch and how to develop your professional network. 

All 3 Parts of Orientation will take place in Lecture Hall II, and lunch will be provided at all sessions.  

  • Orientation Part 1:  Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
  • Orientation Part 2:  Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
  • Orientation Part 3:  Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

 

Students – If you have not yet lined up a law clerking job for the summer, you are not alone! Even if you are taking classes, many law clerk opportunities are only a 10-15 hour a week commitment.  Come to the seminar on Thursday and learn practical tips on how to apply for the many opportunities that are listed on Symplicity right now!

In addition, we will go over the common mistakes we have seen and employers have mentioned in recent job applications submitted by students. Mistakes torpedo job opportunities!

It’s Not Too Late to Find a Summer Job!

DATE: Thursday, May 8, 2014

TIME: 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

PLACE: Room 2G (Lunch will be Provided)

 

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