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legally asianDate: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.)
Location: UC Hastings College of the Law, 200 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102


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Justice Joyce L. Kennard

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2014.08.14 Daly City Clinic(2)


Starting a Law Firm & Choosing the Right


Free Legal Clinic

FBANC's Legal Clinics Committee is looking for volunteer attorneys and law students for FBANC's upcoming clinic co-sponsored by API Legal Outreach and Filipino Advocates for Justice. 

Date:  January 16, 2013

Location:  310 8th Street Suite #101 Oakland, California

(BART accessible via 12th Street or Lake Merritt stations)

Please contact:  Legal Clinics Director Mari Bandoma at legalclinics@fbanc.org to volunteer. Please mention your area of expertise/practice when contacting Ms. Bandoma via email.

PartyFlyer1Please join us for the FBANC Annual Holiday Party on Friday, December 6, 2013 @ 6:30 pm at the home of past FBANC president, Ernie Llorente.

Please make sure to come dressed in your most festive "ugly sweater" or in “holiday costume.” Children are also welcome, especially since Santa Claus is expected to make an appearance straight from the North Pole! For those who would like to participate in this year’s "White Elephant" gift exchange, please bring a wrapped gift with a value of around $10. Lastly, FBANC will provide the main dishes, but please bring a side dish and/or dessert.

RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7358763259 to receive party location info. Please email FBANC Internal Vice President, Robert Uy at uyrobert@gmail.com, if your child will be in attendance or if you have any questions.




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Free Legal Clinic – November 4, 2013

When: Monday, November 04, 2013 6:00 PM-9:00 PM.

Where: Holly Community Center, 31600 Alvarado Blvd., Union City, CA 94587.

Contact: legalclinics@fbanc.org to volunteer

Hosted by: FBANC, API Legal Outreach, Filipino Advocates for Justice, and the City of Union City.

FBANC presents….
Cocktail Hour: The Ins and Outs of Transitioning from Law Student to Lawyer in a Competitive Market

WHEN:          Tuesday, October 22, 2013

TIME:             Hosted Beer and Wine: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Registration: 6:00 – 6:30pm

Presentation:  6:45 – 7:15pm

Mix and Mingle with Seasoned Attorneys: 7:15 – 8:30p

WHERE:       Skyroom, 24th Floor

UC Hastings Law School

100 McAllister (Cross street: Leavenworth)

San Francisco, CA 94102

In California, 9172 people sat for the July 2012 bar exam. Of those sitting for that bar exam, 4985 examinees passed. How are you going to compete with the thousands of newly admitted attorneys in an extremely competitive market to land that legal job of your dreams? Many will tell you that having a law degree from a prestigious law school just sometimes isn't enough. Come learn valuable information from junior and senior attorneys about the strategies they utilized to land their first associate position and start their career.














































Established attorneys in varying fields will be in attendance to answer questions related to their practice and give you an insight on the paths they took which led them to where they are now.  Marina Feehan, founder of Positive Counsel, a career consulting and executive coaching firm focused on the legal profession, will also provide a short presentation on how to attack the current legal market and career development.
This is a FREE event.

Hanging Out Your Own Shingle presented by FBANC & USF PALS – 10/9 An Evening with Fil-Am Lawyers: Hanging Out Your Own Shingle

WHEN:          Wednesday, October 9, 2013

TIME:            Cocktails:         5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.                                                           Panel:         6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:      Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Four Embarcadero Center, 22nd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94111

Setting up a solo practice is a high-stakes gambit that's often fraught with potential for failure. Yet many who have succeeded (through both diligence and creativity) say they wouldn't have it any other way.  A panel of four local Filipino-American lawyers who've set up their own shops will tell us how they make their practices work.  Come find out what it takes to make it on the alternate path and hit the high notes in solo practice these days.

We will hear the success stories of three different attorneys – Carmen Ekstrom, Richard Tamor, and Raymond Robles. They arrived at the solo life from varied backgrounds but they have two distinctive things in common:  they love going at it alone, and they're forthcoming in offering advice to FBANC members and guests who might be flirting with the idea. Come and learn about the trials and joys of Hanging Your Own Shingle!

Please RSVP with Ben Uy at Benjamin.Uy@pillsburylaw.com.

Vargas at UC Davis on 9_1

FBANC Annual Picnic

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Golden Gate Park, Lindley Meadow, Table 5

San Francisco, CA

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please mark your calendars for the highly anticipated FBANC Annual Picnic at Golden Gate Park's Lindley Meadow where you and your family are all invited to frolic in the sun. Last year, we had an incredible turnout of over 50 smiling attendees.

The Summer Picnic will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Golden Gate Park's Lindley Meadow is a sprawling and private alcove, and there should be plenty of parking, picnic tables, restrooms, and a sizzling grill. This event is free but will be a "pot luck" type picnic so we encourage everyone to bring a small contribution of food or drink to share.  Beer and wine are allowed as long as glass is not used.  We will be grilling up hamburgers and hot dogs, but feel free to bring anything else you'd like to toss on the grill.  Don't forget to bring your footballs, frisbees, mahjong sets, bocce balls, and rugby balls!

Please RSVP with Ben Uy at benjamin.uy@pillsburylaw.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

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P1070319On September 5, 2013, several FBANC members gathered to cheer on the World Champion San Francisco Giants during FBANC’s Filipino Heritage Night Baseball Game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Attendees were able to sit in the View Reserve Infield Section, gained admission to the Filipino Heritage Night pre-game festival in Seals Plaza (featuring cultural vendors and entertainment), and also received a limited-edition Filipino-themed Giants souvenir!


Legal Clinic – August 29, 2013

FBANC, API Legal Outreach and Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center will be hosting a Free Legal Clinic on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m at PBRC 2121 Junipero Serra Blvd. Daly City, CA 94014.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Mari Bandoma LegalClinics@fbanc.org.

Please note that the Bay Bridge will be closed on August 29.  PBRC is accessible via public transportation.

Mock Interviews – August 1, 2013

On August 1, FBANC will be holding mock interviews for local law students as they prepare for the on-campus interviewing season.  The mock interviews will be held at Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, beginning at 6:15 p.m., the evening of August 1.

Please contact Dyanna Quizon (dvquizon@gmail.com) or Marc Pilotin (marcpilotin@gmail.com) if you are an attorney who is willing to run students through a mock interview and provide feedback thereafter.  We will provide you with students' resumes and cover letters in advance so that you may get to know them before you meet them and, if you have the time, offer them suggestions regarding their application materials.  Food will be provided.


FBANC 33rd Annual Installation Dinner – May 31, 2013

The Four Seas Restaurant,731 Grant Avenue in San Francisco




In a little over three decades, FBANC has grown into one of the most well-established Filipino-American bar associations in the country.  Through its members and affiliates, FBANC regularly reaches hundreds of members of the Bay Area's legal community from a wide range of legal backgrounds.  Every year, FBANC's Installation Dinner draws a diverse attendance that includes attorneys, judges, and leaders in the Filipino-American community.  Please join us for a night of joyous celebration.

FBANC's Annual An Evening with Fil-Am Attorneys Panel: “Reaching Monument al Heights as a Filipino-American Attorney”      APRIL 11, 2013

Join us for FBANC’s Annual An Evening with Fil-Am Attorneys Panel. This year’s theme is “Reaching Monumental Heights as a Filipino-American Attorney.” We plan on covering the following topics: (1) Climbing the ladder as a Filipino American attorney; (2) Mentorship; and (3) Landing the “Right Job” in a tough job market. This year's event will present an All-Star panel of attorneys who have achieved success in their respective fields and will share their journeys as Filipino-American trailblazers:

Bill Tamayo, Regional Attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (Government/Civil Rights Litigation);

Ben Reyes, Partner at Meyers Nave (Law Firm/Municipal/Public Agency Law);

Mayor Ray Buenaventura, City of Daly City (Government/Politics);

Billy Chan, Principal at Law Offices of Billy Chan (Solo Practitioner/Transactional); and

Chris Chavez, Senior Counsel at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (Law Firm/Transactional).

The panel will be moderated by FBANC President, David Mesa, who is an associate at Sedgwick LLP (Law Firm/Products Liability Litigation).

We especially encourage first through fifth year attorneys, law students and college students to attend the event to gain career insight.

Location: Sedgwick LLP, 333 Bush St., 30th Floor, San Francisco

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM

RSVP at http://fbanc-panel2013.eventbrite.com/ by Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Dress Code: Business/Business Casual

*Wine, soft drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served*

Please email fbancinfo@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

Legally Asian 2013

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Registration/Breakfast 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Program Place: Golden Gate University, School of Law 536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area's Community Services Committee, the South Asian Bar Association, the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, Golden Gate University APALSA and Golden Gate University PALS, will be hosting the 4th Annual Legally Asian 2013 to encourage college and high school students to pursue a law degree. It will be held at Golden Gate University, School of Law, located at 536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Registration and breakfast will be from 9:00 am to 10:00 am and the program will be from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The goal of the program is to expose college and high school students to law school, explain career options available with a law degree, and discuss current issues affecting the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. We will feature distinguished panelists who have used their law degrees in a variety of ways. The panels will cover legal careers in the public and private sector (i.e. firm attorneys, public interest attorneys, government attorneys, judges, and in-house counsel) as well as career paths outside the “traditional” practice of law. During breakout sessions, Bay Area law students will share their experience with all aspects of law school, from admission through graduation. All attendees will be provided with a packet that will include tips on the admissions process (i.e. LSAT, personal statement, financial aid, etc.). The program is free. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

To register, please contact Victoria Capinpin at legallyasian2013@gmail.com. Walk-ins are also welcome.

FBANC Holiday Party – December 21, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012
6:30 pm

I-Hotel Manilatown Center
868 Kearny Street
San Francisco
You will receive a separate email invitation shortly, containing parking and RSVP information. Children are welcome and Santa Claus is expected to make an appearance. Please be sure to include the name and age of your child with your RSVP. For those who would like to participate, we will also have a "White Elephant" gift exchange. In your RSVP, please let us know if you would like to take part in this year's gift exchange. FBANC will provide the main dishes, but if you can, please bring a side dish and/or dessert.Lastly, please bring your dancing shoes as we will be playing cha-cha and ballroom music for you to show off your dancing skills!

Happy Holidays! We look forward to celebrating with you all!


California Café, 700 Welch Road #108, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Members of APABASV, FBANC, KABANC, SABANC, and VABANC get in free with a discount code if you pre-register here: http://2012jointholidayparty.eventbrite.com. Please contact your bar association if you have not received the discount code. Members who are not preregistered will be asked to contribute $5 at the door. Non-members can pre-register for $5 (or pay $10 at the door). Note: pre-registration will close 18 hours before the event (at midnight), so register now!

Light appetizers will be provided, and cocktails, beer, wine, and other beverages are available at the cash bar.

DJ.S-DOT (Mr. Level Fifty) will be spinning the hottest pop and holiday hits, and a deluxe photo booth will be available to capture holiday memories.

For each can of food that you donate at the party, you will receive one raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes! All donated food will go to a local food bank.

FBANC's Annual Fall Picnic – Nov 11, 2012 

On November 11, 2012, the clouds will part and the fog will raise (hopefully). All for FBANC’s Annual Picnic. This year, the picnic will be held at Pioneer East Meadow in Golden Gate Park (JFK Drive and 15th Ave). There will be food. There will be friends. There will be games. All are welcome to join in on the fun and meet other members, affiliates and friends of FBANC. This family-friendly event (i.e. bring the kids!) is FREE and a POTLUCK.


Date/Time: Sunday, November 11, 2012 12 p.m.
Location: Golden Gate Park, SF
Pioneer East Meadow which is off of 15th Avenue next to the Rose Garden and the Boat House

DREAMER CLINICS  – October 25, 2012   6-8pm

FBANC and APILO will be hosting a clinic in Daly City for youth and young adults eligible for the Deferred Action that the Obama administration announced a couple of months ago.

The clinic are going to be at the Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center (PBRC), 2121 Junipero Serra Blvd. Daly City, CA.
We are looking for  volunteers–attorneys and law students to help staff the clinic. The volunteers can provide assistance on one clinic night or more depending on their availability. The goal is to have at least 2-4 volunteers for each clinic because the anticipated turnout. Please contact Joe Gacula if you are interested in volunteering. Hecan be e-mailed at joegacula@gmail.com.

FALL MIXER at Harlot, SF – October 22, 2012 from 6-8 pm)  

Please join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres at FBANC's Annual Fall Mixer on Monday, October 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at:

46 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94105


FBANC welcomes all members – new members, long-term members, hall of famers and law students – to FBANC's Annual Fall Mixer, one of our most popular annual events.  We also welcome other bar association members as well as those who are simply interested in meeting FBANC members or learning more about FBANC firsthand from our FBANC Board Members. This is a FREE event!

The fall mixer will provide our members the opportunity to connect and as an added bonus, attorney and law student members participating in FBANC's mentorship program can meet their mentorship groupings for the first time.  For those who are interested in joining our mentorship program, please click the following link and complete our   Mentorship Program Questionnaire.  For additional information about the Mixer or mentorship program, please contact our Mentorship Coordinator, Laurie Lubiano, at LauriedeLeon.Lubiano@gmail.com .

Please help us spread the word.

Attorneys – Kindly encourage your colleagues to attend.

Law Students – if you are on the board of a law school student organization (e.g., APALSA, PALS, La Raza, etc.) Please invite other students.

RSVP at  http://fbancfallmixer2012.eventbrite.com/  There are a limited number of tickets, so please RSVP early.  Feel free to pass this along to your friends!

CAREERS IN EMPLOYMENT LAW – October 11, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Mark your calendar to attend a BASF panel on careers in employment law, moderated by FBANC Founder, Bill Tamayo.

When: Thursday, October 11, 2012
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco

Ted Borromeo, Assistant General Counsel, Employment Law, McKesson Corporation
Diane Sidd Champion, Union Counsel, McCarthy Johnson & Miller
Mike Moye, Management Lawyer, Hanson Bridgett LLP
Claudia Center, Plaintiff's Lawyer, Employment Law Center

Bill Tamayo, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Labor and employment law is an expanding field encompassing matters including sexual harassment, employment discrimination, wage and hour, unionization, unfair labor practices, restrictive covenants, privacy, government contractor requirements, and work rules come to mind. Are you interested in the area? Find out what
practitioners do on a day-to-day basis, how they got to where they are, and their perspectives on hiring.

Please see the attached Flyer for more information: BASF Careers 101112



FBANC is teaming up with the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce of Northern California (HCCNC) and the Manilatown Cultural Center and other groups for a summer mixer at beautiful ground floor gallery.    We will also be featuring a short talk by the Center President or Executive Director about the history of the I-Hotel that is part of the Filipino American history in SF.

There will provide food, wine and raffle prizes.

DATE: August 8
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Place: Manilatown Cultural Center, 868 Kearny Street
Parking available at parking garages nearby. Muni line is on Kearny as well.

Live Hawaiian music, food, drinks (no charge) and raffle prizes. $10 donation at the door



























































































JUNE 11, 201232nd Annual Installation Dinner at The Four Seas Restaurant,731 Grant Avenue in San Francisco. 

In a little over three decades, FBANC has grown into one of the most well-established Filipino-American bar associations in the country.  Through its members and affiliates, FBANC regularly reaches hundreds of members of the Bay Area's legal community from a wide range of legal backgrounds.  Every year, FBANC's Installation Dinner draws a diverse attendance that includes attorneys, judges, and leaders in the Filipino-American community.  Please join us for a night of joyous celebration.


Welcome Remarks and Meet and Greet:
Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye,Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court

Jose Rizal Award Recipient:
Emil DeGuzman, San Francisco Human Rights Commission

Keynote Speaker:
William "Bill" Tamayo, Regional Attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


FBANC cordially invites you to join us for a special Evening with Asian-American Judges.

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Where: Sedgwick LLP, 333 Bush St., 30th Floor, San Francisco
RSVP: Required by Monday, April 23, 2012. Please email fbancinfo@gmail.com with first and last names of all attendees
Dress Code: Business/Business Casual
*Wine, soft drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served*

FBANC is honored to welcome a panel of Filipino-American and Asian-American judges who will share their experiences in the Judiciary as well as provide advice for future judges. This year's panelists include:






The Honorable Ronald Quidachay, San Francisco Superior Court
The Honorable Eleanor Nisperos, Administrative Law Judge of California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (Fmr.)
The Honorable Stuart Hing, Alameda County Superior Court

We encourage attorneys, law students, and college students to attend this special event. If you have any questions, please contact fbancinfo@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you there.

2012 FBANC Scholarship Fundraising Dinner
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2011, at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Social Kitchen & Brewery (SKB), 1326 9th Ave, SF

On Wednesday, February 1, 2012, FBANC will host a special Fundraising Dinner at Social Kitchen & Brewery in San Francisco, a restaurant and brewpub co-owned by, among others, fellow Advisory Board member Billy Chan and Rene Acosta, husband of fellow Advisory Board member Rose Zimmerman.  (http://socialkitchenandbrewery.com/).  For $100, each guest will receive a special three-course menu with beer pairings (unlimited beer) for each course.  The dinner menu will include dishes from the Social Kitchen & Brewery’s newest chef Christopher Wong, formerly the chef at famed Russian Hill restaurant, Luella. (http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2011/11/16/christopher-wong-leaves-luella-heads-to-social-kitchen-brewery/). Space is limited for this event, and we hope that you can join us for this special event.  All proceeds from the dinner will go directly to the funding of the 2012 FBANC Law Student Scholarship.  Please RSVP to markpunzalan@gmail.com.

FBANC Holiday Party – Friday, December 9, 2011, 6:30 pm

Please join us for our annual Holiday Party on Friday, December 9, 2011, at 6:30 pm, at the home of Ben Reyes in Alameda. By now, you should have received a separate email invitation. If you have not, please email Abigail Rivamonte at rivamonte@gmail.com or our general email at fbancinfo@gmail.com to RSVP and receive the party location. Please make sure to come dressed in your most festive "ugly sweater." Children are also welcome, and Santa Claus is expected to make an appearance. Please email us with the name and age of your child. For those who would like to take part, we will also have a "White Elephant" gift exchange.  Please let us know if you would like to take part in this year's gift exchange. Lastly, FBANC will provide the main dishes, but please bring a side dish and/or dessert.

NAPABA ANNUAL CONVENTION – November 17-20, 2011
NAPABA is excited to announce that its 23rd Annual Convention will be held November 17-20 in downtown Atlanta.  As we join the world to re-use, re-duce and re-cycle, our theme of SUSTAINABILITY at the Convention will be much more than just a buzz word.  The Convention will feature speakers, seminars and forums that illustrate the relevance SUSTAINABILITY has to us as Asian Pacific Americans
Sustainability 2011:
Renewal and Growth for Today and Tomorrow
November 17-20, 2011
Omni Hotel at CNN Center
100 CNN Center
Atlanta, GA 30303
Please go to,
http://convention.napaba.org/, to register.

FBANC Membership Mixer
November 8, 2011, from 6-8 pm
Come join us for a night of meeting new people and networking at 111 Minna, San Francisco.

November 3, 2011
Time:         6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location:  Cocina Poblana, 499 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square Oakland, CA 94606, http://www.cocinapoblana.com/restaurants/oakland/

Come mingle with members of other bar associations at this joint networking mixer hosted by the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California (SABA-NC), East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association (EBLRLA), Charles Houston Bar Association (CHBA), Korean American Bar Association of Northern California (KABANC), Black Women Lawyers Association of Northern California (BWLNC), Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA), Vietnamese American Bar Association (VABANC), Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC), and the Afghan American Bar Association (AABarA)!
Complimentary appetizers will be provided!
This event is FREE for members of the sponsoring bar associations.
Become a member of any association that night and get in for FREE!
Registration is $5 for all other attendees.
Please register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2282870126 by November 2, 2011, at noon although walk-ins are welcome.

Looking for a ride from the BART? Check out the FREE green bus operated by the City of Oakland that travels up and down Broadway: http://www.meetdowntownoak.com/shuttle.php

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2011
Time: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Please bring your family and friends. FBANC will provide the food and picnic essentials, but you are welcome to share your favorite dishes, desserts, or drinks (according to your last name):
A – K: Entrees (meat, veggie, or noodles)
L – R:   Appetizers or finger foods
S – Z:   Desserts and/or drinks (Beer & Wine permitted)
Please RSVP by email to Freeda Yllana Lugo at freedalugo@gmail.com. In your email, please specify how many people will be attending, what dish you plan to bring, and if you are bringing any kids (as we will have plenty of games and activities for the little ones). See you at the picnic!

October 26, 2011
The Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC) and Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO) will conduct a free legal clinic to be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The legal clinic will take place at Filipino Advocates for Justice, 31080 Union City Blvd # 104, Union City, CA 94587.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email Legal Clinics Director, Christine Start, at cmpstart@gmail.com. If you are an attorney interested in volunteering, please specify your areas of practice in the email. All practice areas are welcomed and needed. There is a special request by Filipino Advocates for Justice for a personal injury attorney.

This is a friendly reminder that on October 13, 2011, APABA-SV will host its annual Scholarship and Commitment to Diversity Awards Banquet. This year, the keynote speaker will be Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, Professor of Law, Commissioner for the U.S. Department of Education Equity and Excellence Commission, and former Special Assistant to the President for Justice and Regulatory Policy.
Where: Sofitel San Francisco Bay 223 Twin Dolphin Drive Redwood City, CA 94065
When: Thursday, October 13, 2011. 6:00 pm Cocktails / 7:00 pm Dinner.
Table of 10:
Gold: $2,500
Silver: $2,000
Bronze: $1,500
Individual seats:
Individual: $125
Non-profit/Government/Judges/Students: $75
Purchase of Lifetime Membership ($1,000) includes seat to 2011 banquet
Proceeds to fund APABA-SV's scholarships and programs.
apabasv@gmail.com to purchase your ticket or a table online, please visit http://apabasv.com/events/ to purchase a ticket or table by check, please make check payable to "Asian Pacific Bar Association" and mail payment to:
Wenna Li, Treasurer
c/o Intel
2200 Mission College Blvd. RNB5-125
Santa Clara, CA 95054-1537

On October 1, 2011, FBANC and the Asian Law Caucus (ALC) will host the  18th Annual Caucus Clasic Charity Golf Tournamentat Presidio Golf Course, at 300 Finley Road in San Francisco. San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee is expected to attend this year's event The Caucus Classic promises to be a great day for both novice and experienced golfers.  Additionally, FBANC's proceeds from the tournament go towards the 2012 FBANC Scholarship.  Please contact Mark Punzalan at
MPunzalan@FinkelsteinThompson.com for additional details.

FBANC, VBANC, KABANC, SABA Mixer – September 29, 2011
Come join FBANC, VBANC, KABANC, and SABA for drinks, conversation, and networking, September 29, 2011 at Xanh, 110 Castro St. , Mountain View, CA 94041
Thursday, September 29, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PT).

Event page:  http://jointbarassociationhappyhourpeninsula.eventbrite.com   http://www.eventbrite.com/s/5tdf

FBANC Legal Clinic – September 27, 2011
The Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC) and Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO) will conduct a free legal clinic to be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The legal clinic will take place at the Filipino Community Center located at 4681 Mission St. SF, CA 94112.

If you are an attorney and interested in volunteering, please email your specific area(s) of legal practice to Christine Start at cmpstart@gmail.com.
If you are a law student and interested in volunteering, please email Christine Start at cmpstart@gmail.com.