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April 25, 2014

The SFLRLA & BALIF LGBT Public Interest Law Fellowship
for the Summer of 2014

Please provide copies of the enclosed application and the following guidelines to interested students. The SFLRLA & BALIF LGBT Public Interest Law Fellowship is designed to provide financial assistance to law students working with Bay Area community - based legal service providers to enhance the delivery of legal services to the Latino Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender community. Fellowships will be awarded in areas where there is a substantial LGBT population in need of legal services. Priority will be given to fellowship applicants who meet at least one of the following objectives:

  • Projects to develop or expand legal services in the areas affecting t he LGBT community, especially in the Latino community.
  • Projects that develop materials and training to educate the LGBT community about its legal rights and to facilitate its access to the justice system and the courts.
  • Projects that provide training, referral, recruitment and mentoring to law students.

Creative projects consistent with although not specifically included within these guidelines will be considered.


The Bay Area Latino Lawyers Fund and Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom will jointly award one fellowship, named the SFLRLA & BALIF LGBT Public Interest Law Fellowship, to a law student to fund summer employment in 201 4 . The amount of the fellowship will depend on the individual's financial need and grant funding available, up to $5 ,000.


Law students should submit the enclosed application form and required supporting materials. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as they have secured a summer internship.

All applications and supporting materials must be sent via email as a single .pdf document to :

Jackie Shull - González at


Yesenia Santacruz at

Application deadline: Round 2 - April 25, 2014

ROUND 2: Applications are due via email by April 25, 2014. Personal interviews will be conducted during April and May, 2014. Disbursement of the fellowship funding will occur when the grants are awarded in May or June 2014, and grant recipient will be recognized at the San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association's Annual Scholarship Reception in July or August 2014.

QUESTIONS Please contact

Jackie Shull-González at


Yesenia Santacruz at:

Here is a link to the application: Application Form

April 30, 2014

The Office of the Independent Administrator (OIA) is seeking qualified individuals who want to join its pool of possible arbitrators. There is no fee to do so and the OIA receives no money from the neutral arbitrators.

The OIA administers the arbitration system between Kaiser Permanente Health Plan, Inc., and its six million members in California. We administer about 650 cases a year and have approximately 275 neutral arbitrators on the panel. The panels are divided by region; Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego. The parties select their neutral arbitrator by striking and ranking 12 randomly generated names supplied by the OIA, or by jointly selecting any neutral arbitrator upon whom they can agree. Neutrals set their own fees and are paid by the parties.

Among other requirements, neutral arbitrators must either be lawyers with either ten years of substantial litigation and/or arbitration experience; retired state or federal judges; or lawyers with specifically designed arbitration training. Medical malpractice experience is not required. You must agree to follow the OIA Rules and ensure that the deadlines set forth in the Rules are met.

If interested, please go to the OIA website at You may complete the application on line. You may also obtain copies by emailing or by calling 213-637-9847. Also see the links below for qualifications and a copy of the application.

Neutral Arbitrator Application
Neutral Arbitrator Qualifications Amended 02-27-14
System Description

May 01, 2014
Call for Volunteers – Lawyers in Schools: Law Day 2014

As a the country approaches the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, volunteers will teach in nine San Francisco high schools "American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters."


Rob Shives, Fujitsu North America, Inc.
Ann Nguyen, Phan, Nguyen & Associates
Monique Liburd, Google Inc.

For more information, visit:

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