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CMCP eBulletin - December 18, 2013



From all of us at CMCP to all our members,
supporters and friends!
CMCP will be closed for the holidays
from December 24, 2013 through January 1, 2014


CMCP's Founders: 25th Anniversary Conference Co-Chairs
Join them in kicking off the 2014 Conference on the morning of October 20th at the Founders' Panel!
Dennis Archer
Dru Ramey
Guy Rounsaville Jr
Dennis Archer
Drucilla Stender-Ramey
Guy Rounsaville, Jr.
More info and Conference Website Coming Soon...
Sponsorship Opportunities Available - Contact CMCP


Cost: CMCP Members - No Charge
Non-Members - $45.00
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Registration Opens: 12:15pm
Welcome: 12:45pm
CLE Sessions: 1:00 - 5:45pm
Networking Reception: 5:45 - 7:00pm
Join the Kaiser Law Department and CMCP for 4.0 hours of hard-to-get
CLE credits, then relax and network with your colleagues.
Sessions & CLE Credit:
1:00 - 2:00pm: Using Meditation to Disrupt Addictive Behaviors
Martha Sullivan, Thornton Marketing
CLE - 1.0 hour Prevention of Substance Abuse
2:15 - 3:15pm:To Post or Not: The Social Media Ethical Dilemma
Shirish Gupta, Flashpoint Mediation | Stacey Mufson, Kaiser
Rhonda L. Nelson, Severson & Werson / Glen R. Olson, Long & Levit LLP
CLE - 1.0 hour Legal Ethics
3:45 - 5:45pm:The Neuroscience of Decision-Making in the Practice of Law
Kimberly Papillon, Esq.
CLE - 2.0 hours Elimination of Bias
Location: Kaiser Permanente, Ordway Building, 22nd Floor, One Kaiser Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612

San Francisco Program & Networking Reception

► Meet the Current CMCP Board of Directors & CMCP Staff

► Welcome CMCP's 2014 Incoming Board Members
Mike Bennett, General Counsel of Litigation, Walmart
Laura Maechtlen, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw
Jenny Shigekawa, Director & Managing Attorney, Southern California Edison
► Hear from CMCP members about the value of CMCP
Nioura Foad Ghazni, Associate, Osborn McDerby LLP
Tiffany Renee Thomas,Senior Associate, ReedSmith LLP
► Catch up with old friends
► Meet new people & expand your network
Date:Thursday, January 30, 2014
Time:6:00 - 8:30pm; program at 6:30pm

Omni San Francisco Hotel
500 California Street (at Montgomery)
San Francisco, CA 94104

Cost:CMCP Members - FREE
Non-Members - $25.00

California Minority Counsel Program
Date:Monday, February 10, 2014
Time:6:00 - 8:30 pm
Program at 6:15 followed by networking reception
Location:Ballard Spahr, LLP
2029 Century Park East, Los Angeles
Conference Room A, Concourse Level
Panel:Nina Hernandez, Associate, Ballard Spahr, LLP - Moderator
Anna Segobia Masters, Partner, Winston & Strawn
Merle Vaughn, Managing Director & Law Firm Diversity Practice Leader, Major Lindsey & Africa
Vivian Yang, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, CityGrid Media
Cost:CMCP Members - Free
Non-Members - $25.00
Hosted & Sponsored by

Fed. Bureau of Prisons – Experienced Attorney

The legal practice at the Consolidated Legal Center (CLC) covers a wide variety of issues focusing on correctional law and litigation.

The position includes being involved in the management of a legal office that oversees the legal operations associated with several correctional institutions. The incumbent will be expected to provide advice and guidance to all levels of staff at these correctional facilities, including members of the Executive staff. The incumbent will also be expected to communicate with defense attorneys, prosecutors, federal courts and agency officials. The incumbent will need to develop a thorough knowledge of all aspects of BOP policy and practice as he/she may be required to appear in District Court on short notice to explain and advocate the agency's rationale for its correctional management decisions.

Interested parties must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar of any state or territory, or the District of Columbia, and have at least 2 years post-J.D. experience. Prior experience in correctional law is highly desired, though not required.

For more info on this position and to apply, Visit the CMCP Job Bank

Associate, Patent Litigation, Perkins Coie LLP, San Francisco

The San Francisco office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking an experienced associate to join its Patent Litigation group. Candidates must have 3 to 4 years of experience with patent litigation as well as commercial litigation, a degree in electrical engineering or computer science, experience at an AmLaw 100 law firm, excellent academic credentials and California bar admission. Significant work experience in the field of technical expertise is preferred.

For more info on this position and to apply, Visit the CMCP Job Bank

Corporate Counsel – Counsel 3, Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company, a diversified financial services company, is seeking an experienced employment attorney to join its Law Department in its Los Angeles or San Francisco offices. The individual selected will join a team of attorneys responsible for handling employment-related legal issues for Wells Fargo & Company and its subsidiaries, including managing claims and outside counsel relationships; providing advice, counsel and risk management training to business line management and Human Resources; and developing and drafting policies, plans, agreements and contracts.

5+ years’ experience as a practicing attorney. Juris Doctorate. State Bar membership is required.

For more info on this position and to apply, Visit the CMCP Job Bank

Deputy Attorney Counsel – Office of Attorney General, Sacramento

Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) attorneys represent over 30 state agencies that administer a multitude of state health, education and welfare programs. HEW attorneys routinely practice before state and federal trial and appellate courts, including the California and United States Supreme Courts. Many cases handled by the section are brought as complex class actions and writ proceedings, may have statewide implications affecting millions of program beneficiaries, and may affect billions of dollars in funding.

Desirable Qualifications for this Position: Superior writing skills; effective oral advocacy skills; federal and state court litigation experience that includes responding to temporary restraining orders, and/or preliminary injunctions on an emergency basis; significant case responsibilities at both the trial and appellate levels; interest in and ability to handle politically sensitive, high profile, complex litigation; interest in health, education, and welfare policy.

For more info on this position and to apply, Visit the CMCP Job Bank

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Seeks Applicants
For Its 2014 Summer Internship Diversity Pipeline Program

We thrive on diversity at Pacific Gas and Electric Company and strive to cultivate a workplace where inclusion, acceptance and mutual respect are standard. We are also committed to increasing the diversity of attorneys practicing energy law. With this commitment in mind, in 2007 PG&E’s Law Department established its Diversity Pipeline Program. This program provides law students with an opportunity to experience PG&E’s multifaceted legal practice, interact with attorneys from various law firms, network with former Diversity Pipeline Program interns, and participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (”LCLD”) Law School Mentoring Program.

During the eight-week internship program at PG&E's San Francisco office, four (4) first-year law students will receive a variety of work assignments in multiple practice areas which may include, among others, litigation, corporate, commercial and regulatory matters. The interns will also learn first-hand about PG&E’s business operations and interact with the Law Department’s business clients. Students will also participate in the LCLD Scholars conference in Dallas,Texas from June 5th-7th. Each student will receive an hourly rate of compensation targeted to equate to a $6,000 per-month salary. All compensation is subject to employee withholding. For more information about the LCLD program, see

The program will begin on Monday, June 2, 2014 and conclude on Friday, July 25, 2014.

Selection criteria include academic excellence, personal or professional achievement in overcoming hardship, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity. This program is only available to students who are currently first-year law students.

Applications are due no later than 8:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Monday, January 13, 2014, no exceptions, and must include each of the following:

  • Resume
  • First-year course writing sample (limited to ten (10) pages)
  • Personal statement addressing selection criteria (limited to three (3) pages)

Applicants are responsible for assuring that their application is timely, accurate, and complete. Please send applications by email to:

If you are selected as a finalist, you will be asked to participate in an in-person or
video-conferenced interview on a mutually convenient date between February 3rd and February 14th. Interviewees will be asked to bring their first semester grades to the interview.

PG&E provides equal opportunity in employment and advancement for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any non-job related factor.

The State Bar of California is Seeking Volunteers!!!

The State Bar of California is looking for approximately 200 volunteers to fill various positions on more than three dozen of its committees, boards and commissions.

Groups with open positions range from committees dealing with access and fairness issues to section executive committees focused on particular areas of the law to a committee addressing questions of professional responsibility and conduct.

Positions on legal services committees are also available for those interested in helping provide legal services to poor and middle-income individuals. Most appointments carry a three-year term, with committee terms beginning on September 14, 2014.

A complete list of openings, application forms and detailed committee information are available at the State Bar’s website at Applicants can apply to up to three committees, but may only be appointed to one.

Individuals can also obtain application materials by calling the State Bar appointments office at 415-538-2370 or by faxing 415-538-2305. The application deadline for most positions is February 3, 2014.



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