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The 2016 Advancing Justice Conference (AJC) is the first and only national conference in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community focusing on civil rights and social justice. Over 700 AAPIs from across the U.S. will come together to address issues facing our fastest growing populations. The theme will focus on civic engagement and building our electoral and social power in support of economic and racial justice. Conference attendees will participate in two days of panel discussions, caucus sessions, skills and capacity building, trainings, and networking receptions.

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Wednesday, March 30 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Corporate Partnerships: An Innovative Source of Pro Bono and Volunteer Support

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Many nonprofits call on attorneys from large law firm as volunteers. What about less traditional sources of volunteers, such as corporations or other businesses? These companies often have in-house attorneys and other employees - many of whom are bilingual - looking for ways to do community service. This panel will explore successful corporate employee volunteer partnerships, such as the one Advancing Justice-LA has with Bank of America, and OneJustice’s JusticeBus program, which organizes trips to underserved areas where law firms and their corporate clients volunteer together. This panel will also address how to potentially start a volunteer partnership with a corporation.

Moderators
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Christina Yang

Pro Bono Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
Christina Yang is Pro Bono Director for Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles. She cultivates volunteer and pro bono programs to support Advancing Justice - LA’s work, and also focuses on strengthening relationships between Advancing Justice - LA and attorneys, law firms, corporations, bar associations, and law schools. Previously, Yang was Staff Attorney with AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), a global nonprofit HIV/AIDS advocacy... Read More →

Speakers
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Adriana Dulic

Chair of Association of Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Committee, Epoch Payment Solutions
Adriana Dulic is Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Epoch Payment Solutions, where she is responsible for development and implementation of a wide range of legal policies and compliance, including anti-money laundering, privacy, data security, e-commerce, copyrights and trademark. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Southern California chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and she serves as the Chair of its Pro... Read More →
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Amy Kaizuka

Senior Staff Attorney, OneJustice
As the Senior Staff Attorney in OneJustice's Los Angeles office, Amy Kaizuka oversees the work of the Pro Bono Justice Program in Southern California, which includes the Justice Bus Project, IMPACT LA, and the Pro Bono Training Institute. Before joining OneJustice, Kaizuka served as Legal Services Director at California Lawyers for the Arts and as a Staff Attorney at the Board on Professional Responsibility, D.C. Court of Appeals. She received... Read More →
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Vinh Ngo

Risk Manager, Bank of America
Vinh Ngo is Senior Vice President of Risk Management for Commercial Real Estate at Bank of America. Ngo joined the Bank in 1996 after graduating from the University of Southern California with degrees in Accounting and Real Estate Finance. In his current role, he is responsible for Bank of America’s Southern California Commercial Real Estate portfolio. Ngo is active with both the Bank’s Asian Leadership Team (business integration) and... Read More →
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Chris Tirrell

Pro Bono Co-Chair and Global Alliance, Supply Chain, and Worldwide Technical Regulations Counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Chris Tirrell is counsel for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Supply Chain. He co-chairs HPE’s Office of General Counsel United States Pro Bono Committee and is responsible for cultivating diverse volunteer opportunities, managing partner relationships, and the recruitment and retention of volunteers. Tirrell serves on the Advisory Council of Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, a nonprofit legal services organization that provides legal... Read More →