The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Upcoming events

09/20/2019 12:00 PM • Davio's at Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA 30326
10/03/2019 6:00 PM • King & Spalding, 1180 Peachtree St., NE, Ste. 1600, Atlanta, GA 30309
10/12/2019 9:30 AM • 3510 Shallowford Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30341

GAPABA Membership has its BENEFITS, including FREE or DISCOUNTED admission to certain events.

Founded in 1993, GAPABA is an affiliate of the 

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Member of the GA 
Multi-Bar Leadership Council

Upcoming events

    • 09/20/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Davio's at Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA 30326
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    The GAPABA Legacy Mentorship Program

    An Intimate Lunch for Six Mentees

    Friday, Sept. 20, 2019

    12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

    Davio's at Phipps Plaza

    3500 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA 30326

    This event FREE and is open only to young associates and law students who are PAID GAPABA Members. It is limited to 6 guests, first come, first served.

    Past President Anu Seam (Assistant VP and Sr. Legal Counsel of AT&T) and Boardmember Chris Chan (Partner, Eversheds-Sutherland) invite mentees to join them for an intimate lunch, where they will provide guidance and insight as to how they achieved their career path, and their leadership roles. 

    • 10/03/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • King & Spalding, 1180 Peachtree St., NE, Ste. 1600, Atlanta, GA 30309
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    The Perfect Pitch

    Thursday, Oct. 3, 6:00 - 8:30 pm

    1180 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

    COST: $5.00

    Beer/Wine + Heavy Hors d'oeuvres served | Parking Validated


    • Sarah PowellGeneral Counsel, Focus Brands
    • Ricardo Nunez, General Counsel, SWM International
    • Joel Rogers, Associate General Counsel, The Home Depot
    • Sam Choy, Partner, King & Spalding
    • Moderated by Michael Wu, GAPABA Board Member, Former General Counsel, Carter's, Inc.

    Don't miss this exciting Mock Pitch Program! Two competing teams, consisting of 2 associates and 1 law student, will pitch their firm to our esteemed panelists in front of our audience. After both presentations, the panelists will provide constructive feedback, and conclude by picking the team they would hire, followed by Q&A from the audience.

    Questions? Contact Paul Nam or Brenny Nguyen, co-chairs of the New Lawyers/Law Student Committee:

    • 10/12/2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3510 Shallowford Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30341

    #TeamGAPABA at #TEAWalk2019

    GAPABA walks with CPACS for TEA Walk 2019!
    DATE/TIME: Sat., Oct. 12, 2012, 9:30 am - 12 pm 
    LOCATION: The walk starts at the Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS), 3510 Shallowford Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30341

    COST: FREE! CPACS also provides a FREE T-SHIRT and FREE LUNCH, and feature a community fair. 

    If you register with GAPABA, please also REGISTER WITH CPACS for their accurate headcount and to ensure you receive a t-shirt, thanks!


    LENGTH OF WALK: Approximately 2 miles

    Every year for the past 5 years, TeamGAPABA has walked in solidarity with thousands down Buford Hwy. for TEAWalk. For the past 14 years, ever-increasing numbers of Atlanta’s diverse communities have participated in TEA Walk. We walk in solidarity as one family, one community, and one America in the largest empowerment walk of its kind in the South – TEA Walk, Together Empowering All. We walk in unity to celebrate the diversity of our community and to promote civic engagement. After a two-mile empowerment walk along Buford Highway in Doraville, Georgia, CPACS hosts a dynamic community fair and stage show, complete with light refreshments, music, dance, sponsorship booths, and more, all free of charge! Last year, TEA Walk 2018 boasted over 3,300 participants. Many ethnic groups were represented including some 20 different ethnic Asian American communities, associations, religious affiliations, local universities, community allies, and media.

    • 10/17/2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Lawyers Club of Atlanta, 1230 Peachtree St., NE, #3850, Atlanta, GA 30309
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    LAST HAPPY HOUR | CLE of 2019!

    THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 2019

    5:00 - 7:30 PM

    CLE: Winning at Mediation

    Featuring the Hon. Parag Shah

    Mediator & Arbitrator, Miles Mediation

    Judge pro hac, City of Atlanta | Author of The Code | Principal, Shah Law Firm

    Lawyers Club of Atlanta

    1230 Peachtree St., NE, #3850, Atlanta, GA 30309

    Mingling/Networking: 5 - 6 pm | 1 Hr. CLE: 6 - 7 pm

    Happy Hour Continues 7 pm

    FREE for all GAPABA members

    $10 non-members (covers CLE cost)

    Law Students Welcome for FREE, but CAPPED at 10 MAX

    • 10/24/2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • 103 West, 103 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

    Thursday, October 24, 2019
    Cocktail Hour 5:30 pm
    Program & Dinner begins at 7:00 pm

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    103 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

    Featuring a Fortune 500 General Counsel Panel



    • $20: GAPABA & ACC members who are In-House CounselThis REGISTRATION requires a CODE.  Please email
    • $65: In-House Counsel who are NOT GAPABA/ACC Members. As a special benefit, non-member IHCs who purchase a ticket will be given one free year of GAPABA membership
    • $100: All other GAPABA Members. NOTE: You MUST REGISTER using the SAME email that you use for your GAPABA membership.
    • $175: Non-Members. Join GAPABA NOW for only $50/yr.
    • $1,250: Corporate Table (10 seats)
    • $40: GAPABA Student Members, limited to 10 seats only. 

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When you enter an event hosted or co-hosted by the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Inc. (hereinafter "GAPABA"), you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for web casts, promotional purposes, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by GAPABA and its representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of GAPABA. You release GAPABA, its officers and directors, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings. By entering the event premises, you waive all rights (including economic rights and moral rights) you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by GAPABA or the person or entity designated to do so by GAPABA. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering an event.

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Han C. Choi Scholarship


From his Law Firm, Ballard Spahr

Han C. Choi, who served as Managing Partner of Ballard Spahr's Atlanta Office, led the firm's Korea Initiative, and was respected locally and nationally for his extraordinary work on behalf of Asian American lawyers and students, died March 26, 2018.

Mr. Choi, 52, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April 2017. He was determined to maintain his successful law practice, as well as his active civic and social life, for as long as possible. In the year since his diagnosis, Mr. Choi traveled with his wife, Catherine, and their three children. He was honored by civic organizations he helped build and grow, assisted clients with their business needs, and—as always—participated in activities that enriched the lives of others.

... "Han was a leader, a teacher, a mentor, a friend. He was all of those things in one," Ballard Spahr Associate Stephanie Kim said. "He truly cared about his clients, some of whom became his closest friends. And he listened to others because he didn't believe that his way was always the right way. Even in the most pressure-filled situation, he remained calm and looking for solutions. That had a quiet, uplifting effect on everyone around him.”

Read more from Ballard Spahr's IN MEMORIAM


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