The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Upcoming events

09/27/2018 5:30 PM • 103 West, 103 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
10/04/2018 6:30 PM • Seyfarth Shaw, 1075 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
10/25/2018 6:30 PM • Park Tavern - Piedmont Garden Tent, 500 Tenth St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Membership has its BENEFITS, 

including FREE admission to certain exclusive events.

Upcoming events

    • 09/27/2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • 103 West, 103 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
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    Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018
    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 Blockbuster General Counsel Roundtable

    PLEASE NOTE: We have opened this event for a limited number of 20 law student seats. This is for PAID GAPABA Student Members ONLY. 1 ticket per person.


    • $15: GAPABA and ACC members who are In-House CounselThis REGISTRATION requires a CODE.  Please email
    • $60: In-House Counsel who are NOT GAPABA Members. As a special benefit, non-member IHCs who purchase a ticket will be given one free year of GAPABA membership
    • $75: All other GAPABA Members. NOTE: You MUST REGISTER using the SAME email that you use for your GAPABA membership.
    • $150: Non-Members. Join GAPABA NOW for only $50/yr.
    • $1,000: Corporate Table (10)

    Business Attire

    Thank you to our Sponsors:

    • 10/04/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Seyfarth Shaw, 1075 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

    GAPABA'S 2nd Annual


    DATE/TIME: Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:30 pm

    PLACE: Seyfarth Shaw, 1075 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

    COST: $10.00

    Drinks & Nibbles served!


    Bidding will include some great experiences to enjoy and bond with these mentors:
    • Korean BBQ Night
    • Escape Room
    • Top Golf
    • Painted Pin
    • Sip and Paint 
    • Buford Highway Tour (Food Terminal and Sweet Hut Bakery)
    • Puppets and Sweets (4 tickets to Center for Puppetry Arts and Sweet Hut Bakery)
    • Museum of Contemporary Art of GA (Family Membership + 2 Exhibition)

    Sponsored by:

    • 10/25/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Park Tavern - Piedmont Garden Tent, 500 Tenth St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
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    The State of Asian Pacific American Women in Law: 

    A Current Glance After Many Firsts

    Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

    6:30 - 9:30 pm

    LOCATION: Park Tavern 

    (Piedmont Garden Tent)

    500 Tenth St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30309


    • GAPABA Members: $75 (allowed to purchase 1 guest ticket at this price)
    • Non-Members: $100
    • Law Students: $25 (capped at 10)




    Sponsored by:

Founded in 1993, GAPABA is an affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

Member of the GA 
Multi-Bar Leadership Council

GAPABA mourns the loss of our dear friend and Past President.

We honor him with the Han C. Choi  Mentor Award 

& Han C. Choi Scholarship through The NAPABA Law Foundation


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.

"I visited Han at his home in Atlanta a few weeks ago and was privileged to spend time with Catherine, and with friends who were at the house assisting with his care," Ballard Spahr Chair Mark Stewart said. "Their deep affection for Han and his family was palpable. One friend said she was honored to give back to a family that had given so freely to others. Han did indeed give the best of himself at Ballard, to clients and colleagues, and to causes important to the firm. And he did so with skill, joy, and vigor."

Mr. Choi's work in Public Finance focused on transactions for highly visible projects in sectors ranging from manufacturing and health care to education, transportation, and housing. "Han displayed a remarkable diversity of skills," said Ballard Spahr Partner Bill Rhodes. As a leader of Ballard Spahr's Korea Initiative, Mr. Choi sought ways to build bridges between Korean businesses and domestic market opportunities.

"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

The inaugural Han C. Choi Mentor Award was established to honor our Past President and Boardmember, and previous recipient of the Judge Alvin T. Wong Pioneer Award. The Award is meant to recognize members of the legal profession who have demonstrated a remarkable commitment to mentoring the next generation of Asian Pacific American attorneys.

The NAPABA Law Foundation has also partnered with the Choi Family to announce the creation of the Han C. Choi Scholarshipto honor a NAPABA Trailblazer, mentor and leader, who embodies grit and courage in the face of great adversity. The NLF seeks to raise an initial goal of $100,000 for the Scholarship Fund, which is intended to benefit deserving Asian Pacific American 1L or 2L law student candidates who exhibit academic excellence, leadership, volunteerism, mentorship experience, and demonstrate an interest in APA issues. Special consideration will also be given to applicants who have been adversely affected by cancer (as a survivor, or family member of a victim or survivor).

To make an online donation to the Han C. Choi Scholarship Fund, please visit:

Alternatively, checks may be sent payable to the “NAPABA Law Foundation” with “Han C. Choi Scholarship Fund” noted on the memo section, and mailed to:

NAPABA Law Foundation

P.O. Box 65081

Washington, DC  20035

If donations are made by stock or mutual fund: Shares should be sent to NLF’s account at Snowden Lane (Account name: NAPABA Law Foundation; DTC 0443; Account number: TFT 500426).


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