The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association

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08/19/2020 4:30 PM • Zoom Link TBD
09/24/2020 • The Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom, 246 Ivan Allen, Jr. Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

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    • 08/19/2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Link TBD
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    GAPABA & the Association of Corporate Counsel (Georgia)

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    PANDEMIC EXHAUSTION:

    THE TALK SHOW

    Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020

    4:30 - 6:00 PM (EST)

    FREE, but RSVP REQUIRED

    ZOOM LINK provided prior to event

    This event will be livestreamed on the GAPABA Facebook Page.


    Let's talk about that #PandemicExhaustion Life! ACC and GAPABA attorneys will discuss work and life for the next 6-12 months. This will be an interactive talk show styled discussion between our audience and panelists on choices they have had to make and will have to make in the immediate future. We will talk through the challenges, adjustments and solutions to cope with a pandemic with no clear end.


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    For technical registration questions, email communications@gapaba.org.


    • 09/03/2020
    • 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Link TBD
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    Managing Confidential Digital Information

    Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 | 4:30 - 5:45 PM EST

    REGISTRATION IS FREE

    1 hour CLE Credit for Professionalism & Ethics

    Zoom Link will be emailed to registrants


    Speaker: Keyaan J. Williams, MBA

    Founder & Managing Director of Class, LLC


    Description of Program:

    Cybersecurity relates directly to the goals of professionalism required in the practice of law. This presentation explores the knowledge, skills, and capabilities required for compliance with the requirements outlined in Formal Opinion 477 (May 11, 2017) and Formal Opinion 483 (Oct. 17, 2018) from the Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility at the American Bar Association. The GA Bar has approved the session for CLE credit (Professionalism & Ethics). The session is designed to help legal professionals understand the importance of data classification and the steps necessary for protecting confidential digital information from unauthorized access or disclosure.

    Learning objectives:

    • Introduction
    • Cybersecurity threats and social engineering attacks.
    • Overview of data classification
    • The impact of data classification and data security on the practice of law
    • Data Encryption
    • Controlling access to information
    • Keeping systems up to date

    CLASS-LLC is a cybersecurity and business services firm. We are not a technology company, but we are aligned with strategic partners that allow us to develop comprehensive solutions for our clients. The company:

    • Develops security programs that help organizations achieve their business goals while managing cybersecurity risks at an acceptable level.
    • Uses professional certification workshops and custom-developed training to develop the cybersecurity capabilities of the entire workforce, from general computer users to senior executives.
    • Delivers world-class cybersecurity conferences and executive events that bring business, technology, and security leaders together to promote Strategic Thinking in Cybersecurity™
    • Connects organizations with strategic partners who can solve their most important IT security problems.

    Instructions for CLE credits to be provided to Registrants.

    Registration Questions: email communications@gapaba.org

    • 09/24/2020
    • (EDT)
    • The Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom, 246 Ivan Allen, Jr. Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313


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    The Oceans Ballroom

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    The 2020 GAPABA Gala scheduled for May 28, 2020 will be POSTPONED until late September or October of 2020We have elected to postpone the gala due to the uncertainty presented by the Coronavirus pandemic. As government officials and businesses are currently contemplating a return to some semblance of normalcy in the coming months, we intend to move forward with our event, which continues to be one of the most anticipated social events for the legal community. We will be mindful of the recommendations of health experts in connection with the planning and execution of the gala as the safety of our attendees is of paramount importance. We will let all of you know of our alternate Gala date as soon as we can. 


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COVID-19 MESSAGE: GAPABA has been monitoring the unfolding news of the COVID-19 Virus throughout the world. As an organization, we are sensitive to not adding to the misinformation and hysteria that has characterized some of the worldwide reaction. We are also sensitive to the fact that this outbreak has fueled xenophobia and racism against Asian Americans. These sensitivities must be balanced against responsible action as a community organization in a time of crisis. We have a role to play in our legal community, the community of our state and country, and in the world community. Accordingly, consistent with federal and state guidelines, GAPABA has elected to POSTPONE all of our in-person events until further notice, and we are switching over to a VIRTUAL FORMAT. Additionally, our Gala originally scheduled for May 28, 2020 will also be POSTPONED until Sept. 24, 2020. As government officials and businesses are currently contemplating a return to some semblance of normalcy in the coming months, we intend to move forward with our event, which continues to be one of the most anticipated social events for the legal community. We will be mindful of the recommendations of health experts in connection with the planning and execution of the gala as the safety of our attendees is of paramount importance. We will let all of you know of our alternate Gala date as soon as we can.  Our hope is that concerted containment efforts will help us return to normal activities in the very near future. We thank you for your support of GAPABA and we hope to see you again when it is safe to resume our activities.


GAPABA CONGRATULATES JUSTICE CARLA WONG McMILLIAN on MAKING HISTORY!


On Good Friday, April 10, 2020, Justice Carla Wong McMillian was sworn in by Governor Brian Kemp to serve on the Georgia Supreme Court! She is the first Asian American & Pacific Islander to serve on Georgia's highest court. READ MORE:

Video of the InvestitureThe Daily Report Coverage | The Atlanta Journal Constitution | The Citizen | The Augusta Chronicle


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Han C. Choi Scholarship


IN MEMORIAM: HAN C. CHOI

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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