The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Upcoming events

11/18/2018 9:00 AM • Atlanta Community Food Bank, 732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
12/06/2018 6:30 PM • 3850 Beechwood Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30327




Membership has its BENEFITS, 

including FREE admission to certain exclusive events.

Upcoming events

    • 11/18/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Atlanta Community Food Bank, 732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
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    #GAPABAGives: 

    The Legacy Mentorship Program

    Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, 9 AM - 12 PM

    Atlanta Community Food Bank

    732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

    LIMITED TO 15 SLOTS ONLY

    VOLUNTEERING WITH

    GAPABA SUPERSTAR MENTORS!


    Have you ever wanted to participate in a meaningful volunteer activity with a mentor? This is your chance! This Holiday Season, GAPABA has created the Legacy Mentorship Program, with the idea of having law students and younger associates pair up with some of GAPABA's most distinguished mentors (including in-house counsel, partners, judges, and experienced attorneys), to work together in serving the community. This gives mentors and mentees an opportunity to interact in a meaningful way, deepening bonds as we help others. CHILDREN WELCOME.


    NOTE: EVERYONE who signs up must also fill out this form with the Atlanta Food Bank:

    https://acfb.volunteerhub.com/lp/gaasianpacificamericanbarassocation/


    CHILDREN SIGN UPYou must have 1 adult for every 4 children (8-12 years) and 1 adult for every 8 youth (13-18)NO MINORS without parental unitsplease! If you have children, download this form to print and bring with you: https://acfb.volunteerhub.com/go/u/521


    About the Product Rescue Center:

    The Product Rescue Center (PRC) provides a great hands-on experience in a diverse and social atmosphere. Groups and individual volunteers come together to inspect, sort, and pack quality grocery donations to prepare for distribution to over 600 partner agencies across Georgia.  


    Parking: Upon arrival into the main entrance (look for the big high sign with our orange peach logo), the parking lot will be to your left (on slight hill). After exiting your vehicle, look left for the fence covered walkway (affectionately known as “the cage”) with the Product Rescue Center Volunteers sign. Follow the fenced walkway to the PRC door.


    Dress Code: Closed-toe and closed-heel shoes are required, with sneakers or work boots recommended. Flips flops, sandals or heeled shoes are not allowed. Please wear comfortable clothing you do not mind getting a bit rumpled.


    Food Donations: With 1 in every 5 Georgians and 1 in 4 Georgia children at risk of hunger, the number of people requesting emergency food assistance continues to grow. If every volunteer visiting our Product Rescue Center brings just two cans of food, we would be able to provide approximately 2,750 additional meals each month!


    Please consider bringing as many nonperishable items as you can. You're already making a tremendous difference by volunteering. Think how much that can be magnified by grabbing a couple of food items to bring with you when you come! We're always in need of natural peanut butter, canned chicken, and canned fruits & vegetables. Click here for our full list of most needed food items:http://www.acfb.org/food-fund-drives


    • 12/06/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 3850 Beechwood Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
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    The 2018 GAPABA Holiday Party

    Thursday, December 6, 2018

    6:30 - 9:30 PM

    Hosted at the Home of Raj & Debbie Nichani

    3850 Beechwood Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327


    Deadline to Register: Nov. 28, 2018 or until we sell out


    Presented by Jade Title Sponsor



    • CAPACITY INCREASED! SPACE IS CAPPED AT 150!
    • $30.00 for GAPABA Members + $30.00 price for one (1) allowed guest
    • $40.00 for non-GAPABA Members
    • ATTIRE: HOLIDAY FESTIVE
    • VALET PARKING WILL BE PROVIDED
    • SPECIAL SAKE TASTING BY KOJI SAKE
    • SPECIAL THANKS TO THE RMN AGENCY
    DONATION REQUESTS: GAPABA is collecting GIFT ITEMS for 2 agencies. Please select at least one, but why not give to both?
    • Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network (GAIN)Please bring one unwrapped toy. Suggested items are puzzles, books, sports gear, cozy blankets, nail polish, art kits, dolls, stuffed animals, legos, backpacks, journals, board games, make-up, gift cards and scarves. You can also purchase items through Amazon Smiles and a percentage will automatically be donated to GAIN.
    • New American Pathways: GAPABA ADOPTS A REFUGEE FAMILY: We are collecting items for the ENTIRE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2018Suggested items for purchase on Amazon Wish List: http://a.co/gUZKx0L and http://a.co/2P8oJEU. Gently used or worn winter clothing and socks are greatly appreciated. You may bring wrapped gifts to the Holiday Party!

NOTICE TO ALL EVENT ATTENDEES:

WAIVER/RELEASE FOR PHOTO, VIDEO, AND AUDIO RECORDINGS


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.




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



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.


"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: https://squareup.com/store/nlf

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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