GAPABA COMMITTEES 2020

Joining a committee is a great way to get actively involved with GAPABA. If you would like to volunteer for or inquire about a committee, please contact the Committee Chairs, provided below.


PROGRAMMING

COMMUNITY SERVICE

The Programming Committee is responsible for coordinating our calendar of annual activities and events. Programming is also responsible for outreach and planning joint activities with other Bar and civic associations.  If you would like to become involved in planning our calendar of events and handling programming logistics, or would like to propose a GAPABA program, contact us!


    

2020 Co-Chairs:

Andrew Leba (Boardmember), Change Healthcare

Allison Ng (Boardmember), Greenberg Traurig

Quynh Truong-Johnson (Boardmember), Cruz & Associates

Email: Programming@gapaba.org


The Community Service Committee creates pro bono opportunities for our members and supports charitable events that assist our APA communities. They work with local non-profit organizations including Asian Americans Advancing Justice for Atlanta and The Center for Pan Asian Community Services.  If you have ideas or want to join in planning our pro bono or community service events, please contact us!


  

2020 Co-Chairs: 

Carol Lee, Eversheds-Sutherland

Paul Nam, InComm

Email: CommServ@gapaba.org


COMMUNICATIONS

FINANCE

The Communications Committee provides regular information to our membership, including events and job announcements, and administers our membership database. Comms are responsible for e-blasts, developing our social media strategy, and for updating and administering our Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram as well as maintaining our website. The Committee provides information about GAPABA to news media and other external parties. If you have an affinity for social media, newsletter, or website design, please join us!

 

  

2020 Co-Chairs:

Bonnie Youn (Boardmember), The RMN Agency

Raymond Tran (Secretary), Seyfarth Shaw

Email: Communications@gapaba.org


GAPABA ANNOUNCEMENT REQUEST FORM:

Please submit a request for announcement if you want to post on GAPABA e-blast and/or social mediahttps://goo.gl/forms/KyUskrh6G4Auirmg2


Are you a Committee Member designing an event flyer for GAPABA?

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES AND SAMPLE TEMPLATES:

GAPABA FLYER GUIDELINES

The Finance Committee reviews and recommends the annual budget and is responsible for financial controls assisted by our Bookkeeper. Led by our treasurer, it manages our incoming and outgoing expenses, invoicing to vendors, check payments, receipts, and reimbursements.  Each Committee proposes a budget for events in 6-month periods, which are reviewed by the Board for approval.  If you have a head for figures, or administrative accounting details to assist in reviewing our budget, handling sponsorship invoicing, and reconciling reimbursement for events, join us!


    

2020 Co-Chairs: 

Neeli Shah (Treasurer), The Law Offices of Neeli Shah

Jacque Tio, Fish & Richardson

Steven Wong (Boardmember), The Home Depot

Email: Finance@gapaba.org


Are you requesting REIMBURSEMENT OR VENDOR CHECK? 

PLEASE FILL OUT THE GOOGLE FORM. This is only to be submitted by GAPABA Officers, Boardmembers or Committee Members ONLY:

http://bit.ly/GAPABAReimbursement


Email scanned receipts to treasurer@gapaba.org


NEW LAWYERS | LAW STUDENTS

PUBLIC SERVICE

The New Lawyers & Law Students Committee organizes events and activities geared towards law students and lawyers with 5 years or less of legal experience to provide networking and mentoring opportunities, and to develop the next generation of GAPABA's leaders. Annual programs include mock interview sessions and speed networking for law students, and a Mock Pitch Program for young associates. If you are a young lawyer or law student, and are interested in developing or attending events geared towards you, contact us!


  

2020 Co-Chairs: 

Kristin Aquino-Pham, Ogletree Deakins

Brenny Nguyen, OpenText

Email: NLS@gapaba.org


The Public Service Committee creates events and activities that support, in a non-partisan fashion, GAPABA members who have an interest in pursuing judicial office, political appointment, public service position, or other non-partisan elected office.  In 2018, GAPABA instituted a policy for candidates seeking political appointment, or endorsement for judicial, prosecutorial or other positions. If you are interested in seeking GAPABA's endorsement, please read our POLICY and fill out GAPABA's Public Service Committee Candidate Questionnaire and contact us!


  

2020 Co-Chairs: 

Sara Hamilton (Boardmember), ThompsonHine

Rodney Atreopersaud, Office of the GA Attorney General

Email: PubServ@gapaba.org

    NOMINATIONS

    SOLO | SMALL FIRM

    The Nominations Committee (newly formed in 2020) is dedicated to recognizing prominent and outstanding members of the GAPABA community for awards and distinctions within the larger legal network. It is responsible for reviewing referrals, nominating exceptional candidates for recognition, and aiding candidates with references, letters, and other components of the application. If you are interested in being nominated by GAPABA for an award or leadership role, please contact the committee.


      

    2020 Co-Chairs:

    Hon. Jaslovelin "Jessy" Lall, Fulton County State Ct. (Pro Hac), Bay Mediation

    Hon. Carla Wong McMillian, Court of Appeals of Georgia

    Email: nominations@gapaba.org

    The Solo/Small Firm Committee is committed to nurturing and creating networking and business development opportunities for our boutique practitioners. Led by SSFs, the Committee plans events of, for, and by our small firm attorneys, including Happy Hours and CLEs. GAPABA defines a Solo/Small Firm as having 10 attorneys or less. If you are interested in participating in the committee or learning more about SSF opportunites, please email the SSF Chairs below!

     

      

    2020 Co-Chairs:

    Allen Chang, Candor Legal

    Jung Wook Lee, Law Office of Jung Wook Lee

    Email: ssf@gapaba.org


    WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP NETWORK

    The Women's Leadership Network promotes inclusion, empowerment and advancement of Asian Pacific American women in the legal profession.  The Committee is dedicated to advocating, educating, mentoring, networking and developing leadership within the profession and larger community. In addition to an annual leadership workshop, WLN hosts an annual signature dinner, dedicated to highlighting APA women in the legal profession.


        
    2020 Co-Chairs: 

    Kayla Chen, Drew Eckl & Farnham

    Tina Dorr, Cantor Colburn

    Email: women@gapaba.org

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