The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Upcoming events

10/27/2021 6:30 PM • King & Spalding, 1180 Peachtree St, NE, Ste. 1600, Atlanta, GA 30309
12/02/2021 6:30 PM • 3850 Beechwood Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

Upcoming events

    • 10/23/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • ZOOM Link TBD

    Watch a Video with Judge Nhan-Ai Simms (Gwinnett County Juvenile Court) and Donald Lee (Gwinnett County Guardian ad Litem) explaining the importance of the Pro Bono Project with Georgia Appleseed

    GAPABA Volunteers with

    Pro Bono Project & CLE:

    Increase Student Engagement & Success

    Open to Attorneys & Law Students


    Mandatory CLE Training

    Sat., Oct. 23, 2021 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM ET via ZOOM

    (1.5 hrs CLE Credits pending)

    Followed by 3-4 Hours of individual pro bono work

    contacting Georgia Superior & Juvenile Courts to gather critical data for School Climate Committees

    GAPABA Partners with Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, Gate City Bar Association, and the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association for a CLE training and pro bono project reaching out to Georgia Superior & Juvenile Courts to gather critical data to contribute to student success!

    • Georgia Appleseed (GAA) staff will lead a 1.5 Hr. CLE about the importance of School Climate, effective discipline strategies for keeping children in class and out of the court system, and the role of the Student Attendance and School Climate Committees in those strategies. Attendees will engage in team-building exercises to strengthen GAPABA connections and engagement.

    • GAA staff will train volunteer attendees to conduct a pro bono project (expected time commitment of 3-4 hours of individual call time to Georgia Courts) to gather data, and report back to GAA. Two keys to dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline are school climate committees and school-justice partnerships. All school districts are required to have school climate committees. Georgia Appleseed is developing a database to inform the community about the school climate committees and school-justice partnerships in their district. Through this community service event, we will be assisting Georgia Appleseed more quickly identify where there are shortfalls and where there are model programs and bridge communities in need.

    QUESTIONS? Contact GAPABA Community Service Committee Co-Chairs Paul Nam and Carol Lee:

    • 10/27/2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • King & Spalding, 1180 Peachtree St, NE, Ste. 1600, Atlanta, GA 30309
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    GAPABA Celebrates Our Newest

    AAPI Women Judges in Georgia

    Wednesday | Oct. 27 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM

    1180 Peachtree St, NE, Ste. 1600, Atlanta, GA 30309

    Max Capacity: 40

    Since 2020, Georgia made history with the appointment of seven new Asian American women jurists to the Georgia Bench, including our first AAPI Georgia Supreme Court Justice. In the age of COVID, we are finally able to celebrate their accomplishments in person. Our newest AAPI women judges include:

    This event is by INVITATION ONLY and A REGISTRATION CODE is required to RSVP because we are limited to a maximum capacity of 40 attendees. Please contact

    Co-Sponsored by:

    • 12/02/2021
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 3850 Beechwood Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
    • 150


    The 2021 GAPABA Holiday Party

    Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021 | 6:30 - 9:30 PM

    Hosted at the Home of Raj & Debbie Nichani

    Special Thanks to The RMN Agency

    3850 Beechwood Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327




    View the PHOTOS from 2019



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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