The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Upcoming events

02/07/2019 6:30 PM • Canton House, 4825 Buford Hwy., Chamblee, GA 30341
05/30/2019 6:30 PM • The Georgia Aquarium, Oceans Ballroom, 246 Ivan Allen, Jr. Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

GAPABA Membership has its BENEFITS, 

including FREE or DISCOUNTED

admission to certain events.

Founded in 1993, GAPABA is an affiliate of the 

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

Member of the GA 
Multi-Bar Leadership Council


Han C. Choi Scholarship

Upcoming events

    • 02/07/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Canton House, 4825 Buford Hwy., Chamblee, GA 30341
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    The 2019 GAPABA 
    Lunar New Year Banquet & 
    Board Installation:
    The Year of the Pig
    Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019
    6:30 - 9:30 PM
    Canton House

    4825 Buford Hwy., Chamblee, GA 30341

    MEMBERS: $35 

    NOTE: Members may also purchase 1 additional guest ticket

    at the $35 member price

    NON-MEMBERS: $60 (Join GAPABA for member price)

    Invited VIPs: please email for special code

    Presentation of the Second Annual

    Han C. Choi Mentor Award

    At the Lunar New Year Banquet, GAPABA will announce the Second Annual Han C. Choi Mentor Award, to honor one of our most outstanding former members, 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. Han, a Partner at Ballard Spahr, was the first APA Managing Partner of a BigLaw Firm in Atlanta.

    The NAPABA Law Foundation (NLF) has also partnered with the Choi Family to announce the creation of the Han C. Choi Scholarship, to honor a NAPABA Trailblazer, mentor and leader, who embodies grit and courage in the face of great adversity. 

    The NLF seeks to raise $125,000 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).

    NAPABA Law Foundation

    P.O. Box 65081

    Washington, DC  20035

    • 05/30/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • The Georgia Aquarium, Oceans Ballroom, 246 Ivan Allen, Jr. Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
    • 444

    THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019

    The Oceans Ballroom

    246 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    Individual Tickets: $150

    Gov't/Non-Profit/Students: $125


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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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