The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Upcoming events

10/17/2019 5:00 PM • Lawyers Club of Atlanta, 1230 Peachtree St., NE, #3850, Atlanta, GA 30309
10/24/2019 5:30 PM • 103 West, 103 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
10/26/2019 8:30 AM • AVLF Main Office, 235 Peachtree St., NE, Ste. 1750, North Tower, Atlanta, GA 30303

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

Upcoming events

    • 10/17/2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Lawyers Club of Atlanta, 1230 Peachtree St., NE, #3850, Atlanta, GA 30309
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    THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 2019 | 5:00 - 7:30 PM

    Lawyers Club of Atlanta

    1230 Peachtree St., NE, #3850, Atlanta, GA 30309

    CLE: Winning at Mediation

    Featuring the Hon. Parag Shah

    Mediator & Arbitrator, Miles Mediation

    Judge pro hac, City of Atlanta | Author of The Code | Principal, Shah Law Firm

    Mingling/Networking: 5 - 6 pm | 1 Hr. CLE: 6 - 7 pm

    Happy Hour Continues 7 pm

    FREE for all GAPABA & SABA-GA* members

    $10 non-members (covers CLE cost)

    Presented by the GAPABA Solo/Small Firm Committee &

    The South Asian Bar Association of GA (SABA-GA)

    *SABA-GA Members: Please email for CODE

    • 10/24/2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • 103 West, 103 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
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    Thursday, October 24, 2019
    Cocktail Hour 5:30 pm | Program & Dinner 7:00 pm

    Business Attire

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    103 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

    Featuring a Blockbuster General Counsel Panel


    • $20: GAPABA & ACC members who are In-House CounselThis REGISTRATION requires a CODE.  Please email
    • $65: In-House Counsel who are NOT GAPABA/ACC Members. As a special benefit, non-member IHCs who purchase a ticket will be given one free year of GAPABA membership
    • $100: All other GAPABA Members. NOTE: You MUST REGISTER using the SAME email that you use for your GAPABA membership.
    • $175: Non-Members. Join GAPABA NOW for only $50/yr.
    • $1,250: Corporate Table (10 seats)
    • $40: GAPABA Student Members, limited to 10 seats only. 
    • 10/26/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • AVLF Main Office, 235 Peachtree St., NE, Ste. 1750, North Tower, Atlanta, GA 30303


    Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

    Saturday Lawyers Program

    Saturday, Oct. 26, 2018

    8:30 am - 12:00 noon

    Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) HQ

    235 Peachtree St., NE, Ste. 1750, North Tower, Atlanta, GA 30303


    Organized by GAPABA's Community Service Committee.

    Questions? Contact Wellington Tzou at

    For forty years, the AVLF Saturday Lawyer Program has provided low-income Atlantans with access to volunteer attorneys and offered volunteer attorneys a chance to do meaningful pro bono work. 

    Who Can Participate?

    Any attorney licensed to practice law in Georgia. No particular substantive expertise or litigation experience is necessary; most of our volunteers begin with no experience with our types of cases (click here for training and support information). AVLF also has opportunities for a limited number of paralegals through the Saturday Paralegal Program to provide administrative support to the weekend clinic.

    What Do Volunteers Do?

    As a volunteer attorney, you can support the Saturday Lawyer Program in one or more ways:

    • Volunteer on Saturday morning to interview potential clients, assess their claims, and determine which cases, if any, you want to accept for full representation
    • Accept Saturday Lawyer cases for full representation, including those for which you conducted the initial interview and assessment on Saturday morning, or
    • Consult with AVLF staff attorneys and AVLF volunteer attorneys about issues in which you have particular expertise.

    Cases accepted through this program focus on promoting safe and habitable housing and ensuring return of security deposits, resolving other landlord-tenant disputes, such as illegal evictions or damage to tenants’ property caused by landlords, securing unpaid wages, defending clients against wrongful debt lawsuits and garnishments and stopping harassment and unfair collection practices by debt collectors. Volunteers who accept cases receive a high level of training and support on their specific case from AVLF staff.


    No prior training is required; we train and support you before, during, and after your chosen Saturday(s). For questions, please contact Cole Thaler or Matilde Davis.

    • 11/07/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 11/10/2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • JW Marriott Austin, 110 East 2nd St., Austin, TX 78701
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    GAPABA Gatherings at the

    2019 NAPABA Convention

    Austin, TX | Nov. 7 - 10, 2019

    JW Marriott Austin 

    110 East 2nd St., Austin, TX 78701

    1. GAPABA GROUP PHOTO at The Daniel K. Inouye NAPABA Trailblazer Award to Honor our very own Bjay Pak, U.S. Attorney, N.D. Ga.

    Friday, Nov. 8th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

    The JW Marriott Hotel Ballroom

    GAPABA wants everyone out IN FORCE to congratulate our Trailblazer from Georgia! We will do a GROUP PHOTO HERE, and everyone in attendance will receive a GAPABA lapel pin!

    RSVP HERE so we can get a headcount!

    2. GAPABA Happy Hour at NAPABA, hosted by Eversheds-Sutherland:

    Our Annual Gathering at NAPABA before the Gala!

    Saturday, Nov. 9th, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

    The JW Marriott: The Edge Rooftop + Bar

    COST is FREE, just register at check-in table: RSVP HERE

    See you in Austin! If you known any GAPABA folks who are going, please let them know about our gatherings!

    NAPABA Convention Website

    • 11/13/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • The Wimbish House, 1150 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
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    GAPABA's 3rd Annual

    Women's Leadership Network Dinner

    Breaking Barriers: AAPI Women Trailblazers

    Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 | 6:00 - 9:30 pm

    6:00 pm Cocktails | 7:00 pm Program

    The Wimbish House

    1150 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30309



    • GAPABA Members: $75 (allowed to purchase 1 guest ticket at this price)
    • Non-Members: $100
    • Law Students | Gov't | Non-Profit Attys.: $25

    Thank you to our DESSERT SPONSOR:

    Sponsorships Available! Download Brochure:

    • Premier Sponsor | $5,000: Includes 10 tickets (1 table), Full Page Ad in Program (Inside Front Cover or Back Page), Logo on Event Signage and Social Media Branding
    • Wimbish House Sponsor | $2,500: Includes 7 tickets, Full Page Ad inside program, Logo on Event Signage and Social Media Branding
    • Print Sponsor | $2,000: Includes 5 tickets, Half Page Ad inside program, Logo on Event Signage and Social Media Branding
    • Dessert Sponsor | $1,500Includes 4 tickets, exclusive branded signage at the dessert table, Logo on Event Signageand Social Media Branding
    • Girl Boss Sponsor | $1000: Includes 3 tickets, Logo on Event Signage and Social Media Branding
    If you have any questions, please contact WLN Co-Chairs Noelle Abastillas, Kasey Chow, and Lisa Liang:


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.

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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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