The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Upcoming events

09/19/2020 8:45 AM • VIRTUAL SESSION on Sat., Sept. 19, Sign up by Thurs., Sept. 17th. ZOOM LINK TBD
09/23/2020 4:30 PM •
09/30/2021 • The Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom, 246 Ivan Allen, Jr. Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

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Upcoming events

    • 09/19/2020
    • 8:45 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • VIRTUAL SESSION on Sat., Sept. 19, Sign up by Thurs., Sept. 17th. ZOOM LINK TBD

    GAPABA Volunteers with

    AVLF: Saturday Lawyer Program

    Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020

    Various Time Slots from 8:15 am - 2:45 pm

    Deadline to Sign Up: Thursday, Sept. 17th

    Open to Attorneys & Law Students


    For September's #GAPABAGivesBack, GAPABA Partners with Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) to assist with their Virtual Saturday Lawyer ProgramVolunteers (both Attorneys & Law Students) have the option to pick from multiple time slots to meet with clients virtually through a Zoom meeting. VOLUNTEERS ARE ASKED TO PLEASE CHOOSE 2 TIME SLOTS EACH:

    • 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
    • 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
    • 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
    • 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM

    Each slot is 2 hours to account for technical difficulties, the client interview, and debriefing with an AVLF staff attorney

      • 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. 
    • TRAINING: Volunteers who accept cases receive a high level of training and support on their specific case from AVLF staff, who will provide questionnaires, training docs, and a virtual orientation video prior to the Program. Orientation materials and Zoom link will be emailed to volunteers the week of the program.
    • CLIENT MEETING: The Zoom meetings will be set up by an AVLF staff attorney, and AVLF staff attorneys will also be present for questions, debriefing, etc. throughout the program. 

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

    • 09/23/2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)


    WED., SEPT. 23, 2020 | 4:30 - 6:00 PM EST


    APABA-DC is proud to host a virtual panel with prominent lawyers in professional sports!





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      • 09/30/2021
      • (EDT)
      • The Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom, 246 Ivan Allen, Jr. Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

      POSTPONED TO SEPT. 30, 2021


      We regret to have to further extend our GAPABA Gala to the new date of September 30, 2021. For all of our Sponsors who have already contributed, your sponsorship dollars will be applied to the rescheduled gala at the same level that was previously offered. We will also offer our sponsors the option to apply your sponsorship dollars to a virtual holiday celebration that we will host in 2020, details to be announced at a later date.

      Thank you to everyone who has supported our organization by attending our events, contributing your ideas, volunteering and providing monetary and other support. Your ongoing interest in our mission is the reason for our continued success, even in the midst of the pandemic. 

      If you have any questions, please contact

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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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