The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Upcoming events

12/06/2018 6:30 PM • 3850 Beechwood Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

Membership has its BENEFITS, 

including FREE admission to certain exclusive events.

Upcoming events

    • 12/06/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 3850 Beechwood Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
    • 14


    The 2018 GAPABA Holiday Party

    Thursday, December 6, 2018

    6:30 - 9:30 PM

    Hosted at the Home of Raj & Debbie Nichani

    3850 Beechwood Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

    Deadline to Register: Nov. 28, 2018 or until we sell out

    Presented by Jade Title Sponsor

    • $30.00 for GAPABA Members + $30.00 price for one (1) allowed guest
    • $40.00 for non-GAPABA Members
    DONATION REQUESTS: GAPABA is collecting GIFT ITEMS for 2 agencies. Please select at least one, but why not give to both?
    • Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network (GAIN)Please bring one unwrapped toy. Suggested items are puzzles, books, sports gear, cozy blankets, nail polish, art kits, dolls, stuffed animals, legos, backpacks, journals, board games, make-up, gift cards and scarves. You can also purchase items through Amazon Smiles and a percentage will automatically be donated to GAIN.
    • New American Pathways: GAPABA ADOPTS A REFUGEE FAMILY: We are collecting items for the ENTIRE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2018Suggested items for purchase on Amazon Wish List: and Gently used or worn winter clothing and socks are greatly appreciated. You may bring wrapped gifts to the Holiday Party!



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Founded in 1993, GAPABA is an affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

Member of the GA 
Multi-Bar Leadership Council

GAPABA mourns the loss of our dear friend and Past President.

We honor him with the Han C. Choi  Mentor Award 

& Han C. Choi Scholarship through The NAPABA Law Foundation


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.

"I visited Han at his home in Atlanta a few weeks ago and was privileged to spend time with Catherine, and with friends who were at the house assisting with his care," Ballard Spahr Chair Mark Stewart said. "Their deep affection for Han and his family was palpable. One friend said she was honored to give back to a family that had given so freely to others. Han did indeed give the best of himself at Ballard, to clients and colleagues, and to causes important to the firm. And he did so with skill, joy, and vigor."

Mr. Choi's work in Public Finance focused on transactions for highly visible projects in sectors ranging from manufacturing and health care to education, transportation, and housing. "Han displayed a remarkable diversity of skills," said Ballard Spahr Partner Bill Rhodes. As a leader of Ballard Spahr's Korea Initiative, Mr. Choi sought ways to build bridges between Korean businesses and domestic market opportunities.

"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

The inaugural Han C. Choi Mentor Award was established to honor our 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.

The NAPABA Law Foundation has also partnered with the Choi Family to announce the creation of the Han C. Choi Scholarshipto honor a NAPABA Trailblazer, mentor and leader, who embodies grit and courage in the face of great adversity. The NLF seeks to raise an initial goal of $100,000 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).

To make an online donation to the Han C. Choi Scholarship Fund, please visit:

Alternatively, checks may be sent payable to the “NAPABA Law Foundation” with “Han C. Choi Scholarship Fund” noted on the memo section, and mailed to:

NAPABA Law Foundation

P.O. Box 65081

Washington, DC  20035

If donations are made by stock or mutual fund: Shares should be sent to NLF’s account at Snowden Lane (Account name: NAPABA Law Foundation; DTC 0443; Account number: TFT 500426).


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