The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Upcoming events

08/29/2019 6:00 PM • SynerG Law Complex, 6075 Barfield Rd., Sandy Springs, GA 30328
09/04/2019 6:30 PM • Thompson Hine, 3560 Lenox Rd., NE, Ste. 1600, Atlanta, GA 30326
10/12/2019 9:30 AM • 3510 Shallowford Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30341

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

    • 08/29/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • SynerG Law Complex, 6075 Barfield Rd., Sandy Springs, GA 30328
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    End-of-Summer HAPPY HOUR +

    1 Hour of FREE ETHICS CLE!

    THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2019

    6:00 - 8:30 PM

    Mingling/Networking: 6 - 6:30 pm | 1 Hr. Ethics CLE: 6:30 - 7:30 pm

    Happy Hour Continues 7:30 pm

    SynerG Law Complex

    6075 Barfield Rd., Sandy Springs, GA 30328

    FREE for all GAPABA members

    $10 non-members (covers CLE cost)

    Law Students Welcome for FREE, but CAPPED at 10 MAX

    CLE Sponsored & Presented by:


    Happy Hour Sponsored by:

    Our host and sponsor, SynerG Law Complex, is offering special discounts to GAPABA members who attend this event. A number of solos and small firms use SynerG as their “second location” just to get access to their networking events, client referral program, and robust Westlaw plan for their Gold Plan membership fee of only $299 per month.  As part of this event, SynerG has agreed to discount this to $275 for section members for the first year (that’s $288 annually or almost a free month). It is unlikely you can even get your own Westlaw plan for that much money. Finally, SynerG recently announced “a la carte” pricing for non-SynerG members for their conference, meeting rooms, and offices for depositions, mediations, and meetings for a limited time subject to availability. SynerG is willing to offer GAPABA members a 25% discount on this pricing through the remainder of 2019. Membership truly does have its benefits. Please contact Jason Graham at 678-273-3971 or for a tour or with any questions.

    • 09/04/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Thompson Hine, 3560 Lenox Rd., NE, Ste. 1600, Atlanta, GA 30326
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    GAPABA's Public Service Reception Honoring

    Georgia's Newly-Elected & Appointed Asian Americans

    Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019

    6:30 - 8:30 PM

    3560 Lenox Rd., NE, Ste. 1600, Atlanta, GA 30326

    Featuring Keynote Speaker 

    Former Georgia Supreme Court

    Chief Justice Carol Hunstein (ret.)

    The event is FREE, but RSVP required

    (Limited to 100)

    Heavy Hors d'Oeuvres & Bar Beverages Served

    Parking is FREE and tickets will be validated

    • 10/12/2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3510 Shallowford Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30341

    #TeamGAPABA at #TEAWalk2019

    GAPABA walks with CPACS for TEA Walk 2019!
    DATE/TIME: Sat., Oct. 12, 2012, 9:30 am - 12 pm 
    LOCATION: The walk starts at the Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS), 3510 Shallowford Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30341

    COST: FREE! CPACS also provides a FREE T-SHIRT and FREE LUNCH, and feature a community fair. 

    If you register with GAPABA, please also REGISTER WITH CPACS for their accurate headcount and to ensure you receive a t-shirt, thanks!


    LENGTH OF WALK: Approximately 2 miles

    Every year for the past 5 years, TeamGAPABA has walked in solidarity with thousands down Buford Hwy. for TEAWalk. For the past 14 years, ever-increasing numbers of Atlanta’s diverse communities have participated in TEA Walk. We walk in solidarity as one family, one community, and one America in the largest empowerment walk of its kind in the South – TEA Walk, Together Empowering All. We walk in unity to celebrate the diversity of our community and to promote civic engagement. After a two-mile empowerment walk along Buford Highway in Doraville, Georgia, CPACS hosts a dynamic community fair and stage show, complete with light refreshments, music, dance, sponsorship booths, and more, all free of charge! Last year, TEA Walk 2018 boasted over 3,300 participants. Many ethnic groups were represented including some 20 different ethnic Asian American communities, associations, religious affiliations, local universities, community allies, and media.


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.

Are you an Organization requesting 

GAPABA Sponsorship? If so,



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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