The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association

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06/11/2020 5:30 PM • ZOOM LINK provided upon registration
09/24/2020 • The Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom, 246 Ivan Allen, Jr. Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

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    • 06/03/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Link TBD
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    The GAPABA Women's Leadership Network Presents


    Putting your Best Face Forward for Video Communications

    Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 5:30 - 6:45 PM

    REGISTRATION IS FREE

    Zoom Link will be emailed to registrants prior to the event

    (Please mute audio when joining)


    SpeakerShaye Strager

    Fashion Stylist, ShayeStrager.com

    Join Fashion Stylist Shaye Strager for a comprehensive look at Professional Styling for Video Communications. Ms. Strager will give our membership tips on the best ways to prepare and present yourself during this time of heightened screen-filled interactions with clients.


    About Shaye Strager

    While New York City provided 20 years’ worth of fashion experience, it is her return to the South that has given Shaye Strager a stylish playing field for her discerning eye. For most of her career she advised Manhattan clients, from celebrities to CEOs, on the fine art of styling and reported on trends as an authority for national television audiences on CBS and ABC News. As a former spokesperson for the jewelry industry, she rallied designers and the media with baubles and bijou. 


    Shaye has transformed her career into a multi-city affair. She styles an impressive group of power players in various industries, keeping CEOS, executives and individuals visually on-message.  On a broader scale, Shaye has written corporate dress codes for both luxury brands and smaller private firms.  Her influence helps clients stay focused on gaining trust and credibility with their wardrobe choices both in person and on their social media feeds. 


    Shaye’s mission? To educate and empower her clients to make confident wardrobe choices; helping to identify their personal style and maintain it with updates that fit their budgets. For more information on Shaye and her fashionable practice, visit ShayeStrager.com




    Questions: Please contact our WLN Committee Co-Chairs Kayla Chen and Tina Dorr at women@gapaba.org

    • 06/11/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • ZOOM LINK provided upon registration
    Register


    Join GAPABA for our 1st Ever

    VIRTUAL WINE TASTING

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 | 5:30 PM

    MAX CAP 12 PARTIES (couples included)

    ZOOM Link Provided upon Registration

    COST: $73/party* for 3 Bottles of Wine

    Sommelier & Wine Selection Provided by:

    *$73 is inclusive of Tax + Tip for the Sommelier who will be providing tasting notes on the Zoom. The 3 bottles of wine will likely include 1 white and 2 reds. Feel free to make this a couple's night in, and enjoy with a spouse or significant other. Jazz it up with your own charcuterie & cheese plates, and maybe dress up like it's cocktail hour!


    PAYMENT & PICKUP INSTRUCTIONS

    MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD TO PURCHASE WINE | BE PREPARED TO SHOW ID

    • 09/24/2020
    • (EDT)
    • The Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom, 246 Ivan Allen, Jr. Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313


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    The Oceans Ballroom

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


    The 2020 GAPABA Gala scheduled for May 28, 2020 will be POSTPONED until late September or October of 2020We have elected to postpone the gala due to the uncertainty presented by the Coronavirus pandemic. As government officials and businesses are currently contemplating a return to some semblance of normalcy in the coming months, we intend to move forward with our event, which continues to be one of the most anticipated social events for the legal community. We will be mindful of the recommendations of health experts in connection with the planning and execution of the gala as the safety of our attendees is of paramount importance. We will let all of you know of our alternate Gala date as soon as we can. 


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COVID-19 MESSAGE: GAPABA has been monitoring the unfolding news of the COVID-19 Virus throughout the world. As an organization, we are sensitive to not adding to the misinformation and hysteria that has characterized some of the worldwide reaction. We are also sensitive to the fact that this outbreak has fueled xenophobia and racism against Asian Americans. These sensitivities must be balanced against responsible action as a community organization in a time of crisis. We have a role to play in our legal community, the community of our state and country, and in the world community. Accordingly, consistent with federal and state guidelines, GAPABA has elected to POSTPONE all of our in-person events until further notice, and we are switching over to a VIRTUAL FORMAT. Additionally, our Gala originally scheduled for May 28, 2020 will also be POSTPONED until Sept. 24, 2020. As government officials and businesses are currently contemplating a return to some semblance of normalcy in the coming months, we intend to move forward with our event, which continues to be one of the most anticipated social events for the legal community. We will be mindful of the recommendations of health experts in connection with the planning and execution of the gala as the safety of our attendees is of paramount importance. We will let all of you know of our alternate Gala date as soon as we can.  Our hope is that concerted containment efforts will help us return to normal activities in the very near future. We thank you for your support of GAPABA and we hope to see you again when it is safe to resume our activities.


GAPABA CONGRATULATES JUSTICE CARLA WONG McMILLIAN on MAKING HISTORY!


On Good Friday, April 10, 2020, Justice Carla Wong McMillian was sworn in by Governor Brian Kemp to serve on the Georgia Supreme Court! She is the first Asian American & Pacific Islander to serve on Georgia's highest court. READ MORE:

Video of the InvestitureThe Daily Report Coverage | The Atlanta Journal Constitution | The Citizen | The Augusta Chronicle


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Han C. Choi Scholarship


IN MEMORIAM: HAN C. CHOI

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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