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08/19/2020 4:30 PM • Zoom Link TBD
09/19/2020 8:45 AM • VIRTUAL SESSION on Sat., Sept. 19, Sign up by Thurs., Sept. 17th. ZOOM LINK TBD

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Upcoming events

    • 08/19/2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Link TBD

    GAPABA & the Association of Corporate Counsel (Georgia)




    Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020

    4:30 - 6:00 PM (EST)


    ZOOM LINK provided prior to event

    This event will be livestreamed on the GAPABA Facebook Page.

    Let's talk about that #PandemicExhaustion Life! ACC and GAPABA attorneys will discuss work and life for the next 6-12 months. This will be an interactive talk show styled discussion between our audience and panelists on choices they have had to make and will have to make in the immediate future. We will talk through the challenges, adjustments and solutions to cope with a pandemic with no clear end.



    Co-Sponsored by:

    For technical registration questions, email

    • 09/03/2020
    • 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Link TBD

    Managing Confidential Digital Information

    Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 | 4:30 - 5:45 PM EST


    1 Hr. CLE Credit Approved by the GA Bar


    Class, LLC will sponsor the cost of Georgia CLE credit for the

    first 85 participants who sign up!

    Zoom Link will be emailed to registrants

    Speaker: Keyaan J. Williams, MBA

    Founder of Cyber Leadership & Strategy Solutions, Class-LLC

    Program Description:

    This Cybersecurity CLE is designed to help legal professionals understand the importance of data classification and the steps necessary to protect confidential digital information from unauthorized access or disclosure. Learning objectives include an Introduction to Cybersecurity threats and social engineering attacksOverview of data classification ; impact of data classification and data security on the practice of law; Data Encryption; Controlling access to information; and Keeping systems up to date

    CLASS-LLC is a cybersecurity and business services firm. We are not a technology company, but we are aligned with strategic partners that allow us to develop comprehensive solutions for our clients. The company:

    • Develops security programs that help organizations achieve their business goals while managing cybersecurity risks at an acceptable level.
    • Uses professional certification workshops and custom-developed training to develop the cybersecurity capabilities of the entire workforce, from general computer users to senior executives.
    • Delivers world-class cybersecurity conferences and executive events that bring business, technology, and security leaders together to promote Strategic Thinking in Cybersecurity™
    • Connects organizations with strategic partners who can solve their most important IT security problems.

    Registration Questions: email

    • 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:

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



    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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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.”

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