The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association

GAPABA CONGRATULATES JUDGE CARLA WONG McMILLIAN on MAKING HISTORY!


On Friday, March 27, 2020, Judge Carla Wong McMillian was appointed 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. Amazing news to uplift us all during these times.


READ MORE:

The Daily Report Coverage | The Atlanta Journal Constitution | The Citizen | The Augusta Chronicle


Dear GAPABA Friends and Family:


Like you, GAPABA has been monitoring the unfolding news of the COVID-19 Coronavirus throughout the world and in the United States. 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. What we have seen in recent weeks is that aggressive action to contain the virus does work.


Accordingly, GAPABA has elected to POSTPONE all of our March events. This act is consistent with the guidance of the CDC (link provided below). We will continue to monitor the situation, but for now, we intend to hold our GALA as scheduled. Our hope is that concerted containment efforts now 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 when it is safe to resume our activities.

Angela Hsu
GAPABA President

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https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html

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NOTICE TO ALL EVENT ATTENDEES: WAIVER/RELEASE FOR PHOTO, VIDEO, AND AUDIO RECORDINGS


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.





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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.”


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