The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Upcoming events

07/08/2020 9:00 AM • CLE on Wed., 7/8 and CLINIC on 7/10 are VIRTUAL
07/10/2020 9:00 AM • CLE on Wed., 7/8 and CLINIC on 7/10 are VIRTUAL
07/22/2020 4:30 PM • Zoom Link TBD


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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.


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


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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