The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association

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06/11/2020 5:30 PM • ZOOM LINK provided upon registration
06/22/2020 4:00 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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    • 06/11/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • ZOOM LINK provided upon registration
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    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

    • 06/22/2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Link provided upon Registration
    Register


    GAPABA Presents

    A Conversation with

    U.S. Attorney BJay Pak

    U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia

    The First Korean American appointed as U.S. Attorney

    Monday, June 22, 2020

    4:00 - 5:00 PM (EST)

    FREE, but RSVP REQUIRED

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    LINK WILL BE PROVIDED BEFORE THE EVENT

    TO REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS


    The first 500 to check in will be allowed into the Zoom Webinar. If you are unable to enter the room once capacity is reached, this event will be LIVESTREAMED on the NAPABA Facebook Page with a WATCH PARTY on the GAPABA Facebook Page.


    Please join us for this important conversation with U.S. Attorney Byung J. "BJay" Pak, discussing topics ranging from his remarkable career path, his commitment to public service, and his thoughts on the on-going challenges and issues faced by our communities and law enforcement during the Pandemic, and in light of the recent nationwide protests.


    Moderated by:

    • Timothy Wang, GAPABA President-Elect | Delta Air Lines
    • Rodney Atreopersaud, GAPABA Public Service Committee Co-Chair | Office of the Georgia Attorney General

    Co-Hosted by:



    • 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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