GAPABA COMMITTEES 2021

Joining a committee is a great way to get actively involved with GAPABA. If you would like to volunteer for or inquire about a committee, please contact the Committee Chairs, provided below.


COMMUNICATIONS

COMMUNITY SERVICE

The Communications Committee provides regular information to our membership, including events and job announcements, and administers our membership database. Comms are responsible for e-blasts, developing our social media strategy, and for updating and administering our Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram as well as maintaining our website. The Committee provides information about GAPABA to news media and other external parties. If you have an affinity for social media, newsletter, or website design, please join us!

 

  

2021 Co-Chairs:

Prathyusha Chenji | Federal Law Clerk

Claudia Chafloque-Siu | Eversheds-Sutherland

Email: Communications@gapaba.org


GAPABA ANNOUNCEMENT REQUEST FORM:

Please submit a request for announcement if you want to post on GAPABA e-blast and/or social mediahttps://goo.gl/forms/KyUskrh6G4Auirmg2


Are you a Committee Member designing an event flyer for GAPABA?

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES AND SAMPLE TEMPLATES:

GAPABA FLYER GUIDELINES

The Community Service Committee creates pro bono opportunities for our members and supports charitable events that assist our APA communities. They work with local non-profit organizations including the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers FoundationAsian Americans Advancing Justice for Atlanta and The Center for Pan Asian Community Services.  If you have ideas or want to join in planning our pro bono or community service events, please contact us!


  

2021 Co-Chairs: 

Carol Lee | Eversheds-Sutherland

Paul Nam | InComm

Email: CommServ@gapaba.org


FINANCE

NEW LAWYERS | LAW STUDENTS

The Finance Committee reviews and recommends the annual budget and is responsible for financial controls assisted by our Bookkeeper. Led by our treasurer, it manages our incoming and outgoing expenses, invoicing to vendors, check payments, receipts, and reimbursements.  Each Committee proposes a budget for events in 6-month periods, which are reviewed by the Board for approval.  If you have a head for figures, or administrative accounting details to assist in reviewing our budget, handling sponsorship invoicing, and reconciling reimbursement for events, join us!


  

2021 Co-Chairs: 

Jacque Tio (Treasurer) | Fish & Richardson

Neeli Shah (Boardmember) | The Law Offices of Neeli Shah

Email: Finance@gapaba.org


Are you requesting REIMBURSEMENT OR VENDOR CHECK? 

PLEASE FILL OUT THE GOOGLE FORM. This is only to be submitted by GAPABA Officers, Boardmembers or Committee Members ONLY: 

https://bit.ly/GAPABAREIMB


Email scanned receipts to treasurer@gapaba.org


The New Lawyers & Law Students Committee organizes events and activities geared towards law students and lawyers with 5 years or less of legal experience to provide networking and mentoring opportunities, and to develop the next generation of GAPABA's leaders. Annual programs include mock interview sessions and speed networking for law students, and a Mock Pitch Program for young associates. If you are a young lawyer or law student, and are interested in developing or attending events geared towards you, contact us!


  

2021 Co-Chairs: 

Ruth Rocker McMullin | Gwinnett County Clerk of Court

Brenny Nguyen | OpenText

Email: NLS@gapaba.org


NOMINATIONS

PROGRAMMING

The Nominations Committee (newly formed in 2020) is dedicated to recognizing prominent and outstanding members of the GAPABA community for awards and distinctions within the larger legal network. It is responsible for reviewing referrals, nominating exceptional candidates for recognition, and aiding candidates with references, letters, and other components of the application. If you are interested in being nominated by GAPABA for an award or leadership role, please contact the committee.


  

2021 Co-Chairs:

Justice Carla Wong McMillian | Supreme Court of Georgia

Hon. Jaslovelin "Jessy" Lall | Fulton County State Ct. (Pro Hac), Bay Mediation

Email: nominations@gapaba.org

The Programming Committee is responsible for coordinating our calendar of annual activities and events, and standardizing procedures for program logistics, coordinating volunteers, and maintaining the high quality of GAPABA events. If you would like to become involved in planning our calendar of events and handling programming logistics, contact us!



2021 Chair: Bonnie Youn (Boardmember) | The RMN Agency

Email: Programming@gapaba.org


PUBLIC SERVICE

SOLO | SMALL FIRM

The Public Service Committee creates events and activities that support, in a non-partisan fashion, GAPABA members who have an interest in pursuing judicial office, political appointment, public service position, or other non-partisan elected office.  In 2018, GAPABA instituted a policy for candidates seeking political appointment, or endorsement for judicial, prosecutorial or other positions. If you are interested in seeking GAPABA's endorsement, please read our POLICY and fill out GAPABA's Public Service Committee Candidate Questionnaire and contact us!


    

2021 Co-Chairs: 

Sara Hamilton (Boardmember) | ThompsonHine

Rodney Atreopersaud | Office of the GA Attorney General

Sean J. Young | ACLU of Georgia

Email: PubServ@gapaba.org

    The Solo/Small Firm Committee is committed to nurturing and creating networking and business development opportunities for our boutique practitioners. Led by SSFs, the Committee plans events of, for, and by our small firm attorneys, including Happy Hours and CLEs. GAPABA defines a Solo/Small Firm as having 10 attorneys or less. If you are interested in participating in the committee or learning more about SSF opportunites, please email the SSF Chairs below!

     

      

    2021 Co-Chairs:

    Neeli Shah (Boardmember) | The Law Offices of Neeli Shah

    Sheetal Desai | The Trusted Lawyers, a Desai Law Group PC

    Email: ssf@gapaba.org


    WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP NETWORK

    The Women's Leadership Network promotes inclusion, empowerment and advancement of Asian Pacific American women in the legal profession.  The Committee is dedicated to advocating, educating, mentoring, networking and developing leadership within the profession and larger community. In addition to an annual leadership workshop, WLN hosts an annual signature dinner, dedicated to highlighting APA women in the legal profession.


       
    2021 Co-Chairs: 

    Kayla Chen | Drew Eckl & Farnham

    Tina Dorr | Cantor Colburn

    Email: women@gapaba.org

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