The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Upcoming events

12/10/2020 6:00 PM • Zoom!
09/30/2021 • The Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom, 246 Ivan Allen, Jr. Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

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Upcoming events

    • 12/10/2020
    • 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom!



    Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM


    The pandemic has cancelled our in-person programming this year, but it can't crush our holiday spirits! GAPABA's Annual Holiday Party is still on - but VIRTUAL! In addition to having special Asian dining take-out options from local restaurants, we will feature TALENT from our amazing GAPABA members, video recap of the year, intimate breakouts for networking and catching up, and a SINGALONG with a VIP--plus the usual liveliness and festivities of a GAPABA holiday party!

    Order a special meal to pick up and take home, and DONATE to our non-profit partners for the Holidays: the Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network (GAIN) and WeLoveBuhi to feed hungry families on Buford Highway.

    We are partnering with some fantastic local Asian restaurants for a GAPABA Restaurant Month from now through the entire month of December for special takeout orders! Call and order your special GAPABA Dinner today! NOTE: Pick up only.

    Special Menus

    Blue India (Indian)

    Call 404-963-5775 to Order the "GAPABA Special"

    Pickup Only

    933 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

    Canton House (Chinese)

    Call (770) 936-9030, ask for "GAPABA Special Menu"

    Select Menu A (Lobster) or Menu B (Steak)

    Pickup Only

    4825 Buford Hwy., NE, Chamblee, GA 30341

    Estrellita (Filipino)

    Call (404) 390-3038 and ask for the GAPABA Special.

    Online ordering available when Restaurant is open

    Pick up Only

    580 Woodward Ave., SE, Atlanta, GA 30312



    Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network (GAIN)

    In lieu of a toy drive this year, GAIN is asking for $25 gift cards from anyone who wishes to help, and they can accept physical or e-gift cards. 


    In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, family businesses and livelihoods have been devastated. We Love BuHi is raising funds to support our Feeding Families Campaign drive under our Care BuHi program initiative that would support food giving in the heart of Buford Highway. Give the gift of feeding families the foods they cook, that their children crave, that give them comfort, dignity, and hope.

    Thank you again to everyone who has supported us in 2020 by attending our virtual events, contributing your ideas, volunteering, and providing monetary and other support. Your ongoing interest in our mission is the reason for our continued success, even in the midst of the pandemic. 

    If you have any questions, please contact

    • 12/15/2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom Link TBD

    The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia Presents:

    Applying to the U.S. Attorney's Office:

    What You Need to Know

    An Intimate Conversation with the Hiring Committee

    Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020

    3:00 - 4:00 PM (EST)

    Virtual Webinar Hosted by the

    Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association


    ZOOM LINK provided prior to event

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia is conducting an outreach event aimed at de-mystifying the hiring process and encouraging interested attorneys to apply for positions with the office. Speakers will discuss the work of the office, both on the criminal and civil side, as well as the mechanics of the hiring process. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.


    • United States Attorney BJay Pak
    • Neeli Ben-David, Hiring Committee Chair | Deputy Chief, Health Care Fraud Coordinator & eDiscovery Coordinator, U.S. Attorney's Office Civil Division
    • Michael HerskowitzHiring Committee Vice Chair | Chief of the Cyber & Intellectual Property Crimes Section, U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division
    • Bernita Malloy, Hiring Committee Member | AUSA
    • Tiffany Johnson, Hiring Committee Member | AUSA



    If you have any questions about registration, please contact:

    • 09/30/2021
    • (EDT)
    • The Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom, 246 Ivan Allen, Jr. Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    POSTPONED TO SEPT. 30, 2021


    We regret to have to further extend our GAPABA Gala to the new date of September 30, 2021. For all of our Sponsors who have already contributed, your sponsorship dollars will be applied to the rescheduled gala at the same level that was previously offered. We will also offer our sponsors the option to apply your sponsorship dollars to a virtual holiday celebration that we will host in 2020, details to be announced at a later date.

    Thank you to everyone who has supported our organization by attending our events, contributing your ideas, volunteering and providing monetary and other support. Your ongoing interest in our mission is the reason for our continued success, even in the midst of the pandemic. 

    If you have any questions, please contact

    Complete List of 2020 Sponsors




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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