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Message from the Community Services Committee: 

Thank you for your volunteerism and support during the 2013–2014 AABA Board Year! As you know, pro bono and volunteer work are not mere marketing words, but rather these words embody who we are as professionals.The AABA Community Services Committee (CSC) provides opportunities for attorneys and law students to engage the community through pro bono and community service activities. Two regular components of CSC’s programming include our partnership with the non-profit Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO) to run monthly pro bono clinics in Oakland and San Francisco, and our annual pipeline diversity conference Legally AsianSM, where 2014 marked Legally Asian’s fifth anniversary. In addition, this past year, CSC participated in community activities that included a preschool beautification project (partnering with Jumpstart Northern California), the San Francisco Food Bank, and tree plantings in the Inner Richmond neighborhood (partnering with Friends of the Urban Forest).

As you browse the Community Services Committee 2013–2014 Annual Report, you will read what 182 volunteers achieved at CSC events. We also want to note that of these 182 volunteers, 50 of them participated in multiple CSC events. While the 2013–2014 Board Year was a productive one for CSC, we will not rest on our laurels. CSC intends to continue the record of excellence and build from those experiences into the 2014–2015 Board Year.

Click here to read the AABA’s Community Services Committee 2013–2014 Annual Report.

Click here to read about the 37th Annual AABA Installation Dinner.

2014 Law Student Summer Grant

The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (“AABA”) is offering one or more grants to help fund qualified summer law clerk(s) to work on legal projects that provide free legal services to the Asian American community. Applicants must be sponsored by a non-profit legal organization that has agreed to supervise the applicant for the summer of 2014. The grant will be funded by the AABA Law Foundation through the Community Services Committee of AABA.

Click to download the AABA Summer Grant 2014 application and e-mail to AABASummerGrant@gmail.com by April 25, 2014. Feel free to share with any students or other interested parties.

Click here for more information.

Spring Networking Mixer

April 16, 2014AABA Mixer 2
6:00pm
Infusion Lounge
124 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA

The AABA Social Committee invites you to come meet the new officers and catch up with fellow AABA friends at Infusion Lounge. There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres and happy hour drink specials available.

This event is being sponsored by Jinah Conroy of Courtroom Sciences

Please RSVP via the Calendar.

Newsletter Committee is looking for committee members! All interested in helping with article submission and editing the web-based newsletter and post-event articles should contact Janet Li for more information.

Solo and Small Firm Committee is looking for committee members! All interested in helping plan, organize, and put on events for the coming year should contact Veronica B. Guinto at veronica@guintolaw.com for more information.