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AABA’s 38th Annual Installation Dinner

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco 94111

AABA is one of the oldest and largest Asian American and Pacific Islander bar associations in the nation – and one of the largest minority bar associations in the State of California.  Join us for an evening celebrating the contributions of our colleagues and welcoming the new 2015 AABA Board of Directors.

Individual Registration is now open. Click HERE to register.

For Sponsorship and additional information HERE.

Women Lawyers and the Baby Question – presented by AABA Women’s Committee

Tuesday, February 25, 2015

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Allen, Glaessner, Hazelwood & Werth
180 Montgomery Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94104

Please join the AABA Women’s Committee for a discussion regarding “Women Lawyers and the Baby Question” led by Shioun Lee and Diana Lin. We invite women attorneys of all levels to share experiences and ask questions about determining the “right time” to have children in your career. The discussion will explore factors you considered or wish you had considered when making this decision, including but not limited to the “family-friendliness” of the legal profession, available maternity leave, and resources that are available to help make this decision.

Space is limited. Register HERE.

AABA Baseball Night at AT&T Park


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Please save the date for Tuesday, July 7, 2015 for AABA Baseball Night at AT&T Ballpark. The Giants will be playing the New York Mets, and it will be Bruce Lee’s 75th Birthday Celebration! More details to follow.

AABA Elections

REMINDER – Deadline has been extended: Ballots must be submitted to AABA by February 20, 2015. Candidates will be informed of the election results, and the election results will be announced to the general membership by posting on the AABA website and by e-mail or newsletter announcement.

Active members who have paid their dues as of December 19, 2014 were sent a ballot.

An Elections Committee has been created to administer AABA’s election of Officers and Directors at Large for the 2014-2015 year. The Committee members are:  Ted Ting, Charles Jung, and Rob Uy. If you have any questions about the election process, please e-mail the Elections Committee at aabaelections@gmail.com.

Visit the Elections Page for more information.



Making it Rain: How the Best Do It

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A joint event between the Women’s Committee and the Solo – Small Firm Committee

Thursday, March 5, 2015

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Morgan Lewis & Bockius
One Market, Spear Street Tower, San Francisco, CA 94105


Jennifer Lee, Principal of Law Office of Jennifer Y. Lee

Cathleen Huang, Partner at Bowles & Verna LLP

Mitzi Chang, Partner at Goodwin Proctor LLP

Heather H. Wong, Partner at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP

Without rain, there is drought. To thrive long-term in the competitive world of private practice, the skilled lawyer who also excels at business development enjoys the greatest power to contribute to her firm and to write her own history.

The speakers on this panel are esteemed women of the Asian-American bar recognized for driving business at their firms.  Come hear them discuss the evolution from junior lawyer to rainmaker, the ins-and-outs of client development, and considerations unique to Asian-American female lawyers in this area. You should leave this event with tangible action items on how to develop and execute your own business development plan.

A short question-and-answer session will follow the panel discussion.

Please Register HERE.

Save the Date – Roundtable of General & Chief Counsels in the Public Sector

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Location TBD in San Francisco

The Asian American Bar Association Public Law / Public Service Committee presents an evening discussion of our speakers’ experiences in representing public agencies. Reception to follow.


Ben Reyes, Principal, Meyers Nave (Moderator)

Stan Yamamoto, District Counsel, Santa Clara Valley Water District

Ken Moy, Legal Counsel, Association of Bay Area Governments

Madeline Chun, Partner, Hanson Bridgett

Danny Chou, Assistant County Counsel, Santa Clara County

Wade Chow, Chief of the Brady, Appellate, and Training Division, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office

Danny Wan, Port Attorney, Port of Oakland


Korean American Bar Association of Northern California
Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California
Filipino Bar Association of Northern California
California Minority Counsel Program

Please Register HERE.