The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) has been the voice of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Asian Pacific American (APA) legal community since 1976. AABA fosters professional development, community, and service. We are advocates and allies for civil rights, representation, and equality.
AABA is one of the largest Asian American bar associations in the nation and one of the largest minority bar associations in the State of California. From its inception in 1976, AABA and its attorneys have been actively involved in civil rights issues and community service. AABA members filed an amicus brief in the Bakke affirmative action case, filed a successful petition overturning the conviction of Fred Korematsu in the landmark Korematsu v. United States case, worked on the successful campaign to release Chol Soo Lee from prison, and were involved in efforts to release Wen Ho Lee and to unseal documents in his case. AABA supports and works with civil rights and public interest groups such as the Asian Law Caucus and the California State Bar’s Diversity Award Program.
AABA strives not only to meet the professional needs of our members, but to use our resources and expertise to serve the public interest through legal clinics and other programs. AABA also is certified by the State Bar Board of Governors as a provider of Minimum Continuing Legal education and sends delegates to the annual State Bar Conference of Delegates.
Click on AABA Historical Timeline to see a brief history of AABA from 1976-2015.