The Korean American Bar Association of Northern California (KABANC) has served Korean American Lawyers and the local Korean American Community since the mid-1980s. Your participation is vital and welcomed.

KABANC was founded to encourage and promote the professional growth of Korean-American lawyers and law students in Northern California; to foster networking, support, and the exchange of ideas and information among its members and with the local Korean-American community; and to work with other Asian, minority, and community organizations on matters of common concern.
To further this mission, KABANC hosts networking and social events throughout the year.KABANC also strives to serve the Korean American and broader community, by educating the Korean American community about legal and other issues of interest which impact our community. We are an active affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), which represents the interests of Asian Pacific American attorneys throughout the United States.


Women in Leadership: Catharina Min, Office Managing Partner-Silicon Valley of Reed Smith

KABA-NC's 2014 Summer Spotlight Series

Salle Yoo

KABA-NC lawyer and law student members are invited to join us for lunch on Friday, September 5 at 12:00 p.m. to meet Catharina Min at Reed Smith’s San Francisco office. We hope to see you there! Space is very limited, so please register as soon as possible.

San Mateo County Bar Association's 6th Annual Speakers Series

Thursday, September 4
Old San Mateo County Courthouse and History Museum
2200 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063

2014 KABANC Annual Gala

Please join us for KABANC’s 2014 Annual Gala at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Palo Alto, California, on Friday, September 26th from 6 to 9 pm.

This year, KABANC is proud to honor Jan Kang, VP & GC of AOptix Technologies as KABANC’s 2014 Legal Professional of the Year and Ki Hwang, CEO & GC of Black Letter Discovery as KABANC’s 2014 Alumnus of the Year.

“Starting a Law Firm & Choosing the Right Business Entity"


Going out on your own is not an easy decision to  make. Hear from our distinguished panelists about how they went on their own and why they chose to form the business they did for their practice. The panel will explore the business entities one can choose from when going solo and look at inherent tax implications of each.

August 28, 2014 6-8 p.m., South San Francisco. Register for the event at

KABANC 2014 Bar Study Scholarship

The Korean American Bar Association of Northern California (KABANC) is pleased to announce the 2014 Bar Study Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded by the KABANC Foundation at KABANC's upcoming Annual Gala onSeptember 26, and is open to all graduating law students or recent grads in Northern California who are planning to take the California State Bar examination in July of 2014, or February or July of 2015.

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KABANC Foundation

The Korean American Bar Association of Northern California is currently seeking donations to KABANC Foundation’s Diversity Scholarship Fund. This year, the KABANC Diversity Scholarship Fund will be used to award Bar Study Scholarships to graduating law students to help defray the cost of taking the 2013 California Bar Exam.

The Bar Study Scholarships will be open to Bay Area law students with financial need and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and service to disadvantaged and underserved communities. Applications for the Bar Study Scholarship are currently available at KABANC’s website: The number of scholarships awarded, as well as the amount awarded, will be determined solely by the KABANC Foundation.

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