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KABA General Election - Candidate Statements Due March 31

On Thursday, April 2, KABANC members will begin voting for the following positions for the term starting April 2015 through March 2016.

- President-Elect (President for 2016-2017)
- Secretary
- Treasurer
- Five Attorney Director Seats (two-year term from 2015-2017)
- Six Student Director Seats (one-year term)

KABA 2015 Bar Study Scholarship

The Korean American Bar Association of Northern California (KABANC) is pleased to announce the 2015 Bar Study Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded by the KABANC Foundation at KABANC's upcoming 2015 Annual Gala, 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 2015, or February or July of 2016.

KABA Women’s Committee – Empowering Women Attorneys: API Women in Law Firms and Unconscious Bias

“Empowering Women Attorneys: API Women in Law Firms and Unconscious Bias”

You are invited to attend this free CLE panel discussion by three powerhouse women attorneys (all Past Presidents of the Korean American Bar Association of Northern California), who will share their experiences and tips on succeeding in the legal profession, including identifying, addressing, and overcoming biases as a minority women in the legal profession. Afterwards, please join fellow attorneys and law students for networking mixer/reception.

Video from the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Dear Affiliate Presidents,

I want to share a fantastic video from the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders regarding career advice and suggestions from APA government leaders, many of whom are NAPABA members. APABA-DC President Smeeta Ramarathnam mentioned this video to many of you at the Convention, and I want to thank her sharing it with us. The speakers (including Smeeta) raise important issues such as how to deal with career adversity and the importance of advocating for oneself. I encourage you to watch the video and share it with your networks.

Fund for NYPD Detective Liu

We’ve received some inquiries from members who are interested in donating funds to support the family of slain NYPD Detective Wenjian Liu, who has been reported to be the first Chinese-American NYPD officer killed in the line of duty. As you may know, Detective Liu and his partner, Detective Rafael Ramos, were shot to death on December 20, 2014, while sitting in their squad car in Brooklyn.

Joint New Years Party with KAPS, KABANC, KACC, and KCI

Thursday, January 22, 2015
6pm - 9pm
O3 Bistro and Lounge
524 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102

In celebration of the New Year, please join the

Korean American Professional Society (KAPS)
Korean American Bar Association of Northern California (KABANC)
Korean American Chamber of Commerce (KACC)
Korean Center, Inc. (KCI)

Joint Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Holiday Party

You're invited to the Joint API Coalition HOLIDAY PARTY on

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
03 Bistro & Lounge
524 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

6-8pm - Appetizers / No Host Bar
to RSVP, please email Alice Choy at kabancsocial@gmail.com

*Event Cancelled* Joint Holiday Party with KAPS, KABANC, KACC, and KCI

kabanc holiday party

Thank you all for RSVP-ing to tonight's joint KACC, KABANC, KAPS, KCI Holiday Party. As you may know, schools have been closed across the Bay, roads have flooded and been closed, and SF is experiencing power outages due to inclement weather. Unfortunately, we have been forced to postpone the event. Fortunately, we will be having a new and improved New Years’ Party on Thursday, January 22, 2015! Stay tuned for more details. We are excited to continue to keep this collaboration going and hope you can join us then! All paid tickets will be refunded.

KABANC SPOTLIGHT on Dr. Tae Woong Koo – KABANC Immediate Past President

Tae-Woong Koo is KABANC’s Minority Bar Coalition Unity Award recipient for 2014. Tae-Woong is a senior associate in Morgan Lewis’s Intellectual Property Practice. The holder of more than 30 patents himself, Tae-Woong’s years of work as a research scientist prior to becoming a lawyer make him uniquely qualified to help Silicon Valley’s largest technology companies protect the fruits of their labor. Before earning his J.D. at Santa Clara University, Tae-Woong completed his masters and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at MIT, and then became a senior research scientist at Intel.

KABANC’s Fall Pro Bono Legal Clinic

10am – 4pm, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at UC Hastings

We are looking for attorney and student volunteers for KABANC’s Fall Pro Bono Legal Clinic. We need volunteers with any and all ranges of experience in all practice areas. This is a great way to give back to the Korean American community and for law students to participate in the in-take process and engage in client interaction.

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