The Korean American Bar Association of Georgia (KABA-GA) was founded in Aug. 2012 by a dedicated group of lawyers with the purpose of elevating the visibility of Korean American attorneys and law students within the Georgia legal community and to advance our professional development through mentorship programs, training, and community involvement.  Today, our membership is comprised of elected officials, judges, managing partners, non-profit attorneys, law students, & solo/small firm practitioners. JOIN US NOW and help us build Georgia's Korean American Legal Community!


UPCOMING EVENTS

    • Saturday, January 26, 2019
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • AVLF Main Office, 235 Peachtree St., NE, Ste. 1750, North Tower, Atlanta, GA 30303
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    DATE: Sat., Jan. 26th, 2019

    TIME: 8:45 am - 12 noon. Orientation is from 8:45 am - 9 a.m. and light refreshments are served.

    PLACE: AVLF Main Office, 235 Peachtree St., NE, Ste. 1750, North Tower, Atlanta, GA 30303

    BONUS: Free lunch afterwards!

    Why did we become lawyers? For most of us, our desire to become lawyers was to help others achieve justice--to serve those who need it most. There are so many residents in Atlanta who desperately need assistance from lawyers and law students--to escape domestic violence, to stave off homelessness, to alleviate suffering from constructive eviction. If you needed any reason to help others with your legal skills, please watch this video from the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) about the Saturday Lawyer Program:


    The Saturday Lawyer Program
    For forty years, the Saturday Lawyer Program at AVLF has provided low-income Atlantans with access to volunteer attorneys, and volunteer attorneys with a chance to do meaningful pro bono work.  Those opportunities continue, with improvements that enhance the experience for all involved. Volunteer attorneys support the Saturday Lawyer Program in one or more ways:
    (1)  Volunteer on Saturday morning (9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) to interview potential clients in person, assess their claims, and determine which cases, if any, you will accept for full representation.  Most volunteers interview one or two clients each Saturday, and never more than three.  

    (2)  Accept Saturday Lawyer Program cases for full representation, including those for which you conducted the initial interview and assessment on Saturday morning.

    (3)  Consult with AVLF Staff Attorneys and AVLF volunteer attorneys about issues in which you have particular expertise.

    Cases accepted through this program focus on:

    (1)  Securing unpaid wages.

    (2)  Promoting habitable and safe housing and ensuring return of security deposits.

    (3)  Resolving other landlord-tenant disputes, such as illegal evictions or damage to tenants’ property caused by landlords. 

    • Monday, February 04, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • The Residences of Sovereign Buckhead, The Clubroom, 28th Floor, 3344 Peachtree Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
    Register


    2019 KABA-GA Lunar New Year Party!

    Monday, Feb. 4, 2019
    6:30PM - 9:30 PM


    The Residences of Sovereign Buckhead

    CLUBROOM, 28th Floor

    3344 Peachtree Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

    RSVP REQUIRED
    COST: Regular Members $25

    Law Student Members $20
    Non-Members $45 (includes 1 year of KABA Membership!)


    Not a KABA Member yet? JOIN US NOW

    Networking, friendship, and dang good food! Meet the 2019 KABA-GA Board and Committee Chairs!

A VISION FOR THE FUTURE

In 2012, June Lee, a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, had a vision.  "I saw the growing number of young Korean American attorneys and law students in Georgia and wished they could have the mentorship that I lacked growing up in big law firms."  Going through her rolodex, she approached her friends, including two other Korean American big law partners: Han Choi, the first Asian American Managing Partner of a major law firm in Atlanta (Ballard Spahr), and Sun Choy (Freeman, Mathis & Gary). She also leveraged the energy and creativity of Sara Hamilton (Hunton & Williams) and the selfless devotion of Helen Kim Ho, executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta, the first Asian American non-profit legal advocacy center in Georgia.  These five founding members became the original KABA-GA Board.  Towery recalls, "I will never forget the bright eyes of the 30+ young Korean Americans gathered at our inaugural event.  From then on, the rest of you just took it to a level I never dreamed we could reach in such a short time.  It is proof that we were all hungry for a place to gather, to give and receive support to achieve the greatest heights and fulfillment in our chosen career path.  As they say, the rest is history--and all of you are making it happen."

KABA-GA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

Registered address for Correspondence: KABA-GA, c/o June Lee, Nelson Mullins, 201 17th Street NW, #1700, Atlanta, GA 30349

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