Programs and Committees

As a membership organization of Asian Pacific American legal professionals, APABA-DC provides a wide variety of services, programs, and events of interest to our members and to the Asian Pacific American community.  APABA-DC is led by highly motivated volunteers.  The following lists APABA-DC’s Programs and Committees.

Programs

APABA-DC organizes a variety of activities and events during the year.  Annual events held by APABA-DC include the Holiday Dinner and Summer Associates Panel.  APABA-DC also organizes a team to compete in the D.C. Dragon Boat Festival every spring.  APABA-DC welcomes new programming ideas.  Contact: programs@apaba-dc.org.

Education

APABA-DC organizes continuing legal education (CLE) programs, either through the committees or by working with other voluntary bar associations to co-sponsor  CLE programs.  APABA-DC also coordinates a group U.S. Supreme Court Bar swearing-in ceremony.  Contact: education@apaba-dc.org.

Government Attorneys Forum  (GAF)

The purpose of GAF is to encourage and support Asian Pacific American attorneys at all levels of the federal and local governments, cultivate an understanding of the issues facing Asian Pacific American government attorneys, promote the value of public service, increase the representation of Asian Pacific American attorneys in the government, and further their advancement, by providing substantive legal programming, career advice seminars, and social and networking opportunities.  Contact: gaf@apaba-dc.org.

In-House Counsel Committee

APABA-DC organizes programs and events addressing matters of interest to attorneys in corporate legal departments.  Contact: in-house@apaba-dc.org.

Partners and Senior Counsel Committee

APABA-DC provides opportunities for law firm partners, of counsels, and senior associates with over five years of practice experience, to network and expand their professional contacts.  Contact:  partners@apaba-dc.org.

Practicing Attorneys Resource (PAR) Committee

The PAR Committee organizes programs and events focusing on legal career development.  It also coordinates APABA-DC’s Attorney Mentorship Program.  Contact: par@apaba-dc.org.

Women’s Forum

The Women’s Forum educates and informs members about issues affecting Asian Pacific American women in the legal community.  It also organizes programs and provides settings in which members can come together to network and discuss women’s issues.  Contact:  womensforum@apaba-dc.org.

Working Parents’ Group

Working Parents’ Group provides informal networking opportunities, social events, and programming tailored to the interests and schedules of our members with children. The Working Parents’ Group also serves as a medium for information exchange where members can discuss issues related to parenting, childcare, and other work-life balance topics. With the support of the Practicing Attorneys’ Resource Committee and the Women’s Forum, the Working Parents’ Group also organizes panels or other informational events addressing issues of interest to working parents. Contact: parents@apaba-dc.org

Small and Solo Firms Committee

Small and Solo Firms Committee provides informal networking opportunities for attorneys in solo or small firm practices.  The committee provides a forum on how to start and maintain a solo/small firm practice, and for members to exchange ideas on streamlining practices and resolving ethical issues.  An attorney-referral database available to members also allow those in the committee to grow their client base.  Contact:  smallfirm@apaba-dc.org

 
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