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The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area, Inc. (APABA-DC) is the oldest and largest association of Asian Pacific American attorneys in the Washington, D.C. area. Since its founding in 1981, APABA-DC’s membership has grown into a network of hundreds of lawyers, law professors, law students, and other interested individuals. Membership in APABA-DC automatically includes membership in the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), which represents over 40,000 Asian Pacific American attorneys nationwide through its local affiliates, including APABA-DC.

APABA-DC is a dynamic organization that actively serves the needs of Asian Pacific Americans. We welcome anyone interested in legal issues of interest to Asian Pacific Americans to join APABA-DC. We also invite all members to become active in planning and implementing APABA-DC’s services, programs, and events, by joining a committee, or by volunteering to help with an event. For more information about APABA-DC, please e-mail

Minsuk Han



Yifang Zhao

Immediate Past President


Angeline Chen




The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area, Inc. (APABA-DC) is a voluntary bar association for Asian Pacific American (APA) attorneys, judges, law professors, and other members of the legal profession in the Washington D.C. area.

Our mission is to:

1. Encourage and promote the professional growth and advancement of our members by providing substantive professional development and educational programs, mentoring and networking opportunities, and opportunities to develop leadership and public speaking skills;

2. Cultivate an understanding of the issues facing the APA legal community and the APA community-at-large by being a voice for the APA legal community in the Washington D.C. area and by serving as a resource for federal, state, and local agencies, members of Congress and their staff, and public service organizations involved with the APA legal profession, civil rights, and diversity in the courts; and

3. Promote the involvement of our members in the community-at-large by providing opportunities for community service, opportunities for leadership, and by encouraging cooperation with and between other bar and community organizations.

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APABA-DC is an affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.


P.O. Box 27223

Washington, DC 20038

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