KABA-SD is happy to announce that this year it is again awarding two $1,000 scholarships to eligible individuals to take or re-take the California State Bar examination. The scholarship will assist in covering the cost of the Bar Exam and is not restricted to Koreans or individuals of Korean descent. Selection factors include, but are not limited to, academic achievement, work experience, activities, and post law school goals; demonstrated leadership and commitment to community service, particularly to the Korean and Korean American communities and other diverse communities; and financial need.
The application deadline is July 15, 2016. The KABA-SD scholarship committee will select and notify finalists for interviews. Please read the scholarship announcement, and see the scholarship application form, for more information. Direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The KABA-SD Board has voted to endorse Renée Galente for a seat on the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) Board of Directors. Ms. Galente has held leadership positions in various bar associations, including California Women Lawyers, San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association (“SDLRLA”), Lawyers Club of San Diego, and the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni Association. During her career, she has consistently supported other diversity bar organizations, including supporting past events put on by both KABA-SD and SDLRLA. Once on the SDCBA Board, Ms. Galente intends to mentor law students and young attorneys, and to continue collaboration between the different diversity bar organizations. The KABA-SD Board is proud to support Ms. Galente in her candidacy for the SDCBA Board.
We are happy to announce KABA-SD’s board members for the 2015-16 year!
President: Peter S. Kang – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Vice-President: Wana Lee Bernales – The Bernales Law Firm
Secretary: John Ahn
Treasurer: Angela Jae Chun – Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP
Board Members At-Large:
Douglas J. Brown – Abelson Herron Halpern LLP
Yangkyoung Lee – Lee Justice Center, APLC
Justin Paik – Ferris & Britton, APC
Lisa S. Yun – Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Law School Representatives:
Amanda Gracia – Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Phil Kim – University of San Diego School of Law
Christopher Lee – California Western School of Law
The KABA-SD Board has voted to endorse Anna Romanskaya for a seat on the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) Board of Directors. Ms. Romanskaya has strong leadership skills and is deeply committed to diversity. She has been involved and has held leadership positions in local and national bar associations, including the SDCBA, Lawyers Club, and the American Bar Association (ABA). Ms. Romanskaya just completed her 3 year term as a board member for Lawyers Club, where she focused her service on advancing the status of women in law and society. As the incoming Chair-Elect of the Young Lawyers Division of the ABA, she has intimate knowledge of major national issues regarding the administration of and access to legal services. Ms. Romanskaya will be able to educate the SDCBA on these issues and raise awareness at the local level. Ms. Romanskaya promises to focus on creating leadership training for young lawyers, and on supporting and collaborating with diversity bar organizations. The KABA-SD Board is proud to support Ms. Romanskaya and her vision to improve the San Diego County Bar Association as one if its Directors.
The KABA-SD Board has voted to endorse Srinivas Hanumadass for a seat on the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) Board of Directors. Mr. Hanumadass is strongly committed to diversity and the community, having served as president for two terms of the South Asian Bar Association of San Diego (SABA-SD). He also actively supports other diversity bar organizations, which directly benefited KABA-SD through his efforts to co-founding our first speed networking event. Mr. Hanumadass’ primary focus is on mentoring younger attorneys and law students, and he intends to continue his efforts to put them in positions to succeed and pay it forward to the next generation of future attorneys once on the SDCBA Board. His passion for mentoring combined with his significant involvement in the community and in the legal profession makes Mr. Hanumadass a great candidate for the SDCBA Board.