KABA-SD 2015 Annual Meeting and Elections

July 30th, 2015 No comments

KABA-SD Annual Meeting: Wednesday, August 19

KABA-SD will be holding its Annual Meeting at 5:30pm on Wednesday, August 19 at the San Diego County Bar Association Center (401 West A Street, Suite 1100, in downtown San Diego). The Annual Meeting is open to all KABA-SD members, who are encouraged to attend and participate. At the Annual Meeting, KABA-SD will also hold elections to select the new Board.

Interested in Serving on the KABA-SD Board? Elections are Upcoming!

Are you interested in becoming more involved with the Korean American legal community, in making new friends, in networking, or in taking on a leadership community? If so, we encourage you to run for a position on KABA-SD’s 2015-16 Board of Directors. Elections are upcoming, and will be for the following positions:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Director-at-Large (5)

The newly-elected Board will also be selecting one law student representative from among those interested at each of San Diego’s 3 law schools. For all interested in serving on the Board – whether as an officer, a director, or a student representative – please prepare a brief (1 page maximum) candidate statement and note the following deadlines and schedule:

  • Friday, August 14: Nominations and Candidate Statements Due (email to kaba.sd@gmail.com)
  • Monday, August 17: Candidate Statements and Ballots Emailed to KABA-SD Members
  • Wednesday, August 19: Annual Meeting and Election @ 5:30pm (SDCBA Bar Center)
  • Friday, August 28: Absentee Ballots Due
  • Thursday, September 3: New Board Announced (including selection of law student representatives)
  • Tuesday, September 22: Installation of Board and Officers at KABA-SD Annual Dinner

Any and all current, dues-paid KABA-SD members are eligible to vote in the elections. Attorney members who are licensed to practice and in good standing with the California State Bar are eligible to serve as an officer or director-at-large. If you have any questions about your current standing or eligibility, please contact kaba.sd@gmail.com. Thank you, and good luck!

Breaking Barriers Event: April 29, 2015

April 23rd, 2015 No comments

2015 KABA-SD Breaking Barriers CLE Flyer

Speed Networking Event: February 25, 2015

February 23rd, 2015 No comments

2015 KABA-SD Speed Networking Flyer

Categories: Events Tags: ,

CLE Event: January 26, 2015 – Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession

January 12th, 2015 No comments

2015 KABA-SD Substance Abuse CLE Flyer


Registration Type




Categories: Events Tags:

KABA-SD Endorses Brad Weinreb for San Diego Superior Court

October 7th, 2014 No comments

After careful consideration, the KABA-SD Board has voted to endorse Brad Weinreb for the position of San Diego Superior Court judge. Mr. Weinreb is a long-time prosecutor, and the KABA-SD Board was impressed with his awareness of, and sensitivity to, the needs of the Asian communities and with his expressed his interests and support for such communities. Mr. Weinreb is knowledgeable in various topics including criminal and First Amendment issues; is attuned to the need for efficiency in the judicial system; has committed to local specialty bar associations; actively works to educate others through written articles and volunteer work with those in need; and shows fairness and neutrality, all of which will make him well-suited for the bench. The KABA-SD Board is proud to support Mr. Weinreb in his quest for this important position.

KABA-SD Endorses Lilys McCoy for San Diego County Bar Association Board of Directors

September 11th, 2014 No comments

The KABA-SD Board has voted to endorse Lilys D. McCoy for a seat on the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) Board of Directors. Since 1992, Ms. McCoy has served on the boards and committees of numerous legal organizations, including the SDCBA, Lawyers Club, and San Diego Inn of Court. After practicing 22 years as a consumer attorney, Ms. McCoy joined Thomas Jefferson School of Law as the supervisor of the Trial Team and director of the Center for Solo Practitioners and the Solo Practice Concentration. Throughout her career, Ms. McCoy has demonstrated her dedication to the legal profession, diversity, and equal access to justice. The KABA-SD Board is proud to support Ms. McCoy and her vision to improve the legal profession as a Director of the San Diego Country Bar Association.

Announcing KABA-SD’s 2014-15 Board

September 4th, 2014 No comments

We are happy to announce KABA-SD’s board members for the 2014-15 year!

PresidentAngela Jae ChunCasey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP
Vice-PresidentPeter S. KangWilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
SecretaryKimberly C. NguyenJacobs & Schlesinger LLP
TreasurerDouglas J. BrownAbelson Herron Halpern LLP

Board Members At-Large:
Wana Lee Bernales
Caroline Y. ChoiSolomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith LLP
Esther HyunHyun Law Firm
Natalie D. WilhelmMulvaney Barry Beatty Linn & Mayers LLP
Lisa S. YunSheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Categories: Announcements Tags:

KABA-SD Seventh Annual Dinner: September 16, 2014

August 29th, 2014 No comments

KABA-SD will hold its Seventh Annual Dinner and Installation of Officers on Tuesday, September 16, 2013, at the University Club Atop Symphony Towers from 5:30 to 9:00pm.  This year’s featured speakers will be Tad Yo, Executive Director of Asian Baseball Operations at The Boras Corporation, and Angela Oh, Author and Attorney Mediator with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

We hope you are able to join us for this special evening.  Please register now using the PayPal link below.

2014 KABA-SD Seventh Annual Dinner Flyer


Registration Type




KABA-SD Endorses Jin Hwang for NAPABA’s President Elect

August 29th, 2014 No comments

KABA-SD has vetted both candidates and the Board has voted to endorse Jin Hwang for the position of President Elect in the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) elections. All KABA-SD members are eligible to vote in the ongoing NAPABA elections before the Sept. 12th deadline. If you are a dues-paid KABA-SD member and have not received your electronic or physical ballot, please contact elections@napaba.org with copy to KABA-San Diego at kaba.sd@gmail.com. Please find below a message from Jin Hwang:

Thank you to KABA-San Diego for endorsing me as NAPABA President-Elect! NAPABA has been undergoing unprecedented growth these last 3-4 years, and I have been a key leader in helping to achieve that growth. I strongly believe I am the best candidate for NAPABA President-Elect based on my: 1) four-plus years of recent Board experience as Northeast RG and VP for Programs & Operations, 2) strong continuity of leadership, 3) consensus-building leadership style, and 4) detailed initiatives to further the advancement of our NAPABA members and grow the strong advocacy work NAPABA does for the Asian community, which are well-aligned with NAPABA’s Strategic Plan, for NAPABA’s even greater success in the years to come. Many NAPABA leaders agree and are endorsing me in their personal capacity including past NAPABA Presidents such as Wendy Shiba, Leadership Advisory Council members such as Ivan Fong, Dale Minami, and Linda Mar Weidman, current and incoming NAPABA Board members such as Lloyd Costales and Eugene Kim, and Committee Chairs such as Tirzah Lowe, solo and small firm pioneers such as 2014 award winner John Lim, prominent in-house counsel such as Sandra Leung, and government attorneys such as David Louie as well as 7 affiliates across North America (KABA-San Diego, APABA-DC, APALA-NJ, AABA of Houston, AAABA (Arizona affiliate), FACL (Toronto, Canada affiliate), and LAPABA (Louisiana affiliate)). For further details about my experience and vision as NAPABA President, my candidate statement can be found at http://www.napaba.org/uploads/napaba/statementJHwang2014.pdf, and feel free to contact me at Jin.Hwang@VerizonWireless.com with any questions. Thank you for your vote so I may serve as your NAPABA President-Elect!”

KABA-SD Endorses Alexander Lee and Steven Reeves for NAPABA’s Vice President of Finance & Development

August 29th, 2014 No comments

KABA-SD vetted both candidates and the Board has voted to endorse Alexander Lee and Steven Reeves for the position of Vice President of Finance & Development in the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) elections:

Alexander Lee is NAPABA’s current Vice President of Finance and Development, and is again running for this position. As Alex sees it, the primary function of this position is fundraising and business development. He believes that continuity with respect to this position is beneficial because of the need to develop relationships with sponsors. Alex has already developed relationships with sponsors and is already ahead in sponsorships in terms of dollar amounts.

Steven Reeves is currently a NAPABA board member and believes that he has the experience and skills to hold this position. As a law firm partner, Steven routinely utilizes his networking and business development skills. Steven believes that these skills will benefit the organization.

The KABA-SD Board is confident that both Alex and Steven would strengthen NAPABA if elected Vice President of Finance & Development.