Upcoming events

    • 6 May 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    Hi, you! Attorneys, social justice warriors, mothers/fathers/daughters/sons — how are YOU doing?  

    Fine, you might say.  You may be feeling tired, angry, or a bit sensitive.  Maybe you think others have it worse and set even higher expectations for yourself.  Maybe you're wondering how you can better support someone you love during this time.  

    No matter how you feel, we hear you, and someone in the community feels the same way.  APABA-DC aims to provide an emotional space for our members to collectively process the recent and ongoing events with the aid of Dr. Christina Hong Huber, who is an experienced clinical psychologist working from a social justice-oriented and trauma-informed lens to provide culturally affirming and responsive therapy.  We invite you to be part of this nonjudgmental, collaborative, and healing space where we can share our experiences, be supportive of each other, and heal together.  Please email Yifang Zhao and Mary Yang at programs@apaba-dc.org with any questions.  

    We hear you. And our APABA-DC community is always here for you. 

    • 12 May 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom link to be provided to registrants

    This event has been rescheduled from April 7, 2021 to May 12, 2021 at 6 p.m. due to scheduling conflicts.  

    Please join us for a critical and timely discussion with Karl Racine, Attorney General of the District of Columbia and President of the National Association of Attorneys General, and Gurbir Grewal, Attorney General of New Jersey, who will discuss their initiatives to reform the justice system and combat racism and extremism.  This is part of a series of events by APABA-DC highlighting progressive prosecutors and criminal justice reform.

    As the top legal advisors and chief law enforcement officers of their respective jurisdictions, state attorneys general are at the intersection of law and policy, uniquely positioned to confront the most pressing issues faced by citizens. Among these issues are the disparate treatment faced by people of color, particularly black and brown individuals, when confronted by police officers and the disturbing rise in hate crimes across the country, including those targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. To stem the tide of these alarming concerns, state attorneys general, such as our esteemed panelists, have stepped up to deliberate and launch progressive policies.

    If you have any questions, please email James Billings-Kang or Lloyd Liu at education@apaba-dc.org with any questions. 

    • 13 May 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)

    APABA-DC Book Club:  The Committed (May 13, 7 p.m.)

    As we pause to process and grieve over the events of recent weeks, APABA-DC's Programs Committee is seeking opportunities for our community to elevate and support APA voices.  To that end, join us for a book club discussion of The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen on May 13 at 7 p.m. 

    From Goodreads: "The long-awaited new novel from one of America’s most highly regarded contemporary writers, The Committed follows the Sympathizer as he arrives in Paris as a refugee. There he and his blood brother Bon try to escape their pasts and prepare for their futures by turning their hands to capitalism in one of its purest forms: drug dealing. No longer in physical danger, but still inwardly tortured by his reeducation at the hands of his former best friend, and struggling to assimilate into a dominant culture, the Sympathizer is both charmed and disturbed by Paris. As he falls in with a group of left-wing intellectuals and politicians who frequent dinner parties given by his French Vietnamese “aunt,” he finds not just stimulation for his mind but also customers for his merchandise―but the new life he is making has dangers he has not foreseen, from the oppression of the state, to the self-torture of addiction, to the seemingly unresolvable paradox of how he can reunite his two closest friends, men whose worldviews put them in absolute opposition."

Past events

20 Apr 2021 APABA-DC's Trial Re-enactment of the Vietnamese Fishermen v. The Ku Klux Klan
12 Apr 2021 Fireside Chat with Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-3), the Second Ever Korean American Member of Congress
30 Mar 2021 The Government’s Role in Combating AAPI Hate
24 Mar 2021 Women's History Month featuring Cam Ashling: Finding Our Voice-Harnessing AAPI Political Power
3 Mar 2021 Book Club - Interior Chinatown
25 Feb 2021 Lunar New Year Celebration
18 Feb 2021 Making Career Changes During the Pandemic
17 Feb 2021 APABA-DC - Diverse Bar Association Board Morning Coffee
10 Feb 2021 Working Parents Coffee Hour
3 Feb 2021 Financial Wellness Webinar
27 Jan 2021 A Creativity Workshop with Adam Tsao
14 Jan 2021 A Conversation with Jessie Liu: Women in Legal Leadership
5 Jan 2021 Lawyers in Sweatpants - Working Parents Edition
29 Dec 2020 Barre3 with APABA-DC!
17 Dec 2020 APABA-DC Holiday Party
15 Dec 2020 State of the Market
10 Dec 2020 40th Anniversary Kickoff
3 Dec 2020 Inaugural “Women Leaders” Event: Fireside Chat with Trailblazer Kalpana Srinivasan, Susman Godfrey’s New Co-Managing Partner
1 Dec 2020 New Member "Breakfast"
30 Nov 2020 Sponsorship of December 10, 2020 40th Anniversary Kickoff
19 Nov 2020 Lawyers in Sweatpants: Coffee with APABA-DC
28 Oct 2020 APABA-DC's Let's Get Clinical: A Spotlight on APA Legal Faculty and How They Got There (Oct. 28)
21 Oct 2020 Murder Mystery Happy Hour
15 Oct 2020 APABA-DC's Spotlight on Local Non-Profit Organizations (Oct. 15)
12 Oct 2020 Voting Rights During a Pandemic
23 Sep 2020 Sports Law Panel
17 Sep 2020 The Sukhi Project Meditation Workshop: "Mental Wellness in the Modern Workplace"
9 Sep 2020 APAs Breaking Into Hollywood
8 Sep 2020 Women's Trivia Night
19 Aug 2020 How We Got Here: A Conversation About America's Anti-Black Racism
30 Jul 2020 Fireside Chat with Senator Mazie Hirono from Hawaii
30 Jul 2020 Communication Skills
29 Jul 2020 Virtual Test Kitchen Fundraiser with Hispanic Bar Association of D.C.
23 Jul 2020 Who's Going to Law School? Trends in Law School Enrollment Since the Great Recession
22 Jul 2020 Women's Leadership Network: Pathbreakers
16 Jul 2020 Virtual Happy Hour Discussion on PBS docu-series "Asian Americans" and the Critical Role of APA Community Members in the "Black Lives Matter" Movement
14 Jul 2020 Conversation with Chris Lu, Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor
9 Jul 2020 APABA-DC Judges Panel II: DC Judges
8 Jul 2020 The Legacy of the Vietnamese Fishermen's Association v. Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
1 Jul 2020 2020 Matsui Writing Competition
1 Jul 2020 Comedy Night!
30 Jun 2020 Leveraging Linkedin and Networking & Connecting From Home for In-House Attorneys
30 Jun 2020 Judges Panel I: Federal District & Appellate Judges
25 Jun 2020 Racial Justice and Allyship Panel
24 Jun 2020 Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Women of Color
23 Jun 2020 Bar Prep Happy Hour: Preparing to Prepare!
3 Jun 2020 In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin
20 May 2020 Book Club
17 May 2020 "Virtual" Baking Class with Pastry Chef Bisma Akhtar
15 May 2020 Virtual D.C. Bar Candidates Forum
8 May 2020 Virtual General Counsel Panel
6 May 2020 From DC to your couch: Viola Solo featuring Eugene Dyson
29 Apr 2020 From DC to your couch: Latin Jazz featuring Juventino Villeda & Roberto Villeda
24 Apr 2020 Discussion of key business and legal issues to consider in light of COVID-19
16 Apr 2020 Bollywood Workout Fundraiser for the COVID-19 Worker Fund
27 Feb 2020 The Partnership Track
26 Feb 2020 Lunar New Year Celebration
26 Feb 2020 Swearing-In Ceremony: Admission to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court
22 Feb 2020 Dim Sum with Judge Theodore Chuang
19 Feb 2020 Wine and Paint Night
12 Feb 2020 Responding to a Corporate Crisis Panel
8 Feb 2020 DC Bar Pro Bono Center Advice & Referral Clinic
5 Feb 2020 Unconscious Bias Training
28 Jan 2020 Rising to High-Profile Leadership Positions in a Law Firm: Asian American Managing Partners
23 Jan 2020 Presidents' Coffee Hour
15 Jan 2020 How You Can Help Get Out the APA Count for the 2020 Census
15 Dec 2019 National Museum of African American History and Culture Outing
14 Dec 2019 Working Parents Forum Holiday Party
12 Dec 2019 Trial Tactics - Tried & True Tips from Experienced Practitioners
4 Dec 2019 Annual Holiday Dinner
19 Nov 2019 State of the Market: Overview of the DC Legal Market
18 Nov 2019 Why Women and People of Color in Law Still Hear "You Don't Look Like a Lawyer."
15 Nov 2019 New Member Breakfast
15 Nov 2019 New Member Breakfast
14 Nov 2019 Women's Forum Fall Happy Hour Mixer
1 Nov 2019 Meet and Greet with Former APABA-DC President Chris Chan
30 Oct 2019 National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) Annual Attorney Networking Reception
24 Oct 2019 An Afternoon with the Marshal of the Supreme Court
23 Oct 2019 Making Sense of the Census Litigation
16 Oct 2019 Practicing Attorneys Resource (PAR) Committee Happy Hour
12 Oct 2019 DC Bar Pro Bono Center Advice & Referral Clinic
5 Oct 2019 Robert E. Wone Judicial Clerkship & Internship Conference
26 Sep 2019 2019 Annual Awards and Installation Gala
15 Sep 2019 The Great Zucchini performance in Arlington
APABA-DC is an affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association


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