Upcoming Events

    • Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    The Korean American Bar Association of Southern California (KABA) is now accepting applications for the 2023 KABA Scholarships. Based on available funding, KABA will be awarding a number of $1,000 - $2,000 scholarships to law students in the Southern California area.

    Kenneth B. Chang Memorial KABA Foundation Scholarship
    This scholarship was named in honor of Judge Kenneth B. Chang, who was KABA’s inaugural president and the first Korean American to be appointed to the Superior Court in Southern California. Judge Chang immigrated to the United States in the early 1950s and graduated from Santa Clara Law School. After working in a civil litigation firm, he joined the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office as a criminal prosecutor. In 1968, Judge Chang worked for the U.S. government in Korea, where he negotiated and drafted the Status of Forces Agreement, which set guidelines on the Korean government’s treatment of U.S. military personnel in Korea. He returned to Los Angeles in 1972, practicing in the private sector until 1980, when he was appointed to the Superior Court bench by Governor Jerry Brown. Judge Chang was the first and only Korean American judge in Los Angeles until 1998, since which time several Korean Americans have followed in Judge Chang’s footsteps to serve on the bench.

    Additional Scholarships
    Additional scholarships are funded through the generous annual donations from the LimNexus Foundation, KABA Past Presidents, OCINET, as well as other individual contributions.

    To Apply
    The scholarships are open to law students who currently attend a law school in Southern California. We are seeking applicants who can demonstrate, through past, current, or future contributions, a commitment to serving the Korean American community and/or Asian & Pacific Islander American community. Financial need and availability of other resources—including receipt of other scholarships, fellowships, and awards—may be factors.

    Law students will be evaluated based on their completed applications. The scholarships will be presented at the 2023 KABA Annual Installation Dinner on Thursday, April 27, 2023.

    Please complete and sign the attached application. Applications will be accepted by email at foundation@kabasocal.org (it is preferred that all documents be combined into a single PDF attachment). All applications must be received by Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

    2023 KABA Scholarship Application

    • Wednesday, April 12, 2023
    • 12:15 PM

    The Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance invites you to learn about becoming a leader and the value of serving the public at the state level.

    Wednesday, April 12, 2023
    12:15 PM to 1:15 PM (PST)
    Virtual Zoom event
    RSVP at bit.ly/apawlaleadership

    • Thursday, April 27, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037

    Click here to download 2023 gala packet (including sponsorship opportunities)

    Click here to download 2023 gala packet (including sponsorship opportunities)

    • Thursday, September 14, 2023

    Dates: Thursday, September 14, 2023 - Sunday, September 17, 2023

    Location: Seoul, South Korea

Past Events

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 Educational Webinar for the Community
Thursday, February 23, 2023 2023 Annual Membership Meeting
Friday, February 10, 2023 2023 KABA Mentorship Program
Thursday, February 09, 2023 Disparities in Advancement of API Women in the Law: Evidence & Action Planning
Saturday, January 28, 2023 Volunteers Needed for an In-person Free Legal Assistance Clinic
Friday, December 09, 2022 Recognizing and Interrupting Implicit Bias in the Courtroom
Thursday, December 08, 2022 Meet the United States Attorney:  A Panel Event and Meet & Greet with U.S. Attorney Martin Estrada
Wednesday, December 07, 2022 KABA Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 06, 2022 APABA's Annual Recent Trailblazers in the Law
Thursday, December 01, 2022 23rd Annual APA Community Holiday Toy Drive & Reception
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 IAKL Conference: Screening of Chosen
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 2022 IAKL Conference
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 2022 Professional Success Summit
Thursday, October 20, 2022 Marco Polo Night ~ An Evening in Bollywood
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Newport Beach Film Festival: Korean Spotlight
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Korean Americans on the Partner Track in Hollywood
Monday, October 17, 2022 Upcoming Geo-Strategic Trends in the Indo-Pacific
Friday, October 07, 2022 2022 IAKL Conference - Law Student Volunteer Recruitment and Scholarship Announcement
Wednesday, October 05, 2022 KABA MCLE Webinar: Money, Marriage, Debt and Death
Friday, September 23, 2022 2022 Cal-APABA Conference
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 SCOTUS Preview
Monday, August 22, 2022 APABA's Judicial Pipeline Project (2022 Class) - Apply by August 22, 2022
Friday, August 19, 2022 Korean Heritage Night at Dodger Stadium
Thursday, August 18, 2022 MCBA 2022 Summer Reception
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 Educational Webinar for the Community
Thursday, August 04, 2022 IAKL/KABA Joint Mixer
Thursday, July 28, 2022 KCLA Mixer
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Pathways to Public Interest Panel
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 Educational Webinar for the Community
Wednesday, June 01, 2022 Joint APA Bar Association Mixer
Thursday, May 26, 2022 42nd Annual Board of Governors Installation & Awards Banquet

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