APABA-LA’s APAHM Event and MBC’s Joint Mixer

TABA’s Inaugural Dinner

Thank you to all who attended the Thai American Bar Association’s Inaugural Dinner! We had an incredible turnout, and we are so grateful to the Royal Thai Consulate-General, Los Angeles, our fellow bar associations, judges, attorneys, friends, family, and supporters!

Please view pictures from the night here!

TABA Inaugural Dinner Pictures

Our Inaugural Dinner featured a classical Thai blessing dance and remarks by Royal Thai Consul General Jesda Katavetin and by Chanchanit Martorell, the founder and executive director of the Thai Community Development Center. Thanks to all who attended!

APABA-LA’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Event

TABA is proud to co-sponsor APABA’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Event –

A Panel Discussion on Fisher v. University of Texas: The Impact of Race-Conscious Admissions on the Asian-American Community

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Asian Pacific American Legal Center, 1145 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
$6 Parking at Structure next to APALC on S. Lucas Ave with Signage “Parking for Good Samaritan Hospital & 1127 Wilshire Blvd”

Though Fisher did not directly deal with Asian-Americans, the issue of race-conscious admissions (also known as “affirmative action”) and the experience of the Asian-American community has come to the fore in this case. Both proponents and antagonists of race-conscious admissions programs have referred to the Asian-American experience in support of their arguments, and indeed, Asian-American groups have submitted positions on both sides of the issue.

This panel discussion will explore the impact of race-conscious admissions to the Asian-American community and to diversity, generally. The Supreme Court will soon opine on this issue, and the panel will examine the nuances of how Fisher may impact our communities.

Susan Wilbur, Ph.D., Director of Undergraduate Admissions, UCLA
Laboni Hoq, Esq., Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Albert Giang, Esq., Caldwell Leslie & Proctor, PC

Moderated by Mike Eng, former California Assemblymember and Los Angeles County Community College Trustee-elect

Thursday, May 23, 2013
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Panel Presentation
8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Reception with Refreshments

Food and refreshments will be provided

This event is FREE. RSVP by May 20, 2013 to contactapaba@gmail.com

1.5 hours of general MCLE credit available. APABA is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider.

MBC’s Joint Mixer

TABA is proud to co-sponsor the Minority Bar Coalition’s Joint Mixer in San Francisco on June 12, 2013!

Come meet your peers in a relaxed and informal setting! Free for members of TABA.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
111 Minna Gallery (at Second Street) San Francisco, CA

Please click here for the flyer.

RSVP here.