February 2016 Announcements

January was a blur! TABA participated in the MCBA Unity Breakfast, supported friends at NAAAP and sister bars PALSD & FALSD!


1. Tentative Date – Wednesday, March 9th – TABA SOCIAL (further details TBD)

2. Save the Date – Saturday, March 12th – TABA MIDWEST MIXER in Chicago

3. Save the Date – Friday, April 29th- 4TH ANNUAL TABA INSTALLATION DINNER

Location: The Charleston Haus, 1024 Santee Street, 3rd Floor, LA 90015
Keynote Speaker: Dennise Willett, Senior Counsel and Chief of the United States Attorney’s Santa Ana Branch Office

4. Renew Today – TABA 2016 Membership Form available at tabalawyers.org


5. TABA joins APABA in welcoming the new admittees to the California Bar on Feburary 18th at XLanes LA at 333 S. Alameda, St. #300 LA 90013 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

6. Volunteer with TABA board members at the AAAJ-LA Thai Citizen Workshop on Saturday, February 20th at Wat Thai temple in NoHo from 9 AM – 12:30 PM! Training is required. Please fill out this volunteer form: goo.gl/forms/qFNn88VOTd or contact Gloria Ho; gho@advancingjustice-la.org. We look forward to seeing you there!

7. Come with TABA board members to mentor young women interested in careers in law at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Thursday, March 3, 2016, from 10 AM to 2:30 PM.


Interested in attending and supporting our sister bar associations’ dinners?

Come join TABA’s representatives at the following dinners:

February 26 – APABA
April 1 – JABA
April 8 – SCCLA
April 14 – SABA
April 26 – OCAABA
April 28 – KABA
May 13 – APAWLA

TABA will subsidize 25% of the ticket price for up to five (5) attendees to the APABA, JABA, OCAABA and AAAJ-LA dinners. First come, first served.
Email president@tabalawyers.org.


Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC) is looking for volunteers for their upcoming statewide conference on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 at the Pasadena Westin Hotel.

They are seeking volunteers to help out in the following ways:

a) Media outreach: outreach to announce the conference to media resources, including translation of a one page media announcement, and helping to contact radio, tv and print media. They can arrange for APIDC spokespersons to be interviewed but definitely could use help in contacting the media.

b) Community outreach: help in spreading the word (including social media, in person presentations, email blasts) about the conference to consumers, churches, community organizations, schools, hospitals, neighborhood organizations, agencies, employers.

c) Interpreters: they are looking for bilingual volunteers to help interpret at the conference–headsets will be available for monolingual speakers. They are looking for several volunteers to meet this need as we’d like to arrange shifts. Not required to attend both days of the conference. No need to be court certified.

d) Plenary and panel session scribes: they are looking for people to sit in on the panel discussions, take notes and then give a short summary on the highlights of the panel discussions at the closing plenary session each day. Not required to attend both days of the conference.

The theme of the conference will be a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the ADA, and a development of strategies moving forward, to help ensure that the hard to reach population of Asians with disabilities will be included in the numerous and diverse services now available to support people with disabilities. This will be a two day conference: breakfast plenary session, concurrent workshops, lunch plenary session, concurrent workshops and closing plenary session for each day.

For more information about APIDC, please visit apidisabilities.net.

Please contact Patty at pkinaga@kinagalawfirm.com if you are interested in volunteering.