November 2016 Announcements

Thank you to our friends who offered their condolences to TABA members mourning the loss of our incredible King, His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej. We are grateful for your thoughtfulness and sensitivity.

Additionally, thank you to those who voted in the TABA Election. Please join TABA in congratulating the newly elected Board of Governors for the 2016-2017 year! TABA is thankful for new friends & connections, reliable & active supporters, and all of the opportunities to serve our community.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Congratulations to the 2016-2017 TABA Board:

Executive Board
President: Sam Puathasnanon
President-Elect: Panida Rzonca
Vice-President: Proud Usahacharoenporn
Treasurer: Yanin Senachai
Secretary: Sitanan SriworakornBoard of Governors
Tiffany Chukiat
Jane Kespradit
Justin Ruaysamran
Phatchara Udomsin
Phunphilas Dow Viravan

On Monday, December 5, 2016, TABA and APAWLA will offer an MCLE Training, “Nuts and Bolts of Human Trafficking for Pro Bono Attorneys”. The training will be lead by Kim Luu-Ng, Esq., founder and managing partner of the KLN Firm. The training will take place at the offices of Asian Americans Advancing Justice in Los Angeles. Two (2) MCLE Credits are available. Please RSVP to Thank you!

Join or renew your Membership with TABA! If you sign up between now and the end of the 2016 year, your membership will count towards 2017! Additionally, the Royal Thai Embassy, through the Thai Business Information Center (, has requested contact information for Thai lawyers for their nationwide directory. Please note that our new Membership Form will allow members the option to participate in this additional directory.


It’s that time of year again! TABA is happy to take part in the 17th Annual APA Community Holiday Toy Drive & Reception at the Japanese American National Museum, 100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 6:00-9:00 PM. If you would like to volunteer alongside TABA members, please email

Admission: Bring an unwrapped new toy valued at $20 (or more) OR a minimum donation of $20. Includes food, beverage, desserts, and entertainment.

Guests of the Toy Drive can tour the museum at no extra cost. The museum store is open until 8:00 PM the day of the event!


Learn how to put your JD to significant advantage by attending a panel on public policy careers!

Working as a JD in Public Policy
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6:30-8:30PM
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles
1145 Wilshire Blvd., 1st Floor Community Room, Los Angeles, CA 90017
1.5 hrs General CLE
$10 members / $15 non-members
Law students free

Complimentary food and drinks

Powerhouse panelists include:
• Paula Daniels, Founder of Los Angeles Food Policy Council
• Kira Johnson, Water Policy Analyst at Best Best Krieger, LLP
• Karin Wang, Vice President of Programs & Communications of Advancing Justice-Los Angeles
• Reuben Wilson, Director of Law & Policy at the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Public Safety