OC KABA is proud to announce that it has been serving the Korean American community in Orange County for over a decade. OC KABA was founded in 2005 by a small group of Korean American attorneys practicing in Orange County. The goal of this group has been to serve the community and to provide networking opportunities for Korean American attorneys. Over the past eleven years, OC KABA has grown to over 100 members, and in 2016, became an affiliate organization of the Orange County Bar Association.
The Korean American population in Orange County has grown tremendously since the inception of OC KABA. Orange County ranks as the third largest Korean American population in the United States. As a result, one of OC KABA’s core missions has been to serve and give back to the Korean community in Orange County. OC KABA provides pro bono clinics on a monthly basis at the Korean American Federation (KAF) of Orange County in Garden Grove and Korean Community Services (KCS) in Buena Park. Our attorneys provide legal consultations in many areas of law. Many of our members are either immigrants from Korea or were born to parents who emigrated from Korea. Therefore, OC KABA members are keenly aware of and sensitive to the difficulties immigrants face navigating through the American legal system.
OC KABA also provides MCLE seminars featuring prominent Korean American attorneys. This year, we held a General Counsel Panel Discussion of Korean American women serving as General Counsel at various companies in Orange County. OC KABA also partnered with UCI Korea Law Center, California Employment Lawyers Association, Workplace Justice Advocates, and OC Asian American Bar, in a presentation by two successful Korean American trial attorneys, Deborah Chang and Helen Kim.
Our 11th Annual Installation Dinner, held this past October, was the largest yet, with close to 350 guests in attendance. We honored John Chiang, California State Treasurer, with the Civic Achievement Award, and Professor Summer Kim, Director of UCI Korea Law Center, with the Community Trailblazer Award.
If you are interested in joining OC KABA or would like more information, please contact us at www.oc-kaba.org.