Orange County Asian American Bar Association

OCAABA Statement Updated April 2024

Established in 1993, the Orange County Asian American Bar Association (OCAABA) celebrates its thirty first year as Orange County’s Pan-Asian bar association. OCAABA embraces diversity, welcoming members from any and all backgrounds and practices. Interfacing regularly with fellow local bars and nationally with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), OCAABA is a voice for our community, dedicated to service, charity, and leadership.

There is something for everyone in OCAABA, and we welcome you to join one of our many active committees.

The Professional Development Committee organizes MCLE programs and seminars. These provide guidance for professional development and advancement and often focus on popular, present-day issues. In 2023, we even organized a delegation to travel to South Korea for a week long CLE event.

The In-House Counsel Section helps build relationships among in-house counsel and with outside counsel through events such as the “Must-Know GCs in OC” reception and the “Must-Know GCs” lunch series, as well as other casual in-house focused events.

The Pipeline/Mentoring Committee works with law student associations and partners with local law schools to provide mentorship, career panel programs, and skills workshops. Student members can sign up for OCAABA’s popular mentor-mentee program.

The Community Service Committee organizes charitable drives such as supply drives for homeless people and food drives.

The Social Committee plans and coordinates social events throughout the year. The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, Holiday Dim Sum Party and Lunar New Year Celebration have become signature events, creating opportunities for students, attorneys, judges, and community supporters to promote friendships and professional ties.

The Judicial Evaluation Committee evaluates qualified judicial candidates for OCAABA endorsement and endeavors to recognize and celebrate diversity on the bench.

For more information, visit www.ocaaba.org or email contactus@ocaaba.org.

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