October 2023

President's Message

Dear Friends of OCKABA, 

Thank you to everyone who attended our 18th Annual Installation Gala this past Thursday! We truly enjoyed connecting with everyone and are so grateful to have hit a record number of attendees and sold-out our event this year. The success of this year's gala speaks volumes and we know it would have been  possible without your support.  

We also want to give special thanks to our wonderful law school volunteers, many of whom came early to the event to help us set up and of course, give a big congratulation to our awardees, Judge Richard Lee (Judge of Year Award) and Joanne Lee Molinaro (Trailblazer Award)!

If you would like to get more involved in OCKABA, please reach out to or anyone on the board because we have several committees you can join. Also keep any eye out as our mentorship program, which is scheduled to return soon, and we expect to hit record numbers this year.  

Also, quick reminder that our board meetings are open to all of our members so please join us at our meeting this month on October 12, 2023 and/or join us for happy hour at Andrei's after our board meetings to see how you can get more involved! To register for our meeting this month, please visit:

Below are also several upcoming events, some of which are complimentary for our members. We hope you can join us and until next time, cheers!


Mimi Ahn

OCKABA 2023-2024

CLA SoCal - Justice Served Dinner - TOMMOROW

CLA SoCal will celebrate its 65th anniversary at Justice Served on Thursday, October 5th at Fete the Venue in Costa Mesa. It’s a 1950s theme in honor of the organization’s founding in 1958 and ‘50s attire is encouraged (but not required). They will have food stations, a chocolatier, a raffle, gaming tables, and 1950s dance performances. 

You can visit the website to learn more or purchase a sponsorship or tickets.


You are cordially invited to KABA's Fall Mixer! Enjoy drinks and appetizers as you welcome the new season with fellow KABA members.

Date: Thursday, October 05, 2023
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: hinoki & the bird, 10 W Century Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90067

KABA-SC Member – $20.00 (Includes food and drinks)
Non-Member – $40.00 (Includes food and drinks)

Click HERE to register (currently sold out but you can join the waitlist).

OCKABA Monthly In-Person Board Meeting and Happy Hour

Our next in-person board meeting will be on October 12, 2023 at 5:45 p.m. at Kahana Feld, 2603 Main Street, Suite 900,  Irvine, CA 92614.

All OCKABA members are welcome to join us for our monthly board meeting or non-hosted happy hour that will take place at Andrei's after the meeting. 

Light dinner will be provided at the board meeting, but please fill out the registration so that we can get an accurate head count and be aware of any dietary restrictions.

To register, visit:


Please join OCCDL 2023 DEI Awards Gala at Fete the Venue located at 3101 Red Hill Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 on October 12, 2023 at 6 p.m. 

Additional information regarding event and registration can be found: 2023 DEI Awards Gala – OCCDL

APXLSA Night Market

Join us for a fun-filled night market with attorneys and law students from all over LA and Orange County! There will be food from different cultures, free drinks, and tons of fun games hosted by our student volunteers!


Date: Friday, October 20, 2023 

Time: 6:00-9:00pm

Address: 677 Imperial St, Los Angeles, CA, 90021

Sponsored by JABA, OCKABA, APABA, KABA, NAPALSA, PABA, Kaplan, and SCCLA, and the collaborative efforts of APA/ILSA chapters from Chapman, Loyola Law School, Southwestern, UCI, UCLA, and USC. 

Wet Lab 


OCKABA Foundation is looking for volunteer attorneys, Korean speaking interpreters, and law students for its pro bono clinic.  

We have clients signed up in the areas of business, immigration, bankruptcy, divorce, personal injury and more. Bring your attorney friends and coworkers! 

Date/Time: Thursday, November 16th at 5:30 PM (Typically held on the third Thursday of every other month) and dinner is provided for volunteers after the clinic.

Location: KCS Community (714) 503-6550) 7212 Orangethorpe Ave Suite 8, Buena Park, CA 90621

Please RSVP or for any questions, please email:

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