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WHO WE ARE


WHO WE ARE


WHO WE ARE


The Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento (ABAS) fosters the exchange of ideas and promotes the professional growth of ABAS members; provides an opportunity for fellowship among its members; provides service to the general and local community; develops and encourages cooperation with other associations of attorneys; and provides a vehicle and forum for the expression of opinions and positions on current social, political, economic, legal or other matters or events of concern to ABAS members.

The Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento (ABAS) fosters the exchange of ideas and promotes the professional growth of ABAS members; provides an opportunity for fellowship among its members; provides service to the general and local community; develops and encourages cooperation with other associations of attorneys; and provides a vehicle and forum for the expression of opinions and positions on current social, political, economic, legal or other matters or events of concern to ABAS members.

The Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento (ABAS) fosters the exchange of ideas and promotes the professional growth of ABAS members; provides an opportunity for fellowship among its members; provides service to the general and local community; develops and encourages cooperation with other associations of attorneys; and provides a vehicle and forum for the expression of opinions and positions on current social, political, economic, legal or other matters or events of concern to ABAS members.

ABOUT ABAS

The Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento (ABAS) is one of the most dynamic organizations in the Sacramento legal community and the Asian/Pacific Islander American (API) communities. ABAS fosters the exchange of ideas, promotes the professional growth of its members, is an advocate on issues of concern to its communities, and serves in a leadership role on community issues.

ABAS is an association of attorneys, judges, law students, and friends who have associated for the purposes of professional development, community service, public appointments, advocacy, and camaraderie. Since its inception in 1981, ABAS has been an active voice for the legal profession and the API community, and was part of the founding efforts of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), the Asian/Pacific Bar of California (ABC), and the Unity Bar Association of Sacramento. ABAS is a voluntary bar association and is an affiliate member organization of the Sacramento County Bar Association. The ABAS Law Foundation is the 501(c)(3) counterpart to ABAS, which administers and raise funds for law-related educational and charitable scholarship and projects in the API community.

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Thank you for your interest in and continued support of the Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento.

The Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento (ABAS) was formed in 1981 to promote and protect the interests of Asian and Pacific Islander American attorneys and the API communities in the greater Sacramento area. We are a member association of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), the national umbrella organization for Asian lawyers’ and judges’ associations. ABAS is a voluntary bar association and is an affiliate member organization of the Sacramento County Bar Association. ABAS is an advocate on issues of concern to the Asian American community statewide, and ABAS continues to participate, educate, and serve in a leadership role on local community issues.

ABAS is exempt from federal taxation under IRC 501(c)(6). As a result, the amounts paid to ABAS are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution although they may be deductible as a business expense. Please consult with your financial advisor for additional information.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

May 2022

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.

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May 12, 2022

ABAS and SacLEGAL are co-hosting a social mixer, Cocktails and Conversation, on May 12th @ 5:30 p.m. at Oak Park Brewing Co., 3514 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95817.

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May 13, 2022

The Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce presents the first AAPI Night Market. The Night Market will celebrate AAPI cultures with more than 30 delicious food and drink vendors, local merchants, and live music. Join this open-air market in Downtown Sacramento after sunset for good eats, good music, and good memories. Friday, May 13, 2022, 6-10 p.m. at Capitol Mall.

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May 14, 2022

MSH Gala: Join My Sister's House to celebrate 20 years of My Sister's House! Event features a seated dinner, program, and auction. Honoring 2022 Heroes of Hope: SMUD and Darrel Woo.

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May 21-22, 2022

ABAS Law Foundation Speaker Series and Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival. The two-day festival starts 11:00 am Saturday, May 21, and concludes on Sunday, May 22, with the 6:00 pm screening of “Free Chol Soo Lee,” the story of a Korean American death row inmate convicted of a 1973 Chinatown gangland murder in San Francisco, and the activists who led a pan-Asian American movement to free him. A Q&A session and reception will follow the screening. "Ricochet," featuring Sacramento-raised SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi, will be shown immediately before “Free Chol Soo Lee.” The Day 1 lineup includes "Reparations" by Jon Osaki, who was a panelist in ABASLF's 2021 Speaker Series. All screenings will be at The Sofia, Home of B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, 95816.

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May 24-27, 2022

NAPABA Lobby Day: NAPABA's first ever virtual Lobby Day is an opportunity for NAPABA members from across the country to educate members of Congress and Congressional staffers on issues of importance to the AAPI community.

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September 25, 2022

Save the date for the ABAS Law Foundation Annual Golf Tournament at Haggin Oaks.

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October 27, 2022

Save the date for ABAS's 2022 In-Person Gala at the SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity.

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November 3-6, 2022

Save the date for NAPABA's Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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