WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 5, 2015) — The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has selected the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA) as its 2015 Affiliate of the Year.
This award recognizes outstanding NAPABA affiliates for their best practices and accomplishments in their respective communities. The 2015 Affiliate of the Year Award will be presented on Nov. 7, 2015, during the 2015 NAPABA Convention in New Orleans, La.
NAPABA is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. GAPABA is one of almost 75 national, state, and local bar associations that are affiliated with NAPABA.
“The selection committee appreciated GAPABA’s adoption of a ‘Year of Service’ as its theme for 2015,” said NAPABA President George C. Chen. “Additionally, GAPABA truly distinguished itself by embodying the motto ‘you make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give’ when it included a discrete community service component in every event this year.”
GAPABA’s membership has more than doubled in the past 14 months, due in part to its adoption of innovative membership management software on its website and its concerted efforts that attracted two dozen general counsels to its annual gala. Its recent creation of a young lawyers division also stood out as a best practice that other affiliates could benefit from following.
NAPABA is pleased to confer its Affiliate of the Year Award to the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association and congratulates its leaders on a successful year serving their members and community.
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 40,000 attorneys and approximately 75 national, state, and local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Its members include solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal services and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government.
NAPABA continues to be a leader in addressing civil rights issues confronting Asian Pacific American communities. Through its national network of committees and affiliates, NAPABA provides a strong voice for increased diversity of the federal and state judiciaries, advocates for equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant sentiment, and promotes the professional development of people of color in the legal profession.