Harvey M. Horikawa, former JABA Board Member and Respected Litigator passes

It is with great sadness that JABA shares the news of Harvey M. Horikawa’s passing. Harvey was a former JABA Board member and pillar of the JA community. Harvey M. Horikawa was born in Chicago in 1948 and raised in the Los Angeles area. After graduating from UCLA law school in 1973, he was a […]

JABA Goes to DC! (The NAPABA Convention that is)

 If you are attending the NAPABA Convention in DC, JABA has you covered! Friday (11/3): Dinner at the Fainting Goat   The Fainting Goat is a Top 100 Washingtonian restaurant with local, farm-to-table American fare and just a short mile away from the hotel. The dinner will follow immediately after the Trailblazer Ceremony and Reception at 7:30 […]

September 11th, 2017 - Events, Featured Story, Front Page News, News

JABA Annual Meeting of the Members (Tuesday, October 3)

JABA is holding its Annual Meeting of the Members on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Ocean Seafood at 750 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA.   This year, we will be honoring the McGuire Woods team who led the efforts of JABA and the Little Tokyo Historical Society to get a posthumous admission of Sei Fujii to the California State Bar. […]

JABA is Disappointed in the Administration’s Decision to End DACA

  For Immediate Release: September 6, 2017                                                                         For More Information, Contact: Mark Furuya, President info@jabaonline.org   JABA is Disappointed in the Administration’s Decision to End DACA   LOS ANGELES — The Japanese American Bar Association (JABA) expresses its deep disappointment and strong condemnation of the current administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action on […]

August 18th, 2017 - Events, Featured Story, Front Page News, News

JABA Dodger Day 2017 – Join JABA for an Afternoon at the Yard!

JABA Members are cordially invited to join JABA for Dodgers Day 2017 on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Dodgers Stadium to see the Los Angeles Dodgers play the Colorado Rockies.  First pitch is at 1:10 pm. This game includes a special promotional giveaway — a commemorative Kids Trash Can! — for the first 12,000 ticketed kids 14 & under in attendance.  JABA […]

JABA Condemns Hate in Any Form by White Supremacists and the Like

For Immediate Release: August 14, 2017 For More Information, Contact:  Mark Furuya, President / info@jabaonline.org   JABA Condemns the Hate in Any Form by White Supremacists   LOS ANGELES — The Japanese American Bar Association was founded on and continues its long-standing tradition of standing up against prejudice, bigotry, and racism. Japanese Americans are all […]

JABA Condemns the President’s Ban on the Transgender Community from Serving in the Military

JABA Condemns the President’s Ban on the Transgender Community from Serving in the Military   LOS ANGELES — The Japanese American Bar Association (“JABA”) is deeply disappointed in, and unequivocally opposes, the President’s announcement this past Wednesday to ban those within the transgender community from serving in our Armed Forces.  Japanese Americans are familiar with […]

RSVP TODAY for JABA’s Judges’ Night Reception!

You can RSVP today for JABA’s Judges’ Night Reception on August 24, 2017 honoring the Honorable Ernest M. Hiroshige, the Honorable Dan T. Oki, the Honorable Cary H. Nishimoto, and Honorable Fumiko H. Wasserman. Please join us in celebrating and recognizing four trailblazers who have led the way for JABA members and the minority legal community as […]

JABA 2017 Annual Summer Family Fun Mixer – August 6 @ 1 pm

Put on your Aloha wear and come join us for an afternoon of food and summer fun with our JABA members, friends, and families.  Event:        Fifth Annual JABA Summer Event When:        Sunday, August 6, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Where:       Home of Sabina Helton, Rancho Palos Verdes (address provided upon RSVP) Cost:          JABA Members – $10; Non-Members – […]

June 28th, 2017 - Events, Featured Story, Front Page News, News

JABA Congratulates the Honorable Sabrina McKenna for Earning International Recognition for Significant Contribution to Legal Profession

  JABA congratulates Hawaii Supreme Court Associate Justice Sabrina McKenna on earning the recognition for her tremendous contribution to the legal procession and assisting women advance into leadership roles at the Association of Corporate counsel Foundation’s annual Global Women in Law & Leadership Reception and Honors Dinner in New York City on June 20, 2017. […]