On Saturday, November 8, 2014, I accompanied the Armenian Bar Association on a day-long road trip from Los Angeles to Manzanar. Located just north of Lone Pine, California, Manzanar was the site of one of ten major concentration camps that incarcerated thousands of Japanese Americans who were evicted from their West Coast homes during World [...]
In the spirit of community and healing, the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California (KABA) and the Japanese American Bar Association (JABA) issue this joint statement in response to the controversy over the Comfort Women Memorial in Glendale, California, and the lawsuit Gingery et al. v. City of Glendale, which seeks the removal of [...]
We want to thank all of our members, friends, and supporters for once again helping us SELL OUT our JABA Installation and Awards Gala 2014!!! It is your support that always helps make this event an exciting, fun, and sellout event and this year is no different. If you still want to see Congressman Takano, [...]
We are pleased to announce that California Supreme Court Justice, Joyce L. Kennard will attend and be recognized at the JABA Installation and Awards Gala on March 7, 2014 at the Omni Hotel. Justice Kennard graciously made room in her busy schedule of hearing oral arguments on that same day, to fly down to Los [...]
JABA’s Installation and Awards Gala for 2014 will be held on March 7, 2014 at the Omni Hotel. This year’s honorees will be U.S. Congressman Mark Takano and Violinist Ryu Goto. For more info, please click here.
This is a reminder that the deadline to apply for JEF Scholarships is coming up on Friday, January 17, 2014. Apply now at http://www.jabaonline.org/scholarships for your opportunity at one of four scholarships offered through JEF and its wonderful sponsors! For questions about the scholarships or the scholarship process, please e-mail JEFSCHOLARSHIP@gmail.com.
On August 27, 2013, nearly 20 JABA members participated in the annual APABA softball tournament at Cheviot Hills Recreation Center. Team JABA got the day off to a strong start, defeating the Benchwarmers, comprised of local judges. Led by the reliable defense of Jill Shibata and Mark Yoshida and the powerful offense of Colin Kawaguchi [...]
The JABA Community Education Committee hosted a free legal clinic at the West Office of Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles on June 29, 2013. The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and Asian Pacific American Legal Center served as co-sponsors, and the Japanese Consulate General of Japan supported the event. JABA’s consulting attorneys, intake [...]
Gordon Hirabayashi Tribute Sunday, May 19, 2013 Center for Democracy, JANM 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM On May 19, 2013, the Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation (“JEF”), together with the Japanese American National Museum and the Japanese American Bar Association, will host a production of the play, Hold These Truths (formerly known as Dawn’s [...]
The JABA Community Education Committee hosted a free legal clinic at Little Tokyo Service Center on March 30, 2013. The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Asian Pacific American Legal Center and the Little Tokyo Service Center served as co-sponsors, and the Japanese Consulate General of Japan supported the event. JABA’s consulting attorneys, intake staff [...]