February 9th, 2015 - Events, Front Page News, News, Recent Photos

Celebration for the Honorable Alison Matsumoto Estrada

On Thursday, January 29, 2015, JABA hosted a reception celebrating the election of the Honorable Alison Matsumoto Estrada, a past JABA President, to the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Approximately 90 people attended the reception, which took place at the Thousand Cranes Room at the DoubleTree Hotel. Guests included numerous federal and state court judges, […]

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Coffee Break: Judicial Profile on JABA’s Own Hon. Mark Hanasono

Take a moment to read more about Former JABA Secretary and now Judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court: our very own Hon. Mark Hanasono. Click on the link above or go straight to the full Daily Journal article:

January 14th, 2015 - Front Page News, News, Uncategorized

Deadline to Apply Your JEF Scholarship Applications is This Sunday (January 18)!

The JABA Educational Foundation is currently accepting applications for the five law student scholarships offered this year through the Foundation and its wonderful sponsors. The deadline to apply is Sunday, January 18, 2015. For this cycle, JABA Educational Foundation will award five scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each, including the inaugural M. Dick Osumi […]

November 16th, 2014 - Front Page News, News, Recent Photos, Uncategorized

Manzanar Trip with Armenian Bar Association

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 […]

JABA and KABA Issue a Joint Statement

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 […]

March 6th, 2014 - Events, Front Page News, News

JABA’s 2014 Installation and Awards Gala is SOLD OUT! Waiting List Available

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, […]


BREAKING NEWS: California Supreme Court Justice Joyce L. Kennard to Attend the JABA Gala

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 […]

January 11th, 2014 - Events, Front Page News, News

March 7: JABA Installation and Awards Gala 2014

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.

January 8th, 2014 - Front Page News, News

REMINDER: Deadline to apply for JEF Scholarships!

This is a reminder that the deadline to apply for JEF Scholarships is coming up on Friday, January 17, 2014.  Apply now at 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

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August 18th, 2013 - Front Page News, News

JABA Softball Starts Strong at APABA Tourney

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 […]