RSVP TODAY for JABA’s Annual Meeting of the Members with a Free Nine Course Chinese Dinner at Empress Pavilion!

NINE COURSE CHINESE DINNER BBQ Platter, Soup, Shrimp & Cashews, Beef with Broccoli, Kung Pao Chicken, Pan Fried String Beans, Fried Rice, Chow Mein & Mango Pudding Free to all JABA members in good standing who RSVP by Monday, October 12, 2015 for the JAPANESE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS Featuring Speaker GIL […]

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JABA Congratulates Justice Sabrina Shizue McKenna of the Hawaii Supreme Court for Receiving the Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award!

Justice McKenna of the Hawaii Supreme Court, former speaker at the JABA Gala, and friend of JABA has received NAPABA’s highest honor – the Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award. This award recognizes the outstanding achievements, commitment, and leadership of lawyers who have paved the way for the advancement of other Asian Pacific American (APA) attorneys. […]


JABA Congratulates Mark J. Furuya for Receiving NAPABA’s “Best Lawyers Under 40” Award!

JABA is pleased to announce that one of its own will receive an award at the NAPABA convention this year. The prestigious and highly competitive “Best Lawyers Under 40” Award, given to only 14 of the best lawyers under 40 in the nation, will go to current JABA Treasurer, Mark J. Furuya. Mark is the […]

NAPABA Voter Eligibility Deadline Extended to July 22

To be eligible to vote in this year’s elections, you must be a direct NAPABA member OR activate your NAPABA affiliate membership online. NAPABA has extended the deadline to July 22! You should have received information from your affiliate president about how to activate your NAPABA affiliate membership. Being an active affiliate member will not […]


Help JABA Support the Victims of the Nepal Earthquakes

As many of you know, Nepal has now been hit with two major earthquakes in three weeks, causing thousands of deaths and severe damage across the country. JABA has set up a fundraising page through Direct Relief at this following link: and has donated $1,000 to aid the relief efforts. We urge all of […]


An Intimate Evening with Congressman Mark Takano and Consul General Harry Horinouchi

On Thursday, April 2, 2015, JABA hosted an evening with U.S. Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41) at a member’s home in Santa Monica. Congressman Takano discussed his recent Congressional delegation to Japan and current issues facing the United States Congress. He also talked about his path to office, including his years as a high school teacher, […]


Networking Cocktail Reception for Japanese JD and LLM Students a Big Hit

On Thursday, April 9, 2015, JABA hosted a networking cocktail reception for Japanese JD and LLM students and lawyers who are currently in Southern California. The reception took place at the downtown Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Approximately 40 people attended the reception. Mr. Hidehisa Harry Horinouchi, the Consul General of Japan in […]

Street Closures During JABA’s 2015 Installation and Awards Gala

To our guests attending tomorrow’s 2015 JABA Installation and Awards Gala, please note that surrounding streets may be closed. Please see the following link for a map of street closures tomorrow. We have a wonderful Gala planned and look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!


Ocha Break: Past JABA President, James Toma in the news

West Covina Mayor Pro Tem and Past JABA President, James Toma, Featured in Article re: L.A. Marathon. James Toma currently serves as Mayor Pro Tem of the City of West Covina. James ran his first marathon as part of a group that raised money for the Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP), an organization that […]


Ocha Break: Join us in congratulating our own Professor Dennis Yokoyama for receiving the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards from Southwestern Law School

Long time board member, Professor Dennis Yokoyama has received the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards from Southwestern Law School for teaching Civil Procedure and Remedies. An amazing feat if you think about how much many of us struggled with Civil Procedure as a 1L. For more information, please click here. Join us in congratulating Professor […]