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 [...]
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 [...]
On May 29, 2014, JABA hosted a reception to celebrate a trifecta of recent achievements by its members – the appointments of Mark Hanasono as Judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court and Joanne Motoike as Judge of the Orange County Superior Court, and James Toma’s election as West Covina City Councilman. Many guests [...]
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 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 [...]
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The Japanese American Bar Association (JABA) announced that it will honor Los Angeles County Alternate Public Defender (APD) Janice Fukai at its Annual Installation and Awards Gala on February 22, 2013 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Fukai is the first Asian American woman to lead a Los Angeles County department. The Board [...]
JABA Gala JABA honors its past and celebrates its future at its Installation and Awards Gala on March 9, 2012 at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles. The Honorable Justice Sabrina Shizue McKenna of the Supreme Court of Hawaii will be the keynote speaker and Congressman Adam Schiff and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto will be [...]