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Regional Committees

JABA's Regional Committees host events in areas outside of Los Angeles and cater to members in their respective regions.  Check out the below for more information.


The Chicago Committee of JABA is committed to providing networking and service opportunities, community, and fellowship for Japanese, Japanese-American, and Japanophile judges, lawyers, and law students in the greater Chicagoland area.  The Chicago Committee is an energetic group growing in its shared sense of community both in culture and in profession.   For more information or to join, please contact the committee chairs:


Chihiro Maeda

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

(312) 214-2107

Takayuki Ono

Takayuki Ono

Sidley Austin LLP

(312) 853-7296


The JABA OC committee strives to provide a place to come together for various social, networking, educational, and volunteer-oriented opportunities in the Orange County area. The committee will plan events specifically focused on the needs of those in the OC area so you no longer have to drive up to Downtown LA to be a part of JABA!

Be a part of this growing JABA segment by attending one of our quarterly committee meetings to help shape what kind of events there should be for our JABA OC members!

For general inquiries about JABA OC Events/Meetings, please  email or contact the committee chairs:

Brendan Le

Brendan Le

United States Postal Service


The JABA San Diego Committee provides professional networking and social events, law student support, educational opportunities, community service projects, and community outreach in the San Diego area.  Events are planned by and for attorneys, judicial officers, and law students in the San Diego legal community.

To learn more, please contact and follow us on Instagram @jabasd.   


Chiharu Sekino

California Department of Justice

(619) 358-1029

Brandon Kimura

Brandon Kimura

US Attorney's Office SD CA

(619) 557-5610

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