• September 08, 2021 9:07 AM | Joy Kim (Administrator)

    To celebrate Korean Thanksgiving (추석) and the inaugural in-person gathering, KABANC's Social Committee would like to invite you to join us for a family-friendly (including pets) outdoor picnic on September 25. It'll be a great opportunity for you to meet your mentorship family members (if you haven't already), make new friends, eat good food, and drink makkgeolli (막걸리)! We will be providing individual lunches (도시락) so bring your appetites!

    This event will be free for all KABANC members and their families. Please RSVP at www.kabancpicnic.eventbrite.com

    If you haven't already renewed your membership or signed up, this is a great excuse to join. We hope you come celebrate with us!


  • May 20, 2021 12:00 PM | Shinhong Byun (Administrator)

    Law Students Welcome!

    KABANC Lunch n Learn Panels have started and we are kicking off to help get you ready for your summer jobs!

    Join us on May 20th @ 12-1 p.m. and hear from our KABANC in-house and law firm star attorneys. RSVP at https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSfw9byzQyKGSg.../viewform





  • June 03, 2020 3:23 PM | Anonymous

    A message from the KABANC Board in response to national events:


    KABANC is outraged and deeply pained by the footage of George Floyd’s arrest. We condemn these acts of police cruelty and violence on our Black community members and stand together in demanding justice.

    This past week, Americans viewed yet another harrowing video of a black life taken while in police custody. Former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on Mr. Floyd’s neck for several minutes, ignoring his pleas that he could not breathe.  The recording shows three other police officers, Tou Thoa, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas K. Lane, either helping to pin down Mr. Floyd or looking on as the situation unfolded.  Mr. Floyd became unresponsive and died as a result of the actions of these police officers. We are horrified by the deeply disturbing images and believe that such senseless violence has no place in our country.

    We must not tolerate racist acts of police brutality. As an organization of Korean Americans, we know all too well the anguish and destruction that results from the oppression of our fellow communities of color. Our shared history and humanity call us to action, and KABANC joins others in demanding a swift, fair, and transparent criminal investigation into the death of Mr. Floyd. 

    KABANC recognizes that the police officers in this incident are not representative of law enforcement officers everywhere. We are confident that most police officers, prosecutors, and judges across the country carry out their duties to protect the public with honor, fairness, and integrity. This is all the more reason to root out the racism that hampers the efforts of our protectors and peace keepers.

    More than ever, we must come together to call out the systemic racism weaved into the threads of our society.  We are committed to raising the collective awareness of our community to take a stance against silence, complacency, and active hate.   KABANC calls on our members, allies, and community organizations to have courage, be vigilant in recognizing oppressive practices, and condemn oppression and discrimination.  We grieve with our Black brothers and sisters and pledge to fight alongside them so that our criminal justice system serves and protects all communities without the stain of racism.


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The Korean American Bar Association of Northern California was founded to encourage and promote the professional growth of Korean-American attorneys and law students; to foster networking, support, and the exchange of ideas and information among its members and the Bay Area community.


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