Monthly Archives: March 2011

OAPABAOKE – Mar. 10, 2011

29 attorney and student members gathered for dinner in Portland at Beau Thai restaurant. Approximately 15 went on to sing the night away at Voicebox Karaoke Lounge. A good time was had by all!

Governor Kitzhaber appoints Liani Reeves as General Counsel

Governor Kitzhaber today announced the appointment of Ms. Liani Reeves as his General Counsel. Raised on the South Coast in North Bend, Ms. Reeves received her B.A. and J.D. from Willamette University. She has filled many roles at the Oregon Department of Justice, most recently as the Deputy Chief Trial Counsel.

In addition to working for the Oregon Department of Justice, Ms. Reeves served as a Staff Attorney for the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting, advancing and enforcing crime victims’ rights, and co-taught Lewis & Clark Law School’s Crime Victim Litigation Clinic.

“I have been fortunate to spend the majority of my career in public service at the Department of Justice. Working as the Governor’s General Counsel allows me to continue in public service working on issues with broad implications throughout the state,” said Ms. Laini Reeves.

Ms. Reeves has served as the Co-Chair of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association from 2002-2008. She received the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Award from the Willamette University College of Law honoring work and dedication toward the ideals of equal civil and human rights and was recognized as an up and coming leader with a 2010 Portland Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award. She mentors law students and has been named Mentor of the Year by both Willamette University and Lewis & Clark College.

OAPABA Board Members Attend Nakamoto Investiture, Feb. 3, 2011

The Honorable Lynn Nakamoto was sworn in to the Oregon Court of Appeals on February 3, 2011 in a ceremony attended by several OAPABA board members. OAPABA was proud to have endorsed Judge Nakamoto’s candidacy for appointment to the court.

Gov. Kulongoski appoints Portland attorney to Oregon Court of Appeals

OAPABA Student-Attorney Mixer, Jan. 25, 2011

25 OAPABA law student and attorney members met for drinks and dinner at Shigezo Izakaya in downtown Portland.

2011 Karaoke Spring Social – OAPABAOKE

OAPABA Members are invited to attend the annual karaoke Spring Social –



NW Portland

Happy Hour @ 21st Ave. Bar & Grill

(721 NW 21st Ave, @ NW Johnson)

Dinner @ Beau Thai — Dinner is free for student members!

(730 NW 21st Ave, @ NW Johnson)

Karaoke @ Voicebox Karaoke Lounge

(2112 NW Hoyt, @ NW 21st )


Thursday, March 10, 2011

5:30 PM Happy Hour at 21st Ave. Bar & Grill

6:00 PM Dinner at Beau Thai Restaurant

7:30 PM Karaoke at Voicebox


Please join us for happy hour at 21st Ave. Bar & Grill, followed by dinner at Beau Thai Restaurant across the street. Student members eat for free, courtesy of OAPABA. After dinner, we will walk 2 blocks to Voicebox Karaoke Lounge. OAPABA is hosting a private karaoke room from7:30 – 11:00 PM.


Please RSVP to by 5:00 PM, March 9, 2011. For reservation purposes, please indicate whether you will be attending dinner or karaoke or both. Space is limited at karaoke, so please RSVP. Guests are welcome!

Joint Holiday Party, Dec. 2, 2010

The Holiday Party was co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon, the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Asian American Journalist Association of Portland, Central Thymos, and ORIENTED Portland – the local arm of a global organization of international professionals interested in Asian business and partnerships. Over 100 people attended the party and silent auction. Auction proceeds funded an annual AAJA-Portland internship for an Asian American student at a news organization in Oregon or Southwest Washington. Interns demonstrate a commitment to covering Asian American issues.