Monthly Archives: June 2012

OAPABA Professional Pipeline Series (May-June 2012)

As part of its professional pipeline development series, OAPABA has finished its four luncheon discussions that explored opportunities in a variety of practice environments. The panels covered practice as an in-house counsel, law firm partner, government attorney, judge, and solo-small firm attorney. Thank you to all our panel members and for everyone who participated!

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OAPABA Announces its 2012-2013 Board of Directors

The Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association held its Annual Member Meeting and Board Elections on June 19, 2012.

2012 Elections results are as follows:

President-Elect: Kim Sugawa-Fujinaga
Secretary: Toan Nguyen
Treasurer: Karen Nashiwa
Region 1 Representative: Robin McIntyre
Region 3 Representative: Beth Bagley
Region 4 Representative: The Honorable Mustafa Kasubhai
Region 5 Representative: Hong Dao
At-Large Representative: Etta Lockey
Willamette College of Law Student Representative: Mae Lee Browning
Lewis & Clark Law School Student Representative: Anne Nguyen
University of Oregon School of Law Representative: Alexander Gancayco

OAPABA gives a warm thanks to its outgoing officers and board members:
Elisa Dozono, Corinne Celko, Connie Kong, Chin See Ming, Kevin Hashizume, Miyuki Yoshida and Tommy Chau

A warm thank you to the Advocate Sponsors for OAPABA’s Annual Meeting: Perkins Coie, Miller Nash, Schwabe, Williamson, & Wyatt, and Davis Wright Tremaine.

OAPABA members at the 2012 Asian Reporter Foundation Scholarship Banquet


On April 27, 2012, board members Miyuki Yohshia, Elisa Dozono, Chin See Ming, and Julia Markley attended the Asian Reporter’s Annual Foundational Scholarship Banquet. The Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet is an avenue to post exemplary community service, honor our community’s elders, and recognize the hard work and aspirations of young Asian Americans. The event provides outstanding community-outreach and public relations opportunities. Scholarship sponsors are recognized with the names of the scholarship winners. Other recognition given at this event includes the Exemplary Community Volunteer and Most Honored Elder awards, which showcase the many accomplishments of outstanding individuals and community groups.