Monthly Archives: August 2017

Lunch with the Justices – Register Below!


Please join us for an engaging lunch time discussion with Oregon Supreme Court Justice Lynn Nakamoto and California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu.

This event will occur the day after OAPABA’s gala dinner. To register for the dinner, please click here

Friday, September 29, 2017

Noon-1:30 pm

Portland City Grill
Mt. Jefferson Room
111 SW 5th Avenue 30th Floor
Portland, Oregon

Luncheon Costs:

~ OAPABA Members $40
~ Non-OAPABA Members $50
~ Lawyers in First 3 Years of Practice/Students $25

*This event has reached capacity. Please email for inquiries about space and to be placed on the waiting list. Thank you for your interest!*


The Many Faces of Asian Americans in the Law: OAPABA’s Gala Dinner

OAPABA’s 2017 Annual Gala Dinner

Please join us as we celebrate

The Many Faces of Asian Americans in the Law

featuring keynote speaker

The Honorable Goodwin Liu
California Supreme Court

and honoring

Judge Youlee You, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Oregon,
the Justice Lynn R. Nakamoto Award 2017 Recipient

Thursday,  September  28, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

921 SW 6th Avenue, Downtown Portland

  • $95 General Ticket
  • $70 Student Ticket/Low-income Ticket
  • $165 Student Ticket Sponsor (includes 1 General ticket & 1 student ticket *student chosen at OAPABA’s discretion*).
  • $950 Full table of 10 (please note–we are at capacity soon so the table option is no longer available, apologies for the inconvenience)

Dinner options include:

  • Fresh cod with lemon butter mushroom sauce, polenta cake, and seasonal vegetables;
  • Roasted chicken with piri piri sauce, risotto cake, and seasonal vegetables; or
  • Grilled eggplant stuffed with sautéed summer squash, served with stewed Scarlet Runner beans and piri piri sauce (vegan/gluten free)

We are currently at capacity for the gala dinner. Please email for inquiries about space. Thank you for your interest!

For more information, please contact

Thank you to all of our sponsors for making this event possible! We hope you can join us!


The Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association (OAPABA) congratulates Oregon Supreme Court Justice Lynn Nakamoto on her selection as this year’s recipient of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Margaret Brent Award. The Margaret Brent Award is given annually by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession to honor and recognize outstanding women lawyers who have achieved professional excellence in their area of specialty and have actively paved the way for the success of others. Previous honorees include U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.