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Cal-APABA Conference in San Diego

  • September 23, 2022
  • September 25, 2022
  • 6 sessions
  • September 23, 2022, 5:00 PM 7:00 PM (PDT)
  • September 23, 2022, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • September 24, 2022, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • September 24, 2022, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (PDT)
  • September 24, 2022, 6:00 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • September 25, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Downtown, San Diego


  • Individual Seat to Gala Dinner Only. Note: Conference registrations include a Gala Dinner ticket
Cal-APABA Conference
Empowering Asian Pacific American Women 

Andaz San Diego

Sept. 23-25, 2022

The California Asian Pacific American Bar Association (Cal-APABA) and its Sister Bar Affiliates are thrilled to welcome you to San Diego for our first annual California conference. 

Please join us and enjoy the energy, food, and connection in sunny San Diego.  The conference hotel will be held at the Andaz San Diego, where you'll enjoy beautiful vistas of the city . 

Schedule (subject to change):

Friday, September 23, 2022:

4:00 - 5:00: All LEAD California Fellows' Reception

5:00 - 6:30: General Reception & Conference Welcome 

6:30 - 8:00: No Host Dinner in Gaslamp District

8:00 - 10:00: Rooftop at Andaz

Saturday, September 24, 2022:

8:00 - 5:00: Panels and Workshops

- Structuring the Legal Workplace to Better Support APA Women

- Workshop: Addressing Wellness / Strategies and Techniques

- Overcoming Barriers to Advancement as an APA Woman Attorney

- Workshop: Executive Presence

- Anti-Asian Hate (breakout circles)

12:00 - 1:00: Plenary Lunch (Speaker: Hon. Jinsook Ohta, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California)

5:00 - 6:30: Reception Honoring APA Women Judges

6:30 - 8:30: Rooftop Dinner @ the Andaz (Keynote Speaker: Jenny R. Yang, Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, U.S. Department of Labor)

Sunday, September 25, 2022:

9:00 - 11:00: No host Brunch about town

The conference theme is "Empowering Asian Pacific American Women." Over the past two years, the pandemic has rocked the APA community with the rise in anti-Asian hate. The rise in anti-Asian hate has been accompanied with economic hardship and mental health crisis. APA women have been targeted disproportionately by violence as seen as the shootings at the spas in Atlanta. 

As APA lawyers, we are uniquely positioned to bring these issues to the attention of the executive, legislative and judicial branches, as well as the broader public. Cal-APABA's conference will address how to restructure the legal workplace to better support APA women, address wellness strategies and techniques, how to be a better ally to APA women attorneys, overcoming barriers to advancement as an APA woman lawyer, and coping with anti-APA hate.

Cal-APABA sincerely thanks its generous sponsors:

Title Sponsor: Union Bank

Welcome Reception Sponsor: Procopio

APA Women Judges Reception Sponsor: Willkie Farr & Gallagher 

Gala Dinner Sponsor: Morrison Foerster

Student Scholarships Sponsor: Nassiri & Jung

Saturday Morning Breakfast Sponsor: Knobbe Martens

Coffee Sponsor: Best Best & Krieger

Bar Association / Community Co-Sponsors:

  • Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego (PALSD)
  • Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA)
  • Korean American Bar Association of Southern California (KABA SoCal)
  • Orange County Korean American Bar Association (OCKABA)
  • Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California (VABANC)
  • Korean American Bar Association of San Diego (KABA-SD)
  • Sacramento Filipino Lawyers Association (SacFALA)
  • Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC)
  • Asian/Pacific American Bar Association (ABAS)
  • Orange County Asian American Bar Association (OCAABA)

We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

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