President's Message

Dear Colleagues,

It was great to see a number of you this month at our General Meeting and informative ethics CLE regarding recent rule changes,confidentiality, technology, and candor. We would also love to see you at the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network Liberty Awards on May 3, 2018. Judge Cindy Dang will be honored at the event, while Harry Budisidharta will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. Both Judge Dang and Harry are APABA members who have also served on our board.  Additional details are below.    

It is hard to believe that my term is nearly over, with the formal transition taking place on the evening of our annual banquet.  This year’s banquet is on Friday, April 27, 2018 at King’s Land Restaurant.  If you have attended before, you already know that the banquet is full of fun, entertainment, good food, and great people. We will also be celebrating this year’s recipients of our Minoru Yasui Community Service Award and the Governor Ralph Carr Award, and are currently accepting nominations for those two awards. All of the proceeds from the banquet go to the APABA Foundation, which funds numerous educational and charitable endeavors to benefit the Asian Pacific American community in Colorado. Please see additional details regarding the banquet below and on our website.  Let’s make this year’s banquet the best yet and celebrate our new incoming president, Nicoal Sperrazza.  We look forward to seeing you there. 

Finally, please see below regarding the recent Colorado Supreme Court and Eighteenth Judicial District vacancies.  Increasing diversity on the bench is a key APABA initiative, and I strongly encourage qualified members to apply. 

As always, if you have any suggestions, whether for programming, events, meetings, or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact me or any of the APABA Officers, and be sure to check out our new website for job postings and upcoming events.

Justin Cohen


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