Communications Committee

The purpose of the Communications Committee is to develop and implement methods that provide information about the organization. To increase the visibility in Central Ohio, the Communications Committee provides updates via the website, social media, and a quarterly newsletter.

Community Service Committee

The Community Service Committee facilitates and designs activities designed to promote and encourage APABA-CO members to provide legal services to those in need and partnering with other organizations/associations to address issues related to the APA public interest community and Central Ohio community at large. The Committee also assists the APABA-CO Board in making recommendations, strategizing, and acting on issues that affect the civil and legal rights of the Asian American community. If you would like to learn more about getting involved in this Committee, contact the Committee Chair Bonnie Wolf at

Gala Committee

Every fall, APABA-CO hosts its annual gala, which also serves as the primary fundraising event of the year. This event brings together close to 200 guests, most of whom are attorneys in the Central Ohio legal community. Law students from both The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and Capital University are also invited to attend. The evening begins with a cocktail hour and dinner, followed by an exhibition of Asian art and culture, and ending with the keynote speaker(s). APABA-CO has been fortunate to have wonderful speakers attend this event in the past, including, most recently, Ivan Fong (General Counsel for 3M) and Simone Wu (General Counsel for Choice Hotels International).

If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring the gala, please contact Sophia Chang at

Judicial Screening Committee

Information coming soon.

Membership and Social Committee

The Membership Committee recommends strategies for enhancing APABA-CO membership for our general membership. The Committee continually evaluates APABA-CO's services and benefits to ensure our members' needs are met. It develops member incentives and creates new benefits that help retain members and add value to their professional careers. If you would like to learn more about getting involved in this Committee, contact the Member Liaison, Diem N. Kaelber at

Mentorship Committee

Launched in 2013, APABA-CO’s Mentoring Committee works to facilitate mentoring relationships among law student and attorney members. The Committee seeks to help participating law students and attorneys form lasting relationships that foster professional and personal growth. The Committee also strives to assist newer attorneys obtain mentoring from more senior attorneys in the central Ohio legal community. Mentor and mentee assignments are made once a year in the early fall.

Law student and attorney members seeking mentors, and attorneys who wish to volunteer as mentors, should contact Committee Chair and APABA-CO Board Member Katrina Lee at

Nominating Committee

The nominating committee is responsible for identifying the future leadership of our organization. If you are interested in becoming an officer or board member, please contact Albert Lin, Nominating Committee Chair, at

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee works to create training and networking opportunities for its members within the Columbus legal community.

Scholarship Committee

Every year, the APABA-CO Foundation, an affiliate of APABA-CO, awards up to three $1,000 scholarships to law students at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and Capital University Law School. The Scholarship Committee administers the scholarship review and award process.