August 7, 2018: Legal Malpractice Pitfalls and Ethical Traps CLE (Event Recap.)

On August 7, 2018, the Chinese American Bar Association of Greater Chicago (“CABA”) and the Chicago Committee of the Japanese American Bar Association (“JABA”) presented a legal malpractice panel focusing on legal malpractice pitfalls and ethical traps.

Topics covered included: attorney competence; statute of limitations; handling of client funds; client communication; duties to third parties; potential repercussions; and other common legal malpractice issues. Panelists included: John Dalton (Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP); Elliot Schiff (Schiff Gorman); and Michael Zhang (ARDC).

CABA Endorses Gary Zhao for NAPABA Treasurer

CABA Endorses former CABA President and Current CABA Board Member Gary Zhao for NAPABA Treasurer

About Gary: Gary, a partner at SmithAmundsen, LLC, is a former CABA President and current CABA Board Member. Additionally, Gary has served as an At-Large Board Member of NAPABA since 2016, is the President-Elect of the Asian American Bar Association of Chicago and is a 2018 Honoree of the Chicago Bar Association’s Vanguard Award.

What you can do to help Gary:
By July 1 (Sunday): Renew your NAPABA Membership (affiliate memberships are included with your CABA membership). Please contact for your free activation code.
August 14-September 14: Vote for Gary!

June 23, 2018: CABA’s Team “Fishing Expedition” Participates in the 18th Annual Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy (Event Recap.)

On June 23, 2018, CABA’s team “Fishing Expedition,” led by Captain and CABA Board Member George Wu, participated in the 18th Annual Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy at Ping Tom Memorial Part in Chicago’s Chinatown. CABA thanks its members, its team “Fishing Expedition,” and its loyal supporters for the fun experience! Special thanks to CABA’s sponsors: Chicago Male; Discover; FALA Chicago; Law Office of Rachel Kao; MCCB Chicago; The Nature Conservancy; New Furama; and the Sokol Group; Wang, Leonard & Condon; Wells Fargo Private Bank.

June 20-21, 2018: 6th Annual Minority Bar CLE Conference with ISBA (Event Recap.)

This year, CABA once again participated in the ISBA’s Annual Minority Bar CLE Conference. CABA’s Panel, spearheaded by CABA Board Member Elaine Sit, concentrated on Elder Law and was titled, “Elder Law Issue Spotting and Best Practices in Guardianship Matters.”

Moderator: Elaine C. Sit, Law Office of Elaine C. Sit, Chicago
Panelists: Sheni H. Djurisic, Djurisic P.C., Chicago; Carrie Fung, Office of the Cook County Public Guardian, Chicago; Madeleine M. Sharko, Office of State Guardian, Chicago; Melinda Tsang, MB Financial Bank, N.A., Chicago
Planning Committee Members: Rachel Kao (CABA Board Member); Jean Liu (CABA VP External)
Special thanks to Jasmine Hernandez for her assistance with planning.

Cheer on CABA’s Dragon Boat Race Team: “Fishing Expedition” (this Saturday: June 23, 2018)

Join in on the fun this Saturday and cheer on CABA’s “Fishing Expedition” team at Chinatown’s annual Dragon Boat Race event!
The event will be from 8am-5pm (Ping Tom Park), though CABA’s team will be racing at 10:20 AM.

With the help of our sponsors, we will have lunch for those cheering on our team. Bring your friends and family! It’s free and will be lots of fun!

June 28, 2018: Judicial Reception Celebrating Newly Elected Cook County Judges

CABA is proud to serve as a co-sponsor for the All Asian Bar Summer Cocktail Reception on June 28 at the University Club of Chicago (76 E. Monroe), 5:00-7:00 PM. This event, hosted in conjunction with the AABA, FALA, JABA, KABA, and SABA, will feature an open bar and passed appetizers. Join us as we celebrate the summer, as well as recently elected and appointed Cook County Circuit Court judges, including soon to be Honorable Sanju Oomen Green and Honorable Bill Yu.

$15/ CABA (and co-sponsoring bar) members
$30/ Non-members
Free for judges and law students