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About Us

Formed in 1986 under the leadership of its first president Therese Yee, the Chinese American Bar Association of Greater Chicago (CABA) is the first local bar association for attorneys of Asian descent in the Chicagoland area. Today, CABA continues to be a forum and resource for networking and learning, organizing and sponsoring events of interest to its members and providing public services to the local Chinese and Pan-Asian community.

 
 
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Continuing Legal Education

CABA is an affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association ("NAPABA").  NAPABA is an umbrella bar association comprised of local Asian American bar associations, as well as individual members. Since 1987 NAPABA's affiliate organizations have played a key role in publicizing and addressing Asian American legal issues. The affiliate organizations continue to be vital to NAPABA, alerting the organization to local issues across the nation and providing a reservoir of tested local leaders who can then contribute to and lead NAPABA at the national level.