On October 11, 2018, CABA hosted its Annual Installation Gala at McAndrews Held & Malloy. Sharon Hwang was presented with the Laura C. Liu Lifetime Achievement Award; Tuyet Le was presented with the Distinguished Service in Law Award; and Jeffrey Koh was presented with the Presidential Leadership Award.

The Honorable Rena Van Tine also swore in CABA’s 2018-2019 Officers, General Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and Student Representatives:

Officers: Jean Liu (President); Ivy Lee (Vice-President); George Wu (Treasurer); Summer Du (Secretary)

General Board of Directors: Keven Chin; Frank Gao; Yankun Guo; Vincent Kan; Rachel Kao; Yasmine Kumar; Jeffrey Koh; Ernest Ling; Tzu-Kai Lo; Tony Shu; Elaine Sit; Hao Tan; Virginia Yang; Jonathan Yee; Shaun Zhang; Gary Zhao

Advisory Board: Michael Chu; Courtney Fong; June Htun; Sharon Hwang; Dennis Mondero; Lei Shen; Eunkyung Kim Shin; Darryl Tom; Andy Wang; David Yen; Arthur Yuan

Student Representatives: Adrian Chan; Edwin Esmenda; Yilun Hu; Amanda Rihm; Kenneth Wang; Zhehua (Justin) Wang;Shiyuan (Sheila) Zhang

Sponsors:

– Diamond Sponsor: McAndrews Held & Malloy

– Gold Sponsor: McDermott Will & Emery LLP

– Silver Sponsors: Mayer Brown; U.S. Legal; Wang Kobayashi Austin LLC

– Bronze Sponsors: Aloha Print Group; Masuda Funai; SmithAmundsen LLC; The Sokol Group


Outgoing Treasurer Shaun Zhang presents Sharon Hwang with the Laura C. Liu Lifetime Achievement Award.


Members of Asians Advancing Justice – Chicago present Distinguished Service in Law Awardee Tuyet Le with her Award.


Outgoing and incoming Presidents Jeff Koh and Jean Liu, respectively, present Sharon Hwang with the Justice Laura C. Liu Lifetime Achievement Award.


The incoming officers take their oaths.


Former CABA President Gary Zhao presents Outgoing President Jeff Koh with the Presidential Leadership Award.


The Honorable Rena Van Tine of the Circuit Court of Cook County swears in the new 2018-2019 Boards.


Former President Gary Zhao smiles as the program is about to start.


Over 150 people registered for the event.


CABA’s 2018 Boards.


Pre-program.


Outgoing President Jeff Koh and Incoming President Jean Liu.


New Board member Kai Lo presented his immigration pro bono legal clinic: a partnership between Fragomen and CABA.


CABA is thankful for its sponsors.

Photos: Choice Photos Chicago/ Chong Choi