World Cup KABA-GA Style || KABA-GA Directory
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In this issue:

  • June 17 - World Cup + Beer Tasting w/ GAPABA

  • KABA-GA Directory

  • Announcements/Upcoming Events

  • Member Spotlight: Lilia Kim

Special thanks to Bonnie Youn, KABA-GA Social Media Chair

TOMORROW || 6pm || Der Biergarten
World Cup + Beer Tasting

Did someone say World Cup?  And Beer?!  On June 17, bring your world cup attire and thirst and join us along with our friends from GAPABA at Der Biergarten for the Russia v. Korea game.  Each person will receive 5 drink tickets and appetizers. 

Pre-registration is $10 for members, $20 for non-members.

At the door is $15 for members, $25 for non-members.

**Members use registration code KabaGoRed**

Please register by 5pm today so we can ensure an accurate head count for food.  For questions, please email Sara.



It's here!  KABA-GA Directory

If you haven't noticed, KABA-GA is making a name for itself.  We receive at least 3-4 referral requests each month.  To facilitate communication between the group, and to help with referrals, KABA-GA is creating a membership directory.  We will distribute it to KABA-GA and to the Korean community through various networks.  Please complete the form below.  Note, you must be a dues-paying member to be included.  You can pay dues online (buttons below), or if you have questions about your status, please email Jae Park of the membership committee who is coordinating the directory project.
Sign up for Directory - Questionnaire


  • KABA-GA welcomes new dues-paying members Shuman Sohrn (Seyfarth Shaw), Jonathan Yi (Troutman Sanders), and Sofia Jeong (Troutman Sanders).  Dues-paying members receive special benefits including discounted event prices, inclusion in the directory, highlights in the member spotlight and ability to publish announcements for free.  Thank you!

Community Events

  • June 22 and 26.  The Korean American Coalition (KAC) is hosting events at Fado on the days of the Korean soccer matches for the world cup.  For more information, contact Michael Park,
  • October 2014.  KALAGNY (Korean Bar Association of New York) will host the International Association of Korean Lawyers annual conference in New York from Oct. 2-5, 2014. For more information, visit their website or contact KALAGNY President, Kyun Yi.

Pay Your Dues

Law Student Dues $10
Attorney Dues $30

Member Spotlight: Lilia Kim

Ms. Lilia Kim is an attorney at King & Spalding with an interest in real estate.  She is a member of the KABA-GA Programming Committee.  She has the special distinction of being KABA-GA's only Russian-speaking attorney.  She graciously answered some questions for this issue's member spotlight.

1.       Tell us about yourself.
I am a recently-admitted Georgia attorney from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Having attended UGA and Kentucky, I am an avid SEC fan. Other than playing and watching sports, I like to spend my free time traveling and exploring different cultures and cuisine. Yes, I like to eat. Especially Korean BBQ. 

2.       How did you end up in Atlanta?
My family moved to Atlanta when I was in high school, and I fell in love with the city right away. Even its inability to deal with the occasional snow. 

3.       What is your favorite part about practicing law? 
I tend to get competitive, so I enjoy the adversarial aspect of law and getting the most favorable outcome for clients. I also enjoy the analytical side of law and having to solve the puzzle with no "right" answer. 

4.       How did you get involved in KABA-GA and what do you like about it?
I came across an article about KABA when I moved back to Atlanta after law school, and thought it would be a great opportunity to immerse myself in the Korean culture. I have enjoyed being a member of the Programming Committee, as it has allowed me to put my hyper-organization skills to use. The best part about KABA though is the relationships and friendships it allows you to develop. For example, through KABA I have met Sara Hamilton and discovered our shared affection for Vlad Putin.

5.       As a Russian-speaking Korean attorney, who are you going to cheer for at tomorrow’s world cup event?!
I was born in Uzbekistan, which was part of Soviet Russia at the time. Once a connection to the Motherland is made, Mother Russia does not let you break it. Or cheer against Mother Russia.

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