APABA of South Florida


Recent Events

APABA Receives Group Professionalism Award
On June 27, 2013, APABA South Florida received the 2013 Group Professionalism Award from the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism for its involvement with the South Florida Joint Civility Project. (Read more)

Eugene Pettis Celebration Reception
On June 28, 2013, at The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention in Boca Raton, APABA officers and directors attended the celebration reception for Eugene Pettis, The Florida Bar’s new President for 2013 to 2014. (Read more)

Press Release - May 1, 2013
At the 24th Annual Recognition Luncheon hosted by the Dade County Bar Association and Put Something Back (Dade Legal Aid), the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida (“APABA of South FL”) received the 2013 Pro Bono Award for Outstanding Bar Association. (Read more)

People in the News

Jay Kim
APABA wishes to congratulate our esteemed past president and founding member Jay Kim as he has been awarded by Broward Lawyers Care as the December 2013 Attorney of the Month. Mr. Kim was recognized for his commitment to the local community and sophisticated legal representation on a pro bono matter.

William J. Simonitsch

APABA of South Florida congratulates William J. Simonitsch who has been elected President-Elect of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association for the 2012-2013 Bar Year.

Bill is a past president of APABA South Florida and will be the first NAPABA president from any Florida affiliate. Bill’s vision and energy will invigorate both NAPABA and APABA South Florida. Let’s look forward to a very prosperous year for both organizations under Bill’s leadership!

Honorable Judge Denny Chin, United States Judge for the Southern District of New York, and some of our members.