The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida
  • APABA of South Florida

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida (APABA) is a non-profit, voluntary bar organization of attorneys in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties who support APABA’s objectives and are dedicated to ensuring that minority communities are effectively represented in South Florida.

APABA of South Florida is an affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (“NAPABA”). All members of APABA are also members of NAPABA. APABA’s goals and objectives coincide with those of NAPABA, including working towards civil rights reform, combating anti-immigrant agendas and hate crimes, increasing diversity in federal, state, and local government, and promoting professional development. The overriding mission of APABA is to combat discrimination against all minorities and to promote diversity in the legal profession.

APABA of South Florida Congratulates Natasha DePrimo’s Appointment and Investiture to the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit’s County Court

APABA of South Florida is proud to congratulate former Board Member Natasha DePrimo’s appointment to the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit’s County Court. Then Governor Rick Scott appointed Natasha to the County Court bench where she presides over the civil and criminal county dockets in the West Satellite courthouse in Plantation.  Natasha is the first Asian-American female to be appointed to a judgeship in Broward County. On April 12, 2019, Natasha had her investiture ceremony where she was robed by her husband Peter and their three sons.

Congratulations Judge DePrimo!

APABA of South Florida Supports Circuit Judge Anuraag Singhal’s Nomination to the Federal District Court of Southern Florida

APABA of South Florida is proud to support Broward County’s Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Judge Anuraag Singhal’s nomination to the Federal District Court of Southern Florida. To view our letter of support click here.

We Repealed the Alien Land Law!

We celebrate the passage of Amendment 11 on November 6, 2018!  This Amendment removes the “Alien Land Law” from the Florida Constitution, which was a vestige of a racist and ignorant past as a result of Asian fervor in the western United States in the 1920’s.  Prior to the passing of Amendment 11, Florida remained the only state with a facially discriminatory “Alien Land Law” in its Constitution.  Thank you, Florida voters!

Click Here to read the News Release issued by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

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APABA of South Florida Membership Benefits

  • Opportunities and contacts for professional and personal networking with lawyers, in-house attorneys, judges, and non-lawyers.
  • Opportunity to obtain referrals from other members.
  • Build lifelong friendships and relationships with other lawyers.
  • Monthly announcements of upcoming events.
  • Subscription to the APABA newsletter.
  • Access to new job postings.
  • Discounts to APABA events including the NAPABA convention.
  • Participation in APABA committee activities.
  • Opportunities to serve the Asian Pacific American community.
  • Automatic membership in NAPABA, a value of between $50 and $500 based on NAPABA’s tiered membership structure.
  • NAPABA membership benefits including discounts to NAPABA events, membership to NAPABA professional development forums and participation in NAPABA committee activities.

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