February Update

GOAABA had a busy February with a Lunar New Year Celebration on February 5-Year of the Pig and participated in the inaugural OCBA Race Judicata. Look forward to the OCBA 5k Race, Diversity and Inclusion Picnic and Jinya lunch in...

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November/December Update

On November 1, 2018, GOAABA presented a complimentary CLE featuring guest speaker, A. Michelle Jernigan, Esq. of Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation on the topic of: “Negotiating Around Through Minefields and Mediation.” Ms. Jernigan provided invaluable information on how to prepare for negotiations that occur in the mediation process for practicing attorneys. The CLE was hosted by United Against Poverty Orlando Center; attached is a picture of the event (from left to right: A. Michelle Jernigan, Esq., Michael Andriano-Esq, Ani Rodriguez-Newbern, Annie Kwong, Leia Leitner, Onchantho Am, and Jill Davis Simon.) And, on November 3, 2018, GOAABA hosted a family friendly event to volunteer at the United Against Poverty Center by providing groceries to people in need. Keeping along with the volunteering train, GOAABA also volunteered at the Youth Enrichment and Senior Services (“YESS”) Center where its members provided the elderly members of YESS with advice on wills, trust, and probate law. On November 5, 2018, the law firm of Nelson Mullin Broad & Cassel hosted GOAABA’s members at the Magic v. Cavalier’s game where the members got to enjoy each other’s companies, invited other members of voluntary bar associations to join, and it was a great night because the Magic won; attached are pictures from the event. To kick off the holiday season, on December 5, 2018, GOAABA had its Holiday Party at Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi, where many of its past presidents and previous board members caught up with the current members, and made donations and toys to IMPOWER, a non-profit mental health and child well-being organization; attached are pictures from the Holiday party. Next on tap, on December 9, 2018, GOAABA is having its holiday dinner with the Youth Empowerment and Support Services (“YESS”) Organization at Kobe where one of our Board Members, Avita Samaroo, Esq., will be presenting a CLE on auto accidents and how to use a smart phone at the event.                ...

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GOAABA has had a busy September

With an Alien Land Law Discussion at FAMU law school with moderator, Jessica Hew, and CRC members, Commissioner Belinda Keiser and Commissioner John Stemberger. Further, GOAABA teamed up with CFAWL to host a Paint Nite at Ember. In October, there was a very informative lunch discussion on financial planning basics with a financial planner and a community event with the Y.E.S.S. Center to discuss Wills, Probate, and Estate Planning issues with senior citizens in our community. GOAABA future events include: CLE “Negotiating Around and Through Minefields in Mediation” on November 1 by Michelle Jernigan, Esquire, volunteering on November 3 with United Against Poverty, and YESS Discussion with REACH high school students on Careers. December 5, 2018 at 6pm will be GOAABA’ s holiday party at...

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Congratulations to the 2018-2019 GOAABA Board

  July 19, 2018: GOAABA would like to welcome the new Officers and Board of Directors: 2018-2019 Officers and Board of Directors: President: Annie Kwong; President-Elect: Leia Leitner; Treasurer: Onchantho Am; Secretary: Hazel Gumera; Board of Directors: Janice Chon; Teris Deitsch; Sarah Guo; Greg Maaswinkel; and Avita Samaroo; Immediate Past President: Vanessa Braga. We look forward to a strong and productive 2018-2019 GOAABA year. #Stronger...

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