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Farewell to GOAABA’s 2018-2019 Officers and Board of Directors

Posted by on June 18, 2019 in News | 0 comments

GOAABA would like to say thank you to the outgoing Officers and Board of Directors of the 2018-2019 Board for all its hard work! 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 Avita Samaroo Thank you for your dedication over this past...

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February Update

Posted by on March 4, 2019 in News | 0 comments

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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January Update

Posted by on January 24, 2019 in News | 0 comments

GOAABA had a terrific January luncheon and lazer tag event! See you at our future events!

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November/December Update

Posted by on January 24, 2019 in News | 0 comments

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

Posted by on October 15, 2018 in News | 0 comments

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

Posted by on July 23, 2018 in News | 0 comments

  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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Last Happy Hour of 2017-2018 GOAABA Year at Shakai Sushi

Posted by on July 23, 2018 in News | 0 comments

June 27, 2018: GOAABA welcomed Jeffrey Javiner, NAPABA representative, to discuss what resources NAPABA has to offer its affiliate members and to celebrate the end of a great 2017-2018 GOAABA year under leadership of Vanesa...

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Past President’s Dinner

Posted by on July 23, 2018 in News | 0 comments

June 6, 2018: The Past GOAABA Presidents gathered at Urban 40 to welcome in the new 2018-2019 President, Annie Kwong, and celebrate the outgoing 2017-2018 President, Vanessa Braga, for a great...

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Farewell to GOAABA’s 2017-2018 Officers and Board of Directors

Posted by on June 22, 2018 in News | 0 comments

GOAABA would like to extend its gratitude for the hard work of the outgoing Officers and Board of Directors: 2017-2018 Officers and Board of Directors: President: Vanessa Braga President-Elect: Annie Kwong Treasurer: Shane Herbert Secretary: Leia Leitner Board of Directors: Lalitha Alladi Onchantho Am Hazel Gumera Greg Maaswinkel Ronald Mejia Thank you for your dedication over this past year!

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GOAABA Donates to the Relief Efforts in the Philippines

Posted by on July 23, 2014 in News | 0 comments

GOAABA  joined forces with the Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association and the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida to pool resources and make a joint donation to those who are suffering from the devastation resulting from Typhoon Haiyan. We are proud to announce that together, our organizations and private contributors donated a total of $4,000.00 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts in the Philippines. The money will be used to provide assistance and aid to the victims and their families during the ongoing recovery...

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