Speaker Series - Presents

Speaker Series

The ABAS Law Foundation is celebrating 20 years of law-related educational and charitable works in greater Sacramento’s Asian/Pacific community. On May 25, we are hosting the third of our "Presents..." speaker series with Dale Minami speaking on "Empowering the Community and Educating the Public through Law." (MCLE credit approval pending.)

Golf Tournament

On September 18, 2016, the Foundation held its 28th Annual Golf Invitational at Turkey Creek Golf Club, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., and awards luncheon following.

The 2016 Tournament Wrap Up Report is available on our Golf Event Page (Learn More):


Tule Lake Project

The Foundation is assisting Roger Daniels, the nationally-known historian, and Barbara Takei, the writer and organizer on Tule Lake, in their archival research for a book they will jointly author. The book, on the subject of the Tule Lake concentration camp, will be published by the University of Washington Press and is tentatively titled "America's Worst Concentration Camp." The Foundation's funding comes from a federal grant.


Thank you for your interest in the ABAS Law Foundation’s scholarship program. The Foundation awards scholarships to law students and very recent law school graduates from local law schools who have demonstrated potential for community service and leadership in the Asian-Pacific Islander community, academic achievement, and financial need. In recent years, the Foundation has predominantly awarded scholarships to students and recent graduates from Lincoln Law School of Sacramento, U.C. Davis School of Law, and the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law.
Swearing in with CJ Cantil

About ABAS

The ABAS Law Foundation, established in 1997, by Jerilyn Paik, Esq., is the 501(c)(3) educational and charitable partner of ABAS, the Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento. The Foundation supports and initiates law-related educational and charitable works in greater Sacramento's API community. Its activities include awarding approximately $18,000 per year in scholarships to nurture law students who show promise of becoming activist, API community-conscious lawyers. Criteria include potential for leadership in the API communities, good scholarship, and financial need.