Globalview has been a proud sponsor of the Orange County Korean American Bar Association (OC KABA) for the last four years. Brian Lee and Cristina Espiritu from Globalview Advisors attended this year’s 12th Annual Installation Dinner and Awards Ceremony, held at the Hotel Irvine. The evening’s Honorees were the Honorable Susan Jung Townsend, who has been working in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for over 18 years and was assigned to the Bureau of Fraud and Corruption; Sylvia Kim, Regional Director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice in Orange County as well as Los Angeles, the nation’s largest civil rights and legal service organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders; The Council of Korean Americans; and The International Association of Korean Lawyers.

The dinner brought together a broad range of practitioners within the legal community, a group that includes judges, law firm partners, in-house counsel, government attorneys, law school faculty, non-profit attorneys and solo practitioners.

Demographic statistics compiled as part of the 2015 American Community Survey indicate that 93,453 Korean-Americans live in Orange County, comprising 16 percent of Orange County’s total Asian-American population. This growth in numbers has been accompanied by an increase in the visibility and influence of the Korean-American community, as well as an increasing demand for legal services.

Globalview Advisors has been a proud sponsor of OC KABA since 2014. The organization was established in 2005 to foster professional and personal relationships between Korean-American attorneys through business networking and social events, providing pro bono services aimed at addressing the needs of the local Korean-American community, promoting the appointment of Korean-American judges, and facilitating the efforts of Korean-American law students to navigate the transition to licensed practice. OC KABA coordinates a diverse program of business networking events, mentorship opportunities, social mixers, and pro bono clinics.