October 9, 2012

Paula S. Kim, a senior associate in the Chicago office of Polsinelli Shughart, was installed as President of the Korean American Bar Association of Chicago (KABA) last month. The installation banquet was held at the Union League Club of Chicago and featured keynote speaker, the Honorable John Z. Lee, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois and KABA member. Judge Lee was introduced by the Honorable Judge Young Kim, United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Illinois and a founding member of KABA.

In her first public remarks as president, Kim shared her vision to build on the organization’s past successes by expanding KABA’s existing pro bono clinic, developing a multi-faceted mentorship program, providing new and additional professional networking and development programs, and partnering with other organizations to further KABA’s commitment to leadership, community and service.

“The incoming officers and board members of KABA are excited to continue expanding its services and growing its influence in the community at large,” said Kim. “I am pleased to be leading our efforts as president.”

Kim will serve a two-year term as president. She is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and handles general and complex business litigation, and also is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee. KABA has more than 250 members and serves as a resource for its members and the community by hosting professional, educational, philanthropic and networking events throughout the year. Polsinelli is proud to support Kim and was a Platinum Sponsor of KABA’s banquet.

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