The DUI and criminal defense lawyers of David O Defense are happy to announce that they had a great evening last night attending the KABA, Korean American Board Association, 2015 Annual Banquet. Senior defense lawyer, David O, was honored to contribute his charisma and humor by mastering the ceremonies for the annual dinner and fundraising event.
The law firm of David O Defense has been involved in KABA since 2004, believing in the priority and duty to give back to the local community. KABA is a great association to be actively involved with – “The mission of the Korean American Bar Association of Washington (KABA) is to provide professional development, networking and mentorship opportunities to its members and serve the community as a resource by hosting professional, educational, and community events. KABA is committed to leadership, community, and service.” In addition to attending fundraising events, the attorneys at David O Defense have volunteered their time at the KABA pro bono clinics where they offer three half-hour counseling sessions to pro bono clients residing in King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties.
During last nights dinner, law students worked diligently to sell five dollar raffle tickets in order to raise money for next years 2016 scholarship awards. Raffle prizes included gift cards, bottles of champagne, and a round trip ticket to Korea. Unfortunately, the DUI and criminal defense lawyers of David O Defense were a bit unlucky and did not win any prizes but they were more than happy to contribute money to next years scholarship funds.
One of the many highlights of the banquet was the awarding of the 2015 scholarship checks to the deserving law students. Each year KABA raises funds to give to laws student who have demonstrated a commitment to serving their local community as well as the Korean American community. Two students were chosen this year to receive a scholarship check to apply to their law school tuition.
Another highlight of the evening was listening to inspirational words of keynote speaker, Edward Jung. Mr. Jung spoke about his passion for making the earth a better place by means of bringing great thinkers from around the world together to create new inventions. Mr. Jung, founder of Intellectual Ventures, currently holds more than 700 patents worldwide and has over 1,000 patents pending. His inventions are in the areas of biomedicine, energy, material sciences, computing, and networking. Directly after Mr. Jung’s speech, MC, attorney David O, walked up to the podium with napkin in hand and threw it up in the air above his head and said what everyone in the room was thinking about Mr. Jung’s presentation, “Wow, now that was mind-blowing!”
The dinner was a successful event and KABA is just one of the areas of community service David O Defense is honored to part of. The DUI and criminal defense lawyers of David O Defense will continue to serve the community through a variety of different avenues, believing that every small act they contribute beyond themselves will have a positive impact on someone else.