The Japanese American Bar Association will hold its 40th annual installation and awards gala on Friday, April 1, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza, 251 S Olive St. in Los Angeles. No-host bar at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige
Hawaii Gov. David Ige

The keynote speaker will be Hawaii Gov. David Ige. The honorees will be Hawaiian Airlines; Hoyt Zia, senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Hawaiian Airlines; and Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell.

The gala will feature a “pick your prize” raffle benefiting the Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation, which administers and funds several law student scholarships each year. Raffle prizes will include two first-class tickets to Hawaii courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines.

Over the years, JABA has provided a special forum for members of the legal profession with interests and ties to the Japanese American community to discuss issues, network, and serve the community. Some 600 attorneys, judges, law students, elected officials, executives, family, and friends attended the last two sold-out galas.

Individual tickets are $125. Sponsorship levels: Table ($1,250), Silver ($2,000), Gold ($3,000), and Platinum ($5,000).

Valet parking at the hotel is $12. Pay in advance for faster exit. Valet parking has filled up fast in prior years, so if you are arriving closer to the start time, there is also self-parking nearby for $15.

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