It’s a wrap! A big W for the first-ever virtual game night mixer hosted by the Pro Bono Advisory Council!

Wednesday, June 2nd 2021

On May 20, 2021, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles held its first-ever virtual game night fundraiser, which drew over 130 guests and raised over $30,000 in support of our organization’s anti-Asian discrimination resources. The virtual game night fundraiser was hosted by the members of Advancing Justice - LA’s Pro Bono Advisory Council. Advancing Justice - LA relies on the Pro Bono Advisory Council to assist with and promote pro bono matters and volunteer opportunities. The Council, which includes attorneys from major law firms, boutique law firms, and in-house counsel at Fortune 100 companies is currently over 40 members strong.

Despite the pandemic making it not possible to gather in person like they normally would, guests had a fun and interactive night in the comfort of their homes while playing games like trivia, charades, visual puns and five finger showdown. A total of 14 teams competed for the top spot. Some teams found the trivia questions too easy while others had a tough time figuring out the correct answers during charades. Overall, the games provided great entertainment and the chance to reconnect with old friends and colleagues.

Throughout the event, the competition was close and the top 5 teams ended up within only 5 points of one another. The competitive nature of some teams was on full display as teams battled for first place. All 14 teams fought hard but in the end only one remained…

Congratulations to “May the Torts Be With You” (Disney) for taking home first place and also winning the Most Spirited award! The team’s energy was top notch and they had the smarts to match it. The “Torts” was definitely strong for Team Disney!

Coming in hot next, congratulations to “Nerd Immunity” (Steptoe Racial Justice Fund) for taking second place. They are new to the PBAC this year but they didn’t wait to make an impression! Last but not least, congratulations to “Moderna Family” (APABA) for winning the award for Punniest Team Name.

In the end, this year’s Game Night raised over $30,000, which is the most ever raised by the PBAC in the seven years this spring fundraiser has been held. The funds will help Advancing Justice – LA and the PBAC fight the anti-Asian hate affecting the AAPI communities. We are providing services such as In-language Asian helplines, targeted community outreach, victim assistance, free legal clinics and bystander intervention training to turn the tide against fight this rising hate.

Advancing Justice-LA thanks the members of the Council, API bar associations, and other partners who provided support for this year’s event:

“Know it All” Sponsors
 
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
 
Connie Chung Joe & Marlborough School & Friends
 
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
 
Steptoe Racial Justice Fund
 
Walzer Melcher LLP
 
 
“Smarty Pants” Sponsors
 
Hanmi Bank
 
Latham & Watkins LLP
 
Lauren Hwangbo, Ed Lew, Julianna Mather & Friends
 
WilmerHale
 
Korean American Bar Association
 
Robin Jung and Friends
 
Jeremy Joe and Friends
 
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
 
Erin Cho
 
Holland & Knight LLP
 
Asian Pacific American Bar Association
 

Advancing Justice-LA is inspired by everyone’s commitment to lending a helping hand to their clients and communities. We are so thankful to all our PBAC participants and donors. We look forward to working with you in 2021 and seeing you at Game Night again next year, hopefully in person!

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