The Philippine American Bar Association (PABA) of Los Angeles was formed in response to expressed interests in addressing the legal issues confronting the Pilipino American community as well as meeting the professional concerns of Pilipino American lawyers in Southern California. PABA sponsors community legal clinics focusing on various areas of the law and provides pro bono legal services. In addition PABA provides continuing legal education seminars and professional development opportunities for its members, and assists Pilipino American law students through its scholarship fund and mentorship program.


1. To foster and promote the professional growth of its members through the exchange of ideas and information through networking opportunities.

2. To sponsor and encourage public service to the Pilipino American community.

3. To develop and sustain cooperation with other legal and community organizations.

4. To provide a unified voice for its members regarding current social, economic, or legal matters affecting the Pilipino American community.