The Philippine American Bar Association (PABA) is the Southern California based bar association formed to meet the professional, legal and social needs of the Filipino-American community. PABA sponsors legal clinics on various areas of the law. PABA also provides continuing legal education, professional development, networking opportunities and social events for its members. In addition, PABA assists Filipino-American law students through its scholarship fund and mentorship programs. Finally, PABA strives to be a leading advocate on matters affecting Filipino-Americans and to increase Filipino-American participation and representation in the legal profession.