Angela Hsu usually handles legal aspects of real estate deals, while Timothy Wang manages commercial transaction and intellectual property lawyers at Delta Air Lines. Now, as president and president-elect of the Georgia Asia Pacific Bar Association, respectively, they have been consumed with the community response to the March 16 shootings at three Asian-owned massage spas that killed eight people.

They have fielded calls from the press and offers of support from fellow bar associations and  coordinated communication between law enforcement and the Asian community. They said plans for direct help to the families of victims—six of whom were Asian—have been slow because, among other things, all of their names were not released until Friday.