On March 28, AABANY joined many APA community groups at a Town Hall meeting to call for real immigration reform. The event was held at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens. Tsui Yee, Co-Chair of the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, and Yang Chen, Executive Director, represented AABANY. At the Town Hall Meeting, many speakers from various APA community groups spoke of the need for comprehensive immigration reform that kept families together and addressed the needs of APA communities. The next major event will be a rally in Washington, DC, on April 10. Details on that can be found at http://bit.ly/a10_mrch4imrfrm.

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Joint Diverse Bar Association Judicial Screening Panel – Court of Appeals

From the MBBA:
The Joint Diverse Bar Association Judicial Screening Panel (the “Panel”) has interviewed and rated judicial candidates nominated by the New York State Commission on Judicial Nominations to fill the vacancy on the New York State Court of Appeals, which was created by the untimely passing of Associate Judge Theodore T. Jones, Jr. The Panel was comprised of members of various affinity bar associations including the Asian American Bar Association of New York, the Association of Black Women Attorneys, the Black Bar Association of Bronx County, the Dominican Bar Association, the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York, the Macon B. Allen Bar Association (of Queens County), the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, the Puerto Rican Bar Association, and the South Asian Bar Association of New York.
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Exploring the White Collar Crime Landscape

Board Member Vinoo Varghese is a member of this distinguished panel, now available for viewing online at your convenience.

An NYLJ.com Webinar

White collar Crime

New York Law Journal Presents:

Exploring the White Collar Crime Landscape


Few topics are on the minds of the New York legal community more than White Collar Crime. The implications of white collar crime investigations and convictions are keeping business executives and their legal departments up at night as they wrestle with issues of compliance, sanctions and more. With this in mind the New York Law Journal is proud to present a one hour video roundtable covering some topics of interest within the White Collar Crime landscape.

The cases below are but a few that are attracting interest and conversation. Please join us and a panel of experts as they discuss the implications of the following:

United States v. Prosperi

  • A look at sentencing issues–again–but this time as it pertains to sentencing guidelines being non-binding.
  • How flexible will appeals courts be now with sentences emanating from the District Courts? Does a reasonableness standard allow courts too much flexibility in sentencing?

United States v. Agrawal

  • How much will the Aleynikov decision affect the Second Circuit’s decision in this case?
  • If the Second Circuit sides with Agrawal how will that affect the ability to prosecute future cases?



Mark E. Coyne

Chief of Appeals Division
Office of United States Attorney

Vinoo Varghese

Varghese & Associates, P.C.

Marc Mukasey

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP



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NYCCC Spring Gala – Meet our Honorees

spring gala 2013

Celebrate Outstanding Asian American Women in Old Shanghai Glamour Style

FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013 

at Bennett Media Studio, 723 Washington Street, NYC

As we bring you the fun and beauty of Chinese arts and culture, we also like to introduce you to one wonderful individual and one organization that we are affiliated with through various projects over the years. We are honored to be able to celebrate their leaderships and contributions to the community in our party.

Sue YoungSue Young is an accomplished leader and trailblazer and has created many critical processes and evaluation/monitoring systems during her over 35 years of experience in Financial Services.

Sue serves as the McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union’s Board Treasurer and Director, and member of the MHFCU Governance and Nominating Committee and Asset Liability Committee, Treasurer to Friends of Columbus Park, a not for profit based in NYC, and on the Scholarship Selection Committee for Asian Women in Business (AWIB).  

AWGC_logoAsian Women Giving Circle
 (AWGC) is a group of Asian American women pooling and raising resources to support Asian American serving Asian American women – led, social change projects in New York City. Since 2005, AWGC have raised and distributed over $450,000 in grants to Asian women using the tools of art & culture to achieve their social justice goals. 

Read more about our honorees, please click here
Purchase tickets today before it sold out!  Tickets are available now!  


Ladies, Cheongsam or festive 

Gentlemen, Business

About Us
Founded in 1974, the New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC) is a performing arts and educational organization that promotes the understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture through education and the arts.

For over 38 years, NYCCC has accomplished this mission by offering professional classes, workshops, and performances in traditional dance, arts, and culture. Our assembly program serves over 10,000 public school students in New York City and over 30,000 students in New York State annually. Our resident dance company, Dance China NY has traveled to 26 states and reached over 100,000 people every year. NYCCC has been featured on nationally televised programs such as the National Geographic Today, the 73rd Annual Academy Awards and the PBS special The Chinese Americans – reaching millions of American viewers. For more information, visit www.nychineseculturalcenter.org or call 212.334.3764.

NYCCC is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and discretionary fund from City Councilmember Margaret Chin.  


NAPABA Congratulates Bonnie M. Youn on the White House Cesar Chavez Champion of Change Award

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

1612 K Street NW, Suite 1400 
Washington, DC 20006

March 26, 2013

Contact: Azizah Ahmad 
(202) 775-9555


WASHINGTON – Today, the White House honored 10 individuals with the Cesar Chavez Champions of Change Award. Among the 10 honorees is Bonnie M. Youn, who is a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).

The Cesar Chavez Champions of Change Award honors citizens who demonstrate a commitment to improving their communities, the country, or the lives of their fellow citizens. Ms. Youn was honored for her dedication to the Asian Pacific American (APA) and immigrant communities of Georgia. “We are proud that the White House recognized Bonnie Youn for her efforts on behalf of the growing immigrant and APA populations in Georgia,” said Wendy C. Shiba, president of NAPABA. “Bonnie is an energetic and accomplished advocate and NAPABA member and we congratulate her for being named a Champion of Change.”

Ethnically Korean but born in the Philippines, Ms. Youn was inspired by her own immigrant experiences to dedicate herself to the APA and immigrant communities of the Southeast. She began practicing law as an immigration attorney in 1997 and is now principal of her own law firm, the Youn Law Group. Recently, she led teams that organized the 2013 Georgia APA Legislative Day, gathering the largest number of APAs in history at the Georgia State Capitol to meet and lobby elected officials. In 2012, she worked closely with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to organize its Southeast Regional Action Summit at Emory University in Atlanta. The Summit brought together over 500 participants to meet federal agency officials, culminating in a town hall meeting for participants to discuss concerns about immigration, healthcare and mental health issues, small business matters, and housing needs. She is an advocate for increasing the number of APA judges and political appointees, challenging state legislation that disenfranchises immigrants, and creating a legacy of a sustainable APA Commission for Georgia. Ms. Youn is a co-chair of NAPABA’s solo and small firm committee and was a member of the NAPABA 2012 Annual Convention host committee.


The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 40,000 attorneys and 63 local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Its members represent solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal service and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government. NAPABA continues to be a leader in addressing civil rights issues confronting Asian Pacific American communities. Through its national network of committees and affiliates, NAPABA provides a strong voice for increased diversity of federal and state judiciaries, advocates for equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant sentiment, and promotes professional development of people of color in the legal profession.