On Thursday, September 19, AABANY’s Student Outreach, Women’s, Career Placement and Young Lawyers Committees kicked off its Fall Style Series featuring makeup artist Jennifer Tong. Ms. Tong spent the evening teaching attendees the essentials of skincare and how to apply makeup. The event featured two member models, Vicki Ger and Stephanie Spangler, to demonstrate “natural” and “night” looks. Attendees received sample bags and were able to follow up with Q+A. Jennifer Tong is a freelance makeup artist and is available for private events and consultations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part 2 of the series takes place on October 2 and Women’s Suiting 101 – “The Art of Marketing Yourself: Personal Branding and Power Dressing.” Check the AABANY calendar for more details and to sign up.
NAPABA congratulates the newly-elected officers of the NAPABA Board of Governors for the 2012-2013 board year. They will be sworn into office at the Installation Banquet held on November 9, 2013, during the 25th Annual NAPABA Convention in Kansas City, MO.
The following individuals were elected by the NAPABA membership:
- President Elect: George C. Chen
- Vice President for Finance and Development: Alexander M. Lee
- Vice President for Membership: Brad Yamauchi
- Vice President for Programs and Operations: Jin Y. Hwang
- Vice President for Communications: Cyndie M. Chang
- Treasurer: Pankit J. Doshi
- Secretary: Tacie H. Yoon
In addition to these newly-elected officers, William J. Simonitsch will serve as President and Wendy C. Shiba will serve as Immediate Past President. Joining the officers on the NAPABA Board of Governors will be ten regional governors and four at-large board members.
NAPABA extends its best wishes to all of the candidates and the many members who participated in the elections.
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
1612 K Street NW, Suite 1400
Washington, DC 20006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 19, 2013
Contact: Emily Chatterjee
MANISH SHAH NOMINATED TO SERVE AS DISTRICT COURT JUDGE
WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama nominated Manish Suresh Shah to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. If confirmed, Shah will be the first person of South Asian descent to serve as an Article III judge in the state of Illinois.
“We applaud Manish Shah’s historic nomination to the federal bench,” said Wendy C. Shiba, president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). “Mr. Shah has devoted his career to public service in the U.S. Attorney’s office, and his deep experience in criminal law will be an asset to the Northern District of Illinois. We hope that the Senate votes to confirm him swiftly.”
Since 2001, Shah has worked at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois. Since July 2012, he has served as Chief of the Criminal Division, and previously served as Chief of Criminal Appeals. During his time as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he has also worked in the General Crimes, Narcotics & Gangs, and Public Corruption units. Shah attended the University of Chicago Law School and Stanford University, and went on to clerk for Judge James B. Zagel of the Northern District of Illinois.
NAPABA commends President Obama for nominating Mr. Shah to the bench and Senators Kirk and Durbin of Illinois for their support of his nomination.