Shared with us from Guerrero Yee LLP. Rio Guerrero is a Partner at the firm and is also co-chair of our Immigration and Nationality Law Committee. Congrats, Rio!
In this “NYC Chika in the City” segment on the program “Adobo Nation,” Rio discusses the rebirth of Brooklyn and what it is like as a second-generation Filipino-American building a law firm and raising his family in New York City. Rio and his family had a great time shooting it. We hope that you enjoy it!
On Wednesday, October 9, 2013, sixteen Asian Pacific American (APA) attorneys attended AABANY’s general interest meeting for Labor and Employment Law practitioners to discuss the formation of a new committee to promote the education of work place issues affecting employees and employers in the Asian American community. The group also discussed ways to promote the professional development of APA lawyers practicing Labor and Employment Law through networking events, continuing legal education (CLE) programs and community outreach initiatives. The group will be planning a career panel for attorneys and law students interested in labor and employment law and a program to address “hot topics” in labor and employment law affecting employees and employers in the Asian American community.
Attendees at the meeting included attorneys representing employees/unions, employers/management, and federal, state and local government agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, and New York State Department of Labor.
AABANY thanks Dechert LLP for hosting and providing refreshments for the meeting and Littler Mendelson for providing dinner for the attendees. If you are interested in participating in the group’s next event or would like further information about how to get involved, please contact William Ng at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy Luo at email@example.com.
Please join the Asian American Federation, Coalition for Asian Children and Families, and their membership agencies in meeting the top 3 Mayoral candidates. Because of scheduling challenges, they are scheduling each candidate individually for 1 hour to hear each candidate’s vision for the city, the growing APA population and how he hopes to engage our community.
The first meeting is Thursday, October 17th at 2 pm at the Federation office, 120 Wall Street- 9th Floor.
They are confirming the meeting with Joe Lhota for the following week. Details will be sent out.
The format for all these meetings will be a roundtable discussion to learn more about his platform and will also give our community an opportunity to ask questions.
As the leading social justice voices for New York City’s APA community, AAF and CACF encourage you to make the time to join them to hear what each candidate has to say so we can all be informed New Yorkers. There will also be an opportunity for participants to ask questions of the candidate. If there are specific issue areas that you have questions about, please send AAF and CACF the topics that you would like to discuss so that they can ensure that they will be able to cover as many diverse issues as possible.