On September 27, 2014, NAPABA held its Northeast Regional Conference and Gala with the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel Dominion Ballroom. This year’s theme was Breakthrough! Shattering Barriers and Creating Opportunities, recognizing the unprecedented achievements of Asian North Americans in the legal field and to acknowledge the fact that we have many more miles (kilometers?) left to go.

The keynote address was given by our very own Judge Denny Chin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and first Asian American appointed to a U.S. District Court outside of the Ninth Circuit. Representing AABANY were President Clara Ohr, Former Membership Secretary Judy Kim, and Intellectual Property Co-Chair Jenny Lee. President Clara Ohr spoke on the “Launching Your Legal Career: The First Crucial Years” panel, where she discussed the chief do’s and don’ts for young lawyers setting the foundation of their future career growth.

We commend the efforts of the FACL Executive and Conference Committee and the NAPABA Board and congratulate them on a successful conference.