AALDEF 2015 Annual Summer Cocktail Party

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund will hold its annual Summer Cocktail Party on:

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
6:00 – 9:00 PM
915 Broadway, NYC
(@ 21st Street)

Please save the date!


$60 (advance) $50 (nonprofit/student) $65 (at door)

For more information:
212.966.5932 x212 or [email protected].

Thank you!

The Legal Names 2015 Diverse Attorneys of the Year

The Legal Names 2015 Diverse Attorneys of the Year

Tomorrow: Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser

A devastating earthquake struck Nepal, leaving thousands dead and injured, and countless lives uprooted throughout South Asia. Join SABANY, AABANY, MuBANY, SABA-NJ, NetIP, SAJA and others to support the relief efforts for the victims of the earthquake. 

Where: Pranna
When: Thursday, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Please RSVP here: http://goo.gl/forms/4UouU2QJp0

What: Suggested donation $20

Drink Specials and passed appetizers.  

Find us at: https://www.facebook.com/events/920220614704463/

Proceeds from the event will be directed towards Adhikaar, a Jackson Heights based organization on improving the lives of the Nepali speaking community in NYC.  Adhikaar has been spearheading relief and recovery efforts in Nepal.

Additional information and to donate online see here: http://www.adhikaar.org/news/451.php

Additional organizations collecting funds for relief efforts include: 

Food For Life Global – http://www.ffl.org/en/ 

Blue Diamond Society – http://www.bds.org.np/donate-us/

Along with various other multinational organization, more information available here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/27/world/asia/where-to-donate-for-nepal.html?_r=0

New York City Bar Association Announces 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award Winners – 44th Street Blog

New York City Bar Association Announces 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award Winners – 44th Street Blog

NYS Courts E-Filing Resource Center

NYS Courts E-Filing Resource Center

Congratulations to Kenneth Chin

Please join us in congratulating AABANY member Kenneth Chin, Banking Finance Partner at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, who has been inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers! 

To learn more about Kenneth’s honor, read Kramer Levin’s announcement below:

The ACCFL extends fellowships by invitation only, and after careful investigation, to those lawyers who have achieved preeminence in the field of commercial finance law and exemplify the highest professional and leadership standards.  

Mr. Chin has more than 25 years of experience providing legal and transactional advice to a wide variety of clients in corporate and financing transactions. He has been recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and New York Super Lawyers as a leading lawyer, and in 2014 was named one of the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business by Asian American Business Development Center.

Greater NY Chinese Dollars for Scholars: Scholarship for High School Seniors Entering College

I. Scholarship Details:

Scholarships are for high school seniors entering college in the fall.


To apply, from the Student & Parents Tab, click the login button to set up an account and create your profile. Once you create a profile, you can match to and apply for our scholarship and other scholarships as well.

Award Amount:

A. Seven Four-Years Scholarships for $1,000 per year. (Total is $4000)
B. Two Four-Years New Immigrant Scholarships for $1,000 per year. (Total is $4000)

Application Method: Complete all required sections of online scholarship application and submit one letter of recommendation.

Distribution Method: A check will be sent directly to the college or university to assist the award recipient with tuition expenses.

Scholarships will open for application April 13, 2015 and close on May 17, 2015.

Scholarship focus: Merit (Academic) Scholarship

II. Selection Criteria To Be Considered:

  • Must be a full-time student.
  • Evidence of student’s outstanding academic performance.  Must have a 3.5 or higher GPA.
  • Extracurricular/Community Service: Should have participated in school clubs or community.
  • Leadership: Show leadership either in their extra curricular activities or in winning awards.
  • One letter of recommendation: Must provide letter of recommendation from someone who has personal knowledge of the student such as a teacher or student advisor.
  • Personal statements describing the students goals and aspirations and unusual circumstances.
  • Financial needs will be considered based on FAFSA EFC and college financial aid award letter.

If you have any questions on the scholarship application, please contact us at:

[email protected] or 718-710-1132.

Thanks to Tina Lee, President of Chinese Dollars for Scholars, for the information!