Here is a third album of photos from the 2015 Fall Conference, Charting New Frontiers, held on Sept. 19 at Cleary, Gottlieb. This set includes shots from the Inaugural Diversity Career Fair and the Cocktail Reception at which Rocky Chin received this year’s Norman Lau Kee Trailblazer Award. Thanks to Pei-Ching Chang for these terrific photos!
Here’s a slideshow of some additional photos from the 2015 Fall Conference, Charting New Frontiers, held at Cleary Gottlieb on Sept. 19. It proved to be our biggest and best yet, with nearly 400 attendees, including speakers, employers and job seekers for the first Diversity Career Fair, and law students coming for the student-oriented programs. Thanks again to everyone who attended and took part in this year’s Fall Conference. Thanks to Ping Zhou for the wonderful photos.
Each year Asian Americans for Equality organizes the only annual Asian American conference in
New York City to convene more than 250 policy makers, advocates, community leaders, philanthropists, and community development practitioners from across New York City and the country to discuss emerging issues facing Asian, Asian American, immigrant, and low-income communities.
The conference will feature a day full of panels and speakers.
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Time: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Location: New York University’s Kimmel Center
For more information about this event and a detailed agenda of the day, please CLICK HERE.
Additionally, AABANY would like to congratulate our very own Anita Wu, who will be honored with a Pioneer Spirit Award at this event. Anita is a Co-Chair of AABANY’s Government Service and Public Interest Committee. She currently works at Manhattan Legal Services. Congratulations, Anita! Thank you for your dedication to AABANY and your service to the public!
For Immediate Release
Sept. 23, 2015
For More Information, Contact:
Brett Schuster, Communications Manager
[email protected], 202-775-9555
NAPABA Announces Its 2015 Best Lawyers Under 40
WASHINGTON — The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has selected 14 attorneys to receive the 2015 Best Lawyers Under 40 Award (BU40). The BU40 recognizes talented individuals in the Asian Pacific American (APA) legal community who are under the age of 40 and have achieved prominence and distinction in their respective fields while demonstrating a strong commitment to the APA community at relatively early stages in their careers.
The BU40 Award will be presented on Nov. 5, 2015, during the 2015 NAPABA Convention in New Orleans, to the following recipients:
- Christine Bautista — U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
- Christopher Y. Chan — RedMart Limited
- Mark J. Furuya — Clark Construction Group LLC
- Josh M. Hsu — U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Office of Senator Patrick Leahy
- Miranda L. Lam — McCarthy Tétrault LLP
- Gloria Lee — Rutan & Tucker LLP
- Christine Li — Nationwide
- Sujit Raman — U.S. Department of Justice
- Darren S. Teshima — Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
- Stacey H. Wang — Holland & Knight
- Karen I. Wu — Perlman & Perlman LLP
- Hli Xyooj — Farmers’ Legal Action Group Inc.
- Amy Yoshimi Yeung — ZeniMax Media Inc.
- Gary Zhao — SmithAmundsen LLC
“These distinguished lawyers represent some of the best in their field under the age of 40,” said NAPABA President George C. Chen. “As these 14 men and women continue to make strides in their respective careers, the pipeline for national Asian Pacific American leaders in the legal profession appears bright.”
The 2015 class of honorees continues the BU40 legacy of excellence and leadership in both the legal and APA communities. This year’s BU40 honorees have vast and varied experiences — representing clients in nationwide high-stake and complex business litigation matters, investigating violations of federal securities laws, providing legal services to family and underrepresented farmers, serving as the senior counsel to a ranking member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and assistant general counsel for one of the nation’s oldest construction firms. NAPABA congratulates the 2015 Best Lawyers Under 40 award winners and looks forward to their future successes.
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 approximately 75 national, state, and local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Its members include solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal services 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 the federal and state judiciaries, advocates for equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant sentiment, and promotes the professional development of people of color in the legal profession.
NAPABA congratulates the newly-elected officers of the NAPABA Board of Governors for the 2015-16 board year. They will be sworn into office at the Installation Banquet held on Nov. 7, 2015, during the 27th Annual NAPABA Convention in New Orleans.
The following individuals were elected by the NAPABA membership:
President Elect: Cyndie M. Chang
Vice President for Finance and Development: Alexander M. Lee
Vice President for Membership: Tacie H. Yoon
Vice President for Programs and Operations: Pankit J. Doshi
Vice President for Communications: Sun E. Choi
Treasurer: Steven Y. Reeves
Secretary: Brad Yamauchi
In addition to these newly-elected officers, Jin Y. Hwang will serve as President and George C. Chen 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.
PALS FALL 2015 KICK-OFF RECEPTION
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sullivan & Cromwell
125 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004
(Between Water St. & South St.)
The Fall Kick-Off Reception is designed to assist all law students and junior attorneys of color with developing a network of attorneys committed to diversity and inclusion.
STUDENTS & JUNIOR ATTORNEYS
Please join us to learn more about the:
Law Student Mentoring Program
New Summer Fellowship Opportunities
Career Panels & Networking Events
Exam Preparation Workshops
Supplemental Bar Review Course
Professional Skills Development Workshops
Retreat For New Associates of Color
Community of Practicing Attorneys Dedicated to Your Success!
Please join us to meet our students and junior attorneys, catch-up with old friends, and learn more about the PALS Mentoring Program
PALS Mission Statement:
PALS is dedicated to enhancing the skills and careers of minority law students and early career attorneys. PALS does this by offering customized mentoring, educational and professional development opportunities. PALS provides resources to augment the law school and employer training of, respectively, minority law students and beginning lawyers, and will continue to offer its services free of charge.
PALS is a 501©(3) not-for-profit organization
Providing Mentoring, Career and Skills Development for Minorities
in the Legal Profession Since 1984
Come march with the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (”KALAGNY”) at the Korean Day Parade on Saturday, October 3, 2015, starting at 11 a.m., and join the celebration of the robust Korean culture and people! Join them for the Parade, then have lunch on KALAGNY. RSVP required. Rain or shine!
Please click here to RSVP and KALAGNY will contact you with further details.
The Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (“KALAGNY”) is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 KALAGNY Mentorship Program. This will be the seventh annual edition of this program, and it has become a model for several similar programs around the United States.
KALAGNY is seeking practicing attorneys who graduated from law school in
2011 or earlier to join as mentors and offer their wisdom and experience to our
law student and less experienced attorney members. All current law student
members and attorneys who graduated from law school in 2012 or later are
invited to sign up as mentees. All participants must be dues-paying members of KALAGNY in good standing. Please register here to join this year’s program.
The Mentorship Program has steadily grown each year since its inception, from
about 55 participants in 2009-2010 to nearly 170 participants in 2013-2014.
Our mentors include judges, prosecutors, in-house attorneys, public interest
attorneys, lawyers from large, medium and small firms and solo practitioners.
Our mentees have included law students from every law school in the Greater
New York area and young attorneys in a variety of practices.
Our Philosophy and Approach
Our program is designed to provide law students and new attorneys access to
a broad network of attorneys who have volunteered their time to share their
wisdom and insight into the day to day practice of law and broader career issues and goals.
The program includes both formal and informal events throughout the year
to foster the mentoring relationship and to help participants get to know one
another. These include a formal reception, a KALAGNY-subsidized dinner for
each group, a picnic, and a resume and interviewing workshop. We also strongly encourage our mentors and mentees to set up their own meetings and to stay in touch by email, telephone, and in person.
Sign me up…
Registration is now open for our 2015-16 Mentorship Program. For
questions, please contact: [email protected]. Thank you.
Mentorship Program Reception
Our formal mentorship reception, during which we introduce our mentors and
mentees will be announced shortly. Registration for the Program will include the
opportunity to RSVP for the reception. Only program participants may attend this reception.
Please feel free to e-mail us at [email protected] with any questions. We look
forward to having you join us!
Michael Yim and Julie Cho
Co-Chairs, KALAGNY Mentorship Program