FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 8, 2015
Contact: Yang Chen, Executive Director
NEW YORK – December 8, 2015 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that its Pro Bono & Community Service Committee will be launching monthly legal clinics free of charge to the community in conjunction with the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (“CCBA”) starting on December 9, 2015. This free legal clinic will take place the second Wednesday of every month at the CCBA Chinese Community Center, Inc. at 62 Mott Street, New York, New York, 10013. Community members seeking legal advice can call (212) 226-6280 to make appointments.
In keeping with our theme this year of “Charting New Frontiers,” this is the first monthly legal clinic that AABANY is presenting. Co-chaired by June Lee, Samuel Lui, and Vina Ha, AABANY’s Pro Bono & Community Service Committee works with AABANY’s membership and not-for-profit community groups to bring free and low-cost legal services to the Asian Pacific American, immigrant, and other New York City communities. Law students and attorneys interested in volunteering should contact June Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“AABANY is excited to support this initiative and collaboration with the CCBA, one of the leading local community organizations in New York City,” states William Wang, AABANY President. “Our bar association is committed to pro bono service and encourages our members to take advantage of this opportunity to serve members in our community who are in need of legal services but may be restricted by cultural, financial or linguistic barriers.”
The Asian American Bar Association of New York is a professional membership organization of attorneys concerned with issues affecting the Asian Pacific American community. Incorporated in 1989, AABANY seeks not only to encourage the professional growth of its members but also to advocate for the Asian Pacific American community as a whole. AABANY is the New York regional affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).
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