Mei Hua Society’s 2016 Gala Dinner Party Benefiting NYAWC

The Mei Hua Society cordially invites you to a gala dinner party to usher in THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY to benefit New York Asian Women’s Center (NYAWC).

Date: March 8, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Location: Peking Duck House
236 East 53rd Street (b/t 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
New York City

There will be boutique, silent auction, raffle, and 10-course Chinese banquet.

Festive Attire

Banquet Ticket Prices
Before March 1: $135
March 1 & after: $150

To purchase tickets online, CLICK HERE

To purchase tickets by mail, please send your check to:
Carolyn Antonio, Director of Development
New York Asian Women’s Center
32 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Please make checks payable to: New York Asian Women’s Center

*seating is limited, so reserve early*

Asian Pacific Americans are Ready for the Supreme Court

Asian Pacific Americans are Ready for the Supreme Court

Manhattan Family Justice Center Hosting Training Sessions

The Manhattan Family Justice Center is happy to announce upcoming special trainings. The training program provides professional development for service providers, community leaders, and city agencies on relevant topics regarding intimate partner violence, sex trafficking, and elder abuse.

Please feel free to share widely.  All trainings are free and located at the MFJC: 80 Centre Street, 5th Floor Training Room.


Wednesday, 2/24 2-5 pm
Mental Health & Clients in Emotional Distress
Facilitated by STEPS to End Family Violence

  • Responding to clients in emotional distress
  • De-escalation and crisis counseling
  • Assessing suicidality
  • PTSD and trauma response
  • Mental health resources in NYC

Tuesday, 3/8 10 am – 12 pm
Youth and Dating Abuse
Facilitated by Day One

  • Dating abuse among youth and its impact
  • K-12 prevention education
  • Risk factors/red flags that youth will enter abusive relationships in the future
  • Mandated reporting and dating abuse
  • Legal rights of youth

Tuesday, 3/15 11 am – 2 pm
Family Planning with Implications for Reproductive Coercion
Facilitated by Planned Parenthood

  • Describing the range of birth control methods available, including how they work, effectiveness, advantages and disadvantages of each method
  • Key risk reduction messages related to birth control and reproductive coercion

Child Support 101
Facilitated by HRA Office of Child Support Enforcement & Sanctuary for Families
Tuesday, 3/29 2-4 pm

  • Petitioning for a child support order
  • Support collection
  • Paternity
  • Services for custodial and noncustodial parents

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Flatto at [email protected]

Press Release: NAPABA Extends Condolences on the Passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia


For Immediate Release
Feb. 14, 2016

For More Information, Contact​​:
Brett Schuster, Communications Manager
202-775-9555; [email protected]

NAPABA Extends Condolences on the Passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

WASHINGTON — The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) extends its sincere condolences to the family of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who unexpectedly passed away Saturday morning in Texas. Justice Scalia, who served on the Supreme Court for 30 years, was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.

“Justice Scalia’s contribution to the United States and legal jurisprudence was immense,” said NAPABA President Jin Y. Hwang. “I had the opportunity to observe Supreme Court oral arguments as a law student and meet with Justice Scalia afterwards, and his intelligence, marked wit, and strong devotion to originalism left an indelible impression on me.  He freely spoke his mind on the bench, and he will be remembered for his nearly 30 years of dedicated public service on the Supreme Court.”


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 nearly 50,000 attorneys and over 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.

To learn more about NAPABA, visit, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter (@NAPABA).

Above the Law and Dealbreaker Present “Town Maul 2016″

February 18th, 2016 at 7:00PM
Croton Reservoir Tavern, 108 West 40th Street NYC
Get Your $10 Ticket Here

We want to invite you out for a night of drinking and yelling that we’re hosting alongside our bros at Dealbreaker.

Joining Dealbreaker’s Thornton McEnery and Above the Law’s Elie Mystal on the panel will be Cornell Law School professor Robert Hockett and Reuters’ hedge fund reporter Lawrence Delevigne. Come drink and bitch and moan about the vague and irrational threats being thrown at Wall Street by the menagerie of candidates currently running. Think of it as a boozy safe place to defend your role in the destruction of America. And tell your friends! Tickets are $10.


Thanks to our friends at SoFi who are covering the drinks!

MCCA Welcomes Jean Lee as New President & CEO

Lee, a trailblazer in the legal profession, becomes first Asian American to head the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.


The Board of Directors of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association is happy to announce the appointment of Jean Lee as the association’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Lee currently serves as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co and brings more than a dozen years of relevant industry experience in the legal profession, including her work as a member of the Global Legal Diversity Committee at JPMorgan Chase. Ms. Lee will officially begin her tenure in mid-March.

Ms. Lee has demonstrated her leadership skills throughout her personal and professional life having been honored as a Trailblazer by the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York and a Catalyst Agent by the Council of Urban Professionals. As a member of the largest affinity bar in New York State since 2008, she served as the President of the Asian American Bar Association of New York in 2012 and continues serving on its Board of Directors to this day. Prior to her role at JP Morgan Chase, she was a Senior Litigation Associate and member of the firm-wide Diversity Committee at Milberg LLP and, earlier in her career, served as a law clerk to the Honorable John J. Hughes (retired), United States Magistrate Judge in the District of New Jersey. Ms. Lee also serves as a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award Selection Committee.

“Among her many assets, Jean brings to the role an extensive knowledge of MCCA having been an active board member as well as a demonstrated commitment to leadership in diversity within the profession. Her experience and relationships with corporations, law firms, and bar associations make her well equipped to continue the great work MCCA does, advocating for the expanded hiring, retention and promotion of diverse attorneys across the profession,” said Michelle Banks, Global General Counsel of GAP Inc. and Chair of MCCA’s Board of Directors.

Jean Lee graduated from New York University with a B.A. degree in politics and psychology and a M.S.W. in social work. Ms. Lee received her J.D. degree from Rutgers School of Law. During law school, Ms. Lee was a Senior Editor of the Rutgers Law Record.

“I am deeply honored by this opportunity to build on the legacy of MCCA as an organization that not only impacts the lives of diverse legal professionals, but also has a direct impact within the decision-making offices of corporate America,” said Jean Lee. “As an MCCA board member for several years, I have always admired the dedication of its staff in helping diverse attorneys at all stages of their careers to excel within our profession. As CEO, I look forward to building on our success and furthering our mission to inspire all people to achieve a diverse and inclusive legal community.”

Congratulations to Jean Lee on this historic appointment!

Thank you to Minority Corporate Counsel Association for sharing this announcement on February 11, 2016. 

Special Announcement from MinKwon Center

Special Announcement from MinKwon Center