OPINION: Missed Opportunity In Supreme Court Nomination – Law360

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Registration is Closing Soon for the ABA International Section Spring Meeting

NOTE: AABANY is a Cooperating Entity for this Spring Meeting. That means AABANY members get to register at the ABA member rate and can enjoy significant savings. Register NOW!

Pre-Registration for the ABA Section of International Law’s Spring Meeting Closes in 1 Week!

Over 70 CLE Sessions Offered!

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from a phenomenal lineup of speakers!


Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry

Harold Koh, former Legal Advisor to U.S. State Department

Thomas Buergenthal, former judge of the International Court of Justice

Hon. Jonathan Lippmann, former Chief Judge, New York Court of Appeals

Ambassador Joseph LeBaron, former US Ambassador to Qatar

Judge Timothy C. Stanceau, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of International Trade

Kalidou Gadio, African Development Bank

In-house counsel from, among others, Hearst Corporation, Thomson Reuters, The New York Times, Lalive, Chemours Company

Paloma Munoz Quick, Danish Institute for Human Rights

Jonathan Smithers, President of the Law Society of England and Wales

Lawyers from China, Argentina, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, South Korea, Canada, Mexico, The Netherlands and many other countries

Click here to view the full conference agenda including social events!

REGISTER NOW! to attend the Spring Meeting!  

Attendance at the 2016 Spring Meeting will offer you:

  • An entire year’s worth of CLE credits.
  • Prominent networking opportunities with influential leaders from around the world
  • Can’t miss evening receptions at the most unique and exquisite venues 
  • Cutting-edge programming on current international legal and ethics issues



Click here to view sponsorship opportunities!

NAPABA Lobby Day 2016

NAPABA Lobby Day 2016
Washington, D.C. | May 23-24, 2016

Join us for NAPABA Lobby Day 2016, which will be held in Washington, D.C., from May 23-24, 2016. This event is an opportunity for NAPABA members from across the country to educate members of Congress and congressional staffers on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American community. Lobby Day also gives members an active role in promoting NAPABA’s mission of advocating for justice, equity, and opportunity for Asian Pacific Americans.

Participants will meet with legislators and voice their perspectives on a range of topics. As a participant, you will be given all the information and materials you need to meet with legislators on Capitol Hill. Registration for Lobby Day includes a webinar training session and on-site training so that all participants are prepared for meetings with congressional members and staffers.

Registration for Lobby Day  

  • Stipend Applications | March 21, 2016
    • Stipends are available for NAPABA direct members traveling to Lobby Day from out-of-town.
      • A stipend application is included in the Lobby Day Registration page.
  • Register for all events and apply for a stipend online on the NAPABA website.

Hotel | Book by April 22, 2016, for a discounted rate

  • NAPABA has secured a room block through Hyatt Place Washington, D.C./U.S. Capitol. 
    • Rate: $189 single/double plus applicable taxes & fees.
      • Once the NAPABA block is filled additional rooms will be available at a rate of $239/night.
  • Book your hotel by April 22 here.

All application and registration materials can be found here.

AALFNY call for applications for Board positions

The Asian American Law Fund of New York (“AALFNY”) is soliciting applications for positions on its Board of Directors.

is a non-profit organization established in 1993 by the Asian American
Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) to support non-profit, charitable
and education purposes, such as scholarships and internship programs in
the New York metropolitan area.  AALFNY has an independent Board but
remains affiliated with AABANY and continues to work in close
coordination with AABANY on fundraising and pro bono programs.  AALFNY’s
mission statement and information about its scholarships and past
projects can be found here.

apply, please submit a statement of interest and a current resume,
biography or CV listing your experience and accomplishments and any
honors received to date.  As part of the statement of interest, please
indicate your experience with AALFNY, AABANY, NAPABA, or other relevant
organization, whether you have been an active member of such
organization, and describe any activities that you have participated in
or helped to organize. If you have not been an active member in any such
organization, explain what capabilities, resources, talents, skills,
expertise, experience or any other contributions you would be able to
make as a Board Director. Please also identify any activities indicating
a dedication and commitment to issues of importance to the Asian
Pacific American community.

Please submit your application materials to Sylvia Chin, President, at [email protected] and Naf Kwun, Secretary, at [email protected].  Applications are due by 11:59 PM on April 10, 2016.

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Luncheon with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Breyer almost SOLD OUT!

The ABA Section of International Law are honored to have U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer as their Thursday Luncheon Keynote Speaker at the 2016 Spring Meeting in New York!

*Tickets for this luncheon are almost sold out!


Stephen Breyer, born in San Francisco in 1938, is a justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.  He is a graduate of Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard Law School. He taught law for many years as a professor at Harvard Law School and at the Kennedy School of Government.  He has also worked as a Supreme Court law clerk (for Justice Arthur Goldberg), a Justice Department lawyer (antitrust division), an Assistant Watergate Special Prosecutor, and Chief Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee (working closely with Senator Edward M. Kennedy to pass the Airline Deregulation Act). 

In 1980 he was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit by President Carter, becoming Chief Judge in 1990.  In 1994 he was appointed a Supreme Court Justice by President Clinton. He has written books and articles about administrative law, economic regulation, and constitutional law, including Regulation and Its Reform, Breaking the Vicious Circle: Toward Effective Risk Regulation, Active Liberty, Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View and, The Court and the World which will be published soon.  

His wife, Joanna, was born in Great Britain and is a retired clinical psychologist. They have three children (Chloe, Nell, and Michael) and five grandchildren.

Justice Breyer will be signing copies of his newly published book The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities immediately following the luncheon.

AABANY is proud to a be Cooperating Entity to this year’s ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting. As such, we are delighted that our members can register for the Spring Meeting at ABA rates. 

For more information including how to register, click here.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Hosts AABANY LGBT Committee

On March 17, the AABANY LGBT Committee held Being Out and Asian Pacific Islander at Work at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. The discussion centered around personal experiences and how to deal with negative stereotypes and stigmas in the workplace. 

Thank you to all those who made the event possible, especially Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP for hosting. Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP shared on their Facebook page:

you to the AABANY LGBT Committee for allowing us to host “A Discussion
on Being Out and API at Work in the Legal Community” in our New York
office yesterday.

Attendees from law firms, in-house corporate
counsel, public interest organizations and government practices shared
their day-to-day experiences with interacting with others, and discussed
the challenges they face.