Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization presents “Equal Justice Under Law: Celebrating the Legacy of Judge Constance Baker Motley”

Thursday, September 15, 2016 – Sunday, September 18, 2016, New York, NY  

General Counsel-Who Hires, Who Fires, Who Determines Diversity in Selection of Outside Counsel and How is that Power Wielded?

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, 11am – 12:30pm – FREE CLE CREDIT PANEL: 

Moderated by George W. Madison, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP; featuring 

  • Alex Dimitrief, SVP & General Counsel, General Electric; 
  • Kimberley D. Harris, EVP, General Counsel, NBC Universal; 
  • Sandra Leung, EVP & General Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; and 
  • Sandra L. Phillips, Group VP, GC and Chief Legal Officer, Toyota Motor North America

(Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, 40 Centre St., Courtroom #506)

Historic Reenactment of A Trial: Constance Baker Motley, James Meredith and The University of Mississippi

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, 1:45pm – 3:45pm –  FREE CLE CREDIT EVENT: 


  • Judge Denny Chin (2nd Circuit) and 
  • Kathy Chin, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP 

(Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, 40 Centre St., Courtroom #506)

Film Premiere, “The Trials of Constance Baker Motley,”

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, 4:00pm – 5:30pm FREE

Produced by Joel Motley, 

Followed by CLE CREDIT PANEL: 

Legacy of Honorable Constance Baker Motley

Moderated by Joel Motley, Managing Director, Public Capital Advisors; featuring: 

  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor (SCOTUS); 
  • Judge Laura Taylor Swain (SDNY); 
  • Judge Anne E. Thompson (DNJ); 
  • Judge Ann Claire Williams (7th Circuit); and 
  • Judge Kimba Wood (SDNY). 

Each jurist was mentored by Judge Motley. 

(Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, Ceremonial Courtroom)

Voting Rights and the Unfinished Business of Selma

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10:15am – 11:30am – FREE CLE CREDIT PANEL

Moderated by Gay J. McDougall, Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School. Featuring: 

  • Sherrilyn Ifill, Executive Director, NAACP Legal Defense Fund; 
  • Deputy Asst. Attorney General Justin Levitt, Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division; 
  • Jerry Vattamala, Director, Democracy Program for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; and 
  • Nancy Trasande, Senior Counsel, Latino Justice PRLDEF. 

(New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, Marquis Ballroom, 9th Floor)

Glass Ceilings and Sliding Glass: What Must Women and Minorities Do to Succeed in the Next Frontier of Equal Justice Under the Law?

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 11:30am – 12:30pm – FREE CLE CREDIT PANEL

Moderated by Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice President& General Counsel, The New York Public Library and featuring 

  • Executive Vice-President & General Counsel Kimberly Harris of NBC Universal and 
  • Deputy General Counsel Rhonda McLean of Time, Inc. 

(New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, Marquis Ballroom, 9th Floor)

Please register at – http://ww2.ca2.uscourts.gov/cle/

Register to play in the NAPABA Golf Tournament by Sept. 1

The NAPABA Golf Tournament to Benefit the NAPABA Law Foundation will be held at the beautiful Maderas Golf Club, ranked by Golf Digest as one of the top 100 public golf courses in America. The tournament will be played “shot gun” style in the scramble format with all foursomes teeing off at 8 a.m. Enter to win amazing prizes! The tournament will be immediately followed by an awards reception, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

For more information on how to play and sponsor the tournament click here.

AAPI Data Challenge

We are pleased to share that the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the University of California, Riverside’s AAPIData.com have partnered to launch Elevate: AAPI Data Challenge! We want to hear from the community on novel approaches to interpret data on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), particularly data that is broken out by detailed origin (e.g., Chinese, Cambodian, Filipino, etc.).

Background: AAPIs make up the fastest growing racial group and are projected to surpass 50 million by 2060. AAPIs are one of the most diverse racial groups, representing dozens of ethnicities, cultures and migration stories from around the world. Over the last 10 years, there have been significant improvements in the availability of data on AAPIs and while these datasets include information on the detailed origin of AAPIs, they are still underutilized, which is why we’re launching Elevate: AAPI Data Challenge.

Key Date: Submissions will be accepted until Monday, September 5 (Labor Day). They can take on various forms, including infographics, apps, data tables, blog posts, and even animations, videos, and other creative mediums. Challenge details can be found here.

Please help us get the word out! You can also read more about our announcement here on the Angry Asian Man Blog as well as in this article by NBC News.

Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing your submissions!

Thanks to Everett Lo for sharing this information with AABANY.

Chinese American Genealogy Conference 2016 | Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)

Chinese American Genealogy Conference 2016 | Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)

Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour, Aug. 16

Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour, Aug. 16


Opening in New York at the IFC CENTER

Discover the art of sake. An age-old staple of Japanese culture and cuisine, the fermented rice wine has recently been winning fans all over the world. Kampai! For the Love of Sake journeys from rice paddies in Japan to breweries around the globe as it chronicles three passionate exponents of the increasingly popular beverage: a British ex-pat who has become Japan’s first foreign master brewer, an American journalist known as the “Sake Evangelist,” and a fifth-generation Japanese brewer determined to shake up the industry. Together, their stories form a fascinating snapshot of how ancient traditions are adapting to the demands of a growing global market.  

2016-17 At-Large Board Member Candidates – National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

2016-17 At-Large Board Member Candidates – National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

2015 NAPABA Year-in-Review

The 2015 Year-in-Review revisits an extraordinary year for NAPABA.

Highlights include:

  • NAPABA newsmakers,
  • An overview of the four NAPABA Regional Conferences,
  • Annual Lobby Day recap,
  • NAPABA’s policy resolutions and amicus briefs,
  • A special tribute section to Minoru “Min” Yasui and his Presidential Medal of Freedom,
  • A rundown of the 2015 NAPABA Awards, and of course,
  • The 2015 NAPABA Convention!

This digital version of the NAPABA Year-in-Review can be viewed here and on the NAPABA website.