On Nov. 17, Morrison and Foerster graciously hosted our AABANY Leadership Panel: What It Takes to Serve on Our Board event. During an intimate roundtable dinner discussion, board members described their roles and outlined the responsibilities their successors would have to take on. President Susan Shin and Executive Director Yang Chen also shared their personal journeys to becoming AABANY’s commander-in-chief at one point in time. 

The event covered the strategic and working demands of running the largest minority bar association in New York and the largest affiliate of NAPABA (the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association). For those interested in running for a position and wondering about the following, email [email protected] for more information.

  • Membership numbers – active and inactive rosters, breakdown of member type
  • Working budget and investment plan
  • Growth strategy and long-term planning
  • Community reach and impact of the organization in past years

Please also feel free to reach out to current officers and directors if you are interested in any particular position. As a reminder, AABANY has issued a Call for Nominations to serve on AABANY’s 2017-2018 Board. The deadline to submit your nomination is December 13, 2016. Click here for more information. 

One helpful hint from the panel: we prefer emailed nominations to mail.

We look forward to working together with our new leadership! Thanks again to Judy Mok of MoFo for hosting us.