FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2017
Contact: Yang Chen, Executive Director
NEW YORK – February 10, 2017 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) congratulates Kin W. Ng on his recent promotion from Chief of the Immigrant Fraud Unit to Chief of the Red Zone Trial Bureau in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. We believe Kin is the first Asian Pacific American to serve as Bureau Chief at a major trial bureau in a prosecutors’ office in New York City.
In his former role as Chief of the Immigrant Fraud Unit, Kin was a tireless defender of Brooklyn’s immigrant population, bringing to justice countless offenders who preyed on vulnerable immigrants through scams and theft. Prior to that, Kin served as Felony Deputy Chief of the Orange Zone Trial Bureau, and, from 2007-13, as Director of Training for the Office’s Assistant District Attorneys. As Director, he was responsible for pioneering the “Felony Boot Camp” program for Assistant District Attorneys, organizing his office’s internship programs and training police officers in public integrity and ethics. Kin has also previously undertaken other prominent positions at the District Attorney’s Office, such as Deputy Bureau Chief in the Early Case Assessment Bureau, Deputy Bureau Chief in Criminal Court, and Bureau Chief of the Domestic Violence Bureau. In his 25+ years of service at the King’s County District Attorney’s Office, during which he has tried countless serious felonies, Kin has provided an excellent example of an individual committed to justice and public service.
Outside of prosecution, Kin has also been an active educator, lecturing on and raising awareness of topics related to the criminal justice system, public service, diversity, immigrant community issues, and leadership in government. From 2013-14, Kin served as Adjunct Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where he lectured on the American Judiciary and Criminal Law in New York.
Kin is a co-founder of AABANY’s Prosecutors’ Committee which has grown to be among one of AABANY’s most active and vibrant committees. The Committee was honored in 2016 with an Event of the Year Award for their 7th Annual Reception in which they honored Deputy United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Joon Kim and the family of fallen detective Wenjian Liu.
Kin also serves as the President of the New York Chapter of the National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors Association (NAPIPA), a national organization dedicated to representing and advancing the interests of prosecutors of Asian Pacific Islander heritage.
“AABANY is proud of Kin’s historic elevation to be a Bureau Chief of a major trial bureau in New York City,” states Susan Shin, President of AABANY. “He has proven himself to be a leader in the profession and the community, and we commend Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez for this appointment, which not only promotes a veteran member of the Kings County District Attorney’s Office to an important role but recognizes the value of diversity in one of the leading prosecutors’ offices in the country. We applaud this promotion and congratulate Kin on his achievement.”
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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