Thanks to the impeccable video skills of President Susan Shin’s husband Rob (a/k/a AABANY’s First Man) we have the opening speech given by Susan as the Outgoing President at the 2017 Annual Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street. Susan reinforced the relevance and power of the theme for her year. We need to continue to “Speak Up, Rise Up, Lift Up.” Thanks for your leadership during the past year, Susan!

On Friday, February 24, AABANY, together with the Korean American Lawyers Association of New York (KALAGNY), the Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York (FALA-New York), the Muslim Bar Association of New York (MuBANY) and the Migrant Center, Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, presented a Writ of Habeas Corpus Training to a full house at San Damiano Hall at the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi on West 31st Street.

The course covered the recent Executive Orders on immigration and provided training on filing habeas corpus petitions. Among the speakers was Immigration and Nationality Law Committee Co-Chair Amanda Bernardo.

For more photos from the event, click on the embedded Facebook post above from FALA-New York.

Thanks to everyone who took part in this important and timely program, and thanks to KALAGNY for spearheading the organization of this event.

NAPABA Upcoming Lobby Day And Leadership Workshop!

Stipend Applications | Deadline: March 22
The deadline for Lobby Day stipend applications is one month away! Stipend applications are available for NAPABA direct members traveling to Lobby Day from out of town. The stipend application can be found on the Lobby Day registration form. Not a NAPABA member? Become a member today!

Register for Lobby Day | Deadline: April 12
Join NAPABA for Lobby Day 2017, which will be held in Washington, D.C., from May 22-23. 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 give 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. Help us make this year’s Lobby Day as impactful as last year’s where over 100 NAPABA members from across the nation registered and 67 meetings were attended. For more information and to register for Lobby Day, visit our website.

Register for the Leadership Workshop | Deadline: April 12
NAPABA is proud to partner with Ascend, a national non-profit organization for Asian Pacific American business professionals, to offer lawyers — whether in-house, law firm, government, public interest, or academia — a day-long leadership training program on May 24, 2017, in Washington, D.C., following Lobby Day.

This pilot program seeks to empower mid- to senior-level NAPABA members with the leadership tools necessary to reach and succeed at the highest levels of profession. To learn more about the Leadership Workshop and to apply, click here.

Book Your Hotel for Both Events!

Book a Hotel | Deadline: April 21
NAPABA has secured a room block through Hyatt Place Washington, D.C./U.S. Capital. Whether you are attending one or both of the events above, book your hotel through NAPABA at a special rate of $239/night. Taxes and fees are applicable.

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association | 1612 K St. NW, Suite 510 | Washington, D.C. 20006 |