A Journey Through the Pipeline: Identifying Challenges and Improving Diversity and Inclusion In the Legal Profession

A Journey Through the Pipeline: Identifying Challenges and Improving Diversity and Inclusion In the Legal Profession

The Solicitor General and Confession of Error: The Hirabayashi Case

Thursday March 8, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
McNally Amphitheater, Fordham Law School, 140 West 62nd Street, NYC

In May 2011 Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal issued a “confession of error” on behalf of his office, acknowledging that it had failed in its response to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Katyal stated that the Solicitor General’s office had defended the internment policies, and in doing so had concealed information that undermined a key rationale for internment: that many Japanese-Americans posed a security threat. Professor Katyal will speak about the importance of, and the process for, confessions of error by the Solicitor General, within the framework of the Hirabayashi case.

Free and Open to the Public.  CLICK HERE to register.

Prof Katyal Confession of Error

Above and Beyond: Honoring Women of Public and Civic Mind

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, New York, NY
5:00pm to 6:30pm (Panel discussion followed by a brief Q & A)
Reception: 6:30pm to 8:00pm (Cocktail/Dinner Reception & Awards Ceremony)

Pace University invites you to join them for an evening forum featuring knowledgeable, influential New York women discussing leadership and tips on how to succeed in the public and civic space. A dinner and cocktail reception immediately follow to honor 25 women for their exemplary work and service in business, community service, media, public service and organized labor.

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Breakfast Seminar on Office Condo Ownership

AABANY Real Estate Committee Chair Margaret Ling shares with us information about the following Citigroup program.

Office Condo Ownership for New York’s Small Businesses: Tax Benefit, Market Conditions & Financing Availability

Tuesday Feb 7, 2012
8:30 AM Registration
9:00 – 10:00 AM Seminar
601 Lexington Avenue, 14th Floor
NY NY 10022

If you are insterested in attending please contact Bridget Codrington at (718) 248-2649 or bridget.codrington@citi.com to inquire about space availability.

Nelson Mar on OPEN BronxNet television

Nelson Mar on OPEN BronxNet television

Ozawa/Thind Re-enactment at Cadwalader, Feb. 28

Ozawa/Thind Re-enactment at Cadwalader, Feb. 28

Brooklyn-based Internship Opportunity for College Students

Brooklyn-based Internship Opportunity for College Students


Congratulations to Karen I. Wu, attorney at Perlman & Perlman and co-chair of AABANY’s Pro Bono and Community Service Committee, who on January 26, at a reception held during the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Annual Meeting, received NYSBA’s 2012 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.

Family, friends, colleagues and NYSBA leaders and officers came out for the occasion. NYSBA Young Lawyers Section Chair James Barnes kicked off the awards presentation. NYSBA President Vincent Doyle presented the award.

Quoting James Barnes from the printed program for the event:

[Karen’s] accomplishments as a practitioner, service to the profession, and volunteer work in the community make her a deserving recipient of this award…. The dedication she has shown as an attorney and concerned citizen provides a shining example to young professionals.

Karen’s well-deserved recognition represents an honor for AABANY. Last year, Anting Wang, currently co-chair of the Women’s Committee, received the NYSBA Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. For AABANY to count such remarkable leaders within its ranks of young lawyers is a true blessing indeed. We hope other young lawyers within AABANY will follow their lead and make significant contributions to the profession and community.


The AALDEF Lunar New Year Gala will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers.  Among the recipients of the Justice in Action Award this year will be Parkin Lee. Parkin is an active member of AABANY and NAPABA, and we congratulate him on this great honor.

AABANY invites its members to join AABANY at the AALDEF Gala with a special offer. For just $125 per person, you can get a ticket to this excellent event.  Go on-line to http://www.aabany.org/displayemailforms.cfm?emailformnbr=88062 and submit your payment via the website. Use the Payment for Dinner/Event option and indicate AALDEF Gala in the memo field.  Please do so by Feb. 1.

We hope to see you at the AALDEF Gala.

AALDEF Lunar New Year Gala