Kin Ng to Speak on 10/12 at NYCLA Public Forum

For Immediate Release

CONTACT: Anita Aboulafia 212 267-6646 ext. 225 

NYCLA Public Forum: Multilingual Lawyering – Challenges and Opportunities on October 12

An examination of the burgeoning need of multilingual lawyers in the global marketplace and the challenges they face.

New York, NY – October 6, 2011 – On Wednesday, October 12, at 6:30 PM, the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) is presenting a free public forum, “Multilingual Lawyering – Challenges and Opportunities,” at the NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street. Panelists will present an overview of: their career paths; the job opportunities and career development resources available to multilingual attorneys; the challenges that can arise when working with multilingual clients and intermediaries, such as interpreters and translators; and the interrelationship between language and cultural identity/understanding. The panelists are: Lauren Buonome, associate, Jones Day; Sandra Bryan, coordinator, Court Interpreting Services, OCA, NYS Unified Court System; and Kin Ng, director of training, Kings County District Attorney’s Office.   

The event is sponsored by Transperfect, a family of companies providing global business services in over 100 languages. NYCLA’s Young Lawyers’ Section is the co-sponsor.

To register, visit:


About the New York County Lawyers’ Association

The New York County Lawyers’ Association ( was founded in 1908 as the first major bar association in the country that admitted members without regard to race, ethnicity, religion or gender. Since its inception, it has pioneered some of the most far-reaching and tangible reforms in American jurisprudence and has continuously played an active role in legal developments and public policy.

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AABANY Dodge Ball Team?

AABANY Dodge Ball Team?

No, WE blog @AABANY did not get taken over by a spambot.  This embed of the theme to “Moonlighting” has been inserted on purpose, to congratulate Susan Moon on her first blog column for Above the Law, which is called, appropriately enough, “Moonlighting."  Those who follow blogs regularly might be too young to recall the show from the ‘80s as the comedy-detective show that launched the career of Bruce Willis.  Yes, indeed, he did have a life before "Die Hard."  I won’t even try to explain to you young whipper snappers who Cybil Shepherd or Al Jarreau are.

Anyway, read on to learn more about the life of that magical creature we all envy called "The In-House Counsel."  (Click this link.)  We look forward to reading more of Susan’s entries in the weeks ahead.  Congratulations, Susan!

Congrats to Alex Lee on Being Elected NAPABA VP of Communications

From Alex Lee, our newly elected NAPABA VP of Communications:

Dear AABANY member:


From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank each and every one of you who supported and voted for me in this year’s NAPABA Board Elections. As the only contested race, I felt it important that the Northeast Region affiliates make a statement and I am very happy to report WE WON!


The NAPABA Nominations Committee has told me that it was a very close race and that by NAPABA standards, turnout was very high – could have very easily gone in favor of my esteemed opponent, Bijal Vakil – so every single vote mustered by all of you was extremely important.

To Andy Hahn, Linda Lin, Jean Lee, Yang Chen, Margaret  Ling, James Chou, Vincent Chang, Clara Ohr, Theo Cheng, Michael Yap and the rest of the AABANY Board, I am deeply indebted to you all.

Thank you all again and I hope to see you at an AABANY event soon!


Alex Lee

Please join us in congratulating Alex Lee on his election to the NAPABA Board as VP of Communications.