The NAPABA Central Regional Conference will include a viewing of the film, And Then They Came For Us, followed later in the evening by special guest speaker George Takei, which will include a book signing of his new book, They Called Us Enemy. Copies will be available at the conference.
Northeast Regional Conference
September 21 Fordham Law School for NYC New York, NY
A lovely photo of 2016 Norman Lau Kee Trailblazer Award Recipient Sylvia Fung Chin, alongside Executive Director Yang Chen and AABANY President Susan Shin, was featured in New York Law Journal. Thank you to Rick Kopstein for taking this photo at the 2016 AABANY Fall Conference held at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where the award was presented during the Cocktail Reception.
Named for Norman Lau Kee, a revered legal and community pillar of New York City’s Chinatown for decades, this Trailblazer Award honors an accomplished leader in the legal profession who is of Asian Pacific American descent or has demonstrated dedication to APA issues in the community. This award honors an individual who has carved a path for others to follow, served the community as a mentor and role model, and has made a lasting impact on the APA community through his or her dedication and commitment.
AABANY could think of no individual more deserving than Sylvia Fung Chin. Sylvia has continuously given back to the APA legal community in countless ways. Among the founding board members of AABANY in 1991 and President of AABANY from 1994-1996, she led and built AABANY from the ground up and has served as a role model and friend to several leaders in the profession.
Thank you to Sylvia for all that she has done for our community, and thank you to New York Law Journal for capturing this beautiful moment.