NAPABA needs your help and involvement to ensure that Asian Pacific Americans are represented in the ranks of the American Bar Association leadership. We encourage you to self-nominate for a Presidential Committee Appointment by the ABA deadline of Feb. 26, 2016.
In addition to your self-nomination, NAPABA will be recommending candidates for appointments to committees, commissions, and other ABA entities for the upcoming bar year. To be considered for a NAPABA endorsement, you must submit a request to NAPABA by 12 p.m. EST on Jan. 29, 2016.
We look forward to receiving your applications and value your participation in this process. For more information on submitting a NAPABA endorsement request, please click here.
The American Bar Association is offering NAPABA Members a free membership including one free section. If you didn’t get a chance to stop by the ABA booth at the NAPABA Rising Convention in New Orleans, you can still take advantage of this offer:
Membership with the American Bar Association has a lot to offer, including up to 18 hours of free CLE, the ABA Journal, opportunities to enrich your career, sharpen your practice, and more. For more information about the American Bar Association, click here. Be sure to use the code by November 24, 2015.
Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession
Congratulations to AABANY Past President Sylvia Chin, who has recently accepted an appointment to the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity within the Profession!
Throughout her career, Sylvia has demonstrated a deep commitment to the promotion of racial and ethnic equality. As chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and her work with other Bar Associations, she works to share best practices and to ensure that issues facing minorities are addressed, whether they be education, pipeline, recruitment, promotion or leadership. Her term begins in August 2015 and will run for one year. For more information on the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity within the Profession, click on the link in the title.
Karen Wu recognized as Outstanding Young Lawyer by ABA Nonprofit Organizations Committee
AABANY congratulates past Pro Bono and Community Service Committee Co-Chair Karen I. Wu on her recent recognition as an outstanding young lawyer by the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section. This award is given each year "for distinguished service by an attorney in the nonprofit sector who is under the age of 35 or has been in practice less than 10 years.“ (Follow the link in the title to read the press release.) Karen was also recognized in 2012 by the New York State Bar Association as an Outstanding Young Lawyer (photo below). Congratulations, Karen, and well done!
NAPABA to Members: Take the Lead in ABA
NAPABA encourages its members to apply for leadership positions within the American Bar Association so that APAs are well-represented in the ABA. If you are interested or know of anyone who would be, let NAPABA know by February 15. Click on the link for details.
ABA 2012 Diversity Clerkship for Business Law
The Business Law Section of the ABA has announced its 2012 Diversity Clerkship to promote diversity in the area of business law. This program provides a great chance for law students of color to obtain judicial and other clerkship opportunities in a variety of jurisdictions. Deadline to apply is December 30. For more details, click the link in the title.