In coordination with the Robert H. Jackson Center and the Asian American Bar Association of New York, Phillips Lytle LLP presented a two-day event at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, New York. On May 13, 2019, the film “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story” was screened after a reception, and on May 14, 2019, Karen Korematsu (Fred’s daughter) introduced the powerful reenactment of “Korematsu v. U.S.: Justice Denied,” which was led by the Hon. Denny Chin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Kathy Hirata Chin, partner at Crowell & Moring LLP. Thomas Luftus, a retired lawyer and Justice Jackson’s grandson, played the role of Justice Jackson. Prof. John Q. Barrett of St. John’s University, a Jackson biographer, closed out the program by speaking about the legal issues and historical events that led up to, and followed, the Korematsu v. U.S. decision.
To learn more about AABANY’s Trial Reenactments Project visit the website at reenactments.aabany.org.
Thanks to Anna Mercado Clark, Phillips Lytle Partner and AABANY member, for the photos and summary.
There will be a panel on March 28 hosted by Sedgwick LLP and Fordham University School of Law to address different career paths from a minority attorney’s perspective. Anna Mercado, one of FALANY’s Steering Committee members, will be a panelist. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Two Brookfield Place (formerly Two World Financial) at 225 Liberty Street in Battery Park City (Sedgwick’s offices). After the presentation, light refreshments will be served and an opportunity to network.
Please RSVP to Dirk Haarhoff (firstname.lastname@example.org) and cc: Anna Mercado (email@example.com). If you are an attorney, please note that on your RSVP.
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David Lat of ATL noticed the recent efforts by FALANY, AABANY, APALA-NJ and APABA-PA to raise funds for Typhoon Relief. Thanks to Anna Mercado for sharing this blog entry with us, and thanks to everyone for the support. Recovery and rebuilding continues so please continue to donate if you can.