Contact: Yang Chen, Executive Director

NEW YORK – March 31, 2021 – AABANY’s Pro Bono and Community Services Committee (“PBCS”) and the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (“CCBA”) will launch monthly virtual community presentations and clinic sessions beginning April 2021. This is a joint project to serve members of the Asian Pacific American community who have limited English proficiency by providing free “Know Your Rights” presentations about various common legal issues in housing law, elder law, family law, immigration law, and employment law. Each month will focus on one specific area of law that affects the community, along with a Know Your Rights session on anti-Asian hate and harassment at every virtual presentation. We hope to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence, to inform our audience how to report a hate incident, and to provide helpful resources to victims of hate crime.

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Pauline Yeung-Ha

Pauline Yeung-Ha

New York State Bar Association Networking Opportunity for Future Elder Law and Special Needs Attorneys

From AABANY Board Member Pauline Yeung-Ha:

The Elder Law and Special Needs Section’s Diversity Committee of New York State Bar Association is seeking law students with an interest in elder law to apply for free registration and attendance at the Section’s Annual Meeting held in January 2016 in New York City.  We will provide a limited number of paid registrations to attend the Diversity Reception on January 25th, our meeting on January 26th and a reception afterwards.

We are looking for students from ethnically diverse backgrounds who are considering a practice in the dynamic and growing fields of Elder Law and Special Needs.  The deadline for a response is January 12, 2016. Assistance with arranging for travel and lodging may be available.

All selections will be made at the discretion of the Committee.

All interested students should contact:

Elizabeth Valentin
Deepankar Mukerji
Pauline Yeung-Ha
Veronica Escobar


On Saturday, December 10, AABANY’s Pro Bono and Community Service Committee presented two community workshops at the Indochina Sino-American Community Center (ISACC) in Manhattan’s Chinatown.  In the morning, Kings County ADA Kin Ng and elder law attorney Pauline Yeung-Ha, partner at Grimaldi & Yeung, spoke about financial abuse of seniors.  In the afternoon, Nelson Mar, senior staff attorney at Legal Services NYC, spoke about the educational rights of immigrant children in New York City public schools.  Peter Cheng, Executive Director of ISACC, and his staff provided translation services to the many members of the Chinatown community that came out to learn more about their legal rights in the areas of elder law and education law.  Tony Lu and Karen Wu, co-chairs of the Pro Bono and Community Service Committee, helped to organize the program as part of AABANY’s effort to reach out to the community.  For photos of the event, go to  For more information about the Pro Bono and Community Service Committee, contact Tony and Karen at


AABANY Congratulates Pauline Yeung-Ha, Esq.

Pauline Yeung-HaAABANY congratulates Pauline Yeung-Ha, Esq., partner at Grimaldi & Yeung, on the following recognitions:

SUPER LAWYER RISING STAR 2011 (The only Elder Law attorney named Rising Star in New York State) and

New York Magazine’s BEST LAWYER 2012

Both recognitions of Super Lawyer Rising Star and New York Magazine’s Best Lawyer, involve a very selective and intense process in which the selected attorney is nominated and approved by his/her peers in the same area of practice.

Only 2.5% of the State’s attorneys under 40 years of age are selected as Rising Stars.  The attorney must prove to be ethical, have excellent client records and proven results.

New York Magazine’s Best Lawyer recognition has been described as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Congratulations, Pauline!

Grimaldi & Yeung is a small-scale, personal service law firm that helps people plan for the transactions involved in aging or living with a disability. We develop estate plans designed to protect assets, help families in crisis deal with Medicare, Medicaid and living situation issues and assist in safeguarding the quality of care of persons with disabilities.