On June 29, 2022, QNS published an article congratulating Karen Lin for her historical primary victory in the race for Queens Civil Court Judge. Karen Lin, an AABANY member, is the first East Asian female judge elected in Queens.
Unofficial election results from the Board of Elections in the City of New York reflect that with over 97% of the scanners reported, Lin captured around 40% of the vote. Responding to her victory, Karen said, “It has been a long but exhilarating and inspirational day of talking with voters, and I am humbled and honored for the tremendous show of support all throughout Queens. I’m proud of the determined and focused campaign we ran and gratified for the support of my family and the community. On to the next step!”
To read the full article, click here. To learn more about Karen Lin’s profile, click here.
A roomful of attorneys was transported last Thursday to the early 1940s, when Japanese-Americans on the West Coast were forced from their homes and into internment camps, but could still be drafted to fight for the country that had stripped them of their constitutional rights.
The New York Law Journal covered the AABANY re-enactment of the Heart Mountain trials presented on July 11 at Cadwalader. AABANY again thanks Cadwalader for hosting the event, helping AABANY to inform and educate the public about important civil rights and social justice issues in American history raised by Asian Americans and their experience.
With the generous support of Gloria and Barry Garfinkel, the Society has offered annually since 2008 The David A. Garfinkel Essay Contest established in memory of the Garfinkel’s son David. This contest targets students from community colleges across New York State, offering them the opportunity to submit essays on topics of New York legal history. The competition seeks to draw students with a wide range of interests in law, history, social science and general research writing. The grand prize is $1,500, and the CUNY & SUNY Community College Prizes are $1,000 each. The winners of the competition are honored on Law Day each year held in the magnificent courtroom of the New York Court of Appeals. Their families and professors are invited for a memorable day at the courthouse for the awards ceremony followed by a luncheon where they are graciously and warmly greeted by the Court of Appeals Judges.