AABANY Presents Pathways to Government Service and Public Interest Career Panel

On October 29, 2019, AABANY’s Government Service & Public Interest Committee, Career Placement Committee, Student Outreach Committee, and New York Law School’s APALSA teamed up to present Pathways to Government Service and Public Interest Career Panel.

Panelists included:

Mihea Kim, Staff Attorney, Homicide Defense Task Force, The Legal Aid Society;
Hon. Donald Leo,  New York City Criminal Court Judge, New York Supreme Court;
Nelson Mar, Senior Staff Attorney, Education Law Unit, Bronx Legal Services 
Kin Ng, Bureau Chief of the Red Zone Trial Bureau, Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office;
Won Shin, Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York

Moderator: Hon. Grace E. Lee, Administrative Law Judge, New York Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

The panelists shared what experiences led them to their current position in the public interest/government sector. Fun tidbits were also revealed — two of the panelists litigated cases against each other, while two other panelists went to high school together. Attendees and panelists enjoyed friendly banter and discussion after the panel. 

We thank the Government Service & Public Interest , Career Placement, and Student Outreach Committee Committees for hosting this panel. To learn more about the GSPI Committee, go here. To learn more about the Career Placement Committee, go here. To learn more about the Student Outreach Committee, go here.

Chinatown’s Ghost Scam

Chinatown’s Ghost Scam

Press Release: Asian American Bar Association of New York Applauds Promotion of Kin Ng to Bureau Chief of Trial Bureau in Kings County District Attorney’s Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2017

Contact: Yang Chen, Executive Director
(212) 332-2478

NEW YORK – February 10, 2017 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) congratulates Kin W. Ng on his recent promotion from Chief of the Immigrant Fraud Unit to Chief of the Red Zone Trial Bureau in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. We believe Kin is the first Asian Pacific American to serve as Bureau Chief at a major trial bureau in a prosecutors’ office in New York City.

In his former role as Chief of the Immigrant Fraud Unit, Kin was a tireless defender of Brooklyn’s immigrant population, bringing to justice countless offenders who preyed on vulnerable immigrants through scams and theft. Prior to that, Kin served as Felony Deputy Chief of the Orange Zone Trial Bureau, and, from 2007-13, as Director of Training for the Office’s Assistant District Attorneys. As Director, he was responsible for pioneering the “Felony Boot Camp” program for Assistant District Attorneys, organizing his office’s internship programs and training police officers in public integrity and ethics. Kin has also previously undertaken other prominent positions at the District Attorney’s Office, such as Deputy Bureau Chief in the Early Case Assessment Bureau, Deputy Bureau Chief in Criminal Court, and Bureau Chief of the Domestic Violence Bureau. In his 25+ years of service at the King’s County District Attorney’s Office, during which he has tried countless serious felonies, Kin has provided an excellent example of an individual committed to justice and public service.

Outside of prosecution, Kin has also been an active educator, lecturing on and raising awareness of topics related to the criminal justice system, public service, diversity, immigrant community issues, and leadership in government. From 2013-14, Kin served as Adjunct Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where he lectured on the American Judiciary and Criminal Law in New York.

Kin is a co-founder of AABANY’s Prosecutors’ Committee which has grown to be among one of AABANY’s most active and vibrant committees. The Committee was honored in 2016 with an Event of the Year Award for their 7th Annual Reception in which they honored Deputy United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Joon Kim and the family of fallen detective Wenjian Liu.

Kin also serves as the President of the New York Chapter of the National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors Association (NAPIPA), a national organization dedicated to representing and advancing the interests of prosecutors of Asian Pacific Islander heritage.

“AABANY is proud of Kin’s historic elevation to be a Bureau Chief of a major trial bureau in New York City,” states Susan Shin, President of AABANY. “He has proven himself to be a leader in the profession and the community, and we commend Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez for this appointment, which not only promotes a veteran member of the Kings County District Attorney’s Office to an important role but recognizes the value of diversity in one of the leading prosecutors’ offices in the country. We applaud this promotion and congratulate Kin on his achievement.”

For more information, please contact Yang Chen, AABANY Executive Director, at (212) 332-2478, or direct any inquiries to main@aabany.org.

The Asian American Bar Association of New York is a professional membership organization of attorneys concerned with issues affecting the Asian Pacific American community. Incorporated in 1989, AABANY seeks not only to encourage the professional growth of its members but also to advocate for the Asian Pacific American community as a whole. AABANY is the New York regional affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).


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Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Announces Promotions to Key Leadership Positions – The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Announces Promotions to Key Leadership Positions – The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office

AABANY Prosecutors Committee 8th Annual Reception

AABANY Prosecutors Committee 8th Annual Reception

AABANY Congratulates Kin W. Ng on His Promotion to Chief of the Immigration Fraud Unit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2015

Contact: Yang Chen, Executive Director
(718) 228-7206

NEW YORK – February 12, 2015 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that Kin W. Ng has been promoted to Chief of the Immigration Fraud Unit in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, formed in 2014 by District Attorney Ken Thompson. Chosen for his expertise and unique understanding of the immigrant experience, Kin’s leadership of the Immigration Fraud Unit aims to strengthen the mission of dedicating resources to under-reported and difficult-to-prosecute crimes in the immigrant community.  

Since joining the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in 1991, Kin has tried a full range of serious cases including rapes, robberies, felony drug sales, and homicides. His roles have included Deputy Bureau Chief in the Early Case Assessment Bureau, Bureau Chief in the Domestic Violence Bureau, Director of Training for more than 500 Assistant District Attorneys (2007-2013), and most recently, Deputy Bureau Chief for Felony Trials in the Orange Trial Zone.

After emigrating from Hong Kong as a child, Kin has maintained strong ties with the Asian American community in Brooklyn and New York City, understanding firsthand the experience of many immigrants. Not only has Kin lectured before various government agencies and community-based organizations on a wide range of topics related to the criminal justice system, he also works regularly with local and foreign media to educate and raise awareness in the immigrant community. Kin is an active member of AABANY, as well as founder and former Chair of AABANY’s Prosecutors’ Committee, representing the interests of New York-area Asian American prosecutors. He co-founded the National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors’ Association (“NAPIPA”) in 2011, and currently serves on NAPIPA’s National Executive Board and as President of its New York Regional Chapter.

“Kings County is home to a diverse population of immigrants, including many from Asia. Immigration fraud plagues our immigrant communities all across New York City, and AABANY commends District Attorney Thompson for appointing Kin Ng to the important position of Chief of the Immigration Fraud Unit,” says AABANY Executive Director Yang Chen. “With Kin leading the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in combatting immigration fraud, we anticipate that victims of notarios, unscrupulous lawyers and pseudo-lawyers, will have someone in the District Attorney’s office looking out for them. Kin’s dedication to the community is well-known and well-established. We congratulate Kin on this well-deserved appointment, and AABANY looks forward to working with him and the District Attorney’s office to protect members of the community against immigration fraud.”

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For more information, please contact Yang Chen, AABANY Executive Director, at (718) 228-7206, or direct any inquiries tomain@aabany.org.

The Asian American Bar Association of New York is a professional membership organization of attorneys concerned with issues affecting the Asian Pacific American community.  Incorporated in 1989, AABANY seeks not only to encourage the professional growth of its members but also to advocate for the Asian Pacific American community as a whole.  AABANY is the New York regional affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).

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