On Thursday, September 22, 2022, our sister bar APALA-NJ held their 23rd Annual Gala at the Liberty House in Jersey City, New Jersey.
In attendance were AABANY Board Members, Anna Mercado Clark, Chris Kwok, Beatrice Leong, David Sohn and Andy Yoo. Many AABANY members also attended to show support.
Anna presented the Professional Achievement Award to Dean Rose Cuison Villazor.
We congratulate the APALA NJ honorees and award recipients:
- Keynote Speaker: CeFaan Kim, WABC-TV New York Reporter & ABC News Correspondent
- Trailblazer Award Recipients: Hon. Zahid N. Quraishi, U.S.D.J. & Hon. Rukhsanah L. Singh, U.S.M.J.
- Corporate Leadership Award Recipient: Grace Park, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Litigation Counsel at PSEG
- Access to Justice Award Recipient: Phil Cha., Partner at Duane Morris LLP
- Professional Achievement Award Recipient: Rose Cuison-Villazor, Esq., Interim Co-Dean of Rutgers Law School
- APALA-NJ Service Award Recipient: Jhanice V. Domingo, Esq., Partner at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden PC
- Community Service Award Recipients: Make Us Visible & AAPI Montclair
- AAPI Heritage Award Recipient: Kathleen Kim, Puppeteer at Sesame Street in Communities
See more photos: https://dcpnewyork.pixieset.com/apalanjgala2022/