AABANY Hosts Membership Open House At King & Spalding LLP

On July 28, 2022, AABANY hosted its first-ever Membership Open House at King & Spalding LLP. With over 50 attendees, the Membership Open House gave new and prospective members the opportunity to speak with Board Members and Committee Chairs to learn about the work AABANY does and how new and prospective members can get involved.

Membership Director Christopher Bae in his introductory remarks welcomed attendees and thanked Board Members and Committee Chairs for coming. Former AABANY President Andy Hahn (2004) then highlighted the importance of getting involved with an organization like AABANY.

This AABANY Membership Open House spotlighted the Young Lawyers Committee, the Litigation Committee, and the Prosecutors Committee. Jasmine Chean from the Young Lawyers Committee, Lois Ahn from the Litigation Committee, and David Hsin-Tai Chiang from the Prosecutors Committee each spoke on why members should get involved with their committees.

Attendees were encouraged to network, enjoy food and drinks, and meet with the chairs of 23 committees that were present at the Open House. New and recent members were given the opportunity to participate in a raffle where two winners won either a Zoom or coffee meet-and-greet with former AABANY Presidents Andy Hahn (2004) or Brian Song (2019). Congratulations to Tian Chi Ma who won the raffle to meet Andy and to Stephanie Lu who won the raffle to meet Brian.

Thank you to King & Spalding LLP for hosting AABANY’s Membership Open House, and thank you to former AABANY Presidents Andy Hahn and Brian Song for volunteering for the new member raffle! Thank you to Co-Vice Presidents of Programs & Operations Joseph Eng, Jr. and Beatrice Leong, and Membership Director Christopher Bae for putting together this successful event!

We look forward to seeing everyone at the next Open House in October. In the meantime, if you have any questions about how to get more involved in AABANY and maximize your membership experience, feel free to reach out to the Membership Committee at membership@aabany.org.

Important Deadlines Coming Up for the 2022 NAPABA Convention

The Countdown is On!

3 Months Until the 2022 NAPABA Convention! #NAPABA22

Are you ready to join us this November in Las Vegas for the largest annual gathering of Asian American and Pacific Islander legal professionals? This unforgettable event is the opportunity to discover meaningful insights, grow your network, and bolster your legal knowledge alongside diverse thought leaders.

Early Bird Prices End in Two Weeks

Register for the NAPABA Convention by August 23 at 11:59 pm ET for the lowest rate possible and save up to $150 off the cost of the advance registration rate.

To put you in control of your Convention experience, the Plenary Luncheons and the Gala Dinner are available for purchase a la carte–add these ticketed events to your registration cart for an additional fee.

Registration and housing are now connected: unique booking links to NAPABA’s available room blocks are provided in your confirmation email AFTER you register for the Convention.

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Convention Scholarship Applications Due Tuesday

The NAPABA Convention offers one of the best values among legal education conferences. To further support our membership, scholarships are available to defray registration, airfare, lodging, and/or ground transportation expenses. Members are urged to apply for scholarships by August 9 at 8 pm ET. Law student scholarships are also available and applications are due September 30.

Learn more about the scholarships and eligibility requirements here.

Have questions or need more information about the Convention and why you should attend? Visit our website or email us.

NAPABA Convention 2016

NAPABA committee and network events are a great way to engage with members in your network and practice areas. NAPABA committee and network leaders welcome you to their business meetings, receptions, and dinners. Events are open to all Convention attendees unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, Nov. 3 | NAPABA Committee/Network Social | 3:45–4:45 p.m.
Kick off the Convention by meeting with NAPABA committee/network leaders and active members to learn how to maximize your NAPABA membership through involvement in a NAPABA council, affinity network, substantive law committee, and/or service committee. For a full listing of committees and networks, click here.

Thursday, Nov. 3 | Dinners | 8–10 p.m. (additional fees apply)

  • Joint International & Entertainment Law Committees Dinner
  • Solo & Small Firm Network Dinner (generously supported by Met Life)
  • Women’s Leadership Network Dinner
  • Young Lawyers/First Time Attendee Dinner

Friday, Nov. 4 | Business Meetings | Various times (see schedule)

  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’/Debtors’ Rights Committee
  • Civil Rights Committee
  • Corporate Transactions Committee
  • Government Enforcement & Compliance Committee
  • Insurance Law Committee
  • Pro Bono & Community Service Committee
  • Real Property Committee
  • Regional Conference Committee
  • Trusts & Estates Committee

Friday, Nov. 4 | Receptions | 5–6 p.m.

  • In-House Counsel Reception (generously supported by Prudential)
  • Insurance Law Committee
  • Joint Corporate Transactions, Real Property, and Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’/Debtors’ Rights Committees
  • Real Property Committee
  • Solo & Small Firm Network
  • Women’s Leadership Network

Friday, Nov. 4 | Dinners | 8–10 p.m.

  • Judicial Council Dinner (Private event open only to bench officers)
  • Partners/In-House Counsel Dinner (Private event only open to Partners Directory Members and in-house attorneys. Registration information will be available in August.)

Saturday, Nov. 5 | Business Meetings | Various Times (see schedule)

  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Intellectual Property Committee
  • International Law Committee
  • Judicial Council
  • Leadership Advisory Council
  • Mass Torts Committee
  • Partners Network
  • Solo & Small Firm Committee
  • Women’s Leadership Network
  • Young Lawyers Network

Saturday, Nov. 5 | Receptions | 5–6 p,m.

  • Intellectual Property Committee (generously supported by Mayer Brown and IMS ExpertServices)
  • International Law Committee

Click here for a full schedule of committee/network events and all Convention events.  

Early-bird registration for the 2016 NAPABA Convention closes on Aug. 26. NAPABA members save an additional $200 off the non-member rate. Not a member? Become a member today and save!

On March 28, the Asian American/Asian Research Institute and the Asian-American Entrepreneurs Network presented “The Next Big Thing: Economic Empowerment Conference” at CUNY Graduate Center. AABANY contributed a speaker, Julia Cheng, to the Monetizing IP workshop. Julia is the Founding Principal of her own firm, CyberlawStudio, and a member of AABANY’s IP Committee. She is among those interviewed in this Sinovision piece about the conference.