On March 7, 2019, Hon. Kiyo Matsumoto, District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, participated in honoring Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the New York City Bar Association for her commitment to upholding the rule of law and for being a role model to young students all across America.
At the event, Justice Sotomayor was honored with the unveiling of her portrait that will hang in the New York City Bar’s Great Hall and presented with the New York City Bar Association Medal. The Association Medal is a very prestigious honor that has only been conferred upon a total of 25 people in the last 67 years prior to Justice Sotomayor.
The awardees are chosen by the New York City Bar’s Executive Committee acting upon the nomination of the New York City Bar’s Honors Committee. Judge Matsumoto, a long time member of AABANY, is the chair of the Honors Committee.
The event was covered by the New York Law Journal. To read the article, click here.
On June 14, Brooklyn
Technical High School held a Portrait Dedication Ceremony for theHonorable Judge Denny Chin. Among those present were AABANY President-Elect James Cho and Past
President Vincent Chang for this special occasion.
Judge Chin was the first Asian American appointed to
the Second Circuit. He was born in Hong Kong and graduated from Stuyvesant
High School. Judge Chin also teaches legal writing at Fordham Law School.
Judge Chin’s portrait will be placed in Brooklyn
Tech’s Moot Court Room where it will join the portraits of Justice Thurgood Marshall and Justice
Ruth Bader Ginsburg.