In the News: President-Elect William Ng Featured in Binghamton University’s Alumni Newsletter

William Ng, President-Elect of AABANY, was recently featured in Binghamton University’s April 2021 Alumni Newsletter. In the article titled “Alumnus Leads Bar Association, Combats Racism,” William discussed AABANY’s mission of ensuring meaningful participation of Asian Americans in the legal profession. He also highlighted AABANY’s leadership in addressing the rise of hate and violence against the Asian American community. As President-Elect, William looks forward to prioritizing fundraising and ramping up virtual programs to position AABANY for success in a post-pandemic environment. Speaking about his time at Binghamton, William ’04 credits his experience serving in the Student Association and as a Student Conduct Board Member to furthering his interest in law.

The newsletter also acknowledges other Binghamton alumni who have served or currently serve on the AABANY Board:

  • Yang Chen ’87, Executive Director
  • Linda Lin ‘00, Past President
  • William Wang ’00, Past President
  • Bobby Liu ’93, Former Board Member
  • Christopher Bae ’10, Secretary
  • Beatrice Leong ‘06, Membership Director

To read the full article on Binghamton University’s Alumni Newsletter, click here.

In the News: Incoming President-Elect William Ng Quoted in Law360 Article About Ways Employers Can Help Asian Workers Amid Anti-Asian Violence

William Ng, incoming President-Elect at AABANY, was recently interviewed for a Law360 article published on February 26, 2021 titled “3 Ways Employers Can Help Asian Workers As Attacks Surge.” Law360 asked legal experts for tips they could share with employers on how they can create a safe environment for their Asian American employees at work during the rise of anti-Asian violence.

The first tip legal experts shared is to acknowledge the problem. Employers need to recognize and denounce the increase in anti-Asian hate crimes and bigotry. By doing this, it gives a voice to the Asian American community and lets them know that they are supported. The second tip is to have a game plan. William Ng suggested to Law360 that employers should have a plan for exactly how they will handle a situation of anti-Asian harassment or violence. He stated, “It’s just being aware of these issues and understanding, ‘Hey, if this happens, what will we be doing?'” Suggestions William Ng provided include assembling a security management team and being in contact with local law enforcement. The third tip experts suggested is that employers should use training to empower bystanders such as offering bystander intervention training and implicit bias training.

To read the full article, click here (subscription is required).

NAPABA Congratulates President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris on Historic Election

For Immediate Release: November 7, 2020

Contact: Priya Purandare, Executive Director

Harris is the first Black, Asian American and Female to be elected to the Executive Office

WASHINGTON — Today, American voters elected Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States and Kamala Harris as 49th Vice President. The Biden|Harris presidential ticket included Harris as the first woman of color to be nominated and elected on a presidential ticket for a major party. Vice President-elect Harris will be the highest ranking Asian and Pacific Islander American (AAPI) ever in line for presidential succession.

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is a non-partisan organization comprised of lawyers and leaders in both major political parties. As an organization, NAPABA has worked diligently with presidents, administrations and congressional members of both parties, on behalf of millions of AAPIs nationwide.

Amid a global pandemic and a contentious election, our nation has been tested. As members of the legal profession, we have a special responsibility to ensure the continuity of our best legal traditions, and to defend and uphold our commitments to justice, fairness, equity and the Rule of Law under our Constitution. We must work together to unite our membership and our nation to find common ground for a better path forward. NAPABA embraces the solidarity and strength of our robust and diverse community and is committed to our mission to serve as the voice of the AAPI legal profession.

We congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris on their historic win. NAPABA is committed to working with the Biden administration and the new Congress to advance the representation and interests of the AAPI community. 

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The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) represents the interests of approximately 50,000 legal professionals and nearly 90 national, state, and local Asian Pacific American bar associations. NAPABA is a leader in addressing civil rights issues confronting Asian Pacific American communities. Through its national network, NAPABA provides a strong voice for increased diversity of the federal and state judiciaries, advocates for equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant sentiment, and promotes the professional development of people of color in the legal profession.

NAPABA Presents: Board of Governors Election President-Elect Candidates Forum


On Tuesday, August 18 at 1 PM PDT/4 PM EDT, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) will be hosting a virtual Meet the President-Elect Candidates Forum.

Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to learn more about the President-Elect candidates! Submit your questions for the candidates to membership@napaba.org prior to the forum.

Candidates for President-Elect

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Sid Kanazawa
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Gary Zhao

Moderator

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Christine Chen
Executive Director,
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Take the time to consider the vision each candidate has for NAPABA and the diverse perspectives across the Board as a whole.

Register here.

NAPABA Officer Elections Underway

NAPABA Officer Elections Underway

AABANY Reminder to Vote in the NAPABA Election

REMINDER: The election closes on Sunday, September 15 at 11:59 pm PDT. All votes must be cast by then to be counted. If you have not received a ballot, please contact the NAPABA office at 202-775-9555 or by email to elections@napaba.org.

 
AABANY’s Board unanimously endorses Han Choi for President-Elect and Mike Yim for VP, Programs and Operations.  AABANY urges all its members to vote for Han Choi and Michael Yim.  Let’s make an impact on this year’s NAPABA election!
 

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Let your voice be heard.

Cast your vote TODAY.

Press Release: Former AABANY President Glenn Lau-Kee Named President-Elect of the NYSBA

NEW YORK – January 28, 2013 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) welcomes and applauds the news that Glenn Lau-Kee has been named as President-Elect of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). The 77,000-member New York State Bar Association is the official statewide organization of lawyers in New York and the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Mr. Lau-Kee was elected at the 135th Annual Meeting by the House of Delegates, the Association’s decision and policy-making body. He will begin his one-year term as President-Elect on June 1, 2013. Mr. Lau-Kee will be the first Asian American to serve as a President-Elect of NYSBA. “On behalf of AABANY and its Board of Directors and Officers, we congratulate Glenn on this historic achievement and wish him success as he becomes the President-Elect of the New York State Bar Association, a revered organization and leader among all bar associations in the nation,” said Jean Lee, President of AABANY.

AABANY and NYSBA participate in a number of joint programs through the year, including an annual Diversity Reception at NYSBA’s annual meeting in New York every January. “Glenn is among the most respected leaders at NYSBA and in the entire legal community in New York. AABANY is proud of Glenn’s historic ascension to the presidency-elect of NYSBA, an elevation which inspires the entire Asian legal community. We are certain that Glenn’s new role at NYSBA will boost Asian American participation in NYSBA and lead to new joint initiatives between NYSBA and AABANY,” said Vincent Chang, former AABANY President and a current member of NYSBA’s Nominating Committee.

To read the full text of the press release go to: www.aabany.org/associations/6701/files/PR%20012813%20-%20Glenn%20Lau%20Kee%20-%20NYSBA_Final.pdf