Dear Members and Friends:

Early Bird Registration Has Been Extended To Friday 5/18 For The Eastern Super Regional Conference!

On behalf of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (“APALANJ”) and my fellow Conference Co-Chairs, Ed Kiel, Esq. and Florelee Wan, Esq., we cordially invited you to join us in “Changing the Game” at the 2012 NAPABA Eastern Super Regional Conference as hosted by APALANJ:

WHO: The Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (“APALANJ”) is one of the member affiliates in the Northeast Region of NAPABA that also comprises of – MA, CT, NY, NJ, PA & Toronto, Canada. APALANJ is the host of this year’s 2012 NAPABA “Super Regional Conference.”

WHAT: Unlike the usual and annual “Northeast Regional Conference,” this year’s 2012 NAPABA Eastern Super Regional as hosted by APALANJ is the first “Super Regional” to be held on the East Coast that would bring the NAPABA Northeast Region and the NAPABA Southeast Region together at one time at one place. The Southeast Region includes the following members from FL, GA, MD, TN, VA, & DC.

It is anticipated that this historic two and a half day “Eastern Super Regional” conference will draw between 250 to 400 legal professionals to meet, network, and attend substantive legal programs designed and presented to accentuate and emphasize how Asian Pacific Americans attorneys are “Changing the Game” as attorneys and or judges.

The conference will conclude with a Saturday Evening Gala Dinner and Installation of the APALANJ Officers.

WHEN: Thursday, May 31st through the evening of Saturday, June 2, 2012.

WHERE: Trump Taj Mahal Resort & Conference Center, Atlantic City, NJ.


This is a tremendous opportunity to be seen, be counted upon, and be a part of history. We look forward to having you join us as a fellow “Game Changer” in Atlantic City!

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Very truly yours,

Moly K. Hung, Esq.
Co-Chair, 2012 NAPABA Eastern Super Regional Conference Committee & VP, APALANJ

Celebrate APA Heritage Month with AABANY

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and AABANY is celebrating in a variety of ways:

  • May 14 – Hon. Jeffrey K. Oing, Justice of the Supreme Court, State of New York (and long-time AABANY member), will be speaking at Kramer Levin’s APA Heritage Month Celebration, at Kramer Levin’s midtown Manhattan office.  RSVP required by May 10.
  • May 18-20 – NYSBA Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Spring Meeting, in association with the Young Lawyers Section, at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York.  Past President and current Judiciary Committee Co-Chair James Chou will be speaking on Sunday morning on the panel entitled, “Your Path Through the Court and to the Bench: What You Need to Know to Get Through a Day in Court.”
  • May 22, Asian American Arts Alliance (a4), Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) and AABANY present: “Revisiting Vincent: The Legacy of the Vincent Chin Case 30 Years Later,” a re-enactment of the Vincent Chin trial, with introduction and talkback led by Hon. Denny Chin and Dean Frank Wu, at New York Law School, starting at 6:30 pm.  Tickets now available for purchase in advance.
  • May 24 – AABANY’s Litigation Committee hosts a Happy Hour at the Hill on 29th and Third Ave., starting at 6:30 pm.  Meet and mingle with members of the Litigation Committee.
  • May 24 – AALDEF’s Young Professionals Committee and Cadwalder Wickersham & Taft host a screening of the documentary “Sing Your Song,” about Harry Belafonte and his role in fighting for civil rights for all Americans.  AALDEF Staff Attorney Jerry Vattamala will take part in a Q&A after the screening and discuss the legacy of Harry Belafonte’s activism and its meaning for today’s generation.
  • May 30 – AABANY joins the Asian American Law Fund of New York (AALFNY) in hosting the Annual Summer Reception, open to the legal community and law students.  It will take place at Edwards Wildman Palmer starting at 6 pm, and there is no cost to attend but RSVP is required by May 25.
  • May 31 – June 2: NAPABA Eastern Super Regional Conference, hosted by APALA-NJ at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.  Many AABANY members and leaders will be there, speaking on panels and reconnecting with NAPABA friends.  Registration now open.

It’s another event-filled APA Heritage Month.  We hope to see you at one or more of the great programs listed above!