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Press Releases 2017
NEW YORK - September 18, 2017. The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) congratulates the Honorable Doris Ling-Cohan on being honored with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s (NAPABA) 2017 Women’s Leadership Award. The Women’s Leadership Award, which will be presented on November 4, 2017 at the 2017 NAPABA Convention in Washington, D.C, recognizes Justice Ling-Cohan’s barrier-breaking career, her commitment to the advancement of women and Asian Pacific Americans, and her role as a force for change and progress in the Asian Pacific American (APA) legal community. Click here to read the full press release.

 

NEW YORK - Sept. 8, 2017 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) is proud to announce that the Hon. Randall T. Eng, Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Second Department, will be the recipient of the Norman Lau Kee Trailblazer Award at AABANY’s Eighth Annual Fall Conference on September 23, 2017, to be held at the Fordham University School of Law. Named for Norman Lau Kee, a revered legal and community pillar of New York City’s Chinatown for decades, this Trailblazer Award honors an accomplished leader in the legal profession who is of Asian Pacific American (APA) descent or has demonstrated dedication to APA issues in the community. This award honors an individual who has carved a path for others to follow, served the community as a mentor and role model, and has made a lasting impact on the APA community through his or her dedication and commitment. Click here to read the full press release.

 

NEW YORK - August 30, 2017. The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) and the South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY) applaud the Honorable Sanket J. Bulsara on his historic appointment to serve as a United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Asian Pacific Americans are significantly under-represented in the federal judiciary, including in New York. Upon his appointment, Judge Bulsara became the first South Asian American to serve as a judge within the Second Circuit. Click here to read the full press release.

 

NEW YORK - July 27, 2017 - The Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (“KALAGNY”) and the Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) congratulate Andrew T. Hahn, Sr. on being named a 2017 Distinguished Leadership honoree by the New York Law Journal, the most circulated legal periodical in the U.S.  This honor is a part of the New York Law Journal’s Professional Excellence Awards event, which recognizes outstanding attorneys and judges every year. The Distinguished Leadership award honors lawyers whose leadership skills have proven to be exceptional in their effectiveness and the inspiration they provide to others. Mr. Hahn and the other Distinguished Leadership honorees will be featured in a special section of the New York Law Journal and honored at a dinner at Tribeca Rooftop on October 17, 2017.  Click here to read the full press release.


NEW YORK - July 26, 2017 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) congratulates Ona T. Wang on being appointed a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York. Ms. Wang is the first Asian American to be appointed a magistrate judge in the Southern District of New York. Click here to read the full press release.

 
NEW YORK - July 19, 2017 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York applauds the release of the report entitled A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) and Yale Law School. Authored by California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin H. Liu, recent Yale Law School graduates Eric Chung, Xiaonan April Hu and Christine Kwon, and Yale Law School postgraduate associate Samuel Dong, the report highlights progress made by of Asian Americans in the legal profession but also identifies significant obstacles still facing Asian Americans in the profession today.  Click here to read the full press release.

 

NEW YORK – June 8, 2017 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) congratulates Board Member Lawrence Wee on receiving one of the 2017 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business award from the Asian American Business Development Center (“AABDC”). This esteemed honor recognizes Asian American individuals who have achieved success across different professions. The presentation of the award will take place on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Cipriani Wall Street at AABDC’s sixteenth annual gala. Click here to read the full press release.

 
NEW YORK – May 26, 2017 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to partner with Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer for an important discussion celebrating Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the New York offices of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer. Susan L. Shin, Immediate Past President of AABANY and Partner at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, moderates a discussion from three prominent APAs serving in the Federal government, in the executive, judicial and legislative branches. Hear from these trailblazers what they do, how they got there and how they exemplify AABANY’s theme of “Take Charge; Lead Change” by working for the public good. Click here to read the full press release.

 

NEW YORK – May 26, 2017 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to recognize an historic first for the Appellate Division, First Department of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. Appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Justice Jeffrey Oing and Justice Anil Singh join Justice Peter Tom in the First Department, which now has three Asian Pacific American (“APA”) sitting judges for the first time. We offer our congratulations to these decorated jurists. Click here to read the full press release.

NEW YORK – March 28, 2017 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) is pleased to announce that the Honorable Denny Chin, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will be receiving the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) Outstanding Public Service Award. The award will be presented on the occasion of NYIPLA’s 95th Annual Dinner in honor of the Federal Judiciary being held at the New York Midtown Hilton on the evening of March 31, 2017.  Click here to read the full press release.
 
NEW YORK – March 8, 2017 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) applauds the appointment of three Asian American judges to the New York bench : Charles Y.J. Liu to the New York City Housing Court, Phyllis Chu to the New York City Criminal Court, and Frances Wang to the New York City Civil Court.  Click here to read the full press release.

NEW YORK - February 22, 2012 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that White & Case, LLP will be the recipient of this year’s Law Firm Diversity Award.  Click here to read the full press release.


NEW YORK - February 22, 2012 - the Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) will be hosting its Annual Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street. The Annual Dinner has consistently featured a wide-range of guests, including prominent judges, elected officials and dignitaries, and attorneys from law firms, prosecutors’ offices, and government agencies.  Click here to read the full press release.

NEW YORK – February 10, 2017 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) congratulates Kin W. Ng on his recent promotion from Chief of the Immigrant Fraud Unit to Chief of the Red Zone Trial Bureau in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. We believe Kin is the first Asian Pacific American to serve as Bureau Chief at a major trial bureau in a prosecutors’ office in New York City.  Click here to read the full press release.

NEW YORK – January 30, 2017 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that it was honored with a 2016 Bar Leaders Innovation Award for its Seventh Annual Fall Conference: Speak Up | Rise Up | Lift Up. The award was bestowed by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), Committee for Bar Leaders of New York State, at the NYSBA Annual Meeting held at the Midtown Hilton in Manhattan, during the final day of the conference on January 27.  Click here to read the full press release.

NEW YORK – January 5, 2017 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that it is continuing its pro bono legal clinic in partnership with the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of NY, Inc. (“CCCNY”) at 33 Bowery Street. Launched in December 2015, AABANY’s legal clinics have served members of the Chinatown community free of charge on a variety of legal issues, including housing and immigration. Click here to read the full press release.

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