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NEW YORK – November 18, 2014 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), the Racial Justice Project of the Impact Center for Public Interest Law at New York Law School (NYLS), and the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association at NYLS are hosting a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program, “Shattering the Model Minority Myth: Asian Pacific Americans Facing Poverty in New York City” at New York Law School. The program will take place on November 18, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at 185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013 in Room W401. A reception with light refreshments will precede the program. Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK – November 5, 2014 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that AABANY Past President and current New York State Bar Association President Glenn Lau-Kee and AABANY Advisory Committee Member Sandra Leung have been announced as the National Association of Asian American Professionals – New York Chapter (NAAAP-NY) 2014 Most Influential Asian Pacific Islander American New Yorkers. Mr. Lau-Kee and Ms. Leung will be honored at NAAAP-NY’s Moon Festival Honoree Gala at the Harvard Club of New York City on November 7, 2014. Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK – October 23, 2014 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is pleased to announce that on October 20, Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti announced the appointment of Hon. Alexander B. Jeong as Deputy Administrative Judge of the New York Criminal Courts, effective immediately. Judge Jeong is the first Asian Pacific American to serve the Unified Court System in this capacity. In his new role, Judge Jeong will oversee one of the nation’s busiest courts, which has trial jurisdiction over misdemeanors and petty offenses and preliminary jurisdiction over felonies in New York City’s five boroughs. Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK – October 20, 2014 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that Government Service & Public Interest Committee Co-Chair Katrina Goyco has been named one of Legal Services NYC’s Top 30 Pro Bono Lawyers of 2014 for her tireless efforts on an AABANY U-Visa initiative for immigrant victims of domestic violence. Katrina will be honored at Legal Services NYC’s Volunteer Reception on Thursday, October 23, 2014, hosted by WilmerHale. Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK – October 3, 2014 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that Jean Lee, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and AABANY President 2012-2013, has been selected as a 2014 Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Catalyst: Change Agent 2014 | Law. Ms. Lee and her fellow CUP Catalyst Change Agents in Law will be honored at CUP’s Fifth Annual Lawyers Forum taking place on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Eventi Hotel in New York, NY. Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK – September 18, 2014 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that Perkins Coie LLP will receive its inaugural Law Firm Diversity Award at the Fifth Annual AABANY Fall Conference, which will take place at the New York office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP on September 20, 2014. Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK – September 15, 2014 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that United States District Court Magistrate Judge Marilyn D. Go, Eastern District New York, will receive the inaugural Norman Lau Kee Trailblazer Award. Judge Go will be honored at AABANY’s Fifth Annual Fall Conference held at the law firm Morgan Lewis Bockius on September 20, 2014. Click here to read the press release. 

New York, NY — June 19, 2014 —The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) is partnering with Legal Services NYC (LSNYC) to expand pro bono legal services to low-income Asian Americans in NYC. The collaboration will begin with a pilot program offering AABANY members a CLE training on immigration remedies available to victims of domestic violence. Training participants will represent clients pro bono to obtain U Nonimmigrant Status, commonly known as “U-Visas.” U-Visas are available to crime victims who have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse and have cooperated with law enforcement. Pro bono attorneys will prepare U-Visas for LSNYC clients under the supervision of LSNYC attorneys. The first training will take place on June 25, 2014. Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK – June 17, 2014 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that along with the MinKwon Center and the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (“KALAGNY”), we will be working to provide Asian American communities with free legal assistance in compliance with the renewed guidelines and application forms for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”). Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK – June 5, 2014 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that Don Liu, General Counsel & Secretary of Xerox Corporation and a member of AABANY’s Advisory Committee, has been awarded the Roderick Palmore Pathmaker Award by InsideCounsel magazine as part of its Fifth Annual Transformative Leadership Awards. Mr. Liu and his fellow Transformative Leadership Award winners will be honored at a gala dinner on September 17, 2014 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK – May 7, 2014 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that Don Liu, General Counsel & Secretary of Xerox Corporation and a member of AABANY’s Advisory Committee, has been named one of the “Legends in Law” by the Burton Awards Program in association with the Library of Congress. Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK – April 25, 2014 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) announces its support of the Joint Statement on Comfort Women Issue regarding the City of Glendale, California’s approval of a public memorial commemorating the more than 200,000 Asian and Dutch women coerced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Armed Forces of Japan between 1932 and 1945. Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK –  April 24, 2014 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is pleased to announce its Executive Director, Yang Chen, will be receiving one of the Binghamton University Alumni Association’s Medals of Distinguished Service. A graduate of the Class of 1987, Yang Chen will be honored among many other esteemed alumni at the 2014 Special Recognition Award Ceremony on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Binghamton University presents these awards to recognize volunteerism at the University and excellence in professional endeavors. Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK –  February 26, 2014 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) will hold its 25th Anniversary Annual Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street. Attendees of the 2014 AABANY Annual Dinner will include prominent federal and state judges, elected officials and dignitaries, attorneys from large and small law firms, corporate law departments, prosecutors’ offices and government agencies. AABANY’s 2013 Annual Dinner attracted more than 750 members of the legal and business communities from New York and beyond. Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK - February 24, 2014 -  The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY") will be honoring Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., a Senior Managing Director at Lazard Frères & Co. LLC, Randal S. Milch, Executive Vice President, Public Policy, and General Counsel of Verizon Communications Inc., and The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans at its 25th Anniversary Annual Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street. Click here to read the press release. 

NEW YORK – January 27, 2014 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) is proud to announce that it will receive a 2013 Bar Leaders Innovation Award for its Asian Pacific American Heritage Month production, "Iva: The Myth of Tokyo Rose.”  The award bestowed by the New York State Conference of Bar Leaders Executive Council of the New York State Bar Association recognizes bar associations that introduce new programs, ideas and methodologies that benefit its members and the community at large.  AABANY’s "Tokyo Rose” program was evaluated based on its ingenuity and creativity, effect on the bar and general public, and its overall quality.  Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK - November 4, 2013 - The Asian American Bar Association of new York ("AABANY") joins the New York County Lawyers Association ("NYCLA") in its support of Proposition 6 and encourages all AABANY members and the greater Asian Pacific American Community to vote "Yes" in favor of Proposition 6, the proposed amendement to Article VI, Section 2 and 25 of the New York State Constitution . The Amendment would allow judges of the New York State Court of Appeals to serve until age 80 and would allow judges of the New York State Supreme Court to be certificated from age 76 to 80. Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK - October 15, 2013 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY") applauds the National Association of Asian American Professionals ("NAAAP") New York's selection of Alice Young as the 2013 Corporate Law Honoree and Yang Chen as a 2013 Community Excellence Awardee. Click here to read the press release. 

NEW YORK - September 20,2013 - Helen Wan, Attorney and Author of The Partner Track, to Lead Panel on Women of Color Making Partner at Large Law Firms During the 2913 NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference. On Saturday, September 21, 2013, the Asian American of New York ("AABANY”) will host its Annual Fall Conference together with National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s ("NAPABA”) Northeast Regional Conference at the New York City offices of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP. Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK - September 20, 2013 - AABANY to Hold "Post Hurricane Sandy" Program to Discuss Impact on Northeast during the 2013 NAPABA Northeast Regioal Conference. On Saturday, September 21, 2013, the Asian American of New York ("AABANY”) will host its Annual Fall Conference together with National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s ("NAPABA”) Northeast Regional Conference at the New York City offices of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP. Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK - September 20, 2013 - AABANY to Discuss Impact of U.S. Supreme Court's Decision in Fisher v. Univeristy of Texas at Austin During the 2013 NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference. On Saturday, September 21, 2013, the Asian American of New York ("AABANY”) will host its Annual Fall Conference together with National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s ("NAPABA”) Northeast Regional Conference at the New York City offices of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP. Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK - June 28, 2013 - Statement of the Asian American Bar Association of New York Regarding the Supreme Court's recent Voting Rights Act Decision. The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) urges the United States Congress to reinstate the enforcement provisions of the Voting Rights Act, Section 4, that were invalidated this past Tuesday, June 25, 2013 by the United States Supreme court in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder. Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK – May 24, 2013 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) congratulates Jean Lee, Immediate Past President of AABANY, on being elected to the Board of Directors of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. The Minority Corporate Counsel Association ("MCCA”) was founded in 1997 to advance the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse attorneys in legal departments and the law firms that serve them. Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK – April 4, 2013 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) applauds the selection of Blossom Kan and Teena-Ann V. Sankoori for being named one of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association's Rising Stars for 2013. Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK – March 5, 2013 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY'") welcomes and applauds the confirmation of Pamela K. Chen to serve as a federal district court judge in the Eastern District of New York. On March 4, 2013, the United States Senate confimed Pamela Chen by a voice vote to the United State District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK – February 28, 2013 – On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, the Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) held its 24th annual dinner at Cipriani Wall Street. The annual dinner has consistently attracted more than 500 attendees from the New York legal community and guests have included prominent federal and state judges, elected officials and dignitaries, and attorneys from large and small law firms, corporate law departments, prosecutors’ offices and government agencies. This year’s annual dinner was the largest in AABANY’s history, attracting more than 750 attendees and sponsorships from more than 60 law firms and corporations to celebrate the occasion. Click here to read the press release.

NEW YORK – JANUARY 30, 2013 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) and the AABANY Judiciary Committee celebrate the historic appointment of the Honorable Justice Randall T. Eng as Presiding Justice of the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, Second Department with a celebratory community dinner.  Click here to read the press release.

January 28, 2013 - 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.  Click here to read the press release.

January 24, 2013 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) applauds the selection of Lillian M. Moy, as the recipient of the 2013 New York State Bar Association ("NYSBA”) Diversity Trailblazer Award. The NYSBA Committee on Diversity presented the 2013 Diversity Trailblazer Award at an Award Presentation and Networking Reception during the 10th Annual Celebrating Diversity in the Bar Reception held on Monday, January 21, 2013 at the New York Hilton in New York City.  Click here to read the press release.

January 18, 2013 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) welcomes and applauds the news that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has nominated New Jersey Superior Court Judge David F. Bauman for one of the two vacancies on the New Jersey Supreme Court, the highest court in the New Jersey State system.  Click here to read the full press release.

December 14, 2012 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) welcomes and applauds the historic confirmation of Lorna G. Schofield to the Southern District of New York. On December 13, the United States Senate confirmed Lorna Schofield by a 91-0 vote to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She is the first person of Filipino descent to serve as an Article III judge in American history.  Click here to read the full press release.

December 10, 2012 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) welcomes and applauds the news that New York State’s Commission on Judicial Nomination chaired by former Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye has selected Kathy Hirata Chin as one of seven "well-qualified” nominees for the vacancy on the New York Court of Appeals created by the retirement of the Hon. Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick.  Kathy Chin is the first Asian American to be nominated to serve as a Judge on the New York Court of Appeals, the State’s highest court.  Click here to read the full press release.

November 20, 2012 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) congratulates our own Executive Officer, Judy Kim, on her election as NAPABA’S Northeast Regional Governor.  Click here to read the full press release.

November 20, 2012 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) congratulates its members Steve Choi, Rio Guerrero, Blossom Kan, Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal, and Vinoo Varghese as 2012 recipients of the Best Lawyers Under 40 Award presented by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association ("NAPABA”). Click here to read the full press release.

November 12, 2012 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) congratulates Grace Meng on her historic election as New York’s first Asian American Congresswoman. Click here to read the full press release.

October 3, 2012 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) welcomes and applauds the news that New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has appointed Randall T. Eng to serve as the Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court for the Second Judicial Department. Click here to read the full press release.

August 3, 2012 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) welcomes and applauds the news that President Barack Obama has nominated Pamela K. Chen to serve as a federal district court judge in the Eastern District of New York. Click here to read the full press release.

July 19, 2012 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) joins the New York County Lawyer’s Association in their support of New York’s judiciary, judicial independence, and against the improper personal attacks levied by the New York Post and the Daily News against judges for their decisions in recent stop and frisk cases. Click here to read the full press release.

July 11, 2012 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) applauds the appointment of Lillian Wan as a New York City Civil Court judge, with an assignment to the Family Court. Click here to read the full press release.

June 26, 2012 – On Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 6:00 P.M., the Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) will host the 4th annual Prosecutors’ Committee celebration at the New York University School of Law. AABANY will honor Sandra Leung, the first female Asian American prosecutor in New York County history.  Click here to read the full press release.

June 1, 2012 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) applauds the appointment of Huhnsik Chung as the Partner-in-Charge of Edwards Wildman’s New York Office. Click here to read the full press release.

May 21, 2012 - On Tuesday, May 22, 2012, the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), the Asian American Arts Alliance (a4), and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) will present a re-enactment of the Vincent Chin case, composed of original transcripts, video interviews, and personal testimonies. Click here to read the full press release.

May 9, 2012 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) applauds the selection of Don H. Liu as one of the 2012 New York City Bar Diversity Champion Award Honorees. Click here to read the full press release.

May 4, 2012 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) welcomes the news that City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Minority Leader James Oddo announced eight appointments to the Districting Commission on May 3.  The Districting Commission meets once every ten years following the decennial census. Based upon changes in the population of the City, Council district lines are redrawn to accommodate shifts in population within the City.  Click here to read the full press release.

April 27, 2012 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) welcomes and applauds the news that President Barack Obama has nominated Lorna G. Schofield to serve as a federal district court judge in the Southern District of New York. "AABANY is delighted to learn that President Obama has nominated Lorna Schofield to serve on the Southern District of New York bench” said Jean Lee, President of AABANY. "If confirmed, Ms. Schofield would be the first Filipino-American to serve as an Article III federal judge in the history of this country, which would be a legacy of both the Second Circuit and New York State.”   Click here to read the full press release.

February 22, 2012 - On Wednesday, February 29, 2012, the Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) will have its Annual Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street.  Click here to read the full press release.

February 6, 2012 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) welcomes and applauds the news that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has nominated Phillip H. Kwon for one of the anticipated vacancies on the New Jersey Supreme Court, the highest court in the New Jersey State system. Click here to read the full press release.

January 23, 2012 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) welcomes and applauds the news that Senator Charles Schumer of New York has recommended to the White House that Lorna Schofield be nominated to serve as a federal district court judge for the Southern District of New York.  Click here to read the full press release.  Click here to read NAPABA's press release.

December 5, 2011 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) applauds the selection of Karen I. Wu, co-chair of AABANY’S Pro Bono and Community Service Committee, as the recipient of the 2012 New York State Bar Association ("NYSBA”) Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.  Click here to read the full press release.

September 19, 2011 – President Linda S. Lin officially announced the formation of the Asian American Bar Association of New York’s (AABANY) first law review, The AABANY Law Review, at AABANY’s Second Annual Fall Conference held on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & Flom LLP. President Lin states, "This undertaking represents a first-of-its-kind endeavor by AABANY, and we hope that it will provide a platform for important works of legal scholarship on issues that matter to the Asian Pacific American community."  Click here to read the full press release.

July 18, 2011 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York’s (AABANY) President Linda S. Lin sent a letter to the 2011 Commission on Judicial Compensation, recommending an immediate increase in judicial compensation for New York State judges and justices. In the letter, written to Commission Chair William C. Thompson Jr., President Lin urged the Commission "…to take dramatic steps to reverse the 13-year pay freeze which New York’s judges have endured” and further recommended that the Commission increase Supreme Court justices’ compensation "…to an annual salary range of $190,000 to $196,000, together with future, indexed cost-of living adjustments.”  Click here to read full press release and click here to read the letter sent by President Lin.

June 30, 2011 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) hosts its 3rd annual Prosecutors Committee celebration at the New York County Lawyers’ Association ("NYCLA”).  Click here to read more.

MAY 2, 2011 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) applauds the selection of former AABANY Presidents, Vincent T. Chang and Andrew T. Hahn, as the 2011 New York City Bar Diversity Champion Award Winners.

The New York City Bar’s Enhance Diversity in the Profession Committee will be presenting the Sixth Annual Diversity Champion Award at an Award Ceremony and Luncheon on Tuesday, May 24, 2011.   The award recognizes the critical role individual attorneys have played in initiating and sustaining change within their organizations and the overall New York legal community.  Click here for the full press release.

May 2, 2011 – AABANY and NYCLA to Celebrate Diversity on the Bench during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  On Thursday, May 12, 2011, the Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) in conjunction with the New York County Lawyers’ Association ("NYCLA”) will celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at NYCLA’s Home of Law with a special event to celebrate diversity on the bench, featuring New York Asian Pacific American jurists.  Click here to read more.

April 8, 2011 - AABANY applauds the designation of Justice Jeffrey K. Oing to the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the state of New York, New York County: Chief Administrative Judge Ann T. Pfau, in consultation with Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Fern A. Fisher and Administrative Judge Sherry Klein Heitler, designated Justice Jeffrey K. Oing to the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County. Justice Oing is the first Asian American judge to serve in the Commercial Division of this court.  Click here to read the full press release.

February 23, 2011 - ASIAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK TO HOLD 22nd ANNUAL DINNER.  The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) will have its Annual Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street. The Annual Dinner has consistently attracted more than 500 attendees from the New York legal community and guests have included prominent federal and state judges, elected officials and dignitaries, and attorneys from large and small law firms, corporate law departments, prosecutors’ offices and government agencies.  Click here to read more.

October 2010 - Pro Bono opportunity and CLE credits for defending Asian American voting rights. Volunteer Training Sessions - Monitoring Elections for Compliance with the Voting Rights Act. In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers when they tried to exercise their right to vote. Some examples included mistranslated ballots, missing translated signs, hostile poll workers, and other forms of disenfranchisement. In response, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) has monitored elections for compliance with the Voting Rights Act, which mandates Korean and Chinese ballots and forbids anti-Asian voter discrimination. 

June 16, 2010 - The Honorable Denny Chin was formally inducted as the sixty-eighth member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The ceremony took place at the United States Courthouse at 500 Pearl Street, in the Ceremonial Courtroom. The courtroom was filled to capacity for this historic event. A transcript from the induction ceremony is available by clicking here.
 
May 21, 2010 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY) and the South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY) are co-sponsoring an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration at the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, on May 27. The program, "Blazing a Trail in the Law," brings together several distinguished Asian Pacific American legal pioneers who will share their memories and thoughts about the hurdles they encountered and the triumphs they experienced in making their marks in the legal profession.
 
April 29, 2010 - Judge Denny Chin to Speak and Receive Honorary Degree at St. John’s School of Law 2010 Commencement Exercises. Queens, NY
Michael A. Simons, Dean of St. John’s School of Law, is pleased to announce that newly appointed Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Denny Chin will speak at this year’s Commencement Exercises on Sunday, June 6. Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M., President of St. John’s University, will confer an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree to Judge Chin.
 
April 22, 2010 - AABANY Applauds the Confirmation of Judge Denny Chin to the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. .
 
March 18, 2010 - AABANY took part in a legal clinic at the New York State Attorney General's Office to provide assistance and advice to victims of immigration fraud. Immigration Committee Chair Rio Guerrero gathered a group of attorneys to participate in the clinic which provided vital guidance to more than 120 individuals and families with their immigration issues. For more details, click here.
 
April 14, 2010 - Today, Vijay "Jay” C. Gandhi was sworn in as a Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Judge Gandhi is the first Indian American federal judge in the Central District and only the second Indian American federal judge in the history of the United States.
 
March 10, 2010 - The South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY), the North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA) and the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) teamed up to host a reception honoring Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, on March 10.
 
February 24, 2010 - NAPABA APPLAUDS NOMINATION OF ALICIA G. LIMTIACO TO SERVE AS UNITED STATES ATTORNEY OF GUAM AND NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
Washington, D.C. – On February 24, Alicia G. Limtiaco was nominated by President Obama to serve as the United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. If confirmed, Limtiaco will become the first-ever woman to serve as a United States Attorney for Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, and she will become only the third Asian Pacific American United States Attorney currently serving in the country.
 
November 1, 2009 - NAPABA PARTNERS WITH HUMANITARIAN GROUP TO REPRESENT UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN IN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
Washington, D.C. – The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has formed a firstof- its-kind partnership with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), a nonprofit organization founded by Microsoft Corporation and actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie, to provide pro bono representation of immigrant children who are in the United States without a parent or legal guardian. Approximately 8,000 unaccompanied children come to the U.S. each year, are placed in U.S. custody, and face removal proceedings. More than half of these children do not have a lawyer.
 
October 31, 2009 - ASIAN AMERICAN GROUPS CONDEMN RACIALLY TINGED CAMPAIGN TACTICS OF CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE IN QUEENS NEW YORK
The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), the Organization of Chinese Americans, New York Chapter (OCA-New York), and the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY) strongly Asian American Bar Association of New York  condemn the campaign tactics of Dan Halloran, a candidate for City Council representing District 19, covering northeast Queens.
 
August 14, 2009 - AABANY Applauds the Confirmation of Preet Bharara as the United States Attorneys for the Southern District of New York.
The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) welcomed the news that Preet Bharara was confirmed on August 7, 2009 as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.