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AABANY is proud to say that we are New York City's largest and most active minority bar association. Due to the tireless efforts of our many Committees, AABANY is able to engage the APA legal community through our diverse and engaging programming, which includes premiere flagship events, educational panels and CLE programs, community outreach, and social and networking opportunities. Feel free to browse our Recent Photos or blog for a more comprehensive snapshot of what we've been up to. Our Weekly Announcements also chronicle the ongoing activities of AABANY under "Highlights." You can find the latest Weekly Announcements by clicking on "News" in our above navigation bar.

Annual and Quarterly Reports can be found under Organizational DocumentsAs always, photos can also be found on our Facebook page.

Below are just a few highlights of what AABANY has been up to lately:

AABANY Fall Conference


AABANY held its 8th Annual Fall Conference on Saturday, September 23, at Fordham University School of Law. We thank everyone who attended, including all the panelists and moderators for putting on some engaging and timely programs on a variety of topics that spoke to this year’s theme of “Take Charge/Lead Change.” We thank also all the sponsors at all levels who supported the Fall Conference. Thanks to all the volunteers who gave their time on a Saturday to help ensure the smooth running of the Fall Conference from early in the morning into the early evening. We are grateful for the hard work of the Fall Conference Planning Committee, led by the Vice Presidents of Programs and Operations, Jeff Ikejiri and Naf Kwun, and President-Elect James Cho. Everyone’s efforts and participation led to a well-attended and highly successful 8th Annual Fall Conference.

We thank Fordham Law School for hosting us. It was the first time that the Fall Conference was held at a venue that was not a law firm, and everyone loved the spacious new surroundings.

Click here to see the first Facebook album of photos from the 8th Annual Fall Conference.

AABANY Annual Picnic

AABANY members enjoyed food, friends, and fine weather at the AABANY Annual Picnic on Sunday, August 6th.

Dumplings and banh mi sandwiches were served, and friends and family both young and old took advantage of a beautiful day in Central Park. Whether lounging on picnic blankets, catching up with old friends, meeting new faces, or watching over the kids, the picnic was a relaxing way to cap the summer for everyone. Thanks to the Young Lawyers Committee, Litigation Committee, and Student Outreach Committee for hosting!

Read the full We blog@AABANY post and see more photos here.

Annual AALFNY & AABANY Mentorship Reception

On Thursday, June 29, AALFNY and AABANY held their joint Annual Summer Reception at Baker & McKenzie LLP’s New York Office. On this occasion, the reception featured presentations of the AALFNY Community Service Scholarship and the AALFNY/SABANY (South Asian Bar Association of New York) Public Interest Fellowship.

The AALFNY Community Service Scholarship Award encourages law students to use their legal knowledge and training to benefit the Asian American community in New York. This year’s award recipients are Jane Lo from Temple University Beasley School of Law, working with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and Marissa Wong from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, working at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.

For more pictures and to read more, check out the post on We blog@AABANY.


10th Annual Winetasting & Networking Reception 

On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, AABANY’s In-House Counsel Committee and Corporate Law Committee held their 10th Annual Winetasting and Networking Reception at the New York Yankees Steakhouse in Midtown.

To kick off the event, AABANY President Dwight Yoo gave an opening speech thanking our sponsors and attendees. As the evening continued, while sampling an array of fine wines and small dishes, corporate law firm attorneys and in-house counsel had the opportunity to connect and catch up. Attendees also won numerous prizes graciously donated by our sponsors, including tickets to a Yankees home game in the Delta suite.

For more pictures and to read more, check out the post on We blog@AABANY.


AABANY Prosecutor's Committee 9th Annual Reception

On Thursday, June 22, AABANY’s Prosecutors’ Committee hosted its 9th Annual Reception at the New York County Lawyers Association. The Committee honored Deputy Chief Ellen Chang of the NYPD and Judge Danny Chun of Kings County Supreme Court for their exemplary record of public service.

Both honorees were among the first Asian Americans to hold such high offices in their respective fields. It was enlightening to hear about the challenges that both honorees faced as Asian Americans. Deputy Chief Chang began her career as a police officer at a time when only one percent of the force consisted of Asians. Likewise, as an immigrant, Judge Chun had to overcome racial stereotypes when he started as a District Attorney for New York County.

For more pictures and to read more, check out the post on We blog@AABANY.


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