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Press Releases 2012

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.  

 

 

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