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Press Releases 2009-2010

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.

 

 

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