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Press Releases 2015

NEW YORK – December 8, 2015 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that its Pro Bono & Community Service Committee will be launching monthly legal clinics free of charge to the community in conjunction with the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (“CCBA”) starting on December 9, 2015. This free legal clinic will take place the second Wednesday of every month at the CCBA Chinese Community Center, Inc. at 62 Mott Street, New York, New York, 10013. Community members seeking legal advice can call (212) 226-6280 to make appointments. Click here to read the full press release.

NEW YORK – November 18, 2015 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to congratulate Christina Nguyen and Azizah Ahmad on their recent honors from the NAPABA Law Foundation (“NLF”), which were presented on November 7, 2015 at the NAPABA Rising Convention at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana. NAPABA is the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and it established the NLF in 1994. The NLF awards scholarships on a nationwide basis to law students who demonstrate a commitment to serve or contribute to the Asian Pacific American community as future leaders. We also congratulate Katherine Zhang, who was elected as Northeast Regional Director of the National Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (“NAPALSA”) at the NAPABA Rising Convention. Click here to read the full press release.

NEW YORK – October 14, 2015 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that Peggy Kuo has been appointed United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York. Ms. Kuo was sworn in on October 9, 2015. Click here to read the full press release.

NEW YORK – September 11, 2015 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) is proud to announce that Rockwell ‘Rocky’ Chin will receive the Norman Lau Kee Trailblazer Award this year at AABANY’s Sixth Annual Fall Conference on September 19, 2015, to be held at the offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Click here to read the full press release.

NEW YORK – September 11, 2015 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that their 6th Annual Fall Conference: Charting New Frontiers, taking place on Saturday, September 19th at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, features Kicking Glass: Two Decades and Counting during the luncheon plenary session. Addressing the important question of what it means to be an Asian American female attorney, Kicking Glass: Two Decades and Counting is a groundbreaking follow-up program to AABANY’s video first presented twenty years ago at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (“NAPABA”) Convention in 1995. Click here to read the full press release. 

NEW YORK – May 28, 2015 – On May 26, as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”), the Asian American Law Fund of New York, Inc., and White & Case LLP presented the New York premiere of Kicking Glass from the Boardroom to the Courtroom: Two Decades and Counting, a follow-up to a 1995 video produced by AABANY and White & Case regarding the position of Asian American women in the legal profession. The New York screening of Kicking Glass at the New York offices of White & Case LLP attracted approximately 100 attendees and was simultaneously live-broadcast to the White & Case offices in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Miami and Tampa. Click here to read the full press release. 

NEW YORK – February 12, 2015 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that Kin W. Ng has been promoted to Chief of the Immigration Fraud Unit in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, formed in 2014 by District Attorney Ken Thompson. Chosen for his expertise and unique understanding of the immigrant experience, Kin’s leadership of the Immigration Fraud Unit aims to strengthen the mission of dedicating resources to under-reported and difficult-to-prosecute crimes in the immigrant community. Click here to read the full press release.

NEW YORK – February 12, 2015 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) congratulates Rosemary Yu, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, as the 2015 recipient of the New York Police Department (“NYPD”) Asian Jade Society’s Lifetime Community Service Award. Ms. Yu will be honored on February 13, 2015 during the Annual Asian Jade Society Scholarship Dinner Dance at Jing Fong restaurant. Click here to read the full press release.

NEW YORK – February 2, 2015 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that AABANY’s LGBT Committee Chair Glenn Magpantay was the recipient of the 2015 Haywood Burns Memorial Award, presented by the New York State Bar Association (“NYBSA”) on January 29, 2015 at the New York City Hilton Midtown as part of their Annual Meeting. Click here to read the full press release.

 

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