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Professional Development Committee

Committee Co-Chairs:

Francis Chin
Marianne Chow Newman

The Professional Development Committee (PDC) organizes and sponsors programs that facilitate exchange of ideas, development of professional opportunities and skills, and provision of low-cost accredited CLE seminars for the AABANY community. Prominent programs led by the PDC include:

  • AABANY Leadership Development Program: launched in February 2018, which aims to address the continued under-representation of Asian Pacific American attorneys in leadership positions in the legal field by hosting monthly meetings among a selected group of qualified senior lawyers and faculty members to discuss leadership topics, including identifying mentors and sponsors, personal branding, executive presence and business development.
  • Professional Development Coaching Sessions: at the AABANY Fall Conference since 2016, which pairs AABANY members with one of the distinguished faculty coaches to troubleshoot specific professional and personal development issues that may be impeding their career development. 
  • AABANY Trial Reenactments: led by Hon. Denny Chin and Kathy Hirata Chin, which bring to life chapters of Asian Pacific American history through presenting pivotal court cases directly form trial transcripts and contemporaneous accounts.

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