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AABANY in the News (2011)

AABANY in the News (2011)

  • December 13, 2011: Vinoo Varghese quoted in front page article, "Accused cop killer slips through cracks" (Metro NY).
  • December 7, 2011: Karen Wu, NYSBA Outstanding Young Lawyer (Sing Tao Daily).
  • November 23, 2011: "Skipping the Partner Track for a Shingle of One’s Own" (NYT)
  • October 17, 2011: NYCLA Hosts 'Multilingual Lawyering' Forum (NYLJ)
  • October 7, 2011: "A Judge's Education, A Sentence at a Time" (NYT)
  • Sept. 8, 2011: Epoch Times reports on Queens public hearing held by LATFOR, the state redistricting commission, at which AABANY testified.
  • August 25, 2011: The Daily News reports on ACCORD's efforts to address redistricting.
  • August 2011: The Federal Lawyer profile on Hon. Denny Chin written by Vincent Chang, past AABANY President.
  • July 27, 2011: AABANY Joins ACCORD, APA Coalition on re-districting (various Asian press).
  • June 29: "Madoff Judge Recalls Rationale for Imposing 150-Year Sentence" (NYT)
  • June 30: Prosecutors' Committee's three-year anniversary (NYLJ)
  • June 10, 2011: City Bar Hosts Judges from China (NYLJ)
  • June 2011 NYSBA Journal: "Do the Right Thing: Networking, Mentoring, Business and Leadership Development for the Diverse Attorney."
  • June 7, 2011: AABANY and City Bar co-host reception for judges from China (various Chinese press)
  • May/June 2011 New York State Bar News: The Bar Around the Corner.
  • May 17, 2011 press conference at New York City Bar on gay marriage legislation (NYLJ)
  • May 12, 2011: NYCLA and AABANY celebrate diversity on the bench (Sing Tao Daily and the Brooklyn Eagle)
  • May 9, 2011: NYLJ front page article on Judge Serita's decision in People v. G.M.


Metro NY 12.13.11 In the December 13, 2011 edition of Metro New York, AABANY Director and criminal defense attorney Vinoo Varghese was quoted in connection with the front page article on the shooting of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski.  Varghese spoke about the difficulty of extradition as a possible cause for North Carolina not willing to pick up alleged shooter Lamont Pride on outstanding warrants.
The December 7, 2011 edition of Sing Tao Daily included a story about Karen Wu, Co-Chair of AABANY's Pro Bono and Community Service Committee, being recognized as New York State Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer of 2012. Karen Wu
Yim & Chuang Jane Chuang, AABANY IP Committee Co-Chair, and her partner Michael Yim (also an AABANY member) were mentioned in a Nov. 23 New York Times article about young lawyers taking the path of starting their own law firms rather than taking the traditional law firm route.

On October 12, Kin Ng, former AABANY Prosecutors' Committee Co-Chair, spoke as part of a NYCLA panel on multi-lingual lawyering. The New York Law Journal published  photo and article about it on October 17. Click on the image to read more.


NYCLA Multi-lingual lawyering forum October 12, 2011
A Judge’s Education, a Sentence at a Time

On October 7, 2011, the New York Times published an article about Judge Denny Chin's sentencing decisions.

There’s no doubt that all of these cases shaped me,” Judge Chin said, “and shaped the way I think, and the way I respond to things.

The September 8, 2011, edition of Epoch Times reported on the public hearing held in Queens on Sept. 7 by LATFOR, the state re-districting commission, noting the presence of many Asian American community groups, including AABANY as a member of ACCORD, at the hearing.  Click on the image (r.) to read the article in Chinese.  Translated article appears here as a PDF file.  (Thanks to Wei-Fang (Frank) Luo for the translation.)  Coverage of the hearing also appeared on NY1 (follow this link on our blog). Epoch Times Sept 8, 2011 Redistricting Hearing at Queens Borough Hall
The August 25, 2011 edition of the Daily News, in its Queens edition, ran several stories about the census count in that borough, and among the stories was one entitled “Standing Up to be Counted,” reporting on the efforts of ACCORD (Asian American Community Coalition for Redistricting and Democracy) to call for a more transparent process. AABANY is one of the original members of this coalition. You can also read the article online here or by clicking the photo. Daily News article on ACCORD, Aug. 25, 2011
Federal Lawyer August 2011 Hon. Denny Chin profile The Federal Lawyer, a publication of the Federal Bar Association, published a profile of Hon. Denny Chin written by past AABANY President Vincent Chang in the August 2011 issue.  Click on the image to read the profile.

On July 27, AABANY, together with nine other APA groups, took part in a press conference held at MinKwon Center in Flushing, Queens, to announce the formation of ACCORD, the Asian American Community Coalition for Re-districting and Democracy.  Coverage in the Asian press included: World Journal, Sing Tao, Epoch Times, Korea Times, Korea Daily, New York Ilbo.

AABANY Joins ACCORD July 27, 2011

Asian Bar Celebrates Anniversary The Prosecutors' Committee's three-year anniversary took place on June 30 at NYCLA and coverage of it appeared in The New York Law Journal on July 5.  Hon. Randall Eng, John Flock and Hugh Mo were honored as trailblazers in the prosecutors' offices.  Read more at the aabany.ED blog
Congratulations to former AABANY President, the Hon. Denny Chin for appearing in the New York Times, front page, June 29, 2011: Madoff Judge Recalls Rationale for Imposing 150-Year Sentence.  The article described Judge Denny Chin's thought process as he weighed the sentence for Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernard Madoff. New York Times June 28, 2011 Judge Chin Recounts Madoff Sentencing

China Judges at City Bar June 2011

From the New York Law Journal, June 10, 2011:

The New York City Bar hosted a reception on Tuesday for a delegation of some 46 judges from China who are taking part in a four-week program at Columbia Law School to gain understanding of the U.S. legal system.

Full text at this link.

 World Journal June 8, 2011 Chinese Judges Reception at NY City Bar

On June 7, AABANY and the New York City Bar Committee on Foreign and Comparative Law co-sponsored a reception in June at New York City Bar for more than 40 Chinese judges and scholars.  The event received coverage in the Chinese press, including:

At the NYSBA Annual Meeting held in New York City in January, NYSBA's Committee on Diversity presented a program called "Do the Right Thing," covering best practices for diverse attorneys in networking, mentoring and developing as a professional and leader.  James Chou, AABANY's Immediate Past President, was among the panelists.  The June 2011 NYSBA Journal ran a slightly edited transcript from the event.  Click on the image (right) to read the article.

 Do the Right Thing, NYSBA Journal June 2011

In the May/June issue of the New York State Bar News, AABANY was profiled as "The Bar Around the Corner."  Click on the image (right) to read the profile.

 NY State Bar News Bar Around the Corner AABANY
Citry Bar Conference on Gay Marriage May 17, 2011 On May 17, AABANY was among 18 bar groups that attended a press conference at the New York City Bar in support of gay marriage legislation.  Click on the image (left) to read the article and to view a video from the press conference.
AABANY NYCLA celebrate diversity on the bench May 12, 2011 On May 12, AABANY and NYCLA celebrated diversity on the bench during APA Heritage Month, with the APA judges as special invited guests.  Click on the image (left) to see the article in Sing Tao Daily.  The event was also covered by the Brooklyn Eagle.

On May 9, the New York Law Journal published a front-page article about Judge Toko Serita's decision in People v. G.M. to vacate a prostitution conviction under a new criminal procedure statute that permits such vacaturs for victims of sex trafficking.  Click on the image (right) to read the article and decision.

Judge Serita Decision Vacating Prostitution Charges Under Anti-Trafficking Law