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Press Releases 2020

NEW YORK – March 5, 2020 – On the heels of its success in Manhattan and Brooklyn, the Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is getting ready to expand its Pro Bono Legal Clinic to Queens. Read the full press release here

NEW YORK – February 21, 2020 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that it has been honored for the third time with the New York State Bar Association Bar Leaders Innovation Award for the Pro Bono Legal Advice and Referral Clinic. AABANY received its honor in the category of medium-sized bar associations (500-1,999 members). Read the full press release here.

NEW YORK – February 20, 2020 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) congratulates Grace Cho (University of Pennsylvania Law School, Class of 2022), Raymond Magsaysay (University of Pennsylvania Law School, Class of 2022) and Andrew Tran (Boston University School of Law, Class of 2022) as this year’s recipients of the Don H. Liu Scholarship, all of whom will be honored at AABANY’s Annual Dinner on February 26, 2020. Read the full press release here.

NEW YORK – January 27, 2020 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is pleased to announce that the Network of Bar Leaders will present the Honorable Harold Baer Jr. Award to the Honorable Denny Chin, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, on Monday, January 27, 2020, at the Southern District of New York. Judge Chin’s leadership in the legal community, his dedication to promoting diversity, and his impact as a trailblazer in the Asian American community and for serving as an exemplary role model and inspiration to generations of law students and lawyers make him a highly deserving recipient of this honor. Read the full press release here.


NEW YORK – January 17, 2020 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that Kenneth Chin will be presented with the New York State Bar Association’s Diversity Trailblazer Award at the John E. Higgins, Esq. Diversity Trailblazer Award Ceremony on Jan. 27, 2020. Ken is a Partner and the Banking and Finance Chair at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP and longstanding member of AABANY. The award recognizes Ken for his transformative work to promote and achieve diversity and inclusion at his firm and in New York's Asian American community.  Read the full press release here.