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AABANY is proud to say that we are New York City's largest and most active minority bar association. Due to the tireless efforts of our many Committees, AABANY is able to engage the APA legal community through our diverse and engaging programming, which includes premiere flagship events, educational panels and CLE programs, community outreach, and social and networking opportunities. Feel free to browse our Recent Photos or blog for a more comprehensive snapshot of what we've been up to. Our Weekly Announcements also chronicle the ongoing activities of AABANY under "Highlights." You can find the latest Weekly Announcements by clicking on "News" in our above navigation bar.

Annual and Quarterly Reports can be found under Organizational DocumentsAs always, photos can also be found on our Facebook page.

Below are just a few highlights of what AABANY has been up to lately:

 AABANY 2017 Annual Dinner

This year was an exceptionally inspiring year for us, and we're glad that you were a part of the evening. We were proud to honor Attorney General for the State of New York Eric Schneiderman, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Gibson Brands Lee Cheng, and Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York Marilyn Go.

Thanks to all the sponsors of the evening, everyone who worked to make the dinner a success, especially President-Elect Dwight Yoo, and each and every person who made it out to our best dressed event of the night.

Check out the highlights here. Courtesy of AABANY First Man Rob Shin, we also have a video of President Susan Shin's speech.  See the photos on the AABANY Facebook page here.

AABANY Annual Meeting

On February 15, 2017, AABANY held its Annual Meeting at Arnold Porter & Kaye Scholer LLP, hosted by President Susan Shin who presided over the election of officers and directors. After she called the meeting to order and established quorum, she welcomed Treasurer Amy Ngai and Membership Director Tristan Loanzon to give their reports.

President Susan Shin and Executive Director Yang Chen presented the Year-End Report, which can be found here. By-laws changes were approved for the next year. Immediate Past President Will Wang and President-Elect Dwight Yoo tallied the votes.

As announced by Membership Director Tristan Loanzon, the winner of the Membership Challenge to sign up or renew members was the Litigation Committee.

The Committee of the Year was shared by the Government Service & Public Interest Committee and the Pro Bono & Community Service Committee, who have collaborated on several important projects this year, including the monthly pro bono walk-in clinic.

The title of AABANY MVP was awarded to Chris Kwok, for his tireless work as Issues Committee Co-Chair informing the Board on politically charged topics in a measured way during a politically tumultuous year.

Read the full We blog@AABANY post and see more photos here.

NYSBA Bar Leaders Awards

On Friday, January 27, on the final day of the
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Annual Meeting, AABANY was honored to receive the Bar Leaders Innovation Award from the NYSBA Committee of Bar Leaders of New York State. AABANY received this award for its seventh annual Fall Conference, held on September 24, 2016, at the New York office of Skadden Arps.

AABANY leaders, including President Susan Shin and President-elect Dwight Yoo, and members of the Fall Conference Planning Committee, including the Vice Presidents of Programs and Operations Marianne Chow and Naf Kwun, filled one and a half tables at the breakfast where the award was presented. Dwight accepted the award on behalf of AABANY and thanked NYSBA for the award and acknowledged all the hardworking members who came together to organize and plan our biggest and most successful Fall Conference to date.

For more pictures of the events, check out the post on We blog@AABANY.  For more information about the award, read the press release here.


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