Founded in 2006, the Austin Asian American Bar Association seeks to serve the mutual professional, social, mentoring, and community interests of Asian American lawyers and lawyers with interest in the Austin Asian American community.
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2013 Lunar New Year Dinner
Thursday, February 28
Doors open at 6:30pm
Dinner begins at 7:00pm
The first NAPABA Regional Conference in the Southwest Region will be co-hosted with the Asian Pacific Interest Section (APIS) of the Texas State Bar on April 5-6, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Highlights of the conference include a dinner on Saturday with a General Counsel panel composed of nationally prominent general counsels, a reenactment of the Yasui hearing, a continuing discussion about UT v. Fisher – the Supreme Court case concerning diversity and college admission policies – and several other CLEs. Click here to download registration material. Download sponsorship material here.
Congratulations to our member, Larry Tu, General Counsel of Dell, for being honored as a Trailblazer at the 2012 NAPABA Annual Convention in Washington, DC! The Trailblazer Award, which is NAPABA’s highest honor, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated vision, courage, and tenacity, and who have made substantial and lasting contributions to the Asian Pacific American (APA) legal profession, as well as the broader APA community.
AAABA had a great time at Hugo’s Restaurant y Tequila Bar on Thursday, October 11! Owner Chak Yarlagadda welcomed AAABA’s exciting start to our activity year. Mentor attorneys were matched up to their law student mentees, and students met with representative attorneys from various practice backgrounds – big firms, small/solos, government/non-profit, and in-house counsel. A big thank you to our panel speakers Beeral Amin (Amin Law Office), Chad Anson (Dell), Vasu Behara (DLA Piper), Anuj Dharia (Dell), Drew Harris (Office of the Attorney General), Christine Hoang (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts), Judge Ramey Ko (City of Austin Municipal Court), Arif Panju (Institute of Justice), and Gina Shishima (Fulbright & Jaworski)!
The 2012 TMCP held in early October was a huge success! The mission of the TMCP is to expand and increase the opportunities for minority and women attorneys to provide legal services for corporate and government clients, and to encourage corporations and government agencies seeking outside counsel to hire and retain minority and women lawyers. AAABA members spotted mingling in Houston at TMCP 2012 included Chad Anson (Dell), Adam Aseron (Giles, Sayers & Aseron), Wilson Chu (K&L Gates), Chris Koa (Dell), Al Li (Zimmer), Tini Nguyen (Locke Lord), Brian Prewitt (Jackson Walker), Catherine Le (Asian Pacific Interest Section), and many others! AAABA annual sponsors represented at TMCP included Fulbright & Jaworski, Locke Lord, Vinson & Elkins, Haynes & Boone, K&L Gates, Dell, and Baker Botts! AAABA event sponsors Isidore Yudell and Thompson Coe were also there to support TMCP.
Richard Jung, a senior partner at Jung Ko PLLC (formerly Jung Wakefield, a Bronze Sponsor of AAABA), has been selected by City of Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell and State Representative Eddie Rodriguez to serve on a citizen panel to bring more investment and jobs to Austin through the EB-5 immigration program. Read more at The Statesman.