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2017 Events

Volunteering at the Houston Food Bank Saturday, October 7, 2017 More Info Please join the AABA in volunteering with the Houston Food Bank. This is a family event so please feel free to sign up with your family members and significant others.

When: 8 AM – noon

Where: Houston Food Bank, 535 Portwall St, Houston, TX, 77029

Register: Volunteer spots are limited to 20. Reserve your spot by emailing Nickie Tran at ntran@porterhedges.com ASAP!
2017 AABA Annual Gala & Silent Auction Friday, September 15, 2017 More Info The AABA invites you to our annual fundraising gala and silent auction!

WHERE:
Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria
2222 West Loop South
Houston, Texas 77027
(Black-tie optional)

WHEN:
6:30 pm - Reception and Silent Auction
7:30 pm - Program and Dinner

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Frank H. Wu
Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings

REGISTER:
Ticket Purchase Deadline: September 1, 2017
To purchase tickets online, visit
http://www.pingg.com/rsvp/fyzz8vcr6fs7tpj3e

QUESTIONS:
For questions on sponsorship, advertisements, and ticketing, contact: aaba.gala@gmail.com.
2017 AABF Grants and Scholarship Applications - Deadline August 18, 2017 Friday, August 18, 2017 More Info The Asian American Bar Foundation of Houston has posted the applications for its 2017 grants and scholarships.

Applications can be accessed on the AABF's website at http://www.aabfhouston.org/opportunities.php.

Grant and scholarship recipients will be honored at the AABA Gala on Friday, September 15, 2017.

The following grants and scholarships are open for application:

2 Community Organization Grants (up to $5,000 each, for a total of $10,000). This is targeted to 501)(c)(3) organizations whose purpose is consistent with the AABF purpose. (deadline of August 18, 2017)

1-3 APALSA Grants (up to $1,000 each, for a total of $1,000-3,000). These grants are specifically targeted to the APALSAs of UH, South Texas and Thurgood Marshall to the extent they apply and have need. (deadline of August 31, 2017)

Pro Bono Scholarship Fall 2017 (for $4,000). The AABF seeks to award one scholarship to an individual who will further their legal education and training while primarily being exposed to the pro bono programs and legal practice at Houston Volunteer Lawyers which generally educate and serve Asian American lawyers in communities in the greater Houston and surrounding areas. The deadline for applications is August 18, 2017.

Herbert W. Gee Memorial Scholarship (for $3,000). In light of the passing of Judge Herbert Gee (who was a founding member of the AABA and a past president), we honor his memory by awarding a scholarship in his name. This is the seventh year of the Scholarship and is to pay for tuition and/or academic expenses. (deadline of August 18, 2017)
Solo/Small Firm CLE: Running Your Own Law Practice Wednesday, August 16, 2017 More Info Solo/Small Firm CLE: Running Your Own Law Practice

When:
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Where:
Tango & Malbec Restaurant
2800 Sage Road

Featured Panelists:
Trang Nguyen, Pham & Nguyen Law Group, P.C.
David Quan , The Law Office of David J. Quan
William Ramey, Ramey & Schwaller, LLP

Cost: Free

RSVP: Please RSVP using the link above.
Houston Volunteer Lawyers Pro Bono Saturday Clinic Saturday, August 5, 2017 More Info The AABA is staffing a pro bono Saturday clinic with Houston Volunteer Lawyers. At the clinic, each volunteer attorney will conduct approximately 4-5 intake interviews of clients seeking pro bono representation from Houston Volunteer Lawyers.

WHERE:
Houston Multi-Service Center
6400 High Star
Houston, TX 77074

WHEN:
Saturday, August 5, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

RSVP:
Please RSVP using the link above.
AABA Summer Happy Hour Thursday, July 20, 2017 More Info When:
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Where:
Peli Peli Houston Galleria
5085 Westheimer Road

Meet old friends and new ones at Houston's acclaimed South African restaurant and bar.

Cost:
Free for AABA members!

No RSVP necessary
AABA Wills Clinic Saturday, June 24, 2017 More Info The AABA, Houston Volunteer Lawyers (HVL) and VN Teamwork (VNTW) will be hosting a Wills Clinic on June 24, 2017, in which pro bono attorneys will prepare wills and associated legal documents for underprivileged members of the Houston Asian community.

Please note, all AABA members and other attorneys who wish to participate as attorney volunteers must register in advance and participate in the Wills Clinic Volunteer Training with Peter Bennett. Lunch will be provided during the training.

Attorney volunteers can RSVP for the Clinic and Training by e-mailing Nickie Tran (ntran@porterhedges.com) before Friday, April 21. Attorneys (who cannot attend training) and law students may also volunteer as translators (Vietnamese), witnesses or notaries.

WHERE:
VN Teamwork
11210 Bellaire Blvd, #118
Houston, Texas 77072

TIME:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
AABA Dinner Social at Kitchen 713 Thursday, June 15, 2017 More Info Join the AABA in a night out featuring delicious food and drinks at the award-winning Kitchen 713.

WHERE:
Kitchen 713
4601 Washington Avenue, #130
Houston, Texas 77007

WHEN:
Thursday, June 15, 2017
6:30 - 7:30 PM drinks
7:30 - 9:00 PM dinner

COST:
If paid before June 13th: $15 for AABA members, $25 for non-member guests.

At the door: $20 for AABA members, $30 for non-member guests.

Your paid registration includes a two-course dinner, dessert, and one drink ticket.

REGISTRATION:
RSVP by June 13th using the link above. Payment can be made in advance using the PayPal button below. Payment can also be made at the event by cash or credit card.






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Solo and Small Firm Networking Reception Wednesday, May 17, 2017 More Info Meet and mingle with AABA’s solo and small firm attorneys. All practitioners are welcome to attend. Food and drink will be provided.

WHERE:
Ritual
602 Studewood
Houston, TX 77007

WHEN:
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
6:00-8:00 PM

COST:
Free for solo and small firm attorneys and AABA members

REGISTRATION:
Please RSVP using the link above.
Volunteer Attorney Training for AABA Wills Clinic Thursday, April 27, 2017 More Info AABA, Houston Volunteer Lawyers (HVL) and VN Teamwork (VNTW) will be hosting a Wills Clinic on June 24, 2017, in which pro bono attorneys will prepare wills and associated legal documents for underprivileged members of the Houston Asian community. All AABA members and other attorneys who wish to participate as attorney volunteers must register in advance and participate in the Wills Clinic Volunteer Training with Peter Bennett. Lunch will be provided during the training.

WHERE:
Porter Hedges LLP
1000 Main St. Suite 3600
Houston TX 77002

WHEN:
Thursday, April 27
11:45 am – 1:00 pm

COST:
Free

CLE CREDIT:
CLE Accreditation Pending

Attorney volunteers can RSVP for the Clinic and Training by e-mailing Nickie Tran (ntran@porterhedges.com) before Friday, April 21. Attorneys (who cannot attend training) and law students may also volunteer as translators (Vietnamese), witnesses or notaries.
Luncheon & Panel Discussion - Nonprofit and Public Sector Boards: A Call to Action Thursday, April 20, 2017 More Info Luncheon & Panel Discussion - Nonprofit and Public Sector Boards: A Call to Action

The AABA and AABF present:

FEATURED PANELISTS:
Danielle Bartz, Director, Boards and Commissions Mayor's Office
Becky Jasso, Director, United Way of Greater Houston
Claudia Gee Vassar, Claudia Gee Vassar Consulting

MODERATOR:
Mark Lee

Our panelists will discuss:
• How attorneys can be helpful to the management of nonprofit and other organizations
• How Asian-Americans and other minority groups can become more involved in the community and in the City
• The effect of board involvement on your professional and personal growth
• and more!

CLE Accreditation Pending

WHERE:
United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77007

WHEN:
Thursday, April 20, 2017
11:30 AM Registration
12:00-1:00 PM Luncheon and Panel Discussion

COST:
FREE!

REGISTRATION:
Please RSVP using the link above.
AABA Spring Happy Hour Wednesday, March 29, 2017 More Info Come join the AABA as we host the Spring Happy Hour at Axelrad Beer Garden located at 1517 Alabama Street from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
HBA Law Day Poster Workshop at the Chinese Community Center Saturday, February 18, 2017 More Info Location:
9800 Town Park
Houston, TX, 77036

Time:
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Description:
Join Judge Theresa Chang and students from kindergarten through 8th grade as this year’s theme, 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy, is conveyed through artwork. We are looking for volunteers for this event, so if you are available and interested, please contact Nickie Tran at ntran@porterhedges.com
Lunar New Year Dim Sum Celebration Saturday, February 4, 2017 More Info Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with your fellow AABA members, families, and friends by enjoying some dim sum!

WHERE:
Fung’s Kitchen
7320 Southwest Fwy #115,
Houston, TX 77074

WHEN:
Saturday, February 4, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

COST:
$10 for AABA Members
$10 for AABA Members' significant others ($5 for children)
$20 for Non-Members

REGISTRATION:
Please RSVP using the link above.
Payment can be made in advance using the PayPal button below. Payment can also be made at event by cash or credit card.






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2017 Annual Members Meeting and Kickoff Dinner Thursday, January 26, 2017 More Info Come enjoy great food and drinks, meet other AABA members, learn more about the organization, and hear about the exciting slate of programs that we have planned for this year!

WHERE:
Ginger & Fork Restaurant
4705 Inker Street
Houston, TX 77007

WHEN:
Thursday, January 26, 2017
6:00 - 6:30 PM: Check in and reception
6:30 - 9:00 PM: Annual meeting and dinner

COST:
The Annual Members Meeting is free. The cost for Dinner is $15 for AABA Members, and $30 for Non-Members.

REGISTRATION:
Please RSVP using the link above, no later than Tuesday, January 24.
You may pay in advance using the PayPal button below. Payment can also be made at event by cash or credit card.

Renew your membership online at www.aabahouston.com today!
New member dues and membership renewals will also be accepted at the door.

We hope to see you there!






2017 Annual Members Meeting and Kickoff Dinner