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2007 Events

AABA Holiday Party Saturday, December 8, 2007 More Info 12:00 Noon

Please join us as we celebrate the end of another successful year for the AABA! Come mix and mingle with old friends, make new ones, and enjoy food, drink, and holiday fun. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the candidates for the upcoming 2008 AABA elections.

This event is free and open only to AABA members and their significant others and families. This season, the AABA is also participating in the Houston Young Lawyers Association's Adopt-an-Angel program, "adopting" a classroom of 14 third graders in Woodson Elementary School.

Additional details have been sent to members by e-mail. If you are a member and did not receive the evite, please contact Emily Kuo at etkuo@yahoo.com.
AABA 2008 Officer and Director Elections -- Deadline for Nominations Friday, November 30, 2007 More Info The AABA will soon be conducting elections for its 2008 Officers and 2008-2009 Elected Director. We encourage all qualified members to consider joining or continuing in the leadership of our organization. The following positions will be open and subject to vote by the AABA membership:

· President-Elect
· Vice President of Membership
· Vice President of Community Relations
· Vice President of Programs
· Vice President of Development
· Treasurer
· Secretary
· 2008-2009 Elected Director

Any current AABA attorney member in good standing may be nominated or nominate him/herself or another attorney member for one of the positions listed above, the one exception being that all nominees for President-Elect must have served at least one previous term as an Officer of the AABA.

Please submit nominations in writing to AABA President Emily Kuo by e-mail or fax by November 30, 2007. Election ballots will be sent to all AABA attorney members on Monday, December 3rd, and the voting period will last through Monday, December 10th. Feel free to contact Emily or AABA President-Elect Catherine Than with any questions regarding the election process or Officer duties or responsibilities.

Thank you for your continuing support of the AABA!
NAPABA Convention in Las Vegas -- AABA Reception Celebrating Affiliate of the Year Award! Saturday, November 17, 2007 More Info 4:00 p.m.

Addison's Lounge
J.W. Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
at Summerlin

Generously sponsored by:

Andrews Kurth LLP
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
Waste Management

All friends of the AABA of Houston are welcome to attend!

The Asian American Bar Association of Houston has been selected, out of a highly competitive slate of candidate organizations, as the first ever NAPABA Affiliate of the Year! This prestigious inaugural award will be presented to the AABA on November 16th at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Annual Convention in Las Vegas. We are thrilled to receive this honor and encourage all AABA members and friends to attend the Convention to witness the award presentation.

Come join us also on Saturday, November 17th, for a Houston reception at the Convention -- we hope to see you there!
Runaway Jury: Practice Tips on Picking the Right Jury for Your Client Wednesday, November 14, 2007 More Info Please join the AABA for our Fall 2007 CLE event!

7:30 a.m. - Registration and Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Program and Q&A Session

Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. Courtroom
First City Tower
1001 Fannin Street, 24th Floor

Featured Speakers:

Stephen Boutros
Stephen Boutros, Ltd.

Hon. John Coselli
125th Civil District Court

David Warden
Yetter & Warden, LLP

Alison Wong
Senior Research Associate, DecisionQuest

** Approved for 1.0 hour MCLE credit **
Breakfast will be provided
Cost: FREE for AABA members; $20 for non-members

Thanks to Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. for its generous support of this breakfast program!

RSVP on-line or with Lynn Chuang Kramer at lkramer@munsch.com.
AABA Third Annual Corporate Counsel Dinner Thursday, November 8, 2007 More Info 6:30 p.m.

MORTON’S STEAKHOUSE
1001 McKinney Street

All In-House Counsel will be hosted by the AABA

Outside Counsel Cost (must be members of the AABA):
$110 per person through October 26th
$125 per person afterwards

Space is limited, so rsvp on-line today
or with Jason Luong at jluong@skv.com or 713.221.2306

graciously underwritten by
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Law Students v. Attorneys Bowling Night Thursday, November 1, 2007 More Info 7:30 p.m.

Dave & Buster's (formerly Jillian’s)
in the Marq*E Entertainment Center
7620 Katy Freeway

Space is limited to a set number of law students and attorneys!

RSVP with Eunice Song at esong@gardere.com or 713.276.5079
AABA Halloween Costume Party Friday, October 26, 2007 More Info 8:00 p.m.

Home of Emily Kuo
2417 McClendon Street
(near the Rice Village / Medical Center)

families welcome
prizes for best costumes awarded
refreshments provided

free for AABA members and families
$10 for non-members

rsvp on-line or
with Emily at etkuo@yahoo.com or 713.745.9692
Thomas Tang Moot Court Southwest Regional Competition Saturday, October 20, 2007 More Info Houston has volunteered to be this year’s host city for the Southwest Regional of the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition, which will be held at South Texas College of Law on October 19th and 20th. Teams from regional law schools will converge this weekend to argue federal jurisprudence, and top law students will advance to the National Competition in Las Vegas, NV.

We are looking for brief and oral argument judges for the regional tournament. Briefs will be available for grading approximately two weeks prior to the tournament. Each judge will grade no more than five briefs. Oral argument judges are needed for rounds on Friday, October 19th from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.; and on Saturday, October 20th from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., and 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

If you are interested, please contact Joseph Tung at jtung@sugar-land.oilfield.slb.com or at 281.285.7026, or e-mail ttmootcourt@gmail.com.
AABA Law Day Saturday, October 13, 2007 More Info The Asian American Bar Association of Houston (AABA)
and Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program (HVLP)
invite all community members to attend

2007 AABA & HVLP LAW DAY

Local Vietnamese-American and Chinese-American lawyers will be teaching classes and answering questions on:

Immigration Law
Small Business Law
Family Law
Estate Planning

ALL CLASSES WILL BE TAUGHT IN VIETNAMESE OR MANDARIN CHINESE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2007
8:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Vietnamese classes)
12:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Chinese classes)

METROBANK COMMUNITY CENTER
Dynasty Plaza
9600 Bellaire Boulevard, Suite 201

Attendance is free, and
breakfast and lunch will be provided!

For more information, please contact Warren Huang at whuang@fulbright.com or 713.651.3633. Vietnamese- and Mandarin-speaking volunteers are still needed (you do not need to be a lawyer) to man the sign-in desk and hand out program materials; help pick up morning and lunch refreshments from nearby restaurants; and to help clean up following each language session. Assistance is also needed on Friday evening, October 12th, to set up the venue for the program.
AABA 2007 Gala & Silent Auction Friday, September 14, 2007 More Info InterContinental Houston Hotel
2222 West Loop South

6:30 - Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
7:30 - Dinner and Program

Keynote Speaker:
Tommy M. Shi, Esq.
Corporate Development and Transformation Officer, Mercedes-Benz USA

AABA Impact Award Recipient:
The Honorable Hannah Chow
Former Judge, Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 5

Please join us for this wonderful evening as we showcase the AABA to over 450 guests and community leaders from the Greater Houston area and around the country. Incredible items will be available for Silent Auction, including Limited Partner Suite tickets to a Houston Texans game; airline vouchers to anywhere Southwest Airlines flies; and a Mercedes-Benz genuine Pedal Car from Berchet. The Gala will also feature cultural entertainment by renowned Japanese performing taiko group Kaminari Taiko, and an extravagant chocolate buffet to accompany the cocktail reception. All proceeds from the Silent Auction and a large part of the proceeds from the Gala will benefit the endowment of the AABA's charitable and educational affiliate, the Asian American Bar Foundation.

For more information on underwriting and sponsorship opportunities, tickets, or anything else Gala-related, please contact us at aaba.gala@gmail.com or 713.226.6685.
Ann-Hwa Kao Memorial Scholarship ~ Deadline to Apply Friday, August 17, 2007 More Info The Asian American Bar Association and its sister charitable affiliate, the Asian American Bar Foundation, are pleased and privileged to present a $2,000 scholarship award to a deserving law student at the AABA's annual Gala & Silent Auction on September 14th. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is August 17th. For questions or a copy of the application guidelines, please contact AABF Chair Patricia Lin at patricialin@chevron.com. The application guidelines may also be found in the AABA's August 2007 Newsletter (which may be accessed under the Newsletters link on this website).
AABA End of Summer Family Bar-B-Q Sunday, August 12, 2007 More Info Please join us for the AABA's End of Summer Bar-B-Q at the home of Antje and Harry Gee, Jr., located at 306 Lodge Hollow Court (near the Houstonian Hotel). Lunch will be catered by James Coney Island!

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

FREE for AABA members, significant others, and families
$10 for all other non-member adults

RSVP on-line or with Audrey Chang at achang@gardere.com or 713.276.5711.

Please register today, as we will need to provide the names of attendees to the Gees' security guard. Thanks for your cooperation, and we look forward to seeing you!
Can We Talk? Ethical Considerations for In-House Lawyers Regarding Conflicts of Interest and the Attorney-Client Privilege Friday, August 10, 2007 More Info (rescheduled from June 2007)

11:30 a.m. – Registration and Lunch
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. – Program and Q&A Session

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
1000 Louisiana, Suite 3400

Featured Speakers:

David Gerger
David Gerger & Associates

Gil Melman
The Phillips & Reiter Law Firm, PLLC
Former counsel with Enron Corp.

Jason Luong (Moderator)
Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, L.L.P.

Hear from one of the nation’s best white collar criminal defense lawyers and the former lead attorney for Enron Corp.’s private equities group, as they discuss managing potential conflicts that may arise between a corporation and its employees in civil litigation and criminal investigations.

** Approved for 1.0 hour MCLE ETHICS credit **
Lunch will be provided
Cost: FREE for AABA members; $25 for non-members

RSVP on-line or with Lynn Chuang Kramer at lkramer@munsch.com.

Lunch program generously sponsored by
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
AABA Mentorship Program and Summer Clerk Reception Tuesday, July 31, 2007 More Info 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Firkin & Phoenix Pub
1915 Westheimer
(between Shepherd & Dunlavy)

FREE ADMISSION

Mentors, reconnect with your mentees!

Summer clerks and law students, come see what the AABA is all about!

All AABA attorneys, law students, mentors, and mentees are welcome.

One complimentary drink ticket and happy hour appetizers will be provided.

RSVP on-line or with Jane Nguyen Vuong at
jnv@njclaw.com or 713.780.4982.
AABA Night at the Ballpark Friday, July 27, 2007 More Info 7:05 p.m.
Minute Maid Park

Join the AABA as we watch our home team Astros take on the San Diego Padres in Minute Maid Park. We will be close to the action in the field boxes near first base. As part of "Christmas in July," the Astros will be giving away free Astros-logo Santa hats. The game will also be followed by a Friday night fireworks show.

Kids and families are welcome!

AABA discounted group tickets are $35 each and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

RSVP TODAY on-line or with Anderson Lee at
anderlee2@yahoo.com or 281.660.4381

PLAY BALL!
United States Citizenship Workshop Saturday, June 23, 2007 More Info On Saturday, June 23, 2007, AABA members Chia-Ching Cheng, Jennifer Haluptzok, Warren Huang, Simon Nguyen, Quy Phung, Michael Roebuck, and Lisa Tran volunteered at the United States Citizenship Workshop held at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Members helped permanent residents complete applications for naturalization and answered questions about the naturalization process. All told, over 800 permanent residents received assistance at the workshop. Special thanks to these members for their hard work and commitment to this worthy cause.
Asian Professional Organizations Mixer Thursday, June 14, 2007 More Info The Asian American Bar Association joined with Hope Initiative, Houston Asian Jaycees, the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), and Yellow Magazine to host a professional mixer in Momentum BMW’s spacious showroom. Over 100 guests enjoyed complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided by G.H. Mumm Champagne, Martell Cognac, and Tiger Beer. Yellow Magazine celebrated its recent Wedding Issue with a bridal show featuring fashions from Misora Bridal and models supplied by Hope Initiative. Flower Art from the Heart contributed floral arrangements, and La Victoria Bakery showcased an elegant traditional wedding cake and a delicious chocolate “BMW”-themed groom’s cake. In addition, five lucky individuals won fantastic door prizes – free weekend BMW rentals and tickets to performances of the Yamato Drummers – donated by Momentum BMW and Society for the Performing Arts. Many thanks to Yellow Magazine and publisher Viet Hoang for organizing such a fun and fabulous event!
APIS 11th Annual Retreat Saturday, May 19, 2007 More Info On Saturday, May 19, 2007, the Asian Pacific Interest Section (APIS) of the State Bar of Texas met in Dallas, Texas for its 11th Annual Retreat, entitled "Policy, Progress, and Empowerment." After an informal networking lunch at Grand Lux Cafe, APIS members, sponsors, and guests convened at the Westin Galleria Hotel for a CLE panel on privacy and security for corporate clients; a debate on policy and constitutional issues related to birthright citizenship; an interactive question-and-answer session on ethical challenges facing lawyers; and a keynote address by Karen K. Narasaki, President and Executive Director of the Asian American Justice Center in Washington, D.C. APIS also presented the 2007 Justice David Wellington Chew Award to Kathleen Wu, a real estate and finance partner in the Dallas office of Andrews Kurth LLP.

Following the speaking programs, APIS held a wine tasting and corporate counsel reception at the Highland Park home of SMU Dedman School of Law Professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen, featuring Professor Nguyen’s outstanding and extensive collection of art and sculptures by Vietnamese artists.

AABA members in attendance at the APIS Retreat included Mark Gilbreth, Natasha Jabbar (who also moderated the birthright citizenship debate), Emily Kuo, and Mark Lee.
Training for Wills Clinic #2 (Webinar) Monday, May 7, 2007 More Info The AABA will be hosting a webinar training session for volunteers for the 2009 AABA/HVLP/VN Teamwork Wills Clinic. Volunteers will be instructed on how to prepare simple wills, living wills, and powers of attorney. For your convenience, the webinars will be held on different dates.

The webinar on Thursday, May 7th, will be held from 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm. To register, please go to the following link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/204044449.
Training for Wills Clinic #2 (Webinar) Monday, May 7, 2007 More Info The AABA will be hosting a webinar training session for volunteers for the 2009 AABA/HVLP/VN Teamwork Wills Clinic. Volunteers will be instructed on how to prepare simple wills, living wills, and powers of attorney. For your convenience, the webinars will be held on different dates.

The webinar on Thursday, May 7th, will be held from 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm. To register, please go to the following link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/204044449.
Dim Sum with the Judiciary, benefiting the Asian American Bar Foundation Sunday, May 6, 2007 More Info On Sunday, May 6, 2007, the Asian American Bar Association and its sister affiliate, the Asian American Bar Foundation, hosted an afternoon of dim sum in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and our local judiciary. Approximately 60 AABA members, friends, and judges were present to enjoy a 17-course dim sum menu at Fung’s Kitchen in southwest Houston. Patricia Lin, Chair of the AABF Board of Trustees, also enlightened the audience with an entertaining slide show on dim sum origins, traditions, and recipes.

All proceeds from this inaugural event benefit the charitable endeavors of the AABF. Many thanks to our Chrysanthemum Sponsors Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.; Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP; Jason Luong and Smyser Kaplan & Veselka L.L.P.; and Vinson & Elkins LLP. Jasmine Sponsors were Bracewell & Giuliani LLP and Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP. Special thanks to Catherine Than and the AABF Board of Trustees for organizing this incredibly successful and festive affair, and thanks also to the 16 judges who attended!
HISD Asian Career Day Saturday, April 28, 2007 More Info On April 28, 2007, AABA volunteers spoke at the Houston Independent School District’s Asian Career Day, joining other Asian professionals from diverse backgrounds to educate HISD students on their professions and the importance of education in reaching one’s professional goals. AABA members Steve Bae, Warren Huang, Jason Luong, Quy Phung, Tom Tong, Russell Wong, and Steven Wu participated in a law panel hosted by the AABA, offering students insights into the legal profession and their own legal careers.
Multi-Bar Attorney Mixer & Wine Tasting Wednesday, April 25, 2007 More Info On Wednesday, April 25th, the AABA and friends from the Houston Lawyers Association, Hispanic Bar Association, and the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston gathered at The Corkscrew for a multi-bar mixer and wine tasting event hosted by Merrill Lynch. The evening kicked off with mixing and mingling over complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a selection of wines provided by The Corkscrew, followed by brief presentations on a variety of financial and retirement planning topics given by Mark Menard of Merrill Lynch, Ryan Muller of AXA Distributors, and James Rankin of Transamerica Capital. Door prize drawings were also held for winners of four exquisite lever corkscrews and a special choice bottle of wine.

Special thanks to our speakers and sponsors for the event, and thanks also to all who attended and to Nancy Nguyen and AABA Social Committee Chairs Audrey Chang and Anderson Lee for their assistance in organizing this event.
Hurricane Rita Legal Clinic in Port Arthur, Texas Saturday, April 21, 2007 More Info On April 21, 2007, AABA members Michael Cao, Daniel David Hu, Warren Huang, and Simon Nguyen volunteered at a legal clinic in Port Arthur, Texas, held for Vietnamese-American survivors of Hurricane Rita.
In September of 2005, Hurricane Rita left over 6,000 Asian Americans in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area without homes, food, electricity, or employment. Almost 4,000 of these were of Vietnamese ancestry. Based on the 2000 census, 2,100 Vietnamese-Americans in the area live below the poverty level, and approximately 1,700 have limited English proficiency. To address this dire need, Houston’s Asian American Legal Center, OCA-Greater Houston, and Boat People SOS organized the one day clinic to offer free legal services to over 40 individuals in a wide area of fields, including FEMA-related issues, immigration law, and estate planning. Public assistance was provided all day with the help of Vietnamese translators from the Beaumont and Galveston offices of Lone Star Legal Aid (the fourth largest legal aid program in the United States), Boat People SOS, and the AABA. The AABA is proud to participate in these efforts to support this historically underserved community in Port Arthur.
Texas Minority Attorney Program Friday, April 20, 2007 More Info 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP
600 Travis Street, 25th Floor

Register on-line at www.texasbarcle.com or by phone at 800.204.2222 ext. 1574

The Texas Minority Attorney Program (TMAP), co-sponsored by the AABA, is a one-day CLE seminar and networking event geared specifically towards minority and women solo and small firm practitioners. The program is approved for 6.5 hours of MCLE credit, including 2.75 hours of ethics. Early registration ends on April 6th.
AABA Career Night 2007: Making the Most of your Summer Legal Experience Thursday, April 19, 2007 More Info On Thursday evening, April 19th, the AABA presented its second annual Career Night for law students at the South Texas College of Law. A Welcome Reception catered by City View Cafe was hosted by the Asian Pacific Interest Section of the State Bar of Texas, followed by a panel discussion on “Making the Most of Your Summer Legal Experience.” Our expert panelists from private law firm, corporate, and government practices discussed their summer clerkship programs and application procedures and provided advice on relevant topics such as supervisor and company expectations, common myths and mistakes, how to ask for interesting work and avoid tedious projects, and appropriate behavior at professional and social events. From U.S. Attorney’s Office Deputy Chief Daniel David Hu, we also learned to “never wear khaki to federal prison.”

After the panel discussion, the audience separated for breakout sessions entitled “Perspectives from the Trenches,” where law students were given opportunities to speak one-on-one with current practicing attorneys about different areas of the law, such as litigation, corporate, IP, employment, immigration, government, and public interest law. The newly published 2007 AABA Resume Books were also distributed to all attorney and law firm attendees.

Thanks to all of the law students who attended this event and to APALSA President David Brogden and the South Texas College of Law for their invaluable assistance in coordinating facility logistics. Special thanks also to the impressive speakers who gave generously of their time and advice in support of our law student members: John Anaipakos, Hiring Partner at Baker Botts L.L.P.; Patty Harris, Director of Attorney Employment and Development at Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.; Daniel David Hu; and Jennifer Phan of Shell Oil Company. The AABA also wishes to express its tremendous gratitude to its Mentorship and Law School Relations Committee Chairs, Tan Pham (who also moderated the panel discussion), Eunice Song, and Jane Nguyen Vuong, who all worked tirelessly to ensure the remarkable success of the evening.
Living the Dream: Perspectives on Practicing Solo or Opening Your Own Small Firm Thursday, March 29, 2007 More Info On March 29th, the AABA presented a law practice CLE program designed specifically for those considering opening a small firm or going solo. The roundtable panel discussion featured moderator Naomi Bang of Quan, Burdette & Perez, P.C. and speakers Trang Tran of Tran Law Firm, P.C.; Keith Morris of The Morris Law Office; consumer rights advocate Jim McMillen; and Tom Tong of Tong & Sung, P.C. The panel supplied valuable insights on a variety of matters relevant to solo practitioners, including office technology, personnel management, partnership benefits and disadvantages, development of legal specialties, marketing and generating clients, and personal qualities necessary for practicing solo. An informal question-and-answer format encouraged and generated substantial audience participation also.

Thanks to David Brogden and the South Texas College of Law for arranging and providing space for the event, and to our speakers for providing their wisdom and perspectives on solo and small firm practice.
Ballroom Basics for Social Situations Sunday, March 25, 2007 More Info On Sunday afternoon, March 25th, Quan Vu, AABA’s Chair of the Board of Directors, and his partner Olga Curd led a packed dance floor at the Rice University Student Center to educate AABA members and guests in the basics of ballroom dancing. In just under three hours, attendees learned the fundamentals of foxtrot, swing, and tango. Great fun was had by all (perhaps unexpectedly so, in the case of some of our initially wary male participants), who managed to get in a full weekend’s workout as well. At the end of the class, the AABA was treated to an awesome and inspiring dance performance by the instructors, who brilliantly executed a fiery and dramatic tango, a lighthearted American foxtrot, and an elegant international foxtrot.

Many thanks to AABA Social Committee Co-Chair Audrey Chang, AABA member Y. Ping Sun, and Rice Asian Pacific Americans for Social Action (APASA) for their wonderful assistance in organizing this event. The AABA also extends its special gratitude and appreciation to Olga Curd and to its very own tireless Director Quan Vu for contributing their time and talents to teach the class.
Tax and Financial Planning Seminar for Attorneys and Professionals Thursday, March 22, 2007 More Info On Thursday evening, March 22nd, the AABA and MetLife Financial Services presented a tax and financial planning seminar at the Houstonian Hotel for AABA members and guests. Hosted by Amit Jain of MetLife, the program featured presentations on the benefits of international investing; tax advantages of qualified plans; and strategies for achieving financial freedom. AABA guests enjoyed complimentary hors d’oeuvres while learning more about these timely topics.

Thanks to Amit Jain and Anay Srivastava of MetLife, Danielle Cordova of ING Investments, and Russ Hooker of Nova Pensions for speaking at this valuable and informative event.
Developing Your Practice and Managing Your Legal Career Thursday, March 1, 2007 More Info On March 1st, the AABA presented its inaugural CLE program for 2007, entitled "Developing Your Legal Practice and Managing Your Legal Career." The midday event was hosted and sponsored by Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, who generously provided facilities and lunch for all attendees.

AABA Directors and featured speakers Alex C. Chae, partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, and John S. Tsai, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel – Corporate & Securities of Waste Management, Inc., imparted their views on the successful practice of law. AABA member Michelle Hoogendam Cash of Pemberton Legal Search moderated the panel. Many thanks to Michelle and to AABA Vice President of Programs Lynn Chuang Kramer for arranging such an interesting and informative seminar.
AABA Mentorship Program Kick-Off Reception Wednesday, February 28, 2007 More Info On February 28, 2007, the Mentorship and Law School Relations Committee kicked off the AABA’s 2007 Mentorship Program at Tropioca Tea & Coffee Bar in Midtown. Now in its third year, the Mentorship Program matches law students and young attorneys with more experienced attorneys to provide professional wisdom and guidance. Mentor and Mentee pairs met and connected at Tropioca while enjoying bubble tea, Vietnamese sandwiches, Chinese buns, and other snacks. Thanks to Committee Chairs Jane Nguyen Vuong, Tan Pham, and Eunice Song for all of their hard work in organizing the Program and the kick-off event.
AABA Lunar New Year Celebration Friday, February 23, 2007 More Info On February 23, 2007, over 50 members and friends of the AABA rang in the Lunar New Year (Year 4705) in observance of the Year of the Boar. The celebration was held at Tay Do Restaurant in Chinatown and featured a sumptuous eight-course banquet meal, New Year-themed door prizes, and treats for the kids. Thanks to AABA Directors Judge Jay Karahan, Hoang Quan Vu, Theresa Chang, and former Director Joseph Yao for assisting with the door prize drawings, and special thanks to AABA President-Elect Catherine Than for organizing this fun and festive event.
AABA Night at the Symphony with Yo-Yo Ma Thursday, January 18, 2007 More Info On January 18, 2007, the AABA held its Night at the Symphony event with a Pre-Concert Happy Hour at Bistro Lancaster, followed by a performance by Yo-Yo Ma at Jones Hall.
AABA Annual Meeting and Installation Banquet Thursday, January 11, 2007 More Info On January 11, 2007, the AABA held its 2007 Installation Banquet at the beautiful Café Le Jadeite to welcome the incoming Officers, Directors, and Committee Chairs for 2007. The AABA would like to thank the Honorable Wanda McKee Fowler, Justice of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals (and an AABA member), for presiding over the installation ceremony.