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2016 Events

2016 Holiday Party and Toy Drive Saturday, December 10, 2016 More Info The AABA and AABF invite their members, along with their immediate family members, to attend the annual Holiday Party and Toy Drive.

Date and Time:
Saturday, December 10th at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location:
The Grove (next to Discovery Green Park)
1611 Lamar St
Houston, Texas 77010

Cost:
The event will be free for all paid AABA members and their immediate family members.

Details:
We have partnered with Boat People SOS for the Toy Drive to benefit 125 children in need. Additional details regarding the Toy Drive will be forthcoming.

Lunch and special activities will be provided at the event.

Please RSVP using the link above.

We look forward to celebrating the holidays with everyone at the final event of the year!

AABA 12th Annual Corporate Counsel Dinner Wednesday, November 16, 2016 More Info Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Dana O’Brien
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
CenterPoint Energy

Date:
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Time:
Reception: 6:30 pm
Dinner and Program: 7:00 pm

Place:
Masraff's
1753 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

Tickets (In-House Counsel):
All in-house counsel will receive one complimentary ticket and can RSVP directly with Corporate Counsel Committee Co-Chair, Tom Nguyen, at Tom.Nguyen@pintailoil.com.

Tickets (AABA Members, Guests and Others):
$100 per ticket
Please purchase tickets using the PayPal button below. Your purchase through PayPal will be your RSVP for the event.

Please note, no tickets will be available for purchase at the door and space is limited.









Naturalization Clinic with Boat People SOS Saturday, November 12, 2016 More Info The AABA of Houston will be coordinating with Boat People SOS to assist with their upcoming Naturalization Clinic on the morning of Saturday, November 12th.

We are in need of 8-12 volunteers to help with this event.

Additional details about this Clinic will be posted here and sent out by email in the coming weeks.

If you would like to volunteer, please RSVP above.
AABA Men’s Retreat Saturday, October 22, 2016 More Info Join us for a fun-filled morning at the Memorial Shooting Center located at 1106-A Witte Rd., Houston, TX 77055.

Phil Lau of Locke Lord will be presenting a short CLE on “Oil & Gas Law for non-Oil & Gas Attorneys”.

In addition to shooting some practice rounds, a light breakfast and introductory gun safety course will also be provided as a part of this event.

When:
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
Time: 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Where:
Memorial Shooting Center
1106-A Witte Rd.
Houston, TX 77055

Cost:
Free for AABA Members

RSVP:
Please RSVP online at www.aabahouston.com.
AABA Women's Retreat Saturday, October 22, 2016 More Info Join us for a fun-filled morning at Top Golf located at I-10 and Highway 6.

We have reserved our own bays to get some practice rounds and breakfast will be served at the event.

Additionally, Debra Bruce of Lawyer-Coach LLC will present a CLE titled: “The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be: Ethical Survival for Lawyers” and participants will receive 1 hour CLE credit, including .25 Ethics Credit for the program.

When:
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Schedule:
9:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. CLE
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Golf

Where:
Top Golf Houston-Katy
1030 Memorial Brook Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77084.

Cost:
Free for AABA Members

RSVP:
Please RSVP online at www.aabahouston.com.
Fireside Chat with Hope Shimabuku Wednesday, August 24, 2016 More Info Please join us on Wednesday, August 24 for a Fireside Chat featuring special guest Hope Shimabuku, Director of the Texas Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office. Director Shimabuku will be engaging AABA members and guests in a discussion about her career, her current role, and developments in U.S. patent law. Before being appointed to her role at the USPTO, Director Shimabuku was Vice President and Corporate Counsel for Xerox Business Services, and she was also a past president of the Dallas Asian American Bar Association.

The event will be held at Sambuca Restaurant, 909 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77002, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Drinks and appetizers will be provided. RSVP online at www.aabahouston.com by Thursday, August 18.
AABA Mentor-Mentee Bowling Night Wednesday, August 3, 2016 More Info Come out to our AABA Mentor-Mentee Bowling Night!

When: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Where: Lucky Strike Lanes, 1201 San Jacinto Street, Suite 321, Houston, Texas 77002

Cost: Free for AABA Members

Please remember to RSVP for a fun night of bowling with food and soft drinks included.
Solo & Small Firm Networking Reception Thursday, July 21, 2016 More Info Date:
Thursday, July 21st

Time:
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Place:
Brio Tuscan Grille
Town and Country City Centre
12808 Queensbury Ln #100
Houston, TX 77024

Join us for a casual evening of networking activities including small group discussions and speed networking. Food and drinks will be provided, and all practitioners are welcome to attend. The Networking Reception will also be free of charge for all paid AABA members. Please rsvp in advance online at the link above.
AABA Family Day - July 16th at Colonial Park Saturday, July 16, 2016 More Info Please join us for AABA Family Day!

Date:
Saturday, July 16th

Time:
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location:
Colonial Park
4130 Byron Street
Houston, TX 77005

Cost:
Free for paid AABA members and their family members.

We have reserved the pavilion at Colonial Park and will be serving brisket, sausage and chicken from Fainmous BBQ for lunch.

Additionally, we will have games and relay races planned for everyone who attends, so please bring your families out to the event.

Please RSVP above and we look forward to seeing everyone there!
First Solo/Small Firm Event of the Year: Helpful Legal Tips for Small Business Wednesday, May 25, 2016 More Info Hosted by the Asian Chamber of Commerce & Asian American Bar Association of Houston

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: The HESS Club, 5430 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77056

Cost: Asian Chamber of Commerce Members $15, Guests $20, free for paid AABA members.

Please join us for a presentation by Joseph Tung of Tung Law Firm, PLLC and Aaron Woo of McCullough Sudan.

*Joseph will address some of the most common employment law issues encountered by small businesses, how to prevent them, and what to do when they occur.

*Aaron will cover when a contract is necessary, what the benefits are of drafting a contract, and what happens when you don’t have a contract in place.

*Both presenters will have time to address questions during and after their presentations.

ACC members and guests may register at www.asianchamber-hou.org.

This program is free for AABA members and space is limited, please RSVP by clicking the link above by May 18th, 2016.
Social Event: Dinner and Drinks at Izakaya Thursday, May 19, 2016 More Info *Please note the updated start time of 7:30 pm, see you there!*

The AABA will be having its first social event of the year at Izakaya on Thursday, May 19th.

Please make plans to come on out and join us for a good time and delicious food and drinks at this popular Japanese Gastropub located in Midtown.

AABA members will be treated to a customized set menu that includes many of Izakaya’s most popular dishes and drinks.

Location: 318 Gray St., Houston, TX 77002

Time: Starts at 7:30 pm

Cost: $15 for AABA members, $25 for non-members

Payment: PayPal or at the door. Please use the PayPal button below. If paying at the door, please RSVP, we kindly request cash payments to be in exact change.

We hope to see you there!






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Asian Chamber “Something Different” Business Conference George R Brown Convention Center Friday, April 29, 2016 More Info Register at the Asian Chamber of Commerce of Houston website (http://www.asianchamber-hou.org/) for an exciting morning of TED-like presentations, music, exhibits and lively conversation! #MMJS Mixed Media Jam Session.

Collaboration! Innovation! Brilliant Mistakes!

Gain access to global business leaders and entrepreneurs as they share stories and secrets of success.

Date and Time:
Friday, April 29, 2016
7:00 am Registration, breakfast, exhibits and meeting speakers
8:00 am – 11:30 am Program

Special Guests:
Bill Imada, Founder/Chairman, IW Group
Albert Shen, National Deputy Director, Minority Business Development Agency (U S Dept of Commerce)

Presentations:
Linda Allison, VP, Regional. Cash Mgmt Mgr., Chase Bank

Ki-Joon Back, PhD, Associate Dean, Conrad H. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant
Management

Deborah Byers, Managing Partner, Ernst & Young

James Gu, President, Mitsubishi Rayon America

Damian Herd, EV Business Development Mgr, Nissan North America

Deneice P. Leigh, Founder/Chairman, Anime Matsuri Convention

Mike Waterman, President, Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau/Ex VP

Houston First Corp.

Entrepreneur Panel
Grace Rodriguez, co-founder, Station Houston
Trung Doan, Partner, Studio Red Architects
Bien Tran, Partner, Chapman & Kirby
Brock Wagner, Founder, St. Arnold's Brewery
Wills Clinic Attorney Volunteer Training Wednesday, April 27, 2016 More Info The Wills Clinic volunteer program directly benefits underprivileged members of our local Asian community. This year’s Wills Clinic Training will be held on Wednesday, April 27 from 11:30AM–1PM at Gardere (1000 Louisiana St. #2000).

To take part in the actual Wills Clinic which takes place on June 11th, we ask that all volunteers first sign up to take part in the April 27 lunchtime volunteer training program. Packets containing each client’s information will be distributed at this training event. Pending approval, this event will qualify for 1.25 hrs of CLE credit, including 0.25 hrs of ethics credit. Please RSVP by Friday, April 22, 2016.
Fireside Chat with Gordon Quan Thursday, April 14, 2016 More Info Please join us for a Fireside Chat featuring our own Gordon Quan, Managing Partner of the Quan Law Group, at The Tasting Room – Uptown Park (1101 Uptown Park Blvd) from 6–8PM.

Gordon’s Fireside Chat will be from 6-7PM and will include time for questions from attendees. We will then open the event up into a happy hour from 7–8PM. Drinks and appetizers will be provided. Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 12, 2016.
APIS 21st Annual Retreat and Conference Friday, April 8, 2016 More Info APIS is hosting their 21st Annual Retreat and Conference at Westin Downtown in Austin, TX from April 8th to the 9th. Please visit www.texasapis.org for more information.
Minority Bar Spring Mixer Wednesday, March 30, 2016 More Info Please join us and other minority bar associations in the greater Houston area to mix and mingle during a happy hour event at Peli Peli, 5085 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77056 from 6 – 8pm. Please RSVP below.
Houston Food Bank Saturday, March 19, 2016 More Info Please join us in volunteering with the Houston Food Bank on Sat., March 19, 2016 at the Portwall Location (535 Portwall Street, Houston, TX 77029) from 8am – 12pm. We have limited room for 25 volunteers so please sign up as soon as possible! Family members and significant others are also welcome to join. RSVP’s should be sent to Sang Shin at SShin@FosterGlobal.com.
HBA Law Day Poster Workshop Saturday, February 27, 2016 More Info Join the Honorable Judge R.K. Sandill and students from kindergarten through 8th grade as this year’s theme, Miranda: More Than Words, is conveyed through artwork. For more information, or if you would like to volunteer, contact Sang Shin at sshin@fosterglobal.com.

Date:
Saturday, February 27th.

Place:
Chinese Community Center
9800 Town Park
Houston, TX, 77036

Time:
9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
Mentorship Kickoff Reception Thursday, February 25, 2016 More Info In addition to the AABA’s mentorship program for law students and new attorneys, the AABA is pleased to announce a new program geared towards mid-level attorneys. Please RSVP and submit a mentor/mentee application to Nickie Tran at ntran@porterhedges.com by 2/19/2016. We are always in need of good mentors, so please apply! Applications are available under the “Resources” tab on the AABA website.

Date:
Thursday, February 25th

Place:
Haynes and Boone, LLP
1221 McKinney, Suite 2100
Houston, TX, 77010

Time:
6:00 pm-8:00 p.m.
AABA Lunar New Year Dim Sum at Fung’s Kitchen Saturday, February 13, 2016 More Info Come join the AABA at Fung’s Kitchen for Dim Sum to help celebrate the Lunar New Year! This is a family event so please feel free to bring all of your family members!

Date:
Saturday, February 13th

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

Time:
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

RSVP:
Please RSVP at: www.aabahouston.com·

Price:
$10 for Members and each of their family members
$20 for Non-Members and each of their family members

Payment:
Payment can be made in advance using the PayPal button below. Payment can also be made at event by cash, check, or major credit card.






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2016 Annual Members Meeting and Kickoff Dinner Thursday, January 28, 2016 More Info Please join us for the first AABA event of the year at Ouisie’s Table. We look forward to reconnecting with all of our friends, welcoming all of our new members, and enjoying a nice dinner at Ouisie’s Table!

Date:
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Place:
Ouisie’s Table
3939 San Felipe
Houston, TX 77027.

Time:
6:30 pm - Check in and Membership Sign Up
7:00 pm - Annual Meeting and Dinner

RSVP:
Please RSVP at www.aabahouston.com

Payment:
Payment can be made in advance using the PayPal button below. Payment can also be made at event by cash, check, or major credit card.






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