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Upcoming events

    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 26 Apr 2019

    Posted on behalf of the Asian Pacific Interest Section of the State Bar of Texas (APIS)

    SAVE THE DATE! APIS 24th Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency, Downtown (Austin, TX) April 26, 2019!

    Do not miss this opportunity to network with an incredible group of attorneys, including outside counsel, in-house counsel, government lawyers, and public interest lawyers. The APIS community is robust and growing – come be a part of it. The conference includes a Thursday evening kick-off event, CLEs, an awards reception, and countless opportunities for networking and growth. 

    What:    APIS 24th Annual Conference

    Where: Hyatt Regency, Downtown, Austin, TX

    When: Thursday and Friday, April 25 & 26, 2019 (Kick-off Thursday, CLE on Friday)


    • 1 May 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Vinson & Elkins, 24th Floor Courtroom, 1001 Fannin, Houston, Texas 77002
    Register

    Join the AABA for the upcoming AABA Corporate Counsel Luncheon, more details in the flyer below. 




    • 8 May 2019
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 609 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002
    Register

    AABA Pro Bono Wills Clinic

    Join the AABA, VN Teamwork, and the HVL for our annual Wills Clinic. 

    Volunteer attorneys are needed to prepare and go over the estate planning documents with clients. Attorneys do not need prior wills and estate planning experience and Vietnamese translators and notaries will be available. 

    In addition to the volunteer training, the documents will be prepared on the first weekend (June 22) and documents executed on the second weekend (July 20).

    Attorney Volunteer Wills Training
    Date: Thursday May 8
    Time: 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
    Place: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliff LLP, 609 Main St., 40F, 77002

    Wills Clinic
    Date: Saturday June 22 and July 20
    Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Place: VN Teamwork, 11210 Bellaire Blvd, #118, 77072

    For questions or additional information, please contact:
    Rob Landicho, rlandicho@velaw.com



    • 30 May 2019
    • 5:45 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, Texas 77004
    Register

    The AABA and the Asia Society of Texas is pleased to welcome you to a film screening of "And Then They Came for Us" followed by a discussion: "From Japanese Internment to Travel Bans".

    Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019

    Time:
    5:45 p.m. Reception
    6:30 p.m. Film Screening (Runtime 49 minutes)
    7:30 p.m. Panel Discussion

    Place:
    1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX 77004

    Cost:
    Free for AABA members, please RSVP to receive the code.

    Sponsors:
    This event is generously sponsored by the following:


    UNDERWRITERS








    PLATINUM SPONSORS









    GOLD SPONSORS




    SILVER SPONSORS



    See below image and description for more information, hope to see you there!


    The documentary And Then They Came for Us seeks to educate audiences about the cultural and political environment that ultimately enabled the internment of Japanese and Japanese-American residents during World War II. While President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066 is now widely recognized as the catalyst for the violation of Japanese Americans' constitutional rights, the film focuses on the cumulative factors that led to the rule of law to be bent in the name of patriotism and national security. Featuring prominent survivors of internment and the advocates who worked to vindicate their rights, the filmmakers "bring history into the present" by drawing parallels to the current risk that another constitutional crisis may occur if a vulnerable community becomes the target of cultural skepticism — specifically, the Muslim community affected by Executive Order 13769, known as the "travel ban."

    Following the film, a panel of legal experts and community leaders will provide unique insights into the impact of Japanese internment and how our country may avoid another such crisis. The panel of diverse perspectives will be anchored by the attendance of Fred Korematsu's daughter, Karen Korematsu, and one of his attorneys, Don Tamaki. Mr. Korematsu was the named plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case Korematsu v. United States of America, now universally understood to be the incorrectly-decided ruling that upheld President Roosevelt's internment order, even in the absence of evidence that the Japanese community was a threat to U.S. national security.

    Join Asia Society Texas Center and the Asian American Bar Association of Houston for an insightful discussion, with the hope that diverse community members will learn how they can support one another in preventing history from repeating itself.


    • 6 Jun 2019
    • 8 Jun 2019

    Posted on behalf of the American Constitution Society


    2019 American Constitution Society National Convention in DC + Public Interest Scholarship

    ACS’s National Convention is the premier progressive legal gathering of the year. The 2019 Convention will bring together lawyers, law students, judges, and policymakers to address some of the most urgent and challenging issues confronting our nation. Confirmed speakers include Bryan Stevenson, Hon. Anita Earls (N.C.), Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Hon. Goodwin Liu (Cal.), U.S. Representative Colin Allred (TX-32), U.S. Representative Katie Porter (CA-45), U.S. Representative Sharice Davids (KS-3), DA Larry Krasner, and more.

    Registration is open, and the public interest fellowship application for attorneys working in public interest and earning less than $80,000 annually is now available here. Student scholarships are also available here. These scholarships are only available to ACS National Members ($10 for students; $25 for government, nonprofit, and academia; $50 for private sector). If you are not a dues-paying member, you can renew here. The deadlines are April 30. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Peggy Li, ACS’s Associate Director of Chapters, at 281.389.2296 or pli@acslaw.org.



    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • VN Teamwork, 11210 Bellaire Blvd, #118, 77072
    Register

    AABA Pro Bono Wills Clinic - Client Consultation Day

    Join the AABA, VN Teamwork, and the HVL for our annual Wills Clinic. On the June 22 Wills Clinic, volunteer attorneys will meet with clients to understand their needs and revise wills documents accordingly. This is the first of two clinic dates.

    If you would like to volunteer, please also register and plan to attend the training on May 8th and the Revision/Document Execution Day on July 20. Attorneys do not need prior wills and estate planning experience and Vietnamese translators and notaries will be available.

    Wills Clinic

    Date: Saturday June 22 and July 20

    Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Place: VN Teamwork, 11210 Bellaire Blvd, #118, 77072

    For questions or additional information, please contact:

    Rob Landicho, rlandicho@velaw.com


    • 20 Jul 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • VN Teamwork, 11210 Bellaire Blvd, #118, 77072
    Register

    AABA Pro Bono Wills Clinic - Revision/Document Execution Day

    Join the AABA, VN Teamwork, and the HVL for our annual Wills Clinic. On the July 20 Wills Clinic, volunteer attorneys will have a second and final meeting with their clients to make any needed revisions to wills documents and have clients execute the final versions. This concludes the AABA wills clinic.

    If you would like to volunteer, please also register for and plan to attend the training on May 8th and the client consultation day on June 22. Attorneys do not need prior wills and estate planning experience and Vietnamese translators and notaries will be available.

    Date: Saturday June 22 and July 20

    Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Place: VN Teamwork, 11210 Bellaire Blvd, #118, 77072

    For questions or additional information, please contact:

    Rob Landicho, rlandicho@velaw.com



    • 4 Oct 2019
    • 5 Oct 2019
    • Dallas, Hotel Indigo, UNT Law, Gilley's Dallas

    National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA) - 13th Annual Conference

    Save the date for the 13th Annual NCVAA conference in Dallas, Texas from October 4 - 5, 2019. 

    Please see the below flyer, visit www.ncvaa.org or email info@ncvaa.org for more details.

    A list of the confirmed panels can be found in the last image.



Past events

17 Apr 2019 Hanging Your Own Shingle - Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
11 Apr 2019 AABA's Spring Community Mixer
5 Apr 2019 17th Annual Texas Minority Attorney Program
27 Mar 2019 Harris County Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar Training and CLE
9 Mar 2019 Hurricane Harvey Legal Clinic
6 Mar 2019 AABA Mentorship Kickoff Event
22 Feb 2019 2019 Law Day Poster Contest Workshop
21 Feb 2019 Helen Zia Breakfast
19 Feb 2019 Investiture of Judge Jason Luong (former AABA Board Member and Gala Co-Chair)
9 Feb 2019 2019 Annual Lunar New Year Dim Sum
4 Feb 2019 Reception Celebrating Diversity and Our Newly-Elected Judges
31 Jan 2019 Deadline - APIS Champion of Diversity Award
31 Jan 2019 Deadline - APIS Affiliate of the Year Award
31 Jan 2019 Deadline - APIS Outstanding Mentor Award Nomination
31 Jan 2019 Deadline - APIS Best Lawyers Under 40 Award Nomination
31 Jan 2019 Deadline - APIS Pro Bono Award Nomination
31 Jan 2019 Deadline - APIS Justice David Wellington Chew Nomination
26 Jan 2019 Hurricane Harvey Legal Clinic
25 Jan 2019 Deadline - APIS Call for Speakers
24 Jan 2019 2019 Members Meeting & Kickoff Dinner
16 Jan 2019 OCA - Book Talk: My Chinatown: One Year in Poems
17 Dec 2018 Friends of the Bar - Reception Honoring the Judges
12 Dec 2018 SABA AABA Joint Holiday Happy Hour
8 Dec 2018 AABA Holiday Luncheon and Toy Drive
8 Dec 2018 Hurricane Harvey Legal Clinic
9 Nov 2018 NAPABA Convention After Party
8 Nov 2018 14th Annual Corporate Counsel Dinner
8 Nov 2018 2018 NAPABA Convention - Nov. 8-11 - Chicago
6 Nov 2018 Election Day!
1 Nov 2018 ACS Houston: Mueller Investigation: What’s Happened and Where Are We Going?
25 Oct 2018 Dive/In 2018: Orrick Diversity and Inclusion Event Featuring Chef Christina Ha
18 Oct 2018 Abacus: Small Enough to Jail Movie Screening
13 Oct 2018 Hurricane Harvey Legal Clinic
11 Oct 2018 Midterm Candidate Meet & Greet
6 Oct 2018 Women's Retreat - a conversation with Salle Yoo
5 Oct 2018 2018 Gala & Silent Auction
27 Sep 2018 Solo and Small Firm Networking Social
20 Sep 2018 Breakfast seminar for small business owners.
13 Sep 2018 Diversity Bars - Happy Hour
7 Sep 2018 MABAH - All Day CLE
5 Sep 2018 AABF Pro Bono Scholarship Application Deadline
5 Sep 2018 APALSA Grant Application Deadline
5 Sep 2018 AABF Community Organization Grant Application Deadline
5 Sep 2018 AABF Honorable Herbert Gee Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline
31 Aug 2018 Voter Registration CLE
26 Aug 2018 Crazy Rich Asians - Movie Screening
25 Aug 2018 Let's do Brunch - 2018 AABA Fall Mentorship Event
16 Aug 2018 Save the Date - Texas Minority Counsel Program Reception
11 Aug 2018 Hurricane Harvey Legal Clinic
4 Aug 2018 HVL - Volunteers Needed Saturday Legal Advice Clinic
24 Jul 2018 Deportation Defense Houston is Hiring!
24 Jul 2018 2018 NAPABA Leadership Advancement Program
23 Jul 2018 Children At Risk - Houston Lawyers Happy Hour
21 Jul 2018 Community Service - Hermann Park Conservancy Japanese Garden Maintenance
1 Jul 2018 Deadline to Apply for the NCVAA Law Scholarship
27 Jun 2018 NAPABA Women's Leadership Network
21 Jun 2018 APIS, AABA of Houston & SABA Houston Joint Networking Reception
21 Jun 2018 APIS, AABA of Houston, & SABA Houston Joint Networking Reception
21 Jun 2018 Responding to Hate Crimes CLE
19 Jun 2018 COFFEE Break
16 Jun 2018 AABA Wills Clinic
15 Jun 2018 Ready to Rise Conference | Ms. JD
9 Jun 2018 Hurricane Harvey Legal Clinic
31 May 2018 14th Annual Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival - Opening Night
22 May 2018 AABA joins sign-on letter asking Department of Commerce Secretary Ross to reinstate Sherry Chen's employment.
15 May 2018 AABA Solo and Small Firm Panel Discussion
10 May 2018 Blank Rome Asian Pacific History Month
9 May 2018 The Center for the Healing of Racism - "Abacus Small Enough to Jail" Film Screening
6 May 2018 Harvey Clinic-Rosharon
3 May 2018 AABA Corporate Counsel Panel - CLE
3 May 2018 National Association of Women Lawyers - 2018 Dallas Conference
25 Apr 2018 AABA Wills Clinic Attorney Volunteer Training
18 Apr 2018 Minority Bar Mixer
14 Apr 2018 Hurricane Harvey Legal Clinic
10 Apr 2018 AABA and Community Partner Happy Hour
8 Apr 2018 Asia Society Texas Center - Chinese Exclusion Act Film and Panel Discussion
8 Apr 2018 APALSA Crawfish Boil
20 Mar 2018 AABA Mentorship Kick Off Event
16 Feb 2018 HBA Law Day - Poster Workshop at the Chinese Community Center
10 Feb 2018 ABBA Lunar New Year Dim Sum Celebration


Asian American Bar Association of Houston
P.O. Box 1554
Houston, Texas 77251

info@aabahouston.com

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