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    • 24 Jan 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Moxie's Grill and Bar, 5000 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77056
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    2019 Members Meeting & Kickoff Dinner

    Join the AABA as we kickoff the new year at Moxie's Grill and Bar in the Galleria. 

    Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

    Time: 6:30 PM

    Place: Moxie's Grill and Bar, 5000 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77056

    Dinner Couvert: $15 members, $30 for non-members.

    Payment:
    Checks, cash (exact change only please) and credit card accepted on the day of the event or pay now (preferred) using the PayPal button below.


    2019 Members Meeting & Kickoff Dinner
    • 25 Jan 2019
    Posted on behalf of the Asian Pacific Interest Section of the State Bar of Texas (APIS).  

    The APIS Call for Speakers form is now live: 2019 APIS Conference: Call for CLE Speakers. APIS invites you to submit any CLE programming, including submissions for the shorter format “APIS Talks,” which were a big hit at last year’s conference.

    The deadline is January 25th.

    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Alliance (4th floor), 6440 Hillcroft Ave. Houston, TX
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    HURRICANE HARVEY LEGAL CLINIC

    Presented by: 
    Alliance for Multicultural Community Services (AMCS)
    Asian American Bar Association

    Boat People SOS 
    South Texas College of Law - Houston


    Place:

    The Alliance

    6440 Hillcroft Ave.

    Houston, TX 77081

    (check in on the 4th floor)

    Date: January 26, 2019

    Time: 9:30
     AM – 12PM

    Residents and businesses affected by Hurricane Harvey and flooding may speak to attorney volunteers regarding FEMA appeals and other related legal matters.

    Please RSVP directly on the AABA website. 


    • 31 Jan 2019

    January 31st is the deadline for nominations for the Justice David Welling Chew award.

    About the award:

    The Asian Pacific Interest Section (APIS) Justice David Wellington Chew Award is the highest honor awarded by APIS every year, recognizing the outstanding achievements, commitment, and leadership of a lawyer who has paved the way for the advancement of other Asian Pacific American (APA) attorneys. Established in 2002, the Award was named after Justice Chew, former Chief Justice of the Eighth Court of Appeals and one of the first Asian Pacific Americans in the Texas judiciary. Award recipients demonstrate vision, courage, and tenacity in their practice, and they have made substantial and lasting contributions to the APA legal profession, as well as the broader APA community. Nominees must be licensed to practice law in Texas, have paid membership dues prescribed by the Supreme Court of Texas, and be members in good standing of the State Bar. It is highly preferred that the Nominee be present at the APIS Conference Awards Ceremony to receive the award.

    A nomination form can be downloaded here.


    • 31 Jan 2019

    January 31st is the deadline for nominations for the APIS Pro Bono award.

    About the award:

    The Asian Pacific Interest Section (APIS) Pro Bono Award seeks to recognize an attorney or a team of attorneys for outstanding achievements in pro bono service that (1) involved impactful litigation or other legal assistance to advance or protect civil rights or (2) provided direct legal services to individuals in furtherance of the administration of legal and social justice.  The subject matter and difficulty of the case(s) or matter(s) and time expended are factors considered in selecting the award recipient.  Examples of pro bono service may include, but are not limited to, commitment to a complex criminal habeas appeal or difficult civil rights case, routine representation of immigrant clients in cases that might affect their quality of life, or successful advocacy for legislation that improves the delivery of pro bono legal services. Nominees must be licensed to practice law in Texas, have paid membership dues prescribed by the Supreme Court of Texas, and be members in good standing of the State Bar.  It is highly preferred that the Nominee be present at the APIS Conference Awards Ceremony to receive the award. 

    A nomination form can be downloaded here.


    • 31 Jan 2019

    January 31st is the deadline for nominations for the award.

    About the award:

    The Asian Pacific Interest Section (APIS) Best Lawyers Under 40 Award recognizes talented individuals within the Asian Pacific American (APA) legal community under the age of 40 who have achieved prominence and distinction in their fields — be it the practice of law, academia, business, civic and charitable affairs, the judiciary, or politics — and have demonstrated a strong commitment to civic or community affairs.

    Nominees must be licensed to practice law in Texas, have paid membership dues prescribed by the Supreme Court of Texas, be members in good standing of the State Bar, and be under the age of 40 as of January 1, 2019.  It is highly preferred that the Nominee be present at the APIS Conference Awards Ceremony to receive the award. 

    A nomination form can be downloaded here.


    • 31 Jan 2019

    January 31st is the deadline for nominations for the award.

    About the award:

    The Asian Pacific Interest Section (APIS) Outstanding Mentor Award is awarded to a lawyer in Texas who has consistently demonstrated a commitment to mentoring young lawyers in his or her legal community.  Nominees must be licensed to practice law in Texas, have paid membership dues prescribed by the Supreme Court of Texas, and be members in good standing of the State Bar.  The Awards Committee will consider all outstanding qualities of a nominee, including (1) service as a role model to young lawyers in the legal community; (2) fostering the development of young lawyers; and (3) significant contributions to the profession and/or the community.  It is highly preferred that the Nominee be present at the APIS Conference Awards Ceremony to receive the award.

    A nomination form can be downloaded here.


    • 31 Jan 2019

    January 31st is the deadline for nominations for the award.

    About the award:

    Affiliates throughout the State Bar of Texas have accomplished great things over the past year.  This is an opportunity to nominate your affiliate for all of its recent achievements. It is highly preferred that the Nominee be present at the APIS Conference Award Ceremony to receive the award. 

    A nomination form can be downloaded here.


    • 31 Jan 2019

    January 31st is the deadline for nominations for the award.

    About the award:

    The Asian Pacific Interest Section (APIS) Champion of Diversity award recognizes an individual whose actions and activities within the legal profession facilitate diversity in the hiring, retention, and promotion of attorneys and in the elevation of attorneys to leadership positions within their organizations. Diversity Champions are critical for creating lasting change within organizations and establishing an inclusive work environment. Nominees must be licensed to practice law in Texas, have paid membership dues prescribed by the Supreme Court of Texas, and be members in good standing of the State Bar. It is highly preferred that the Nominee be present at the APIS Conference Awards Ceremony to receive the award. 

    A nomination form can be downloaded here.


    • 9 Feb 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Fung's Kitchen, 7320 Southwest Freeway, Houston, Texas
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    Join us for our Annual Lunar New Year Dim Sum!


    Please pay using the PayPal button below:

    2019 Annual Lunar New Year Dim Sum


    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Latham & Watkins LLP, 811 Main Street, Suite 3700, Houston, TX 77002
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    Helen Zia, an activist, author, and former journalist, has published her latest novel Last Boat Out of Shanghai about the dramatic, real-life stories of the mad rush out of Shanghai in the wake of China's 1949 Communist Revolution. Helen will be reading from her novel and discussion. Books will be available for purchase and signing. 

    Date: February 21, 2019

    Time: 8:00 - 9:30 am

    Place:
    Latham & Watkins LLP
    811 Main St Suite 3700
    Houston, TX 77002

    • 9 Mar 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 6440 Hillcroft Street, Houston, Texas
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    HURRICANE HARVEY LEGAL CLINIC

    Presented by: 
    Alliance for Multicultural Community Services (AMCS)
    Asian American Bar Association

    Boat People SOS 
    South Texas College of Law - Houston

    Place: AMCS office, 6440 Hillcroft Street, Houston, Texas

    Date: March 9, 2019

    Time: 9:30
     AM – 12PM

    Residents and businesses affected by Hurricane Harvey and flooding may speak to attorney volunteers regarding FEMA appeals and other related legal matters.

    Please RSVP directly on the AABA website. 



    • 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)


Past events

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

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