Upcoming events

    • 28 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    APABA-DC's Let's Get Clinical: A Spotlight on APA Legal Faculty and How They Got There (Oct. 28th) 

    Are you interested in practicing law while also pursuing a career in academia, especially in the clinical setting? Are you interested in hearing about cutting-edge, impactful work that other APA attorneys are doing to bring about meaningful change? Then join us on Wednesday, October 28th at 6:00pm EST as APABA-DC engages in a virtual panel discussion with clinical law professors of Asian descent on how they worked to achieve important roles in clinical legal education. The panelists work in a variety of legal subjects and bring expertise in immigration and civil rights to their roles. The virtual panel discussion will be held on Zoom and will begin with a panel discussion with the esteemed panelists and will then open to Q&A from the audience. This event has been organized by the Community Affairs, Education, and Practicing Attorneys Resource Committees of APABA-DC, with co-sponsorship by the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM), the Asian American Bar Association of Houston (AABA of Houston), the Muslim Bar Association of New York, and the Asian Pacific American Law Students Associations (APALSA) of American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, University of Maryland, and University of Virginia. 

    The confirmed panelists include:

    o Professor Nermeen Arastu, Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic, City University of New York School of Law

    o Professor Ranjana Natarajan, Clinical Professor and Director of Civil Rights Clinic, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

    o Professor Reena Parikh, Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of Civil Rights Clinic, Boston College Law School

    Professor Carlos M. Teuscher, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Transactional Clinic, Suffolk University Law School

    Date: Wednesday, October 28th

    Time: 6:00pm -7:15pm EST

    Please RSVP for the event here. Zoom information will be sent to registrants closer to the event date. Attendees are encouraged to send questions for the panelists ahead of the event to Anjum Unwala and Melissa Nonaka at community@apaba-dc.org.  

    If you require any special accommodations to participate in the event (e.g. ASL interpreters) or have any other questions, please also contact Anjum and Melissa at the above address.

    • 1 Nov 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 30 Nov 2020
    • (EST)

    The Board of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area, Inc. (APABA-DC) invites you to support our virtual kickoff to celebrate our 40th year of serving the Asian Pacific American (APA) legal community in DC

    APABA-DC is the oldest and largest voluntary bar association for APA attorneys, judges, law professors, and other members of the legal profession in the DC area.  We aim to serve our community by promoting the professional growth and advancement of our members, shedding light on issues affecting the APA legal community in the Washington, D.C. area, and enabling our members to work collaboratively with other leaders to serve the community at large.  

    Since the onset of the pandemic, we have been extremely active to help effectuate these goals and address pressing issues in our communities.  We have pushed locally and nationally to call out anti-Asian hate incidents, initiated calls to address racial injustice, and made resources available to our members on this important topic.  We have also urged our profession to remain focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion as it faces significant challenges stemming from the pandemic. 

    This celebration is particularly significant because it will commemorate the association’s four decades of service.  It will include a fireside chat with David Lat, founding editor of Above the Law and Managing Director at Lateral Link, and the presentation of this year’s Pioneer, Rising Star, Membership Appreciation, and Community Service Awards.  Also, similar to annual in-person galas in prior years, we plan to recognize outstanding members’ achievements, install the members of next year’s APABA-DC Board, and bring together our community.  We anticipate that over a hundred APA and other judges, government officials, and private practice, in-house, and military attorneys will join us for the kickoff.  

    The kickoff offers a unique opportunity for leaders in the public and private sectors of the law to support diversity, equity, and inclusion, and join in the important work that APABA-DC undertakes for APAs in the legal community and the greater Washington, D.C. area.  We are proud to offer opportunities to underwrite a portion of our kickoff event and upcoming marquee programming, or to otherwise sponsor our kickoff.  We would be honored to have your support. 

    • 3 Dec 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
    • Zoom link to be provided to RSVPs prior to event