Please enjoy the January 2013 edition of Nota Bene! Included in this edition is a recap of ABAS’ participation at the 24th Annual National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Annual Convention, where ABAS received the 2012 Affiliate of the Year Award, a profile of Past President the Honorable Danette “Dee” Brown, a snapshot of our productive January, and a calendar of events.
ABAS is proud to sponsor the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education’s Korematsu Day on January 27, 2013. The Institute will honor 16 American civil rights heroes who’ve been long overlooked. This will be a historic gathering of civil rights heroes and the descendants of heroes who have passed on. The event features celebrity emcee Danny Glover and a special performance by American Idol star and international recording artist Jasmine Trias. Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. More information is available here: http://FredKorematsuDayHeroes.org/, and tickets are available here: http://bit.ly/kdayheroestix. For more information, email email@example.com or call 415-848-7737.
NAPABA will be recommending candidates for appointments to committes, commissions, and other ABA entities for the upcoming bar year. To be considered for NAPABA’s endorsement, submit a request to NAPABA by February 11, 2013, 12:00 p.m. EST. For more information: http://napaba.org/napaba/showpage.asp?code=aba-appointments2013.
Sacramento Asian/Pacific Islander community leaders will have an opportunity to meet with local law enforcement to discuss human trafficking of API women in local massage parlors and brothels on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, from 5:30-7:30 at the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Central Station Community Meeting Room, 7000 65th Street, Sacramento. Speakers will include Assemblymember Roger Dickinson, Sacramento City Council member Darrell Fong, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, Elk Grove Police Department Captain Wayne Kitade, and Sacramento Police Deputy Chief Brian Louie. This event is co-sponsored by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson, My Sister’s House, Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs, OCA Sacramento, Opening Doors, and National Council of Jewish Women Sacramento chapter. For more information or to RSVP, please call (916) 324-4676.
Legal Services of Northern California has a contract position open for its senior legal hotline and also is accepting applications for its 10-week summer intern program. More information about both/either available here.
Please join us at our first membership mixer and event of the year! The mixer will be on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Frank Fat’s (806 L Street) at 5:30 p.m. The mixer is free for members (including those who join or renew at the door) and $20 for non-members and guests. Hope to see you there!
Now is the time to either join ABAS or renew your membership! New for 2013 – renew or join online. Just click here!
A large contingent of ABAS attorneys and law students attended the 24th annual National Asian Pacific American Bar Association convention in Washington, D.C. from November 15th through 18th. ABAS Past President Hon. Danette “Dee” Brown received the Trailblazer award, and Past Presidents Nancy Lee and Ruthe Ashley received the Women’s Leadership Award for their past service to NAPABA as presidents. ABAS is honored, proud, and humbled to have received the affiliate of the year award and appreciates all of our past presidents, leaders, and members who have given so much and continue to contribute so greatly to our organization.
The October 2012 edition of Nota Bene is now available! Inside this issue: Past President Ruthe Aehley’s experience with the DeAnza High School’s 2012 Law Academy, a profile of Past President Yoshinori “Toso” Himel, a report by Past President Dee Brown about the UC Davis Law School Trial Court Competition, a profile of Energy Commissioner Karen Douglas, a report on the 24th Annual ABAS Golf Tournament by ABAS Law Foundation Board Member Mike Iwahiro, and much more!
Join ABAS at our next monthly happy hour on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 5:30 at Pour House (1910 Q Street, Sacramento). Please contact Teresa Chan or Steve Tsuyuki with questions. Hope to see you there!