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National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

1612 K Street N.W., Suite 1400
Washington, D.C. 20006

April 10, 2008

Contact: Les Jin
(202) 775-9555


Washington, DC – The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is pleased to announce that the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM) will be hosting NAPABA’s 21st Annual Convention in 2009. NAPABA looks forward to revisiting the site of our 1995 “Common Bonds” Convention.

“NAPABA is reaching new heights, with record- setting attendance at each NAPABA Annual Convention. We are confident that AALAM will repeat and expand upon the success of previous Conventions, which will allow NAPABA’s numerous professional development and advocacy projects to grow with our increasing and diversifying membership,” said Les Jin, Executive Director of NAPABA.

AALAM is a strong affiliate that encourages professional interaction and a healthy exchange of ideas among its members and the community. Upcoming AALAM events in April include a symposium about “exploring how diverse career paths shape legal careers” and a panel featuring “a candid discussion about the diverse experiences of diverse attorneys in Boston’s legal community.”

Paul W. Lee, AALAM’s Honorary Chair for the Convention, expressed excitement on behalf of AALAM about being the 2009 Convention host affiliate, stating, “We’re thrilled to be bringing the Convention back to Boston in 2009. Since we last hosted the Convention in 1995, NAPABA has grown tremendously. We expect to welcome over 1,200 of our friends and colleagues, fellow Asian Pacific American lawyers, including judges, general counsels, law firm partners, public interest lawyers and government officials, who are among the top lawyers in the country.”

Mr. Lee added, “The local host committee is working hard to plan a convention that will have interesting programs and speakers but that also will permit our guests to enjoy all the best that Boston has to offer – museums, universities, sports teams, shows and, of course, lobsters!”


The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 40,000 attorneys and approximately 55 local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Its members represent solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal service and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government. NAPABA continues to be a leader in addressing civil rights issues confronting Asian Pacific American communities. Through its national network of committees and affiliates, NAPABA provides a strong voice for increased diversity of federal and state judiciaries, advocates for equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant sentiment, and promotes professional development of minorities in the legal profession.


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