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AALAM is pleased to publicize events and announcements from professional and affinity bar associations and other community groups, within and outside of Massachusetts, in which AALAM members may be interested. To post an item, please e-mail a link, PDF, or Word document containing the relevant information to Romeo Camba at aalam.info@gmail.com. AALAM reserves editorial control. Postings may be removed after 30 days unless additional time is requested.

White House Summit on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Washington DC

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) is pleased to invite you to the White House Summit on AAPIs on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Washington DC. The Summit will feature engaging panels, workshops, and armchair dialogues with senior Administration officials, AAPI celebrities, and well-known community leaders, plus performances by distinguished AAPI artists. The Summit will inspire participants to continue to build upon the legacy, strength, and influence of the AAPI community, especially in the final years of the Obama Administration. For more information and further updates, see the Event websiteReturn to Top

Dow Fund Seeks Letters of Intent

The Harry H. Dow Memorial Legal Assistance Fund (the "Dow Fund") seeks letters of intent for projects that are narrowly aligned with providing legal aid services to Asian Americans in Massachusetts. The Dow Fund welcomes LOIs that propose joint grant writing by the grant seeker and the Dow Fund. The deadline to submit an LOI is January 15, 2015, and invitations to submit a full grant proposal will be sent out by February 6, 2015. For more information, see the Dow Fund AnnouncementReturn to Top

Clark Lau LLC Addresses Executive Actions on Immigration

President Obama recently addressed the nation with a speech announcing executive actions that he would be taking to address the current immigration system. The firm of Clark Lau LLC has issued a broad overview entitled "Executive Actions on Immigration: What to Expect..." The overview is for information only and should not be construed as legal advice.  Return to Top

Request for Workshop Proposals

The Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (MCLC) is very excited to announce its 2015 Advanced Collaborative Practice Networking and Educational Forum: "Money Talks: What Does It Say and What Does It Really Mean?, on May 1, 2015 at the Clark University Southborough Campus. MCLC is presently seeking 90-minute interdisciplinary and disciplinary-specific workshop proposals from both civil practice and family law collaborative practitioners that address or explore this concept of "money," and how the currency of money impacts the psychological, legal and intangible aspects of money in the collaborative process. Visit the MCLC website for more information and for the Workshop Proposal FormReturn to Top

Consortium for Advancing Women Lawyers Urges Greater Diversity in Court Appointments

Members of the Consortium for Advancing Women Lawyers have expressed concern over the "MDL Standards and Best Practices" proposed by the Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) Bar. The Consortium urges the proposed MDL standards include more specific guidance regarding the manner in which court appointments may be made to promote gender, race, and ethnic diversity, in light of findings that "women and minorities were significantly underrepresented on court appointment lists" and court appointments "improve[ ] prestige, compensation, and opportunities for future appointments." For more information, see the Consortium Letter to Professor Jaime L. Dodge, Editor-in-Chief of the proposed MDL Standards.  Return to Top

Asian Heritage Law Scholarship Now Available

Gabriel Cheong, a Boston area attorney with Infinity Law Group LLC, has announced a new scholarship for law students of Asian heritage. The $1000 scholarship will be awarded in January, 2015 and is intended to encourage more Asian Americans to consider law as a career option. The Asian Heritage Law Scholarship is open to any student who will be attending law school this spring. Candidates are asked to write a short essay describing how their background and experiences in the Asian American community influenced their choice to go to law school and how they plan to use their law degree. For more information, see the Scholarship Announcement and Infinity Law websiteReturn to Top

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