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Since its inception in 1984, the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM) has devoted its energy and resources to serving the Asian American legal community and improving and facilitating the administration of law and justice.  

Join a powerful network of Asian Pacific American attorneys in Massachusetts and nationwide! AALAM serves as a professional and social network for its members, who practice in all sectors of the legal profession. AALAM's membership includes over 250 lawyers, judges, law professors, and law students in Massachusetts. 

Events are held every month. In addition, AALAM works closely with the other affinity bar associations in Massachusetts as well as the Boston Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association.

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Membership in AALAM automatically includes membership in the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), which represents over 50,000 Asian Pacific American attorneys nationwide through its local affiliates, including AALAM. 

The Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (“AALAM”) proudly congratulates Michelle Wu on her historic win as the first Asian American woman elected Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts.

Michelle Wu has long been a supporter of AALAM and she received the AALAM Scholarship Award in 2010 when she was a student at Harvard Law School. The annual AALAM Scholarship Award (renamed the AALAM/Dow Fund Scholarship in 2015) is awarded to an Asian American law student who demonstrates leadership potential, maturity and responsibility, a commitment to making a contribution to the Asian American community and other indicia of excellence, whether personal, professional or academic. Michelle Wu has certainly lived up to that commitment and we are excited to see her in action as Boston’s next mayor. 

Simply put, representation matters and we were heartened to see a very talented pool of Boston mayoral candidates that reflected the growing diversity of Boston’s population.  In addition, we would like to thank Mayor Kim Janey, whose own historic administration broke ceilings and barriers, for her service. 

We celebrate Michelle Wu, who will be a great asset to this city. AALAM is excited for the progressive change that her administration will bring to Boston.

Congratulations Mayor-elect Wu!

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Upcoming events

    • Monday, January 31, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Virtual Event

    Join AALAM and the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division for a Virtual Cooking Class with Chef Asia Mei from Moonshine 152. Chef Asia Mei will show a slightly modernized take on dumplings with traditional flavors. We will be making an interpretation of a classic spring roll with some of Moonshine’s famous sauces that will allow for some easy plating. Registrants may also omit certain ingredients to make their dish vegetarian.


    The cost to participate for MBA and AALAM members is $10. The cost for non-members is $15. For more details and to register for the event, use the link below. If you are an AALAM member, use the registration code: AALAMYLD

    Please note that all registrants will need to pick up an ingredients kit anytime between 3 and 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, or between 1 and 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30, at Moonshine 152 located at 152 Dorchester Ave., Boston, MA 02127. 

    Don’t miss out – register by 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, to participate. Zoom meeting information will be emailed to registrants prior to the event.

    • Saturday, February 12, 2022
    • 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Arlington Street Church

    In celebration of Lunar New Year, join AALAM for a networking event – and a good cause!

    AALAM is supporting Ricesticks & Tea on Saturday, February 12 to help package and distribute much needed food to low-income members of our Asian American community.  We are looking for 8 volunteers to join us – spots will be first come, first served!  The event will begin at 6:00am at the Arlington Street Church and will conclude at around 9:30am.

    Register by Friday, January 14, 2022.

    Please note that volunteers must wear masks and be vaccinated to participate. 

    Founded in 1998, Ricesticks and Tea (RST) is a food pantry program serving over 120 pre-screened low-income Asian immigrant and refugee families each month. Those 120 households represent over 300 children, adults and seniors. It is the only food pantry program in the region whose mission is to serve the Asian community and provide food that is consistent with their cultural cooking traditions and preferences.

AALAM Stands in Solidarity with the Black Community

Read AALAM's Statement Here

AALAM Condemns Anti-Asian Violence

and Proudly Signs the APIs CAN! Statement

Responding to Anti-Asian Violence & the Targeted Murders in Atlanta  

Read APIs CAN! Statement Here

Sign the APIs Can Statement Here

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The Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM) is a non-partisan, 501(c)(6) non-profit organization.

Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
c/o The Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108-3774

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