Asian
   American
      Lawyers
        Association of
           Massachusetts

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.

Join Us

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. 

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, May 18, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Zoom



    Register here: https://unh.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrcOiupj8rE9W4-SCEcfCDE0VA0dPmCMiD


    (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.)


    Dealing with Law School Debt: Student loan debt is an albatross around the neck of many lawyers, often delaying homeownership, marriage, children, and fulfilling careers. But there's no one correct way to approach it. Jessica Medina, former lawyer, turned Accredited Financial Counselor, will walk us through some student loan repayment strategies, including those she used to tackle her own mortgage-sized debt and the framework she applies when helping her clients approach theirs.


    Jessica Medina is a former lawyer turned Accredited Financial Counselor on a mission to help attorneys figure out their finances so they can pursue their true passions, no matter the salary. She graduated from Columbia Law School as a single mom of twins with over $200,000 in student loans, took a stroll through Biglaw and the federal government, and now teaches other lawyers how to use their money to finance their dream lives.


    Website: https://www.jessicamedinallc.com/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-medina-51040b19/

    • Sunday, May 22, 2022
    • 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
    • Kendall Square Cinema
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    Private Showing of Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Join AALAM as we celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with a special private showing of Everything Everywhere at Once, directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, and starring Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong and Jamie Lee Curtis. 

    Tickets are $10 and guests can register up to one additional guest per registration. 

    Tickets will be distributed at the theater prior to the movie.

    Questions, please respond to this email. 

    AALAM Covid-19 Policy

    For the safety of our members and the community, AALAM programs are open only to those who are up to date with their COVID vaccines. “Up to date” currently means that you have received all doses recommended by the CDC in their primary series vaccine, and a booster dose when eligible.  

    Given that the CDC has designated the COVID Community Level for Middlesex, Suffolk, and Norfolk counties as high, we request that all attendees take a rapid antigen test on the same day of the event or a PCR test no more than 24 hours before the event. If you are feeling unwell or have a positive COVID test result, please stay home and your ticket will be refunded. 

    By registering for this event, you are attesting that you agree to the above requests, are up to date with your COVID vaccines, and that you will follow all local and venue specific rules regarding masking and social distancing. 



    • Monday, June 06, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • China Pearl
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    Please join us for the 2022 AALAM Banquet on June 6, 2022 from 6 to 8 pm at China Pearl (9 Tyler Street, Boston). 

    Featuring the Presentation of the

    • AALAM Founders Award to Tina Matsuoka
    • AALAM Community Service Award to Payal Salsburg 
    • AALAM/Dow Fund Scholarship Award presented by Mayor Michelle Wu

    Please note that seats are limited and there will be no ticket sales at the door. Online registration is open until June 1. 

    Additional information regarding sponsorship opportunities can be found here

    AALAM Covid-19 Policy:

    For the safety of our members, staff, and the community, AALAM programs are open only to those who are up to date with their COVID vaccines. “Up to date” currently means that you have received all doses recommended by the CDC in their primary series vaccine, and a booster dose when eligible.

    If you have a religious or medical exemption from vaccination, you may attend a AALAM event, but you are required to wear a mask. All others should feel free to wear masks if they choose to do so.

    By registering for this event, you are attesting that you are up to date with your COVID vaccines or have a religious or medical exemption and that you will follow all local and venue specific rules regarding masking and social distancing.

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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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
E-mail: aalam.info@gmail.com

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