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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. 

AALAM Announces $25,000 Grant and $25,000 Match Opportunity for the GBLS Asian Outreach Center 

On February 15, 2023 at the AALAM Lunar New Year Celebration hosted by Ropes & Gray, AALAM announced a commitment to grant $25,000 in support of the Greater Boston Legal Services Asian Outreach Center ("AOC") and has promised to match any donation up to an additional $25,000. 

Check out AALAM's press release issued on Tuesday which provides more information on AALAM's commitment to the AOC and details additional grants made by AALAM to the Harry H. Dow Memorial Legal Assistance Fund and the Asian Taskforce Against Domestic Violence.

AALAM would like to express our deep gratitude and thanks to Kimberly Brooks and the law firm of Mintz for their support in issuing Tuesday's press release. 

Be a donor and take advantage of this match opportunity to support the AOC's critical work and expand its capacity!

Click here to donate to the AOC. 

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, April 11, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Burns & Levinson LLP, 125 High St. Boston, MA 02110

    Come hear from intellectual property attorneys in litigation, patent prosecution, trademark, copyright, and more. Stay after the panel for some mingling!


    • Sophie Wang, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
    • Jeff Hsi, Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks P.C.
    • Jessica Chao, Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. 
    Moderator: Kat Delos Reyes, Burns & Levinson LLP
    • Thursday, April 27, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Boston Bar Association

    The Challenge to Diversity in Higher EducationStudents for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College -- litigation history and issues before the Supreme Court. 

    Join AALAM as we hear from WilmerHale lawyers, Andrew Scott Dulberg and Denise Tsai, who have represented Harvard since the beginning.  This in-person CLE panel will be moderated by AALAM Board Member, Yin Zhou. Please send any questions you would like to pose to the panelists by April 7 to Yin at

    A light lunch will be served

    WilmerHale has been accredited by the New York State and California State Continuing Legal Education Boards as a provider of continuing legal education. This program is being planned with the intention to offer CLE credit in California and non-transitional credit in New York. This program, therefore, is being planned with the intention to offer CLE credit for experienced New York attorneys only.  Attendees of this program may be able to claim England & Wales CPD.  WilmerHale has been approved as a Colorado Certified Provider, as recognized by the Colorado Supreme Court Continuing Legal and Judicial Education Committee. We will apply for Colorado CLE (after the program) if requested.  The type and amount of credit awarded will be determined solely by the Colorado Supreme Court. New Jersey grants reciprocal credit for programs that are approved in New York. We can also issue Connecticut credit. All attendees, regardless of jurisdiction, will receive a uniform certificate of attendance that shows the states in which the program was approved. CLE credit is not available for on-demand webinar recordings.

    • Wednesday, May 03, 2023
    • 7:10 PM
    • Fenway Park
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    Join AALAM for the Red Sox annual AAPI Heritage Celebration on May 3 when the Red Sox take on the Toronto Blue Jays at 7:10pm! 

    • Register by Sunday, March 19
    • Limited to AALAM members in good standing.
    • AALAM members may invite up to 1 guest.  

    Each ticket will also receive a Red Sox AAPI Celebration hat that features the translation of "Boston" in many AAPI languages on the underbrim.

    Arrive early to experience cultural performances! Special cultural themed food and drink will also be available for purchase.

    Let's go Red Sox! 

    Cancellation Policy: If you sign up and have to cancel, please do so immediately. Any registrants that cancel on or after Sunday, March 19 will be required to refund AALAM the cost of the ticket ($37). 

    Guest Policy: Friends, family members, and significant others are more than welcome to join us! AALAM members may invite up to 1 guest. Please include your guest registration when you sign up on the AALAM website, link below. 

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!

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

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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