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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. 

AALAM serves as a professional and social network for its members, who practice in all sectors of the legal profession.

Please check out the announcements page for the latest postings, register for AALAM-sponsored events on our events page, view, post and comment on our forums regarding available job postings and other opportunities, update your profile and visit our member directory (members only access).

Learn more about us, our current board of directors, the AALAM/Dow Fund scholarship and our other awards

Join a powerful network of Asian Pacific American attorneys in Massachusetts and nationwide!

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.

Click here for more information about the benefits of being an AALAM member.

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, January 25, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • State House, Great Hall

    Join AALAM and other bar members as we urge legislators to increase funding for civil legal aid!  Each year, hundreds of attorneys participate in one of the largest lobby days at the Massachusetts State House. Their goal is to urge lawmakers to protect state funding for programs that provide civil legal aid to low-income Massachusetts residents.

    Organized by the Equal Justice Coalition, this legislative funding campaign calls on state lawmakers to adequately fund the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) line item in the Fiscal Year 2019 state budget.

    Please register here if you plan to attend (even if through your own firm or organization) as we'd love to know the strength of our numbers!

    Walk to the Hill 2018

    Thursday, January 25th

    11 am – 1 pm

    State House, Great Hall

    At the 18th Annual Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid in 2017, nearly 700 attorneys heard from various speakers, including the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court and the presidents of the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations, about the critical role that civil legal aid plays in ensuring equal access to justice. They then visited their state Senators and Representatives to encourage them to provide $23 million in funding for civil legal aid in the fiscal year 2018 Massachusetts state budget.

    • Friday, February 02, 2018
    • Saturday, February 03, 2018

    • Saturday, February 03, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Harvard Law School, Ames Courtroom

    Harvard Law School's APALSA invites AALAM members to attend our 2018 Trial Reenactment. This year's case - the Heart Mountain Trials - is about the prosecution of Japanese-American interned during WWII who refused to be drafted into the U.S. military, and it touches on important questions of race, citizenship, and protest that remain relevant today.

    The hour-long reenactment will take place on Saturday, February 3rd at 4PM, and will be immediately followed by a discussion session led by Judge Kiyo Matsumoto of EDNY, Judge Denny Chin of the 2nd Circuit, and Ms. Kathy Chin of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. 

    You can RSVP for the reenactment at Please contact with any questions.

    • Friday, February 16, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Hei La Moon, 88 Beach Street, Boston, MA

    You are invited to join AALAM for dim sum and to talk about your practices. Meet new people, expand your networks or just come to enjoy good food with friendly colleagues. You don't have to work in a small firm or be in solo practice to enjoy the event. Attorneys, law students and business professionals are all welcome. If you ever wanted to expand your contacts, learn more about solo practice, or just get ideas to create more business, then come join us!

    Please register to attend this event. Space is limited.

    • Saturday, February 24, 2018

    From the conference chairs:

    The conference theme for this year is "Finding Your Voice" which emphasizes finding yourself, your goals for law school and your career, and carving your own path.

    We are very excited to host Judge Eleanor Sinnott from the Bostom Municipal Court as our keynote speaker.

    The programming will include the following panels: School, Work & Identity; Oral Advocacy; and Resumes & Interviewing. We will also  host a speed mentoring session and a cocktail reception.

    • Monday, February 26, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Proskauer Rose LLP, One International Place
    Join AALAM for its lunar new year party, hosted at Proskauer Rose LLP.
    • Thursday, April 12, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hei La Moon, 88 Beach Street

    Please join us at our 34th Anniversary Banquet on Thursday, April 12, 2017, beginning at 6:00 pm at Hei La Moon Restaurant in Boston’s Chinatown (88 Beach Street, Boston, Massachusetts).

    Register by March 30.

    • Friday, June 08, 2018
    • Sunday, June 10, 2018
    • Mohegan Sun Convention Center

    2018 Northeast Regional Conference

    Save the date for the NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference, "Cultivate. Collaborate. Change.," taking place June 8-10, 2018, at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center, Uncasville, CT.
    Call for Programs for the NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference has opened. Submissions can be made at

    • Thursday, November 08, 2018
    • Sunday, November 11, 2018
    • Sheraton Grand Chicago

    Official Convention Hotel
    The 2018 NAPABA Convention will take place at the Sheraton Grand Chicago in Chicago, IL, from Nov. 8-11, 2018.
    The NAPABA Convention is an annual gathering of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 50,000 attorneys and over 80 national, state, and local bar associations. Join us as we celebrate our 30th anniversary in Chicago!

    • Jan. 26 | Call for Programs opens
    • June 15 | Early bird registration, housing block, and scholarship application open
    Sponsor the 2018 NAPABA Convention
    Connect with a diverse network of attorneys, including general counsels of Fortune 500 and 1000 companies, federal and states judges, and law processors from around the country and internationally. Consider the many benefits of sponsoring the NAPABA Convention and view the 2018
    NAPABA Sponsorship Brochure for more information.
    2017 NAPABA Convention Photo Gallery
    The 2017 NAPABA Convention Photo Gallery is now available for viewing! Photos are also available for purchase at the link below.



Past events

Saturday, January 13, 2018 Volunteer at Rice Sticks and Tea Asian Food Pantry!
Friday, December 01, 2017 32nd Annual Harry H. Dow Memorial Legal Assistance Fund Dinner
Friday, November 03, 2017 AALAM Dinner @NAPABA Convention
Thursday, November 02, 2017 BBA Beacon Award for Diversity & Inclusion
Saturday, October 28, 2017 25th Annual Silk Road Gala
Thursday, October 26, 2017 AALAM Kick-Off Event and Trivia Night
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 2017 ASIAN AMERICAN ELECTION PROTECTION
Thursday, October 05, 2017 17th Annual CAPABA Dinner
Monday, October 02, 2017 What It's Like to Be Legal Counsel for the Massachusetts Port Authority
Saturday, September 23, 2017 Annual BBQ
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Becoming an Assistant U.S. Attorney
Friday, September 08, 2017 2017 NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference
Thursday, August 24, 2017 2017 NAPABA Central Regional Conference
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 Second Annual Affinity Bar Mixer
Thursday, July 20, 2017 2017 NAPABA Western Regional Conference
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Hot Summer, Hot Lunch, Hot Seat
Thursday, June 29, 2017 Boston Bar Foundation Summer Fundraiser
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice
Thursday, June 08, 2017 Women Lawyers Leading Cases in the Courtroom
Friday, May 26, 2017 Asian American Commission Unity Dinner
Friday, May 19, 2017 Chinese Progressive Association’s 40th Anniversary Gala
Monday, May 15, 2017 BBA 2017 Law Day Dinner
Thursday, May 04, 2017 Mass Bar Association 2017 Annual Dinner
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 AALAM Annual Banquet
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 Career Development Panel
Friday, April 28, 2017 NUSL Solo and Small Firm Symposium
Friday, April 28, 2017 Asian Community Development Corporation - Dim Sum Breakfast
Thursday, April 27, 2017 MBA CLE: Navigating Unconscious Bias
Sunday, March 26, 2017 Lunch with NAPABA President, Cyndie Chang
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 MBA: How to Identify Implicit Bias in Jury Selection Through Voir Dire
Thursday, February 16, 2017 Dim Sum with AALAM and BANG
Friday, February 10, 2017 Suffolk APALSA Lunar New Year Celebration
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 Judicial Application Process: An Evening with Experts
Thursday, February 02, 2017 Networking Across the Bar "Alphabet Soup" Mixer
Monday, December 05, 2016 AALAM Holiday Party
Friday, December 02, 2016 31st Annual Harry H. Dow Memorial Legal Assistance Fund Dinner
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 AALAM Kick-Off Event and Trivia Night
Saturday, November 05, 2016 2016 Silk Road Gala
Saturday, November 05, 2016 AALAM lunch at 2016 NAPABA San Diego Convention
Thursday, October 20, 2016 Boston Bar Association 2016 Annual Meeting Luncheon
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 Meet the Asian Outreach Unit
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 CAPABA's 16th Annual Dinner
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 AALAM Institute Series: Attorney-Client Privilege
Saturday, September 17, 2016 Annual BBQ
Friday, August 05, 2016 AALAM Dim Sum
Saturday, June 11, 2016 Golf Day
Friday, June 10, 2016 AALAM Dim Sum at Hei La Moon
Thursday, June 09, 2016 Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice: 2016 Annual Reception
Friday, June 03, 2016 Asian American Commission Unity Dinner
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 My Trip History: A Conversation with Salle Yoo, General Counsel of Uber
Saturday, May 14, 2016 Volunteering at Ricesticks & Tea
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Government and Public Interest Attorneys Mix and Mingle
Thursday, February 11, 2016 Lunar New Year Celebration

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

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16 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108-3774

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