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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

    • Sunday, October 08, 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Larz Anderson Park in Brookline
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    Please note this is a rain delay date and replaces the original date of Saturday, September 23, 2023. 

    Join AALAM for our Annual Picnic on Sunday, October 8, 2023 from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm at the Larz Anderson Park in Brookline (picnic tables 3, 4 and 5 - click here for map). 

    Come hungry and ready to socialize! Sandwiches and appetizers will be catered by Ba Le. 

    Significant others, pets and children are welcome. Please register by Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023, so we can make sure we have enough food.

    • Saturday, October 14, 2023
    • 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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    AALAM is supporting Ricesticks & Tea on Saturday, October 14 from 6:00 am to 9:30 am 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 6:00 am at the Arlington Street Church and will conclude at around 9:30 am. And we'll head to Chinatown afterwards for some well-deserved dim sum! 

    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.

    • Sunday, October 22, 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Leo J. Martin Municipal Golf Course
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    Join us for the 2023 Annual AALAM Golf Tournament!

    Sunday, October 22 at 9:30 am 

    Leo J. Martin Memorial Golf Course 

    190 Park Rd, Weston, MA 02493

    6 teams of 4 will complete 9 holes scramble style. Teams will be assigned randomly. No golf experience or skill required! Rental clubs are available for $10, if you need to rent clubs, please arrive early to make those arrangements at the club house. Lunch will be served after the tournament. 

    Any questions, please contact Tiffany Ko ( or Emily Sy ( 

    • Wednesday, October 25, 2023
    • 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hilton Stamford Hotel, One First Stamford Place, Stamford, CT 06902
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    • Tuesday, November 14, 2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • Suffolk Law School Mock Trial Room (120 Tremont St., Boston)

    AALAM - More than a Mock: A Trial Presentation

    AALAM invites its members interested in trial work and litigation to watch Attorney Garrett Lee and Justice Jason Chan try a civil case. The trial will be presided over by the well-respected Justice Asha White.

    The program is intended to provide law students and young attorneys a truncated but realistic example of trial work. The trial will be fast-paced and go from jury selection all the way through closing arguments. The full mock experience will be crammed into a two hour session with a Q&A session to follow.

    Whether you are interested in trial work or just want to see a showdown between two attorneys with litigation experience, this free program is a great opportunity to learn about trials!

    Date: November 14, 2023

    Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Location: Suffolk Law School Mock Trial Room (120 Tremont Street, Boston, 02108)

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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