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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

    • Friday, December 08, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Empire Garden, Boston Chinatown
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    The Harry H. Dow Memorial Legal Assistance Fund (Dow Fund) will be hosting its annual fundraising dinner on Friday, December 8, 2023 at Empire Garden in Boston Chinatown.  

    This year, the Dow Fund is honored to welcome Helen Zia, author, activist and former journalist, as our keynote speaker and recipient of the Long Arc of Justice Award.  In addition, we are pleased to present the Justice in Action Award to Myong Joun, former AALAM President, and the AALAM Community Service Award to Renee Inomata.  We will also be celebrating the AALAM/Dow Fund Scholarship recipient, Shashank Vura, a 3L at Harvard Law School. 

    You may also purchase tickets and sponsorships here.  If you cannot attend but would like to contribute to the Dow Fund, please click here.

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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