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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. 

Upcoming events

    • Friday, December 02, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Empire Garden
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    Registration is closed

    The Harry H. Dow Memorial Legal Assistance Fund (Dow Fund) will be hosting its annual fundraising dinner on Friday, December 2, 2022.  Due to the pandemic, the Dow Dinner has been held virtually the past 2 years, but we will finally be in person this year at Empire Garden in Boston Chinatown.  

    AALAM has 6 tickets available limited to attorneys. If you are a law student and would like to attend the dinner as a volunteer, please contact Jessie Yip at  

    You may also purchase tickets and sponsorships at  

    This year, the Dow Fund is honored to welcome Dr. Pam Eddinger, President of Bunker Hill Community College, as our keynote speaker.  In addition, we are pleased to present long time justice advocate Paul W. Lee, co-founder of the Asian Community Fund at the Boston Foundation and retired partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, with the Long Arc of Justice Award, and outstanding community organizer Beth Huang, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Voter Table, with the Justice in Action Award.  We will also be celebrating the AALAM/Dow Fund Scholarship recipients, Juliana Chang, a 2L at Harvard Law School, and Tiffany Wang, a 2L at Northeastern University Law School.  

    We hope to see you on December 2nd! 

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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