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  • Sunday, September 10, 2017 11:25 PM | Anonymous

  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:05 PM | Anonymous member

    Applications are now being accepted for 2017-2019 NAPABA NE Regional Governor and 2017-2018 NAPABA NE Regional Governor Alternate.  If you are interested in either or both positions, please submit your candidate statement and any supporting documents to Jona Kim ( and Rahat Babar ( by Thursday, September 7, 2017, at 11:59 (ET).

  • Friday, June 23, 2017 9:22 PM | Anonymous

    AALAM happily congratulates Judge Sabita Singh on her appointment as an associate justice to the Massachusetts Appeals Court on Wednesday, June 21. 2017.  AALAM works to support, promote and foster a diverse judiciary in Massachusetts and sincerely congratulates Judge Singh on her accomplishment.

  • Friday, June 23, 2017 9:19 PM | Anonymous

    LtoR: Geoff Why of Verrill Dana, Emily Yu of Biomed Realty, Michelle Wu (honoree) of Boston City Council and Paul Lee of Goodwin attending the Roosevelt Dinner on May 31, 2017

  • Friday, June 23, 2017 9:18 PM | Anonymous

    AALAM applauds the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Maslenjak v. U.S. which protects immigrant communities and civil rights.  AALAM had joined the amicus brief filed by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) to express concern with the government’s ability to criminally prosecute naturalized citizens for making minor, immaterial misstatements in the immigration and naturalization process.  AALAM sincerely thanks and congratulates the entire amicus team for their deft, hard work in achieving this result.  Here is a link to AAJC's amicus brief and press release on the Supreme Court's decision.

  • Saturday, June 17, 2017 9:48 PM | Anonymous

    Join AALAM and the Boston Bar Foundation at this signature event featuring some of Boston's top restaurants, live music, beer and wine, and - back by popular demand - the chocolate fountains!

    Boston Bar Summer Fundraiser

    Thursday, June 29, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Boston Bar - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

    Tickets are normally $75 per person.

    Members can attend for $10. Guests and non-members for the discounted rate of $20. RSVP soon as AALAM-subsidized tickets are limited.

  • Saturday, June 17, 2017 9:32 PM | Anonymous


    Hosted by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (APABA-PA)

    "Diversity in the Face of Adversity"

    Official Conference Location

    Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law | 3320 Market Street


    Registration for the Northeast Regional Conference is now open! Click here to register.


    Interested in demonstrating a commitment to diversity and the advancement of APA causes? Consider sponsoring the NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference and APABA-PA Annual Banquet September 8-10. Click here to see packet for sponsorship levels or contact for more details.


    For more information, contact the Northeast Regional organizers at

    Click here to visit the APABA-PA Northeast Regional Conference website. 

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:04 AM | Anonymous

    Join the Women's Bar Association, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Asian-American Association of Massachusetts, Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys, Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association and the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston for this dynamic conference.

    Special thanks to O'Brien & Levine Court Reporting Services and the Boston Bar Association for sponsoring this event.

    Welcoming remarks by Chief Judge Patti B. Saris and Chief Justice Judith Fabricant.


    Panelists & Sessions

    Empirical Data on Women Lawyers as Lead Counsel

    Get real data and hear from the authors of two groundbreaking reports on the importance of women on trial teams, together with juries’ perceptions.

    Dana Alvare, Research Fellow, Temple University's Beasley School of Law, "Vying for the Lead in the 'Boys Club' Understanding the Gender Gap in Multidistrict Litigation Leadership Appointments"

    Galina Davidoff, Ph.D., Litigation Conflict Resolution Consultant, Juries' Perceptions of Women Lawyers

    Stephanie A. Scharf, Scharf Banks Marmor, LLC, Co-Author of "First Chairs at Trial: More Women Need Seats at the Table"

    Women Lawyers on Trial Teams: How In-House Counsel are Making a Difference

    This distinguished panel of top in-house counsel will discuss how companies are ensuring that women have important roles on trial teams. Having in-house counsel insist on women at the counsel table is one of the best ways to increase the number and experiences of women in the courtroom, as well enhancing advocacy and improving the effectiveness of trial teams.

    Moderator: Mark Roellig, Chief Technology and Administrative Officer, MassMutual

    Ellen L. Farrell, Assistant General Counsel/Product Law, Toyota North America

    Karen V. Morton, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Litigation, Liberty Mutual

    Kate O'Leary, Global Executive Litigation Counsel, General Electric Corporation

    Tips from Experienced Trial Lawyers

    This panel will discuss how top female trial attorneys have gained experience in the courtroom and achieved success. They will explore the importance of not only staffing trial teams with women, but also ensuring that they play significant roles on those teams gaining the skills necessary to develop into seasoned trial lawyers.

    Moderator: Michelle Peirce, Co-Chair of Litigation Practice, Donoghue Barrett & Singal, P.C.

    Lisa G. Arrowood, Partner, Arrowood Peters LLP

    Mayeti Gametchu, Assistant Regional Director, Securities and Exchange Commission, Boston Office

    Hon. Nancy Gertner, United States District Court of Massachusetts (ret.), Senior Lecturer, Harvard Law School

    Joan A. Lukey, Practice Group Leader, Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

    Maureen Mulligan, Partner, Peabody & Arnold LLP

    The Next Generation of Women Trial Lawyers

    This panel of up and coming stars will discuss the current climate and how they have gained trial experience or positioned themselves to take that next step to try their first case. They also will share their experiences as to what has helped to open the door to that coveted lead counsel role.

    Moderator: Pamela E. Berman, Partner, Bowditch & Dewey, LLP

    Kimberly A. Dougherty, Managing Partner, Boston Office, Andrus Wagstaff, P.C.

    Heather M. Gamache, Partner, Prince Lobel Tye LLP

    Elizabeth A. Kayatta, Associate, Arrowood Peters LLP

    Sa'adiyah K. Masoud, Associate, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

    Scarlett M. Rajbanshi, Associate, Peabody & Arnold LLP

    A View from the Bench

    Our judges will discuss what they have observed in successful lead female trial counsel and what judges can do through appointments, mentoring and encouraging women to have a role during trials and hearings to help increase the number of women trying cases. They will provide advice, based upon their experiences, of the best way to attain the lead counsel roles.

    Moderator: Hon. Barbara Lenk, Associate Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

    Hon. Heidi Brieger, Associate Justice, Massachusetts Superior Court

    Hon. Allison D. Burroughs, United State District Court for the District of Massachusetts

    Hon. Denise J. Casper, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

    Hon. Janet L. Sanders, Associate Justice, Massachusetts Superior Court

    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    12 PM - 5 PM, Reception 5 PM - 6 PM

    Moakley Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room

    One Courthouse Way

    Boston, MA 02210

    $40 for WBA members and members of co-sponsoring organizations, $100 for non-members.

    Please email Maura Bastarache at for the discount code for co-sponsoring organizations.

     Register Today →

  • Friday, April 21, 2017 3:56 PM | Anonymous

    AALAM proudly joined the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) and 42 of its national associate and affiliate bar associations in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to support the preliminary injunction of President Trump’s March 6, 2017, revised executive order barring individuals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.  The link to NAPABA's press release can be found here: press release

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