In August, the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts 2006-07 Board voted to co-sponsor the Asian American Election Protection and Poll Monitoring with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, ("AALDEF") workshop and work regarding poll monitoring for voting to enforce order on Asian voting rights.
Attorney Glenn D. Magpantay presented to the board. AALAM sponsored a workshop event for AALDEF to train volunteers to assist in elections monitoring for Nov. 7.
The AALAM Legaline TV show is going into its second season. Hosted by AALAM board members, the show, which first aired in October 2005, interviews experts on various fields of interest, including family law, cultural considerations, real estate, intellectual property and immigration.
AALAM is working to pass on its tradition with the AALAM Foundation and also increase the AALAM scholarship award given annually. Effective status for the Foundation is projected to be achieved spring 2007.
The new officers of the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts are: President Ingrid Chiemi Schroffner of Burns & Levinson LLP; Vice President Tina Matsuoka of the Attorney General's Office; Treasurer H. Joon Chung of Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds PC; Secretary Joel Buenaventura of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health; and the Director of AALAM Foundation Jeffrey Hsi of Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge.
The City Solicitors and Town Counsel Association is holding its Annual Meeting from Thursday, Nov. 2 to Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Williams Inn in historic Williamstown, Mass. A full slate of educational seminars is now being planned that will include a "boot camp" for municipal attorneys focusing on the basics of municipal finance. For more information, contact CSTCA Executive Director Jim Lampke at (781) 749-9922 or [e-mail jimbosail].
The Hampden County Bar Association and the Hampden District Medical Society will hold their 13th Annual Legal-Medical Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House in Holyoke. The keynote speaker will be Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall. For reservations or more information, contact Executive Director Judith K. Potter at (413) 732-4648. The deadline for reservations is Nov. 7.
The Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association will hold its Western Massachusetts Law Student Reception, co-sponsored this year by the Massachusetts Bar Association, at Western New England College School of Law at 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 5'€“7 p.m. at the WNEC Law School lobby. For more information, contact Western Mass. Section Chair Jane Rothchild at [e-mail Jane558].
The Middlesex County Bar Association will hold its 106th Annual Banquet on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington. The guest of honor and recipient of the President's Award will be the Hon. Martha B. Sosman, associate justice of the Supreme Judicial Court. For more information, contact Executive Director Diane M. Verner at (617) 494-4150.