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CONNECTICUT ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2013 ANNUAL DINNER AWARD RECIPIENTS AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER
New Haven, CT - The Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association (CAPABA) will hold its 13th Annual Awards Dinner on Tuesday, October 29th, at the Omni Hotel in New Haven, Connecticut. There will be a 6 pm reception followed by the dinner at 7 pm. The Annual Dinner will feature the presentation of the CAPABA Impact and Diversity Awards and be highlighted by a keynote address. Individual tickets are $80 per person. Various sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.capaba.org.
Don H. Liu, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Xerox Corporation, will be awarded the 2013 CAPABA Impact Award. The Award recognizes an Asian Pacific American attorney who has provided exemplary service and support to CAPABA or the Asian Pacific American community for the 2012-2013 bar year. Don has been one of the nation’s most active and prominent Asian Pacific American advocates for diversity and last month was featured on the cover of Forefront Magazine for his efforts. CAPABA President Edward C. Lee said, “Don has been a valuable friend to CAPABA and many of its members over the years and we are delighted to recognize Don for all the contributions he has made to advance the interests of Asian Pacific Americans.”
The New Haven County Bar Association will be awarded the 2013 CAPABA Diversity Award. The Award recognizes organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to the diversity of the legal profession. The NHCBA was led this past year by Sung-Ho Hwang, the first Asian Pacific American attorney to serve as president in its 227-year history. Its efforts to promote diversity have not ended with Attorney Hwang’s trailblazing presidency as other minority lawyers are integral members of the NHCBA’s present and future leadership. CAPABA President Edward C. Lee said, “We are proud to celebrate the New Haven County Bar Association’s achievements in diversifying its leadership ranks and in serving as a model for all professional organizations.”
The annual dinner will be highlighted by its keynote speaker, the Honorable Carla Wong McMillian of the Georgia Court of Appeals. Judge McMillian is the first Asian Pacific American state appellate judge ever to be appointed in the Southeast. Prior to joining the Court of Appeals, Judge McMillian served as the State Court Judge for Fayette County, and was the first minority woman elected countywide to any office in Fayette County history and the first Asian-American female judge to be elected in Georgia. Judge McMillian is a 2012 recipient of the NAPABA Best Under 40 award. CAPABA President Edward C. Lee said, “We are thrilled to hear from and learn about one of the Asian Pacific American community’s true legal trailblazers and know that her story can be an inspiration for Connecticut.” About CAPABA Formed on May 1, 2000, the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association (CAPABA) is the only association focused towards all Asian Pacific American attorneys in Connecticut. CAPABA’s membership consists of attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and other interested individuals. Membership in CAPABA automatically includes membership in the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) that is the voice of over 40,000 Asian Pacific American attorneys nationwide through 65 state and local APA bar associations. CAPABA is the Connecticut affiliate of NAPABA. CAPABA’s mission is to establish a support network for Asian Pacific American attorneys and communities and those interested in Asian Pacific American legal issues throughout the state of Connecticut.