A Look Back at 2010

Due to the generosity of our corporate and individual sponsors, VABAW continued the Hồng Đức student clerkship in Vietnam. Our 2010 Hồng Đức Clerk spent her summer at Baker McKenzie’s Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, office. And the highlight of 2010 was our Sixth Annual Banquet, with keynote speaker Andrew Lam, an accomplished author, editor,…

2009: Inspirations

In 2009, we continued our work with the other minority bar organizations on various issues and community events that affect diversity in the legal profession, including the Washington State Joint Asian Judicial Evaluation Committee, the Statewide Diversity Conference, and the Diversity Law Firm Survey. Due to the generosity of our corporate and individual sponsors, VABAW…

2008: Ambassadors to Our Communities

Due to the generosity of our corporate and individual sponsors, VABAW created the Hồng Đức student clerkship in Vietnam. VABAW partners with a law firm in Ho Chi Minh City and/or Hanoi, Vietnam who will host a law student for summer 2008 and provide the student with substantive legal work and client relations. VABAW will…

2007: Embracing Our Heritage

For 2007, we increased our membership base. Our paid members, their practice areas, and their language skills are listed on our website. VABAW held two quarterly membership events to provide opportunities for attorneys, law students, judges, and community members to network, socialize, and connect to each other. In April 2007, VABAW held a reception for…

2006: Raising the Bar

In 2006, VABAW celebrated two cultural membership events: Tet (the lunar new year) and Tet Trung Thu (the moon autumn festival). We also implemented our attorney-law student mentoring program. VABAW also participated in the 16th Annual “Walk for Rice” sponsored by the Asian Counseling and Referral Service. The highlight of 2006 was our second annual…