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AABA 32nd Installation and Awards Ceremony

  • 17 Sep 2019
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • St. Jane Hotel, 230 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL


  • Paid AABA Member ticket purchased after September 6
  • ticket already included in sponsorship
  • Current paid AABA members who are law firm attorneys, purchase before September 6, 2019
  • Non AABA law firm attorneys who purchase ticket prior to September 6
  • price includes one year of AABA Chicago Membership

We are pleased to announce that the Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago (“AABA-Chicago”) is celebrating its 32nd Annual Installation Ceremony and Awards Reception on September 17, 2019.

At this year’s Installation Ceremony, AABA is honoring several well-known Chicago lawyers who have made significant contributions to promoting diversity and inclusion in our legal profession. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will receive AABA Chicago’s Sandra J. Otaka Trailblazer Award, our bar’s highest honor, which recognizes the outstanding achievements, commitment, and leadership of lawyers who have paved the way for the advancement of other Asian Pacific American attorneys and diverse attorneys in general.

Also receiving awards will be Binal Patel, partner with Banner & Witcoff, Courtney Fong, Chief Legal Officer & Chief Privacy Officer with CompTIA, Kristina Yi, Chief of Homicide Task Force for the Cook County Public Defender’s Office, and Jean Y. Liu, attorney with Kaufman, Dolowich and Voluck. Binal will receive the Law Firm Partner Diversity Leadership Award for his substantial and lasting contributions to the legal profession, as well as the broader Chicago Asian-American community. Courtney will receive AABA Chicago’s In-House Counsel Diversity Leadership Award for his leadership in the local and national in house counsel communities. Kristina will receive AABA Justice Award for her long standing commitment to providing access to equal justice through public service.  Jean will receive AABA’s Rising Star Award for her high achievement, vision, leadership and community service.

For three decades, AABA Chicago has played a pivotal role in encouraging diversity, promoting the area’s vibrant legal community, and representing the interests of thousands of community stakeholders. In large part, we are able to pursue and advance our mission due to your generous support. As AABA Chicago’s 32nd Annual Installation fast approaches, we hope that you will support our endeavors.

In addition to supporting a good cause, sponsoring our Installation Ceremony and Awards Reception presents a number of benefits including exposure to other local bar associations and to over 1,500 members, colleagues and friends through our marketing and e-newsletters.

If you have any questions about sponsorship opportunities, please let us know. Thank you for your consideration, and we hope you will join us in celebrating AABA Chicago at its 32nd Annual Installation Ceremony and Awards Reception.

Very truly yours,

Gary Zhao, President of AABA Chicago 

Asian American Bar Association of

Greater Chicago

321 S Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604

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