APALA-NJ News

Inaugural Edition of the APALA-NJ Newsletter is Available

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The Rutgers-Camden APALSA Thanksgiving Feast Event

The Rutgers-Camden APALSA Chapter helped to coordinate volunteer recruiting for a Thanksgiving Feast in Camden, NJ. The Thanksgiving Feast was sponsored by Touch New Jersey, Inc., a non-profit whose mission is to help alleviate poverty by providing food and resources to individuals and families in need. Of the 120 volunteers, over 30 were students from Rutgers-Camden and members of various New Jersey Bar Associations. As stated by Touch New Jersey's latest newsletter, perhaps as many as 300 meals were served in all, and volunteers said the turnout seemed to highlight the toll of unemployment on local families. But for a few hours on Saturday, November 20, 2010, their unemployment histories and the hurt didn't matter. There was turkey and stuffing, broccoli casserole and pumpkin pie and so much to be thankful for!

5th Annual APALA-NJ Golf Classic & Dinner

On Thursday, August 12, 2010, the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey hosted its 5th Annual APALA-NJ Golf Classic & Dinner. More than 60 golfers braved some stormy weather and played a round at the beautiful Wild Turkey Golf Club of The Crystal Springs Resorts, Hamburg, New Jersey, and another 30 members and friends joined us for dinner at the Club. After a great meal, we held an exciting live auction where, thanks to our sponsors, APALA-NJ auctioned off prizes ranging from a Wii to luxury box seats at the new Meadowlands Stadium.

This year's Classic was a great success. Best of all, APALA-NJ donated half of the proceeds from the Classic to the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund ("AALDEF"). Thank you to all of you who participated in planning various aspects of the outing and who came out to play or share a meal.

Jin Hwang to Serve as Northeast Regional Governor to NAPABA for 2010-2012

Congratulations to APALA-NJ member, Jin Hwang, on her appointment to serve as the Northeast Regional Governor to NAPABA for the 2010-2012 term.