Raising the Bar



AWIB features prominent Asian women in the legal profession in our annual series, aptly titled Raising the Bar.  Our first program was in 2011, a year when we thought this would be a one time event.  Our panel of leaders in the legal profession inspired the sold out crowd of women, anxious to see how we are achieving success in the legal profession.  Based on the clear need for legal role models, our second year featured Asian women Judges, women who have made a positive impact in the American judicial system. Our third year consisted of Asian women in management roles as prosecutors, women who protect the public interest.  At the fourth Raising the Bar, we had a group of Asian Women corporate counsels and for the fifth, we featured a powerful group of Partners in major firms.

Raising the Bar 2017

Raising the Bar: Creating a Legal Path
April 19, 2017

How do you find the right position as a legal professional? The straight as an arrow approach may work for some but for others, finding your niche, that spot where you can shine, takes trial and error.  Our panel of attorneys polished their skills, experienced different environments, took risks, learned outside the box and found that spot which fulfilled them as lawyers.  They are thriving and making an impact but most important of all, found their calling.  

5:30 to 6:00 - Registration and Reception
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Program

AWIB members: Free
Non-members: $25.00

Panel Members

Kimberly LauPartner and Chair, Title IX/College Disciplinary Department, 
Warshaw Burstein LLP

Lisa Lim, Partner, Akerman LLP
Manisha Sheth, Executive Deputy Attorney General, Office of the NYS Attorney General

Akerman LLP
666 Fifth Avenue | 20th Floor
New York, NY 10103
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Registration is required to attend.

Past Raising the Bar Forums:

2016: Raising the Bar: The Door Between Public and Private Sectors
2015: Raising the Bar: Asian Women Partners in Major Firms
2014 Raising the Bar: Asian Women Corporate Counsel
2013 Raising the Bar and Tearing Down Barriers: Asian Women Prosecutors and the Pursuit of Justice

2012 Raising the Bar: Perspectives on Taking the Bench
2011 Raising the Bar: Asian Women Leading in the Legal Profession





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