The Legal Aid Society Celebrates Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

 (from left) Seymour W. James, Jr., Attorney-in-Chief; Zimei Weng, Chinese Interpreter and translator in the Criminal Defense Practice; Jona Cosio, Staff Attorney in the Queens Neighborhood Office of the Civil Practice; Carolyn Kwon, Assistant Attorney–in-Charge in the Bronx Office of the Juvenile Rights Practice; and Sateesh Nori, Attorney-in-Charge of the Queens Neighborhood Office.

(from left) Seymour W. James, Jr., Attorney-in-Chief; Zimei Weng, Chinese Interpreter and translator in the Criminal Defense Practice; Jona Cosio, Staff Attorney in the Queens Neighborhood Office of the Civil Practice; Carolyn Kwon, Assistant Attorney–in-Charge in the Bronx Office of the Juvenile Rights Practice; and Sateesh Nori, Attorney-in-Charge of the Queens Neighborhood Office.

The Legal Aid Society celebrated Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage month yesterday with a special roundtable discussion titled  “Advocacy in Asian Pacific American Communities.” The panelists, including Zimei Weng, Chinese Interpreter and translator in the Criminal Defense Practice;  Jona Cosio, Staff Attorney in the Queens Neighborhood Office of the Civil Practice; and Carolyn Kwon, Assistant Attorney–in-Charge in the Bronx Office of the Juvenile Rights Practice,   discussed their impact on these communities through their work at The Legal Aid Society. Sateesh Nori, Attorney-in-Charge of the Queens Neighborhood Office,  facilitated this important discussion.

The Legal Aid Society was presented with Governor Cuomo’s Asian American Pacific Islander Month Proclamation by Manhattan Regional Representative, Aries Dela Cruz, the highest-ranking Filipino American at the state level in New York City. Aries is a strong advocate and leader for the LGBTQ community and is committed to protecting the rights of all New Yorkers.