MAABA Participates in Edwards Jones’ Diversity Expo

On November 8 and 9, 2010, MAABA participated in St. Louis-based investment firm, Edward Jones’ Diversity Expo which featured exhibits and presentations from St. Louis cultural and diversity organizations. MAABA sent representatives to meet with Edward Jones employees to explain and promote its mission.

MAABA Kicks Off Its Mentor-Mentee Program

Several MAABA members met with their mentee law students from Washington University and Saint Louis University for a dim sum brunch on Saturday, November 6. MAABA has been pairing public and private sector attorneys with law students for over five years now, and several former mentees are continuing their involvement with the program as mentors.

To join MAABA or participate as a Mentor or Mentee, click on our Membership Link, and download our application(s).

MAABA Hosts Midwest China Hub Commission Reception for Chinese Delegation

On November 4, 2010, MAABA hosted a cocktail reception for a delegation from China including leaders of the Civil Aviation Association of China, heads of Chinese airlines, and representatives of the Chinese Consul General’s office from Chicago at law firm Bryan Cave’s offices in downtown St. Louis. The Chinese delegation was visiting St. Louis through the Midwest China Hub Commission (MCHC), the public-private effort to establish a China Cargo Hub in St. Louis.

Welcome remarks were made by Chairman of Bryan Cave, Don Lents, and President of MAABA, Alexander Lee.

The reception was well-attended by St. Louis business and community leaders including Chairman of the MCHC, Mike Jones, Director of St. Louis Lambert International Airport, Rhonda Hamm-Niebrugge, CEO of the Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA), Dick Fleming, RCGA Senior Vice President, Steve Johnson, St. Louis County Associate Circuit Judge, Hon. Judy Draper, and Executive Director for the World Trade Center, Tim Nowak.

Members of other St. Louis Asian American organizations were also in attendance including General Director for the Young Asian Professionals Association (YAPA), Peter Chang, and President of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), Eling Lam.

Several MAABA members also attended a Blues Hockey game after the reception with the Chinese delegation and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay.

MAABA Founder Judge Judy Draper Wins Judge Retention Election

MAABA is pleased and honored to announce that MAABA Founding Member and Historian, Judge Judy Draper, retained her associate circuit judgeship in a St. Louis County-wide nonpartisan retention election on November 2, 2010.

Judge Draper has served as a Judge in St. Louis County Circuit Court since 2004 when she was appointed by Governor Bob Holden.