Eugene Love Kim

Eugene Love Kim is a vice-chair of AABANY’s Pro Bono and Community Service Committee. At PBCS, he volunteers at the pro bono clinics to provide legal information and referral to the API community. On May 13, 2020, he moderated the webinar, “Anti-Asian Violence and Hate Arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic,” which addressed the increase in violent incidents against the Asian American community, and the relevant State and Federal laws for victims and witnesses of these hate crimes who seek to report them.

He received his law degree with a concentration in Criminal Law and Justice at Northeastern University School of Law. He was also the President of Northeastern Law’s branch of the Asian Pacific American Law Student’s Association. As a law student, Eugene was recognized for his commitment to the public interest and the API community by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Associations (NAPABA) Law Fund, the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM), and the Harry H. Dow Memorial Legal Assistance Fund.

Eugene works as a Public Defender in the Criminal Defense Practice at the Legal Aid Society where he represents indigent New Yorkers. He is also a representative of the Attorneys of Color at the Legal Aid Society and serves Legal Aid’s AAPI Heritage Committee. He is the Vice President of Mentoring for the Asian Mentoring Committee for Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York and a Big Brother for an API New York City high school student.

He is also one of the editors of the recently published book 50 People. 50 Stories. I AM ASIAN. by Asian & Loud, Kevin Wang (Editor), and Loretta M. Cheung (Editor). The book is a collection of 50 uncensored life stories written by 50 Asian authors from around the world representing different ages, careers, and perspectives. To view the book on Goodreads, click here