Fordham Law Alumnus and Son Honored By NY State Bar Association

Norman Lau Kee ’55 and his son, Glenn Lau-Kee, were named recipients of the Hon. George Bundy Smith Pioneer Award by the New York State Bar Association. The annual award recognizes lawyers who demonstrate commitment to legal excellence, community, and mentoring. The award, presented by the State Bar’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, honored the father and son for their outstanding record of public service and their dedication to providing New York City’s Chinatown community with exceptional legal services.

After graduating from Fordham Law, Norman Lau Kee founded the family law firm Kee & Lau-Kee, PLLC, and, in so doing, became the third Chinese-American lawyer to practice in Chinatown. The Lau Kee family has worked tirelessly on behalf of the community, including helping found Chinatown’s YMCA in the 1970s and the US-Asia Institute in 1979. Norman Lau Kee is a recipient of the Greater New York City YMCA Order of the Red Triangle. He is a former chairman of the Federal Advisory Commission to the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

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