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AABANY Announcements, September 6, 2011

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS September 6, 2011

In this edition

  1. Fall Conference Registration Now Open
  2. Thanks for Coming to the Happy Hour at Roam
  3. Take the AABANY "Get Connected" Survey
  4. Mentors Needed for AABANY Mentorship Program
  5. NAPABA Applauds Confirmation of Goodwin Liu as California Supreme Court Justice
  6. Recently Seen on WE Blog @ AABANY
  7. NYCLA Special Event on Sept. 7 to Commemorate 9/11
  8. NYCLA Hosts Free Law Student Networking Event on Sept. 7
  9. AAARI Tribute and Remembrance on Sept. 9: Asian Americans After 9/11
  10. NAPABA National Convention in Atlanta, GA: Sept. 15 Deadline
  11. Next Annual Dinner Committee Call: Sept. 21
  12. Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition 2011: Sept. 23 Registration Deadline
  13. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  14. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  15. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  16. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Fall Conference Registration Now Open: Early Bird Deadline on 9/1

 

AABANY's Second Annual Fall Conference, sponsored by Wells Fargo and Veritext and hosted by Skadden, will take place on Saturday, September 17.  Registration is now open, Early Bird Registration is now closedClick here to register now and click here for the Conference Brochure.  We have 16 programs to choose from, spanning Law Practice Management, Areas of Professional Practice, Ethics and Professionalism and Skills.  Each program offers 1.5 credits.  Our luncheon speaker is Sharon Hom, Executive Director of Human Rights in China.  A cocktail reception follows at the conclusion of the day.  We hope you can join us at the Fall Conference.  If you have any questions, please direct them to main@aabany.org.

 

Thanks for Coming to the Happy Hour at Roam

 

Last Thursday, August 31, AABANY held its End of Summer Happy Hour at Roam on 19th Street near 5th Ave. From 6 pm to 9 pm, we had the entire place to ourselves, and we filled it with many Board members, committee chairs, members and prospective members. Thanks to all those who came out; we hope everyone had a good time. For some photos from the event, see the slideshow (r.).

Take the AABANY "Get Connected" Survey

 

Help AABANY help you.  Take a moment today to let us know what you think of AABANY's programs and what else you think AABANY should be working on. Your feedback is vital to improving our benefits and programs.  Fill out the survey on-line at this link: http://bit.ly/aabany_survey.

 

Mentors Needed for AABANY Mentorship Program

 

Applications to the AABANY Mentor Program are now closed to mentees.  We would like as much as possible to match one mentor to one mentee and to that end, we are putting out a call to mentors. Thanks to the mentors who have already signed up. We need more to apply, so if you have not yet done so, please do so before the Fall Conference on September 17. If you have done so, please encourage others to apply.  We are in need of mentors in the following areas: corporate, international, intellectual property and immigration. We plan to introduce the mentors and mentees to each other during the cocktail reception at the conclusion of the Fall Conference.  If you have any questions about the Mentorship Program please contact Julie Kwon, the Program’s Coordinator.

Get Connected @ AABANY with a Mentor

 

NAPABA Applauds Confirmation of Goodwin Liu as California Supreme Court Justice

 

Last Thursday, August 31, the California Commission on Judicial Appointments unanimously confirmed the appointment of Goodwin Liu as a Justice of the California Supreme Court.  NAPABA issued the following press release:

WASHINGTON - Today, the three-member panel of the California Commission on Judicial Appointments unanimously confirmed Professor Goodwin H. Liu's nomination to the California Supreme Court. He will be sworn in as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California tomorrow in Sacramento by Governor Jerry Brown. The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association congratulates Professor Liu on his confirmation.

To read the full text of the press release, click here.

 

Recently Seen on WE Blog @ AABANY

 

A couple of interesting articles from the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal found their way to the AABANY blog last week:

Log on to WE Blog @ AABANY to check out these posts and leave your comments.

 

NYCLA Special Event on Sept. 7 to Commemorate 9/11

 

NYCLA invites you to participate in this illuminating roundtable discussion,  New York Neighbors for American Values, examining the impact and aftermath of the tragedy of September 11 on New York City and its diverse residents. Experts drawn from various organizations and universities will explore the real New York response, as we have lived it, examining the mistakes that were made as well as the extraordinary spirit of cooperation that was revealed following the attacks.  The discussion will center on the following topics:

  • Effect of the tragedy on the communities in downtown New York
  • Purpose of the rebuilding
  • Lost Freedoms
  • The aftermath of the tragedy for the Muslim/South Asian Community in New York
  • The role of the 9-11 Families

See Other Events below for further information and to register.

 

NYCLA Hosts Free Law Student Networking Event on Sept. 7

 

The New York County Lawyers' Association and its Young Lawyers' Section and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity cordially invite you to an exciting FREE Networking Reception sponsored by Kaplan PMBR Bar Review. All law students who attend will receive $200 off a Kaplan bar review course plus a chance to enter a raffle for a FREE course. See Other Events below for more information and to register.

 

AAARI Tribute and Remembrance on Sept. 9: Asian Americans After 9/11

 

A decade after the events of September 11, 2001, AAARI presents a special 10th anniversary encore screening of Tribute and Remembrance: Asian Americans After 9/11. Limited seating available and RSVP is required.  Phone 212-869-0182/0187 or email info@aaari.info.

Commissioned by the Asian American Federation in 2003, Tribute and Remembrance documents the extensive effects the 9/11 tragedy had on the Asian American community, by examining the economic impact of Chinatown, the toll on taxi cab drivers, INS deportation of Muslims, the mental health impact and 3 victims' family stories. In addition, it highlights some of the philanthropic efforts of the Asian American community following the tragedy.

After the screening, panelists will discuss the impact of 9/11 on Asian American communities in New York City over the past decade.

Moderator: Shazia Khan, NY1 News

Panelists

  • Wellington Z. Chen, Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corp.
  • Margaret M. Chin, Hunter College/CUNY
  • Mohammed Razvi, Council of Peoples Organization
 

NAPABA National Convention in Atlanta, GA: Sept. 15 Deadline

 

NAPABA’s National Convention this year will be taking place in Atlanta, Georgia, from Nov. 16 through 20, 2011, at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. Registration will be open soon. In the meantime, check the NAPABA website for some information on the program schedule and deadlines. Some dates to keep in mind:

Mark your calendars; hope to see you at the NAPABA National Convention in Atlanta in November.

Next Annual Dinner Committee Call: Sept. 21

The next meeting of the Annual Dinner Committee will be by conference call on September 21 at 5 pm. If you are interested in helping AABANY plan its biggest event of the year, please contact Jean Lee, Annual Dinner Committee Chair, at jean.lee@aabany.org. The Annual Dinner will take place at Cipriani Wall Street on February 29, 2012.

Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition 2011: Sept. 23 Registration Deadline

 

The Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition is a unique way of gaining experience in appellate advocacy for law students. Each year, the problem features a topic of interest to the Asian Pacific American community. Teams of two, preferably from the same law school and having completed their first year of law school, write an appellate brief and argue both sides of the issue. You do not have to be a member of your school’s Moot Court Honor Society or be Asian Pacific American - all upperclass law students are welcome to participate.

The Northeast Regional competition will be in Philadelphia, PA on October 21-22. The top two or three teams will advance to the National competition in Atlanta, GA on November 18-19.

In addition to the honor of participating in a very competitive competition, the winners of the National Competition receive a share of $10,000 in scholarship money provided by the NAPABA Law Foundation.

The registration deadline is September 23, 2011, but law students should sign up and start working on the problem now to maximize the amount of time to work on the problem. Visit the NAPABA Thomas Tang website here.

AABANY, as the New York regional affiliate of NAPABA, supports the competition by coaching and mooting teams in the New York area and by providing judges for the Northeast Regional and the nationals. Please contact us at main@aabany.org if you would like assistance in preparing for the competition or if you can help out our law students. CLE credits are available for attorneys judging the competition.

 

Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program

 

Do you have some time to volunteer to assist self-represented litigants in New York's courts?  Many opportunities exist through several Volunteer Attorney Programs to get trained to provide legal advice and assistance to pro se clients in housing, family law, consumer debt and foreclosure cases.  Please visit the Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program’s website to learn how you can help.

 

Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar

 
  • September 13: Board Meeting from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.  Click here to register by Sept. 9.
  • September 15: DEADLINE for NAPABA's Best Lawyers Under 40 Award Nominations.  For more information click here.
  • September 17:  Fall Conference: DIVERSIFY.  Skadden, 4 Times Square.  Early bird deadline closed on Sept. 1. For more information click here.
 

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

 
  • September 7: NYCLA Special Event to Commemorate 9/11 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at NYCLA's offices, 14 Vesey Street.  For more information click here.
  • September 7: NYCLA  Free Law Student Networking Event starting 6:30 PM at 14 Vesey Street, 2nd Floor Auditorium.  For more information click here.
  • September 9: AAARI holds a 9/11 Tribute and Remembrance from 6PM to 8PM, at the CUNY Graduate Center's Martin Segal Theatre, 365 Fifth Avenue.  For more information click here.
  • September 9: All Day Symposium: Civil Liberties Ten Years After 9/11, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, Room 400.  For more information click here.
  • September 9: NYSBA presents a CLE entitled "Same-Sex Marriage in New York: What Every Practitioner Needs to Know" from 9:00 AM to 1:15 PM at Affinia Manhattan, 371 Seventh Avenue at 31st Street.  For more information click here.
  • September 15: DEADLINE to register for the National Association of Women Judges National Conference. For more information click here.
  • September 15: Save the Date: MBBA's 2011 Officers and Board of Directors, Class of 2014 Installation Ceremony from 6:00 to 8:30 PM at Chadbourne & Parke LLP, 30 Rockefeller Plaza. For more information click here.
  • September 23: DEADLINE for Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition.  For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

 
  • Counsel, Coca-Cola Co., Whitestone, NY.  DEADLINE 9/7/11
  • Professor and Senior Fellow, St. John's University, Queens, NY. DEADLINE 9/18/11
  • Attorney – Labor and NYC Law Department. DEADLINE 9/30/11
  • Entry Level Associate, Itkowitz & Harwood, New York, NY. DEADLINE 9/30/11.
  • Staff Attorney, NYCLU, New York, NY.  DEADLINE 10/31/11

For more information on these listings and other open positions go to the AABANY Career Center.

 
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