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AABANY Announcements, September 12, 2011

 

 

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS September 12, 2011

In this edition

  1. Fall Conference Registration Closing Soon
  2. Take the AABANY "Get Connected" Survey
  3. Mentors Needed for AABANY Mentorship Program
  4. AABANY Testifies at Redistricting Hearing in Queens
  5. Press Release: Joint Minority Bar Screening Panel
  6. Free Webinar: Twitter 1.0
  7. MinKwon Citizenship Clinic on Sept. 17
  8. NAPABA National Convention in Atlanta, GA: Sept. 15 Deadline
  9. Next Annual Dinner Committee Call: Sept. 21
  10. Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition 2011: Sept. 23 Registration Deadline
  11. On WE Blog @ AABANY: Organizing Tips for Attorneys
  12. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  13. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  14. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  15. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Fall Conference Registration Closing Soon

 

AABANY's Second Annual Fall Conference, sponsored by Wells Fargo, Veritext and Sprint and hosted by Skadden, will take place on Saturday, September 17.  Registration is now open and on-line registration will close at 5 pm on Thursday, Sept. 15Click 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.

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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

 

AABANY Testifies at Redistricting Hearing in Queens

 

The September 8, 2011, edition of Epoch Times reported on the public hearing held in Queens on Sept. 7 by LATFOR, the state re-districting commission, noting the presence of many Asian American community groups, including AABANY as a member of ACCORD, at the hearing. Click here to read the article in Chinese. Translated article appears here as a PDF file. (Thanks to Wei-Fang (Frank) Luo for the translation.) Coverage of the hearing also appeared on NY1 (follow this link on our blog).  To read the testimony by AABANY, click here.

Press Release: Joint Minority Bar Screening Panel

 

Recently, AABANY, together with representatives from the Association of Black Women Attorneys, Black Bar Association of Bronx County, Dominican Bar Association, Metropolitan Black Bar Association, the Puerto Rican Bar Association, and the South Asian Bar Association of New York, interviewed judicial candidates for Civil Court and Supreme Court in Kings County and New York County and issued ratings for each candidate that appeared before the panel. The report of the qualification ratings appears in a September 9, 2011, press release. AABANY was privileged to serve with the other minority bar associations to carry out the important work of this screening panel.

 

Free Webinar: Twitter 1.0

 

Julie Huang, President of her own PR firm Kaimen Company, will be presenting a free webinar entitled “Twitter 1.0 for Executives: How to Get Started.”  It will take place on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 4 pm to 5 pm.  Julie is an award-winning public relations professional with 15 years of success to her credit.  She has greatly assisted AABANY this year with its communications strategy.  Notice how we’re amped up to the gills with social media now? Credit goes to Julie for that.  But how do you as a busy lawyer get started with this thing called Twitter?  Is it useful to your practice as a lawyer?  In a word: YES!  If you have a computer with headphone or speakers and an internet connection, you can find out how.  Get more details and sign up by clicking here.

 

MinKwon Citizenship Clinic on Sept. 17

 

This Free Legal Clinic provides a great opportunity for AABANY attorneys to give back to the Asian American community members by providing basic legal consultation and application assistance for Citizenship Application.

It is scheduled to take place on Sept.  17 from 11 am to 5 pm at MinKwon’s offices in Flushing, Queens. CLE training available for non-expert attorneys.

Click here for more details.

 

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.

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 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.

 

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.

On WE Blog @ AABANY: Organizing Tips for Attorneys

In case you were not aware, AABANY for the last few years has had a part-time administrative assistant.  Her name is Margaret Langston and she has been a tremendous help to AABANY.  Besides assisting AABANY, Margaret is also a professional organizer and has helped many people and businesses get better organized.  Among her clientele are lawyers, so we asked Margaret to share on the AABANY blog some advice on how lawyers can organize themselves better.  She offers five tips.  The first installment can be found at this link.

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 14: Autumn Professionals Networking Night from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Amber Restaurant (West Village), 432 6th Ave.  For more information click here.
  • 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.
  • September 17: AABANY and MinKwon Center Present: Citizenship Clinic for the Asian American Community, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the MinKwon Center, 136-19 41st Avenue 3rd Floor, Flushing, NY 11355. For more information click here.
  • September 23: DEADLINE for Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition.  For more information click here.
 

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

 
  • September 13: Special Screening and Panel Discussion: Remembering September 11, sponsored by the Asian American Federation and APEX, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at One Time Warner Center, 10th Floor Screening Room.  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: 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 20: NYSBA Committee on Lawyers in Transition: Mock Interviewing Demonstration and Discussion, from 8:30 to 10:30 AM at Fordham Law School – Lincoln Center Campus, McNally Amphitheatre, 140 W 62nd Street. For more information click here.
  • September 22: MBBA cosponsors: "Becoming an Assistant District Attorney", from 6:00 to 8:30 PM at the New York County District Attorney's Office, 80 Centre Street, 8th Floor (Room 868). For more information click here.
  • September 24: MBBA and The Skillman Method™ LLC: "Excelling in Law School", from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, 4 Times Square. For more information click here.
  • September 26: MCCA 12th Annual Pathways to Diversity Conference, from 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, 1535 Broadway. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

 
  • 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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