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AABANY Announcements, December 5, 2011

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS December 5, 2011

In this edition

  1. AABANY Holiday Party at Pranna: Dec. 9
  2. Holiday Parties Tonight Dec. 5
  3. Congratulations to Karen Wu, NYSBA Outstanding Young Lawyer
  4. AABANY In the News: Yim & Chuang
  5. Report of the Nominations Committee
  6. Pro Bono and Community Service Committee Presents Community Workshops on Dec. 10
  7. Next Annual Dinner Committee Call: Dec. 13
  8. AABANY cosponsors Town Hall Meeting/Securing the Golden Years: Dec 13
  9. Margaret Ling Speaks at Program on Commercial Condos and Co-ops
  10. Vincent Chang at NYCLA Public Hearing on Impact of Budget Cuts on Judiciary
  11. Real Estate Bankrutpcy CLE Course: 19 FREE Credits
  12. NYSBA Antitrust Section Seeks Diverse Attorneys
  13. Apply for Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program by Dec. 30
  14. Apply for AALFNY 2012 Community Service Scholarships
  15. On WE Blog @ AABANY: APA Employee Survey, Join Your Community Board, Moonlighting: NAPABA
  16. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  17. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  18. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  19. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY Holiday Party at Pranna: Dec. 9

Please join us at Pranna, in the North Balcony, for AABANY's Annual Holiday Party. Share some holiday cheer and catch up with AABANY members and friends. Let us know that you're coming by registering at bit.ly/AABANY_HolidyPty2011. Hope to see you at Pranna on Dec. 9!

AABANY Holiday Party

Holiday Parties Tonight Dec. 5

Join our sister affiliate APALA-NJ at the HSBC Holiday Mixer in Hoboken, at the Black Bear Bar & Grill on Dec. 5. More details below under Other Events on the AABANY Calendar. Also, the Prosecutors' Committee will be holding a holiday party and recruitment drive for AABANY and NAPIPA at December 5 at Manchester Pub in Manhattan on Dec. 5. More details below under Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar.

Congratulations to Karen Wu, NYSBA Outstanding Young Lawyer

Karen Wu, Co-Chair of AABANY’s Pro Bono and Community Service Committee, has been recognized by the New York State Bar Association as an Outstanding Young Lawyer. As stated by NYSBA’s Young Lawyers Section:

Each year the Young Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association honors a young lawyer who has rendered outstanding service to both the community and legal profession. The Outstanding Young Lawyer Award recognizes an attorney who has actively practiced less than 10 years, and has a distinguished record of commitment to the finest traditions of the Bar through public service and professional activities.

Karen, as an associate at Perlman & Perlman and in her numerous volunteer and community service activities, amply meets the requirements of the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. Please join us in congratulating Karen on this outstanding achievement. You can reach her directly at karen.wu@aabany.org, or feel free to leave a comment on this post.

KarenWu

AABANY In the News: Yim & Chuang

Jane Chuang, AABANY IP Committee Co-Chair, and her partner Michael Yim (also an AABANY member) were mentioned in a Nov. 23 New York Times article about young lawyers taking the path of starting their own law firms rather than taking the traditional law firm route.  Congratulations to Michael and Jane!

Report of the Nominations Committee

Nominations Committee Chair Linda Lin submits the Report of the Nominations Committee for 2011. The Report lists the candidates that the Committee has found qualified for the Directors and Officers vacancies for the upcoming elections in January.

Pro Bono and Community Service Committee Presents Community Workshops on Dec. 10

On Saturday, December 10, AABANY's Pro Bono and Community Service Committee working in conjunction with the Indochina Sino-American Community Center (ISACC) will be presenting two community workshops to inform and educate the Asian American community about important legal issues. In the morning Pauline Yeung-Ha and Kin Ng will speak about financial abuse of senior citizens, and in the afternoon Nelson Mar will discuss educational rights of immigrants in New York City public schools. For more information, go to bit.ly/CmmtyWkshps_IndoChnaSinoAmrcn. Please help us spread the word to the community about this program.

Next Annual Dinner Committee Call: Dec. 13

The next meeting of the Annual Dinner Committee will be by conference call on December 13 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.

AABANY cosponsors Town Hall Meeting/Securing the Golden Years: Dec 13

Join AABANY, NYU A/P/A Institute, AARP and the Asian American Journalists Association for this informative meeting on aging in the APA community.

This free event takes place in Lipton Hall at NYU, 108 West Third Street. There will be a Meet & Greet with community leaders at 6:30 pm, the meeting starts at 7:00 and there will be an hors d'oeuvres & wine reception at 8:30.  More information can be found in our Upcoming Events section below.

Margaret Ling Speaks at Program on Commercial Condos and Co-ops

On Wednesday morning, November 30, AABANY Board member and Real Estate Committee Chair Margaret Ling spoke as a panelist on a program on commercial condos and co-ops presented by the New York Business Development Corporation and Winoker Realty Company. The event took place at a vacant retail space on West 39th Street, near Port Authority. Margaret spoke on EB-5 visas and the importance of title insurance for commercial condos and co-ops. Most of the audience included professionals in the real estate industry, and the lawyers in attendance earned 0.5 credits in Areas of Professional Practice. AABANY was a proud co-sponsor of the program. For more information about the program or about the Real Estate Committee, contact Margaret at margaret.ling@aabany.org.

Vincent Chang at NYCLA Public Hearing on Impact of Budget Cuts on Judiciary

Vincent Chang sat on a New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) panel at a public hearing on December 2 that addressed the impact of present and future budget cuts on the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Chief Judge Loretta Preska of the SDNY and Chief Judge Carol Amon of the EDNY testified at the hearing, which discussed, among other things, the effect that budget cuts would have on public safety, including courthouse security, as well as pretrial and probation supervisory services. The hearing also addressed issues relating to cutbacks in services provided to lawyers and to the public, such as cuts in clerk’s office support staff, docketing, interpreters, court reporting, audio visual, IT, and other areas, which could result in increased delays and other challenges to the administration of justice.

Real Estate Bankrutpcy CLE Course: 19 FREE Credits

Courtesy of our good friend Emanual Halper, the ABA Real Property and Trust and Estates Law Section and First American Title Company, AABANY members are eligible to earn more than 19 FREE CLE credits from an 8-week course on Real Estate Bankruptcy. For more details go to bit.ly/blog_MannyHalper_RE_Bnkrptcy.

NYSBA Antitrust Section Seeks Diverse Attorneys

The New York State Bar Association's Antitrust Section is seeking to diversify its membership and invites APA attorneys and law students to join the section. A section summary is available at bit.ly/Antitrust_Law_Section. As part of this outreach, the section will pay for the registration fees associated with attending its annual meeting day program and evening events on January 26, 2012. Interested practitioners or students can contact the chair of the section, Jay L. Himes (Partner at Labaton Sucharow LLP), directly at jhimes@labaton.com or (212) 907-0700 . (Please note that you must be or become a NYSBA member to join the section.)

Apply for Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program by Dec. 30 Deadline

We are pleased to announce that the 2012 application for the Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program (JMB JIP) is now available.  Log on to the website at www.jmbjip.org for more details.  The deadline to apply is December 30.  As stated on the JMB JIP website:

[The Program] offer[s] law students who have completed at least one year of law school the opportunity to continue their legal education as summer judicial interns in New York and New Jersey metropolitan area courthouses.  Judicial internships are exceptional learning opportunities that offer tremendous insight into the process of judicial decision-making.  They offer an opportunity to strengthen analytic and legal writing skills.

Apply for AALFNY 2012 Community Service Scholarships

The Asian American Law Fund of New York, Inc. (the “Fund”), a non-profit organization originally established in 1993 by the Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”), invites law students to apply for its Community Service Scholarship Awards (“Asian American Law Fund Scholarship” or the “Scholarship”). The Fund will award Scholarships in the amount of $5000 each to up to three law students with a demonstrated commitment to the Asian American community. The purpose of the award is to assist law students with their tuition while encouraging them to use their legal knowledge and training to benefit the Asian American community in New York and to foster commitment by law students to public service to the Asian American community in New York.

The completed Scholarship Application and all required materials must be postmarked by April 1, 2012. Applications and further information can be found at bit.ly/AALFNY_Schlrshps2012. Questions regarding the Community Service Scholarship Program or tax deductible donations to the Fund may be directed to Sylvia Fung Chin at schin@whitecase.com.

On WE Blog @ AABANY: APA Employee Survey, Join Your Community Board, Moonlighting: NAPABA

 

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

  • December 5: AABANY Prosecutors' Committee and NAPIPA's Holiday Recruitment Drive from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Manchester Pub, 920 2nd Avenue, New York, NY. For more information click here.
  • December 8: AABANY Board Meeting from 7:00 to 9:00 PM Seyfarth Shaw, 620 Eighth Avenue.  Please register for the meeting here.
  • December 9: AABANY Holiday Party from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Pranna, 79 Madison Avenue at 28th Street.  For more information click here.
  • December 10: AABANY cosponsors Community Workshops with Indochina Sino-American Community Center from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM at the Indochina Sino-American Community Center, 170 Forsyth Street, 2nd Floor.  For more information click here.
  • December 13: AABANY cosponsors Town Hall Meeting: Securing the Golden Years, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM Lipton Hall at NYU, 108 West Third Street. For more information click here.
  • December 17: Annual Joint Bar Association Holiday Party at Brooklyn Terrace from 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM at Brooklyn Terrace, 216-228 Duffield Street, Brooklyn, NY. For more information click here.
 

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

 
  • December 5: HSBC Holiday Mixer from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Black Bear Bar & Grill, 205 Washington St (Washington and 2nd), Hoboken, NJ. For more information click here.
  • December 7: MBBA CLE - "Independent Contractor/Employee(Mis)classification: Tax & Labor Law Considerations" from 8:45 to 11:00 AM at The Penn Club, 30 West 44th Street. For more information click here.
  • December 7: Network of Bar Leaders' Meeting with Esquire Bank from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at MetLife, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, 19th Floor.  For more information click here.
  • December 7: PALS presents "Performance Evaluations as a Professional Development Tool" from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Jones Day, 222 East 41st Street. For more information click here.
  • December 7: 5th Annual CUP Holiday Party from 8:00 to 11:00 PM at District 36, 29 West 36 Street (at 6th and 5th avenues). For more information click here.
  • December 9: NYSBA CLE: Labor Law/Construction Site Accidents in New York - The Law and the Trial, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at Affinia Manhattan, 371 Seventh Avenue At 31st Street. For more information click here.
  • December 9: NYSBA CLE: Labor Law/Construction Site Accidents in New York - The Law and the Trial from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at New York State Nurses Association, Latham, NY. For more information click here.
  • December 13: CAPABA Open Membership Meeting from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Diageo, 801 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT. RSVP by Dec. 9. For more information click here.
  • December 14:  NYSBA CLE: Operating the NY Not-for-Profit Organization (NYC Session) 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at Affinia Manhattan, 371 Seventh Avenue At 31st Street. For more information click here.
  • December 21: KALAGNY Annual Holiday Party from 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Spotlight/Grand Karaoke Bar & Lounge, 23 West 32nd Street. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

 
  • Intellectual Property Litigation Associate, New York, NY.  DEADLINE 12/10/11
  • Staff Attorney Position, Disability Justice, New York, NY
  • IP Litigation Associate, Dickstein Shapiro LLP, New York, NY
  • Japanese Fluent Attorneys for Document Review, New York, NY
  • Director of Litigation, Legal Svcs NYC, Bronx
  • Attorneys needed for Korean Law Firm

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

 
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