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AABANY Announcements, December 19, 2011

 

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS December 19, 2011

In this edition

  1. AABANY Night at the Theater: Chinglish
  2. Congratulations to Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan, President, NAPABA Judicial Council
  3. AABANY Annual Meeting Scheduled for Jan. 24
  4. AABANY in the News: Vinoo Varghese
  5. Wells Fargo and AABANY Present Workshop on Financial Services, Jan. 11
  6. AABANY Co-sponsors Panel on Judicial Selection Process, Jan. 19
  7. Special Announcement from the Judiciary Committee: USMJ Vacancy
  8. Earn CLE Credits by Judging National Mock Trial Competition
  9. Next Annual Dinner Committee Call: Jan. 10
  10. NYSBA Antitrust Section Seeks Diverse Attorneys
  11. Apply for Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program by Dec. 30
  12. Apply for AALFNY 2012 Community Service Scholarships
  13. On WE Blog @ AABANY: Communication Skills, Diversity Clerkship, LSAT Prep
  14. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  15. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  16. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  17. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY Night at the Theater: Chinglish

Join AABANY on Friday, January 20, for a night out at the theater to see Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang's latest play, Chinglish. It's a comedy about an American businessman trying to conclude a business deal in China despite the considerable and often humorous linguistic and cultural hurdles he faces. A special rate of $85 per person for orchestra/front mezzanine section is available to AABANY members, which includes a networking reception before the show and a hangout with the cast after the show. For more information go to bit.ly/Nite_attheTheater_Chinglish. Limited number of tickets are available so order today.

Chinglish

Congratulations to Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan, President, NAPABA Judicial Council

At the NAPABA National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, New York State Supreme Court Justice, the Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan, was elected President of the NAPABA Judicial Council. Formed in 1996 at the NAPABA National Convention in Denver, Colorado, the Judicial Council consists of APA judges and judicial officers, active and retired. The group, among its many initiatives, seeks to encourage judicial service by APA attorneys across the country. As President, Judge Ling-Cohan will continue to advance the Council's mission. Please join us in congratulating Judge Ling-Cohan as she undertakes this important role.

AABANY Annual Meeting Scheduled for Jan. 24

Please join AABANY at its Annual Meeting, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, January 24, at the offices of First American Title Insurance at 633 Third Avenue. Full details, including links to notice, proxy, ballot and candidate biographies, can be found at bit.ly/Annual_Mtg2012.

AABANY in the News: Vinoo Varghese

Vinoo Varghese, AABANY Director and criminal defense attorney, was quoted in a front page article in the December 13 edition of Metro New York on the difficulty of obtaining extradition as a possible cause for the recent tragic shooting death of Police Officer Peter Figoski. To read the article go to bit.ly/MetroNY_PFigoski.

Wells Fargo and AABANY Present Workshop on Financial Services, Jan. 11

Wells Fargo, together with AABANY's Real Estate, Young Lawyers and Solo and Small Firm Practice Committees, will present on January 11 a workshop on financial services for young lawyers and practitioners in solo and small firms. The panel will be moderated by Margaret Ling, AABANY Director and Real Estate Committee Chair. The panel will include AABANY Solo and Small Firm Committee Co-Chair Pauline Yeung-Ha. For more details see Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar.

AABANY Co-sponsors Panel on Judicial Selection Process, January 19

Former AABANY President and current Co-Chair of the Judiciary Committee, James Chou, will be speaking on a panel discussion entitled "Demystifying the Judicial Process: How You Can Actively Participate in the Judicial Selection Process," to be held at the New York City Bar on January 19. For more details see Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar.

Special Announcement from the Judiciary Committee: USMJ Vacancy

For those interested in applying to become a United States Magistrate Judge, here is an announcement from Theo Cheng, Co-Chair of the Judiciary Committee:

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York has announced a vacancy for a full-time U.S. Magistrate Judge position in Brooklyn. The EDNY's public notice, which contains additional information about the position is available on the court's website at http://www.nyed.uscourts.gov/pub/docs/notices/ALC_Vacancy_Public_Notice_PR-10-18-2011.pdf, and the application itself is available on the court's homepage. AABANY encourages all qualified attorneys with an interest in serving in the federal judiciary to submit an application, which is due no later than January 13, 2012. If you have any questions about the position or would like assistance in connection with your application, please contact AABANY's Judiciary Committee at judiciary@aabany.org, or any of the co-chairs Vince Chang (vince.chang@aabany.org), Theo Cheng (theo.cheng@aabany.org) or James Chou (james.chou@aabany.org.)

Earn CLE Credits by Judging National Mock Trial Competition

On March 10 and 11, 2012, Pace Law School in White Plains will again be hosting a National Mock Trial competition featuring some of the top schools in the country, including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, Brown and Dartmouth, among others.

Pace is offering 3 free general CLE credits for all attorneys who volunteer to judge a round. A round lasts no longer than 3 hours. Free parking is available and Pace will provide complimentary food and beverage. You can judge as many rounds as you'd like.

Register to judge online by clicking this link. Or, get more information and register by visiting www.WhitePlainsORC.com.

Next Annual Dinner Committee Call: Jan. 10

The next meeting of the Annual Dinner Committee will be by conference call on January 10 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.

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: Communication Skills, Diversity Clerkship, LSAT Prep

 

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 21: AABANY co-sponsors NYCLA APC (Asia Practice Committee) holiday party at Audrey Lounge, 120 E. 39th Street, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  For more information, click here.
  • January 11: AABANY and Wells Fargo present: Financial Services for Young Lawyers and Solo Small Firms from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Wells Fargo Tower 49, 12 East 49th Street. For more information click here.
  • January 19: AABANY cosponsors: Demystifying Judicial Screening Panels, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th St. For more information click here.
  • January 20: AABANY Night at the Theater: Chinglish.  Showtime is 8:00 PM at the Longacre Theater, 220 West 48th Street.  Limited discount tickets to AABANY members.  For more information click here.
  • January 24: AABANY Annual Meeting, 7:00 to 9:00 PM at First American Title Insurance Co., 633 Third Avenue.  For more information click here.
 

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

 
  • 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.
  • January 3: NYC Bar Association 2012 LSAT/Law School Prep Series, from 4:30 PM to  8:00 PM at the NYC Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street. For more information click here.
  • January 5: NYC Bar Association 2012 LSAT/Law School Prep Series, from 4:00 PM to  8:00 PM at the NYC Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street. For more information click here.
  • January 13: St. John's APALSA Lunar New Year Dinner, from 7:00 to 11:00 PM at Chef Yu, 520 8th Avenue. For more information click here.
  • January 17:  NYC Bar - Women of Color Workshop: Communicate for Impact, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.). For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

 
  • Japanese Fluent Attorneys for Document Review, New York, NY
  • Director of Litigation, Legal Svcs NYC, Bronx
  • Attorneys needed for Korean Law Firm
  • Senior Patent Attorney, Seoul, Korea
  • Counsel, Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Parsippany, NY

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

 
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