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AABANY Announcements July 10, 2017

 

In this edition

  1. AABANY Fall Conference - September 23, 2017
  2. Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour, July 12
  3. AABANY Karaoke Night, July 13
  4. AABANY Annual Picnic, Aug. 6
  5. Meet the Presidents of Affinity Bar Associations
  6. Highlights: Week of June 26
  7. Chair the AABANY Mentorship Program
  8. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  9. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  10. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  11. New Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  12. NAPABA News
  13. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  14. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  15. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  16. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  17. Fellowship Announcements
  18. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  19. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY Fall Conference: September 23, 2017

Save the date for the AABANY Fall Conference: Take Charge | Lead Change on September 23, 2017

On Saturday, September 23, we'll be taking charge and leading change at Fordham Law School. The AABANY Fall Conference is a full day of CLEs, career panels, mentoring, and fun -- the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to fulfill their CLE requirements, move their career forward, or connect with new and old friends. We hope to see you there.

Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour, July 12

Hosted by the Membership, Litigation, Immigration, Labor & Employment, and Student Outreach Committees

Join us for a fantastic happy hour and light appetizers at mezzanine/second floor level of District Social on the on Wednesday, July 12th at 6:30 PM. Meet and get to know members of AABANY's Membership, Litigation, Immigration, Labor & Employment, and Student Outreach Committees.

Click here to register.

AABANY Karaoke Night, July 13

The GSPI committee is hosting a Karaoke Networking Event on Thursday, July 13th, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Two large rooms have been reserved at Karaoke City.

Admission will be $5 for AABANY members, $15 for non-AABANY members, which will cover finger foods and unlimited karaoke for 3 hours.

Cash bar, but happy hour prices will be available throughout the night. The event will be capped at 60-80 people.

Click here to register.

AABANY Annual Picnic, Aug. 6

When: Sunday, August 6, 2017, 12:00-5:00
Where: Central Park, Diana Ross Playground Lawn; entrance on West 81st Street


The Young Lawyers Committee, Litigation Committee, and Student Outreach Committee invite you to join us for our annual picnic on August 6, 2017. Let's celebrate summer with an afternoon of sunshine, food, and fun! Please feel free to invite family and friends.

RSVP so that we know how much food to order. Register here.

Meet the Presidents of Affinity Bar Associations

The New York Law Journal has recently featured the newly elected Presidents of Affinity Bar Associations for 2017. Among them is Dwight Yoo, the current President of AABANY.

Here is a short excerpt on Dwight:

Dwight Yoo, 43, is a partner in the corporate finance and financial institutions departments of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He obtained his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and began practicing in 2000.

His term began on April 1.

Yoo said that the group’s theme this year is “take charge and lead change,” and they plan to promote Asian American talent for executive level positions and diversify the bench at the state and federal levels.

The approximately 1,100-member group wants to help Asian Americans in need develop a “strong and unified voice” and be able to speak up on issues which matter to them. To that end, they will be launching a leadership institute in the fall to train mid-level to senior Asian American attorneys at law firms and help them gain the “knowledge and skills to get promoted in their firms.”


Check out the profiles here.

Highlights: Week of June 26

Chair the AABANY Mentorship Program

AABANY's Mentorship Program has vacancies for co-chair positions in Fiscal Year 2017 which began on April 1. If you are interested in applying, please send your CV or resume to main@aabany.org. Below is a description of the Mentorship Program.
 
Mentorship Program:
AABANY’s Mentorship Program provides support, advice, and networking opportunities to aid both mentors and mentees in their professional and personal development. Each mentee is matched to a mentor who will serve as a teacher, role model, and resource to the mentee. By way of one-to-one relationships and Mentorship Program events held throughout the year, the program will provide the structure to advance professional growth and networking skills of both mentors and mentees.

 

AABANY Clerkship Directory

Did you clerk for a judge? Have you served as a court attorney? If so, please fill out our AABANY law clerk/court attorney survey!
 
 The Judiciary Committee has created a clerkship directory to gather information about our members who may be willing to act as future resources and/or ultimately want to become a judge. If you've ever clerked for a judge, please take a minute to fill out this survey and forward to others: http://bit.ly/aabanyclerks
 
We appreciate your help!

Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association

The New York City Bar Association is offering discounted membership to AABANY members. They will waive your one-time admission fee and give you 20% off your first membership dues payment. Membership dues are dependent on your earliest year of admission in any state or country.

Click here to take advantage of this great deal.

AABANY Speakers Bureau

Interested in future speaking opportunities? Join the confidential AABANY Speakers Bureau if you're open to raising your profile and sharing your expertise. Click here to access the form.

AABANY regularly receives requests from AABANY Committee Chairs and other bar associations for speakers to speak on various legal topics. This form is designed to collect information from our membership and engage those who are most interested in sharing their knowledge and expertise with various legal audiences. 

We respect your privacy. All information disclosed will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. Email main@aabany.org if you have any questions.

New Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available

Interested in moving your legal career forward? Launched at the 2013 Fall Conference, the Career Placement Committee seeks to match qualified AABANY members with available legal positions.

The new Career Placement Committee Intake Form is now available. Click here to help us help you. Feel free to also email your resumes and CVs to resume@aabany.org.

All information disclosed will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Career Placement Committee at careers@aabany.org

NAPABA News

Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge

Judge seeks volunteer attorneys/law grads with experience in criminal, landlord-tenant or consumer debt matters. Judge presides on appellate cases and also handles some civil Supreme Court matters.

Full-time or four days per week preferred, but flexible schedule can be arranged. A wonderful learning and mentee opportunity, as well as an excellent resume-enhancer. Although not guaranteed, many of former volunteers have moved onto paying legal positions. Opportunity to enhance research/writing and oral skills.

Willing to fill out paperwork for paid fellowships, if necessary. Rolling deadline. Opportunities open year round.

Please send cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and references by email to:
Rebecca Wohl, riwohl@nycourts.gov

AABANY Seeks Legal Interns

Applications are now being accepted for AABANY’s 2017 Legal Internship Program. Open to college students, law students and law grads, AABANY is looking for a few talented, energetic and motivated interns to help plan and organize AABANY programs and events, provide research and administrative assistance and perform other tasks and assignments to advance and promote AABANY’s mission. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. For full details and information on how to apply go to bit.ly/Lgl_Intrn_Details.

Please direct any questions to Executive Director Yang Chen at yang.chen@aabany.org.

Read the Current Issue of the Advocate

In this Issue:                   

  • Fireside Chat with Joon Kim, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
  • Letter from President Dwight S. Yoo
  • AABANY Participates in Inaugural New York Diversity Forum
  • AABANY Celebrates 2017 Annual Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street

 

This Week on WE Blog @AABANY

Fellowship Announcements

Fellowship announcements can be found on AABANY's website under Career Center, in the sub-menu item "Fellowships." To see current announcements for Fellowships, click here.

Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • July 11: AABANY Pro Bono Training - Special Education Hearings for Asian American Children with Disabilities, 12pm-2pm. For more information, click here.
  • July 12: AABANY Pro Bono Monthly Clinic, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • July 12: Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here
  • July 13: AABANY Karaoke Night, 6:30pm-9:30pm. For more information, click here
  • July 19: Women's Committee Monthly Breakfast, 8am-9am. For more information, click here.
  • July 19: Career Placement Committee Kick-Off Meet-Up, 12pm-1:30pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • July 17: A Changing Landscape: Challenges, Opportunities and Perspectives From Leading Civil Rights Orgs, 6p-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • July 18: New York City Bar Association Presents: A Conversation with Roy L. Reardon & Patricia M. Hynes, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Deputy Attorney General, State of New Jersey, Trenton
  • Trial Attorney, Department of Justice, Washington, DC
  • Criminal Defense Attorney, Legal Aid Society, New York
  • Poverty Rights Fellow, National Center for Law and Economic Justice, New York

For more information on these listings and other open positions go to the AABANY Career Center. Members must be signed in to have access to the Career Center. Either search by keyword or just hit "Search" at the bottom of the form to see a complete listing of jobs.

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