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AABANY Announcements July 17, 2017

 

In this edition

  1. AABANY Fall Conference - September 23, 2017
  2. Women's Committee Breakfast Meeting, July 19
  3. Career Placement Committee Kick-Off Meeting, July 19
  4. AABANY co-sponsors Films at AAIFF 2017
  5. AABANY Annual Picnic, Aug. 6
  6. ABA Annual Meeting, Aug. 10 to Aug. 15
  7. Thank You to Our Pro Bono Volunteers
  8. Highlights: Week of July 10
  9. Chair the AABANY Mentorship Program
  10. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  11. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  12. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  13. New Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  14. NAPABA News
  15. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  16. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  17. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  18. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  19. Fellowship Announcements
  20. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  22. 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.

Women's Committee Breakfast Meeting, July 19

Join the Women's Committee for their monthly breakfast on July 19 at 8am.

The Women’s Committee strives to foster the advancement of women in the law and to organize programs geared toward the APA female attorney. The Committee aims to develop and present throughout the year career and practice development-related programs that cover a variety of practice areas and legal topics. The Committee also seeks to provide a forum for professional and social networking both within and outside of AABANY through unique networking events.

Click here to register. 

Career Placement Committee Kick-Off Meeting, July 19

Career Placement Committee Kick-Off Meet-Up

 

Are you currently looking for your first full-time job after graduation? Looking to change jobs? Want to transition into a different practice? Want to change career paths? Need general career development advice such as resume review or interview skills help? 

 

On July 19, 2017, from 12:00pm - 1:30pm, the Career Placement Committee will be hosting its Kick-Off Meet-Up event at Paul Hastings, 200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166. Come to discuss with us your career wants and needs! You will have the opportunity to meet the Career Placement Committee Co-Chairs and discuss with each one of us, one on one more about yourself, what you're looking for in your career, and what Career Placement Committee can do for you. 

 

Please bring your own lunch, refreshments will be provided.

Click here to register.

AABANY co-sponsors Films at AAIFF 2017

Remarkable stories are told every year at the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), the first and longest running festival for Asian American cinema in the country. At the upcoming 40th AAIFF, held from July 26th to August 5th, AABANY is cosponsoring two films. Come see Defender, the intense and personal story of San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who strives to combat racism, police brutality, and injustice against minorities while showing the critical role of the public defender in the justice system, and Save My Seoul, which follows two Korean-American brothers while they unravel the dark complexity of the sex trade in Seoul, and the broken culture that causes it.

Check out the trailer for Defender  here.

Check out the trailer for Save My Soul here.

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.

ABA Annual Meeting, Aug. 10 to Aug. 15

The 2017 American Bar Association Annual Meeting is headed to New York, August 10 – 15.  The ABA is working with Local/Affinity Bar Associations and New York Law Firms, on the new CLE in the City Series, in conjunction with the ABA Annual Meeting.

This innovative set of programs offers:

  • 12 specialty tracks to fit your legal interest
  • 4.5 CLE credits with over 30+ sessions
  • Affordable tickets without a meeting registration fee - $25/session
  • Programs presented at leading law firms or special venues in midtown Manhattan

We are excited to share with you the CLE in the City brochureRegistration is now open!

For more information on discounts and bonus events on Aug. 10, click here.

Thank You to Our Pro Bono Volunteers

Our Pro Bono Monthly Clinic was held on Wednesday, July 12 (second Wednesday of the month), at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Our volunteers assisted 19 clients that night.

Please join us in thanking all attorneys and translators that evening:

Attorneys:

  • Asako Aiba
  • Brian Pham
  • Francis Chin
  • Judy Lee
  • Kelly Diep
  • Yifei He
  • Grace Bai
  • Dave Lu

Translators:

  • Shengyang Wu
  • Sam Yang
  • Wei Li
  • Yuxian Chen
  • Wei Ling Huang

If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about the Pro Bono Monthly Clinic, contact Pro Bono Committee Co-chair Ariana Pabalan at ariana.pabalan@aabany.org

Highlights: Week of July 10

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

The National Center for Law and Economic Justice advances the cause of economic justice for low-income families, individuals, and communities through ground-breaking, successful litigation and policy work. NCLEJ welcomes applications describing possible projects that fit within NCLEJ’s mission and areas of work, as well as applications from individuals who have not yet formulated a project. 

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 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.
  • July 20: AABANY Strategic Planning Meeting, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • July 25: Judiciary Committee Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Aug. 6: AABANY Annual Picnic, 12pm-5pm. 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.
  • July 25: New York City Bar Association's Capital Defense Training Program, 1pm-7:45pm. For more information, click here.
  • July 28: Puerto Rican Bar Association Trial Advocacy Program, 9am-4pm. For more information, click here

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Researcher, Human Rights Watch, Egypt
  • Vice President, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, New York
  • Patent Litigation Associate, Perkins Coie LLP, New York
  • Senior Staff Attorney, The Hartford, 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.

For past weekly announcements, see the archives page.