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AABANY Announcements August 14, 2017

 

In this edition

  1. Join Us at the AABANY Fall Conference: September 23, 2017
  2. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  3. Come Wish Simone Well on Aug. 17
  4. Thanks to our volunteers at the August Pro Bono Clinic
  5. Join AABANY for Abacus Screening at Asia Society, Sept. 6
  6. AABANY Co-Sponsors: City Council District 20 Candidate Forum, Aug. 20
  7. Highlights: Aug. 6 and 10
  8. 2017 Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition
  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

Join Us at the AABANY Fall Conference: September 23, 2017

AABANY is pleased to announce that the 2017 Fall Conference website has gone live. Visit it now at https://conference2017.aabany.org/.


We hope you will be able to join us on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Fordham University School of Law. Registration is now open. Early bird deadline closes on Sept. 8.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 Fall Conference, go to https://conference2017.aabany.org/sponsors/

If you have any questions, please contact fall.conference@aabany.org.

Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force

AABANY’s Issues Committee is pleased to invite you to join the newly formed AABANY Community Response Task Force!

The Community Response Task Force (CRTF) is AABANY’s answer to the rapidly changing legal landscape and the need for quick, effective, and coordinated responses to the emergent issues that affect our communities. AABANY is firmly committed to being a strong voice and steadfast advocate on behalf of the Asian-American/Pacific-Islander community. In the past several months, we have all been witness to sweeping changes that necessitated powerful legal responses. While there have been some great triumphs, there were often times when it was difficult to obtain information, to find ways to contribute, or to organize a response quickly enough to be effective.

The CRTF is specifically designed to address these needs. The CRTF will serve as a central clearinghouse for information and coordination – tailoring the alerts sent to each volunteer based on that volunteer’s preferences and the needs of the community. Alerts and actions will range from emergency legal services to direct non-legal service actions and from workshops to rallies.

Read more here.

Come Wish Simone Well on Aug. 17

As announced in the Aug. 7 Weekly Announcements, Simone Nguyen's last day with AABANY was Aug. 4, but she will be at the Prosecutors' Committee Summer Cocktails Mixer on Aug. 17 so if you would like to wish her well in person, please stop by that event on Thursday. More details here.

Thanks to our volunteers at the August Pro Bono Clinic

Our Pro Bono Monthly Clinic was held on Wednesday, August 9 (second Wednesday of the month).

Please join us in thanking all attorneys and interpreters that evening who assisted 30 clients:

Attorneys:

·         Michelle Yeung

·         Judy Lee

·         Jonathan Hernandez

·         May Chiang

·         Yun Gao

·         Kelly Diep

·         Kwok Ng

·         Asako Aiba

·         Chris Kwok

·         Tim Wong


Interpreters:

·         Wei Li

·         Mani Chander

·         Yiwen Feng

·         Wei Ling Huang

Join AABANY for Abacus Screening at Asia Society, Sept. 6

It’s a story of resilience, courage, and justice in the face of power. ABACUS: Small Enough to Jaildocuments the legal battle of the Sung family, Chinese immigrants and owners of Abacus Federal Savings in Chinatown. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Abacus was the only bank in the United States to be charged with a crime, accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. Over the course of five years, the Sungs embark on an existential legal battle in defense of themselves and their Chinatown community, and over the fact that, in an industry of powerful interests and influential corporations, no bank should be small enough to jail. Don’t miss this true, David vs. Goliath story from acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop DreamsThe InterruptersLife Itself). READ MORE HERE.

AABANY is proud to be outreach partner for this screening taking place on Sept, 6 at the Asia Society. All AABANY members can see ABACUS: Small Enough to Jail at a discounted price with the code “AABA090617.” Select “Non-Member Adult” ticket, proceed to check-out, add the code, and then click activate. Using this code, attendees will pay $10 instead of $15 for the ticket. Click here to buy tickets. We hope to see you there!

AABANY Co-Sponsors: City Council District 20 Candidate Forum, Aug. 20

Before the September 12th primary election, hear the candidates' positions on important issues impacting Downtown Flushing, Murray Hill and Queensboro Hill.  The forum will be held on Sunday, August 20th from 2-4pm at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel.  For more information click here.

Highlights: Aug. 6 and 10

 

2017 Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition

Law Students: compete for $10,000 in scholarships in The Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition. The Competition is open to all students but is especially designed to reach out to APA law students and provide an opportunity to showcase their writing and oral advocacy skills.

We will host the Northeast Regional Competition at the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City on October 14. AABANY members are invited to judge the preliminary rounds; NY CLE credit will be available. The winners of the Regional advance to the National Competition in Washington D.C. in November. The team registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at 5 p.m. EDT.

For more information and to register your team, visit http://www.napaba.org/page/ttmc

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

 

  • CANCELLED Aug. 14: Mock Interview and Resume Review Workshop, 6:30-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Aug. 16: Women's Committee Monthly Breakfast, 8am.  For more information, click here.
  • Aug. 17: Prosecutors' Committee Summer Cocktail Mixer, 6pm-9pm.  For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Aug. 16: Inaugural Summer Karaoke Showdown: FALA-NY vs. KALAGNY, 6:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Aug. 16: HNBA 2017 Joint Latino Bar Mixer, 6:30-10:30pm.  For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Civil Practice Staff Attorney-ILU NYIFUP, Legal Aid Society, NYC
  • Foreclosure Prevention Paralegal, Staten Island Legal Services
  • Research Assistant, Tunis, Human Rights Watch
  • Assistant Attorney General, NYS OAG

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.