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AABANY Announcements October 2, 2017

 

In this edition

  1. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Portrait Project Panel with Justice Goodwin Liu, Oct. 17
  2. More Photos from the Fall Conference
  3. AABANY Co-Sponsors Distinguished Alumni Perspectives with Hon. Dorothy Chin-Brandt, Oct. 12
  4. Volunteer Attorneys Needed for Thomas Tang Moot Court NE Regionals
  5. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Evolution of ADR Services in China, Oct. 16
  6. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  7. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  8. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  9. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  10. New Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  11. NAPABA News
  12. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  13. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  14. Read the New Issue of the Advocate
  15. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  16. Fellowship Announcements
  17. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  18. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  19. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY Co-Sponsors: Portrait Project Panel with Justice Goodwin Liu, Oct. 17

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion about how Asian Americans are situated in the legal profession. 

California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu will present the first-ever comprehensive study of Asian Americans in the legal profession, "A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law." A panel comprised of members of the federal judiciary, private sector, and academia will join for a robust discussion on the findings of this study and their implications.

Panelists:

Justice Goodwin H. Liu, Supreme Court of the State of California

Sandra Leung, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Judge Kiyo Matsumoto, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Petal Modeste, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Columbia Law School

Lawrence Tu, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, CBS Corporation

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer and the Asian American Bar Association of New York are co-sponsors of the event. Attendees will be required to RSVP and there will be a maximum of 200 attendees. It will be open to APKS lawyers, AABANY members and friends, and other minority bar associations. It will not be recorded. 

 

The Portrait Project presentation will begin at 6:30 pm, followed by the panel discussion, and then a reception at 8 pm, on the 4th Floor.

 

Moderated by Susan L. ShinPartner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer; Immediate Past President, AABANY

To register for this event, go to http://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1014061


More Photos from the Fall Conference

Thanks to our volunteers and members, we posted another album of photos from the 8th Annual Fall Conference. They cover programs from the entire day, including the Plenary Lunch Session, the Diversity Career Fair and the cocktail reception at which the Norman Lau Kee Trailblazer Award was presented to Presiding Justice Randall T. Eng of the Second Department, Appellate Division. View the photos at http://bit.ly/fc17pt2

 

AABANY Co-Sponsors Distinguished Alumni Perspectives with Hon. Dorothy Chin-Brandt, Oct. 12

Please join AVALANCHE (Shearman & Sterling’s Asia-focused inclusion network), Shearman Alumni and AABANY (the Asian American Bar Association of New York) for a program featuring The Honorable Dorothy Chin Brandt – the first Asian American elected official – and the first Asian American female jurist – in New York. For more details and to register go to http://aabany.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1015913


Volunteer Attorneys Needed for Thomas Tang Moot Court NE Regionals

Attorneys needed to judge law students at the Hon. Thomas Tang Northeast Regional Moot Court Competition. The Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition gives law students the opportunity to compete for up to $10,000 in scholarships! AABANY is hosting the Northeast Regional Competition at the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on October 14. AABANY members are invited to judge the preliminary rounds, and CLE credit will be available. The winners of the Regional will advance to the National Competition in Washington D.C. in November.

1.5 NY CLE credits in Skills will be given per round judged. To register go to http://www.aabany.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1011201&group=

Registration deadline: Oct. 6



AABANY Co-Sponsors: Evolution of ADR Services in China, Oct. 16

Mediation has been utilized in China for millennia. With the significant growth in both inbound and outbound foreign direct investment, commercial mediation is emerging as a more formal, codified tool for dispute resolution in cross-border contracts in China. This panel will discuss the changes taking place in the Chinese legal system and how a full range of alternative dispute resolution options can be utilized by local and foreign investors to resolve commercial disputes. These changes will provide options for Chinese companies as well as foreign companies that invest in China.


For more information and to register go to http://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1020751

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.

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 New Issue of the Advocate

 In this Issue:

  • Interview with Hon. Randall T. Eng, Recipient of the 2017 Norman Lau Kee Trailblazer Award
  • Sponsor Spotlight: Baker McKenzie LLP
  • New York Law Journal Distinguished Leadership Honoree Andy Hahn
  • Letter from AABANY President Dwight Yoo
  • Practitioner Update on Changes to USCIS Procedures
  • Book Review of Robert Haig’s Business and Commercial Litigation in  Federal Courts, Fourth Edition
  • Perspectives on A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law
 

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

  • Oct. 2 AABANY Co-Sponsors: Strategies for Addressing Immigration Questions for In-House Attorneys, 6:00-9:00pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 10: AABANY Board Meeting. For more information, click here
  • Oct. 11: AABANY Monthly Pro Bono Clinic, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here
  • Oct. 12AABANY Co-Sponsors: Distinguished Alumni Perspectives with The Honorable Dorothy Chin Brandt, 6:30-7:30pm. For more information, click here
  • Oct. 16: AABANY Co-Sponsors: The Evolution of ADR Services for Inbound and Outbound Investment, 5:15-9:30pm. For more information, click here.
  •  Oct. 17AABANY Co-Sponsors: Portrait Project Panel with Justice Goodwin Liu, 6:30pm. For more information, click here
  • Oct. 18: Women's Committee Monthly Breakfast, 8am. For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 18: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Selling and Purchasing Real Property from An Estate, 6-8pm. For more information, click here
  • Oct. 19: GSPI / Pro Bono Committee Joint Meeting, 6:30-8pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Oct. 3: KALAGNY's Writing Workshop, 6:30pm. For more information, click here
  • Oct. 4: MCCA Diversity Gala. For more information, click here

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Associate Attorney, O'Connor Berman Dotts & Banes, Saipan, Micronesia
  • Attorney, Han & Associates, P.C., NYC
  • Paralegal - Tax, Bronx Legal Services, NYC
  • Legal Internship, Womankind, NYC

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.