Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |  
AABANY Announcements October 23, 2017



In this edition

  1. SAVE THE DATE: AABANY 2018 Annual Dinner
  2. Congratulations to Andy Hahn
  3. Volunteers Needed to Defend Asian American Voting Rights
  4. Highlights for the Week of Oct. 16
  5. AABANY Law School Group Membership Rate
  6. Criminal Justice Act Applications
  7. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  8. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  9. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  10. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  11. 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 Latest 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

 SAVE THE DATE: AABANY 2018 Annual Dinner



AABANY's 2018 Annual Dinner will be held at Cipriani Wall Street on February 28th, 2018. SAVE THE DATE for one of AABANY's biggest events of the year.
Come celebrate with us!

Congratulations to Andy Hahn

Congratulations to Andy Hahn, Partner, Duane Morris, and former AABANY, KALAGNY and NAPABA President, on being named one of the New York Law Journal’s Distinguished Leaders of 2017.

Q: What does it mean to be a leader?

A: Being an effective leader means self-sacrifice. It means that the leader places the needs of his or her constituents and/or organization over personal, self-interest. While the leader can delegate duties and responsibilities, he or she must also lead by example. This will entail the expenditure of much time and effort for the greater good. A good leader also must possess wisdom and judgment to do the right thing.To read more of the Q&A with Andy Hahn, click the link in the title. Please join us in congratulating Andy on this spectacular and well-deserved recognition.
To read more of the Q&A with Andy Hahn here. Please join us in congratulating Andy on this spectacular and well-deserved recognition.

Volunteers Needed to Defend Asian American Voting Rights

2017 Asian American Election Protection – Tuesday, November 7, 2017, MA • NJ • NY • VA

In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote, including segregated “Asian” voting lines.  When the news media reported on election results, Asian Americans were overlooked.  In response, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) conducts a non-partisan survey of Asian American voters to document voting patterns and instances of voter disenfranchisement. AALDEF has also monitored the elections for compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act, which mandates bilingual ballots and forbids anti-Asian voter discrimination.

AABANY is partnering with AALDEF on this important initiative. To find out how you can help protect the voting rights of Asian Americans, read more hereTrainings are ongoing this week. See Upcoming Events below for dates and times.

Highlights for the Week of Oct. 16


AABANY Law School Group Membership Rate

To encourage large groups of law students to join AABANY, AABANY is offering the following group rate until October 31 for new members only:

$150 for a minimum group of 20
For groups larger than 20, add $50 per group of 5 students (e.g., if your group is 24, the cost would be $200; if your group is 33, the cost is $250)

This offer represents significant savings over the individual student rate of $15 per year. At $150 for a group of 20, the per person rate works out to $7.50 per student, a 50% discount.

APALSA leaders, please encourage your members to come together and take advantage of this group discount. APALSA members, tell your leaders to jump on this deal. We ask for one payment from each APALSA with a list of email addresses for the members, and we can get them signed up from there.

For more information, contact Student Outreach Committee Co-Chair Edwin Kim at edwin.kim@aabany.org
.


Criminal Justice Act Applications

The Criminal Justice Act Committee of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York is soliciting applications from experienced criminal defense attorneys for membership on the CJA Panel for the District. Applications are being accepted now for a three year period beginning January 1, 2018.

Anyone interested in being considered for the Panel should submit an application by October 31, 2017. Applications are available online at the Court’s website: https://www.nyed.uscourts.gov/forms/cja-panel-application-form or at the Brooklyn and Central Islip courthouses.

Read more details here.

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.

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 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 Latest 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. 23: AABANY Co-Sponsors: How to Go In-House and Succeed, 6:30-8:30 pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 24: AABANY Co-Sponsors: LGBT Asian American/South Asian Attorney Networking Reception, 6-8pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 25: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Asian American Election Protection Volunteer Training, 6-7:30pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 26: Judiciary Committee Meeting, 7-9pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Nov. 8: AABANY Co-Sponsors: KALAGNY Veterans & Military Networking Event, 6:30pm. For more information, click here
  • Nov. 15: Women's Committee Monthly Breakfast, 8am. For more information, click here.
  • Nov. 16: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Distinguished Alumni Perspectives with Justice Chin Brandt, 6-8pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Oct. 24: Closing the Wage Gap: What it Means to Ban Questions about Salary History, 12-2pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 24: Hurricane Disaster Relief: Training for Lawyers and Nonlawyers, 6-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 26: The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession, 2-7pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 26: Women on the Move 2017 WC, 12:30-5pm. For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 27: 5th Annual Night Market, 7-10pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Community Coordinator – NYC Department of Finance, Office of the Taxpayer Advocate, NYC
  • Attorney, The Flomenhaft Law Firm, PLLC, NYC
  • Database and Events Assistant, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, NYC
  • Prime Contract Manager, Honeywell, Des Plaines, Illinois
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.