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AABANY Announcements January 16, 2018

In this edition

  1. Annual Meeting of Members on Feb. 13: Please Submit Your Proxy
  2. Renew Your NAPABA Affiliate Membership
  3. Annual Dinner 2018: Serving Our Community, Advancing Our Profession
  4. Help Plan the 2018 AABANY Annual Dinner 
  5. Join AABANY for FOLD, Golden Venture Exhibit at MOCA, Jan. 18
  6. At the Asia Society: Democracy and Political Development in Asia, Jan. 24
  7. The Importance of Engaging in Judicial Screening Committee Panels, Jan. 25
  8. AABANY co-sponsors: Investigation & Litigation in China - eDiscovery Challenges, Jan. 24
  9. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  10. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  11. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  12. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  13. 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 Latest 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

Annual Meeting of Members on Feb. 13: Please Submit Your Proxy

The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) Annual Meeting of Members (the “Annual Meeting”) will be held on February 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm ET at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, 51 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019.


At the Annual Meeting, there are three proposals scheduled to be voted on:


·       Proposal 1 – To elect the officers identified on the proxy form to serve a one-year term for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2018 and ending March 31, 2019 (the “2018 Fiscal Year”);

·       Proposal 2 – To elect five (5) directors from the eight (8) nominees identified on the proxy form to serve two-year terms beginning on the first day of the 2018 Fiscal Year; and

·       Proposal 3 – To amend AABANY’s by-laws to increase the number of the Board Directors from thirteen (13) to nineteen (19), to make changes that provide for greater operational flexibility for AABANY such as in setting the date of future annual meetings of members, to make changes to conform to the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law and to make other ministerial changes.

Every Active Member (as defined in AABANY’s by-laws) in good standing (as defined in AABANY’s by-laws) shall be entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.


Your vote is very important. Whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, we encourage you to complete and submit the proxy to help us ensure quorum at the meeting.


All completed proxies must be RECEIVED by February 8, 2018.


Deadline to register for the Annual Meeting: February 11, 2018.

For more details and to register, go to http://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1032825


Renew Your NAPABA Affiliate Membership

If you received a notification from NAPABA recently that your membership with NAPABA expired on December 31, please note that as an AABANY member you are eligible for a FREE affiliate membership with NAPABA because of your AABANY membership. Please contact margaret.langston@aabany.org  and Margaret can send you the instructions on how to renew your NAPABA affiliate membership for 2018.

Annual Dinner 2018: Serving Our Community, Advancing Our Profession

 AABANY’s 2018 Annual Dinner: Serving Our Community, Advancing Our Profession takes place on February 28 at Cipriani Wall Street. Individual tickets are now on sale. Early bird deadline is February 9, 2018. Sponsorship packet is also available. Deadline to sponsor is January 31, 2018. For more details go to bit.ly/aabanyad18  

Help Plan the 2018 AABANY Annual Dinner

The initial meeting for those interested in helping to plan the 2018 Annual Meeting was held on Monday evening, Nov. 6, at the New York City Bar Association. Thanks to all who attended. If you are interested in helping us to plan and organize our largest event of the year but were not able to make the meeting, please contact President-Elect James Cho at james.cho@aabany.org to find out how you can get involved. Thank you.

Join AABANY for FOLD, Golden Venture Exhibit at MOCA, Jan. 18

 

 

 
Take a tour of the exhibit that AABANY featured in the 2017 Fall Conference plenary session, "FOLD: Golden Venture Paper Sculptures,"at the Museum of Chinese in America. Light reception to follow. Co-sponsored by the Government Service & Public Interest, Immigration, and Intellectual Property Committees    
 

Event is almost at capacity. Please register NOW.

For more information and to register, see Upcoming Events, below.

At the Asia Society: Democracy and Political Development in Asia, Jan. 24

2018 marks the 150th anniversary of Japan’s Meiji Restoration, an important period in Japanese history  credited for ushering in an era of major political and social change. The subsequent transformation during the Meiji period resulted in Japan’s modernization and democratic transition.  This program will discuss political transitions in Indonesia, Myanmar, and East Timor, each of which face crucial challenges in shaping the future of their democratic practices. Through examining democratic transitions, the panel of experts will address issues related to interaction between democracies and authoritarian regimes that continue to influence the future of the region.

Reception from 8:00PM

The first 15 AABANY members to register will receive complimentary admission to this event.  We will confirm with these registrants.  For more information and to register, click here.

The Importance of Engaging in Judicial Screening Committee Panels, Jan. 25

Please join AABANY’s Judiciary Committee to discuss participation on judicial screening panels with input from experienced lawyers and AABANY members who have served on screening panels. The goal is to share past experiences with attorneys of all levels and formulate a blueprint on how our members can be more effective participants in screening panels, utilizing the existing rules and the lawyer’s ability to persuade and paying careful attention to details. The program is open to all AABANY members and members of the Judiciary Committee who may serve in this crucial role in the future.  The panel will discuss the roles and responsibilities of screening panel members, how the procedure works from top to bottom, and share past experiences. For more details and to register go to http://aabany.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1054502

 

AABANY co-sponsors: Investigation & Litigation in China - eDiscovery Challenges, Jan. 24

Join AABANY for a complimentary CLE panel discussion on Wednesday, January 24 at Fordham University School of Law in the Costantino Room, 150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY.  2 CLE credits are available.

To register, go to http://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1060331

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

  • Jan. 17: AABANY Co-Sponsors Free CLE with Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, 5:30-8:30pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Jan. 18: AABANY presents: Exhibit Tour of MOCA FOLD - Golden Venture Paper Sculptures, 7pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Jan. 20:  AABANY Co-Sponsors: Professional Development Panel with ECUPL Alumni Commitee, 2-5pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Jan. 24: AABANY co-sponsors: Investigation & Litigation in China - eDiscovery Challenges, 6-9pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Jan. 25: Judicary Committee Meeting, 6-7:30pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Jan. 25: The Importance of Engaging in Judicial Screening Committee Panels, 7:30pm.  For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Jan. 16: Favorite Careers for Lawyers in Insurance: A Program for Law Students, 3-5pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Jan. 17: CAPABA presents: Reflections on "The Portrait Project," 6:00pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Jan. 18: Long Island Hispanic Bar Association Annual Holiday Party, 7-11pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Jan. 18: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Open House, 4:30-7:30pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Jan. 18: Twelfth Night Musical Comedy Show: The Devil and Preet Bharara*, 6pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Jan. 18: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Open House, 4:30-7:30pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Jan. 18: SABANY presents: Public Interest Roundtable with Commissioner Carmelyn P. Malalis, 6:30-8:30pm.  For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Juvenile Rights Practice Staff Attorney-Lateral, Legal Aid Society, Staten Island
  • Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney #17-45, Legal Aid Society, NYC
  • Assistant Counsel, M2 (Management/Confidential), NYS Education Department, NYC
  • Assistant Counsel, Legal Justice Center, Delmar NY
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.