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AABANY Announcements February 13, 2018

In this edition

  1. Annual Dinner 2018: Regular Ticket Deadline is February 23
  2. Support the Han C. Choi Scholarship Fund
  3. Women's Committee Monthly Breakfast, Feb. 14
  4. Volunteers Needed for Feb. 14 Pro Bono Clinic
  5. Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour & Inter-APALSA Mixer, Feb. 20
  6. Renew Your NAPABA Affiliate Membership
  7. Highlight: AABANY Intellectual Property and In-House Counsel Committees Lunar New Year Dinner, Feb. 8
  8. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  9. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  10. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  11. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  12. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  13. NAPABA News
  14. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  15. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  16. Read the Latest Issue of the Advocate
  17. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  18. Fellowship Announcements
  19. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Annual Dinner 2018: Regular Ticket Deadline is February 23 

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. The deadline to purchase individual tickets is February 23, but in past years tickets have sold out. Get your tickets soon!

Sponsorship packet is also available here.

 

Support the Han C. Choi Scholarship Fund

AABANY is sad to receive the news that our friend Han Choi, a NAPABA trailblazer, mentor and leader, is battling cancer. In his honor, a scholarship fund has been created, to be administered by the NAPABA Law Foundation.

For more details on the fund and to lend your support, please click here.

Women's Committee Monthly Breakfast, Feb. 14

Join the Women's Committee for their monthly breakfast, at Urbanspace Vanderbilt, Helmsley Building, 230 Park Avenue. 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.

Please email your Women's Committee Co-Chairs if you have any questions. Register here.

Volunteers Needed for Feb. 14 Pro Bono Clinic

We are seeking volunteers for AABANY’s February 14 Pro Bono Legal Advice Clinic.  Those who are interested should contact ariana.pabalan@aabany.org.

 

When/Where:
February 14 from 6:30-8:30 PM at 33 Bowery, 2nd floor, New York, NY. 

Volunteer Needs:

(1)  Attorneys to provide legal advice and/or a referral, if appropriate.  There is no language requirement.  Interpreters will be provided, if needed.  We are generally looking for attorneys who have practiced for about 5+ years, although this requirement is flexible.  AABANY Membership required.  
(2)  Cantonese and Mandarin speaking interpreters.  Bar admission not required.


Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour & Inter-APALSA Mixer, Feb. 20

Join us for a fantastic happy hour and light appetizers at mezzanine/second floor level of District Social on Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30 PM. Meet and get to know members of AABANY's Membership and Student Outreach Committees.  To register, go to http://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1072517

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.

Highlight: AABANY Intellectual Property and In-House Counsel Committees Lunar New Year Dinner, Feb. 8

On February 8th, the AABANY Intellectual Property and In-House Counsel Committees co-hosted a celebratory Lunar New Year dinner at Shanghai Heping Restaurant in Chinatown. Attendees mingled and talked over delicious traditional Chinese dishes such as crispy duck, soup dumplings, and fried rice. Thank you to all who attended the event and Intellectual Property Committee Co-Chair Charles Chen for organizing this opportunity to catch up and meet up over good food and good company.

For more information about the IP Committee, go here, and to learn about the In-House Counsel Committee, go 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

AABA Law Foundation Invites Applications to the 2018 Garrick S. Lew Fellowship:  The AABA Law Foundation has opened applications for its 2018 Garrick S. Lew Fellowship, a $10,000 award to a 3L law student committed to a criminal defense practice after graduation. To apply for the Garrick S. Lew Fellowship, visit http://bit.ly/garricklew2018. Applications are due on February 16, 2018, to the AABA Law Foundation.

To see current announcements for Fellowships, click here.

Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Feb. 13: AABANY Board Meeting, 6-7pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb. 13: AABANY Annual Meeting, 7-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 14: AABANY Monthly Pro Bono Legal Clinic, 6:30-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 14: AABANY Women's Committee Monthly Breakfast, 8:00am. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 20: Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour & Inter-APALSA Mixer, 6:30-9:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 21: AABANY Co-sponsors: EB-5 and Foreign Investments in the U.S, 5:30-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 27: AABANY Co-sponsors: Please Don't Sign the Contracts Yet! 6-8pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Feb 15: AALDEF's Lunar New Year Gala, 6PM. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 27: NYWBA Annual Judicial Reception, 6PM. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 27: History of Foley Square: New York Legal Landmarks & Civic Reform. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 27: The 2018 Fred T. Korematsu Lecture with Justice Goodwin Liu. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Assistant Attorney General, Litigation Bureau, New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG)
  • Chief Executive Officer and Attorney-in-Chief, The Legal Aid Society
  • Legislative Attorney (Administrative Law), Congressional Research Service, Washington DC
  • Research Assistant on LGBT Rights in the Middle East and North Africa, Human Rights Watch, Beirut, Lebanon
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.

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