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AABANY Announcements March 19, 2018

In this edition

  1. Backpack Fundraiser on March 22 to Benefit Children with Cancer and Han Choi Scholarship Fund
  2. AABANY Charity Spin Fundraiser for AALFNY, Mar. 24
  3. AABANY Presents: Risks and Strategies for Foreign Companies Involved in US Litigation, Mar. 27
  4. AABANY co-sponsors: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Mar. 28
  5. AALFNY Community Service Scholarships: Application Due March 30
  6. Highlights: Feb. 27, Week of Mar. 12
  7. AABANY Presents: General Counsel Panel & Reception, May 17
  8. Renew Your NAPABA Affiliate Membership
  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 New 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

Backpack Fundraiser on March 22 to Benefit Children with Cancer and Han Choi Scholarship Fund

Please Join AABANY, KALAGNY and CAPABA for a special evening:

Build a Backpack for Kids with Cancer

Backpacks to be donated to the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at NYU Langone.

Proceeds to be donated to the Han C. Choi Scholarship Fund

March 22, 2018 – 6-8:30 PM @ Ichi Cellar 6 E. 32nd (bet. 5th & Madison)

Join us for a special fundraiser where we stuff backpacks with toys, arts & craft supplies, and other goodies for children with cancer. AABANY and KALAGNY will supply the bags and the goodies, while you help assemble and decorate the bags. Our goal is to assemble 100 bags for toddlers/kids, and teens.

Open bar and food will be served for participants.

Suggested donation: $50 (in advance)

$60 (at the door)

Donate here to the Han C. Choi Scholarship Fund: https://squareup.com/store/nlf/item/han-c-choi-scholarship-1

For more details go to bit.ly/bkpk032218

AABANY Charity Spin Fundraiser for AALFNY, Mar. 24

AABANY Fundraiser for the Asian American Law Fund of New York 

Co-hosted by the Young Lawyers Committee, Women’s Committee, In-House Counsel Committee, Bankruptcy Committee, and IP Committee

Join AABANY on Saturday March 24th for a fun, healthy, and competitive afternoon, all in the name of charity!  We have rented out the entire studio at SWERVE in Midtown (https://www.swervefitness.com) for a 45 minute spin class to raise money for the Asian American Law Fund of New York Community Service Scholarship (https://aalfny.aabany.org).

Read more here

AABANY Presents: Risks and Strategies for Foreign Companies Involved in US Litigation, Mar. 27

U.S. litigation involving foreign companies has become more prevalent in today’s global marketplace. This session will help the management team of foreign companies based in New York understand the framework and practices of commercial litigation in the U.S., and discuss key issues and strategic considerations that foreign companies confront when litigating in the U.S., as seen in recent cases. This session will also offer tips to the management team on how to manage a case more efficiently when working with outside counsel. 

For more information and to register, click here.

AABANY co-sponsors: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Mar. 28

AABANY, APALA-NJ, KALAGNY, Bank of America, Venable LLP and Am Trust Title Insurance Company invite you to attend a CLE program on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. Two CLE credits available in Areas of Professional Practice.

Topics:

Blockchain and Real Estate: Game Changer?
Blockchain: IP, Securities and Tax Framework

Read more here.

AALFNY Community Service Scholarships: Application Due March 30

The Asian American Law Fund of New York, Inc. (AALFNY) invites applications for its 2018 Community Service Scholarships. Up to three $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to JD students from ABA accredited law schools with a demonstrated commitment to the Asian American community and will be serving the New York Asian American community this summer through a community service or governmental organization project.

Complete information about the scholarship and the application process is available at www.asianamericanlawfund.org

AALFNY is the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY).

Highlights: Feb. 27, Week of Mar. 12

AABANY Presents: General Counsel Panel & Reception, May 17

AABANY Presents: General Counsel Panel & Reception
LIMITED TO IN-HOUSE COUNSEL 


Location/Host:
Arnold & Porter (250 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019)

Time: 
6:00 - 7:30PM: Cocktail Reception w/ passed hors d'oeuvres
7:30 - 8:30PM: GC Panel

Panelists:
Lucy Fato, Executive Vice President & General Counsel - AIG 
David G. Leitch, Global General Counsel – Bank of America
Sandra Leung, Executive Vice President, General Counsel – Bristol-Myers Squibb
Kelly Mahon Tullier, Executive Vice President & General Counsel – Visa
Bradford Turner, Chief Legal & Administrative Officer – Newell Brands
Moderator: Michael Wu, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary – Carter's Inc.

For more information and to register, click here.

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.

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 New Issue of the Advocate

In this Issue:

  • The AABANY Pro Bono Clinic
  • Sponsor Spotlight: Paul, Weiss
  • Letter from the President
  • Letter from the President-Elect
  • Korematsu's Legacy
  • AABANY Quarterly Report
  • Profile: The Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan
  • NYCBA's Diversity Benchmarking Report
  • In Memoriam: Hon. Charles Y.J. Liu
 

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

  • Mar 19: AABANY co-sponsors: A Conversation with Malcolm Ong.  For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 20: AABANY Presents: Anti-Trafficking Initiatives and Immigration Remedies.  For more information, click here.
  • Mar 21: GSPI/Pro Bono Committees Joint Dinner. For more information, click here.
  • Mar 21: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Open Your Can of Maximum Awesomeness. For more information, click here.
  • Mar 22: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Build a Backpack for Kids with Cancer. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 24: AABANY Charity Spin Event.  For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 26: AABANY Co-Sponsors: MuBANY Public Service Roundtable with Congresswoman Grace Meng.  For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 27: AABANY Presents: Risks and Strategies for Foreign Companies Involved in US Litigation.  For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 28: AABANY co-sponsors: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 29: Young Lawyers Committee Dinner.  For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Mar 20: Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program Application Deadline.  For more information, click here.
  • Mar 26: FINRA Networking Cocktail Reception. For more information, click here.
  • Mar 29: Rutgers APALSA MELA. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Civil Practice Paralegal/Casehandler - Foreclosure, The Legal Aid Society, NYC
  • Criminal Defense Practice Staff Attorney-PRDU, The Legal Aid Society, NYC
  • Assistant AG, Litigation Bureau, Albany, NY
  • Staff Attorney, Housing Unit, Legal Services 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.