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AABANY Announcements April 16, 2018

In this edition

  1. New York Asian American and Korean American Bar Associations Congratulate Irene Tan and Karen Kim
  2. AABANY Quarterly Report, Jan.-Mar. 2018
  3. Women's Committee Monthly Breakfast, Apr. 18
  4. Immigration Committee Meeting, Apr. 18
  5. Judiciary Committee Meeting, Apr. 19
  6. AABANY Co-sponsors: Here to Stay: The Asian American Immigrant Experience
  7. AABANY Presents: In Celebration of APA Heritage Month - A General Counsel Panel and Reception
  8. AABANY Trial Reenactment: Fred Korematsu and His Fight for Justice
  9. Stay Tuned with Preet, April 26
  10. Nassau County Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee Seeks Volunteers to Join Meredith Trial Reenactment
  11. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  12. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  13. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  14. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  15. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  16. NAPABA News
  17. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  18. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  19. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  20. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  21. Fellowship Announcements
  22. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  23. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  24. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

New York Asian American and Korean American Bar Associations Congratulate Irene Tan and Karen Kim

NEW YORK - Apr. 16, 2018 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) and the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (“KALAGNY”) congratulate AABANY Board Member Irene Tan, and KALAGNY President and past AABANY Board Member and Committee Chair Karen Kim, who will be honored as Distinguished Alumni by Brooklyn Law School’s Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (“APALSA”) at the APALSA’s annual alumni dinner on April 20, 2018.  Click here for the full press release.

AABANY Quarterly Report, Jan.-Mar. 2018

This quarter, AABANY continued to host a variety of engaging events, panels, and networking opportunities in addition to its signature Annual Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street on February 28th. Such events included a new fundraiser for the Han C. Choi Scholarship, which consisted of building backpacks for kids with cancer, and the continuation of AABANY’s trial reenactments, featuring the case 22 Lewd Chinese Women: Chy Lung v. Freeman. AABANY started off the New Year by officially celebrating Fred T. Korematsu Day in NYC on January 30th, which was the result of AABANY’s efforts in testifying before the City Council on a Resolution to officially recognize the day last October. At the Annual Meeting at Dorsey & Whitney on February 13th, AABANY members voted on three new proposals which elected the officers and directors for FY 2018 and passed bylaw revisions. Furthermore, the Committee of the Year, Program of the Year, and Member of the Year Awards were presented at the Annual Meeting of Members.

Read the full report at http://bit.ly/Q1Rpt2018

Women's Committee Monthly Breakfast, April 18

Join the Women's Committee for its monthly breakfast on April 18 at 8am at Urbanspace Vanderbilt (Helmsley Building, 230 Park Avenue)! They'll be at the tables in front of Roberta's Pizza. Come and learn about the programs the Women's Committee has coming up!  Register here.

Immigration Committee Meeting, Apr. 18

When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: White & Case LLP, 1221 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10020

Join the Immigration Committee meeting to recap last year's activities, reflect, and brainstorm for the year ahead. Register here.

Judiciary Committee Meeting, Apr. 19

The AABANY Judiciary Committee seeks to promote diversity on the bench.  The committee members meet to discuss upcoming events, the judicial pipeline, and future events/programming.  All members who are interested in getting involved are welcome to attend and learn more about what we do, and what you can do to help us in achieving a diverse and inclusive judiciary. AABANY members who are interested in judgeships are strongly encouraged to attend our meetings.  Finally, if you are interested in serving on AABANY's Vetting Subcommittee, please join us for our committee meeting and bring your resume.
 
To register, click here.  

AABANY Co-sponsors: Here to Stay: The Asian American Immigrant Experience 

The positive impact that immigrant populations bring to their adopted countries is now well documented and widely accepted. This is perhaps most evident in the U.S., where immigration has proved a remarkable engine of economic and demographic growth. However, the current political climate and the ongoing debate on immigration reform have not only questioned these contributions but has also led to what some have described as a “criminalization” of immigrants - in a country long known as “a nation of immigrants.”

Please join Asia Society and Asian American Bar Association of New York for a special gathering to mark Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, when we will hear an array of moving personal stories and firsthand accounts of journeys to America. “Here To Stay” will present both the human impact of the modern immigrant journey, the tensions of the current moment, as well as an understanding of how these individuals are contributing to enrich the fabric of American life - just as so many have before. Personal stories will be followed by a moderated panel of experts to discuss the context of the immigration debate today.

Purchase tickets here.

AABANY Presents: In Celebration of APA Heritage Month - A General Counsel Panel and Reception

Please join us on May 17, 2018 to hear our distinguished General Counsel panelists from AIG, Bank of America, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Visa, Newell Brands, and Carter’s discuss perspectives from the office of the General Counsel and issues surrounding diversity & inclusion.  Prior to the panel, we will be hosting a cocktail reception where you can meet and network with other 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: General Counsel 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

To register, go to http://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1079512 
Attendance is limited to in-house counsel.

AABANY Trial Reenactment: Fred Korematsu and His Fight for Justice

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, uprooting some 120,000 Japanese-Americans – two-thirds of them American citizens – from their homes on the West Coast and forcing them into concentration camps.  Fred Korematsu refused to go.  He was arrested, and convicted of violating the Executive Order and related military proclamations. He appealed his conviction first to the Ninth Circuit and then to the Supreme Court. In 1944, the Supreme Court affirmed his conviction, upholding the Executive Order. In 1983, nearly forty years later, the federal court in San Francisco vacated Korematsu’s conviction after evidence was uncovered showing that the government had suppressed evidence that undermined its assertions before the Supreme Court.

For more details and to register, click here.

Stay Tuned with Preet, April 26

Former US Attorney for SDNY Preet Bharara brings his podcast “Stay Tuned with Preet” to the world-renowned Apollo Theater on April 26. Preet will interview Bassem Youssef, who has been called “the Jon Stewart of the Arab World.” President-Elect Brian Song will be there. Can we make it an AABANY group outing? If you are interested in helping us form a group, let Executive Director Yang Chen know at yang.chen@aabany.org. Click here for more details.

Nassau County Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee Seeks Volunteers to Join Meredith Trial Reenactment

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association (NCBA) seeks volunteers to participate in a reenactment of the events surrounding the landmark decision that allowed James Meredith admission to The University of Mississippi in 1962. To read about the case go to: http://columbialawreview.org/content/constance-baker-motley-james-meredith-and-the-university-of-mississippi/

The production will take place on the evening of Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Domus, home of NCBA, and will be followed by a complimentary Diversity Reception. The production requires 30 volunteers to serve as actors, in addition to 10 volunteers to assist in planning and preparation and on the night of the performance.

Read more 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 Current 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

  • April 17: AABANY Presents: Committee Co-Chair Kick-Off Reception.  For more information, click here.
  • April 18: Women's Committee Monthly Breakfast.  For more information, click here.
  • April 18: Immigration Committee Meeting. For more information, click here.
  • April 19: Judiciary Committee Meeting. For more information, click here.
  • April 23: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Book Talk with Author Sabeeha Rehman.  For more information, click here.
  • April 26: AABANY Co-Sponsors: What Every GP* Needs to Know About IP **.  For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • April 17: 11th Annual NRBA Court of Appeals Dinner. For more information, click here.
  • April 19: How to Be an Effective Ally: Practical Tips for Advocating Across Difference.  For more information, click here.
  • April 28: KALAGNY Women's Leadership Development Workshop.  For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Assistant Chief Investigations, Plainview, NY
  • Assistant Attorney General, Albany, NY 
  • Staff Attorney, Veterans Justice Project, Brooklyn Legal Services
  • Deputy Attorney General, Trenton, NJ

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.