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AABANY Announcements, July 29, 2013

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS July 29, 2013

In this edition

  1. Northeast Regional/Fall Conference Registration Now Open
  2. AABANY Mock Interview Workshop, July 31
  3. AABANY Running Club, July 31
  4. Annual Picnic on August 3
  5. Save the Date: Get to Know AABANY 3 Happy Hour, August 8
  6. Highlights for Week of July 22
  7. NAPABA Applauds Nomination of Vince Chhabria to Federal Judiciary
  8. 2013-14 Mentorship Program Open for Registration
  9. NAPABA Scholarship for National Convention
  10. More Updates from NAPABA
  11. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  12. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  13. Read the Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  14. On WE Blog @ AABANY: SDNY on New ECF Rules, NYCLA Mentor for a Day
  15. Fellowship Announcements
  16. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  17. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  18. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  19. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Northeast Regional/Fall Conference Registration Now Open



 

AABANY proudly presents its 2013 Fall Conference and NAPABA Northeast Regional: “Making an Impact,” on September 21, hosted by Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP. This year, in addition to a full day of CLE programs on cutting edge topics presented by AABANY and NAPABA committees, we also invite attendees to participate in the 2nd annual Trial Advocacy Program (“TAP”) and our Law Firm Pitch Sessions. Click on the image to register and to get more details. We hope to see you there.

AABANY Mock Interview Workshop, July 31

AABANY and KALAGNY have joined this year to combine their efforts in helping to prepare students for the upcoming interview season. The interview workshop is designed to teach students effective interview skills specific to the legal profession while providing students with the opportunity to practice interviewing with, and receiving feedback from practicing attorneys. Registration is closed.

AABANY Running Club, July 31

Yes, there is an AABANY Running Club. It’s part of the Young Lawyers Committee.

Their next run is scheduled for Wednesday, July 31 at 7PM.

They will meet at:

121 Fulton St
New York, NY 10038

Read more at bit.ly/run_club.

Annual Picnic on August 3

AABANY's Young Lawyers Committee and Litigation Committee will be holding the 6th Annual Central Park Picnic on Saturday, August 3. Everyone is invited. Feel free to invite friends and family. For more details, see the listing under Upcoming Events.

Save the Date: Get to Know AABANY 3 Happy Hour, August 8

On Thursday, August 8th AABANY held its Get to Know AABANY 3rd Summer Happy Hour at Onieals Bar and Restaurant, 174 Grand Street. Come meet old friends and make new ones with AABANY’s Membership, Judiciary and Young Lawyers Committees! To stay cool, the first 30 people will get one FREE drink (beer, wine and well drinks)!

Highlights for Week of July 22


Last week:

For more details and photos visit We Blog@AABANY.

NAPABA Applauds Nomination of Vince Chhabria to Federal Judiciary

On July 25 President Obama nominated Vince Chhabria to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. If confirmed, Chhabria will be the first person of South Asian descent to ever serve as an Article III judge in California’s history. According to the U.S. Census, California is home to the largest South Asian community in the U.S. with over a half million and with a high growth rate of 68 percent. Read more here.

2013-14 Mentorship Program Open for Registration

We are pleased to announce the opening of AABANY's Mentorship Program for the year 2013-14.

The purpose of the program is to provide support, advice, and networking opportunities to aid both mentors and mentees in their professional and personal development. Each mentee is matched to a mentor who will serve as a teacher, role model and resource to the mentee. By way of one-to-one relationships and events held throughout the year, the program will provide the structure to advance the professional growth, and legal and networking skills of both mentors and mentees. Mentors and mentees will be AABANY members and may come from any level of experience and practice area.

For more information go to http://bit.ly/mentorprgrm13.

Deadlines: Mentees must register by August 23, mentors by September 6

NAPABA Scholarship for National Convention

NAPABA strives to keep the Convention affordable for our members and offers one of the best values among legal education conferences. NAPABA also maintains a scholarship fund to help further defray costs for attendees through full or partial registration waivers, travel stipends, and lodging stipends.

Scholarship applications for the 2013 Convention are due August 30. Apply today if you need assistance with travel and registration costs. We look forward to seeing you in Kansas City, Missouri on November 7-10.

Please fill out the online form by clicking here.

More Updates from NAPABA

Here are more updates from NAPABA that may be of interest: 

AABANY Seeks Legal Interns

Applications are now being accepted for AABANY’s 2013 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.

AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now

The AABANY Law Review’s Special Edition issue, released at the AABANY Fall Conference, is available for purchase ($20) on the AABANY website at http://bit.ly/aabanylr_curr. The issue features annotated reenactment scripts of five historic Asian American trials written by Honorable Denny Chin, Chancellor and Dean Frank H. Wu, Kathy Hirata Chin, and Vincent T. Chang. These plays have been presented by Asian American bar associations and law schools all over the nation. The issue includes an introduction and foreword from the authors. Go online and buy your own copy today, or get it as a gift for anyone interested in learning more about Asian American legal history and social justice issues.

Read the Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate

In this Issue:

  • AABANY 24th Annual Dinner
  • Sponsor Spotlight: White & Case
  • President's Letter
  • Profile: Tsui Yee
  • It Happened at the AABANY Dinner
  • Beginning of a New Era

On WE Blog @ AABANY: NYCLA Mentor for a Day, New Council Districts

Fellowship Announcements

Human Rights Watch has announced fellowships in international human rights in 2014-15. This and other fellowship announcements can now be found on AABANY's website under Resources, in the sub-menu item "Fellowships."  To see current announcements for Fellowships go to bit.ly/Fellowship_Announcmnts.

Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program 

Do you have some time to volunteer to assist self-represented litigants in New York's courts?  Many opportunities exist through several Volunteer Attorney Programs to get trained to provide legal advice and assistance to pro se clients in housing, family law, consumer debt and foreclosure cases.  Please visit the Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program’s website to learn how you can help.

Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • July 31: AABANY Running Club!, 7 to 8PM, 121 Fulton Street. For more information click here.
  • July 31: Mock Interview Workshops for Law Students, 6:15PM to 8:30PM, Dechert LLP. Registration is closed.
  • Aug 3: AABANY's 6th Annual Picnic @ Central Park, 12PM to 5P M, Great Hill @ Central Park. For more information click here.
  • Aug 8: Get to Know AABANY 3 Happy Hour, 6 PM to 8:30 PM, Onieals Grand Street Bar and Restaurant. For more information click here.
  • Aug 8: AABANY co-sponsors: The Third Annual Minority Law Student Conference Day, 10 AM to 3 PM, New York Law School. For more information click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • July 29: LGBT Immigration CLE, 6 PM to 8 PM, Goldman Sachs.  Tsui Yee, Co-Chair of AABANY's Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, will be speaking on the panel.  For more information click here.
  • July 30: Reception Honoring Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam and Hon. Jenny Rivera, Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall. For more information click here.
  • July 30: APC & ICMA Happy Hour Networking Party, 7PM to 9PM, The Tuscany Bar at St. Giles Hotel New York. For more information click here.
  • Aug 1: SABANY Happy Hour in Brooklyn, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Pacific Standard. For more information click here.
  • Aug 2-3: 2013 Monroe County Legal Diversity & Inclusion Job Fair, Monroe County Bar Association. For more information click here.
  • Aug 5: PALS Annual Mock Interview & Résumé Workshop for Law Students of Color, 2:30 PM to 7:30 PM, New York City Bar. For more information click here.
  • Aug 6: A Mid-Summer Night's Party: Joint Happy Hour with NYCLA and Brooklyn Bar Association, 6 PM to 9 PM, SKYROOM NYC. For more information click here.
  • Aug 9:   KALAGNY's Summer Art & Wine Reception, 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Shin Gallery, 322 Grand Street (on Orchard St.) For more information click here.
  • Aug 15: AREAA 2013 Inauguration Dinner Gala, 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM, Leonard's of Great Neck. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center 

  • Staff Attorney, MinKwon Center, Queens, NY.
  • Domestic Violence Attorney, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, White Plains, NY
  • Assisstant Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department
  • Document Review Attorney, Guangzhou, China

For more information on these listings and other open positions go to the AABANY Career Center.

 
For past weekly announcements, see the archives page.