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AABANY Announcements, August 12, 2013

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS August 12, 2013

In this edition

  1. AABANY Endorses Candidates for NAPABA 
  2. Northeast Regional/Fall Conference Registration Now Open
  3. 2013-14 Mentorship Program Open for Registration
  4. AABANY Night at the Theatre, Aug 22: Around the World in 80 Days
  5. In the News: Vinoo Varghese Defends New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran
  6. Register for September Legal Trade Mission to China: August 16 Deadline
  7. Highlight: Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour at O'Nieals
  8. NAPABA Scholarship for National Convention
  9. More Updates from NAPABA
  10. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  11. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  12. Read the Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  13. On WE Blog @ AABANY: New York Practice Guide Special Offer, New ECF Filing Rules, Legal Outreach Mentors
  14. Fellowship Announcements
  15. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  16. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  17. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  18. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY Endorses Candidates for NAPABA

As announced last week via a Message from the President, AABANY is endorsing the following candidates in the upcoming NAPABA election:

  • For President-Elect: Han Choi
  • For VP, Programs & Operations: Michael Yim
  • For VP, Finance & Development: Alexander Lee
  • For VP, Communications: Cyndie Chang
  • For VP, Membership: Brad Yamauchi

All dues paying AABANY members are members of NAPABA and all who are members of AABANY as of August 1, 2013, are entitled to vote in the upcoming election. For more details see http://bit.ly/napaba_cand

Northeast Regional/Fall Conference Registration Now Open



 

Register now for early bird rates. Early bird deadline is September 6.

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.

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

AABANY Night at the Theater, Aug 22: Around the World in 80 Days

Join AABANY for a night at the theater. We have been invited to see this wonderful new, family-friendly show at the New Theater on West 45th Street -- for FREE! AABANY members can sign up for themselves and up to four additional guests (who don't have to be AABANY members) to see the show. EVENT AT CAPACITY! To sign up for the wait list go to
http://bit.ly/thtrnght_wlst. Deadline is August 16.

Vinoo Varghese Defends New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran

AABANY Director Vinoo Varghese was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal and NY1 as a defense attorney for New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran who is facing federal corruption charges for allegedly scheming to fix this year’s New York City mayoral ballot.

Register for September Legal Trade Mission to China: August 16 Deadline

The United States Department of Commerce, working with the American Bar Association, is leading a legal trade mission to China in September. As stated in the announcement, "This mission, which will include stops in Beijing and Shanghai, will introduce U.S. law firms to the Chinese market, help firms market legal services to Chinese law firms and companies, including those interested in doing business in the United States, and further an ongoing dialogue with Chinese authorities on opening the Chinese legal services market." Deadline to register is August 16. For more details go to http://bit.ly/us_trdmssn

Highlight: Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour at O'Nieals


On Thursday, August 8, AABANY held the third in its series of “Get to Know AABANY” Happy Hours for 2013, this time co-sponsored by the Judiciary, Young Lawyers and Membership Committees. Many members and friends gathered at O’Nieals on Grand Street, near Chinatown, to connect, re-connect and make new connections. The first thirty that came to O’Nieals got a free drink. Light appetizers were passed around for those in our party. To read more go to http://bit.ly/gtka_3hh

NAPABA Scholarship for National Convention

Deadline to register: August 30

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: New York Practice Guide Special Offer, New ECF Filing Rules, Legal Outreach Mentors

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

  • Aug 20: Women's Committee Mid Year Committee Meeting and Midsummer Dinner, 7PM to 9:30PM, Zabb Elee. For more information click here. Registration deadline on Aug. 15.
  • Aug 22: AABANY Night at the Theater: Around the World in 80 Days, 8PM to 10PM, The New Theater at 45th Street. For more information click here. Event at capacity. For the waitlist click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Aug 13: APALA-NJ's Mock Interview Workshop, 6PM to 9:30PM, McCarter & English, Newark. For more information click here. Registration deadline on Aug. 8.
  • Aug 14: DACA: One Year Later Panel, 12PM to 2PM, New York University Law School. 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.
  • Aug 16: Application Deadline: US Department of Commerce Legal Services Trade Mission to China. For more information click here.
  • Aug 16-17: National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys 2013, Wynn Resort and Casino at Las Vegas. For more information click here.
  • Aug 22: APALA-NJ's Summer Networking Event, 6:30PM to 8:30PM, Zeppelin Hall Restaurant & Biergarten. For more information click here. Registration deadline on Aug. 15.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center 

  • Assistant Director, FTC, Anticompetitive Practices, Washington DC.
  • Intellectual Property (Transactional) Counsel, Bloomberg
  •  Health Law Clinic Faculty Position, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Supervising Attorney, New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, Albany, NY

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

 
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