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AABANY Announcements, August 26, 2013

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS August 26, 2013

In this edition

  1. AABANY Announces New Career Placement Committee
  2. NAPABA Elections Now Under Way
  3. Northeast Regional/Fall Conference Registration Now Open: UPDATE
  4. September 9 Deadline for Pitch Session and Trial Advocacy Program
  5. How to Effectively Pitch to In-House Counsel, Sept. 9
  6. 2013-14 Mentorship Program Open for Registration: Sept. 6 Deadline
  7. Thanks for Coming to the End of Summer Happy Hour
  8. AABANY Asks: Have You Served as a Judicial Clerk?
  9. Queens Asian Bar Association Inaugural Gala: Sept 12
  10. NAPABA Scholarship for National Convention
  11. More Updates from NAPABA
  12. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  13. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  14. Read the Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  15. On WE Blog @ AABANY: Legal Outreach Mentors, Support Linsanity, CUP Executive Leadership Program, APEX for Youth
  16. Fellowship Announcements
  17. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  18. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  19. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY Announces New Career Placement Committee

AABANY is pleased to announce the formation of its new Career Placement Committee. The primary purpose of the Career Placement Committee is to match qualified AABANY members with available legal job positions. To accomplish this, the Career Placement Committee is launching the AABANY Career Exchange which will serve as a clearinghouse for all legal positions brought to its attention and will proactively seek to match qualified AABANY candidates with such open positions. To this end, the Career Placement Committee is actively seeking information regarding open legal positions. If you are aware of any such positions please email the Career Placement Committee co-chairs (Robert Leung, Michael Park and Gurinder Singh) at careers@aabany.org.

In addition, the Career Placement Committee is also interested in getting to know AABANY members who are currently seeking or considering seeking a new position. It is important for the Career Placement Committee to understand the skill sets, special expertise and interests of AABANY members currently conducting or thinking about a job search in order to be able to best match qualified candidates with particular open positions. To facilitate the process, the Career Placement Committee will kickoff the AABANY Career Exchange by holding 15-minute informational one-on-one meetings with interested AABANY members at the AABANY 2013 Fall Conference / NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference on September 21, 2013 (www.napaba-ne.aabany.org ). Feel free to bring a resume. All questions and inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

Finally, if you are interested in getting involved in the Career Placement Committee, please let us know. We are currently actively seeking 5-10 committee members to assist with our current and future projects. Please email us at careers@aabany.org.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact the Career Placement Committee co-chairs: Robert Leung, Michael Park or Gurinder Singh at careers@aabany.org.

NAPABA Elections Now Underway

All AABANY members eligible to vote in the NAPABA election should have received emails announcing that the NAPABA election for National Officers is now open, with instructions to cast your vote online or via paper ballot. If you have not received such an email, please contact elections@napaba.org. For more information about the NAPABA election go to http://bit.ly/napaba_elct.

As previously announced, AABANY endorses the following candidate in the 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

For more details see http://bit.ly/napaba_cand. Deadline to cast your vote: Sunday, September 15, 11:59PM PDT.

Northeast Regional/Fall Conference Registration Now Open: UPDATE



 

Register now for early bird rates. Early bird deadline is  now September 9.

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.

September 9 Deadline for Pitch Sessions and Trial Advocacy program

As mentioned above, the Law Firm Pitch Sessions and Trial Advocacy Program (TAP) will be part of this year's Northeast Regional/Fall Conference. The deadlines for both will be September 9. We currently have 9 companies listed as participants in the pitch sessions and are expecting more. To view the list, get more information and to sign up, go to http://bit.ly/pitch_sess13. For more details about TAP go to http://bit.ly/tap_neregfc13.

How to Effectively Pitch to In-House Counsel, Sept. 9

In advance of AABANY’s Annual Law Firm Pitch Sessions at the 2013 NAPABA Northeast Regional + AABANY Fall Conference MAKING AN IMPACT, AABANY’s Corporate Law Committee is pleased to present a panel discussion on "How to Effectively Pitch to In-House Counsel."

This panel discussion will provide participates an opportunity to hear first hand from in-house counsel who routinely receive pitches from law firms on what makes an effective pitch and how to avoid common mistakes law firms make when pitching to in-house counsel.

For more information go to bit.ly/pitch_inhouse.

2013-14 Mentorship Program Open for Registration: Sept. 6 Deadline

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: Deadline for mentees closed on August 23; mentors, please sign up by September 6.

Thanks for Coming to the End of Summer Happy Hour

On Friday, August 23, AABANY held its End of Summer Happy Hour at K2 Lounge at the Rubin Museum of Art. Members and friends got to mix and mingle while enjoying 2-for-1 drinks during the first hour and munching on tasty hors d’oeuvres. A live DJ played music and the museum was open for everyone to enjoy exhibits and performances throughout the night, until 10 pm. Brochures about the NE Regional/Fall Conference were distributed. Thanks to everyone who came out. We hope everyone had a great summer and we wish you all a happy, safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend.

AABANY Asks: Have You Served as a Judicial Clerk?

Clerking is an invaluable experience that not only provides excellent practical skills training but also enables you to build close relationships with judges and fellow clerks. For the benefit of our members, AABANY will be holding two information sessions on judicial clerkships in October 2013, possibly one focusing on federal clerkships and the other on state clerkships (more details to come). We would like these sessions to be as robust as possible, and to that end, we’d like to compile a list of all AABANY members who are former clerks to create an informal mentoring circle and to invite to speak at the sessions. If you have clerked for either a state or federal judge (not an internship/externship), please contact Lina Zhou at lina.zhou@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for your help!

Queens Asian Bar Association Inaugural Gala: Sept. 12

The Queens Asian Bar Association will be holding its Inaugural Gala on September 12 at Dae Dong Manor in Flushing, Queens. The keynote speaker with be the Hon. Randall T. Eng, Presiding Justice, Second Department, Appellate Division. Tickets are $50 per person, or $75 for a dinner ticket plus one-year membership. To purchase your ticket, send a check payable to QABA and mail it to QABA c/o Jeffrey Kim, Esq., 42-40 Bell Blvd., Bayside, NY 11361. Deadline is August 30.

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: Legal Outreach Mentors, Support Linsanity, CUP Executive Leadership Program and APEX for Youth

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 28: APC & ICMA Happy Hour Networking Party, 7PM to 9PM, The Tuscany Bart at St. Giles Hotel New York. For more information click here.
  • Aug 30: Deadline for Hotel Reservations for 2013 NE Regional/Fall Conference. For more information click here.
  • Sept 4: AABANY Running Club, 7PM to 9PM, Onieals. For more information click here.
  • Sept 9: DEADLINES for NE Regional/Fall Conference: Early Bird, Pitch Session and TAP. For more information click here
  • Sept 9: How to Effectively Pitch to In-House Counsel, 6PM to 8PM, Dechert LLP. For more information click here.
  • Sept 21: NAPABA NE Regional Conference/AABANY Fall Conference, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP. For more information click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Sept 10: Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York (FALANY) Launch Event, venue TBD. For more information click here.
  • Sept 12: 2013 Corporate Whistleblowing Forum, 9AM to 5PM, Thomson Reuters. For more information click here.
  • Sept 12: Queens Asian Bar Association Inaugural Gala, 5:30PM to 9PM, Dae Dong Manor. For more information click here. Register by Aug. 30.
  • Sept 14: Ascend 8th Annual Picnic, 11AM to 4PM, Central Park. For more informaiton click here.
  • Sept 16: Minority Corporate Counsel Association's (MCCA) Pathways to Diversity Conference, 7:30AM to 8PM, New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. For more information click here.
  • Sept 17: Minority Corporate Counsel Association's (MCCA) Diversity Honors Gala, 5PM to 10PM, Lincoln Center. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center 

  • Assistant Corporation Counsel - Commercial Litigation, NYC Law Department
  • Experienced Attorney - General Litigation Division, NYC Law Department
  • Corporate Counsel, GfK
  • Associate - Commercial Litigation, Perkins Coie LLP

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

 
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