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AABANY Announcements, September 03, 2013

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS September 03, 2013

In this edition

  1. Northeast Regional/Fall Conference Early Bird Deadline: Sept. 9
  2. September 9 Deadline for Pitch Session and Trial Advocacy Program
  3. How to Effectively Pitch to In-House Counsel, Sept. 9
  4. 2013-14 Mentorship Program Open for Registration: Sept. 6 Deadline
  5. AABANY Announces New Career Placement Committee
  6. AABANY Law Review Announces Winners of Scholarly Paper Prize and Student Note Competition
  7. NAPABA Elections Now Under Way: Sept. 15 Deadline
  8. AABANY Asks: Have You Served as a Judicial Clerk?
  9. Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition Deadline Coming Up Sept. 19
  10. Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York Launch Event, Sept. 10
  11. From our friends at Asia CineVision: Wedding Palace & Linsanity
  12. Updates from NAPABA
  13. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  14. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  15. Read the Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  16. On WE Blog @ AABANY: APEX for the Youth, Garfinkel Essay Contest, and SDNY NOTICE
  17. Fellowship Announcements
  18. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  19. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Northeast Regional/Fall Conference Early Bird Deadline: Sept. 9



 

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 10 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 participants 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.

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.

AABANY Law Review Announces Winners of Scholarly Paper Prize and Student Note Competition

The AABANY Law Review is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural Scholarly Paper Prize and Student Note Competition:

  • Greg Robinson (Professor of History at l’Université du Québec à Montréal) for his article, In Defense of Birthright Citizenship: The JACL, the NAACP, and Regan v. King. The Article tells the story of Regan v. King, in which West Coast nativists brought suit in federal court to disenfranchise American citizens of Japanese origin. The case reaffirmed the birthright citizenship of all Americans (first recognized by the Supreme Court in its 1898 decision Wong Kim Ark) and represents a pioneering instance of multiracial coalition-building as the NAACP allied itself with the Japanese American Citizens League to fight for their constitutional rights.
  • Daniel Bowman (Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law) for his note, Justifying Disparate Impact: Why a Discriminatory Effect Standard is Essential to the Fair Housing Act. Daniel’s note examines the historical development of the disparate impact standard under Title VII and the Fair Housing Act, and considers the upcoming Supreme Court case of Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc., which will address the question of whether disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act.

In addition to a cash prize, both authors’ pieces will appear in the AABANY Law Review's winter issue, and Prof. Robinson will be speaking about his paper at the NAPABA Northeast Regional/AABANY Fall Conference. Congratulations to both, and thanks to everyone who submitted! For more information about the AABANY Law Review, please visit http://www.aabanylawreview.org/ or contact lawreview@aabany.org.

NAPABA Elections Now Underway: Sept. 15 Deadline

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.

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!

Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition Deadline Coming Up Sept. 19

Law students: Gain valuable oral advocacy and brief writing skills while getting your shot to compete for scholarships totaling $10,000. Sign up now for the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition, organized by the NAPABA Foundation and NAPABA Judicial Council.

The Northeast Regionals are being held at Brooklyn Law School on October 5. Brief is due September 19. For more information, contact francis.chin@aabany.org.

For more details about the Thomas Tang Moot Competition, including entry forms and rules, go to http://bit.ly/tangmoot.

Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York Launch Event, Sept. 10

Join FALANY for their official launch event on September 10 at Schulte Roth & Zabel. The Filipino American Lawyers Association was created to promote the professional development, interests, and success of Filipino-Amiercan legal professionals in the Metro New York area.Contact FALANY2013@gmail.com or visit tinyurl.com/falany-linkedin for more information about the group.

For more information about the launch event, visit the Other Events section below.

From our friends at Asia CineVision: Wedding Palace & Linsanity

Our friends at Asia CineVision have alerted us of two great films that will be opening at theatres near you during late September/ early October. Please join us in supporting the two great films: Wedding Palace and Linsanity.

The first U.S.- Korea independent co-production, WEDDING PALACE (dir. Christine Yoo) is a family romantic comedy set in Los Angeles and Seoul. Dubbed as the Korean-American MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, the film centers on an international online romance fueled by imagination and 24/7 video chats. Read the CINEVUE interview by Christopher Bourne with director Yoo in 2011 when the film concluded AAIFF'11 on a heartwarming and comic note. Director: Christine Yoo With Brian Tee, Hye-jeong Kang, Bobby Lee WEDDING PALACE opens in theaters nationwide on September 27, 2013. Go to the film's website for the showing times and venues.

LINSANITY which premiered at Sundance, will launch in select cities this fall across the country. The film follows Lin's life from his childhood in Palo Alto, Calif., to his meteoric ascent to stardom in early 2012 with the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Assn., giving rise to the term "Linsanity." LINSANITY was the opening film of AAIFF'13 (watch the dynamic discussion with the creative team).
Director: Evan Jackson Leung
LINSANITY opens in theaters on October 4, 2013. Check out the film's website to find a screening near you!

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: APEX for Youth, Garfinkel Essay Contest, and SDNY NOTICE

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

  • 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 10: AABANY Board Meeting, 7PM to 9PM, Weil Gotshal & Manges. For more information click here.
  • Sept 12: AABANY Young Lawyers Committee's Financial Planning Workshop (1.2 NJ and 1.0 NY CLE Credits), 6:30PM to 8:30PM, Ameriprise Financial Services Office. 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, Schulte Roth & Zabel. 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. Registration closed on Aug. 30.
  • Sept 14: Ascend 8th Annual Picnic, 11AM to 4PM, Central Park. For more information click here.
  • Sept 14: MBBA presents: Demystifying and Excelling in Law School (Class I), 9AM to 1PM, New York Law School. For more information 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 

  • Associate Director for Financial Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Washington DC
  • Researcher on US Immigration Policy, Human Rights Watch
  • Director, Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA
  • Experienced Attorney- Labor and Employment Law, NYC Law Department

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

 
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