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AABANY Announcements, September 09, 2013

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS September 09, 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. NAPABA Elections Now Under Way: Sept. 15 Deadline
  5. AABANY Get Out the Vote Happy Hour
  6. AABANY Announces New Career Placement Committee
  7. AABANY in the News: 22 Lewd Chinese Women
  8. SDNY Notice: SDNY Accepting Applications for Magistrate Judge
  9. AALDEF Seeks Pro Bono Volunteer Attorneys for Poll Monitoring on Sept. 10
  10. Judge Ling-Cohan to Speak on Marriage Equality Panel at NYCLA, Sept. 19
  11. AABANY Asks: Have You Served as a Judicial Clerk?
  12. Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition Deadline Coming Up Sept. 19
  13. From NAPABA: Momentum Kansas City 2013
  14. More from NAPABA
  15. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  16. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  17. Read the Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  18. On WE Blog @ AABANY: SDNY NOTICE, AABANY Law Review Winners
  19. Fellowship Announcements
  20. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  21. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  22. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  23. 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. Please register by 11:59PM for early bird rates.

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 at 11:59PM. We currently have 11 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.

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 Get Out the Vote Happy Hour, Sept. 12

Gather with your AABANY colleagues in the final days of the NAPABA election for a happy hour.

We will celebrate votes cast, encourage voting, and enjoy special cocktails – "The Han Choi" and "WeLikeMike" – for discounted prices.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mira Sushi.

Event open to AABANY members. Please register your attendance so that we can get a headcount. To register go to bit.ly/vote_hh.

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 in the News: 22 Lewd Chinese Women 

The Atlantic has published an article about the AABANY trial re-enactments spearheaded by Judge Denny Chin and Kathy Hirata Chin. It provides a good history of the re-enactments and discusses how they have helped share lessons in Asian American history with the legal profession as well as the broader community.  To read the article go to bit.ly/22lwdwmn

SDNY Notice: SDNY Accepting Applications for Magistrate Judge

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has announced a vacancy for a full-time U.S. Magistrate Judge position in the White Plains courthouse. The SDNY’s public notice, which contains additional information about the position and the application, is available on the court’s website at www.nysd.uscourts.gov. AABANY encourages all qualified attorneys with an interest in serving in the federal judiciary to submit an application, which is due no later than September 30, 2013. If you have any questions about the position or would like assistance in connection with your application, please contact any of the Co-chairs of AABANY’s Judiciary Committee:

Vince Chang (vince.chang@aabany.org),
Theo Cheng (theo.cheng@aabany.org),
James Chou (james.chou@aabany.org), or
Robert Leung (robert.leung@aabany.org).

AALDEF Seeks Pro Bono Volunteer Attorneys for Poll Monitoring on Sept. 10

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund is seeking pro bono volunteer attorneys to assist in monitoring poll sites during the NYC Primary Elections on September 10 to assess compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act.

In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote. For example, poll workers were hostile and made racist remarks, poll sites had too few interpreters to assist Asian American voters, translated voting materials were missing or hidden from voters, and ballots were mistranslated.

Volunteers are needed to inspect poll sites for required language assistance, interview voters, and document instances of anti-Asian American voter discrimination.

To read more go bit.ly/aaldef_pbvlntr.

Judge Ling-Cohan to Speak on Marriage Equality Panel at NYCLA, Sept. 19

Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan, Supreme Court, New York County, will be among the panelists in a timely CLE program presented by NYCLA entitled "Road to Victory: US V. Windsor, Proposition 8and Their Aftermaths," on September 19. For more details, including registration information, see the listing under Other Events on the AABANY Calendar.

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.

From NAPABA: Momentum Kansas City 2013

This year’s theme – “Momentum” – bespeaks our goal of highlighting and celebrating the monumental achievements of APA attorneys over the past 25 years at the highest levels of our profession while simultaneously inspiring and encouraging attendees to collaborate for future successes.

Join us for a series of remarkable events at the 25th Annual NAPABA Convention in Kansas City, MO, from November 7-10, 2013! Register today through Monday, September 23, to take advantage of the extended early bird discount rates.

We look forward to seeing you in November! For registration and more information, please visit: 2013convention.napaba.org.

More 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: SDNY NOTICE, AABANY Law Review Winners

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 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 Get Out the Vote Happy Hour, Mira Sushi, 6PM to 9PM. 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 19: Fall Style Series, Part I: How to wear makeup for all occasions, from the Courtroom, Conference Room to Cocktails, Seyfarth Shaw, 6PM to 9PM. 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 16-18: US Department of Commerce Legal Services Trade Mission to China, Beijing & Shanghai. Application deadline passed on Aug. 16.  For more information click here.
  • Sept 17: New York Constitution Day Luncheon, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, 12PM to 2PM. 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.
  • Sept 19: 8th Annual APALA-NJ Golf Classic & Dinner, Royce Brook Golf Club West Course (Private), 1PM to 9PM. For more information click here.
  • Sept 19: Road to Victory: U.S. v. Windsor, Proposition 8 and their Aftermaths, New York County Lawyers' Association, 6PM to 8:30PM. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center 

  • Assistant Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department 
  • Senior Attorney for Judicial Strategy, The Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, UMass School of Law, North Dartmouth, MA
  • Project Finance Associate, Nixon Peabody LLP

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

 
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