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AABANY Announcements, September 16, 2013

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS September 16, 2013

In this edition

  1. Northeast Regional/Fall Conference Final Deadline: Sept. 19
  2. AABANY Announces New Career Placement Committee
  3. AABANY Presents: Fall Style Series, Part I - Makeup
  4. AABANY Highlights: Week of Sept. 9
  5. AABANY In the News
  6. SDNY Notice: SDNY Accepting Applications for Magistrate Judge
  7. Judge Ling-Cohan to Speak on Marriage Equality Panel at NYCLA, Sept. 19
  8. AABANY Asks: Have You Served as a Judicial Clerk?
  9. Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition Deadline Coming Up Sept. 19
  10. From NAPABA: Momentum Kansas City 2013
  11. More 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:WHIAAPI Forum, 22 Lewd Chinese Women, USCIS Jiao Liu
  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

Northeast Regional/Fall Conference Final Deadline: Sept. 19



 

Register now for the NE Regional/Fall Conference. Final deadline is September 19.

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. There will be no onsite registration or walk-ins allowed so everyone MUST register online by 11:59PM, September 19.

AABANY Announces New Career Placement Committee

If you are attending the NE Regional/Fall Conference and wish to meet with a member of the Career Placement Committee, register at bit.ly/conf_crplcmnt

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 Presents: Fall Style Series, Part 1 - Makeup

How much makeup is too much for the office? For an interview? For a business meeting?

How can you get a polished and professional look that works with your age, budget and schedule?

Join AABANY as we welcome makeup artist Jennifer Fung, who will walk us through the DOs and DON'Ts of makeup for the workplace. The seminar will include:

  • PowerPoint about different skin types and how to care for your skin with a busy schedule
  • Live demo on how to achieve certain looks and accentuate Asian features
  • Opportunity for one-on-one sessions with Jennifer Fung
  • Product recommendations
  • Complimentary makeup samples

Attendance is free, but early registration is encouraged as seating is limited. Refreshments will be provided. Capacity is limited. Register now at bit.ly/fall_style1

AABANY Highlight, Week of September 9

Last Week:

For more details and photos visit We Blog @ AABANY.

AABANY in the News

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).

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: WHIAAPI Forum, 22 Lewd Chinese Women, USCIS Jiao Liu

Fellowship Announcements

The ACLU has announced some great fellowship opportunities in the areas of First Amendment, racial justice and national security law. These 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 17: AABANY Co-Sponsors NYSBA CLE on the Basics of Surrogate's Court Proceedings and the Role of Guardians Ad Litem, 6PM to 9PM, New York Law School Auditorium. For more information click here.
  • Sept 17: Small Business Education Program: Learn How to Comply with State and City Tax Laws & Regulations, 6PM to 8PM, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association Chinese Community Center. 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.
  • Sept 21: AABANY Career Exchange at the Regional/Fall Conference 9:30AM to 5:30PM. For more information click here.
  • Sept 24: NY County DA's Office & AABANY Prosecutors' Committee presents: "Pursuing a Career as an Assistant District Attorney," 5:30PM to 8PM. For more information click here.
  • Sept 24: Small Business Education Program: Learn How to Comply with State and City Tax Laws & Regulations, 6PM to 8PM, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association Chinese Community Center. For more information click here.
  • Sept 24: AABANY Co-Sponsors NYSBA CLE on the Basics of Surrogate's Court Proceedings and the Role of Guardians Ad Litem, 6PM to 9PM. For more information click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • 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.
  • Sept 21: MinKwon's Summer Pro Bono Clinics,11AM - 5PM, Min Kwon Center for Community Action. For more information click here.
  • Sept 25: The New York County Lawyers' Association's 23rd Annual Public Service Awards Ceremony with Keynote Speaker Cyrus R. Vance. Jr., New York County's District Attorney, 6PM to 8PM, NYCLA Home of Law. For more information click here.
  • Sept 26: USCIS Chinese Language Engagement (Jiao Liu), 7:30PM to 9PM, Confucius Plaza. For more information click here.
  • Sept 27: Opening Day: Wedding Palace, AMC Empire 25. For more information click here.
  • Sept 27: APABA-PA 2013 Annual Banquet, 6PM to 9PM, Sheraton University City Hotel. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center 

  • Faculty Positions at Temple Beasley School of Law, Temple University, Philadephia, PA 
  • Korean-Speaking Document Reviewers Needed, Special Counsel
  • Legislative Counsel/Lobbyist, Cynthia Simmons
  • Associate Counsel, Employment Law, Estee Lauder

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

 
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