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AABANY Announcements, September 25, 2013

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS September 25, 2013

In this edition

  1. Thanks for Coming to the Northeast Regional/Fall Conference on Sept. 21
  2. Northeast Regional/Fall Conference: Photos and Recaps
  3. AABANY Announces New Career Placement Committee
  4. AABANY Highlights: Week of Sept. 16
  5. Upcoming Information Sessions on Judicial Clerkships
  6. SDNY Notice: SDNY Accepting Applications for Magistrate Judge
  7. Be a Judge at the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition - Northeast Regionals
  8. Join Team AABANY for Breathe Deep NYC's Run/Walk on Nov. 2
  9. NAPABA Election Results
  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 New Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  15. On WE Blog @ AABANY: LatinoJustice PRLDEF Leadership Reception, March for Immigrant Dignity, PALS 1L Exam Writing Workshop
  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

Thanks for Coming to the Northeast Regional/Fall Conference on Sept. 21

Thanks to all who attended this year’s AABANY Fall Conference and NAPABA Northeast Regional, hosted by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. We greatly appreciate your support and participation.

More than 350 attorneys registered and participated in this year’s Conference. Participants included in-house counsel, judges, high-level government attorneys, law firm partners, non-profit leaders, law firm associates, solo or small firm practitioners, and law students. Attorneys from all 7 NAPABA Northeast Regional Affiliates were represented. Feedback from the event has been overwhelmingly positive.

The event featured 13 individual CLE panel sessions, a plenary lunch session for all addressing the U.S. Supreme Court Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case, law firm pitch sessions, and an intensive full-day trial skills program. The conference also included the launch of AABANY’s Career Exchange and a new year of the AABANY Mentorship Program. The evening concluded with a Cocktail Reception, followed by 4 separate committee dinners, and an afterparty.

AABANY would like to thank its Fall Conference + Northeast Regional sponsors: Kobre & Kim LLP, Baker Tilly, Hudson Court Reporting & Digital Media, Cooley Manion & Jones LLP, Day Pitney LLP, Axiom, Bank of America, Chase, Epiq Systems, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Planet Data, Thomson Reuters, and our host Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Northeast Regional/Fall Conference: Photos and Recaps

Photos from the 2013 NAPABA Northeast Regional/AABANY Fall Conference have been posted to the blog, with recaps. Follow the links below:

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 kicked-off the AABANY Career Exchange by holding 15-minute informational one-on-one meetings with interested AABANY members at the Northeast Regional/ Fall Conference on September 21, 2013.

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 Highlights: Week of Sept. 16

Last Week:

For more details and photos visit We Blog @ AABANY.

Upcoming Information Sessions on Judicial Clerkships

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 panel discussions in October to address the clerkship application process, the benefits of clerking, and whatever questions you may have about clerking. The session to be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 will focus on federal clerkships, and will feature The Honorable Marilyn D. Go and The Honorable Lorna G. Schofield as speakers. The session to be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 will focus on state clerkships, with The Honorable Doris Ling-Cohan and The Honorable Jeffrey K. Oing as featured panelists. Current and former law clerks will also be speaking to offer a variety of perspectives on the topics to be discussed. For more information, or to register for one or both sessions, visit the AABANY website at bit.ly/info_jclrk109 (for the October 9th session) and bit.ly/jclrk_info1016 (for the October 16th session).

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).

Be a Judge at the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition - Northeast Regionals

Saturday, October 5, 2013 9 am - 5 pm at Brooklyn Law School

 We are looking for members to judge law students in this national competition and foster the next generation of APA appellate advocates. Transitional and non-transitional NYS attorneys are welcome to judge, but only non-transitional attorneys are eligible for CLE credit (1.5 Skills per round). Please RSVP here to let us know when you are available.

AABANY is accredited by the NYS CLE Board as an Accredited Provider. This law competition is approved in accordance with the CLE Rules for 1.5 credits per round in Skills. Under NYS Rules, credits are only available for non-transitional attorneys.

 

Join Team AABANY for Breathe Deep NYC's Run/Walk on Nov. 2

BREATHE DEEP NYC's Run/Walk

Hudson River Park, Pier 46
Charles Street and West Street

On November 2, 2013, AABANY's members and friends will be walking in BREATHE DEEP NYC's Run/Walk in Hudson River Park in honor of an AABANY member (non-smoker) that was recently diagnosed with Lung Cancer.

Proceeds from this event will benefit LUNGevity Foundation, the leading private provider of research funding for lung cancer. The mission of LUNGevity Foundation is to have a meaningful and immediate impact on improving lung cancer survival rates, ensure a higher quality of life for lung cancer patients, and provide a community for those impacted by lung cancer. LUNGevity funds the most promising research into the early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer. LUNGevity also supports the largest national grassroots lung cancer network, as well as the largest online support community for those affected by lung cancer.

For more details go to http://bit.ly/112breathe_deep

NAPABA Election Results

NAPABA congratulates the newly-elected officers of the NAPABA Board of Governors for the 2012-2013 board year. They will be sworn into office at the Installation Banquet held on November 9, 2013, during the 25th Annual NAPABA Convention in Kansas City, MO.

The following individuals were elected by the NAPABA membership:

President Elect: George C. Chen
Vice President for Finance and Development: Alexander M. Lee
Vice President for Membership: Brad Yamauchi
Vice President for Programs and Operations: Jin Y. Hwang
Vice President for Communications: Cyndie M. Chang
Treasurer: Pankit J. Doshi
Secretary: Tacie H. Yoon
In addition to these newly-elected officers, William J. Simonitsch will serve as President and Wendy C. Shiba will serve as Immediate Past President. Joining the officers on the NAPABA Board of Governors will be ten regional governors and four at-large board members.

NAPABA extends its best wishes to all of the candidates and the many members who participated in the elections.

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 New Issue of The AABANY Advocate

In this Issue:

  • NAPABA Northeast Regional/AABANY 4th Annual Fall Conference
  • Special Feature: AABANY in NY Law Journal
  • President's Letter from Mike Huang
  • AABANY Profile: Peter Kim
  • Committee Profile: Real Estate Committee
  • AABANY Feature: 2Q 2013 Review
  • AABANY Feature: APA History Month

On WE Blog @ AABANY: LatinoJustice PRLDEF Leadership Reception, March for Immigrant Dignity, PALS 1L Exam Writing Workshop

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

  • Oct 1: 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.
  • Oct 2: Fall Style Series Part II: Women's Suiting 101 - "The Art of Marketing Yourself Personal Branding and Power Dressing," 6PM to 9PM, The Gurjot New York Showroom. For more information click here.
  • Oct 5: Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition: Judging Northeast Regionals, 9AM to 5PM, Brooklyn Law School. For more information click here.
  • Oct 9: Information Session on Federal Judicial Clerkships, 6:30PM to 8:30PM, United States District Court EDNY. For more information click here.
  • Oct 10: Fall Style Series Part III: Men's Suiting 101, 6PM to 9PM, Seyfarth Shaw LLP. For more information click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • 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.
  • Sept 30: Deadline to Apply: Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center 

  • Legislative Counsel/Lobbyist, Cynthia Simmons
  • Associate Counsel, Employment Law, Estee Lauder
  • Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union, Durham, NC
  • Deputy Management Attorney, Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings

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

 
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