AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS October 14, 2013
In this edition
- In the News: Rio Guerrero and Tsui Yee
- Upcoming Information Session on Judicial Clerkships on Oct. 16
- Law Student Survival Workshop at NYU School of Law on Oct. 26
- Growth of Asian Real Estate Segment and Purchasing Power in NYC, Oct. 30
- AABANY Launches Career Placement Committee
- AABANY Labor & Employment Committee in Formation
- Highlights of Recent Events
- Pro Bono Volunteers Needed for Asian American Election Project
- Join Team AABANY for Breathe Deep NYC's Run/Walk on Nov. 2
- From NAPABA: Momentum Kansas City 2013
- More from NAPABA
- AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
- AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
- Read the New Issue of The AABANY Advocate
- On WE Blog @ AABANY: One-on-One with Carrion, KALAGNY Pro Bono Clinics, KALAGNY Central Park Bike Tour
- Fellowship Announcements
- Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
- Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
- Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
- Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center
In the News: Rio Guerrero and Tsui Yee
Both our Immigration and Nationality Committee Law Co-Chairs made the news last week.
Congratulations to Rio and Tsui!
Upcoming Information Session on Judicial Clerkships on Oct. 16
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 a panel discussion on October 16th to address the clerkship application process, the benefits of clerking, and whatever questions you may have about clerking. The session 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 the information sessions, visit the AABANY website at bit.ly/jclrk_info1016 .
Law Student Survival Workshop at NYU School of Law on Oct. 26
AABANY's Student Outreach Committee is pleased to announce the second annual Law Student Survival Workshop. This year it will be held at NYU School of Law on Oct. 26 and in addition to the speakers from AABANY's committees and career panels, it will feature a keynote speech by Prof. Jerry Kang, Straus Fellow and David M. Friedman Fellow at NYU Law. Prof. Kang will speak about his work on implicit bias and its impact on APAs in the legal profession. For more details and to register go to bit.ly/ls_survival.
Growth of Asian Real Estate Segment and Purchasing Power in NYC, Oct. 30
AABANY's Real Estate and Solo and Small Firm Practice Committees will be hosting a CLE Dinner on October 30, 2013, starting at 6 pm, entitled "The Growth of the Asian Real Estate Segment and Their Purchasing Power in NYC,” to be held Mudan Restaurant, Queens Crossing, Flushing, New York. The last Census shows that the Asian segment comprises at least 14% of the population in New York City. This segment is still growing. Much of this growth has been attributed to the influx of Asians both locally and from Asia. This CLE will discuss how to understand and address the specific demographics and needs of the Asian purchaser of real estate in New York City. The program will be presented from the perspective of a CPA, an attorney, and a commercial and residential realtor.
For more information and to register for the event go to bit.ly/asianremmbr (for AABANY members) or bit.ly/asianrenonmmbr (for non-members).
AABANY Launches 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
AABANY Labor & Employment Committee in Formation
On Wednesday, October 9, 2013, sixteen Asian Pacific American (APA) attorneys attended AABANY’s general interest meeting for Labor and Employment Law practitioners to discuss the formation of a new committee to promote the education of work place issues affecting employees and employers in the Asian American community. The group also discussed ways to promote the professional development of APA lawyers practicing Labor and Employment Law through networking events, continuing legal education (CLE) programs and community outreach initiatives. The group will be planning a career panel for attorneys and law students interested in labor and employment law and a program to address "hot topics” in labor and employment law affecting employees and employers in the Asian American community.Attendees at the meeting included attorneys representing employees/unions, employers/management, and federal, state and local government agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, and New York State Department of Labor.
AABANY thanks Dechert LLP for hosting and providing refreshments for the meeting and Littler Mendelson for providing dinner for the attendees. If you are interested in participating in the group’s next event or would like further information about how to get involved, please contact William Ng at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy Luo at email@example.com.
Highlights of Recent Events
Here are some highlights of recent events:
- Diversity Panel at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office on Sept. 24 with the AABANY Prosecutors' Committee
- On Oct. 9. AABANY's Judiciary Committee sponsored an information session on Federal Judicial Clerkships
- On Oct. 10, AABANY's YL presented Fall Style Series Part III on Men's Suiting 101
For more details and photos visitWe Blog @ AABANY.
Pro Bono Volunteers Needed for Asian American Election Project
The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund is seeking volunteer attorneys, law and undergraduate students, and community volunteers to assist in monitoring poll sites during the elections in NYC, NJ, and Virginia on November 5 to assess compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act. Attorneys and law students can receive pro bono credits or free CLE (including ethics) credits.
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. Bilingual ability in an Asian language is helpful but not required.
Training will be provided at various New York City locations, starting on October 22. For more details see bit.ly/pb_aaelctn.
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
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! NOTE: Early Bird Rates expired Sept. 23.
We look forward to seeing you in November! For registration and more information, please visit: 2013convention.napaba.org.
More from NAPABA
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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: One-on-One with Carrion, KALAGNY Pro Bono Clinics, KALAGNY Central Park Bike Tour
The ACLU has announced the Fall 2013 Sponsored Disability Rights Fellowship. This and other fellowship announcements can now be found at AABANY's website under Resources, in the sub-menu item "Fellowships," or go tobit.ly/Fellowsh ip_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 15: Small Business Education Program: Learn How to Comply with State and City Tax Laws & Regulation, 6:00PM to 8PM, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association Chinese Community Center. For more information click here.
- Oct 16: Information Session on State Judicial Clerkships, 6:30PM to 8:30PM, NYU Law School. For more information click here.
- Oct 16: AABANY YLC Running Club, 7PM to 8:30PM, Grk Fresh Greek. For more information click here.
- Oct 17: AABANY's Government Service and Public Interest Committee and Brooklyn Law School APALSA present: Cross Cultural Lawyering (AABANY Members & BLS Student/Staff/Alumni), 5:30PM to 9PM, Brooklyn Law School. For more information click here.
- Oct 17: AABANY cosponsors: Women on the Move 2013, 1PM to 5PM, The New York Bar Center. For more information click here.
- Oct 22: Pro Bono Volunteers Needed for Asian American Election Project, 12PM to 1:30PM, Shearman & Sterling. For more information click here.
- Oct 22: Small Business Education Program: Learn How to Comply with State and City Tax Laws & Regulations, 6PM to 8PM. New York County Lawyers' Association. For more information click here.
- Oct 24: YLC Committee Meeting, 6:30PM to 8:30PM, Skadden Arps. For more information click here.
- Oct 24: Pro Bono Volunteers Needed for Asian American Election Project, 6PM to 7:30PM, Dickstein Shapiro, Washington DC. For more information click here.
- Oct 25: Pro Bono Volunteers Needed for Asian American Election Project, 12PM to 1:30PM, Dickstein Shapiro, Washington DC. For more information click here.
- Oct 26: AABANY cosponsors: Open Clinic at MinKwon Center, MinKwon Center for Community Action. For more information click here.
- Oct 26: Meet AABANY & Law School Survival Workshop, 11AM to 2:30PM, New York University Law School. For more information click here.
Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
- Oct 16: New York Law School Presents "Aereo: Changing the Future of Television," 6PM to 8:30PM, New York Law School. For more information click here.
- Oct 19: The Academy for Justice- Informed Practice Presents: Best Practices in Working with People with Mental Illness in the NYC Criminal Courts CLE (FREE), 8:30AM to 4:15PM, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. For more information click here.
- Oct 19-21: The Empire Mock Trial Association's 7th Annual International Invitational Mock Trial Tournament, U.S. Federal District Courthouse for the Eastern District of New York. For more information click here.
- Oct 26: MBBA presents: Exam Writing, Legal Analysis & The Exam Templates, 9AM to 1PM, New York Law School. For more information click here.
Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center
- Corporate Counsel, MetLife
- Corporate Transactional Associate, Nixon Peabody LLP
- VP, Corporate Counsel, Prudential
- Assistant Corporation Counsel-Tax & Bankruptcy LIT Div, NYC Law Department
For more information on these listings and other open positions go to the AABANY Career Center.
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