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AABANY Announcements, October 29, 2013

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS October 29, 2013

In this edition

  1. Nominations Now Being Accepted for AABANY Election
  2. Join Team AABANY for Breathe Deep NYC's Run/Walk on Nov. 2
  3. AABANY Congratulates NAAAP-NY Inaugural Moon Festival Gala Honorees
  4. Growth of Asian Real Estate Segment and Purchasing Power in NYC, Oct. 30
  5. AABANY Launches Career Placement Committee
  6. NPR Visits "22 Lewd Chinese Women" Rehearsal
  7. Highlights from the Week of Oct. 21
  8. Application Available for Bankruptcy Judgeship in Camden, NJ
  9. Thomas Tang Moot Court Judges Needed for NAPABA Convention
  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: Sign up for PALS Mentor Program, AAF: Growth and Diversity of Asian New Yorkers
  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

Nominations Now Being Accepted for AABANY Election

AABANY's Annual Meeting is scheduled to take place in January 2014. At that meeting,elections will be conducted to elect 6 directors and 6 officers (President-elect, Vice President of Programs and Operations, Vice President of Finance and Development,Treasurer, Recording Secretary and Membership Secretary) for the coming year. The Nominations Committee welcomes and will accept applications to fill the vacancies immediately, and will select a slate of candidates to be included in a ballot form that will be sent out to the membership a month before the Annual Meeting. The Nominations Committee may also interview candidates before making its determination.

If you wish to run for any of the above vacancies, you must be a current, paid member of AABANY. If you are unsure of your membership status, contact Judy Kim, Membership Secretary, at judy.kim@aabany.org. Please also submit (i) a statement of interest declaring your intent to run; and (ii) a current resume, biography or CV listing your experience and accomplishments and any honors received to date. As part of item (i) please indicate your experience with AABANY if you have been an active member, describing any activities that you have participated in or helped to organize. If you have not been an active member in AABANY, explain what capabilities, resources, talents, skills, expertise, experience or any other contributions you would be able to make as a Board member or officer. Please also identify any activities indicating a dedication and commitment to issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American community.

For a description of the qualifications, duties and obligations of Board Directors and Officers, please see Articles IV and V of AABANY's By-laws which can be found at: http://bit.ly/2013

First deadline for submissions is November 15. For more details go to bit.ly/app4elctn15

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

AABANY Congratulates NAAAP-NY Inaugural Moon Festival Gala Honorees

On October 25, NAAAP (National Association of Asian American Professionals) New York held its first Moon Festival Honoree Gala at Gotham Hall. NAAAP-NY marked the occasion by showcasing and recognizing the achievements of New York’s most accomplished and influential APIAs and honoring the community partners that worked with NAAAP-NY during the year.

AABANY congratulates all the honorees, especially Preet Bharara, Alice Young and Yang Chen. For more details and photos go to bit.ly/naaapny_mnfest.

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.

Registration for this event is closed. If you would still like to attend, please contact Real-Estate Committee Chair, Margaret Ling at margaret.ling@aabany.org, to inquire if space is still available. For more information 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 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.

NPR Visits "22 Lewd Chinese Women" Rehearsal


On Wednesday, Oct. 23, the AABANY Trial Re-enactment Team, led by Hon. Denny Chin and Kathy Hirata Chin, held another round of rehearsals of "22 Lewd Chinese Women: Chy Lung v. Freeman.” They were visited by a reporter from NPR who was recording the session for a possible story to air on NPR. If we hear anything definitive we will be sure to let you know. If you are going to be at the NAPABA National Convention in Kansas City, MO, next week, be sure to catch the world premiere of "22 Lewd Chinese Women" on the afternoon of November 8, starting at 3:30 pm.

Highlights from Week of Oct. 21

Last Week:

For more details and photos visitWe Blog @ AABANY.


Application Available for Bankruptcy Judgeship in Camden, NJ

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has announced an application process for a bankruptcy judgeship in the District of New Jersey, seated in Camden. Applications must be submitted electronically by noon on Friday, November 22, 2013. To apply, go to www.ca3.uscourts.gov for more information or call the Circuit Executives Office at 215-597-0718.

Thomas Tang Moot Court Judges Needed for NAPABA Convention

We need your help to serve as judges for the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition on Friday, November 8, 2013, during the NAPABA Convention in Kansas City, MO. The rounds will take place from 9:15 to 10:15 and 10:30 to 11:30 at the Convention Hotel, Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

Please go to bit.ly/napabatt_mtcrt for more information and details.

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!

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:

  • 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: Sign up for PALS Mentor Program, AAF: Growth and Diversity of Asian New Yorkers

Fellowship Announcements

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/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 30: Pro Bono Volunteers Needed for Asian American Election Project, 6PM to 7:30PM, Weil Gotshal & Manges. For more information click here.
  • Oct 30: The Growth of the Asian Real Estate Segment and Their Purchasing Power in NYC, 6PM to 9PM, Mudan Banquet Hall. For more information click here (MEMBERS) or click here (Non-Members). Registration is closed. If you would still like to attend, contact Real Estate Committee Chair, Margaret Ling, to inquire if space is still available.
  • Oct 30: AABANY co-sponsors: Asian Practice Committee Halloween Night, 7PM to 9PM, The Tuscany Bar at St. Giles Hotel New York. For more information click here.
  • Nov 1: AABANY's Government Service and Public Interest Committee Presents: Know Your Rights Landlord/Tenant Forum, 10AM to 12PM, UCA Senior Center. For more information click here.
  • Nov 2: Breathe Deep NYC Run/Walk to fight lung cancer, 8:30AM to 12PM, Hudson River Park. For more information click here.
  • Nov 7: AABANY co-sponsors: "Rights, Camera, Action!" Obtaining Underlying Rights for Scripted Film and Television, 6:30PM to 9:15PM, Cardozo Law School. For more information click here.
  • Nov 7-10: 25th Annual NAPABA National Convention, Kansas City, Missouri. For more information click here.
  • Nov 15: Call for Nominations: FIRST Deadline. For more information click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Oct 29: The Council of Urband Professionals' 4th Annual Lawyers Forum, Eventi Hotel. For more information click here.
  • Oct 29: Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association 13th Annual Dinner, 6PM to 9PM, Omni Hotel. For more information click here.
  • Oct 29: SABANY presents: Human Trafficking Panel: Spotlight on Forced Labor, 6:30PM to 8:30PM, Jones Day. For more information click here.
  • Oct 30: FALANY October Happy Hour for Law Students or Recent Graduates, 5:30PM to 7:30PM, Rosa Mexicano Union Square. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • VP, Compliance, Prudential, Newark, NJ
  • Assistant Corporation Counsel (Affirm Lit), New York Law Department
  • Senior Director of Compliance, Bay Area Alternative Energy Company, San Francisco Bay/Silicon Valley, CA
  • Assistant Corporation Counsel (TORT), New York Law Department

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

For past weekly announcements, see the archives page.