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AABANY Announcements, November 11, 2013

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS November 11, 2013

In this edition

  1. AABANY Joins NAPABA in Expressing Support for the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan
  2. Nominations Now Being Accepted for AABANY Election: Deadline Nov. 15
  3. AABANY at the NAPABA Convention
  4. "22 Lewd Chinese Women" on NPR
  5. AABANY CLE on Real Estate Closings, Nov. 20
  6. Congratulations to James Yu
  7. An Evening at Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, Dec. 3
  8. Bankruptcy Judge Opening in NJ: Apply by Nov. 22
  9. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  10. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  11. Read the Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  12. On WE Blog @ AABANY: AALDEF Fall Internships, American Revolutionary, CultureSHOCK, A Will for the Woods
  13. Fellowship Announcements
  14. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  15. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  16. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  17. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY Joins NAPABA in Expressing Support for the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

NAPABA President Bill Simonitsch has issued a statement -- which AABANY joins -- expressing support and sympathy for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan which has ravaged the Central Philippines. Simonitsch states:

As many of you know, the devastating super typhoon Haiyan ravaged the central Philippines last Friday. As rescue workers have struggled to reach survivors, news of the immense damage and loss of life is gradually coming to light. As of this morning, death tolls are estimated to exceed 10,000 people, over 630,000 were forced from their homes, and more than 9.5 million have been affected. The relief effort by aid agencies is just getting underway, and they must contend with the complicated logistics of getting people and aid out to the affected areas. This will be extremely difficult because of the extreme disruption to ports and airports, and the inaccessibility of roads.

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association expresses its condolences and extends its prayers to the victims of this disaster, and to the families of those who may have been affected. NAPABA encourages you to support relief efforts in any way you feel appropriate. But please note that when disasters like this occur, the victims are helped most by financial contributions to aid agencies, rather than donations of consumer goods.

To read the full statement, go to bit.ly/napaba_typhy.

Nominations Now Being Accepted for AABANY Election: Deadline Nov. 15

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

If you miss the first deadline, the FINAL deadline is the Nov. 19Open Meeting but you must register for that meeting by Nov. 15. For more details, go to bit.ly/14board_elct.

AABANY at the NAPABA National Convention


AABANY turned out in force for the 25th annual NAPABA National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

Among the highlights was the highly popular trial re-enactment "22 Lewd Chinese Women: Chy Lung v. Freeman,” led by Hon. Denny Chin and Kathy Hirata Chin, with a cast that included AABANY members Vince Chang, Yang Chen, Theo Cheng, Francis Chin, Andy Hahn, Lauren U.Y. Lee, Linda Lin, Anna R. Mercado, Vinoo Varghese, Ona T. Wang, and Jessica C. Wong.

Other speakers from AABANY during the convention included: Hon. Pamela K.M. Chen, James R. Cho, Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan, Don Liu, Hugh H. Mo, Chul Pak, Sapna Palla, Helen Wan, Michael Wu, Pauline Yeung-Ha, Michael Yim and James Yu.

AABANY congratulates its Best Under 40 Award Recipients, Mike Huang, Michael Park and Asim Rehman.

All the attendees enjoyed terrific program offerings, well-attended social events, sightseeing excursions, re-connecting with old friends, making new ones, and plenty of barbeque.

Next year’s convention will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, Nov. 6-9, 2014.

"22 Lewd Chinese Women" on NPR

NPR’s Weekend Edition ran a story on Saturday, Nov. 9, about AABANY’s latest trial re-enactment, "22 Lewd Chinese Women,” which premiered at the NAPABA National Convention in Kansas City, MO, on Nov. 8. The online version of the story contains videos of other re-enactments at http://bit.ly/22lcw

AABANY CLE on Real Estate Closings, Nov. 20

AABANY's Real Estate and Solo and Small Firm Committees present "Real Estate101: From Contract to Closing" on November 20. Real Estate Committee Chair Margaret Ling will be among the speakers. For more details, see the listing under Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar.

Congratulations to James Yu

James Yu, our VP of Programs and Operations, is being honored at the Rutgers APALSA Mela on November 14. Please join us in congratulating James on this wonderful recognition. The Mela starts at 6:30 pm and tickets are only $20 per person. If you wish to join AABANY at this event, please let us know at main@aabany.org. For more information go to bit.ly/mela_2013.

An Evening at Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, Dec. 3

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has cordially invited AABANY and its members to attend an Evening at the Thurgood Marshall United States Court House at Foley Square. The event takes place on December 3. RSVPs are required by November 27. Go to http://bit.ly/eve_tmarshcrt to register your attendance. We hope to see you there.

Bankruptcy Judge Opening in NJ: Apply by Nov. 22

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.

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: AALDEF Fall Internships, American Revolutionary, CultureSHOCK, A Will for the Woods

Fellowship Announcements

PALS has announced the Summer 2014 Civil Rights Fellowship Program. 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

  • Nov 13: AABANY Committee Chairs Meeting, 6:30PM to 8PM, Boies Schiller & Flexner. For more information click here. Committee Chairs only.
  • Nov 14: AABANY co-sponsors: Starting Your Own Practice in NY, 8:30AM to 5PM, The New Yorker Hotel. For more information click here.
  • Nov 15: Call for Nominations: FIRST Deadline. For more information click here.
  • Nov 19: Call for Nominations: FINAL Deadline. For more information click here.
  • Nov 19: AABANY Board Meeting, 7PM to 9PM, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. For more information click here.
  • Nov 20: Real Estate 101: From Contract to Closing, 6:30 to 9PM, JPMorgan Chase Bank. AABANY Members click here, Non-members seeking CLE credit click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Nov 12: NYWBA presents: The Importance of Bar Membership for New & Lawyers in Transition, 6:30PM to 7:30PM, New York Law School. For more information click here.
  • Nov 14: PALS presents: Judicial Clerkship & Internship Panel for Law Students & Junior Attorneys of Color, 6:30PM to 8:30PM, Alston & Bird LLP. For more information click here.
  • Nov 14: Rutgers-Newark - APALSA presents Mela, 6:30PM to 10:30PM, Rutgers School of Law - Newark Atrium. For more information click here.
  • Nov 15: Briarcliffe College and the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association presents the 2013 Immigration Law Forum, 10AM to 3:30PM, Briarcliffe College. For more information click here.
  • Nov 19: NYS Diversity Coalition - Fall 2013 Networking Event, 6PM to 8:30PM, Dwyer Cultural Center. For more information click here.
  • Nov 19: The New York State Diversity Coalition's Annual Networking Event for Lawyers of Color in Legal Services, Legal Aid and Firms with a Public Interest/Pro Bono Practice, 6PM to 8:30PM, Dwyer Cultural Center. For more information click here.
  • Nov 19: SABANY presents "Identity," 6:30PM to 8:30PM, New York Law School. For more information click here.
  • Nov 20: Roundtable Discussion: How to Succeed as a Summer Associate/Summer Intern, 6PM to 8PM, Law Offices of Epstein Becker Green. For more information click here.
  • Nov 20: MBBA presents: "Nonprofit Boards for Lawyers," 5:30PM to 7:30PM, Watchell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. For more information click here.
  • Nov 20: NYCLA's Holiday Season Kickoff 2013, 6:30PM to 8:30PM, Fiddlesticks Pub & Grill. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Staff Attorney, The Office of the Appellate Defender
  • Affordable Housing Associate, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • Senior Counsel for Private Banking and Lending, Kimberly Shea

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

For past weekly announcements, see the archives page.