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AABANY Announcements Dec. 16, 2013

In this edition

  1. Holiday Highlights
  2. Help AABANY Reach Goal of 1,000 Paid Members
  3. AABANY in the News: Vince Chang, Vinoo Varghese
  4. Joint Minority Bar Judicial internship Program: Applications Now Being Accepted
  5. AABANY's Upgraded Website
  6. Support NAPABA Law Foundation While Shopping for the Holidays
  7. NAPABA-Prudential Fellowship Program: Applications Now Being Accepted
  8. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  9. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  10. Read the Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  11. On WE Blog @ AABANY: IAKL 2014 Conference, Mayong Paskua Holiday Shop
  12. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  13. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  14. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  15. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Holiday Highlights

In the rush of the holiday season, our Committees were active with events that helped the less fortunate, enhanced networking among women bar association members, and provided CLE about the Affordable Care Act.

Help AABANY Reach Goal of 1,000 Paid Members


AABANY is nearing 1,000 paid members. At the AABANY Holiday Party on December 6 we kicked off our drive to 1,000 campaign and handed out postcards to make it easier for new or renewing members to let us know that they wish to join or renew. Look for these bright red postcards at upcoming AABANY events between now and the end of February. Our goal is to surpass 1,000 paid members by the time of our 25th Anniversary Annual Dinner on February 26, 2014.

If you belong to an AABANY Committee, be sure to let us know that your Committee referred you, because that Committee can get additional funds in their budget for each member they sign up.

In addition, all memberships received between now and February 25 will be included in a raffle for some great prizes. Check our website for details and updates.

Tell your friends! Renew or join today!

AABANY in the News: Vince Chang, Vinoo Varghese

Vince Chang was quoted last week about new proposed rules designed to streamline dispute resolution via the New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division. Vinoo Varghese provided an update on the case in which he was subpoenaed by the New York County DA's office.

Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program: Applications Now Being Accepted

The Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program (JMB JIP) is now accepting applications until January 18, 2014.

The Association of Judges of Hispanic Heritage ("AJHH”), the Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”), the Asian American Law Fund of New York ("AALFNY”), the Metropolitan Black Bar Association ("MBBA”), the New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation, the Puerto Rican Bar Association ("PRBA”), and the South Asian Bar Association of New York ("SABANY”) have partnered again for the JMB JIP to offer law students the opportunity to continue their legal education as summer judicial interns in New York and New Jersey metropolitan area courthouses. Judicial internships are exceptional learning opportunities that offer tremendous insight into the process of judicial decision-making. They offer an opportunity to strengthen analytic and legal writing skills.

The brochure/application is attached here and is also available at www.jmbjip.org

Please direct any questions to the program’s co-directors at jmbjip@gmail.com.

AABANY's Upgraded Website

AABANY migrated its website to a new platform last week, on Dec. 2.

If you are an active member, you will need to reset your password upon first entrance into the upgraded website. You will immediately be taken to a "Manage Profile” page. Click on "Bio.” Your profile page will come up, where you can reset your password.

Active members will need to reset their password using the generic password given to members in our email blast of November 26. If you did not receive that email, contact margaret.langston@aabany.org to receive instructions. If you are renewing or joining AABANY for the first time, select "Join AABANY” in the top navigation menu to create a new profile and pay dues online.

Support NAPABA Law Foundation While Shopping for the Holidays

If you have not yet finished your Christmas shopping (or haven’t yet started!) here is an idea to get your shopping done while donating to the NAPABA Law Foundation at the same time. Shop through AmazonSmile and a portion of the proceeds will go to the NAPABA Law Foundation to support scholarships, internships and fellowships for APA law students. To read more at our blog, go to http://bit.ly/napabalf_amzsmle.

NAPABA-Prudential Fellowship Program: Applications Now Being Accepted

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) and Gibbons, P.C. (Gibbons) to provide a fellowship opportunity to a highly-motivated, third-year law school student. Through this partnership, NAPABA will select a third-year law school student to be the 2014 NAPABA-Prudential Law Fellow.

To read more go to http://bit.ly/aabany_fllwshps. Learn about other Fellowship opportunities also listed on that page.

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: IAKL 2014 Conference, Mayong Paskua Holiday Shop

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

  • Dec 17: Litigation Committee presents "Leopard Print Bikinis and Mistrials" Ethics CLE, 6:30PM to 8PM, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. Members click here. Non-members click here.
  • Dec 18: APC Christmas Happy Hour, 7PM to 9PM, The Tuscany Bar at St. Giles New York Hotel. For more information click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Dec 17: KALAGNY Annual Holiday Party, 7PM to 9PM, Starry Night. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Advocacy Director (Africa Division), Human Rights Watch, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Staff Attorney (TEMP), Bronx Legal Services
  • Staff Attorney (Housing/Public Benefits), Manhattan Legal Services
  • CLE Program Attorney, New York State Bar Association, Albany, NY

For more information on these listings and other open positions go to the AABANY Career Center. Members must be signed in to have access to the Career Center. Either search by keyword or just hit "Search" at the bottom of the form to see a complete listing of jobs.

For past weekly announcements, see the archives page.