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AABANY Announcements January 28, 2014

In this edition

  1. Annual Dinner: Early Bird Deadline is Jan. 31
  2. Annual Meeting on January 28
  3. NAPABA-Prudential Fellowship Program: Deadline for Applications is Feb. 16
  4. Help AABANY Reach Goal of 1,000 Paid Members
  5. AABANY Committees Present Cross-Cultural Lawyering CLE, Jan. 30
  6. AABANY to Perform "22 Lewd Chinese Women" at Cadwalader, Jan. 30
  7. Press Release: AABANY to Receive Bar Leaders Innovation Award on Jan. 31
  8. Highlights from Week of January 20
  9. Applicants Sought for US Bankruptcy Judge Positions in Manhattan
  10. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  11. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  12. Read the Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  13. On WE Blog @ AABANY: Human Rights in the Philippines, AALDEF Internship Program
  14. Fellowship Announcements
  15. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  16. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  17. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  18. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Annual Dinner: Early Bird Deadline is Jan. 31

It's time to lock in your sponsorship for AABANY's 25th Anniversary Annual Dinner! The January 31st deadline is rapidly approaching.

This event is taking place on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Cipriani Wall Street at 6:00 p.m.

Premier 25th Anniversary Level $20,000
Platinum Level $15,000
Gold Level $10,000
Silver Level $7,500
Sponsor Level $4000 (for firms of 25 persons or smaller)

For those who wish to purchase Individual Tickets, January 31st is the early bird ticket rate deadline.

To secure a sponsorship or individual ticket, please click on our annual dinner link:http://bit.ly/aabany25.

We look forward to seeing you at this momentous event.

Annual Meeting on January 28

The AABANY Annual Meeting will be held on the 28th day of January, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Dechert LLP, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036.

At this meeting, a vote will be taken to elect officers and directors for the upcoming year and to amend the by-laws. The Annual Meeting is open to members in good standing. Please register at bit.ly/annualmtg2014 if you plan to attend in person.

Thanks to all who submitted proxies to help us reach quorum for the meeting. For those who registered to attend in person, we look forward to seeing you there tonight.

NAPABA-Prudential Fellowship Program: Deadline for Applications is Feb. 16

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. The the deadline to apply for this fellowship is February 16, 2014.

To read more go to Napabapruflwshp. Learn about other Fellowship opportunities also listed on that page.

Help AABANY Reach Goal of 1,000 Paid Members


AABANY is nearing 1,000 paid members. Current Count is 848. 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 Committees Present Cross-Cultural Lawyering CLE, Jan. 30

AABANY presents,"Cross Cultural Lawyering: How to Effectively Represent the Immigrant Population" a CLE panel event co-sponsored by AABANY's Government Service & Public Interest Committee, Immigration & Nationality Law Committee, and Pro Bono & Community Service Committee, and Brooklyn Law School's APALSA. This special event will take place on January 30, 2014 from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., at Brooklyn Law School, 250 Joralemon Street in Brooklyn. Moderated by Karen Kithan Yau, co-Chair of AABANY's Government Service & Public Interest Committee. Expert panel includes: Dan Smulian, Associate Professor of Clinical Law at Brooklyn Law School; Patricia Kakalec, Special Counsel at the Labor Bureau in the New York State Attorney General's Office; and Tsui Yee, Partner at Guerrero Yee, LLP. Program is worth 1.5 CLE credits. Refreshments from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Registration will close at midnight on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Members may register at bit.ly/crscltrlwrng_mmbr and nonmembers may register at bit.ly/crscltrlwrng_nonmbr. Please join us for an enlightening evening!

AABANY to Perform "22 Lewd Chinese Women" at Cadwalader, Jan. 30

AABANY's Trial Re-enactment Team, led by Judge Denny Chin and Kathy Hirata Chin, will be performing "22 Lewd Chinese Women: Chy Lung v Freeman" at Cadwalader on January 30. This re-enactment was first performed this past November at the 2013 NAPABA National Convention in Kansas City, and if you have not seen it, we urge you to come see it at Cadwalader, and if you have already seen it, we invite you to come see it again. This production was covered by NPR (see bit.ly/22onnpr) back in November and raises many issues of relevance today, including immigration and human trafficking. The program is free to attend but RSVP is required. For more details see the listing under Upcoming Events.

Press Release: AABANY to Receive Bar Leaders Innovation Award on Jan. 31

NEW YORK – January 27, 2014 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) is proud to announce that it will receive a 2013 Bar Leaders Innovation Award for its Asian Pacific American Heritage Month production, "Iva: The Myth of Tokyo Rose.”  The award bestowed by the New York State Conference of Bar Leaders Executive Council of the New York State Bar Association recognizes bar associations that introduce new programs, ideas and methodologies that benefit its members and the community at large.  AABANY’s "Tokyo Rose” program was evaluated based on its ingenuity and creativity, effect on the bar and general public, and its overall quality.  Read more here.

Highlights from Week of January 20

The Labor and Employment Law Committee and the IP Committee held programs last week. Follow the links below for more details:

Applicants Sought for US Bankruptcy Judge Positions in Manhattan

The Second Circuit Judicial Council has announced vacancies for two (2) full-time U.S. Bankruptcy Judge positions in Manhattan. The court's public notice, which contains additional information about the position and the application, is available on the court's website at http://www.ca2.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 February 14, 2014.

AABANY Seeks Legal Interns

Applications are now being accepted for AABANY’s 2014 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: Human Rights in the Philippines, AALDEF Internship Program

Fellowship Announcements


Applications for the 2014 Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship Program are due on February 17, 2014. All 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/aabany_fllwshps.

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

  • Jan 28: AABANY Board Meeting, 6:00 to 7:00 PM, Dechert LLP. For more information click here.
  • Jan 28: AABANY Annual Meeting, 7PM to 9PM, Dechert LLP. For more information click here.
  • Jan 30: Cross Cultural Lawyering (AABANY Members) 6:30PM to 8PM, Brooklyn Law School (Moot Court Room). AABANY members and BLS Student/Staff/Alumni may register at http://bit.ly/crscltlwyrmmbr and non-members may register at http://bit.ly/crscltlwyrnonmbr.
  • Jan 30: AABANY Trial Re-enactment of "22 Lewd Chinese Women", 6:00PM to 8:30PM, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. For more information click here.
  • Feb 6: AABANY cosponsors: AREAA Lunar New Year Celebration, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Mudan Banquet Hall. For more information click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Jan 29: China and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Challenges for the 21st Century, 5:15PM to 7:30PM, Fordham Law School McNally Amphitheater. For more information click here.
  • Jan 30: NYCLA Young Lawyers' Section presents Speed Networking Export, 6PM to 9PM, NYCLA Home of Law. For more information click here.
  • Jan 30: The Metropolitan Black Bar Association Co-Presents What Every In-House Counsel Should Know About Data Privacy Laws, 5:30PM to 7:30 PM, Gensler. For more information click here.
  • Jan 31: New York Federal Legal Careers, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 290 Broadway. For more information click here.
  • Feb 5: The Metropolitan Black Bar Association Co-Presents "Unfinished Agenda: Urban Politics in the Era of Black Power” by Junius Williams- Book Reading and Reception, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, The New York City Bar Association. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Junior Litigation Associate, Woodbury, NY
  • Japanese fluent document reviewers, Jersey City, NJ
  • Private Equity and Investement Funds Attorney, NYC and/or Boston
  • Senior Legal Counsel, global private equity firm, NYC

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.