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AABANY Announcements April 7, 2014

In this edition

  1. How to Become a State Court Judge - from an APA Perspective
  2. Labor and Employment Law Committee Happy Hour on April 15
  3. Congratulations to Eve Guillergan 
  4. In the News: Lily Fan Interviewed in Woman Around Town
  5. Prof. Kenji Yoshino Delivers Korematsu Lecture
  6. Celebrate AABANY Surpassing 1,000 Members
  7. Second Circuit Pro Bono Panel Accepting Applications
  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: MFJC Trainings, MBBA Awards Gala Honorees, Seoul Counterpoint & Heavenly Code, The Escape and Rescued Memories, Immigrants' Day of Action, SDNY CJA Panel
  12. Fellowship Announcements
  13. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  14. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  15. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  16. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

How to Become a State Court Judge - from an APA Perspective

On April 29, at NYCLA, a panel discussion will be held to explain from the APA perspective how to become a judge in New York state. On the panel will be the Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan, the Hon. John Lansden, the Hon. Gilbert Hong and the Hon. Lillian Wan. The program is scheduled to start at 6 pm. Registration is now open. Go to http://bit.ly/cal_statejdgehowto to register.

Labor and Employment Law Committee Happy Hour on April 15

Meet, mix and mingle with members of one of AABANY's newest committees, the Labor and Employment Law Committee, at their Happy Hour on April 15, taking place at Pranna starting at 6 pm. Open to attorneys and professional working in the labor and employment field or those who may be interested in learning more about this practice area. The committee includes a diverse mix of private and public sector practitioners. Law students thinking about working in this field are invited to attend. For more details, see the listing under Upcoming Events.

Congratulations to Eve Guillergan 

AABANY member Eve Guillergan was among six distinguished women honored Saturday, April 5th, at New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer’s Annual Open House Celebrating Women’s History Month.

She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and currently serves on the board of the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York. Eve received the award for her outstanding community work with bar associations, advocating for immigration reform and immigrants’ issues, and supporting non-profit social service and community agencies with legal services.

Please join AABANY in congratulating Eve Guillergan on this well-deserved recognition.

In the News: Lily Fan Interviewed in Woman Around Town

Congratulations to AABANY member Lily Fan who was recently interviewed for the online magazine Woman Around Town about her theatrical production projects. As noted in the article, Lily worked for two prominent firms as a litigator and served as counsel to the New York State Senate. Click here to read the entire article.

Prof. Kenji Yoshino Delivers Korematsu Lecture

At the 14th Annual Korematsu Lecture Series, presented by the NYU Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law Kenji Yoshino spoke about the phenomenon of ‘covering,’ discussed at length in his first book,Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights. The Korematsu Lecture Series, since 2000, has recognized Asian Americans whose work challenges legal boundaries and serves as an inspiration to all people of color. Click here to read the full blog post.

Celebrate AABANY Surpassing 1,000 Members

In celebration of reaching our goal of 1,000 paying members by AABANY's Annual Dinner, the Membership Committee will be hosting a happy hour at People Kitchen & Lounge on Thursday, April 10th at 6:30pm. Any individual that joined or renewed their AABANY membership from December 6, 2013 to February 26, 2014 is eligible for the raffle. We will be giving out Yankee tickets, symphony tickets, Beats headphones, and much more. You must be present at the happy hour in order to participate in the raffle as we will be handing out the prizes in person. For more information and to register, see the listing under Upcoming Events.

Second Circuit Pro Bono Panel Accepting Applications

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has issued a press release calling for applicants for its pro bono panel:

The Criminal Justice Act/Pro Bono Committee is accepting applications for the Second Circuit’s Pro Bono Panel. The deadline is Friday, May 2, 2014.

Pro Bono Panel members will, at the Court’s invitation or on an appellant’s motion for appointment of counsel, represent pro se litigants in civil appeals that present issues of first impression,complex issues of law or fact, or raise potentially meritorious claims warranting further briefing and oral argument. Pro bono representation will be provided to litigants who would otherwise be unable to pay for counsel and are ineligible for the appointment of counsel pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act.

To read the full text of the press release go to http://bit.ly/scdcrctprobonoapps.

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:

  • Margaret Fung: Activist to Executive Director
  • Outgoing President’s Letter
  • Incoming President’s Letter
  • Enhance Your Practice by "Word-of-Mouse” Referral
  • Long, Winding Road to Immigration Reform in 2013
  • Labor and Employment Law Committee Planning Active Inaugural Year
  • Real Estate Committee: Fall & Winter Update

 

On WE Blog @ AABANY: MFJC Trainings, MBBA Awards Gala Honorees, Seoul Counterpoint & Heavenly Code, The Escape and Rescued Memories, Immigrants' Day of Action, SDNY CJA Panel

Fellowship Announcements

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

  • Apr. 8: Raising the Bar: Asian Women Corporate Counsels, White & Case, LLP, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. For more information click here.
  • Apr. 9: AABANY Board Meeting, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, 7:00-9:00pm. For more information click here.
  • Apr. 10: Celebrate AABANY Surpassing 1,000 Members, People Kitchen & Lounge, 6:30pm - 9:00pm. For more information click here.
  • Apr. 12: AABANY YLC Team for New York Cares Day, All Over NYC, 9:30pm - 3:00pm. For more information click here.
  • Apr. 15: AABANY's Labor & Employment Law Committee Happy Hour Social Event, Pranna, 6:00pm - 10:00pm. For more information click here

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Apr. 10: The Federal Bar Council Presents "Second Circuit Appellate Advocacy Workshop" CLE, Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse, 9:00am - 1:30pm. For more information click here.
  • Apr. 12: 2014 AREAA Global & Luxury Summit, Waldorf Astoria. For more information click here.
  • Apr. 16: NYSBA Presents: Elder Law and Special Needs Section Career Panel and Networking Reception, The Subotnick Center, Brooklyn Law School, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. For more information click here
  • Apr. 16: Rutgers APALSA Presents: Judges of Color, Rutgers Law School, Baker Trial Courtroom, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. For more information click here
  • Apr. 21: Metropolitan Black Bar Association Presents: Everything You Wanted To Know About Becoming an AUSA, New York City Bar Association, 6:30pm - 8:30pm. For more information click here
  • Apr. 29: New York City Bar Presents: Three Years Later: Yes, There Is A Will, But Is There A Way?, 42 West 44th Street, NY, 6:30pm - 8:30pm. For more information click here

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • SEIU Assistant/Associate General Counsel, SEIU, Washington, D.C.
  • Mid-Level IP Associate, Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP, NYC
  • AUSA, U.S. Department of Justice, SDNY, NYC
  • Staff Attorney, Brooklyn Defenders Services - Family Defense Practice, Brooklyn, 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.