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AABANY Announcements April 14, 2014

In this edition

  1. Save the Date: "22 Lewd Chinese Women" Re-enactment at NY City Bar, May 21
  2. How to Become a State Court Judge - from an APA Perspective
  3. Labor and Employment Law Committee Happy Hour on April 15
  4. Congratulations Margaret Ling
  5. Meet AABANY's New Program Associate Simone Nguyen
  6. Highlights from Week of April 7
  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: Immigrant New Yorkers, SDNY ECF System Upgrade, Manhattan Family Justice Center Trainings
  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

Save the Date: "22 Lewd Chinese Women" Re-enactment at NY City Bar, May 21

In celebration of APA Heritage Month, AABANY is collaborating with the New York City Bar Association to present a re-enactment of "22 Lewd Chinese Women." Featured in The Atlantic on-line and on NPR, this performance re-enacts the 1874 case that led to the United States Supreme Court decision in Chy Lung v. Freeman. Raising issues of immigration, federalism, human trafficking and civil and human rights, this production is the latest in a series of AABANY re-enactments created under the leadership and guidance of the Hon. Denny Chin and Kathy Hirata Chin. Save the date, and make plans to join us there. Registration will open soon. For more details go to http://bit.ly/22lcw0521.

 

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 Margaret Ling

 Margaret Ling, who has actively served AABANY as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Committee and as a Director on the Board, has been newly appointed as Co-Chair of the Asia Practice Committee of the New York County Lawyers’ Association. We look forward to the bond that Margaret will help foster between the two organizations.Thank you to Vincent Chang for his invitation to bring Margaret to NYCLA, a New York legal community with over 9,000 members.

Please join AABANY in congratulating Margaret for her well-deserved appointment.

Meet AABANY's New Program Associate Simone Nguyen

Simone Nguyen is the Asian American Bar Association of New York’s first ever Program Associate. She is a recent graduate of Columbia University, where she studied English and Comparative Literature and East Asian Languages and Cultures with special interest in ethnic literature and post-war culture. Her interests include contemporary and classical music, ballroom dance, and modern literature. She looks forward to meeting as many AABANY members as possible, as well as learning all she can about the Asian American legal community and in particular the good that it does for communities of color on a larger level.

 

Highlights from Week of April 7


 

Here are the highlights of events from last week:


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: Immigrant New Yorkers, SDNY ECF System Upgrade, Manhattan Family Justice Center Trainings

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. 15: AABANY's Labor & Employment Law Committee Happy Hour Social Event, Pranna, 6:00pm - 10:00pm. For more information click here.
  • Apr. 29: How to Become a State Court Judge - from an APA Perspective, New York County Lawyer's Association, 6:00pm - 8:30pm. For more information click here.
  • May 21: "22 Lewd Chinese Women": A Trial Reenactment, NYC Bar, 6:30pm - 8:30pm. For more information click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • 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. 17: KALAGNY's Spring Reception, Lee Anav Chung White & Kim LLP, 7:00pm - 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. 25: Federal Bar Association Presents: Recent High Profile Securities Law Decisions CLE, K&L Gates, 12:30pm - 2:00pm. For more information click here.
  • Apr. 28: The Metropolitan Black Bar Association Co-Presents "The Path to Leadership: Blazing Your Own Trail", Ropes & Gray, LLP, 6:00pm - 8:00pm. 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

  • Beverage Alcohol Associate, Nixon Peabody, LLP, NYC
  • ADR Mediator, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, NYC
  • Volunteer Student Internship, Department of Justice, NYC
  • Deputy Chief (Supervisory Attorney Advisor), Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

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.

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