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AABANY Announcements April 21, 2014

In this edition

  1. How to Become a State Court Judge - from an APA Perspective
  2. Save the Date: "22 Lewd Chinese Women" Re-enactment at NY City Bar, May 21
  3. AABANY Tax Committee Meeting, Apr. 23
  4. Prosecutors' Committee Presents Hate Crimes CLE, Apr. 29
  5. Highlight: Labor and Employment Law Committee Happy Hour, April 15
  6. Congratulations to William Wang and Monica Huang
  7. 2014 NAPABA Convention: Convergence Program Proposals
  8. Convergence: NAPABA Convention 2014
  9. NAPABA Annual Lobby Day and APA Heritage Month Congressional Reception
  10. New York Law Journal: Call for Minority & Women-Owned Law Firms
  11. 8th Annual National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys
  12. AABANY Cosponsors: 24th Annual Meeting and Conference of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  13. Second Circuit Pro Bono Panel Accepting Applications
  14. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  15. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  16. Read the Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  17. On WE Blog @ AABANY: Rethinking NYC's Asian American Communities, NYCCC Spring Gala, Comedy for a Cause, Gen, A Matter of Rats, Color of Citizenship, Can, Denim Day
  18. Fellowship Announcements
  19. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  20. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  22. 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 tohttp://bit.ly/cal_statejdgehowto to register.


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.

AABANY Tax Committee Meeting, Apr. 23

AABANY's Tax Committee will hold its next planning meeting on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 6 pm, at the offices of Linklaters LLP (1345 Ave of the Americas #21, New York, NY 10105). If you have any interest in becoming involved in the Tax Committee's events this year, this is the perfect time to get involved. Please register for the event on this page if you wish to join us for this meeting or are interested in the Tax Committee, in general.

Prosecutors' Committee Presents Hate Crimes CLE, Apr. 29

AABANY's Prosecutors' Committee will be presenting a CLE on the New York State Hate Crimes statute and its application since 2000. It will be held at the Kings County DA's office, and the deadline to register is April 24. For more details see the listing under Upcoming Events.

Highlight: Labor and Employment Law Committee Happy Hour, April 15

Thank you to all those who came to AABANY’s Labor & Employment Law Happy Hour on Tuesday, April 15.AABANY hopes you enjoyed the good drinks and the even better company.

A special ‘thanks’ goes out to Pranna for hosting this event, Chris Kwok and William Ng (Committee Co-Chairs)and Tiffany Ma for organizing this wonderful event!

To learn more about the Committee, what it does and what other activities are in store, contact Chris atchris.kwok@aabany.orgor Will atwilliam.ng@aabany.org.

Congratulations to William Wang and Monica Huang

Congratulations to Will Wang, AABANY President-elect, who married Monica Huang on Saturday, April 19. Here is the NY Times article about the wedding: http://bit.ly/wwmhwed

Please join us in wishing Monica and Will love, joy and happiness in their lives together.

2014 NAPABA Convention: Convergence Program Proposals


There is still time to submit program proposals for the 26th Annual NAPABA Convention, Convergence: Collaborating for a GrandTomorrow, taking place in Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ fromNovember 6-9, 2014. Topics that celebrate the diversity and unity of NAPABA and provide practical solutions and advice for our attendees’ development are encouraged.

Please note the extended deadline. Program proposals must be submitted to this online form by 8:00pm ET on Friday, April 25. The program proposal submission guidelines can be viewed here. Please email NAPABA Special Events Coordinator Pia Rivera with any questions.

Convergence: NAPABA Convention 2014

Don’t miss out on the 2014 Annual NAPABA Convention! There are many ways to get involved starting now. You can:

For more information on the Convention, including how to make your room reservation at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, click here.

NAPABA Annual Lobby Day and APA Heritage Month Congressional Reception

NAPABA invites you to participate in the 4th Annual Lobby Day and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Congressional Reception onMay 19-20, 2014, in Washington, DC.

Lobby Day is less than a month away! This is your opportunity to educate members of Congress and congressional staffers on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American community and to meet other NAPABA leaders from around the country. To find out more, click here.

New York Law Journal: Call for Minority & Women-Owned Law Firms

The New York Law Journal is once again pulling together a chart of minority-owned law firms in New York, with 50% or more minority ownership. Last year’s chart can be viewed here for reference. There is no fee involved. If you would like to be included, please send the following information to Angela Turturro (aturturro@alm.com):

  • firm name
  • address/telephone #
  • the name of managing partner(s)
  • the number of permanent, full-time attorneys as of Dec. 31, 2013

Please note: NYLJ also has a women-owned law firms chart (50% or more female ownership), so if your firm also qualifies for that, please reach out.

Please respond by May 1, 2014 for inclusion.

8th Annual National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys

NCVAA has been the largest law conference in the United States forVietnamese American attorneys and law students since 2006. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to network with nationally renown Judges andLaw Professors, as well as top attorneys and legal leaders, from all across the country. Read More.

Register now open. Early bird prices expire on May 1, 2014.

AABANY Cosponsors: 4th Annual Meeting and Conference of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association

The IPBA’s Annual Conference is the year’s pre-eminent gathering of lawyers with an Asia-Pacific focus and the 2014 Conference will feature:

  • Opportunities to network with leading lawyers from throughout the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere around the world.

  • Over 25 distinguished guest speakers, including leaders from the world of business, policy development, environmental awareness and the law, debating aspects of the Conference theme: Sustainability in a Finite World.

  • More than 40 breakout sessions presented by the IPBA’s 22 Practice Area Committees on current topics of interest to lawyers with an Asia-Pacific focus which are eligible for CLE/CPD credit in many jurisdictions.

Superb social functions and other events providing opportunities to meet counterparts from over 65 countries.

Vancouver is one of the world’s most spectacular cities, sitting on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and nestled in and around the slopes of the towering Coastal Mountain Range. We look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver for this amazing event!

*Special Code: IPBAVAN- When registering, enter the code IPBAVAN to receive special pricing. Clickhereto register for this outstanding event today.

For more information about the Inter-Pacific Bar Association's 24th Annual Meeting & Conference, go to: http://www.ipba2014.com/



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: Rethinking NYC's Asian American Communities, NYCCC Spring Gala, Comedy for a Cause, Gen, A Matter of Rats, Color of Citizenship, Can, Denim Day

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. 23: AABANY Tax Committee Planning Meeting, Linklaters LLP, 6:00pm - 8:00pm. For more information click here.
  • Apr. 24: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Roundtable: An Intimate Conversation About NY Surrogate Practice, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. 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.
  • Apr. 29: Hate Crimes CLE Event, Kings County District Attorney's Office, 6:15pm - 8:00pm. 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. 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. 23: Diversity & Inclusion: Opportunities & Challenges in the Age of Globalization, CUNY School of Law, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. For more information click here.
  • Apr. 23: CACF's Action Council Presents: Comedy for a Cause, Central Bar, 7:30pm - 9:00pm. For more information click here.
  • Apr. 24: Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law in South Africa at Twenty, The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, 7:30pm. For more information click here.
  • Apr. 24: "Independent Film Finance and Distribution: Navigating a Diverse Landscape" CLE, Cardozo Law School, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. For more information click here.
  • Apr. 25: World IP Day 2014 Presents Movies: A Global Passion, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 8:00am - 12:00pm. 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. 25: New York Law School's 2014 Spring Banquet, New York Law School, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. 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.
  • Apr. 30: NYC Bar Presents: General Counsels Diversity and Inclusion Forum, 42 West 44th Street, NY, NY, 6:00pm - 8:00pm. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Deputy Director, Vermont Legal Aid, Burlington, VT
  • Staff Attorney, The Family Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Staff Attorney, The Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, Harlem, NY
  • Counsel, Democracy Program (Voting), The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU, 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.