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AABANY Announcements May 13, 2014

In this edition

  1. Registration Open for "22 Lewd Chinese Women" Reenactment at NY City Bar, May 21
  2. Pro Bono Opportunity: Help Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence
  3. Featured Event: AABANY Co-Sponsors Kings County District Attorney Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, May 20
  4. Congratulations to Don Liu, Burton 'Legends in Law' Award
  5. Congratulations to Myung Kang-Huneke, KALAGNY 28th Anniversary Gala Honoree
  6. Congratulations to Parkin Lee, NYIC's 10th Annual Builders of New New York Honoree
  7. Congratulations to Will Wang & Margaret Ling, Collaborative Bar Leaders
  8. Congratulations to Vinoo Varghese, New York Law Journal Rising Star 2014
  9. Congratulations to Tristan Loanzon, New York Law Journal Front Page Feature
  10. AABANY Posthumously Awards Honorary Membership to Hong Yeng Chang
  11. NAPABA Press Release: Indira Talwani
  12. Featured Event: AABANY Co-Sponsors Starting a Practice in New York CLE, May 16
  13. New York City Bar: Discounted Memberships for AABANY Members
  14. New York City Bar: Committee Applications Being Accepted
  15. Convergence: NAPABA Convention 2014
  16. NAPABA Annual Lobby Day and APA Heritage Month Congressional Reception
  17. Early Bird Deadline Extended to May 31: 8th Annual National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys
  18. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  19. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  20. Read the Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  21. On WE Blog @ AABANY: David Henry Hwang, Flourishing Queens, New Amsterdam Symphony, Ai Weiwei, Legal Clinics
  22. Fellowship Announcements
  23. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  24. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  25. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  26. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Registration Open for "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. Click on the photo to see highlights from the rehearsal on our blog.

Registration now open. Admission is free for AABANY and NYC Bar Association members.
For more details go tonhttp://bit.ly/22lcw0521.

Pro Bono Opportunity: Help Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

Immigrant victims of domestic violence face several obstacles to safety. In addition to cultural and language barriers, abusers may use immigration status or threat of deportation to assert power and control. Immigrant victims are also less likely to call the police out of fear of deportation. The Government Service & Public Interest Committee and Pro Bono & Community Service Committee of AABANY are launching a pilot pro bono project with Legal Services NYC. This project offers both attorney and law student AABANY members CLE training in "Immigration Remedies for Victims of Domestic Violence" and the opportunity to represent clients on a pro bono basis in U-Visa and VAWA cases. The cases are expected to come from all five boroughs. Are you interested in lending a hand? If so please take the survey at http://bit.ly/imgrtnrmdssurvey.

Featured Event: AABANY Co-Sponsors Kings County District Attorney Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration, May 20

AABANY is co-sponsoring the Kings County District Attorney Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration at 5:30pm on May 20, 2014 at Robert N. Kaye Training Center (350 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201). The Kings County District Attorney is honoring Judge Pamela K. Chen, United States District Court Judge, Eastern District of New York. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, please email ADA Maria Park at parkm@brooklynda.org. Non-KCDA staff must be on the guest list.


Congratulations to Don Liu, Burton 'Legends in Law' Award

AABANY is proud to announce that Don Liu, General Counsel & Secretary of Xerox Corporation and a member of AABANY’s Advisory Committee, has been named one of the "Legends in Law” by the Burton Awards Program in association with the Library of Congress. Nominated by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Don Liu was chosen among the general counsels nominated by managing partners of the nation’s 1,000 largest law firms. The winners are selected based on their reputation in the legal profession, demonstrated competence in a specialized area of law, extensive background and experience, complexity and scope of matters handled, success in global or national issues, and exemplary leadership in law. To read the full press release, click here.

Congratulations to Myung Kang-Huneke, KALAGNY 28th Anniversary Gala Honoree

Myung Kang-Huneke, AABANY Advisory Committee Member, will be honored at KALAGNY’s 28th Anniversary Gala. Myung Kang-Huneke is Executive Vice President and General Counsel & Secretary at Sesame Workshop. She is being honored for her role as a Trailblazer within the Korean American legal community. The award will be presented on June 10th at the Harvard Club. For more information on KALAGNY’s 28th Annual Gala, please click here.

Congratulations to Parkin Lee, NYIC's 10th Annual Builders of New New York Honoree

Parkin Lee, AABANY Advisory Committee member, will be honored at the New York Immigration Coalition’s 10th Annual Builders of the New New York Awards. Parkin Lee is Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer & Secretary of The Rockefeller Group. He was chosen for his outstanding service to New York society and initiative in community-building. The award will be presented on June 23, 2014 at Capitale. For more information on the gala, please click here.

 

Congratulations to Will Wang & Margaret Ling, Collaborative Bar Leaders

Margaret Ling, Co-Chair of AABANY’s Real Estate Committee and a member of AABANY’s Board of Directors, and Will Wang, President-Elect, have been selected to attend the 2014 Collaborative Bar Leaders Academy held in Minneapolis! The Collaborative Bar Leaders Academy is a joint initiative of the American Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, National Bar Association, and the National Native American Bar Association.

Congratulations to Vinoo Varghese, New York Law Journal Rising Star 2014

We are pleased to share the news that past Board member Vinoo Varghese was recently named one of the New York Law Journal's 2014 Rising Stars. Congratulations, Vinoo! To see the other Rising Stars for 2014, click here.

Congratulations to Tristan Loanzon, New York Law Journal Front Page Feature

Congratulations to AABANY member Tristan Loanzon on making the front page of the New York Law Journal on May 7. He won a unanimous decision before the First Department, reversing the lower court and clarifying the scope of automatic renewal clauses in contracts. Tristan is quoted in the article, noting the significance of the decision in the healthcare and financial fields where clauses for automatic renewal are common. To read the article, please click here.


AABANY Posthumously Awards Honorary Membership to Hong Yeng Chang

AABANY commends UC Davis’ Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) and their efforts to posthumously admit Chinese lawyer Hong Yeng Chang to the California State Bar, who was denied admission in 1887. After New York State passed a private bill that waived the citizenship requirement, the New York Times reported that Hong Yeng Chang was the first Chinese immigrant admitted to any bar in the United States. In a gesture of support as a symbolic show of solidarity among all Asian Americans who have faced discrimination, AABANY posthumously awards Honorary Membership to Hong Yeng Chang.

NAPABA Press Release: Indira Talwani

On May 8, NAPABA issued an important press release regarding the historic confirmation of an APA judge, Indira Talwani, for the District Court of Massachusetts. Talwani will be the first person of Asian descent to serve as a federal judge in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the first person of Asian descent to serve as an Article III judge in the courts covered by the First Circuit, and only the second female Article III judge of South Asian descent nationwide.To read the full press release, click here.

Featured Event: AABANY Co-Sponsors Starting a Practice in New York CLE, May 16 -- Discount Rate for AABANY Members

AABANY is co-sponsoring a CLE event for 7.5 MCLE Credits with the Law Practice Management Committee of the New York State Bar and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education. The event will take place at Affinia Manhattan at 371 Seventh Avenue at 31st Street, 9am-5pm. AABANY members may register at a discounted rate. For more information including how to register, click here.

New York City Bar: Discounted Memberships for AABANY Members

The New York City Bar Association, founded in 1870 in response to public concern over the New York City justice system, is a voluntary association of students and legal professionals that has grown to a membership of over 24,000. Benefits of membership include over 150 committees working to improve and reform the practice and administration of law, a members-only library that happens to be the largest member-funded in the country, and not to mention the unparalleled professional opportunities. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Read more about membership benefits here.

The New York City Bar Association has prepared a special discount for AABANY members, waiving the one-time admission fee and giving members 20% off their semi-annual membership dues payment.

PROMO CODE: AABANY14

Go to https://www.nycbar.org/cgi-bin/special_offer_aaba.pl


New York City Bar: Committee Applications Being Accepted

It’s not too late to become a Committee member at the New York City Bar Association, which means that it’s not too late to become involved in over 150 areas of law within a membership body of over 24,000 students and legal professionals! NYCBA is still accepting applications for committee member positions, and though some deadlines have passed, others are ready and willing for someone to take strong hold of the leadership opportunities.

NYCBA has reached out and noted that AABANY members are strongly encouraged to apply. The sooner, the better. Let’s get the ball rolling.

If you are interested contact main@aabany.org. Thank you!

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 on May 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.

Early Bird Deadline Extended to May 31: 8th Annual National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys

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

Register now open.

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: David Henry Hwang, Flourishing Queens, New Amsterdam Symphony, Ai Weiwei, Legal Clinics

Fellowship Announcements

Deadline for application for the NYU School of Law Public Interest Law Center (PILC) Fellowship will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by May 15, 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 http://bit.ly/aabany_flwshps.

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

  • May 16: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Starting a Practice in New York CLE, Affinia Manhattan, 9:00am - 5:00pm. For more information click here.
  • May 17: Latin Dance Night with AABANY, 8:30pm-10:00pm. For more information click here.
  • May 19: AABANY Litigation Committee Meeting, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information click here.
  • May 20: Kings County District Attorney Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration, 350 Jay Street, 5:30pm-7:30pm. 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.
  • May 22: Government Service and Public Interest Committee Meeting, 7:00pm-8:30pm. For more information click here.
  • May 28: In-House Counsel Committee Kick-Off Meeting, The Chrysler Building, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information click here.
  • May 28: Intellectual Property Skills Workshop: Copyright Registration, 7:00pm-8:30pm. For more information click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • May 16: The Metropolitan Black Bar Association’s Thirtieth Anniversary Awards Gala, 6:30pm-12:00am. For more information click here.
  • May 17: Insurance Industry Diversity Career Fair,10:00am-3:00pm.  For more information click here.
  • May 20: Writing for Lawyers: Essentials of Effective Legal Writing for Summer Associates and Legal Interns, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information click here.
  • May 28: Careers in Insurance Litigation, 6:00pm-8:30pm. For more information click here.
  • May 28: Dechert LLP: Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Reception, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Litigation Associate, Edwards Wildman Palmer, Morristown NJ
  • Trial Attorney, DOJ, Washington, DC
  • Compliance Officer, FDNY, NYC
  • Director, Corporate Counsel Retirement Law, Hartford CT

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.