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AABANY Announcements May 27, 2014

 

In this edition

  1. Thanks for coming to "22 Lewd Chinese Women"
  2. AABANY Cosponsors CLE on International Arbitration, June 5
  3. Committee Meetings on May 28
  4. Highlights from May 17 and 20
  5. Congratulations to Hon. Jeffrey K. Oing
  6. Litigation Committee Forms New ADR Subcommittee
  7. Featured Webinar: Leveraging Deposition Technology To Win
  8. New York City Bar: Discounted Memberships for AABANY Members
  9. New York City Bar: Committee Applications Being Accepted
  10. NAPABA Press Releases
  11. Convergence: NAPABA Convention 2014
  12. Early Bird Deadline Extended to May 31: 8th Annual National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys
  13. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  14. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  15. Read the New Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  16. On We Blog @AABANY: GEN 根, Yoonie Han, Citywide APA Policy Discussion, Cao O Celebration, NYCCC Spring Gala
  17. Fellowship Announcements
  18. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  19. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Thanks for coming to "22 Lewd Chinese Women" Re-enactment at NY City Bar, May 21


In celebration of APA Heritage Month, AABANY collaborated with the New York City Bar Association to present a re-enactment of "22 Lewd Chinese Women."

Thank you to our sponsors who made this event possible: AIG; Baker Hostetler; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Planet Depos, LLC; and Proskauer Rose LLP.

Thank you also to our Community Partners for spreading the word: Above the Law, AALDEF, Asian American Federation, Coalition for Asian Children and Families, Chinese Progressive Association, and Binghamton University Asian and Asian American Alumni Council.To see photos of the event go to the home page of www.aabany.org.


AABANY Cosponsors CLE on International Arbitration, June 5

Join Alston & Bird and AABANY for a CLE program entitled "Why Choose International Arbitration? " The program will be moderated by Louis A. Russo of Alston & Bird LLP. Panelists include:

Michelena Hallie - Viacom Inc.
Suzanne Ulicny - ICC International Court of Arbitration
John D. Roesser - Alston & Bird LLP
Charles Yoon - Yoon & Kim LLP

To register go to bit.ly/cal_0604iacle

Committee Meetings on May 28

On May 28, the Tax Committee, the In-House Counsel Committee and the Intellectual Property Committee will each be holding meetings. The best way to get involved in AABANY is through our committees. If you are interested in any of these committees please attend one of the meetings on May 28 . You do not have to be an AABANY member to attend. For more information on any of these meetings see Upcoming Events below.

Highlights from May 17 and 20

 


Congratulations to Hon. Jeffrey K. Oing

Congratulations to AABANY member Justice Jeffrey Oing, who has been featured in Law360! ”The No-Nonsense New Yorker: Justice Jeffrey K. Oing,” by Gavin Broady of Law360, highlights Justice Oing’s capacity to both efficiently finish the job and make litigants feel like they’ve been heard. Click here (subscription required) to read the article or visit AABANY’s "In the News."



Litigation Committee Forms New ADR Subcommittee

Does your practice encompass aspects of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) like arbitration, mediation, or early neutral evaluation? Do you one day aspire to be an arbitrator or mediator? Or perhaps you are already a practicing neutral? Whatever your background or level of experience in ADR, the Litigation Committee is proud to announce the formation of a new subcommittee focused on providing a forum and resources for networking, education, career advancement, and business development related to the ADR field. Please come to an organizational kick-off meeting on Wednesday, June 18th beginning @ 6:30 p.m. at Fox Horan & Camerini LLP, 825 Third Avenue (entrance on 50th St. off Third). To RSVP, please go to: http://bit.ly/adrsub0618. If you cannot make the meeting but are either interested in participating on the subcommittee or have any questions, please email the Chair (Theo Cheng) at tcheng@foxlex.com.

Featured Webinar: Leveraging Deposition Technology to Win

Planet Depos, sponsor for AABANY's trial reenactment with the New York City Bar "22 Lewd Chinese Women," is hosting a series of free webinars on May 29 and June 2: "Leveraging Deposition Technology to Win." Tune in! To RSVP, please contact Lori Langston at lori.langston@planetdepos.com or (732) 233-0404.

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!

NAPABA Press Releases

NAPABA has issued several press releases in the past week:

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.

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.

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 New Issue of The AABANY Advocate

In this Issue:

  • Jimmy Yan: Working in the Public Interest
  • Sponsor Spotlight: BakerHostetler
  • Incoming President's Letter
  • "22 Lewd Chinese Women” and Other Courtroom Dramas
  • New Military and Veterans Affairs Committee
  • New Tax Committee
  • Successful March to 1,000 Membership Campaign
  • First Quarter Rundown and 25th Annual Dinner

On WE Blog @ AABANY: GEN 根, Yoonie Han, Citywide APA Policy Discussion, Cao O Celebration, NYCCC Spring Gala

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 were 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 28: AABANY Tax Committee Meeting, 6:00pm-8:00pm. 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. AABANY members and Bingham McCutcheon firm employees may register here and nonmembers may register here.
  • June 3: AABANY Board Meeting, 7:00pm-9:00pm.
  • June 5: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Why Choose International Arbitration?, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • May 28: PALS Summer Reception and Panel Discussion, 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.
  • May 29: PALS Supplemental BAR Tutorial Session , 5:30pm-7:30pm. For more information click here.
  • May 29: PALS Supplemental BAR Tutorial Reception, 6:30pm-7:30pm. For more information click here.
  • May 29: Planet Depos presents a webinar: Leveraging Deposition Technology To Win, 2:00pm - 2:30pm. For more information click here.
  • June 2: Planet Depos presents a webinar: Leveraging Deposition Technology To Win, 4:00pm - 4:30pm. For more information click here.
  • June 3: Ark Group Women Legal Forum, 8:30am - 5:00pm. For more information click here.
  • June 4: Effective (and Ethical) Online Marketing for Law Firms CLE, 8:00am. For more information click here.
  • June 4: Effective Title Review Techniques CLE, 6:30pm-9:00pm. For more information click here.
  • June 5-6: NYU 67th Annual Conference on Labor, 8:45am - 5:00pm. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Foreclosure Prevention Attorney, South Brooklyn Legal Services
  • Temporary Staff Attorney, Housing Law Unit, South Brooklyn Legal Services
  • Asst General Counsel, OATH, New York, NY
  • Director, Center on Youth Justice, New York, 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.

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