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AABANY Announcements June 2, 2014

 

In this edition

  1. AABANY Cosponsors CLE on International Arbitration, June 5
  2. Save the Date: CLE Training, "Providing Immigration Remedies for Domestic Violence Survivors" -- June 25
  3. AABANY Co-hosts: Voter Engagement Training, June 7
  4. Highlights from May 16, 28, & 31
  5. Congratulations to Don Liu and Dwight Yoo: CUP Spotlights
  6. Litigation Committee Forms New ADR Subcommittee
  7. New York City Bar: Discounted Memberships for AABANY Members
  8. New York City Bar: Committee Applications Being Accepted
  9. Convergence: NAPABA Convention 2014
  10. Registration Open: 8th Annual National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys
  11. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  12. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  13. Read the New Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  14. On We Blog @AABANY: GEN 根, 22 Lewd Chinese Women, Your Land Too, AALDEF Summer Cocktail Party
  15. Fellowship Announcements
  16. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  17. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  18. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  19. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

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

AABANY member Charles Yoon will be sharing his expertise among many other distinguished guests.

To register go to bit.ly/cal_0604iacle

Save the Date: CLE Training, "Providing Immigration Remedies for Domestic Violence Survivors" -- June 25

We have confirmed Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 7-9pm for our CLE Training, "Providing Immigration Remedies for Domestic Violence Survivors." There will be pizza and refreshments. This marks the beginning of a collaborative pilot project between Legal Services NYC and AABANY, brought to you by the Pro Bono & Community Service Committee and the Government Service & Public Interest Committee.

This CLE is for AABANY members and non-members who are interested in making a big difference in the lives of low-income survivors of domestic violence and who are willing to commit to taking at least one pro bono U Visa matter from Legal Services NYC after the CLE training. Volunteer participants will be paired together on a case and will be assigned a LSNYC attorney for supervision and guidance.

It is estimated that each matter should take a team of two attorneys/law graduates/law students approximately 30-40 hours to complete depending on the complexity of the case and how comfortable the attorney is with the substantive law. Past experience indicates that one new pro bono attorney usually spends about 40 hours on a matter.

If you are an experienced immigration attorney and would like to offer your pro bono representation to a survivor of domestic violence, but wish to skip the CLE, please contact us. An experienced LSNYC staff attorney will review your experience with you, and assign you to an appropriate matter.

Last chance to register for this exciting new program in partnership with LSNYC! Please fill out the survey here: http://bit.ly/gspi_irdvv

CLE Training Details
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 7-9pm
Location: TBA (Manhattan law firm)
Please save the date on your calendars and please register on AABANY website by Friday, June 20th: Registration Iink to follow shortly.

For any questions, please contact Katrina Goyco at katrina.goyco@aabany.org or Karen Kithan Yau at karen.yau@aabany.org.

AABANY Co-hosts: Voter Engagement Training, June 7 

The 2014 Elections Are Coming Up Soon! Make a real impact on issues you care about and learn how Asian Americans are a political force in New York!

Learn how to register voters as a non-profit/non-partisan organization, target your audience, run an effective, tailored field campaign, & turn out voters on Election Day. The training will provide a framework for civic engagement and political organizing & organizing tools to effectively build civic engagement programs in our communities! This event is free, but RSVP is required. Reserve your spot at APIAvote.org/events! Click here for more information.

Highlights from May 16, 28, & 31


Congratulations to Don Liu and Dwight Yoo: CUP Spotlights
In the May e-news of the Council of Urban Professionals, both Don Liu and Dwight Yoo were in the spotlight. Don was featured as part of a continuing video mini-series called "CUP Conversations" while Dwight was the Catalyst Spotlight. Congratulations to Don and Dwight on their recognition by our friends at CUP.

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.

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.

Registration Open for 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, 22 Lewd Chinese Women, Your Land Too, AALDEF Summer Cocktail Party

Fellowship Announcements

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), a non-profit civil rights legal organization, is accepting applications from candidates for post-graduate fellowship opportunities in its Health Justice, Disability Justice, and Environmental Justice programs. The Fellow would begin in the fall of 2015. 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

  • June 3: AABANY Board Meeting, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Seyfarth Shaw. For more information, click here
  • June 5: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Why Choose International Arbitration?, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Alston & Bird. For more information, click here.
  • June 7: AABANY Co-hosts: Voter Engagement Training, 10:00am-4:00pm, Robin Hood Foundation. For more information, click here.
  • June 12: Young Lawyers Committee Kickoff Meeting, TBD.
  • June 16: AALFNY/AABANY Summer Reception, 6:00pm-8pm, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. For more information, click here.
  • June 17: Intellectual Property Committee Meeting, TBD.
  • June 18: Prosecutors' Committee 6th Anniversary Reception, 5:30pm-10:00pm, NYCLA Home of Law. For more information, click here.
  • June 18: Litigation Committee's ADR Sub-Committee Kickoff Event, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Fox Horan & Camerini. For more information, click here

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • 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.
  • June 6: 11th Anniversary Caren Aronowitz Unity In Diversity Program, 12:30pm-4:00pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 6: PALS Supplemental BAR Tutorial Session, 3:00pm-6:00pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 9: New York Immigrant Assistance Consortium Conference, 8:30am-6:30pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • HR Counsel, Becton Dickinson, Franklin Lakes, NJ
  • Legal Administrative Specialist, (Victim/Witness) Criminal Section, Department Of Justice, Washington, D.C.
  • Compliance Officer, The Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, New York, NY
  • Compliance & Internal Control Officer, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation, 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.

For past weekly announcements, see the archives page.