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AABANY Announcements June 9, 2014

 

In this edition

  1. Join AALFNY and AABANY for a Summer Reception on June 16
  2. Join the Prosecutors' Committee for its 6th Anniversary Reception on June 18
  3. CLE Training, "Providing Immigration Remedies for Domestic Violence Survivors" on June 25
  4. Meet Lu Jun, Human Rights Lawyer from China, at EEOC on June 12
  5. NYLJ: Meet the Affinity Bar Group Presidents
  6. Press Release: Don Liu to Receive Transformative Leadership Award
  7. Highlights from Week of June 2
  8. NAAMBA presents: “A Night of Learning & Networking with the CIA” on June 12
  9. New York City Bar: Discounted Memberships for AABANY Members
  10. New York City Bar: Committee Applications Being Accepted
  11. Convergence: NAPABA Convention 2014
  12. NAPABA Convention 2014 -- Nomination Deadline, June 16
  13. NAPABA Press Release: NAPABA Celebrates LGBT Month
  14. Registration Open: 8th Annual National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys
  15. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  16. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  17. Read the New Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  18. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  19. Fellowship Announcements
  20. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  21. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  22. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  23. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Join AALFNY and AABANY for a Summer Reception on June 16

The Asian American Law Fund of New York and Asian American Bar Association of New York are hosting a Summer Reception. Please join us on June 16, 6:00pm-8:00pm, at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (515 Third Avenue). The AALFNY Community Service Scholarship Awards will be presented. We look forward to celebrating with you.

Please register by June 11. Click here to register. Any inquiries can be directed to Donna Bennett at DBennett@whitecase.com.

Join the Prosecutors' Committee for its 6th Anniversary Reception on June 18

Please join AABANY  and the NYCLA for the Asian American Prosecutors' Committee's 6th Anniversary Reception. The reception will be hosted at NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street (between Broadway and Church Streets) from 5:30pm. 

Special guests and honorees are:

Wen-Ting Cheng, Chief Counsel,
Department of Homeland Security, NY Field Office

Belle Chen, Assistant Special Agent in Charge,
Federal Bureau of Investigations, NY Field Office.

Click here to register by June 13.

CLE Training, "Providing Immigration Remedies for Domestic Violence Survivors" on 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: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP (1177 Avenue of Americas)
Please save the date on your calendars and please register on AABANY website by Friday, June 20th: To register, click here.

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

Meet Lu Jun, Human Rights Lawyer from China, at EEOC on June 12

Along with the New York Office United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), we are pleased to host Lu Jun, a distinguished human rights lawyer from China in a visit to the EEOC on June 12, 2014 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

Mr. Lu Jun is the Chief Coordinator of Beijing Yirenping Center (“Center for Promotion of Equality and Mercy “), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting social justice and public well-being in China.

For more information, please click here.

NYLJ: Meet the Affinity Bar Group Presidents

On June 5, the New York Law Journal ran “Meet the Affinity Bar Group Presidents,” featuring our President Clara Ohr. Clara shares her vision for her term in office: “goals for the 1,000-member bar group are to launch the Don H. Liu scholarship program, named for the general counsel and secretary of Xerox Corporation; to increase membership and the number of committees, now at 29; and continue annual events such as a wine-tasting networking reception for in-house counsel and reenactments of notable trials in Asian-American history.”

We look forward to continued growth and progress under Clara’s term. We are off to a good start! Click here to see the article.

Press Release: Don Liu to Receive Transformative Leadership Award

NEW YORK – June 5, 2014 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that Don Liu, General Counsel & Secretary of Xerox Corporation and a member of AABANY’s Advisory Committee, has been awarded the Roderick Palmore Pathmaker Award by InsideCounsel magazine as part of its Fifth Annual Transformative Leadership Awards. Mr. Liu and his fellow Transformative Leadership Award winners will be honored at a gala dinner on September 17, 2014 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. To read the full press release, click here.

Highlights from Week of June 2


 

NAAMBA presents: “A Night of Learning & Networking with the CIA" on June 12


On Thursday, June 12, the National Association of Asian MBAs will present two topics, Demystifying the CIA & the Challenges in Middle Management. Former president of NAPABA and AABANY Andrew Hahn will be presenting the welcome remarks. This event will be held at Duane Morris, where Andrew Hahn is partner. 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 Convention 2014 -- Nomination Deadline, June 16

The nominations deadline for the following NAPABA awards is right around the corner!

Best Lawyers Under 40 Award
Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award
Pro Bono Award
Women’s Leadership Award

Nominations must be emailed to assistant@napaba.org by 5:00 pm on June 16. All nominations will be acknowledged with a reply.

We look forward to receiving your nominations and seeing you all at the 2014 NAPABA Convention where the award recipients will be announced and honored.

NAPABA Press Release: NAPABA Celebrates LGBT Month

WASHINGTON — The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is proud to join the National Queer Asian Pacific American Alliance (NQAPIA) in celebrating the month of June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. In recognition of LGBT Pride Month, this month the NAPABA logo will proudly display the colors of the rainbow flag that is often flown as a symbol of LGBT pride. To read the full press release, 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

This Week on WE Blog @AABANY

Fellowship Announcements

The Legal Department of the Service Employees International Union has an immediate opening for a Home Care Law FellowAll 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 12: Lu Jun Speaks at the EEOC, 1:30pm-3:30pm, EEOC. For more information, click here.
  • June 16: AALFNY/AABANY Summer Reception, 6:00pm-8pm, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. For more information, click here.
  • June 17: In-House Counsel & Corporate Law Committee Wine Tasting, 6:30pm-8:30pm, La Fonda Del Sol. For more information, click here.
  • June 18: IP Committee Meeting, 7:00pm-8:30pm, McCarter & English LLP. For more information, click here.
  • 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
  • June 24: Emerging Trends in Fraud & Forensics CLE, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Baker Tilly. For more information, click here.
  • June 25: Providing Immigration Remedies for Domestic Violence Survivors CLE, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Kramer Levin. For more information, click here.
  • June 25: Women's Committee Kickoff & Welcome Dinner, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Congee Village. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • June 10: KALAGNY's 28th Anniversary Gala, 7:00pm-10:00pm, Harvard Club. For more information, click here
  • June 11: Lunch with a Judge 2.0, 12:00pm-2:00pm, U.S. District Court. For more information, click here.
  • June 12: Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, 6:00pm-9:00pm, C24 Gallery. For more information, click here.
  • June 16: Who's the Boss? When Women Call the Shots, 6:00pm-8:00pm, New York City Bar Association. For more information, click here.
  • June 16: Real World Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Practice, 6:00pm-8:00pm, New York City Bar. For more information, click here.
  • June 19: PALS Workshop: Hi, My Name is..., 6:00pm-8:00pm, Baker Hostetler. For more information, click here.
  • June 23: AALDEF Summer Cocktail Party, 6:00pm-9:00pm, Hudson Terrace. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Public Finance Associate , Nixon Peabody LLP, Rochester, NY
  • Home Care Law Fellow, Legal Department of the Service Employees International Union, Washington, D.C.
  • Policy Director, Accountability Counsel, Washington, D.C.
  • Patent Associate, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, 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.