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AABANY Announcements June 30, 2014

 

In this edition

  1. Summer Reception at Kenyon & Kenyon LLP, July 1
  2. AABANY and NYCLA Reception for Glenn Lau-Kee, July 16
  3. Military & Veterans Affairs Committee Meeting, July 9
  4. AABANY at SoulCycle, July 15
  5. Highlights from Week of June 23
  6. MinKwon Center's Pro Bono DACA Renewal Clinics
  7. New York City Bar: Discounted Memberships for AABANY Members
  8. New York City Bar: Committee Applications Being Accepted
  9. NAPABA Press Release: Scott H. Yun Appointed to U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Central District of California
  10. NAPABA Board Elections: Call for Nominations, July 14
  11. Statement from NAPABA President on Voting Rights Amendment Act
  12. Convergence: NAPABA Convention 2014
  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. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  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

Summer Reception at Kenyon & Kenyon LLP, July 1

Please join AABANY for its annual Summer Reception on July 1, 6pm-7pm, hosted at Kenyon & Kenyon LLP (One Broadway). The Summer Reception is open to all and is a wonderful opportunity to meet the Board of Directors and other members. 

Members and non-members alike are invited to enjoy the wonderful view accompanied by food, wine, and refreshments. Members are also welcome to stay for the board meeting immediately following the reception. 

Thank you to John Flock and Kenyon & Kenyon LLP for graciously hosting AABANY for yet another year.

AABANY and NYCLA Reception for Glenn Lau-Kee, July 16

AABANY will join the New York County Lawyers Association in holding a reception to celebrate Glenn Lau Kee’s installation as New York State Bar Association President. The event will take place at NYCLA, 14 Vesey Street, on July 16.

Glenn Lau-Kee assumed office on June 1 as the 117th president of NYSBA and the first Asian-American. The theme of Glenn Lau-Kee's presidency is 'Continuity and Change: A Question of Balance.' Please join AABANY and NYCLA in celebrating this historic occasion. 

Register now at http://bit.ly/glkreception0716

Military & Veterans Affairs Committee Meeting, July 9

The Military and Veterans Affairs Committee will have its first meeting on July 9. We welcome anyone (including non-members of AABANY) interested in learning more about the committee. We will be discussing our goals for the year and will start planning our first events. If you are a veteran or are interested in supporting veterans, please join us.

Date: Wednesday, July 9
Time: 7:00

Location: BakerHostetler LLP
45 Rockefeller Plaza (5th Avenue between 50th and 51st Street)

Food will be served.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 8. Please click here to register.

AABANY at SoulCycle, July 15

Courtesy of Planet Data, AABANY is hosting a SoulCycle session at 126 Leroy Street on Tuesday, July 17, 7pm. Space is limited to 40 riders. A waitlist will be opened after the first 40 riders. Those interested should contact Linda Lin at linda.lin@aabany.org. AABANY at SoulCycle is an In-House Counsel Committee and Litigation Committee event.

Highlights from Week of June 23

 
 

MinKwon Center's Pro Bono DACA Renewal Clinics

Help protect undocumented youth from deportation by renewing their DACA status. Pro bono attorneys and volunteer law students conduct intake, legal screenings for relief eligibility, and help undocumented individuals maintain their employment authorization and “deferred action” status. No prior experience necessary, training will be provided. Clinic dates are on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer. CLE credits will be provided.

Click here to see all the dates and sign up for a volunteer shift.

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 Release: Scott H. Yun Appointed to U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Central District of California

WASHINGTON — On June 23, Scott H. Yun was sworn into office to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. Judge Yun will be the 5th Asian Pacific American to ever be appointed as a bankruptcy judge in U.S. history. Click here to read more.

NAPABA Board Elections: Call for Nominations, July 14

The NAPABA Nominating and Elections Committee is accepting nominations for election to the officer positions of NAPABA for the 2014-2015 term. NAPABA is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional organization founded in 1989, representing the interests of over 40,000 APA lawyers, law students, and judges throughout North America and abroad.

The qualifications for NAPABA office are listed in the NAPABA Nominating and Election Rules. In order to be nominated as a candidate for a NAPABA officer position, candidates are required to submit a completed nomination petition form and a personal statement on or before July 14, 2014.

Click here for the nomination petition form or more information on the election guidelines.

Statement from NAPABA President on Voting Rights Amendment Act

From Azizah Ahmad, Senior Programs Associate at NAPABA: “Yesterday [June 24], the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Voting Rights Amendment Act (VRAA), which proposed a new coverage formula for the Voting Rights Act in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder last year. The passage of the VRAA is a policy priority for NAPABA President Bill Simonitsch submitted a testimony for the record on behalf of NAPABA—click through to read the testimony.” Click here to read more.

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.

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

  • July 1: Summer Reception, 6pm-7pm, Kenyon & Kenyon LLP. For more information, click here.
  • July 1: Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm, Kenyon & Kenyon LLP. For more information, click here.
  • July 7:Judiciary Committee Meeting, 6pm-8pm.  For more information click here.
  • July 9: Military & Veterans Affairs Committee Meeting, 7pm-8:30pm.  For more information click here.
  • July 11: Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour, 6pm-8pm.  For more information click here.
  • July 15: AABANY at SoulCycle, 7pm-8:30pm.  For more information click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • July 11: Women in the Law Conference, 9am-5pm.  For more information click here.
  • July 11: PALS Supplemental BAR Tutorial Session, 3p-6pm.  For more information click here.
  • July 15: IRA Trusts After Significant Supreme Court Decision CLE, 9am-11am.  For more information click here.
  • July 15: What It’s Really Like To Practice Law As a Woman, 6pm-9pm.  For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Compliance and Ethics Counsel for Asia, Hong Kong
  • PABSS Staff Attorney, Disability Rights New York, Albany
  • Assistant General Counsel, Battery Park City Authority
  • Environmental Justice Staff Attorney, NY Lawyers for the Public Interest

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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