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AABANY Announcements July 7, 2014

 

In this edition

  1. Get Involved In AABANY's Committees
  2. Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour, July 11
  3. AABANY at SoulCycle, July 15
  4. AABANY and NYCLA Reception for Glenn Lau-Kee, July 16
  5. Don Liu Scholarship Fund - Donate Today!
  6. Thanks for Attending Our Summer Reception
  7. MinKwon Center's Pro Bono DACA Renewal Clinics
  8. New York City Bar: Discounted Memberships for AABANY Members
  9. New York City Bar: Committee Applications Being Accepted
  10. FACL/NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference and Gala 2014: Early Bird Registration Until July 31
  11. NAPABA Board Elections: Call for Nominations, July 14
  12. Convergence: NAPABA Convention 2014
  13. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  14. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  15. Read The Current 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

Get Involved in AABANY's Committees

The best way to become active in AABANY is to join one of its 30 committees. The following committees have meetings coming up:
  • July 7: Judiciary Committee Meeting, Dechert LLP, 6pm-8pm.
  • July 9: Military & Veterans Affairs Committee Meeting, Baker Hostetler LLP, 7pm-8:30pm.
  • July 14: Tax Committee Kickoff Event, Dechert LLP and Mew Izakaya, 6pm-8:30pm. 
For further information, please visit Upcoming Events on the AABANY calendar. To learn more about our committees, visit our website where you will find a listing of our committees and contact information for our committee chairs.

Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour, July 11

Please join us at the Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour at the K2 Lounge at the Rubin Museum of Art (150 W. 17th Street) on Friday, July 11, 2013.

All are welcome to enjoy the appetizers, 2-for-1 drinks, and free museum admission. Come for the good company. Stay for the Himalayan art.

The Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour is hosted by the Young Lawyers Committee, Student Outreach Committee, and AABANY Mentorship Program. Get to know more about AABANY's committees, members, and Mentorship Program, which will be opening up registration for this year before you know it!

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. Only a few spots left! Those interested should contact Linda Lin at linda.lin@aabany.org. AABANY at SoulCycle is an In-House Counsel Committee and Litigation Committee event.

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

Don Liu Scholarship Fund - Donate Today!

Founded this year, the Don H. Liu Scholarship Program seeks to identify and cultivate future Asian American leaders of the legal profession in order to address the single most important issue facing Asian American professionals today – the barrier to advancement. Asian Americans remain grossly underrepresented in positions of influence, leadership and power within the legal profession. 

The Don H. Liu Scholarship is a unique answer to the troubling questions of Asian American advancement in the legal profession. Recipients of the Don H. Liu Scholarship will receive a generous financial scholarship, access to numerous AABANY programs, and close mentoring and guidance through his or her legal career. Donate now!

Thanks for Attending Our Summer Reception

On Tuesday, July 1, AABANY held its annual Summer Reception and July Board Meeting at Kenyon & Kenyon LLP. More than 70 AABANY members, board, committee chairs, staff, and guests met friends old and new over the delectable assortment of food, wine, and refreshments graciously provided by the firm. AABANY members filled both reception rooms and balconies on the top floor, with a beautiful (and windy) view of Battery Park and the Bay stretched out before us.

Thank you to John Flock (AABANY President ‘99) and Kenyon & Kenyon LLP for hosting AABANY’s Summer Reception for yet another year. 

Click here for more photographs.

 
 

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!

FACL/NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference and Gala 2014: Early Bird Registration Until July 31

The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association is teaming up for the Northeast Regional Conference and Gala 2014. The theme of this year is "Breakthrough!: Shattering Barriers and Creating Opportunities."

The Northeast Regional this year will be held on September 27, 2014 at the Dominion Ballroom of the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. The Keynote Speaker will be the Honorable Denny Chin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Early bird registration is available until July 31. For more information and to register, click here.

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.

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 Current 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

Brooklyn Legal Services offers new lawyers a unique opportunity to advocate for social justice, develop outstanding legal skills, and address racial and economic issues that perpetuate poverty. BLS Fellowship Applications are due July 23. 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

  • 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 14: Tax Committee Kickoff Event, 6pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • July 15: AABANY at SoulCycle, 7pm-8:30pm.  For more information, click here.
  • July 16: AABANY/NYCLA Reception for Glenn Lau-Kee. For more information, click here.
  • July 17: Career Panel on Powerful Real Estate Professionals, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • July 8: US Circuit of Appeals Honors Newly Appointed Bankruptcy Judges, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • July 10: Diversity in the Global Marketplace: Careers in Antitrust Enforcement and Consumer Protection Panel, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • 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

  • Civil Division Attorney, International Trade Field Office, Washington, D.C.
  • Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Bureau, New York.
  • Patent Prosecution Associate, Schiff Hardin LLP, New York.
  • New York Real Estate Associate, Schiff Hardin LLP, New York.

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.