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AABANY Announcements July 21, 2014

 

In this edition

  1. Technology Committee General Interest Meeting, July 23
  2. Tee Off Your Business Network: Women's Golf Event, July 31
  3. Thank You for Coming to the Reception for Glenn Lau-Kee
  4. Highlights from Week of July 14
  5. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Online
  6. Don Liu Scholarship Fund - Donate Today!
  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. KALAGNY Co-Hosts IAKL 2014 Annual Conference in NYC: Early Bird Registration Until July 31
  12. NAPABA Press Release: Norman C. Bay Confirmed to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  13. NAPABA Prospective Partners Program
  14. Convergence: NAPABA Convention 2014
  15. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  16. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  17. Read The Current 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

Technology Committee General Interest Meeting, July 23

Please join AABANY and your colleagues at a general interest meeting for a new Technology Committee. Learn about the impact of technology on the legal profession. This committee will offer training sessions on the use of technology in the law, host keynote speakers on best practices and ethical considerations, and have guest manufacturers and suppliers to showcase new technology, equipment, software, and apps. Attendees are encouraged to share ideas and suggestions for this committee.

Agenda for this meeting will cover mobile apps for:

Law Office Management
Productivity
Legal Research

Attendance is limited to the first twenty (20) registrants. Full details at http://bit.ly/tech0723. Please complete the Tech Committee General Interest Survey at http://bit.ly/techsurvey0723 and register by Monday,  July 21. 

Tee Off Your Business Network: Women's Golf Event, July 31

Our Women's Committee and In-House Counsel Committee present Tee Off Your Business Network on Thursday, July 31, 6pm-9pm. 

Join us for an exclusive women's networking event at Drive495, NYC's premier indoor golf fitness club in the heart of SoHo. Meet and mingle with other law firm attorneys, solo practitioners, and in-house counsel.

All levels of golfers are welcome! Full details at http://bit.ly/wcgolf0731. Please register online by Friday, July 25. Space is limited. In-house counsel should RSVP directly to Naf Kwun at naf.kwun@aabany.org, Women's Committee Co-Chair.

Tickets: $125/attendee

Grow your business network while perfecting your swing! 

Thank You for Coming to the Reception for Glenn Lau-Kee 

On July 16th, NYCLA and AABANY honored Glenn Lau-Kee for his historical accomplishment of becoming the 117th President of the New York State Bar Association and the first Asian-American to hold this position.

For photos and summary of the event, go to http://bit.ly/glk0716

For a video of Glenn's speech, go to http://bit.ly/glkvid0716

Highlights from Week of July 14



 

Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Online

Interested in moving your legal career forward?

Help AABANY’s Career Placement Committee help you. Launched with the Career Exchange at last year’s Fall Conference, the Career Placement Committee seeks to match qualified AABANY members with available legal positions. AABANY members who are actively seeking or are considering seeking a new position are encouraged to complete the Career Placement Committee Intake Form at http://bit.ly/cpc_intake and email resumes/CVs to resume@aabany.org.

The Career Exchange, offering career advice and resources, will take place again at this year’s Fall Conference on September 20, 2014.

All information disclosed will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Career Placement Committee at careers@aabany.org.

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!

 

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.

KALAGNY Co-Hosts IAKL 2014 Annual Conference in NYC: Early Bird Registration Until July 31

IAKL and KALAGNY are co-hosting the 2014 International Association of Korean Lawyers’ 22nd Annual Conference at Fordham University Law School from October 2-5, 2014. The Conference will feature cutting-edge legal and educational programs, dinner events and exciting daytime activities in and around New York City. We expect to have in attendance attorneys, judges, general counsels, law professors and many other legal and business professionals from the greater NY area and from around the world.

Click here to learn more about the Conference. Click here to register for the various conference options and add-on items. Early bird pricing ends on July 31st.

NAPABA Press Release: Norman C. Bay Confirmed to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Norman C. Bay to be Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) by a vote of 52-45. He is the first Asian Pacific American to lead this powerful regulatory agency. Commissioner Bay is only the third Asian Pacific American to serve as head of a government department or agency during President Obama’s second term. Click here to read the full press release.

NAPABA Prospective Partners Program

The NAPABA Prospective Partners Program (PPP) aims to increase the number of Asian and Pacific American partners at major law firms through introduction, mentorship, and relationship building. In anticipation of the program’s fifth year, the PPP is inviting candidate applications and nominations for participation in PPP sessions taking place at the 26th Annual NAPABA Convention in Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ from November 6-9, 2014.

Click here for more information.

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 23: Tech Committee General Interest Meeting, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • July 31: Tee Off Your Business Network: Women's Golf Event, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • July 22: KALCA Public Interest Career Panel: Law, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here. 
  • July 24: PALS Annual Mock Interview & Resume Workshop for Law Students of Color, 4:15pm-7pm. For more information, click here.
  • July 31: AIPLA Diversity Networking Reception, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Employment Unit Intake Officer/Paralegal, Manhattan Legal Services, New York.
  • Compliance Officer, CICC Investment Management, New York.
  • Technology and IP Transaction Attorney, JPMorgan Chase, New York.
  • Disability Justice Staff Attorney, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, 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.