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AABANY Announcements July 28, 2014

 

In this edition

  1. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Online
  2. Tee Off Your Business Network: Women's Golf Event, July 31
  3. AABANY Watches: Fred Ho's Last Year, August 2
  4. Applications for 2014-15 Mentorship Program Now Open
  5. Save the Date: 2014 Fall Conference, September 20
  6. Highlights from Week of July 21
  7. Don Liu Scholarship Fund - Donate Today!
  8. APALA-NJ 9th Annual Golf Classic and Dinner, September 16
  9. Comfort Women Survivors Speak, August 5
  10. New York City Bar: Discounted Memberships for AABANY Members
  11. New York City Bar: Committee Applications Being Accepted
  12. FACL/NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference and Gala 2014: Early Bird Registration Until July 31
  13. KALAGNY Co-Hosts IAKL 2014 Annual Conference in NYC: Early Bird Registration Until July 31
  14. NAPABA Convention Scholarship, Apply by August 4
  15. Convergence: NAPABA Convention 2014
  16. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  17. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  18. Read The Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  19. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  20. Fellowship Announcements
  21. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  22. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  23. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  24. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

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.

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. Online registration has passed but interested parties should contact Naf Kwun directly at naf.kwun@aabany.org, Women's Committee Co-Chair.

Tickets: $125/attendee

Grow your business network while perfecting your swing! 

AABANY Watches: Fred Ho's Last Year, August 2

Mark your calendars for August 2, 5:30pm, for a special documentary screening during this year's Asian American International Film Festival. We're organizing a movie outing to support Steve De Castro, trial attorney turned film director, and his new documentary, “Fred Ho’s Last Year,” a tribute to legendary jazz saxophonist/ composer and Asian American activist Fred Ho.

Former AABANY Vice President (ca. 2003), Steve left his lucrative 3-attorney law firm to pursue his passion — filmmaking. Drawn to Fred Ho’s fatalism and optimism in the face of cancer, Steve struggles to portray the life and times and intellectualism as Fred Ho is taken by the same disease that claimed Steve’s father. Capturing his 7-year ordeal with colon cancer, Steve pays homage to Fred Ho’s intellectual scrutiny, his confidence in himself as an artist, and his radical vision. Above all, he allows Ho’s music to speak for itself.

Click here for more details. Click here to RSVP via Facebook.

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You can get 20% off your ticket purchase for this film by using our special promo code when you purchase on the AAIFF ‘14 website. You’re welcome!

Promo Code: aabany

Applications for 2014-15 Mentorship Program Now Open

AABANY is pleased to announce the opening of its Mentorship Program for 2014-15. This is the fourth year that AABANY has been formally matching mentors and mentees.

The purpose of the program is to provide support, advice, and networking opportunities to aid both mentors and mentees in their professional and personal development. Each mentee is matched to a mentor who will serve as a teacher, role model, and resource to the mentee. By way of one-to-one relationships and events held throughout the year, the program will provide the structure to advance the professional growth, and legal and networking skills of both mentors and mentees. Mentors and mentees will be AABANY members and may come from any level of experience and practice area.

The program will be launched during the cocktail reception at the AABANY Fall Conference to be held on September 20, 2014 at Morgan Lewis, 101 Park Avenue, NY, NY.

Mentees, please sign up by August 22, 2014. Mentors, please sign up by September 5, 2014. Please use the on-line forms below.

Mentor Form: http://bit.ly/2014fcmentor
Mentee Form: http://bit.ly/2014mentee

For more information on the program, including responsibilities and expectations of mentors and mentees, please see our webpage: http://bit.ly/aabanymentor2014.

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Kwon, Coordinator of the Mentorship Program, at julie.kwon@aabany.org.

 

Save the Date: 2014 Fall Conference, September 20

AABANY proudly presents its 5th Annual Fall Conference, Empowering Progress & Unity, on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 hosted by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

In addition to a full day of CLE programs on cutting edge topics presented by AABANY committees, attendees are also invited to participate in AABANY’s Law Firm Pitch Sessions and Career Exchange. The conference also includes Career and Business Development seminars and will close with a cocktail reception and Committee Dinners for practitioners to mix, mingle and connect. The Mentorship Program will also hold its kickoff meeting for mentors and mentees. We hope you will join us.

Highlights from Week of July 21

  • July 22: KALCA Public Interest Law Career Panel
  • July 23: Tech Committee General Interest Meeting



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!

 

APALA-NJ 9th Annual Golf Classic and Dinner, September 16

Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Golf Classic and Dinner of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, Inc, sponsored by Day Pitney LLP. The event will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the Royce Brook Golf Club West Course (201 Hamilton Road, Hillborough Township, NJ 08844).

Early Bird Registration is open until September 2.

Golf & Dinner - APALA-NJ member: $200
Golf & Dinner - Non-APALA-NJ member: $250
Golf & Dinner - Law Student: $150
Dinner Only: $50

After September 2, Golf & Dinner will be $275 and Dinner Only will be $75.

Please go to APALA-NJ's website to register. For more information, contact APALA-NJ Golf Committee Co-Chairs Jimmy Kim at jkim@walltong.com or Jennifer Suh at suh.jenny@gmail.com.

Comfort Women Survivors Speak, August 5

On Tuesday, August 5, 7pm-9pm, the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and the Korean American Civic Empowerment organization will present "In the Face of Tyranny, I Will Not Be Silent" at Queensborough Community College (222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, NY 11364).

Comfort Women Survivors Oksun Lee and Ilchool Kang will share their stories. Special presentations will be made by Holocaust Survivors and Interns from the Asian Social Justice Internship Program. 

Join us as we honor these brave women and listen to their stories of a more than 70-year search for justice.

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 Convention Scholarship, Apply by August 4

NAPABA strives to keep the Convention affordable for our members and offers one of the best values among legal education conferences. NAPABA also maintains a scholarship fund to help further defray costs for attendees through registration fee waivers, travel stipends, and lodging stipends.

Scholarships are available only to individuals who are NAPABA members (either direct or affiliate) as of the application deadline, August 4, 2014.

Click here to apply.

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

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 31: Tee Off Your Business Network: Women's Golf Event, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Aug 5: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Aug 16: AABANY's 7th Annual Picnic, 12pm-5pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • July 31: AIPLA Diversity Networking Reception, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • July 31: NAPABA Bankruptcy Webinar, 1pm. For more information, click here.
  • July 31: NYSBA Committee on Diversity and Inclusion Minority Law Student Conference Day, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Aug 1: MCBA Legal Diversity and Inclusion Job Fair, 4pm-7pm. For more information, click here.
  • Aug 5: EEOC New York City Title VII @ 50 Technical Assistance Seminar, 9am-4:30pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • CLE Director, Brooklyn Bar Association, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Labor Law Senior Counsel, Northeast Utilities, Hartford, CT.
  • Public Client Associate, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, Washington, D.C.
  • Global Legal Program Intern, Center for Reproductive Rights, 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.