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AABANY Announcements August 4, 2014

 

In this edition

  1. AABANY Annual Picnic in Central Park, August 16
  2. Save the Date: 2014 Fall Conference, September 20
  3. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Online
  4. Applications for 2014-15 Mentorship Program Now Open
  5. Thomas Tang Moot Court 2014 Problem Announced 
  6. SABANY Pro Bono Clearinghouse Call for Volunteers, August 9
  7. Highlights from July 31
  8. Comfort Women Survivors Speak, August 5
  9. "22 Lewd Chinese Women" Online CLE Now Available
  10. Don Liu Scholarship Fund - Donate Today!
  11. "Tested" Sneak Peek and Reception, September 16
  12. APALA-NJ 9th Annual Golf Classic and Dinner, September 16
  13. New York City Bar: Discounted Memberships for AABANY Members
  14. New York City Bar: Committee Applications Being Accepted
  15. FACL/NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference and Gala 2014
  16. KALAGNY Co-Hosts IAKL 2014 Annual Conference in NYC
  17. NAPABA Convention Scholarship, Apply by August 4
  18. NAPABA Press Release: Amit Mehta
  19. NAPABA Lawyer Request for Submissions
  20. Convergence: NAPABA Convention 2014
  21. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  22. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  23. Read The Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  24. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  25. Fellowship Announcements
  26. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  27. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  28. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  29. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY Annual Picnic in Central Park, August 16

Registration is now open for AABANY's 7th Annual Picnic in Central Park! Please register here: http://bit.ly/picnic7

Date: Saturday, 8/16
Time: 12 PM - 5 PM
Location: Central Park, Lawn Outside Diana Ross Playground (81st St/Central Park West)

​Bring your friends and family. Get to know your fellow AABANY members over a few hot dogs and a game of frisbee. This is our 7th Annual Picnic, co-hosted by the Young Lawyers Committee and the Litigation Committee. There will be food, drinks, and fun! We'll see you there!

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.

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.

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.

Thomas Tang Moot Court 2014 Problem Announced

The 2014 Thomas Tang Moot Court 2014 Problem has been announced. Get excited! Click here to see the 2014 Problem, Entry Form, and Calendar of Regional Rounds.

The deadline to register for the competition is Friday, September 12, 2014.

The Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition is an appellate advocacy competition sponsored annually by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation (NAPABA Law Foundation), an IRC § 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable and educational affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). The NAPABA Law Foundation works closely with the National Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (NAPALSA) and its local affiliates at law schools across the country. The purpose of this Competition is to develop advocacy skills without regard to the merit of the petitioner’s or respondent’s cases.

Click here for more information.

SABANY Pro Bono Clearinghouse Call for Volunteers, August 9

SABANY Pro Bono Clearinghouse will be partnering with the Office of the NYC Public Advocate for an upcoming immigration legal clinic. Without amazing PBC volunteers, we would not have the capacity to reach our community and serve them, so thank you so much.

What: Immigration Legal Clinic for South Asians
When: August 9, 2014
Time: 12-4pm (can volunteer for 2 hour slots)
Where: PS 69 located at 77-02 37 Ave. Queens, NY (Near the E, F, M, R, and 7 trains).
Need: Immigration and Criminal Law Attorneys (please let us
know if you speak a South Asian language though not required)

A bit of an overview, the workshop is a session for members of the South Asian community to learn the basics of current immigration laws, available public services, interacting with law enforcement, and understanding their civil rights. Our attorney volunteers will be giving a quick 10-15 minute consultations over a 4 hour period. Click here for more information.

Please reach out if you are interested in volunteering at sabany.clearinghouse@gmail.com with your name, phone number, practice area and language background.

Highlights from July 31

  • July 31: Fred Ho's Last Year Screening at the Museum of Chinese in America
  • July 31: Tee Off Your Business Network

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.

 

"22 Lewd Chinese Women" Online CLE Now Available

Did you miss out on our “22 Lewd Chinese Women” presentation for APA Heritage Month on May 21? Fear not! Courtesy of the New York City Bar, we bring you the trial re-enactment in the form of an online CLE. Please click here to access it.

This is free for all AABANY and NYCBA members and is available until September 30, 2014. To receive the discount code, please email Program Associate Simone Nguyen at simone.nguyen@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!
 

"Tested" Sneak Peek and Reception, September 16

Please join Lee Anav Chung Kim & White on Tuesday, September 16, 7pm-9pm, for a special 15-minute sneak peek and a wine & cheese reception for an intriguing new documentary film "Tested" at 308 at 156 Project Artspace at 156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 308, between 20th and 21st Streets. Come meet the team behind the new documentary film, about a group of diverse 8th graders and their fight to get into one of New York City’s elite public high schools by taking a single test. Suggested donation is $10 and $50 to become an Honorary Host.

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.

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

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.

For more information and to register, click here.

KALAGNY Co-Hosts IAKL 2014 Annual Conference in NYC

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. 

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.

NAPABA Press Release: Amit Mehta

WASHINGTON – Today [July 31], President Obama nominated Amit Mehta to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. If confirmed, Mehta will be the first Asian Pacific American to serve as a federal district court judge in the District of Columbia. Click here to read the full press release.
 

NAPABA Lawyer Request for Submissions

The Spring issue of the NAPABA Lawyer is now available online. Read the newest and past issue here.

NAPABA is currently looking for substantive articles on the legal and/or APA communities for the Fall issue of the NAPABA Lawyer. Please contact NAPABA Communications Manager Azizah Ahmad if you are interested in submitting an article.

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

  • Aug 5: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Aug 14: Women's Committee Perfume Blending Event, 6pm-8pm. 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

  • Aug 5: EEOC New York City Title VII @ 50 Technical Assistance Seminar, 9am-4:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Aug 5: Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County CLE: Starting Your Own Law Practice, 6pm-9:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Aug 9: SABANY Immigration Legal Clinic for South Asians, 12pm-4pm. For more information, click here.
  • Aug 11: Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings PLI CLE, 9am-5pm. For more information, click here.
  • Aug 12: MBBA Cosponsors: A Meeting of the Minds, 6pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Workers' Rights Attorney, Empire Justice Center, Rochester, NY.
  • Housing Unit Staff Attorney, Bronx Legal Services, Bronx, NY.
  • Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development, Pace University, White Plains, NY.
  • Civil Rights Bureau Assistant Attorney General, New York State Attorney General, 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.