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AABANY Announcements August 18, 2014

In this edition

  1. Government Service and Public Interest Committee and Pro Bono Committee Mixer on August 20 
  2. Women's Committee Member Meet-up, August 21
  3. Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour at Barn Joo, August 25
  4. Registration Now Open: 2014 Fall Conference, September 20
  5. AABANY Endorsements for NAPABA Officer Elections
  6. Congratulations to Margaret Ling
  7. Highlights from Week of August 11
  8. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Online
  9. Applications for 2014-15 Mentorship Program Now Open
  10. Thomas Tang Moot Court 2014 Problem Announced
  11. "22 Lewd Chinese Women" Online CLE Now Available
  12. Don Liu Scholarship Fund - Donate Today!
  13. "Tested" Sneak Peek and Reception, September 16
  14. NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics Seeks Recommendations for Qualified Candidates
  15. APALA-NJ 9th Annual Golf Classic and Dinner, September 16
  16. New York City Bar: Discounted Memberships for AABANY Members
  17. New York City Bar: Committee Applications Being Accepted
  18. FACL/NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference and Gala 2014
  19. KALAGNY Co-Hosts IAKL 2014 Annual Conference in NYC
  20. Convergence: NAPABA Convention 2014
  21. More from NAPABA
  22. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  23. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  24. Read The Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  25. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  26. Fellowship Announcements
  27. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  28. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  29. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  30. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Government Service and Public Interest Committee and Pro Bono Committee Mixer on August 20

The Government Service/Public Interest and Pro Bono/Community Service Committees invite you to a wine and cheese mixer.

Everyone is welcome!

WHEN: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 6:00-7:30pm
WHERE: The art gallery of our gracious hosts, Lee Anav Chung White & Kim, LLP, 156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 308, New York, NY 10010 (between 20th and 21st streets)

Please RSVP by 5pm Tuesday, August 19, 2014 to ensure your name will be on the security list. For more information see Upcoming Events.

Women's Committee Member Meet-up, August 21

When: Thursday, August 21st 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Where: Pranna Restaurant, Satay Lounge
79 Madison Avenue, btw 28 & 29

New York, NY 10016

Join the Women's Committee of AABANY for the first of our Member Meetups. Mingle and network with women attorneys across all different fields of practice. You can find out more about our upcoming programs and how to get involved, or just come unwind with your colleagues. See Upcoming Events for more information and registration.

 

Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour at Barn Joo, August 25

The Intellectual Property Committee, Student Outreach Committee, and Pro Bono & Community Service Committee will co-present a "Get to Know AABANY" Happy Hour on Monday, August 25th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Barn Joo, 893 Broadway at 19th Street, Mezzanine level. Appetizers will be provided, with a cash bar. This Happy Hour is geared towards practitioners and students alike and is a chance to catch up with colleagues and classmates at the end of the summer. See Upcoming Events for more information and registration.
     

Registration Now Open: 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.

The deadline to purchase Early Bird tickets is Sept. 5. Register at http://bit.ly/registerfc2014.

AABANY Endorsements for NAPABA Officer Elections

Elections are now underway for NAPABA 2014-15 Officers, and AABANY’s Board is pleased to announce that it endorses the following candidates in contested positions:

Andrew T. Hahn for President-Elect

Steven Y. Reeves for VP, Finance and Development

AABANY encourages all eligible members to make their voices heard and to cast their votes. All AABANY members are members of NAPABA. If you are not sure of your membership status, please contact Membership Secretary Irene Tan at irene.tan@aabany.org. For more details go to http://bit.ly/napabaofcrs2014.

Congratulations to Margaret Ling

Congratulations to Margaret Ling, Board Director and Co-Chair of AABANY's Real Estate Committee, on joining Skyline Title as Senior Underwriting Counsel. Details can be found in Skyline's press release, which you can find here. Please join us in wishing Margaret all the best in her new position.

Highlights from Week of August 11

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.

"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.

NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics Seeks Recommendations for Qualified Candidates

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics currently seeks recommendations for qualified candidates to serve as independent and impartial hearing officers to oversee the adjudication of Commission matters.

Hearing officers will preside over formal hearings, render decisions on certain appeals and consider questions of fact and of law in connection with administrative proceedings of and applications to the Commission. The hearing officers will be called on a case by case basis and compensated for their service.

Click here for more information.

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.

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.

More from NAPABA

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

There are currently several Fellowships in International Human Rights posted. The deadline for application is October 15, 2014. 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 20: AABANY Tax Committee - Peer Group Meeting (Subchapter C/State and Local Tax Peer Group.) For more information, click here.
  • Aug 20: Government/Public Interest and Pro Bono/Community Service Committees Mixer, 6pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Aug 21: Women's Committee Member Meetup, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Aug 25: Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Aug 19: ABA Standards of Practice for Civil Representation of Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence CLE, 1pm-2:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Aug 25: Project Protect, 10am-11:30am. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Communications Division Coordinator, Human Rights Watch, Beirut
  • Tenants' Right Staff Attorney, Urban Justice Center, New York
  • Family Law Staff Attorney, New York Legal Assistance Group, New York
  • General Litigation 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.