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AABANY Announcements August 26, 2014

In this edition

  1. Spotlight on the Fall Conference: Law Firm Pitch Sessions
  2. Registration Now Open: 2014 Fall Conference, September 20
  3. Young Lawyers' Committee's Financial Planning Workshop, September 4
  4. "Get on Track" Series, Part I: Getting on the Partnership Track, September 11
  5. Get Involved in AABANY's Committees
  6. AABANY Endorsements for NAPABA Officer Elections
  7. Highlights from Week of August 18
  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. EDNY Magistrate Judge Vacancy
  12. "22 Lewd Chinese Women" Online CLE Now Available
  13. Don Liu Scholarship Fund - Donate Today!
  14. "Tested" Sneak Peek and Reception, September 16
  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. NAPABA Press Releases
  21. Convergence: NAPABA Convention 2014
  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

Spotlight on the Fall Conference: Law Firm Pitch Sessions

Connecting with the right person and getting an opportunity to pitch your practice can be a challenge, AABANY is providing a forum to help make that happen. This event also provides a benefit to in-house counsel by offering them an efficient platform for meeting qualified outside legal service providers. Apply for the Pitch Sessions today! 

Law firm attorneys and solo practitioners hoping to give a pitch, click here. In-house counsel hoping to hear a pitch, click here.

For registration and more information on the Fall Conference, please visit our Fall Conference website.

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.

Young Lawyers' Committee's Financial Planning Workshop, September 4

Come to our financial planning workshop aimed to target young lawyers, presented by Niraj Chhabra of Ameriprise Financial Services. Young lawyers face many challenges that are unique to the legal industry. Many are struggling with student loan debt as well as a fickle job environment. Those that are fortunate enough to obtain a good paying job lose a significant portion of their income to taxes. 

While many seminars exist on financial planning, most are geared towards individuals planning for retirement. However, attorneys in the earlier stages of their careers have other concerns such as purchasing a property, growing their wealth and starting a family. The topics covered during this seminar will include:

  • Student loan repayment strategies
  • Retirement Planning
  • Family Planning
  • Tax Reduction Strategies
  • Estate Planning
  • Planning for aging parents
  • Budgeting

The course has been approved for 1.2 general CLE credits (NJ only). 

Networking from 6 to 6:30 PM. Event will start at 6:30 PM and will end at 7:30 PM.

 

This event is free for AABANY members to attend. Food and beverages will be served.

 

Please RSVP for this event at: http://bit.ly/ylcfpw904

"Get on Track" Series, Part I: Getting on the Partnership Track, September 11

The Career Placement Committee, Young Lawyers Committee, and Membership Committee present "Get on Track" Series, Part I: Getting on the Partnership Track. 

Working hard, being responsive and getting things right are necessary to get on the partnership track, but are no longer sufficient to stay on the partnership track. The goals of this 90-minute roundtable discussion are to identify (1) the soft skills that APA associates or associates in general lack in order to be seriously considered for partnership, (2) the political landscape and stereotypes within law firms that work for and against APA associates in particular, and (3) ways to overcome these hurdles and challenges so that APA associates have a better chance to make partner in the post-financial crisis world. 

Date and Time: Thursday September 11, 2014, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Location: Dechert LLP, 1095 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036-6797

Click here to register.

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:

  • Sept. 17: Tax Committee Peer Group Meeting (Sub-chapter K)
  • Sept. 17: Pro Bono Committee Meeting

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.

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.

Voting deadline is midnight PDT on Friday, September 12, 2014.

Highlights from Week of August 18

  • August 20: Government Service & Public Interest Committee and Pro Bono & Community Service Committee Mixer
  • August 21: Women's Committee Member Meet-up
 

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.

The deadline to apply to be a mentee has already passed.

Please use the on-line form below to aaply to be a mentor by September 5, 2014.

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

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.

EDNY Magistrate Judge Vacancy

There is one (1) full-time United States Magistrate Judge position vacancy at the Long Island Courthouse of the Eastern District of New York located at 100 Federal Plaza, Central Islip, NY 11722 effective August 5, 2014. The duties of the position are demanding and wide-ranging, and will include: (1) conduct of preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; (2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; (3) conduct of various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from the judges of the district court; (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants; and (5) assignment of additional duties not inconsistent with the Constitution and the laws of the United States. 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.

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 Press Releases

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

There are currently several Fellowships in International Human Rights posted. The deadline for application is October 15, 2014All 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

  • Sept 3: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept 4: Young Lawyers' Committee's Financial Planning Workshop, 6pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept 11: "Get on Track" Series Part I: Getting on the Partnership Track, 6:30pm-9:30pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Sept 4: "Know Your Rights in Your Workplace" Seminar, 2pm-4:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept 5: MetLife Student Reception, 3pm-5pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept 8: FALANY Happy Hour, 7:30pm-9:30pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Judicial Clerkships, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, Rochester
  • Summer 2015 Intern, American Civil Liberties Union, New York
  • Criminal Enforcement and Financial Crimes Attorney, Attorney General's Office, Albany
  • Litigation Attorney, Charities Bureau, Attorney General's Office, 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.