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AABANY Announcements September 23, 2014

In this edition

  1. Thank You for Attending Our Fifth Annual Fall Conference
  2. LGBT Asian American/South Asian Lawyer Networking Reception, Sept. 24
  3. NYIC, AABANY, and AALDEF Present: "Know Your Rights" DACA Program, Sept. 28
  4. Kaplan Bar Review - $750 Discount Until Sept. 30
  5. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Online
  6. "22 Lewd Chinese Women" Online CLE Now Available
  7. Don Liu Scholarship Fund - Donate Today!
  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
  11. KALAGNY Co-Hosts IAKL 2014 Annual Conference in NYC
  12. Convergence: NAPABA Convention 2014
  13. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  14. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  15. Read The New Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  16. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  17. Fellowship Announcements
  18. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  19. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Thank You for Attending Our Fifth Annual Fall Conference

Thank you to all those who attended our Fifth Annual Fall Conference: Empowering Unity and Progress, hosted at Morgan Lewis.

The full day of CLE programs and Trial Advocacy Program (hosted at Alston & Bird LLP) were highly informative, productive, and engaging. We were honored to present the inaugural Norman Lau Kee Award to Hon. Marilyn Go and the inaugural Law Firm Diversity Award to Perkins Coie LLP. Helen Wan spoke about her book The Partner Track and Asian Americans in law. We hope all those who attended the Cocktail Reception and Committee Dinners enjoyed some well-deserved refreshment in some good company. 

We thank all those who made the day possible: Brad Edmister, Morgan Lewis staff, moderators and panelists, our sponsors for their continuing support, honorees, Helen Wan for speaking, volunteers, and especially you for attending. 

LGBT Asian American/South Asian Lawyer Networking Reception, Sept. 24

This networking reception recognizes the diversity within the LGBT and APA/API communities and also provides support to LGBT attorneys in corporate, commercial, government, and public interest practice. 

Date: Sept. 24, 2014, 6pm
Location: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (One Liberty Plaza)

Join us.

To register, click here.

 

NYIC, AABANY, and AALDEF Present: "Know Your Rights" DACA Program, Sept. 28

On Sunday, September 28, 10:30am-1pm, AABANY's Government Service & Public Interest Committee is teaming up with the New York Immigration Coalition and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund for "Know Your Rights" DACA Program as part of a Multi-Service Event at P.S. 24 (427 38th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11232). 

The program includes a Parent Readiness Guide for College Readiness presented by the Chinese Progressive Association, Brooklyn District Attorney's Immigration Fraud Unit on what is being done to pursue crimes against immigrants and what you can do to prevent fraud, a Health Information session, and DACA Clinic presented by NYIC, AABANY, and AALDEF.

For more information, click here.

Kaplan Bar Review - $750 Discount Until Sept. 30

AABANY is pleased to announce that Kaplan Bar Review is offering a $750 discount on its bar review courses to AABANY members. Kaplan offers a variety of courses including complete bar review, LLM, MBE Supplemental, Multistate Bar Extra Prep, and Tutoring. Features include customized MBE quizzes, unlimited essay grading, Ask-an-Expert support, Outlines with Roadmap Diagrams, and a customized Final Countdown Study Plan. For more information, please contact Simone Nguyen at simone.nguyen@aabany.org by September 30.

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.

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.

"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!

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.

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 New Issue of The Advocate

In this Issue:

  • AABANY Hosts Its Fifth Annual Fall Conference
  • President's Letter
  • Profile: Norman Lau Kee
  • New AABANY LGBT Committee
  • 2Q14 Highlights
  • Review of Haig's Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts
  • Sponsor Spotlight: Morgan Lewis


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 24: LGBT Asian American/South Asian American Lawyers Networking Reception, 6pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept 28: "Know Your Rights" DACA Program, 10:30am-1pm. For more information, click here.
  • Oct 4: Tax Committee Corporate (M&A) Peer Group Meeting, 3pm. For more information, click here.
  • Oct 6: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Sept 27: FACL/NAPABA Northeast Regional, 9am-5pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept 30: NITA Presents Webinar: Drama & Storytelling in the Opening, 11am-1pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept 30: Law and Reorder - Best Law Firms for Women: 2014 Findings, Trends & Best Practices, 12:15pm-2pm. For more information, click here. 
  • Oct 2: CAPABA Annual Dinner, 5:30pm-10pm. For more information, click here.
  • Oct 2-5: IAKL Conference at Fordham Law School. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Labor and Employment Associate, Ford Harrison LLP, New York
  • Senior Legal Editor - IP & Technology, Thomson Reuters, New York
  • Litigator - Buffalo Regional Office, Office of the New York State Attorney General, Buffalo
  • Toxics and Cost Recovery Section Chief, Office of the New York State Attorney General, 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.