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AABANY Announcements September 30, 2014

In this edition

  1. Photos from the Fifth Annual Fall Conference
  2. Real Estate Committee Presents: Understanding Diversity and the 411 on Foreign Real Estate Investors CLE, October 9
  3. Kaplan Bar Review - $750 Discount Until Sept. 30
  4. Highlights from Sept. 18, 19, and 28
  5. Career Placement Committee Wants to Hear From You
  6. "22 Lewd Chinese Women" Online CLE Now Available
  7. Don Liu Scholarship Fund - Donate Today!
  8. U.S. Bankruptcy Judgeship Vacancy, District of New Jersey
  9. Volunteers Needed on Tuesday, November 4 to Defend Asian American Voting Rights
  10. Remembering and Rebuilding: Typhoon Haiyan, One Year Later, October 9
  11. New York City Bar: Discounted Memberships for AABANY Members
  12. New York City Bar: Committee Applications Being Accepted
  13. KALAGNY Co-Hosts IAKL 2014 Annual Conference in NYC
  14. Convergence: NAPABA Convention 2014
  15. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  16. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  17. Read The New Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  18. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  19. Fellowship Announcements
  20. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  21. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  22. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  23. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Photos from the Fifth Annual Fall Conference

Thank you to all those who attended our Fifth Annual Fall Conference: Empowering Unity and Progress, hosted at Morgan Lewis on September 20, 2014.

Click here to see the photos from the day's events, including shots from each of the five Committee Dinners. 

We once again would like to thank everyone that made the day possible, including sponsors, honorees, organizers, panelists, moderators, and all those at Morgan Lewis, and all attendees. We hope you'll join us next year.

Real Estate Committee Presents: Understanding Diversity and the 411 on Foreign Real Estate Investors CLE, October 9

On Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6pm-9pm, AABANY's Real Estate Committee is holding a networking reception and CLE program at Mudan Banquet Hall (136-17 39th Ave, 2nd Fl., Flushing, NY 11354): Understanding Diversity and the 411 on Foreign Real Estate Investors.

6pm: Registration, Networking, and Buffet Dinner
7pm: CLE Begins

Speakers include:
Pablo Wong (Senior Vice President of Market Development, Fidelity National Financial) and
Real Estate Committee Co-Chair Margaret Ling (Senior Underwriting Counsel, Skyline TRG Title Agency). 

Pre-registration required for 1.5 CLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice. The event is free for AABANY members and $20 for non-members.

Click here to register. 

Thank you to our co-sponsors: Skylne, AREAA, QABA, Fidelity National Financial, and East West Bank.

Kaplan Bar Review - $750 Discount Until Sept. 30

LAST CHANCE! 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.

Highlights from Sept. 18, 19, and 28

Career Placement Committee Wants to Hear From You

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!

U.S. Bankruptcy Judgeship Vacancy, District of New Jersey

Chief Judge Theodore A. McKee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit announces the application process for a bankruptcy judgeship in the District of New Jersey, seated in Newark. Applications must be submitted electronically by October 22, 2014. To apply, go to www.ca3.uscourts.gov for more information or call the Circuit Executive's Office at 215-597-0718. 

Volunteers Needed on Tuesday, November 4 to Defend Asian American Voting Rights

In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote. When the news media reported on election results, Asian Americans were overlooked. In response, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund along with several partners will monitor the elections for bilingual ballots under the federal Voting Rights Act and to document instances of anti-Asian voter disenfranchisement.

We need your help. In the 2012 elections, 850 volunteers polled 9,096 Asian American voters in 14 states and Washington, DC. Volunteers work in 3-hour shifts. There will be a 90-minute training session for all volunteers. (Attorneys can receive 1.5 CLE credits including 0.5 ethics credit.) Sign up online here.

Click here for more information, including the AALDEF Poll Monitoring Trainings. 

Remembering and Rebuilding: Typhoon Haiyan, One Year Later, October 9

A Panel Discussion on Haiyan Recovery Efforts — Simulcast on Google Hangouts — Featuring:

Hon. Mario De Leon, Philippine Consul General to New York
Dr. Julieta Gabiola, Stanford School of Medicine
Shirley Domingo, New York Area Coordinator of Gawad Kalinga USA
Rachel Kelly Davis, Culture Curator, Homegrown Philippines (Moderator)

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern

Attend in person at Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP (800 Third Avenue, 13th Floor, New York, NY) or remotely through Google Hangouts!

Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/1ACGKrH no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, October 2, 2014. 

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!

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

The Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project of the ACLU’s national office in New York City invites applications for the William J. Brennan First Amendment Fellowship, which will last for one year, beginning in September 2015The 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

  • 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.
  • Oct 9: Understanding Diversity and the 411 on Foreign Real Estate Investors, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • 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.
  • Oct 7: Mediation Settlement Kickoff Day. For more information, click here.
  • Oct 9: PALS Fall 2014 Kickoff Reception, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Oct 9: Building a Book of Business, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit, U.S. Attorney's Office, Brooklyn
  • Assistant Director of Career Services, Touro College, Long Island
  • Researcher on Pakistan, Human Rights Watch, Islamabad
  • Voting Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union, 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.