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AABANY Announcements October 6, 2014

In this edition

  1. Apply Now for the Don H. Liu Scholarship, Deadline October 31
  2. 22 Lewd Chinese Women Trial Reenactment at the New York Historical Society, October 18
  3. Real Estate Committee and Solo & Small Firm Practice Committee Present: Understanding Diversity and the 411 on Foreign Real Estate Investors CLE, October 9
  4. Volunteer With AABANY - New York Cares Day Fall, October 18
  5. Congratulations to Past President Jean Lee, 2014 CUP Catalyst Change Agent in Law
  6. Congratulations to Military and Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Brian Song, 2014 CUP Fellow
  7. Congratulations to Lisa S. Lim, Partner at Akerman LLP
  8. Limited Number of Free Tickets to An Evening with Hollywood Legend Nancy Kwan at the New York Historical Society, October 15
  9. Career Placement Committee Wants to Hear From You
  10. Don Liu Scholarship Fund - Donate Today!
  11. U.S. Bankruptcy Judgeship Vacancy, District of New Jersey
  12. AALDEF Needs Volunteers on Tuesday, November 4 to Defend Asian American Voting Rights
  13. New York City Bar: Discounted Memberships for AABANY Members
  14. New York City Bar: Committee Applications Being Accepted
  15. Convergence: NAPABA Convention 2014
  16. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  17. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  18. Read The New Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  19. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  20. Fellowship Announcements
  21. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  22. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  23. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  24. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Apply Now for the Don H. Liu Scholarship, Deadline October 31

Applications are now open for the Don H. Liu Scholarship. The deadline is fast approaching, so apply today!

Asian Americans remain grossly underrepresented in positions of influence, leadership and power within the legal profession. The number of Asian American partners in law firms and general counsels in our largest corporations do not reflect the diversity that can be found in today’s law school classes or the ranks of junior associates at law firms.

Each Don H. Liu Scholar will receive:

  • A financial scholarship of $15,000;
  • Access to numerous AABANY programs;
  • Opportunities for summer employment and internships; and
  • Mentoring, guidance and support by the Scholarship Committee and others throughout his/her law school and legal careers.
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    For more information, click here. To download the application form, click here

    The deadline to submit the Scholarship Application is October 31, 2014.

    22 Lewd Chinese Women Trial Reenactment at the New York Historical Society, October 18

    As part of the recently opened "Chinese American Inclusion/Exclusion" exhibit at the New York Historical Society, AABANY will be performing a shortened version of its highly engaging "22 Lewd Chinese WomenTrial Reenactment on October 18, 9am-11am.

    Upon the arrival of a ship from China in 1874, a San Francisco state official determined that 22 Chinese women traveling alone were “lewd”—or prostitutes—and placed a bond of $500 on each woman in order to disembark. The women were detained and legal proceedings followed, including a trial and appeals to the United States Supreme Court, where issues of immigration, federalism, and human rights were raised. Legal experts lead a trial re-enactment of this case, telling the story of these 22 women through narration, discussion, and historic photographs.

    Address: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    For more information, click here.

     

    Real Estate Committee and Solo & Small Firm Practice Committee Present: 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 and Solo & Small Firm Practice Committee are 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.

    Volunteer With AABANY - New York Cares Day Fall, October 18

    Join the Young Lawyers Committee for our fall community service event.  As part of New York Cares Day Fall, we will be volunteering at IS 230Q in Jackson Heights, where we will be weeding, mulching and planting bulbs in the school's garden, painting/retouching murals in the school's building, and moving equipment in and out of classrooms.  If you are interested in participating, please email gabriel.arceyee@aabany.org by October 9.  

    When: 10/18/2014, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Where: IS 230Q, 73-10 34th Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

    Congratulations to Past President Jean Lee, 2014 CUP Catalyst Change Agent in Law

    NEW YORK – October 3, 2014 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that Jean Lee, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and AABANY President 2012-2013, has been selected as a 2014 Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Catalyst: Change Agent 2014 | Law. Ms. Lee and her fellow CUP Catalyst Change Agents in Law will be honored at CUP’s Fifth Annual Lawyers Forum taking place on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Eventi Hotel in New York, NY. Click here to read the full press release.


    Congratulations to Military and Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Brian Song, 2014 CUP Fellow

    Please join us in congratulating Military and Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Brian Song on being chosen as a Council of Urban Professionals Fellow. Through the CUP Fellows Program, Brian will complete a rigorous ten-month leadership development experience that includes comprehensive training, events and board placement services that prepare him for impactful civic involvement. To learn more about Brian’s military service and vision for his future in the CUP Fellow Spotlight, click here.

     

     

    Congratulations to Lisa S. Lim, Partner at Akerman LLP

    Please join us in congratulating AABANY member Lisa S. Lim, who has joined Akerman LLP as a Partner within the Real Estate Practice Group in the New York office. Lisa focuses her practice in real estate finance and development, economic development, and affordable housing. To learn more about Lisa’s practice, click here.

     

    Limited Number of Free Tickets to An Evening with Hollywood Legend Nancy Kwan at the New York Historical Society, October 15

    Courtesy of Asian Women in Business, AABANY has acquired a limited number of free tickets to An Evening with Hollywood Legend Nancy Kwan on October 15, part of the recently opened "Chinese American Inclusion/Exclusion" exhibit at the New York Historical Society

    Nancy Kwan has been the star of more than 40 films, in a wide variety of roles, from the 1960s to today. From her memorable role in The World of Suzie Wong to her remarkable performance in Flower Drum Song, Nancy Kwan is one of the first actresses of Chinese descent to achieve fame in Western cinema, opening the doors for many actors to follow. In an intimate conversation with acclaimed producer Susan Lacy, Ms. Kwan recounts the defining moments of her memorable career and shares stories of influential friendships with icons such as Bruce Lee and Dean Martin, among others.

    Click here for more information.

    Address:
    New-York Historical Society (The Robert H. Smith Auditorium)
    170 Central Park West (77th Street)
    New York, NY 10024

    Schedule:
    6:30PM - Discussion with Nancy Kwan
    7:30PM - Private tour of exhibit, Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, led by curator Marci Reaven

    If you are interested in free tickets, please contact Simone Nguyen at simone.nguyen@aabany.org.

    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.

    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. 

    AALDEF Needs Volunteers 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.

    Trainings are offered on October 15, 16, 28, and 29.

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

    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!

    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 Georgetown University Law Center application for 2015-2016 Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship is due on October 17, 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

    • 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.
    • Oct 15: AALDEF Poll Monitoring Training, 12pm. For more information, click here.
    • Oct 15: Mediation Week JAMS New York - Best Practices in Employment Mediation, 6pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.
    • Oct 18: "22 Lewd Chinese Women" Trial Reenactment at the New York Historical Society, 9am-11am. For more information, click here.

    Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

    • Oct 7: Mediation Settlement Kickoff Day. For more information, click here.
    • Oct 8: NYSBA Antitrust Horizontal Restraints Committee Luncheon, 12pm-1:30pm. 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

    • Health Justice Director, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, New York
    • Legal Assistant, Manhattan Legal Services, New York
    • Tenure-Track Professor, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston
    • Attorney, New York County District Attorney'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.