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AABANY Announcements October 13, 2014

In this edition

  1. AABANY 2015 Elections: First Call for Nominations
  2. Apply Now for the Don H. Liu Scholarship, Deadline October 31
  3. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Best Practices in Employment Mediation CLE, October 15
  4. 22 Lewd Chinese Women Trial Reenactment at the New York Historical Society, October 18
  5. Volunteer With AABANY - New York Cares Day Fall, October 18
  6. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Careers at FINRA, November 3
  7. Congratulations to Ona Wang, Pro Bono Lawyer Who Leads by Example 2014
  8. Highlights from September 27 and October 8
  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. Volunteers Needed in New York: Defending Asian American Voting Rights for Nov. 4 General Election
  13. Election Day Interpreter Recruitment for November 4th General Election
  14. New York City Bar: Discounted Memberships for AABANY Members
  15. New York City Bar: Committee Applications Being Accepted
  16. Convergence: NAPABA Convention 2014
  17. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  18. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  19. Read The New Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  20. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  21. Fellowship Announcements
  22. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  23. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  24. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  25. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY 2015 Elections: First Call for Nominations

By mail, email, or fax: November 10
In person: November 12

AABANY's Annual Meeting is taking place in February 2015. We hope to see you there! At our Annual Meeting, elections will be conducted to elect 6 Board Directors and 6 AABANY Officers for the coming year. The Officer positions include:

President-Elect,
Vice President of Programs and Operations,
Vice President of Finance and Development,
Treasurer,
Recording Secretary, and
Membership Secretary.

The Nominations Committee welcomes applications to fill the vacancies immediately. The Nominations Committee will select a slate of candidates to be included on a ballot form that will be sent out to the membership a month before the Annual Meeting. The Nominations Committee may also interview candidates before making its determination.

Click here to read more.

 

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.

    AABANY Co-Sponsors: Best Practices in Employment Mediation CLE, October 15

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    CLE: 1.5 Areas of Professional Practice Credit
    Time6:00 – 7:30 PM, Networking Reception to follow

    Best Practices in Employment Mediation 

    Our Litigation Committee's ADR Sub-Committee is proud to sponsor this program with JAMS New York and NYCLA. This program includes our very own AABANY members, Jane H. Kauh and Government Service & Public Interest Committee Co-Chair Karen Yau. Special thanks to Sub-Committee Chair Theo Cheng for helping to organize this event. 

    In this important program, a panel of employment mediation experts will provide powerful practice tools to advocates who are ready to better prepare, present and negotiate during a mediation session. Topics to be discussed include:

    • Recognizing the Unique Dynamics of Employment Mediations
    • Employment Cases Ripe for Mediation – e.g., wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, ADA matters
    • How to Prepare a Case for Mediation
    • The Mediation Session
    • Effective Negotiation
    • Using the Mediator to Your Best Advantage
    • Getting Beyond Impasse
    • What You Need to Consider if a Case Doesn’t Settle

    Click here to learn more.

    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.

    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.  

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

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

    AABANY Co-Sponsors: Careers at FINRA, November 3

    When: Monday, 11/3/2014
    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Where: FINRA
    New York Brookfield Place
    200 Liberty Street, New York, NY

    Interested in securities regulation? Want to learn more about the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)? If so, please come join us for an information panel session featuring leaders within FINRA's marketing intelligence, dispute resolution, enforcement and other divisions who will talk about what they do and the exciting opportunities within the organization. Attorneys of all levels, particularly young attorneys and law students, are encouraged to attend, so register today!

    Click here to register.

     

    Congratulations to Ona Wang, Pro Bono Lawyer Who Leads by Example 2014

    Please join us in congratulating AABANY member and Baker Hostetler Partner Ona Wang who has been featured in New York Law Journal as one of the 2014 Lawyers Who Lead by Example: Pro Bono. The article illustrates her exemplary career as a pro bono lawyer, where she tirelessly serves as vice chair of Baker Hostetler's pro bono committee and individually challenges death sentences, serves LGBT youth, and fights abuse in the mental health system in her personal work. 

    To read more about her tremendous efforts for the public good, click here. (Subscription may be required.)

    Highlights from September 27 and October 8

    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. 

    Volunteers Needed in New York: Defending Asian American Voting Rights for Nov. 4 General Election

    Trainings Sessions are on Tuesday, Oct. 15, Wednesday, Oct. 16 and Tuesday, Oct. 28

    10/15/14 - 12 noon - Shearman & Sterling, 599 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
    10/16/14 - 12 noon - Weil Gotshal, 767 5th Ave, New York, NY 10153
    10/16/14 - 6 p.m. - Wilson Elser, 150 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017
    10/28/14 - 12 noon – Baker Hostetler, 45 Rockefeller Plaza #10, New York, NY 10111
    10/28/14 - 6 p.m. – Debevoise & Plimpton, 919 Third Ave, New York, NY 10022


    AALDEF seeks volunteers to monitor the November 4th elections for compliance with the federal Voting rights Act and to document instances of anti-Asian voter disenfranchisement. In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote. For example, poll workers were hostile and made racist remarks, poll sites had too few interpreters to assist Asian American voters, translated voting materials were missing or hidden from voters, and ballots were mistranslated listing Democratic candidates as Republicans, and vice versa. When the news media reported on election results and the vote by specific groups, Asian Americans were often overlooked.

    Click here for more information.

     

    Election Day Interpreter Recruitment for November 4th General Election

    The Board of Elections in the City of New York is requesting for assistance with the recruitment of Korean Election Day Interpreters in Queens, and Chinese Interpreters in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Applicants can apply at www.electiondayworker.com or email interpreter2014@boe.nyc.ny.us for more information.

    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 15: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Mediation Week JAMS New York - Best Practices in Employment Mediation, 6pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.
    • Oct 15: AABANY Co-Sponsors: AALDEF Poll Monitoring Training - Shearman & Sterling, 12pm-1:30pm. For more information, click here.
    • Oct 16: AABANY Co-Sponsors: AALDEF Poll Monitoring Training - Weil Gotshal, 12pm-1:30pm. For more information, click here.
    • Oct 16: AABANY Co-Sponsors: AALDEF Poll Monitoring Training - Wilson Elser, 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.
    • Oct 18: Volunteer With AABANY - New York Cares Day, 9:30am-2pm. For more information, click here.

    Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

    • Oct 15: SABANY Presents: A Discussion with Nisha Agarwal, 6pm. For more information, click here.
    • Oct 16: Divorce 101 or Non-Family Attorneys, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
    • Oct 17: New York Historical Society Presents Screening of Flower Drum Song, ft. A Discussion with Hon. Denny Chin and David Henry Hwang, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
    • Oct 22: Common Disciplinary Problems and How to Prevent Them CLE, 1pm-2:45pm. For more information, click here.

    Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

    • Litigation Attorney - Nassau Regional Office, Office of the New York State Attorney General, Mineola 
    • Insurance Defense Attorney, Progressive Insurance, Hyde Park
    • Executive Legal Counsel to the President and Labor Designee, CUNY Baruch College, New York
    • Assistant Attorney General - Emergency Litigation Supervisor, 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.