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AABANY Announcements November 3, 2014

In this edition

  1. AABANY 2015 Elections: Call for Nominations
  2. AABANY @ NAPABA, Nov. 6 to Nov. 9
  3. Volunteer Attorneys Needed: Job Skills Workshop, Nov. 4
  4. AABANY Mentor-Mentee Orientation, Nov. 10
  5. Employment and Labor Law Update 2014 Panel Discussion, Nov. 13
  6. Shattering the Model Minority Myth: Asian Pacific Americans Facing Poverty in NYC CLE, Nov. 18
  7. Highlight: CUP 5th Annual Lawyers Forum
  8. Career Placement Committee Wants to Hear From You
  9. Don Liu Scholarship Fund - Donate Today!
  10. Election Day Interpreter Recruitment for November 4th General Election
  11. New York City Bar: Discounted Memberships for AABANY Members
  12. New York City Bar: Committee Applications Being Accepted
  13. NAPABA Names Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson and Perkins Coie as 2014 Law Firm Diversity Award Recipients
  14. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  15. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  16. Read The Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  17. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  18. Fellowship Announcements
  19. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  20. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  22. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY 2015 Elections: 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.

AABANY @ NAPABA, Nov. 6 to Nov. 9

The NAPABA 2014 Convention, Convergence: Collaborating for a Grand Tomorrow, will take place on November 6 to November 9 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. We wish all attendees safe travels and a great convention!

For the full 2014 NAPABA Annual Convention, click here. For those interested in connecting with AABANY @ NAPABA, our officers, board members, and committee chairs are presenting on the following panels:

104: Kicking Glass - Two Decades and Counting: How Far Have APA Women Attorneys Come? (Friday, Nov. 7, 9:15am-10:30am)

301: What Did You Just Call Me?! Disparagement Under the Lanham Act (Friday, Nov. 7, 1:45pm-3pm)

302Private Equity-Backed IPOs & Venture Capital Space: What We Have Seen Recently and Where Things Are Going (Friday, Nov. 7, 1:45pm-3pm)

606: Justice Denied: Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio (Saturday, Nov. 8, 10:45am-12pm)

NAPALSA4: The Letters of Immigration Law: T, U, and VAWA (Friday, Nov. 7, 1:45pm-3pm)

For those interested in volunteering at the NAPABA Convention:

NAPABA Service ProjectSupporting Overseas Military Personnel at a Service Project to Pack 300 Food Boxes for Military Men and Women Based Overseas (Sunday, Nov. 9, 9am-11am) 

Help out and send something good to our men and women in uniform overseas. Click here for more information. Please email NAPABA Northeast Regional Governor Judy Kim at jkim@nylb.org if you are interested in joining this event.

Moot Court: The Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition is also seeking members of the bar and bench to serve as oral argument judges for the preliminary and quarterfinal rounds of the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition, on Friday November 7th during the NAPABA Convention. Click here for more information. 

Join our Facebook event to see who will be there!

 

Volunteer Attorneys Needed: Job Skills Workshop, Nov. 4

The Student Outreach Committee is teaming up with the NYU APALSA to present a Job Skills Workshop on Tue Nov. 4 at NYU from 6:15-8:15pm. Dinner will be served.

The event, open to both students and attorneys, will feature a panel of speakers who will discuss interviewing skills, professionalism, and how to carry/conduct yourself. After the panel there will be a resume review for a limited number of students. In addition to critiquing students' resumes, we would like the volunteer attorneys to use the opportunity to informally evaluate and provide feedback on the students’ demeanor/professionalism - topics the panel will have just discussed.

Our expert panel will include:
  • Kathie Lee, Esq., Global Chief Legal & Administrative Officer, Le Pain Quotidien
  • Chris Chan, Esq., Prosperous Law, LLC, former President of AABANY
  • Catherine Wilson, C.M.A., Prosperous Law, LLC
  • Don Leo, Esq., Assistant Attorney General, Deputy Bureau Chief, New York State Office of the Attorney General

The SOC and NYU APALSA are seeking volunteer attorneys for the resume review portion of the event. If you would be interested in volunteering or simply attending the event, please register below.

Attorney registration is available here.
Student registration is available here

Please note that resume review spots are limited and will be available to students in the order they register.

AABANY Mentor-Mentee Orientation, Nov. 10

To 2014-2015 AABANY Mentorship Participants:

Please join your fellow mentors and mentees for an orientation and discussion on cultivating your mentor-mentee relationship. This will provide a great opportunity to meet or catch up with your mentor or mentee, set out your expectations of each other and of the program, and learn more from your colleagues about what has worked and not worked with their other mentor-mentee relationships. 

All mentors and mentees are encouraged to attend. If you will be attending, please coordinate with your mentor or mentee, and remember to register.

When: Monday, November 10th, from 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, 200 Park Avenue.

Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/mentorship1110

For more information about the program, please click here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Julie Kwon at julie.kwon@aabany.org.

Employment and Labor Law Update 2014 Panel Discussion, Nov. 13

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association Presents: "Employment and Labor Law Update 2014 Panel Discussion," featuring our very own Labor & Employment Law Committee Co-Chair William Ng.

When: Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Mayer Brown LLP (1675 Broadway)

This year has been an eventful one in the employment and labor law area. Particularly, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") has rendered significant decisions with far-reaching implications for both unionized and non-unionized work places. Before the year ends, join us as we explore in a panel discussion significant recent employment law/labor law cases, including recent NLRB decisions for the 2014 year that impact the workplace. The panel consists of both plaintiff and defense counsel. 

Panelists:

  • Kathy Drew King, Esq., Regional Attorney, National Labor Relations Board, Region 29
  • William Ng, Esq., Associate, Littler Mendelson
  • Delmas A. Costin, Esq., Member, Law Office of Delmas A. Costin

Reception to follow. Please RSVP here.

Shattering the Model Minority Myth: Asian Pacific Americans Facing Poverty in NYC CLE, Nov. 18

When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Reception, 6pm-7pm. CLE, 7pm-8:30pm.
Where: New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, New York, NY, Room W401

Although Asian Pacific Americans have been often portrayed as well-assimilated, "well-off,” successful, and considered part of the model minority, in reality many APAs experience significant socio-economic challenges. This CLE program and discussion forum highlights the changing demographic and needs of the burgeoning APA population in New York City, as well as policies affecting the APA community’s access to language assistance to governmental benefits and services, specifically for housing assistance and other benefits. We also hope to provide legal tools and resources, which law school students and members of the bar can use to offer pro bono or low-cost legal assistance to low or fixed-income members of this community.

Moderator: Karen Kithan Yau, Esq., Co-chair of AABANY’s Government Service and Public Interest Committee (GSPIC)

Panel Speakers:

Jennifer Ching, Esq., Director, Queens Legal Services of NYC
Wei Hu, Esq., Deputy Director of Policy and Research, Family Independence Administration (FIA), NYC Human Resources Administration / Department of Social Services (HRA)
Hon. Lydia C. Lai, J.H.C., Bronx County Housing Court Judge
Kavita Pawria-Sanchez, Esq., Assistant Commissioner, NYC Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Affairs

This CLE will offer credits (for transitional and non-transitional attorneys). Sponsored by The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) and the Impact Center for Public Interest Law at New York Law School (NYLS).

Click here to register.

Highlight: CUP 5th Annual Lawyers Forum

On Oct. 30, AABANY turned out in force at the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Lawyers Forum at the Eventi Hotel, to celebrate with Past President and current Board member Jean Lee who was recognized as one of the 10 CUP Catalysts: Change Agents 2014 | Law. Click here to read more. 


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!

 

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!

 

NAPABA Names Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson and Perkins Coie as 2014 Law Firm Diversity Award Recipients

WASHINGTON – The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has named Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C. and Perkins Coie LLP as the 2014 Law Firm Diversity Award recipients. NAPABA created the Law Firm Diversity Award to recognize law firms that actively, affirmatively, consistently, and enthusiastically recruit, retain, and promote Asian Pacific American lawyers to equity partnership and firm leadership. The awards will be presented at the NAPABA Anniversary Gala and Installation Banquet on November 8, 2014, at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. Click here to read the full press release.

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 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

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 tohttp://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

  • Nov. 3: Careers at FINRA - Information Session, 6:30pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here
  • Nov. 4: Student Outreach Committee Presents: Job Skills Workshop, 6:15pm-8:15pm. For more information, click here
  • Nov. 6-9: Convergence: 2014 NAPABA Convention. For more information, click here
  • Nov. 8: NAPABA Pre-Law Conference. For more information, click here.
  • Nov. 10: Mentor-Mentee Orientation, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Nov. 10: Call for Nominations: First Deadline. For more information, click here.
  • Nov. 12: Call for Nominations: Final Deadline. For more information, click here.
  • Nov. 12: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Nov. 5: MBBA Presents "Town Hall: Effective Representation in Mediation," 5:30pm-7pm. For more information, click here.
  • Nov. 6: New York Law School Presents: What it Means to be a Community Lawyer, 5pm-6:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Nov. 13: MBBA Presents "Employment and Labor Law Update 2014 Panel Discussion," 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Staff Attorney - Family and Immigration Unit, Legal Services NYC, New York
  • Criminal Lawyer, United States Attorney's Office, Burlington
  • Supervising Attorney - Housing Unit, Bronx Legal Services, New York
  • Associate Director, Queens Legal Services, 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.