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AABANY Announcements November 10, 2014

In this edition

  1. AABANY 2015 Elections: Call for Nominations
  2. AABANY Mentor-Mentee Orientation, Nov. 10
  3. Women in Sports Law: Tips for Breaking into the Industry, Nov. 11
  4. Shattering the Model Minority Myth: Asian Pacific Americans Facing Poverty in NYC CLE, Nov. 18
  5. Get Involved in AABANY's Committees
  6. Press Release: AABANY Congratulates National Association of Asian American Professionals - New York's 2014 Most Influential APIA New Yorkers Glenn Lau-Kee and Sandra Leung
  7. Highlight: AABANY @ NAPABA
  8. U.S. Bankruptcy Court - District of New Jersey Judgeship Vacancy
  9. Call for Volunteer Attorneys: Mega Citizenship Workshop, Nov. 15
  10. New York City Bar: Discounted Memberships for AABANY Members
  11. New York City Bar: Committee Applications Being Accepted
  12. Congratulations to the Newly Elected Officers of the NAPABA Board of Governors
  13. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  14. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  15. Read The Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  16. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  17. Fellowship Announcements
  18. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  19. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY 2015 Elections: Call for Nominations

Nominations by mail, email, or fax are due today! If you miss the deadline today, you have one opportunity to drop your nominations off in person on November 12! 

If you are interested in becoming a Board Director or AABANY Officer, please also submit (i) a statement of interest declaring your intent to run; and (ii) a current resume, biography or CV listing your experience and accomplishments and any honors received to date to nominations@aabany.org.

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.

Click here to learn more.

AABANY Mentor-Mentee Orientation, Nov. 10

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. 

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

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.

Women in Sports Law: Tips for Breaking into the Industry, Nov. 11

Presented by the Intellectual Property Committees of the Asian American Bar Association of New York, Metropolitan Black Bar Association and Korean American Law Association of Greater New York and the Sports Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association

Where: Classic Car Club (250 Hudson Street, New York, NY)
When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 6pm-8:30pm

This inter-bar networking event will provide insight on breaking into the specialized and growing field of sports law and offer tips for building lasting connections throughout one’s professional life.

Introductory remarks regarding women's increasing role in corporate America by Jimmy Quan, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

Panelists:

Kari Cohen, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel at the Brooklyn Nets & Barclays Center
Guiselle Torres, Legal Counsel at Major League Soccer

Moderated by Jessica Lee, Associate, Loeb & Loeb LLC and Co-Chair, MBBA’s IP & Technology Committee

For more information please contact Jenny Lee at jenny.lee@aabany.org or Stacy Wu at stacy.wu@aabany.org. We thank Merrill Lynch for their generous sponsorship of this event.

RSVP required. Limited capacity. Please register here: http://bit.ly/ipsports1111.

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.

Get Involved in AABANY's Committees

The best way to become active in AABANY is to join one of its 30 committees. The following committees have meetings coming up:

  • Nov. 12: Tax Committee Planning Meeting
  • Nov. 18: Labor & Employment Law Committee Meeting

For further information, please visit Upcoming Events on the AABANY calendar. To learn more about our committees, visit our website where you will find a listing of our committees and contact information for our committee chairs.

Press Release: AABANY Congratulates National Association of Asian American Professionals - New York's 2014 Most Influential APIA New Yorkers Glenn Lau-Kee and Sandra Leung

NEW YORK – November 5, 2014 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that AABANY Past President and current New York State Bar Association President Glenn Lau-Kee and AABANY Advisory Committee Member Sandra Leung have been announced as the National Association of Asian American Professionals – New York Chapter (NAAAP-NY) 2014 Most Influential Asian Pacific Islander American New Yorkers. Mr. Lau-Kee and Ms. Leung will be honored at NAAAP-NY’s Moon Festival Honoree Gala at the Harvard Club of New York City on November 7, 2014. Click here to read the press release.

Highlight: AABANY @ NAPABA

It was great seeing all of you who made it out to Scottsdale, Arizona for the NAPABA Conference 2014 Conference! To read more and see the AABANY @ NAPABA photos, click here. Photos courtesy of Francis Chin and Yang Chen.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court - District of New Jersey Judgeship Vacancy

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 Camden. Applications must be submitted electronically by Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

To apply, please go to www.ca3.uscourts.gov for more information or call the Circuit Executive’s Office at 215-597-0718.

Call for Volunteer Attorneys: Mega Citizenship Workshop, Nov. 15

Church World Service, a new member of the New Americans Campaign, a national network of legal service organizations providing FREE citizenship services to lawful permanent residents in major cities throughout the U.S., including New York, has reached out to AABANY to seek out volunteer attorneys. As part of this collaborative, Church World Service is hosting a mega citizenship workshop on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities Center, which is located at 107-20 Northern Blvd, Corona, NY 11368.

The goal is to assist 200 lawful permanent residents apply for citizenship during the workshop.

To learn answer this call for volunteers, please see this cover letter and volunteer form: http://bit.ly/cws1115. If you have any questions about this event, feel free to contact Lucy Baez at (212) 870-2497.

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!

Congratulations to the Newly Elected Officers of the NAPABA Board of Governors

AABANY congratulates the newly-elected officers of the NAPABA Board of Governors for the 2014-2015 board year. They were sworn into office at the Installation Banquet held on November 8, 2014, during the 26th Annual NAPABA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ.

The following individuals were elected by the NAPABA membership:

President Elect: Jin Y. Hwang
Vice President for Finance and Development: Alexander M. Lee
Vice President for Membership: Brad Yamauchi
Vice President for Programs and Operations: Lloyd Costales
Vice President for Communications: Cyndie M. Chang
Treasurer: Pankit J. Doshi
Secretary: Tacie H. Yoon


In addition to these newly-elected officers, George C. Chen will serve as President and William J. Simonitsch will serve as Immediate Past President. Joining the officers on the NAPABA Board of Governors will be ten regional governors and four at-large board members.

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.

Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • 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. 11: Women in Sports Law: Tips for Breaking into the Industry, 6pm-8:30pm. 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.
  • Nov. 12: Tax Committee Planning Meeting, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Nov. 14: Network of Bar Leaders Presents: Bar Association Fair for Law Students, 3:30pm-6:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Nov. 18: Shattering the Model Minority Myth: Asian Pacific Americans Facing Poverty in NYC CLE, 6pm-8:30pm.
  • Nov. 18: Labor & Employment Law Committee Meeting, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Nov. 12: MBBA Presents "Hands-On LinkedIn Workshop," 6pm-7:30pm. 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.
  • Nov. 18: NYCBA's Training for Volunteers to Provide Basic Consumer Debt Collection Legal Advice, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Albany Litigation Bureau Attorney, Office of the New York State Attorney General, Albany
  • The Charities Bureau Litigation Attorney, Office of the New York State Attorney General, New York
  • Litigation Attorney, Manion Gaynor & Manning LLP, Boston
  • Commercial Litigation Attorney, DLA Piper, 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.