AABANY Announcements November 17, 2014
In this edition
- Shattering the Model Minority Myth: Asian Pacific Americans Facing Poverty in NYC CLE, Nov. 18
- Labor & Employment Law Committee Meeting, Nov. 18
- Asian-Americans & the Law: New York Pioneers in the Judiciary, Dec. 15
- Congratulations to St. John's Law Moot Court Team
- Highlights from Nov. 4 to Nov. 11
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court - District of New Jersey Judgeship Vacancy
- New York City Bar: Discounted Memberships for AABANY Members
- New York City Bar: Committee Applications Being Accepted
- Summer 2015 NAPABA Law Foundation Public Interest Internship Grant, Deadline Dec. 10
- AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
- AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
- Read The Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
- This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
- Fellowship Announcements
- Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
- Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
- Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center
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
It's not too late to register for this CLE!
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)
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., Housing Court Judge, Kings County
Kavita Pawria-Sanchez, Esq., Assistant Commissioner, NYC Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Affairs
Grace Shim, Executive Director, MinKwon Center for Community Action
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.
When: Nov. 18, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: EEOC's New York District Office, 33 Whitehall Street
AABANY’s Labor & Employment Law Committee is having its final meeting for the year to discuss upcoming programs and social events. All lawyers and law students are encouraged to attend and find out ways you can get more involved in AABANY and the L&E Committee!
To register, please click here.
To learn more about our Labor & Employment Law Committee, please visit the Committee page on our website by clicking here or by emailing Labor & Employment Law Committee Chairs Will Ng or Chris Kwok on upcoming programs and how you can get involved.
When: Mon., Dec. 15, 2014 • 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: New York City Bar Association (42 West 44th Street, NYC)
The Historical Society of the New York Courts presents The Stephen R. Kaye Memorial Program 2014, Asian-Americans & the Law: New York Pioneers in the Judiciary.
The program includes welcome and introductions from Hon. Judith S. Kaye, Former NYS Chief Judge and Hon. Jonathan Lippman, NYS Chief Judge. Presenting the slideshow presentation, A Historical Overview of Asian-American Legal History is Hon. Denny Chin, (U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit).
The conversation New York Pioneers in the Judiciary includes: Hon. Randall T. Eng (Presiding Justice, NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 2nd Dept.), Hon. Peter Tom (Justice, NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 1st Dept.), Hon. Dorothy Chin-Brandt (NYS Supreme Court, Queens County Criminal Court), with Hon. Denny Chin moderating.
Click here to register.
AABANY congratulates St. John’s Law Moot Court on their accomplishments in the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition: Kristin Lee, Class of ’15; Lawson Huynh, Class of ’16; and Student Coach Christine Shyu, Class of ’15. The St. John’s team beat out 42 teams in the NE regional and 16 teams at NAPABA National Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona to take second place in the country. Even though the team from South Texas College of Law took first place, Kristin and Lawson won the Best Brief Award and won the Finalist Awards.
In addition, AABANY notes the assistance of Samuel Yee and Christopher Chan with their tremendous support with moot practice, and Tsui Yee for allowing her firm’s conference room as a place to practice mooting.
For additional information, here is the link to the story on the St. John’s website: http://bit.ly/stjohnstang
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Goal: The NLF Public Interest Internship will provide support for one law student to experience a meaningful 2015 summer internship at a public interest organization that provides either direct legal services, impact litigation, or advocacy on behalf of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community.
- Public interest organizations will provide NLF with a legal intern summer project proposal.
- NLF will select a host organization from these submissions. Host organization awardee is permitted and encouraged to advertise the internship opportunity in its recruitment.
- In March, the selected host organization will provide a list of summer legal interns (hired or tentative) for consideration of the award, along with their resumes and any additional supplemental materials for consideration.
- NLF will conduct telephonic interviews with the submitted summer legal intern(s). NLF at its option may select to narrow the pool of eligible summer legal interns to interview. The recipient of the award will be decided by the interviews, resume, supporting materials, and input from the host organization.
- A grant of $6,000 will be provided to the host organization. 100% of this grant must be used for the legal intern’s salary. The host organization is responsible for any administrative fees, payroll processing fees, federal withholding, taxes, etc.
- The selected intern shall work at the host organization for a minimum of 40 hours a week for 10 weeks during the summer.
Click here for more information.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
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.
- 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.
- Nov. 18: NYCBA's Training for Volunteers to Provide Basic Consumer Debt Collection Legal Advice, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
- Nov. 18: "Diversity in the Law: Cutting Edge Careers in Intellectual Property, Entertainment, and Technology," 4:30pm-6pm. Fore more information, click here.
- Associate Attorney - Commercial Litigation, Perkins Coie LLP, New York
- Transactions Attorney, General Motors, Detroit
- Staff Attorney - Equal Rights Initiative, Legal Services NYC, New York
- Temporary Foreclosure Prevention Attorney, South Brooklyn Legal Services, Brooklyn
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.
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