AABANY Announcements November 25, 2014
In this edition
- Economic Development in New York State & Beyond, Dec. 2
- AABANY Holiday Party, Dec. 10
- Asian-Americans & the Law: New York Pioneers in the Judiciary, Dec. 15
- NYT: Hon. Toko Serita and Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Court
- Super Lawyers: "Diversity, not Divinity" - Feature on Don H. Liu
- Highlight: Shattering the Model Minority Myth, Nov. 18
- Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation Annual Dinner, Dec. 8
- 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
- Press Release: NAPABA Applauds Administrative Relief on Immigration and Calls for Legislative Action
- 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
Please join AABANY's Real Estate Committee and Akerman LLP for an in-depth look at the innovative work being done throughout New York State, to be followed by an exclusive reception. Joseph Chan, Executive Vice President of Real Estate Development, Empire State Development and Steve Polivy, Chair, EB-5 Practice Group, Akerman LLP will share their insights on the state of the current programs and how to get deals done.
When: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
6:00 pm, Registration
6:30 pm-7:30 pm, Panel Discussion
7:30 pm-8:30 pm, Reception
Where: Akerman LLP
666 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Click here to register.
Please join us at Smithfield NYC (138 W. 25th Street) for AABANY's Annual Holiday Party on December 10, 6:30pm! Our Annual Holiday Party is open to members and friends. We will provide food, so please register so that we can get an accurate estimate of how much food to order.
Click here to register. We'll see you at Smithfield!
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) and Kathy Hirata Chin (Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP).
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.
2.0 CLE credits are available. Click here to register.
(Photo credit: Dorothea Lange, as used in Judge Chin's slideshow presentation)
Long-time AABANY member Judge Toko Serita discusses victims at risk and Human Trafficking Intervention Court in the latest New York Times article by Liz Robbins, “In a Queens Court, Women in Prostitution Cases are Seen as Victims.”
Robbins discusses at length the less adversarial nature of Human Trafficking Intervention Court and its intention is to change the legal conversation around the multibillion-dollar sex trade by redefining the women in it as victims instead of criminals. “This court is not devised to solve the problems of trafficking,” Judge Serita said of the program, “but to address one of the unfortunate byproducts, which is the arrest of these defendants on prostitution charges.”
Click here to read more insights from Judge Serita and others.
In Tim Harper’s recent ”Diversity, not Divinity” in Super Lawyers, Harper tells the story of AABANY Advisory Committee Member and Xerox Executive Vice President and General Secretary and Secretary Don H. Liu.
From his boyhood businesses and bicycle deliveries, plans to attend divinity school, realization that he liked "sinning far too much" to become a minister, civil rights ambitions, and his one day a month on the Xerox 1-800 helpline, Don shares the gambles he’s made on his way to the top. As much as you may believe that you know Don, this article provides some real insight into the multi-faceted inspirations and experiences that shape him today.
Illustrating Don’s passion and influence, Harper writes, “Liu doesn’t just talk diversity. He lives it. In 1999 when Liu got his first general counsel job… he had to build a new 13-lawyer in-house counsel team. Liu hired an executive recruiter and told him he wanted diversity. Initially the recruiter kept insisting that he couldn’t find qualified women or minority lawyers. Liu said: ‘You are talking to one, and I can’t be the only one out there. Find me diverse candidates, or I will find another headhunter.’”
Click here to read more.
On November 18, AABANY’s Government Service & Public Interest Committee, the Racial Justice Project of the Impact Center for the Public Interest and Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) at New York Law School presented the CLE program, Shattering the Model Minority Myth: Asian Pacific Americans Facing Poverty in NYC. Click here to read more.
When: Monday, December 8th, 2014, 5:30pm
Where: New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Hotel, 333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201
The Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation Annual Dinner is always the biggest and the best Bar Association event in Brooklyn. This year promises to be better than ever with our outstanding honorees. Black tie preferred. If anyone is interested in trying to form a table with AABANY, please send email to email@example.com.
2014 Annual Award Recipients:
Hon. Jenny Rivera
New York State Court of Appeals
Hon. Randall T. Eng
Appellate Division, Second Department
Honorable George J. Silver
New York County Supreme Court
Andrea E. Bonina
Past President 2010-2011
For more information, go to: http://www.brooklynbar.org/foundation/
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.
WASHINGTON – The National Asian Pacific American Bar (NAPABA) welcomes President Barack Obama’s decision to take executive action and provide immigration relief—an important step towards fixing our broken immigration system. A key part of the President’s executive action is providing temporary relief from deportation to an estimated 4.9 million undocumented immigrants, of which an estimated 1.3 million are Asian Pacific American immigrants. Click here to read more.
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.
- Dec 2: Economic Development in New York State and Beyond, 6pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
- Dec 9: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
- Dec 10: AABANY Holiday Party, 6:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
- Dec 1: Working Effectively with Clients from Chinese Cultural Backgrounds, 3pm-5pm. For more information, click here.
- Dec 4: Defense Research Institute's Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium. For more information, click here.
- Dec 4: Civil Rights Event: Remembering the Dream, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
- Dec 9: MBBA Presents: Hands-On Email Newsletter Workshop, 6pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.
- Trial Attorney, Office of the Attorney General, Albany
- Attorney, Litigation Bureau, Office of the Attorney General, New York
- Spring 2015 LGBT Legal Intern, American Civil Liberties Union, New York
- Finance Associate, Loeb & Loeb LLP, 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.
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