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AABANY Announcements December 2, 2014

In this edition

  1. AABANY Holiday Party, Dec. 10
  2. Asian-Americans & the Law: New York Pioneers in the Judiciary, Dec. 15
  3. Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation Annual Dinner, Dec. 8
  4. U.S. Bankruptcy Court - District of New Jersey Judgeship Vacancy
  5. New York City Bar: Discounted Memberships for AABANY Members
  6. New York City Bar: Committee Applications Being Accepted
  7. Summer 2015 NAPABA Law Foundation Public Interest Internship Grant, Deadline Dec. 10
  8. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  9. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  10. Read The Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  11. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  12. Fellowship Announcements
  13. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  14. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  15. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY Holiday Party, Dec. 10

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! 

Asian-Americans & the Law: New York Pioneers in the Judiciary, Dec. 15

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)

Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation Annual Dinner, Dec. 8

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 main@aabany.org.

2014 Annual Award Recipients:

Hon. Jenny Rivera
Associate Judge
New York State Court of Appeals

Hon. Randall T. Eng
Presiding Justice
Appellate Division, Second Department

Honorable George J. Silver
New York County Supreme Court
Civil Term

Andrea E. Bonina
Past President 2010-2011

For more information, go to: http://www.brooklynbar.org/foundation/

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.

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!

Summer 2015 NAPABA Law Foundation Public Interest Grant, Deadline Dec. 10

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. 

Overview:

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Dec 1: Working Effectively with Clients from Chinese Cultural Backgrounds, 3pm-5pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec 3: PRBA CLE: Summary Jury Trials, 6pm-8pm. 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 8: Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation Annual Dinner, 5:30pm-10pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec 9: MBBA Presents: Hands-On Email Newsletter Workshop, 6pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec 11: MBBA & the Avant-Garde Network's Holiday Party, 7pm-12am. For more information, click here.
  • Dec 15: Asian-Americans & the Law: New York Pioneers in the Judiciary, 6:30pm-8:15pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Assistant Attorney General, Charity Bureau, New York State Attorney General's Office, New York
  • Assistant Attorney General, Litigation Bureau, New York State Attorney General's Office, New York
  • Trial Attorney, New York State Attorney General's Office, New York
  • Affordable Housing Associate, Nixon Peabody 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.

For past weekly announcements, see the archives page.