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AABANY Announcements December 15, 2014

In this edition

  1. Save the Date: AABANY Annual Dinner, Feb. 25 
  2. Asian-Americans & the Law: New York Pioneers in the Judiciary, Dec. 15
  3. Tax Committee Planning Meeting, Dec. 18
  4. Congratulations to KALCA Honorees Don Liu and Grace Meng 
  5. Susan Shin's Book Review "Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts" Published in Today's General Counsel 
  6. Thanks for Coming to Our Annual Holiday Party
  7. "22 Lewd Chinese Women" Podcast
  8. FALANY's Second Pasko Dinner, Dec. 15
  9. New York City Bar: Discounted Memberships for AABANY Members
  10. New York City Bar: Committee Applications Being Accepted
  11. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  12. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  13. Read The Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  14. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  15. Fellowship Announcements
  16. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  17. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  18. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Save the Date: AABANY Annual Dinner, Feb. 25

On February 25, 2015, AABANY will be charting new frontiers with our 26th Annual Dinner. Kicking off our new year with the theme, "Charting New Frontiers," President-Elect Will Wang will take the lead as President Clara Ohr's reign comes to an end. Black tie preferred.

Please join us for our largest event of the year! 

When: February 25, 2015
Where: Cipriani Wall Street (55 Wall St.)

Individual tickets will become available online at a later date. 

Honorees:

Jenny R. Yang
Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
AABANY Women's Leadership Award

An-Ping Hsieh
Vice President, General Counsel, Hubbell Incorporated
AABANY Corporate Counsel Leadership Award

To Be Announced
Public Service Leadership Award

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For sponsorship inquiries, please contact President-Elect Will Wang at will.wang@aabany.org

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form. To view highlights from last year's Annual Dinner, please click here.

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)

Tax Committee Planning Meeting, Dec. 18

When: Dec. 18, 6pm-7:30pm
Where: Linklaters LLP, 1345 Ave of the Americas #21

Please note that AABANY’s Tax Committee will have its next planning meeting on Thursday, December 18, 2014, at 6 pm, at the offices of Linklaters LLP (1345 Ave of the Americas #21, New York, NY 10105). This is our final meeting for the 2014 year. Please join us if you can!

Click here to register.

Congratulations to KALCA Honorees Don Liu and Grace Meng

On Friday, March 20, the Korean American League for Civic Action will be celebrating their 15th Anniversary Gala at the Yale Club of New York City. We commend their selection of these very deserving honorees:

The Honorable Grace Meng
United States Congresswoman

Don H. Liu
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Xerox Corporation

Don Liu is a trusted and invaluable member of our Advisory Committee. We congratulate both Don and Congresswoman Meng on this honor from KALCA.

 

Susan Shin's Book Review "Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts" Published in Today's General Counsel

Board Director Susan Shin’s book review, “Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Thomas West, Third Edition” was recently published in Today’s General Counsel's December-January edition, available here

Susan’s article was also published in our Fall Edition of The AABANY Advocate, which can be found here. Susan, a Partner at Arnold & Porter, has been a great source of mentorship and insight during her time as a Board Director, and we congratulate her on yet another accomplishment.

 

Thanks for Coming to our Annual Holiday Party

Thanks to all those who came out to AABANY’s Annual Holiday party on December 10, 2014 at Smithfield NYC. With over 100 people, many gathered to kickoff the holiday season, catch up with old friends, make new friends, and enjoy some good food and drinks.

Our many members and friends looked absolutely spectacular. To view the photos, please visit our Recent Photos page. These photos can also be found on our Facebook page. If you made it out, please feel free to tag yourself and your friends. 

Special thanks to Young Lawyers Committee Co-Chair David Sohn for organizing this lovely evening, Smithfield NYC for graciously accommodating us, and all of you who make the year worth remembering. 

"22 Lewd Chinese Women" Podcast

What ever became of the 22 Chinese women that landed on the shores of San Francisco in 1874 only to be detained for their lewdness?

You might remember that on October 18, the Honorable Denny Chin and his wife Kathy Hirata Chin led yet another performance of the popular trial re-enactment “22 Lewd Chinese Women: A Trial Reenactment,” this time a shortened version at the New York Historical Society. Thanks to the resourcefulness of the New York Historical Society, we can bring you the gift of this podcast, which features not only many members of our AABANY cast, but also a question-and-answer session with Hon. Denny Chin, Kathy Hirata Chin, Vince Chang, and David Weinberg. For anyone who has not yet had their daily dose of human rights, sex trafficking, and federalism, we invite you to listen. 

Click here to access the recording through the New York Historical Society’s website. The podcast can also be found on iTunes U


FALANY's Second Pasko Dinner, Dec. 15

We hope all of you are well and enjoying the spirit of the season. FALANY's Second Annual Pasko Dinner takes place tonight!

When: December 15, 2014 (Monday), 7pm
Where: JEEPNEY

Ticket price: $70.00 per person (includes $20.00 charitable donation)

Click here to RSVP. 

To see the menu, click here.

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!

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 17: In-House Counsel Committee Happy Hour, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec 18: Tax Committee Planning Meeting, 6pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Dec 15: Asian-Americans & the Law: New York Pioneers in the Judiciary, 6:30pm-8:15pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec 15: FALANY's Second Pasko Dinner, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec 16: KALAGNY Annual Holiday Party, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec 17: Launch of FALANY & LEGACY's Legal Advocacy Mentorship Project, 7pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec 17: NYCLA's 100th Annual Dinner, 6:30pm-10pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec 17: Know Your Rights: Working Together to Eradicate Police Brutality, 5:30pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec 18: NYC Bar General Counsels Diversity & Inclusion Forum, 8am-10:30am. For more information, click here.
  • Dec 20: A Day of Giving: MBBA/URI Holiday Event with Domestic Violence Survivors, 12pm-3pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Attorney, United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey, Newark
  • Instructor, Legal Writing J.D. Program, St. John's University of Law, New York
  • Anti-Money Laundering Wealth Management Project Manager, Morgan Stanley, New York
  • Senior Counsel to the Inspector, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

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.