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AABANY Announcements January 5, 2015

In this edition

  1. Save the Date: AABANY Annual Dinner, Feb. 25 -- Early Bird Deadline Feb. 8 
  2. 2015 Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program Application Available, Due Jan. 12
  3. Switching Tracks: Alternative Careers for Lawyers, Feb. 4
  4. Seeking Volunteer Attorneys to Assist Appellate Judge
  5. Upcoming Scholarships & Other Deadlines
  6. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  7. Read The Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  8. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  9. Fellowship Announcements
  10. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  11. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  12. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Save the Date: AABANY Annual Dinner, Feb. 25 -- Early Bird Deadline Feb. 8

On February 25, 2015, AABANY will be charting new frontiers with our 26th Annual Dinner. Please join us for our largest event of the year! Black tie preferred.

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

Individual tickets are available here. Early bird pricing ends Feb. 8 -- get your tickets now! 

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 by Jan. 30, 2015

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

2015 Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program Application Available, Due Jan. 12

The Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program is proud to announce that the Summer 2015 application is now available at www.jmbjip.org. Deadline is January 12, 2015.

The Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program was founded by in 2010 to offer law students with a strong commitment to diversity an opportunity to enhance and complement their legal education as summer judicial interns in New York metropolitan area courthouses. Judicial internships are exceptional learning opportunities that offer tremendous insight into the process of judicial decision-making, as well as an opportunity to strengthen analytic and legal writing skills. Each year, JMB JIP partners with various bar associations to offer the program, which has historically included a stipend for a judicial internships – a traditionally unpaid position.

AABANY is proud to be a part of the great work that JMB JIP does providing law students of color with important opportunities.

Switching Tracks: Alternative Careers for Lawyers, Feb. 4

EVENT: Switching Tracks: Alternative Careers for Lawyers
Date and TimeWednesday, February 4, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM 

Location:   Dechert LLP, 1095 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10036

Program Description: "You can do anything with a law degree," is the oft-repeated adage that you hear in law school and the workplace. What really happens when you no longer want to practice law? What are your options? Join our 60-minute roundtable discussion where former attorneys offer candid advice on what it takes to make the transition from a legal to a non-legal career.

Food and drinks will be served.  Possible networking reception to follow.
 
Please click here to register.


Seeking Volunteer Attorneys to Assist Appellate Judge

Judge seeks volunteer attorneys with experience in criminal, landlord-tenant, or consumer debt matters. Judge presides on appellate cases and also handles some trial court matters.

Full-time or four days per week preferred, but flexible schedule can be arranged. A wonderful learning and mentee opportunity for volunteer, and an excellent resume-enhancer. Although not guaranteed, many of our former volunteers have moved onto paying legal positions. Opportunity to enhance research/writing and oral skills.

Willing to fill out paperwork for fellowships, if necessary. Rolling deadline. Opportunities open year round.

Please send cover letter, resume and references by email to Lynn Cho at LCho@NYCourts.gov.

Upcoming Scholarship & Other Deadlines

AABANY Seeks Legal Interns

Applications are now being accepted for AABANY’s 2015 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.

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

  • Jan 12: Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program Application Deadline. For more information, click here. 
  • Jan 15: Intellectual Property Committee Meeting & Volunteer Lawyer for the Arts Presentation, 6pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here. 
  • Jan 21: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here. 
  • Jan 26: AABANY Co-Sponsors: New York State Bar Association's 12th Annual Celebrating Diversity in the Bar Reception, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here. 
  • Feb 4: Switching Tracks: Alternative Careers for Lawyers, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here. 
  • Feb 25: AABANY Annual Dinner, 6pm-10pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Jan 6: PRBA: Three Kings Day Celebration Honoring Newly Elected and Appointed Judges, 6pm-9:30pm. For more information, click here. 
  • Jan 8: Knicks Game with FALANY. For more information, click here.
  • Jan 8: Implementing Executive Action on Immigration: Executive Grants of Administrative Relief, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Jan 15: Law & Reorder Conference with Claire Shipman, 12pm-2pm. For more information, click here.
  • Jan 28: PALS 2015 Winter Supplemental Bar Tutorial, 3pm-6pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Assistant Attorney General, Environmental Protection Bureau, Office of the New York State Attorney General, New York, NY
  • Assistant Attorney General, Claims Bureau, Office of the New York State Attorney General, Albany, NY
  • Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Division of Criminal Justice, Office of the New York State Attorney General, White Plains, NY
  • Staff Attorney, Family Law and Domestic Violence Unit, South Brooklyn Legal Services, Brooklyn, NY

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.