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AABANY Announcements January 12, 2015

In this edition

  1. AABANY Annual Meeting, Feb. 12
  2. AABANY Annual Dinner, Feb. 25 -- Early Bird Deadline Jan. 30
  3. 2015 Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program Application Due Today
  4. Intellectual Property Committee Meeting & Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Presentation, Jan. 15
  5. SDNY - Pentagon Papers: A Reenactment, Jan. 15 
  6. AABANY Krav Maga Self Defense Seminar, Jan. 28
  7. Tax Committee Beginning of the Year Kickoff Event, Jan. 28
  8. Volunteer with AABANY - Xavier Mision Soup Kitchen, Feb. 1
  9. Switching Tracks: Alternative Careers for Lawyers, Feb. 4
  10. How to Support the Families of Officers Liu and Ramos
  11. Seeking Volunteer Attorneys to Assist Appellate Judge
  12. Upcoming Scholarships & Other Deadlines
  13. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  14. Read The Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  15. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  16. Fellowship Announcements
  17. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  18. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  19. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY Annual Meeting, Feb. 12

When: February 12, 7pm-9pm
Where: Arnold & Porter LLP, 399 Park Avenue

Please join us for one of our most important events of the year -- AABANY's Annual Meeting. All active members in good standing are invited to attend and vote in the AABANY Officer and Director Elections and amend the by-laws for Fiscal Year 2015.

If you are planning to attend in person, please register here. If you are an active member who would like to vote in these elections but are unable to attend in person, please complete the Annual Meeting Proxy Ballot. You may email a PDF version to simone.nguyen@aabany.org, send a fax to (718) 228-7206, or mail a hard copy to:

AABANY
45 Rockefeller Plaza, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10111.

All proxy ballots must be received by Friday, February 6, 2015.

The AABANY Nominations Committee presents the following slate of candidates:

President-Elect: Susan Shin
Vice President, Programs and Operations: Marianne Chow
Vice President, Finance and Development: William Ng
Treasurer: Naf Kwun
Recording Secretary: Ligee Gu
Membership Secretary: Irene Tan

The following persons have been nominated to fulfill a Director position for a term of two years:

Mike Huang
Bobby Liu
Tristan Loanzon
Sonia Low
Larry Wee

To view the proposed by-laws revisions and register to attend in person, please click here.

AABANY Annual Dinner, Feb. 25 -- Early Bird Deadline Jan. 30

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 Jan. 30 -- 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.

*Previous indications of Feb. 8 as the Early Bird Deadline were made in error.

2015 Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program Application Due Today

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.

Intellectual Property Committee Meeting & Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Presentation, Jan. 15

AABANY's next Intellectual Property Committee meeting will begin with a brief presentation by Stacy Lefkowitz, Director of Legal Services of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Inc., on how to take on pro bono cases with VLA. Stacy will be available for Q&A afterwards and Cardozo students are also invited to attend.

Location: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (Room 424) at 55 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Pizza and beverages will be provided. Advance registration is required. Please click here to register. 

Thanks to Committee members Vicki Ger and Jenny Greisman for organizing this event.

SDNY - Pentagon Papers: A Reenactment, Jan. 15

When: Jan. 15, 5pm-7pm

Where: Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, Courtroom 318

The Federal Bar Council Inn of Court, with a team led by Judge Denny Chin, will present a reenactment of the Pentagon Papers case in which the government in 1971 tried to stop The New York Times from publishing a classified study on American Involvement in the Vietnam War. Judge Chin, who has led AABANY's trial reenactment series, is leading this reenactment as part of the 225th Anniversary of the Southern District of New York.

To register, please click here

AABANY Krav Maga Self Defense Seminar, Jan. 28

When: Jan. 28, 7:45pm
Where: Krav Maga Academy, 25 W. 26th Street, 6th Fl

Get into shape and meet your 2015 fitness goals with AABANY while learning practical self-defense techniques.  Krav Maga, the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces, is the most practical and aggressive form of self-defense, which incorporates various techniques from traditional martial arts, including boxing, Muay Thai, Kung Fu, Karate, Judo, Brazilian Jujitsu, Wrestling and others, and targets the most vulnerable parts of the body to effectively neutralize the threat of an attacker. No prior experience necessary.

Please wear gym clothing and be prepared to sweat.  Class will be conducted barefoot, but you may wear gym-dedicated footwear (i.e., nothing that has been worn on the street).   

For more information, click here

Free for AABANY members.  $20 for non-members. Space is limited.  Waitlist will be opened after reaching capacity. Brought to you by AABANY's In-House, Women's, and Young Lawyers Committees.

Members, click here to register. Non-members, click here.

Tax Committee Beginning of the Year Kickoff Event, Jan. 28

The AABANY Tax Committee is kicking off the new year right! Mark January 28 on your calendars for our Beginning of the Year Kickoff Event when you can catch-up with your fellow tax professionals and discuss the Tax Committee’s upcoming events. Join their mailing list or email Julie Geng (jgeng@deloitte.com) for more information.

Time and location TBD.

Volunteer with AABANY - Xavier Mission Soup Kitchen, Feb. 1

When: February 1, 2015, 11:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Xavier Mission, 55 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011

Details: Join the Young Lawyers Committee for our winter community service event as we serve hot meals to hungry New Yorkers at Xavier Mission.

Please click here to register.

Switching Tracks: Alternative Careers for Lawyers, Feb. 4

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. Free for AABANY members, $20 for non-members.
 
Members, please click here to register.

Non-members, please click here.

Brought to you by the Career Placement Committee, Young Lawyers Committee, and Membership Committee. 

How to Support the Families of Officers Liu and Ramos

NAPABA has received inquiries about donating funds to support the family of slain NYPD Detective Wenjian Liu, who has been reported to be the first Chinese-American NYPD officer killed in the line of duty.  Detective Liu and his partner, Detective Rafael Ramos, were shot to death on December 20, 2014, while sitting in their squad car in Brooklyn.  

After reaching out to APA-serving organizations, NAPABA recommends the following funds to its members:

The NYPD Asian Jade Society has established a fund to support Detective Liu’s family.  Detective Liu was a member of this organization for Asian Americans members of the NYPD.  Donations can be made by checks payable to “PO Wen Jian Liu Family c/o NYPD Asian Jade Society” and mailed to NYPD Asian Jade Society, P.O. Box 969, Peck Slip Station, New York, NY 10272. 

The New York Daily News has established the Ramos-Liu Fund.  All funds will be directed to the slain officers’ families.  More information is available here.

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation has established a fund to pay the mortgages of the Ramos and Liu families’ homes.  More information is available here

 

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. 
  • Jan 28: Tax Committee Beginning of the Year Kickoff Event. For more information, click here. 
  • Jan 28: AABANY Krav Maga Self-Defense Course, 8pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 1: Volunteer with AABANY - Xavier Mission Soup Kitchen, 11:45am-3:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 4: Switching Tracks: Alternative Careers for Lawyers, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here. 
  • Feb 12: AABANY Annual Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 25: AABANY Annual Dinner, 6pm-10pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Jan 15: Law & Reorder Conference with Claire Shipman, 12pm-2pm. For more information, click here.
  • Jan 15: SDNY - Pentagon Papers: A Reenactment, 5pm-7pm. For more information, click here.
  • Jan 24: MBBA Co-Presents: Immigration Forum, 2pm-4pm. 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

  • Corporate ERISA Attorney, Xerox, Norwalk, CT
  • Intake Officer/Paralegal, Legal Services NYC, New York, NY
  • Assistant Attorney General, Environmental Protection 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

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.