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AABANY Announcements January 19, 2015

In this edition

  1. AABANY Annual Meeting, Feb. 12
  2. AABANY Annual Dinner, Feb. 25 -- Early Bird Deadline Jan. 30
  3. AABANY Krav Maga Self Defense Seminar, Jan. 28
  4. Tax Committee Beginning of the Year Kickoff Event, Jan. 28
  5. ADR & the Young Lawyer ft. Chris Kwok, Jan. 30 
  6. Volunteer with AABANY - Xavier Mision Soup Kitchen, Feb. 1
  7. Switching Tracks: Alternative Careers for Lawyers, Feb. 4
  8. Seeking Volunteer Attorneys to Assist Appellate Judge
  9. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  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 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. To read candidate statements and bios, click on each of the names.

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.

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

Capacity has been reached. To add your name to the waitlist, please email Recording Secretary and Women's Committee Co-Chair Naf Kwun at naf.kwun@aabany.org.

Brought to you by AABANY's In-House, Women's, and Young Lawyers Committees.

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.

ADR & the Young Lawyer Symposium ft. Chris Kwok, Jan. 30

When: Friday, January 30, 9am-1:45pm
Where:
 New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, New York, NY

CLE: 3 credits in Professional Practice (Transitional and Non-Transitional)

Brought to you by the American Bar Association and New York Law School, this half-day event will explore opportunities for young attorneys to distinguish themselves in a competitive marketplace by developing client-representation skills in negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution processes. ADR is now part of the mainstream of legal practice, and developing the skills to get the outcome that your client is looking for can distinguish you from your peers.

Include among the talented list of speakers is our very own Labor & Employment Law Committee Co-Chair Chris M. Kwok, Supervisory ADR Coordinator at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - New York District Office.

Law Students: No Charge
Attorneys Graduated 2010-14: $75.00
Attorneys Graduated Prior to 2010: $150.00

Please register at https://nyls.wufoo.com/forms/ symposium-young-lawyers-and- adr/. Space is limited.

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

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. Email Young Lawyers Committee Co-Chair Gabriel Arce-Yee at gabriel.arceyee@aabany.org if you have any questions.

Switching Tracks: Alternative Careers for Lawyers, Feb. 4

WhenWednesday, February 4, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Where: Dechert LLP, 1095 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10036

"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. 

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.

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 21: AABANY Committee Chairs Meeting, 6pm-7pm. For more information, click here. 
  • Jan 21: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here. 
  • Jan 21: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Trade Disputes Involving the United States and China, 5:30pm-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 20: MBBA Presents: A Meeting of the Minds - Politics as Usual, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here. 
  • Jan 22: How to Become an AUSA, 6:15pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Jan 24: MBBA Co-Presents: Immigration Forum, 2pm-4pm. For more information, click here.
  • Jan 27: How Do I Pay Off These Student Loans?!, 6pm. For more information, click here.
  • Jan 28: PALS 2015 Winter Supplemental Bar Tutorial, 3pm-6pm. For more information, click here.
  • Jan 30: ABA/NYLS Symposium: ADR & the Young Lawyer, 9am-1:45am. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 2: PALS 2015 Winter Supplemental Bar Tutorial, 3pm-6pm. For more information, click here
  • Feb 2: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture on Women and the Law, 6pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Associate Director for Social Justice Initiatives, Columbia Law School, New York, NY
  • Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project Attorney, City Bar Justice Center, New York, NY
  • Experienced Attorney - Educational Opportunities Section, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
  • Commercial/Regulatory Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Plainsboro, NJ

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.