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AABANY Announcements February 16, 2015

In this edition

  1. AABANY Annual Meeting & Election
  2. AABANY Annual Dinner, Feb. 25 -- Late Registration Until Feb. 18
  3. Immigration & Nationality Law Committee Happy Hour, Feb. 18
  4. "New Renovations & Constructions: The Process" CLE & Lunar New Year Celebration, Feb. 24
  5. Press Release: AABANY Congratulates Kin W. Ng on His Promotion to Chief of the Immigration Fraud Unit
  6. Press Release: AABANY Congratulates Rosemary Yu as Recipient of the NYPD Asian Jade Society's Lifetime Community Service Award
  7. Congratulations to An-Ping Hsieh
  8. AALDEF Justice in Action Awards, Feb. 23 - 50% Discount for AABANY Members
  9. Above the Law's Converge Conference, March 18 - 15% Discount for AABANY Members
  10. NAPABA News
  11. KALCA's 15th Anniversary Benefit Gala, March 20
  12. Seeking Volunteer Attorneys to Assist Appellate Judge
  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 & Election

On February 12, 2015, AABANY held its Annual Meeting 2015 at Arnold & Porter, voting to approve bylaws changes and electing the AABANY Officers & Directors for the upcoming fiscal year. After the election was conducted the bylaws were approved, and the following candidates were elected:

The following persons were elected to serve as Board Directors:

Congratulations to the newly elected Officers & Directors! For more photos and details go to the blog post.

AABANY Annual Dinner, Feb. 25 -- Late Registration Until Feb. 18

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. Late registration will continue through February 18, 2015.

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

Preet Bharara
United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York
AABANY Public Service Leadership Award

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To view highlights from last year's Annual Dinner, please click here.

Immigration & Nationality Law Committee Happy Hour, Feb. 18

The Immigration & Nationality Law Committee will be getting together for its Get to Know Your Committee Happy Hour next Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 7pm near the Immigration Court. It will be a great opportunity for members to get acquainted, discuss their practice areas, talk shop about immigration law, and learn about more upcoming events.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 7pm
Where: Woodrow's, downstairs lounge
43 Murray Street, between Church & West Broadway

Click here to RSVP.

"New Construction & Renovations: The Process" CLE & Lunar New Year Celebration, Feb. 24

The AABANY Real Estate Committee, AABANY Solo & Small Firm Committee, AREAA-NY East Chapter, and Chase Bank Present: New Construction & Renovations: The Process -- Legal, Financing, Title, and Municipal Approvals!

When: Feb. 24, 6pm-9pm
Where: Mudan Banquet Hall (136-17 39th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY 11354)

In one of the most anticipated events of the year, our Real Estate and Solo & Small Firm Practice Committees are celebrating the new year in style -- with a "New Construction & Renovations" CLE, followed by a Lunar New Year celebration with lion dance and a buffet dinner, free of charge to AABANY members.

Speakers include:

  • Saber Salem, Chase Regional Manager, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
  • Michael Meyer, President, F&T Group
  • Robert B. Moy, Esq., Partner, Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP
  • Margaret Ling, Esq., Senior Underwriting Counsel, Skyline TRG Title Agency
  • Richard Lee, Esq., Partner, Law Office of Richard Lee
  • Lorraine Malone, NYS Account Manager, Abstractors Information Services

Space is limited to 100 attendees. 1 CLE Credit in Areas of Professional Practice will be available. Register now.

Press Release: AABANY Congratules Kin W. Ng on His Promotion to Chief of the Immigration Fraud Unit

NEW YORK – February 12, 2015 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) is proud to announce that Kin W. Ng has been promoted to Chief of the Immigration Fraud Unit in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, formed in 2014 by District Attorney Ken Thompson. Chosen for his expertise and unique understanding of the immigrant experience, Kin’s leadership of the Immigration Fraud Unit aims to strengthen the mission of dedicating resources to under-reported and difficult-to-prosecute crimes in the immigrant community. Click here to read the full press release.

Press Release: AABANY Congratulates Rosemary Yu as Recipient of NYPD Asian Jade Society's Lifetime Community Service Award

NEW YORK – February 12, 2015 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY”) congratulates Rosemary Yu, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, as the 2015 recipient of the New York Police Department ("NYPD”) Asian Jade Society’s Lifetime Community Service Award. Ms. Yu will be honored on February 13, 2015 during the Annual Asian Jade Society Scholarship Dinner Dance at Jing Fong restaurant. Click here to read the full press release.

Congratulations to An-Ping Hsieh

Congratulations to AABANY Corporate Counsel Leadership Award honoree An-Ping Hsieh who is profiled in the current issue of Diversity and the Bar, in the 15th Annual GC Survey. AABANY Advisory Committee members Don Liu and Michael Wu also have prominent mention in the article. To read the full article, click here.

AALDEF Justice in Action Awards, Feb. 23 - 50% Discount for AABANY Members

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) has announced the recipients of its 2015 Justice in Action Awards: Jessica Hagedorn, novelist, poet, and playwright; Neal Katyal, partner at Hogan Lovells, Paul Saunders Professor at Georgetown University, and former Acting Solicitor General of the United States; and John W. Kuo, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Varian Medical Systems. They will receive the awards at AALDEF's Annual Lunar New Year Gala on Monday, February 23, 2015 at PIER SIXTY, Chelsea Piers, in New York City.

AALDEF is offering AABANY members tickets at $250. To purchase tickets, email Lillian Ling at lling@aaldef.org or call (212) 966-5932 ex. 202. For more information, click here.

Over 800 leaders of the civil rights, legal, business, and arts communities are expected to attend AALDEF's 2015 Lunar New Year Gala. The evening begins with a 6 p.m. cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by the Justice in Action Awards ceremony and a banquet dinner.

Since 1974, AALDEF has been protecting and promoting the civil rights of Asian Americans across the nation through litigation, advocacy, organizing, and community education. All proceeds from the Lunar New Year Gala will go directly towards supporting AALDEF's legal and educational programs in immigrant rights, economic justice for workers, voting rights and civic participation, educational equity, and the elimination of hate violence, police misconduct, and human trafficking.

Above the Law's Converge Conference, March 18 - 15% Discount for AABANY Members

On March 18, 2015 in New York City, Above the Law will host CONVERGE — a conference designed for attorneys as well as law firm communications, marketing, business development, public relations, and technology professionals.

CONVERGE will feature a series of panel discussions on a full range of challenges and opportunities facing the legal industry, including:

  • privacy
  • reputation
  • communications strategies
  • emerging technical trends

Justin Smith, CEO of Bloomberg Media Group, will deliver the opening remarks for the conference. Panels will be CLE-accredited by Marino Legal and CONVERGE’s continental breakfast and luncheon will offer a great opportunity to network with other attendees.

We are proud to co-sponsor this event, and happy to share a 15% discount code for all AABANY members. To register, please click here.

For 15% off registration, please use Promo Code: AABANY15 on EventBrite.

We look forward to converging on the intersection of technology, digital technology, and the practice of law!

EDIT: (Made Feb. 11, 2015, 12:17pm) The Early Bird Deadline was corrected from Feb. 18 to Feb. 13.

NAPABA News

KALCA's 15th Anniversary Benefit Gala, March 20

On March 20, 2015, the Korean American League for Civic Action will hold their 15th Anniversary Benefit Gala at the Yale Club. This year’s honorees are Congresswoman Grace Meng and Xerox General Counsel & Secretary Don H. Liu, a member of our Advisory Committee and long-time supporter of AABANY. Both honorees have been friends of KALCA since its founding. We encourage you to support KALCA and their honorees this year as they continue to inspire, connect, and promote civic participation.

To purchase tickets, click here.

To download the sponsorship form, click here.

Click here to read the Welcome Letter from Gala Chair, NAPABA Northeast Regional Governor, and Former AABANY Membership Secretary Judy Kim.

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 to http://bit.ly/aabany_flwshps.

Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Feb. 18: Immigration & Nationality Law Committee Happy Hour, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb. 24: "New Construction & Renovations" CLE & Lunar New Year Celebration, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 25: AABANY Annual Dinner, 6pm-10pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 26: Government Service & Public Interest Committee Meeting, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Feb. 21: MBBA Co-Presents: Immigration Forum, 10am-4pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb. 23: Congresswoman Grace Meng and USCIS host: Executive Actions on Immigration, 5pm-7pm. For more information click here.
  • Feb. 26: Public Hearings: Uniform Bar Exam, 2pm-4pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb. 26: AALDEF DACA/DAPA Trainings, 6:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 26: 225th Anniversary Event - American Pin vs. National Button, 5pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 28: MBBA co-presents: Community Law Day: Volunteer Attorneys Needed, 11am - 3pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Tax Attorneys, Hawkins, Delafield & Wood LLP, New York, NY
  • Counsel, Herballife, New York, NY
  • Foreclosure Attorney, Empire Justice Center, Rochester, NY
  • Health Care Associate, Nixon Peabody, Jericho, 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.