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AABANY Announcements February 23, 2015

In this edition

  1. AABANY Annual Dinner, Feb. 25 -- This Wednesday!
  2. "New Renovations & Constructions: The Process" CLE & Lunar New Year Celebration, Feb. 24
  3. Kicking Glass: Two Decades and Counting, March 5
  4. The Ugly Wife is a Treasure at Home Book Reading, Apr. 1
  5. Above the Law's Converge Conference, March 18 - 15% Discount for AABANY Members
  6. NAPABA News
  7. KALCA's 15th Anniversary Benefit Gala, March 20
  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 Dinner, Feb. 25 -- This Wednesday!

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.)

We are at capacity. To be placed on the waiting list, please email Margaret Langston at margaret.langston@aabany.org.

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

"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.

Kicking Glass: Two Decades and Counting, March 5

When: March 5, 6:30pm-9pm
Where: White & Case LLP (1155 Avenue of Americas)

The Asian Affinity Group and the New York Women's Network at White & Case LLP, the Asian American Bar Association of New York and the Asian American Law Fund of New York, Inc. invite you to join us for a screening of Kicking Glass: Two Decades and Counting.

Kicking Glass: Two Decades and Counting is a follow-up program to a video produced by White & Case that was first presented by AABANY at the 1995 NAPABA Convention. In the 1995 video, APA women lawyers discussed the hurdles they faced, the successes they achieved, and what success meant to them. InKicking Glass: Two Decades and Counting, we revisit these important questions with an updated video and a panel discussion, featuring women from the 1995 video and a new group of women. Together, we examine whether APA women attorneys have finally broken the glass ceiling, identify what challenges remain, and explore real-world solutions for such challenges.

If you wish to attend, kindly RSVP by Friday, February 27 to diversity@whitecase.com.

Click here for more information.

The Ugly Wife is a Treasure at Home Book Reading, April 1

Our Immigration and Nationality Law Committee and Women’s Committee present: The Ugly Wife is a Treasure at Home Book Reading and Signing Event with author Melissa Schneider!

When: Wed, Apr. 1,  5:45pm-8pm
Where: Kinokuniya Bookstore (1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018)

Come join us for an engaging discourse and book reading by Melissa Schneider, author of The Ugly Wife is a Treasure at Home. Ms. Schneider will guide us in a journey through the unfolding developments of romantic revolutions in Communist China, which will be interspersed with a reading of quotes and short excerpts from personal memories of those who endured the Cultural Revolution and the generations that followed. The collection of intimate and remarkable stories in her new book gives readers a rare view of Chinese history, social customs, and Communism from the perspective of today’s ordinary citizens. 

Check out the Business Insider interview of the author about the book here

Click here to register.

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. 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.
  • Mar. 5: Kicking Glass: Two Decades and Counting, 6:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 9: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Feb. 23: CANCELED: 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.
  • Mar. 3: Law & Re-Order: Finding Bliss in the Future of Legal Service & Practice, 12pm-2pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Attorney Recruiter, Social Security Administrator, New York
  • Experienced Attorney, Department of Justice, Washington, DC
  • Experienced Attorney, Department of Justice, Denver, CO
  • Special Assistant, Executive Division, Office of the New York State Attorney General, New York

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.