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AABANY Announcements March 9, 2015

In this edition

  1. Special Group Tours of NYHS Chinese American: Inclusion/Exclusion Exhibit, Mar. 28 and Apr. 4
  2. The Ugly Wife is a Treasure at Home Book Reading, Apr. 1
  3. More Photos from Annual Dinner 2015
  4. Congratulations to Hon. Denny Chin 
  5. Congratulations to Lisa Lim
  6. Above the Law's Converge Conference, March 18 - 15% Discount for AABANY Members
  7. Have you ever wanted to be a museum docent? Now's your chance!
  8. Apply Now to Join 2nd Circuit Pro Bono Panel
  9. NAPABA News
  10. KALCA's 15th Anniversary Benefit Gala, March 20
  11. Seeking Volunteer Attorneys to Assist Appellate Judge
  12. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  13. Read The New Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  14. Read The 2014 Year-End Report
  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

Special Group Tours of NYHS Chinese American: Inclusion/Exclusion Exhibit, Mar. 28 and Apr. 4

This is a wonderful opportunity to catch this great exhibit at the New York Historical Society before it closes in April. We will also have available knowledgeable guides to help you gain a deeper understanding of the exhibit.

AABANY members receive a $5.00 discount off the Adult General Admission group rate of $14 PLUS one additional discount for a friend or family member. 

You may purchase tickets from one of four group sessions between 12:00 and 3:00 PM. Please be sure to select which Group you will join when you register; you will need to repeat this process for each additional ticket.

To purchase tickets for a tour on Saturday, March 28, 2015 click here.
To purchase tickets for a tour on Saturday, April 4, 2015 click here. 

Please contact Margaret Langston at margaret.langston@aabany.org if you encounter any issues with your ticket purchase.

For more information, click here.

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.

More Photos from Annual Dinner 2015

Check out the latest photos from photographer Karen Zhou of our 2015 Annual Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street on February 25, 2015. Click here to see the photos from one of our best dressed galas yet. (Feel free to tag yourself and others.)

Once again, it was a pleasure charting new frontiers with you!

To see the previous photo slideshow courtesy of Yang Chen, click here.

To read David Lat's recap of our night to remember, click here.

Congratulations to Hon. Denny Chin

Congratulations to Hon. Denny Chin, the recipient of the Hon. George Bundy Smith Pioneer Award, to be presented by the New York State Bar Association’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section on April 1, 2015 at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts during the “Smooth Moves 2015: Career Strategies for Attorneys of Color” event. Hon. George Bundy Smith was the first recipient of the award in 2007, and since then, the award has gone to an individual who demonstrates a commitment to excellence and a pioneering effort towards bettering the practice of law. Please join us in congratulating Judge Chin.

For more information on the “Smooth Moves 2015” event, click here.

Congratulations to Lisa Lim

Lisa Lim is a Partner at Akerman LLP, in its New York office. Lisa is a member of AABANY’s Real Estate Committee. To learn more about Lisa’s recognition, click here and read the article on page 22. Congratulations, Lisa!

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!

Have you ever wanted to be a museum docent? Now's your chance!

  • Do you have a passion for the rich history and culture of Chinese Americans and the community?
  • Are you well versed in the immigrant history of Chinese in America, perhaps your own family or that of a friend with experiences you can share?
  • Have you taught Asian American studies or Immigration history?

We are looking for enthusiastic, imaginative, and knowledgeable members and friends of AABANY to volunteer for 2 hour shifts on March 28 or April 4 as unofficial exhibit docents at the New York Historical Society.

If you are interested, please complete a brief questionnaire at the following link: http://bit.ly/aabanydocent

Apply Now to Join 2nd Circuit Pro Bono Panel

The Criminal Justice Act/Pro Bono Committee is accepting applications for the Second Circuit’s Pro Bono Panel. The deadline is Friday, May 1, 2015. The Plan for the Appointment of Pro Bono Counsel and the application form are available via this link: http://bit.ly/2ndcprobonopnl. We encourage all members and friends of AABANY to apply for this important pro bono opportunity.

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 New Issue of The Advocate

In this Issue:

  • Profile: Glenn Magpantay: Giving Voice to the Voiceless
  • Switching Tracks: Alternative Careers for Lawyers
  • Profile: Lawyer and Filmmaker Steven De Castro Tells the Story of Fred Ho’s Last Year
  • Fourth Quarter 2014 Review

Read The 2014 Year-End Report

Thank you for making our 25th year truly great! 

We are grateful for your effort, support, and participation, helping AABANY to Empower Unity and Progress in 2014. We hope to engage you in even better and more productive ways in 2015 and beyond. We thank you for your membership.

Click here to read the 2014 Year-End Report.

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

  • Mar. 9: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 11: Prosecutors Committee Meeting, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 18: AABANY Board Training, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 18: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Above the Law's Converge Conference, 8am-4pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Mar. 9: East Meets West -- Understanding the Dynamics of the Asian Market, 5:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 11: Asian American Women in Law & Government, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 16: How to Succeed In-House: What You Need to Know, 6:30pm-9:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 16: FALANY General Membership Meeting, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 18: FINRA 2015 Diversity Summit, 9:30am-4pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 19: St. John's Diversity Bar Association Panel, 5:30pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Real Estate/Corporate Attorney, New York University, New York, NY
  • Assistant General Counsel, National Audubon Society, New York, NY
  • Corporate Counsel, The LAM Group, New York, NY
  • Counsel for Private Banking and Lending, Morgan Stanley, New York, 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.