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AABANY Announcements May 11, 2015

In this edition

  1. Mobile Device eDiscovery: If Only There Was an App for That, May 13
  2. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Starting a Solo Practice in New York, May 14
  3. Spirit of Asian America Gala, May 14
  4. The Heart Mountain Draft Resisters: A Trial Reenactment at the New-York Historical Society, May 16
  5. Implicit Bias in Arbitration, May 18
  6. FINRA Career Panel, May 19
  7. IP Committee Kickoff Meeting, May 20
  8. Kicking Glass: Two Decades and Counting, May 26
  9. Trademarks: Responding to US Office Actions, May 27
  10. New York Lien Law: Protecting the Priority of Lender's Lien, May 29
  11. Congratulations to Judge Alexander Jeong
  12. AABANY 2015 Membership Committee Delegate Program
  13. Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities with MinKwon Center
  14. AALDEF 2015 Annual Summer Cocktail Party, June 10
  15. NAPABA News
  16. Judicial Vacancies
  17. Seeking Volunteer Attorneys to Assist Appellate Judge
  18. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  19. Read The Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  20. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  21. Fellowship Announcements
  22. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  23. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  24. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Mobile Device eDiscovery: If Only There Was an App for That, May 13

On May 13, Planet Data and AABANY will present Mobile Device eDiscovery: If Only There Was an App for That

When: 6:30pm-9pm
Where: Seyfarth Shaw, 620 Eighth Avenue

Current statistics show that there are approximately 300,000,000 mobile devices in the United States -- roughly one for every man, woman, and child. Bring-Your-Own-Device has become the standard for companies that now run around the clock.

This one hour Ethics CLE seminar will cover mobile device management (employer-supplied as well as employee-owned), privacy and security, ethical obligations, legal concerns, and more. For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/planetdata513

Moderator: 

Joey Tsai, Founder, Tsai PLLC

Panelists: 

Michael Yim – Partner, FordHarrison LLP
James Yu – Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Howard J. Reissner, Esq. – Chief Executive Officer, Planet Data
Brad Berkshire – Vice President, Consulting and Digital Forensics, Planet Data

** Please note that the deadline to register has been changed to May 11. To register, please visit: http://bit.ly/planetdata513

AABANY Co-Sponsors: Starting a Solo Practice in New York, May 14

Are you considering opening your own firm? Are you a recent law school graduate just starting out? Are you considering leaving your place of employment and starting your own firm? The New York State Bar Association Law Practice Management Committee is pleased to present a spring CLE program on Starting a Practice in New York.

The New York State Bar Association's full-day program will provide an overview of what it takes to own your own practice. From choosing a business entity to choosing office space and attracting new clients, this program will provide practical and useful tips for starting a practice in New York. Focusing on solo practice, this year's program topics include: setting up bank accounts; general accounting information; tax concerns; setting up IOLA accounts; client retainer agreements and intake forms; collecting payments; leaving your old firm; handling referral business; the ethical issues of using the Internet to market your practice; social media considerations; increasing your list of contacts; and much more. Register online by clicking here.

Click here for more information. 

AABANY MEMBERS, NOTE: You may sign up at the NYSBA member rate of $175 even if you are not an NYSBA member.

Spirit of Asian America Gala, May 14

Congratulations to AABANY Past President and current New York State Bar Association President Glenn Lau-Kee, who will be honored at the Asian American Federation's Spirit of Asian America Gala 2015: Celebrating 25 Years of Advancing the Civic Voice and Quality of Life for All Asian Americans on May 14, 2015 at The Pierre!

Glenn has often been recognized for his record of public service. If you'd like to join the Asian American Federation in honoring him, you can find out more about the AAF Gala by clicking here.

The Heart Mountain Draft Resisters: A Trial Reenactment at the New-York Historical Society, May 16

When: May 16, 2015, 9am-11am
Where: Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY, 10024

AABANY is proud to once again join Judge Denny Chin to bring you another trial reenactment at the New-York Historical Society! 

The internment of Japanese-American citizens during the Second World War will forever remain a painful chapter our nation’s history. When the U.S. government began drafting interned citizens for military service in 1944, a group of men confined at Wyoming’s Heart Mountain Relocation Center protested their loss of freedom through a mass draft evasion. Experts lead a trial reenactment of the legal proceedings that followed and share the draft resisters’ story through narration, discussion, and historic photographs. 

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 

*** AABANY members may attend this event at the New-York Historical Society at the NYHS member-rate ($32) instead of general admission ($44). Use this code at check-out: AABANY15

Implicit Bias in Arbitration, May 18

When: May 18, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The existence of implicit bias in decision-makers like judges and arbitrators is of increasing concern in our multi-cultural, pluralistic society. Unlike overt or explicit bias, implicit bias is bias in judgment and/or behavior that stems from subtle cognitive processes that operate below conscious awareness and without intentional control. In a program co-sponsored by the AABANY Litigation Committee and the American Arbitration Association, attendees will participate in a workshop conducted by a law professor at Seton Hall on the fundamental concepts behind implicit bias, followed by an engaging panel discussion comprising the professor and a moderator and two panelists, each of whom are AAA arbitrators.

The program offers 2.0 FREE NY CLE credits and will be followed by a networking reception. Please register at http://bit.ly/arbitration518.

FINRA Career Panel, May 19

Interested in securities regulation? Want to learn more about the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)? If so, please come join us for an information panel session featuring leaders within FINRA's marketing intelligence, dispute resolution, enforcement and other divisions who will talk about what they do and the exciting opportunities within the organization. Attorneys of all levels, particularly young attorneys and law students, are encouraged to attend, so register today!

When: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 6:30pm
Where: 
FINRA, New York Brookfield Place, 200 Liberty Street   
Please bring photo ID for security. Light refreshments will be served.

 

**Please note that the deadline to register has been changed to close of business, May 12. Click here to register

IP Committee Kickoff Meeting, May 20

Please join us for the AABANY IP Committee’s kickoff meeting for the calendar year of 2015-2016. We will be discussing events and projects for the upcoming year, and we want to hear your ideas!

When: Wednesday, May 20, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Where: Lee Anav Chung White & Kim LLP -- Please proceed to Conference Room

We will also have brief presentations on two recent controversial trademark decisions: In re Tam where the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)’s refusal to register THE SLANTS on disparagement grounds and on B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc. where the Supreme Court ruled that issue preclusion should apply to certain TTAB cases.

Click here to register.

Kicking Glass: Two Decades and Counting, May 26

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 on May 26. 

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. In Kicking 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.

Register by May 19. Click here for more information. 

Trademarks: Responding to a US Office Action, May 27

Our Intellectual Property Committee presents IP Skills Workshop (Part 2): Trademarks: Responding to a US Office Action!

When: Wednesday, May 27, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

“Ack! What do I do now? My Trademark Application Has Just Been Rejected!” This interactive workshop will provide an overview of the structure of an U.S. trademark application; common bases for a USPTO examiner to refuse registration of a trademark application; and strategies and hands-on skills for responding to some of these common grounds of rejection.

1.0 CLE credit in Skills is offered. Please register by May 25. Click here to register.

New York Lien Law: Protecting the Priority of Lender's Lien, May 29

When: May 29, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Where: Morrison & Foerster, LLP (200 West 55th)

Do you have lunch plans on May 29? Our Real Estate Committee is presenting an informative lunchtime CLE on New York Lien Law, featuring Real Estate Committee Co-Chair and Board Director Margaret Ling, Esq., Senior Underwriting Counsel at First Nationwide Title Agency, LLC, and Tushna Gamadia, Esq., of Counsel at Morrison & Foerster. This CLE will offer 1 credit hour towards Areas of Professional Practice.

To register, click here

Congratulations to Judge Alexander Jeong

AABANY joins KALAGNY in congratulating Judge Jeong. See KALAGNY's congratulatory message:

 

The New York State Senate confirmed the nomination of The Honorable Alexander Jeong to the Court of Claims as a judge. KALAGNY congratulates Judge Jeong on this historic achievement.

 

Judge Jeong, a graduate of George Washington University Law School, began his judicial career when he was appointed as a Criminal Court Judge in 2005. He was then re-appointed in 2010, and was designated as an Acting Justice in 2012  and assigned to the Supreme Court's Criminal Term in Kings County. Thereafter, in 2014, he was appointed as the Deputy Administrative Judge of New York City Criminal Court. 

 

Prior to his ascension to the bench, he served the Office of the Kings County District Attorney for over a decade having risen to the post of Bureau Chief in the Office's Criminal Court Bureau.

 

Click here to see the New York Law Journal article.


AABANY 2015 Membership Committee Delegate Program

Membership Secretary Irene Tan is seeking interested law students to serve as Membership Committee Delegates for AABANY. As a Membership Committee Delegate, law students will participate on the Membership Steering Committee and have the opportunity to work with senior leadership to develop and execute key strategic membership initiatives for the organization.

Membership Committee Delegates are required to attend a minimum of four AABANY-sponsored events in a semester where the Membership Committee Delegate will assist with checking in attendees at events, distributing marketing materials, and promoting the organization. Membership Committee Delegates will be invited to participate on other Membership projects on an ad hoc basis.

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in getting more involved in the organization. Membership Committee Delegates will attend AABANY events for free, quickly develop an expansive network within the organization, and contribute to and collaborate on membership initiatives for one of the largest minority bar associations in New York.

Those interested should contact Membership Secretary Irene Tan at irene.tan@aabany.org.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities with MinKwon Center

The MinKwon Center will be hosting several Naturalization Clinics. These clinics are great opportunities to assist low-income community members with immigration law forms. Clinics will be held at the MinKwon Center’s office in Flushing and Fort Lee, NJ.

No prior experience is necessary, and training will be provided on the day of each clinic. MinKwon keeps a log of all volunteer hours and MinKwon is glad to certify your pro bono hours for the NY bar admission requirement. If you’re interested in volunteering with MinKwon, please read the following clinic descriptions and sign up using the links below:

MinKwon will be helping eligible legal permanent residents (i.e., green card holders) complete their applications to become naturalized U.S. citizens. MinKwon could use the assistance of attorneys, students and interpreters. Korean and/or Chinese language ability is especially helpful. Please sign up here to volunteer with MinKwon. 

The next clinic takes place May 15. Click here for additional dates and details.

AALDEF 2015 Annual Summer Cocktail Party, June 10

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund will hold its annual Summer Cocktail Party on:

When: Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Motivo, 915 Broadway, NYC @ 21st Street

Please save the date!

LIVE PERFORMANCE - RAFFLE - HORS D'OEUVRES - CASH BAR
$60 (advance) $50 (nonprofit/student) $65 (at door)

For more information:
212.966.5932 x212 or jweng@aaldef.org.

NAPABA News

Judicial Vacancies

Click here to view the notice advising of four (4) vacancies in the New York State Supreme Court and two (2) in the Civil Court in New York County to be filled via the November 2015 election. Materials must be submitted by May 20, 2015.

There are also five (5) vacancies in the Supreme Court of the Twelfth District, covering the Bronx, and two vacancies in the Civil Court in the Bronx. All vacancies are in the First Department, covering New York and Bronx Counties. Materials must be submitted by May 15, 2015.

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:

  • 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

This Week on WE Blog @AABANY

Fellowship Announcements

Fellowship announcements can 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

  • May 13: Planet Data/AABANY Present Mobile Device eDiscovery: If Only There Was an App for That, 6:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here. 
  • May 14: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Starting a Solo Practice in New York, 9am-5pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 14: Meet & Greet with New York Women's Asian Center, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 14: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 16: Heart Mountain Draft Resisters: A Trial Reenactment at the New-York Historical Society, 9am-11am. For more information, click here.
  • May 18: Implicit Bias in Arbitration, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 19: FINRA Career Panel, 6:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 20: IP Committee 2015-2016 Kickoff Meeting, 6:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 26: Kicking Glass: Two Decades and Counting, 6:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • May 11: Meet the Women Magistrate Judges of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 12: Justice Denied: Wards Cove Packing v. Atonio, 5:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 12: Veterans Court Practice with Judge Sara Sheldon, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 13: PRBA Annual Scholarship Dinner, 6:30pm-10pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 13: Reaching Around the World with NYSBA, 9am-11:30am. For more information, click here.
  • May 13: Screening of 'Comfort Women Wanted,' 6:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 14: A Tribute to our Women Military Veterans, 5:30pm-7pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 14: Re-enactment of the Trial of John Peter Zenger, 5:30pm-6:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 15: Metropolitan Black Bar Association 31st Anniversary Gala, 6:30pm-12am. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Funds Attorney, New York Life, New York City
  • Litigation and Advocacy Staff Attorney, Urban Justice Center, New York City
  • LGBT Rights Attorney, Empire Justice Center, Rochester
  • Assistant Attorney, Information Technology Bureau, Office of the New York Attorney General, Troy

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.