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AABANY Announcements June 1, 2015

In this edition

  1. Save the Date: AABANY Fall Conference, Sept. 19
  2. AABANY Running Club - First Run, June 4
  3. Joint Prosecutors and Government Service & Public Interest Committee Recruitment Happy Hour, June 4
  4. KALAGNY 29th Anniversary Gala, June 10 
  5. AABANY Co-Sponsors Changing Gears: Moving from Public Service to Private Practice, June 18
  6. Register to Run the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure with AABANY by June 30 
  7. Press Release: Kicking Glass, Video About Asian American Women Lawyers, Has New York Premiere at White & Case LLP 
  8. Highlights: May 17-29
  9. AABANY 2015 Membership Committee Delegate Program
  10. Career Placement Intake Form Now Online
  11. Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities with MinKwon Center
  12. AALDEF 2015 Annual Summer Cocktail Party, June 10
  13. MTA Outside Counsel Pre-Proposal Orientation of Opportunities for Law Firms, June 15
  14. NAPABA News
  15. Seeking Volunteer Attorneys to Assist Appellate Judge
  16. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  17. Read the Latest Issue of the Advocate
  18. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  19. Fellowship Announcements
  20. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  22. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Save the Date: AABANY Fall Conference, Sept. 19

AABANY’s 6th Annual Fall ConferenceCharting New Frontiers, will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, this year's host sponsor.

AABANY proudly presents a full day of CLEs and panels, covering a wide range of substantive law issues. Among the day's events are the invite-only Judicial Forums and In-House Counsel Forum. We invite attendees to participate in the popular Law Firm Pitch Sessions. All attendees are also invited to our Cocktail Reception at the conclusion of the day, where we will also be kicking off our 2015-2016 Mentorship Program. 

AABANY is now accepting program proposals for the CLE programs portion of the Fall Conference. Program proposals are due by Monday, June 15th. For more information or if you would like a program submissions packet, please contact Ligee Gu at ligee.gu@aabany.org. You can also contact your committee’s co-chairs to coordinate and collaborate on submitting program proposals.

If you're interested in volunteering, please contact volunteer@aabany.org

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Vice President of Finance and Development Will Ng at william.ng@aabany.org

We look forward to mixing, mingling, and connecting with you as we chart new frontiers!

AABANY Running Club - First Run, June 4

Date/TimeThurs, June 4 at 7 PM

Meet-up Location: TBD, will update.

Run Location: Battery Park (along the scenic Hudson River, up until the West Side Highway)

Distance: 3 miles 

Please join the AABANY Young Lawyers Committee Running Club for our first run on Thursday, June 4 at 7 PM.  We will meet at a designated location, where you can leave your belongings.  We will run for 3 miles at a comfortable pace. Feel free to stay for post-run food after!

Click here to register. Please put your running pace in the RSVP comments box. Feel free to direct any questions to Amy Ngai at amy.ngai@aabany.org.

Joint Prosecutors and Government Service & Public Interest Committee Recruitment Happy Hour, June 4

The AABANY Prosecutor's Committee and Government Service and Public Interest Committee invite you to kick off the summer with us by joining us at a happy hour in the West Village at GALWAY HOOKER BAR.

We would love to see new faces and get new members involved! We strongly encourage everyone to bring potential new members from your agency to attend.

Cash bar, open to all. Feel free to bring friends!

Date: June 4, 2015
Time: 6:30PM-9:00PM
Location: Galway Hooker Bar (133 seventh ave, b/t Charles Street and 10th Street, NY)

To register, please click here.

KALAGNY 29th Anniversary Gala, June 10

On June 10, 2015, the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York will celebrate their 29th Anniversary Gala at Capitale. 

KALAGNY's theme for the evening is Making Waves, in recognition of those who have made profound impact on the legal profession and in the community at large by going against the grain, and making splashes and waves within the bar and in the community. The Trailblazer Award recipient is our very own Jean Lee, Board Director and Past President of AABANY.

If you are interested in attending the KALAGNY Gala with AABANY and supporting Jean Lee, there are limited seats available at $250/ticket. Please email simone.nguyen@aabany.org to be placed on a waiting list for tickets.

For more information about the gala, please visit their website

AABANY Co-Sponsors Changing Gears: Moving from Public Service to Private Practice, June 18

The Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York presents Changing Gears: The Practical and Ethical Implications of Moving from Public Service to Private Practice.

When: June 18, 2015 (Thursday) at 6:30 PM at
Where: Phillips Lytle LLP The New York Times Building, 620 Eighth Avenue, 23rd Floor

Adjusting to a new office can be almost as challenging as the job search itself. This can be particularly true when making the transition from public service to private practice. This discussion will cover some of the challenges faced by attorneys who made the jump as well as a brief primer on the difference in ethical considerations for private practitioners and public servants.

Speakers:

Concepcion Montoya, Esq., Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP
Anna Clark, Esq., Associate, Phillips Lytle, LLP

Moderator:

Patricia Astorga, Esq., Associate, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCoy LLP

CLE: 0.5 Ethics Credit

Please RSVP by June 16 (5:00 PM) to Anna Clark at aclark@phillipslytle.com or Linda Boehm at lboehm@phillipslytle.com.

Attendees are welcome to join FALA New York for dinner following the roundtable session. Please bring cash for dinner.

Register to Run the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure with AABANY by June 30

This year, AABANY's Women's Committee, Young Lawyers Committee and Pro Bono Committee are joining forces to form an AABANY Team to participate in the 25th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® in Central Park.  We are welcoming members to join in this fundraising effort to sponsor research, education and services in finding a cure for breast cancer.  Go team AABANY!
 
Date and TimeSunday, 9/13/2015 (preliminary schedule and map here)
 
Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)
 
Registration link: Please register here by June 30, 2015 if you can, although this is not a strict deadline.  We will have a limited number of AABANY themed give-aways for early registrants. You can choose to “join a team” and search for “Asian American Bar Association of New York
 
Registration fee: $40.
The fee covers the costs of producing the race, including your very own t-shirt and bib.

For more information about the race and Susan G. Komen organization, click here.
 
If you are not interested in participating in the 5K but would like to donate, please click here.
If you are interested in supporting the event behind the scenes (rather than running) on the day of or before the event, please reach out to our Women's Committee Co-Chair, Miyun Sung at miyun.sung@aabany.org.

 

Press Release: Kicking Glass, Video About Asian American Women Lawyers, Has New York Premiere at White & Case LLP

NEW YORK – May 28, 2015 – On May 26, as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”), the Asian American Law Fund of New York, Inc., and White & Case LLP presented the New York premiere of Kicking Glass from the Boardroom to the Courtroom: Two Decades and Counting, a follow-up to a 1995 video produced by AABANY and White & Case regarding the position of Asian American women in the legal profession. The New York screening of Kicking Glass at the New York offices of White & Case LLP attracted approximately 100 attendees and was simultaneously live-broadcast to the White & Case offices in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Miami and Tampa. Click here to read more.

Click here to see the photos and live-feed from the event.

Highlights: May 16-29

 

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.

Career Placement Intake Form Now Online

Interested in moving your legal career forward?

Help AABANY’s Career Placement Committee help you. Launched at the 2013 Fall Conference, the Career Placement Committee seeks to match qualified AABANY members with available legal positions. AABANY members who are actively seeking or are considering seeking a new position are encouraged to complete the Career Placement Committee Intake Form at http://bit.ly/cpc_intake2015 and email resumes/CVs to resume@aabany.org.

All information disclosed will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Career Placement Committee at careers@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.

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.

MTA Outside Counsel Pre-Proposal Orientation of Opportunities for Law Firms, June 15

Please join the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday, June 15, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at MTA headquarters located at 2 Broadway, 20th Floor, William J. Ronan Board Room, to attend a pre-proposal presentation on new contract opportunities for law firms with expertise in the following practice areas:

  • Administrative /Regulatory Law
  • Construction Contracting
  • Corporate
  • Employment and Labor
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Litigation
  • Pension and Benefits
  • Real Estate

RSVP by June 11. For more information, click here.

NAPABA News

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 Latest Issue of the Advocate

In this Issue:

  • AABANY Annual Dinner
  • Letter from the President - 800 Years of Magna Carta: Fundamental Liberties Must be Protected
  • Diverse Group of Judges Sworn in by Mayor
  • AABANY Trial Re-enactment Team Performs at the New-York Historical Society
  • First Quarter 2015 Review
  • Sponsor Spotlight: Summit Financial Printing

 


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

  • June 1: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Meet the Justices of the First Department, 3pm-5pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 4: AABANY Running Club - First Run, 7pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 4: Joint Prosecutors & GSPI Committee Recruitment Happy Hour, 6:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 9: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 15: DEADLINE for Fall Conference Program Proposals. For more information, click here.
  • June 18: AABANY Co-Sponsors Changing Gears: Moving from Public Service to Private Practice, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • June 3: The Destiny of Democracy: We Shall Overcome, 4pm-6pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 3: Covering the Court: How Journalists Report on Judicial Proceedings, 5pm-7pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 5: PALS Summer 2015 Supplemental Bar Tutorial, 3pm-6pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 10: AALDEF Summer Cocktail Party, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 10: KALAGNY 29th Anniversary Gala, 6:30pm-10pm. For more information, click here
  • June 11: EEOC Presents Tackling Race and National Origin Discrimination in 2015, 10am-12pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 15: MTA Counsel Pre-Proposal Orientation, 9am-12pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union, New York
  • Israel/Palestine Researcher, Human Rights Watch, Jerusalem or Ramallah
  • Employment Attorney, Kaufman, Dolowich, & Voluck, Woodbury
  • Communications Attorney, Kelley Drye & Warren, Washington, D.C.

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.