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AABANY Announcements June 8, 2015

In this edition

  1. Save the Date: AABANY Fall Conference, Sept. 19
  2. KALAGNY 29th Anniversary Gala, June 10 
  3. AABANY Co-Sponsors Changing Gears: Moving from Public Service to Private Practice, June 18
  4. Register to Run the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure with AABANY by June 30 
  5. Congratulations to Michael Park
  6. Highlights: June 4 & 5
  7. AABANY 2015 Membership Committee Delegate Program
  8. Career Placement Intake Form Now Online
  9. Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities with MinKwon Center
  10. AALDEF 2015 Annual Summer Cocktail Party, June 10
  11. Press Release: Chief Judge of the State of New York Vacancy
  12. MTA Outside Counsel Pre-Proposal Orientation of Opportunities for Law Firms, June 15
  13. NAPABA News
  14. Seeking Volunteer Attorneys to Assist Appellate Judge
  15. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  16. Read the Latest Issue of the Advocate
  17. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  18. Fellowship Announcements
  19. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. 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!

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.

 

Congratulations to Michael Park

Congratulations to AABANY Career Placement Committee Co-Chair Michael Park! According to Above the Law, Michael is making his next big career move:

Michael H. Park, a white-collar and securities litigator and former clerk to Justice Alito, is leaving Dechert, where he has been a partner resident in New York since 2012. He’ll be joining the high-powered boutique of Consovoy McCarthy as a name partner — the firm will become Consovoy McCarthy Park after his arrival — and launching the firm’s New York office.

Click here to read more about his move in Above the Law's "Prominent Young Partners Leave Biglaw for a High-Powered Boutique" article. AABANY wishes him the very best. Please join us in congratulating him.

Highlights: June 4 & 5

 

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.

Press Release: Chief Judge of the State of New York Vacancy

May 12, 2015 -- The New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination today announced that it is seeking recommendations and applications of persons who may be qualified to serve as Chief Judge of the State's highest Court, the Court of Appeals of the State of New York, as well as Chief Judge of the State of New York. On January 1, 2016, a vacancy will exist due to Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman's mandatory retirement by reason of age. Under the Constitution of the State of New York, Judges of the Court must retire at the end of the year in which they turn seventy.

Applications must be submitted to the New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination by July 13, 2015. 

Read more.

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

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest is accepting applications from candidates for post-graduate fellowship opportunities in its Health Justice, Disability Justice, and Environmental Justice programs. The Fellow would begin in the fall of 2016. Click here for more information. 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 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 17: AABANY Co-Sponsors: The Evolution of Marriage Equality in New York State - Hernandez 10 Year Later, 6pm-8pm. 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 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.
  • June 19: PALS Summer 2015 Supplemental Bar Tutorial, 3pm-6pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch, Nairobi
  • Staff Attorney, Legal Services NYC, Bronx
  • Counsel, New York City Bar Association, New York
  • Attorney, United States Attorney's Office, Buffalo

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.