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AABANY Announcements June 15, 2015

In this edition

  1. Save the Date: AABANY Fall Conference, Sept. 19
  2. Tax Committee Dinner & Mixer, June 17
  3. Mentorship Program Happy Hour and Young Lawyers Committee Kickoff Meeting, June 17
  4. AABANY Co-Sponsors Changing Gears: Moving from Public Service to Private Practice, June 18
  5. NAAAP-NY's Talk Tuesday: Legal Industry, June 23
  6. Prosecutors Committee 7th Annual Reception, June 30
  7. Women's Committee Kick-Off, June 30
  8. Register to Run the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure with AABANY by June 30 
  9. Congratulations to Sylvia Chin
  10. Congratulations to Vinoo Varghese
  11. Highlights: June 8 - June 11
  12. Launch of AABANY Speakers Bureau 
  13. AABANY 2015 Membership Committee Delegate Program
  14. Career Placement Intake Form Now Online
  15. Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities with MinKwon Center
  16. NAPABA News
  17. Seeking Volunteer Attorneys to Assist Appellate Judge
  18. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  19. Read the Latest Issue of the 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

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.

The Student Outreach Committee is now using Volunteer Spot to organize volunteers for AABANY events. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here. The link will prompt you to enter your email address twice before you can sign up to volunteer. 

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!

Tax Committee Dinner & Mixer, June 17

AABANY's Tax Committee Dinner & Mixer will be held on June 17, 6:30pm-8pm, at Dechert LLP (1095 Avenue of the Americas)!

The Tax Committee is pleased to announce that it will host its Peer Group Mentor/Mentee Program again this year for its members. This Mentor/Mentee Program is an ideal opportunity for APA tax professionals in the greater New York City area to develop helpful relationships and to broaden one’s professional network. Thanks to the enthusiastic participation of our members, we have 5 new Peer Group Mentors in several key tax areas, which is an increase from last year.

Please join us for dinner at the offices of Dechert LLP Wednesday, June 17, 2015, to meet this year’s Peer Group Mentors. We will also provide an update on the Tax Committee’s exciting upcoming events, CLE panel discussion, pro bono activities, and additional networking opportunities. This event is open to all Tax Committee members as well as non-members who are interested in learning more about the Tax Committee. If you are interested in joining a Mentoring Group or networking generally within the APA tax community, you are welcome to attend.

Please contact Tax Committee Co-Chairs, JoonBeom Pae (joonbeom.pae@aabany.org) and Sahang-Hee Hahn (sahanghee.hahn@aabany.org), if you should have any questions. We hope that you can join us for this event!

Click here to register.

Mentorship Program Happy Hour and Young Lawyers Committee Kickoff Meeting, June 17

Join the Mentorship Program for a happy hour and the Young Lawyers Committee for the committee's kick-off meeting at Rare Rooftop located at the corner of Lexington Ave. and E. 37th Street. We will provide updates on the Mentorship Program and will discuss future Young Lawyers Committee events. Food will be provided and there will be a cash bar.

Members and non-members are all invited! It would be great to see old friends and new friends as well!

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 6 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Rare Rooftop, 303 Lexington Avenue (corner of Lex and E. 37th St)
Contact: David Sohn david.sohn@aabany.org

Click here to register.

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.

NAAAP-NY's Talk Tuesday: Legal Industry, June 23

Please join us on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, for the National Association of Asian American Professionals - New York's Talk Tuesday focusing on the legal industry. NAAAP-NY's Talk Tuesdays are a series of networking events between NAAAP-NY and strategic partners, including Employee Relations Groups of local New York firms, held quarterly with industry specific focus. This is a great opportunity for members to participate in a "fireside chat” with leading mentors and management in each industry area.

Join this opportunity to discuss current legal topics, mentorship, law firm life, and more. Panelists for the evening are:

  • Will Wang, Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • Song Kim, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Rippi Gill, South Asian Bar Association of New York
  • Bridgette Ahn, Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York

Tickets for members are available here. Use Discount Code: "AABANY" to register. Join the Facebook event here.

Prosecutors Committee 7th Annual Reception, June 30

When: June 30, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Brooklyn Law School - Feil Hall, Forchelli Center, 205 State Street-22nd floor, Brooklyn

AABANY’s Prosecutors Committee will seek to honor:

  • Joon H. Kim, Chief of Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney's Office, SDNY
  • The family of the fallen hero police officer, Detective Wenjian Liu

Mr. Kim and the Liu family will be honored for their courage, exemplary public service, and dedication to diversity, and as trailblazers for the Asian American community in New York. The event is the seventh anniversary celebration of the AABANY Prosecutors Committee. Many groups and people have been invited to the reception, including prominent district attorneys, judges, the NYPD Jade Society, other bar associations, and news agencies. Over 150 guests are expected to attend. In the past, all sitting District Attorneys have been asked to address the gathering attendees.  

For more information and to register, click here.

CORRECTION: (June 16, 2015 at 1:50pm) Joon H. Kim's title was changed from his former title, Chief Counsel to Preet Bharara, to his current title, Chief of Criminal Division.

Women's Committee Kick-Off, June 30

The Women’s Committee Kick-Off Event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 30th, from 6pm-8pm, at the offices of Wiggin and Dana LLP, 450 Lexington Avenue, 38th Floor, New York, New York 10017-3913. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Click here to register before June 26th if you would like to attend.

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 Sylvia Chin

Congratulations to AABANY Past President Sylvia Chin, who has recently accepted an appointment to the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity within the Profession!

Throughout her career, Sylvia has demonstrated a deep commitment to the promotion of racial and ethnic equality. As chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and her work with other Bar Associations, she works to share best practices and to ensure that issues facing minorities are addressed, whether they be education, pipeline, recruitment, promotion or leadership. Her term will begin in August 2015 and run for one year. For more information on the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity within the Profession, click here.

Congratulations to Vinoo Varghese

Congratulations to former Board Member Vinoo Varghese, on his recent victory in the Second Circuit. Last year, Vinoo successfully petitioned for a new trial in the Eastern District of New York for his client in a criminal tax trial. The government, represented by the DOJ Criminal Tax Division, appealed to the Second Circuit. Last month, the Circuit denied the government’s appeal, in what Law360 termed a “rare move.” To read the article, click here.

Highlights: June 8 - June 11

 

Launch of AABANY Speakers Bureau

AABANY is proud to launch the Speakers Bureau and is seeking to develop a robust roster of AABANY members who are interested in sharing their legal knowledge and expertise and connect them with relevant speaker requests from AABANY Committees, bar associations and other organizations.

This is an excellent opportunity to not only hone your presentation skills but also to raise your profile as an expert in your practice area.

If you are interested in participating in the Speakers Bureau, please complete this form http://bit.ly/aabanyspeakers and/or send your CV to main@aabany.org.

All information disclosed will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. If you have any questions or comments, please contact main@aabany.org.

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.

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 15: DEADLINE for Fall Conference Program Proposals. For more information, click here.
  • June 17: Mentorship Program Happy Hour and Young Lawyers Committee Kickoff Meeting, 6pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 17: Tax Committee Dinner & Mixer, 6:30pm-8pm. 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.
  • June 23: AABANY Co-Sponsors: NAAAP-NY's Talk Tuesday, 6:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 24: 8th Annual In-House Counsel and Corporate Law Winetasting & Networking Reception (Invite-Only), 6:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • June 19: PALS Summer 2015 Supplemental Bar Tutorial, 3pm-6pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 22: Hon. Theodore T. Jones Golf Invitational, 8:30am-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 23: Careers in Financial Services and AML Compliance, 5pm-7pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 30: APALA-NJ 30th Anniversary Gala, 6:30pm-10pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, Rochester, NY
  • Attorney, Office of the Attorney General, New Haven, CT
  • Special Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, New York, NY
  • Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, Albany, 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.