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AABANY Announcements June 22, 2015

In this edition

  1. Save the Date: AABANY Fall Conference, Sept. 19
  2. NAAAP-NY's Talk Tuesday: Legal Industry, June 23
  3. Prosecutors' Committee 7th Annual Reception, June 30
  4. Women's Committee Kick-Off, June 30
  5. Register to Run the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure with AABANY by June 30 
  6. Yoga for Lawyers, July 17
  7. Congratulations to Austin So
  8. Congratulations to Meng Ru
  9. Congratulations to Susan Shin, Teena-Ann Sankoorikal, Tiffany Ma, and More
  10. Highlights: June 17- June 18
  11. Launch of AABANY Speakers Bureau 
  12. AABANY 2015 Membership Committee Delegate Program
  13. Career Placement Intake Form Now Online
  14. Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities with MinKwon Center
  15. NAPABA News
  16. Seeking Volunteer Attorneys to Assist Appellate Judge
  17. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  18. Read the Latest Issue of the Advocate
  19. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  20. Fellowship Announcements
  21. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  22. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  23. 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. 

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!

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. AABANY members can attend for free by using the discount code "AABANY" when registering. 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.

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.

 

Yoga for Lawyers, July 17

When: Friday, July 17 at 7:00pm (arrive 10-15 minutes early to set up)
Where: YoGanesh (208 W. 29th street, Ste 201)

Come de-stress with the the Immigration & Nationality Law Committee, Student Outreach Committee, and Women's Committee in a Slow Flow and Restorative yoga class taught by a lawyer for lawyers. Class ends at 8:30pm with light snacks until 9:00pm.

Class Description: Slow Flow and Restorative: We will begin with a slow flow of poses to warm the body up and release tension, then move into restorative postures to bring on deep relaxation, and finally you will be guided through a short guided meditation for even deeper release. For those unfamiliar with restorative yoga, it uses various props (blocks and bolsters) to support and encourage the body to open and release muscular and emotional tightness. Restorative poses are explored for longer periods of time than traditional postures and have been proven to be therapeutic, encouraging peace of mind while managing stress.  This is an all levels class, whether you have no experience or years of practice behind you.  

AttendanceSpace is limited so registration is required. Attendance is free for AABANY members and $20 for non-members, payable upon registration. Bring your own yoga mat or rent one from the studio for $2 cash.


Members, register here. Non-members, register here.

 

Congratulations to Austin So

Please join us in congratulating Austin So, recipient of the APALA-NJ 2015 Corporate Leadership Award.

Austin is the Division General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Heraeus, Inc., a multi-billion dollar company headquartered in Germany with legal operations in Pennsylvania. In addition to his professional success, Austin has been a long time supporter of AABANY and mentor to many attorneys in the Asian American community. He is currently Co-Chair of the AABANY In-House Counsel Committee and Northeast Regional Governor for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Austin serves as Executive Director of the Don H. Liu Scholars Program, which seeks to identify and cultivate future Asian American leaders of the legal profession.

He was also named one of The Legal Intelligencer’s 2015 Diverse Attorneys of the Year. A photo of Austin receiving that award can also be found here.

Austin will be presented the 2015 Corporate Leadership Award by the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey at their 30th Anniversary Awards Ceremony and Installation of Officers on June 30, 2015. For more information on where to purchase tickets for the APALA-NJ 30th Anniversary Gala, click here

Congratulations to Meng Ru

Congratulations to Meng Ru, recognized as 2015 New York Law Journal Rising Star! Meng Ru is a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and specializes in complex finance transactions. She is a member of AABANY and is a co-founder of the Chinese Business Lawyers Association. As a member of CBLA’s Board of Directors, she facilitates a global forum of professional and social exchanges for legal, finance, and other professionals with an interest in law and business in the United States and China.

Please join us in congratulating Meng on her recognition. Click here to read more.

Thanks to Jian Song for the photos.

 

Congratulations to Susan Shin, Teena-Ann Sankoorikal, Tiffany Ma, and More

Congratulations to the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business 2015! On June 18, 2015, at Cipriani Wall Street, the Asian American Business Development Center honored Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business, including many of our very own leaders, members, and friends:

  • Susan Shin, President-Elect of AABANY and Partner at Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Teena-Ann Sankoorikal, Former AABANY Board Director and Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Tiffany Ma, Member of AABANY’s Labor & Employment Law Committee and Partner at Young & Ma LLP
  • Alice Young, Founder of Alice Young Advisory and Former Partner/Chair of the Asia Pacific Practice at Kaye Scholer LLP
  • Alex Yong Hao, Partner at Jun He Law Offices
  • Jasmine Ball, Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Susan Onuma, Partner at Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti LLP
  • Richard Lui, Anchor at MSNBC/NBC News and regular MC at AABANY’s Annual Dinner

The Asian American Business Development Center recognized the innovation, diversity, and progress made by these exceptional leaders and role models across the nation. Click here to see more photos of the evening. 

Highlights: June 17 - June 18

 

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 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
  • June 30: Prosecutors' Committee Annual Reception, 5:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 30: Women's Committee Networking Reception, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • July 7: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • July 9: AALFNY/AABANY Summer Reception, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • June 22: Hon. Theodore T. Jones Golf Invitational, 8:30am-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 22: MuBANY's Annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner, 8:15pm-10:15pm. 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.
  • July 3: PALS Summer 2015 Supplemental Bar Tutorial, 3pm-6pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Staff Attorney, Brooklyn Legal Services, New York
  • Counsel, Muslim Advocates, Oakland
  • Associate Attorney, Superior Law, Flushing
  • Vice President, Compliance, Quantitative Management Associates, Newark

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.