If you know of anyone who has been meaning to join AABANY or has let their membership lapse, this Fall Conference membership and ticket combination offer may provide a great reason and incentive to join or renew. Help us spread the word!
To encourage non-members to join AABANY and attend the Fall Conference, AABANY is offering a special combo package for this year's Fall Conference. Non-members get to sign up at the AABANY rate while at the same time getting a one-year membership in AABANY. We are offering an additional discount of $20 for anyone that signs up by the early bird deadline of Sept. 4. The discount for sign-ups after that is $10 off.
AABANY's 2015 Fall Conference will include programming geared towards law students, such as panels about navigating the job search process. Also, AABANY's Career Placement Committee is organizing its first-ever Diversity Career Fair.
To encourage attendance and participation by law students, AABANY is offering a special group rate, based on groups of five or more from the same law school. The cost will be $25 per student for members and $35 per person for non-members. The non-member rate includes a one-year membership in AABANY. This group rate covers all events at the Fall Conference, including all CLE and non-CLE programs, the Career Fair, the cocktail reception and post-conference Committee Dinners. The regular rate for students is $75 for members and $125 for non-members and that's the early bird rate. The group rate represents a huge discount (even better than the combo package) so gather your friends together and take advantage of it today! The group of five can consist of both members and non-members.
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 Pathway to the Judiciary Panel and the invite-only 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. Application forms for the Mentorship Program can be found here.
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 email@example.com. To view the 2015 Fall Conference Sponsorship Materials, click here. If you are interested in sponsoring a Committee Dinner, click here.
We look forward to mixing, mingling, and connecting with you as we continue charting new frontiers!
AABANY’s Mentorship Program provides support, advice, and networking opportunities to aid both mentors and mentees in their professional and personal development. Each mentee is matched to a mentor who will serve as a teacher, role model, and resource to the mentee. Mentors and mentees may come from any level of experience and practice area.
Our Mentorship Program is different from other programs by focusing on not only practice areas but also personal interests and hobbies when matching mentors and mentees. By doing so, we hope to facilitate long-lasting relationships that are compatible personally as well as professionally. In order to participate in AABANY's Mentorship Program, you must be an AABANY member.
If you are a past participant, please feel free to sign up for a new mentee or mentor. However, we encourage you to maintain your current relationship with your mentee or mentor. The deadline for both mentor and mentee applications is Friday, August 21, 2015.
Come celebrate (or mourn) the end of summer with AABANY! As always, this get-together is a great chance to get in touch with old friends again and make new ones -- maybe even see your mentor/mentee from last year. We've had a great summer with you and would love to keep that momentum going into fall...
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 Time: Sunday, Sept. 13 Distance: 5K (3.1 miles) Registration: We will have a limited number of AABANY designed baseball caps for early registrants. You can choose to “join a team” on the Race for the Cure site and search for “Asian American Bar Association of New York” Registration Fee: $40. The fee covers the costs of producing the race, including your own t-shirt and bib.
Did you know that George Takei (yes – Capt. Sulu, civil rights and gay rights activist, and Facebook phenomenon) was interned with his family during World War II? From that personal and life-changing experience he has developed a musical called “Allegiance” to tell a story from the American experience that most Americans don’t know about or would prefer to forget.
For more information about George Takei’s new musical Allegiance, visit: http://allegiancemusical.com/ Let us know if you’d like to join AABANY for a theatre outing between Oct. 6 and Nov. 8 by filling out the questions in the survey!
Glenn Magpantay, Executive Director of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) and the Chair of AABANY’s LGBT Committee, answered some important questions on the intersectionality of being both queer and a minority on NBC’s Comcast Newsmakers on August 3, 2015. It’s an exciting time in history for LGBT rights, but as Glenn so poignantly put it, “Yes, we can get married, but who’s going to come to the wedding?”
It often feels for an Asian American individuals that they can be neither accepted in the LGBT community as ethnic minorities nor the Asian community due to their sexuality or gender identities. Glenn speaks of NQAPIA’s work to develop resources and role models of Asian American families that are fully supportive of their LGBT children. NQAPIA works with community leaders, actors, and real families to try to spread the message of love and acceptance, as difficult as it may seem. As Glenn puts it, “Asian Americans are that often-overlooked minority… All the LGBT leaders are white. All the Asians are straight. Where do I belong?” In their efforts to answer that question and bring inclusion to both the LGBT community and the Asian community, NQAPIA offers messages in over twenty different languages. To learn more, visit their website.
AABANY would like to share Theodore K. Cheng’s article Auction, Artifacts, and George Takei: How ADR Helped Preserve a Part of Japanese-American History, published in the NYSBA Arts, Sports and Entertainment Law Journal.
Theodore is the President of our sister affiliate APALA-NJ and current ADR Sub-Committee Chair of AABANY’s Litigation Committee, as well as a former board member of AABANY.
Theo's article recounts the successful story of how treasured artifacts from Japanese-American internment camps were saved from being generally disseminated to the public through the intervention of various interest groups and, ultimately, George Takei, who brokered a deal with the Japanese American National Museum. Along the way, Theo mentions the Heart Mount War Relocation Center and AABANY’s re-enactment (see, in particular, endnote 4).
On Thursday August 13, AABANY held a general interest meeting and CLE program in connection with exploring the establishment of an Asia Practice Committee at AABANY. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz hosted the meeting at its midtown Manhattan office. With about 60 attendees, the event was at capacity.
AABANY has launched 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
There is one (1) full-time United States Magistrate Judge position vacancy at the Brooklyn Courthouse of the Eastern District of New York located at 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, NY 11201 effective October 1, 2015. The duties of the position are demanding and wide-ranging, and will include: (1) conduct of preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; (2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; (3) conduct of various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from the judges of the district court; (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants; and (5) assignment of additional duties not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States.
Applications are due Sept. 11, 2015. For more information, click here.
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 different locations. Please check the location before signing up to volunteer.
No prior experience is necessary, and training will be provided on the day of each clinic. MinKwon Center keeps a log of all volunteer hours and they are 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 Center 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 join MinKwon.
The next available date to help is August 22, 2015. For more information, click here.
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
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.
The NAPABA Law Foundation Partners and In-House Counsel Community Law Fellowship Program applications are due Sept. 18, 2015. More information on our Fellowships page. 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.
Voting Rights Organizer, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, New York, New York
Assistant Attorney General, Office of the New York State Attorney General, Hauppauge, New York
Paralegal Specialist, Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.
Deputy Chief - Supervisory Trial Attorney, Department of Justice, 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.