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AABANY Announcements August 24, 2015

In this edition

  1. AABANY Fall Conference - Kicking Glass Plenary Session
  2. AABANY Fall Conference - Law Firm Pitch Sessions
  3. Early Bird Deadline for Fall Conference is Sept. 4: Register Now
  4. "How to Do a Pitch" Panel, Sept. 9
  5. Tax Committee FIRPTA Dinner Discussion Group, Sept. 10
  6. Register to Run the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure with AABANY, Sept. 13 
  7. AABANY Goes to Allegiance -- Join Us!
  8. Congratulations to Austin So
  9. Highlights: July 30 - Aug. 20
  10. Sign Up for AABANY Speakers Bureau
  11. AABANY 2015 Membership Committee Delegate Program
  12. Career Placement Intake Form Now Online
  13. NAPABA News
  14. EDNY Magistrate Judge Vacancy
  15. Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities with MinKwon Center
  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

AABANY Fall Conference - Kicking Glass Plenary Session

During our 2015 Fall Conference, AABANY will be holding a plenary session during lunch offering 1.5 CLE Credits in Ethics & Professionalism, featuring Kicking Glass: Two Decades and Counting

Kicking Glass: Two Decades and Counting is a follow-up program to a video first presented by AABANY at the 1995 NAPABA Convention. In the 1995 video, APA women lawyers discussed the hurdles they faced, the successes they achieved, and what success meant to them. In Kicking Glass: Two Decades and Counting, we revisit these important questions with a new video and a panel discussion, featuring women from the 1995 video, a new group of women and a male panelist to provide the male perspective. The panel discussion will include the points of view of women interviewed in the videos as well as women attorneys from different backgrounds to assess whether APA women attorneys have finally broken the glass ceiling and to identify what challenges remain.

For more information on this and other panels, click here.

AABANY Fall Conference - Law Firm Pitch Sessions

During the 2015 AABANY Fall Conference, Law Firm Pitch Sessions will be available for our law firm/solo practitioner constituents as well as in-house counsel. Connecting with the right person and getting an opportunity to pitch your practice can be a challenge; AABANY is providing a forum to help make that happen. This event also provides a benefit to in-house counsel by offering them an efficient platform for meeting qualified outside legal service providers. Please review our FAQs at http://bit.ly/fc15_pitchsessions

In-House Counsel / Companies interested in receiving Law Firm Pitch Sessions should complete and submit the application form at IN-HOUSE COUNSEL SIGN-UP FORM by no later than Friday, August 28, 2015. Law firms interested in applying for the Pitch Session should complete and submit the application form at LAW FIRM SIGN-UP FORM by no later than Friday, August 28, 2015.

Please contact fall.conference@aabany.org with any inquiries about the 2015 AABANY Law Firm Pitch Sessions. For more information, click here.

Those interested in attending the "How to Do a Pitch" Panel on Sept. 9 should click here.

Early Bird Deadline for Fall Conference is Sept. 4: Register Now

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.

The Fall Conference 2015 website has officially launched! The Early Bird Deadline is Sept. 4. Sign up today. 

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. 

We are also offering Law Student Group rates and a Membership & Registration Combo package.

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

"How to Do a Pitch" Panel, Sept. 9

DateWednesday, September 9, 2015
Time7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019)

This event will feature a dynamic panel of senior in-house attorneys who will discuss what companies are looking for in an outside counsel, how to get and prepare for a pitch, the "dos and don'ts" of pitching and other insights into the client development process.   This panel will offer practical strategies for attorneys who want to become more savvy and effective in developing new business and marketing your firm.  

Presenters will include:

Moderator:  
Larry G. Wee, Corporate Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Panelists:
Clara J. Ohr, 
Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer, LUKOIL Pan Americas, LLC
Sonia Low, General Counsel, 
The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. 
Austin K. So, Division General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, 
Heraeus Incorporated
Bobby Liu, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, M.D.Sass


Beverages and refreshments will be served. Click here to register.


Tax Committee FIRPTA Dinner Discussion Group, Sept. 10

AABANY's Tax Committee would like to invite you to a peer group tax seminar on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Joe’s Shanghai (24 West 56th Street), starting at 7:30 PM. 

This peer group dinner discussion will take the format of a reading group. Shiukay Hung (MoFo) and Rich Williams (Dentons) will kick off the discussion with a high level summary of an article which discusses some structuring points relevant to an investment in U.S. real property by PRC investors via a Hong Kong subsidiary and then will take questions from the group. Please RSVP by September 3rd.

For more information and to register, click here.

Register to Run the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure with AABANY, Sept. 13

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.

For more information, click here.

AABANY Goes to Allegiance -- Join Us!

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.

Click here to take the survey!

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!

If you have any questions, contact simone.nguyen@aabany.org for more information.

Congratulations to Austin So

Congratulations to Austin So, Co-Chair of AABANY’s In-House Counsel Committee and NAPABA Northeast Regional Governor, on being profiled in the September 2015 Practical Law Journal.

The article highlights Austin’s current work as a Division General Counsel at Heraeus Incorporated, a global manufacturing company. Click here to read Austin's answers to the real questions, such as:

What one piece of advice would you give to a prospective in-house counsel? Working at a company is much more political, in much more complicated ways, than working at a firm. That is often the biggest challenge for an attorney transitioning in-house. Network internally, find a mentor and learn the politics.

If not an attorney, what would you wish to be? I would like to be a UFC fighter.

Highlights: July 30 - Aug. 20


Sign Up for AABANY Speakers Bureau

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.

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.

 

NAPABA News

EDNY Magistrate Judge Vacancy

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.

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 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 30, 2015. For more information, click here.

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:

  • 2015 Fall Conference Sneak Peek
  • Obergefell v. Hodges: A Victory for Asian Pacific Americans
  • Letter from Pres. Will Wang
  • Launch of U-Visa Pro Bono Program a Success
  • APA Heritage Month Recap

This Week on WE Blog @AABANY

Fellowship Announcements

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.

Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Sept. 4: AABANY Fall Conference Early Bird Deadline. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 9: How to Do a Pitch, 7pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here. 
  • Sept. 10: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 10: Tax Committee FIRPTA Dinner Discussion Group, 7:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 13: AABANY Runs the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, 7am-12pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 16: Government Service & Public Interest Committee Meeting, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 19: AABANY Fall Conference, 8am-10pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Aug. 25: KALAGNY Litigation Committee Deposition Workshop, Part I, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 11: Law Student Reception Hosted by MetLife, 3pm-5pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 16: NYCLA Labor Relations & Employment Law Committee Meeting, 6pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 18: National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Washington, D.C.
  • Attorney, Getman & Sweeney, PLLC, New Paltz, NY
  • Corporate & Transactional Attorney, Schiff Hardin LLP, New York, NY
  • Chief Information Security Officer, Office of the New York State 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.