Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Report Abuse   |   Sign In   |  
AABANY Announcements September 14, 2015

In this edition

  1. AABANY Fall Conference This Saturday, Sept. 19: Register by Sept. 16
  2. Press Release: AABANY Honors Rockwell 'Rocky' Chin with Norman Lau Kee Trailblazer Award
  3. Press Release: AABANY Presents Kicking Glass, Video About Asian American Women Attorneys, at Annual Fall Conference
  4. 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Sept. 16
  5. Tested Film Screening, Sept. 21
  6. Highlights: Week of Sept. 8
  7. NAPABA Northeast Regional, Oct. 2-4 - Early Bird Deadline Extended to Sept. 14
  8. Sign Up for AABANY Speakers Bureau
  9. AABANY 2015 Membership Committee Delegate Program
  10. Career Placement Intake Form Now Online
  11. NAPABA News
  12. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  13. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  14. Read the Latest Issue of the Advocate
  15. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  16. Fellowship Announcements
  17. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  18. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  19. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY Fall Conference This Saturday, Sept. 19: Register by Sept. 16

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.

Registration closes at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. No registrations will be accepted onsite. Unless you are registered by the deadline, your name will not be given to Cleary for its security list.

REGISTER NOW. 

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. Please email by today, Monday, Sept. 14 to take advantage of these great offers. 

We look forward to mixing, mingling, and connecting with you as we continue charting new frontiers!

Press Release: AABANY Honors Rockwell 'Rocky' Chin with Norman Lau Kee Trailblazer Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 11, 2015

NEW YORK – September 11, 2015 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) is proud to announce that Rockwell ‘Rocky’ Chin will receive the Norman Lau Kee Trailblazer Award this year at AABANY’s Sixth Annual Fall Conference on September 19, 2015, to be held at the offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

"In the more than quarter century since AABANY was founded, very few who are still active in AABANY today can claim that they were there at the beginning. Rocky Chin is one of those rare individuals,” says William Wang, President of AABANY. “Through his community activism and involvement, Rocky has not only blazed a trail for us; he reminds us of AABANY’s roots in the community and continues to promote AABANY’s community ties. Rocky will never let us forget that we must continue to advocate for APAs and other under-represented groups in New York. With the Trailblazer Award we honor and recognize Rocky’s leadership, achievements and lasting legacy.”

Click here to read more.

Press Release: AABANY Presents Kicking Glass, Video About Asian American Women Attorneys, at Annual Fall Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 11, 2015

NEW YORK – September 11, 2015 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that their 6th Annual Fall Conference: Charting New Frontiers, taking place on Saturday, September 19th at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, features Kicking Glass: Two Decades and Counting during the luncheon plenary session. Addressing the important question of what it means to be an Asian American female attorney, Kicking Glass: Two Decades and Counting is a groundbreaking follow-up program to AABANY’s video first presented twenty years ago at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (“NAPABA”) Convention in 1995.

Click here to read more.

50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Sept. 16

Join the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act Celebration, featuring our very own Hon. Denny Chin (driving force behind AABANY's popular trial reenactments)!

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
225 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, New York

The Judicial Friends and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association are recognizing and celebrating 50 years of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and 150 years of Juneteenth.
Moderator:

Errol Louis – Journalist, Inside City Hall

Panelists:

Judge Denny Chin – United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Justice Paul Wooten – New York State Supreme Court
Honorable Patricia Gatling – New York State Deputy Secretary Civil Rights
President Marc Morial – National Urban League

For more information, click here.

Tested Film Screening, Sept. 21

When: Sept. 21, 6pm-8:30pm
Where: Time Warner Screening Room @ Time Warner Center - 58th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues 

In New York City, where blacks and Hispanics make up 70% of the city’s school-aged population, they represent less than 5% at the city’s most elite public high schools. Meanwhile Asian Americans make up as much as 73%. This documentary follows a dozen racially and socio-economically diverse 8th graders as they fight for a seat at one of these schools. Their only way in: to ace a single standardized test. Tested includes the voices of such education experts as Pedro Noguera and Diane Ravitch as it explores access to a high-quality public education, affirmative action, and the model-minority myth.

6:00 pm screening of the documentary immediately followed by Q&A
7:30pm Reception with Director, Cast & Crew

To register, click here.

Highlights: Week of Sept. 8


NAPABA Northeast Regional - Oct. 2-4 - Early Bird Deadline Extended to Sept. 14

The Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts and NAPABA are holding the Northeast Regional Conference on Oct. 2-4 in Boston, MA, hosted by Ropes & Gray!

The Early Bird Deadline for the NAPABA Northeast Regional has been extended to Sept. 14! Register today!

For more information, click here.

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

Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge

Seeking hard-working volunteers to work on appellate matters. Great resume builder, as position entails researching and writing memos/draft opinions on civil and/or criminal matters. Part or Full-time. Willing to fill out forms for law school fellowship, if applicant is eligible.

Please send resume and short writing sample:

c/o Rebecca I Wohl,
Court Attorney to Justice Doris Ling-Cohan
Associate Justice of the Appellate Term, First Dept.

by email to:
Rebecca I Wohl
riwohl@nycourts.gov

Immediate openings, and availability is open ended. Applications accepted year-round.

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:


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. 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.
  • Sept. 21: Tested Film Screening, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 24: AABANY Co-Sponsors The U.S. & China: Perspectives on Brand Protection & Intellectual Property, 5pm-9pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Sept. 16: NYCLA Labor Relations & Employment Law Committee Meeting, 6pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 18: 9th Annual National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 24: AALDEF Book Party to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • General Attorney (Labor), Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.
  • Assistant Attorney General - Litigation, Office of the New York State Attorney General, New York
  • Assistant Law Clerk, State of New York Unified Court System, New York
  • Directing Attorney - Intake Services, Legal Services NYC, New York

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.