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AABANY Announcements September 21, 2015

In this edition

  1. Thank You for Attending our Sixth Annual Fall Conference!
  2. A Night at the Theater: Allegiance, Oct. 23 - Buy Tickets by Sept. 30 
  3. Interested in Pro Bono Opportunities with AABANY?
  4. Welcome to Our New Issues Committee Co-Chairs
  5. NAPABA Northeast Regional, Oct. 2-4
  6. Sign Up for AABANY Speakers Bureau
  7. AABANY 2015 Membership Committee Delegate Program
  8. Career Placement Intake Form Now Online
  9. NAPABA News
  10. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  11. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  12. Read the Latest Issue of the Advocate
  13. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  14. Fellowship Announcements
  15. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  16. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  17. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Thank You for Attending our Sixth Annual Fall Conference!

AABANY’s 6th Annual Fall ConferenceCharting New Frontiers, was held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, and we couldn't have asked for a better event. Thank you to our sponsors, the wonderful staff and Cleary, our Fall Conference Planning Committee, everyone who contributed to our efforts, and everyone who made it. 

Check out the highlights here. More photos and highlights to come.

A Night at the Theater: Allegiance, Oct. 23 - Buy Tickets by Sept. 30

Join us for a group outing to see Allegiance, a new musical with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and a book by Marc Acito, Kuo and Lorenzo Thione, is inspired by the true-life experience of its star George Takei ("Star Trek,” "Heroes”), Allegiance follows one family’s extraordinary journey in this untold American story. A mysterious envelope leads Sam Kimura (Takei) back 60 years to a time when he (played as a young man by Telly Leung — Godspell, "Glee”) and his sister Kei (Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga — Miss Saigon, Mulan) strive to save their family from the wrongful imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Sam enlists in the army to prove the Kimuras’ loyalty, but Kei joins draft resisters fighting for the rights of their people. Their paths take them from the lush farmlands of California to the wastelands of Wyoming to the battlefields of Europe, and their divided loyalties threaten to tear them apart forever. But as long-lost memories are unlocked, Sam finds that it is never too late to forgive and to recognize the redemptive power of love.

Click here for more information. Seats are limited. Please limit your purchase to four tickets.

AABANY, the Asian American Arts Alliance, Association of Asian American Yale Alumni (AAAYA), Binghamton University Asian and Asian American Alumni Council, Cornell Asian Alumni Association, FF Fraternity, Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance, NYC Chapter, Harvard Business School Asian American Alumni Association, Kollaboration New York, & Wellesley Asian Alumnae Alliance are proud to present this night at the theater, featuring a talkback with the cast. 

Interested in Pro Bono Opportunities with AABANY?

New York State Rules of Professional Conduct strongly encourage attorneys to perform pro bono legal and other services to benefit low-income people. 22 NYCRR Part 1200, Rule 6.1. The Office of Court Administration requires attorneys to complete an anonymous report of voluntary pro bono services and monetary contributions when completing their Attorney Registration.

This past year, AABANY’s Government Service Public Interest and Pro Bono and Community Services Committees have been committed to providing AABANY members a greater range of pro bono opportunities. The purpose of this survey is to gauge everyone’s interest in the pro bono initiatives listed below, so that we can determine how to best allocate AABANY resources. Training will be provided to you prior to your participation and will likely offer CLE credits.

Tell us what you're interested in! Click here to take the survey.

Welcome to Our New Issues Committee Co-Chairs

AABANY is proud to announce the appointments of three new Co-Chairs of the Issues Committee for the 2015-2016 term! AABANY’s Issues Committee examines and considers a variety of issues that impact, directly or indirectly, the APA community and provides recommendations to AABANY’s Board on whether or not the association should, consistent with its mission, take action on the issues, and if so, in what way and to what extent. AABANY’s Issues Committee continues to seek motivated legal talent to join this committee in expanding AABANY’s activity in accordance with its stated mission of advocating for the APA community. AABANY is excited to work with the new Co-Chairs and looks forward to a collaborative year!

Christopher Kwok is the Supervisory Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Coordinator for the Mediation Program at the US EEOC – New York District Office. Mr. Kwok graduated from UCLA Law School, where he served on the Asian American Pacific Islander Law Journal, and from Cornell University, where he majored in Government and minored in Asian American studies. He is also a graduate of Stuyvesant High School.

Song Kim is a Staff Attorney and former Kirkland and Ellis Fellow of the Anti-Trafficking Initiative at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, where she represents victims and survivors of human trafficking on immigration and civil matters. Song is a graduate of New York University School of Law, and the University of Southern California, where she received her B.A. in Sociology.

Yan Cao is a Skadden Fellow at South Brooklyn Legal Services where she represents low-income clients on student debt matters. She is a 2013 graduate of NYU Law School where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar and served as the first Asian-American Editor-in-Chief of the NYU Law Review. After graduating, she clerked for Judge J. Paul Oetken of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and Judge Raymond J. Lohier Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Yan grew up in Gainesville, Florida and lives in Brooklyn.

NAPABA Northeast Regional - Oct. 2-4

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!

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 New Issue of the Advocate

In this Issue:

  • Profile: Parkin Lee, Charting New Frontiers in the C-Suite
  • Letter from President Will Wang
  • Auction, Artifacts, & George Takei: Preserving a Part of Japanese-American History through ADR
  • Sponsor Spotlight: Arnold & Porter LLP

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

  • 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.
  • Sept. 30: Deadline to Buy Tickets for Allegiance. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Sept. 24: AALDEF Book Party to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 30: New York City Bar Association’s 16-Hour Bridge-the-Gap: Practical Skills, Ethics & More, 9am-5pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Geneva Deputy Director, Human Rights Watch, Geneva
  • Associate Tax Enforcement Attorney, Department of Taxation & Finance, Rochester
  • Assistant Attorney General, Office of the New York State Attorney General, Buffalo
  • Assistant United States Attorney's Office, United States Attorney's Office - EDNY, Brooklyn

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.

 

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