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AABANY Announcements October 12, 2015

In this edition

  1. Apply Now for the Don H. Liu Scholars Program, Deadline Nov. 16 
  2. Landing Your First In-House Counsel or Corporate Gig: Tips from Counsel, Oct. 15 
  3. AABANY Tax Committee Peer Group Event, Oct. 15
  4. Networking for a Cause - A Benefit for New York Asian Women's Center, Oct. 21
  5. AABANY Co-Sponsors: LGBT Asian American/South Asian Attorney Networking Reception, Oct. 26 
  6. Interested in Pro Bono Opportunities with AABANY?
  7. AABANY Fall Conference: Tell Us What You Thought!
  8. Congratulations to Consovoy McCarthy Park
  9. Empire Mock Trial Call for Judges, Oct. 24-26
  10. AABANY 2015 Membership Committee Delegate Program
  11. Career Placement Intake Form Now Online
  12. NAPABA News
  13. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  14. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  15. Read the Latest Issue of the Advocate
  16. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  17. Fellowship Announcements
  18. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  19. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Apply Now for the Don H. Liu Scholars Program, Deadline Nov. 16

Founded in 2014 by two past presidents of AABANY, the Don H. Liu Scholars Program, Inc. seeks to identify, cultivate and inspire future Asian American leaders within the legal profession in order to address the single most important reality facing Asian American professionals today – the barrier to advancement. Asian Americans remain grossly underrepresented in positions of influence, leadership and power within the legal profession. 

In its inaugural year, the Program awarded $15,000 each to its first two Don H. Liu Scholars and provided mentorship to ensure that each Scholar would start her career at a prominent law firm. In its second year, the Selection Committee will choose three new Scholars who possess the greatest potential to both excel in the classroom and succeed at a top law firm or Fortune 500 corporation.

Each Don H. Liu Scholar will receive:

  • A financial scholarship of $15,000;
  • Access to numerous AABANY programs;
  • Opportunities for summer employment and internships; and
  • Mentoring, guidance and support by the Scholarship Committee and others throughout his/her law school and legal careers.
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    Click here to access the application. Click here for more information. 

    The deadline for application is November 16, 2015.

    Landing Your First In-House or Corporate Gig: Tips from Counsel, Oct. 15

    WhenThursday, October 15, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
    Where:  Lee Anav Chung White & Kim LLP, 156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 308 (308at156 Project Art Space), New York, NY 10010 (Cross street is 20th Street)

    Please join us for a unique career panel on October 15th!! Hear from in-house and corporate counsel from a diverse array of organizations at different stages in their careers about securing job placement. This panel should appeal to young lawyers with an interest in pursuing IP law that want to learn about taking a non-traditional career path without law firm training and also to those contemplating moving on from firm life.

    Sponsoring Committees:  Career Placement Committee, IP Committee, Young Lawyers Committee, Membership Committee

    The lineup of speakers will include:

    • Charles Chen (Deputy General Counsel, Intellectual Property, HICKIES)
    • Alice Lee (In-house Legal Counsel, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Inc.)
    • Lee Pham (Director of Global Intellectual Property Strategy, American Express)
    • Gene Rhough (VP, Business & Legal Affairs, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment)
    • Jeff Tang (Intellectual Property Attorney, IBM)
    • Moderator: Stacy Wu (Associate, International Trademark Department, Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.)

    Topics:

    • Reasons to target your job search outside of the firm environment
    • Considerations in forgoing law firm experience
    • Communication skills - working alongside non-lawyers
    • Mentorship & how to find allies in your organization 

    Food and drinks will be served. Networking reception to follow. Click here to register.

    AABANY Tax Committee Peer Group Event, Oct. 15

    When:  Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7 pm

    Where:  TBD

     

    The Tax Committee is pleased to host its next Peer Group Dinner Discussion.  This discussion focuses on tax issues for debt investment funds.  Sharon Kim (Ashurst) and Jeff Kang (Seward & Kissel) will lead the discussion, and they will address the U.S. federal income taxation of a non-U.S. person’s acquisition of debt or credit products, particularly the risks faced by debt or credit funds in being subject to the ECI regime.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about tax issues in the credit fund space.  The Tax Committee will circulate reading material in advance of the event, which you are welcome (but not required to) review before our Dinner Discussion.  We will also provide a high-level overview at the beginning of the discussion for those who do not specialize in this area, and there will be ample time for Q&A throughout the event. 

     

    If you have any questions, contact Tax Committee Co-Chairs Sahang-Hee Hahn at sahanghee.hahn@aabany.org or JoonBeom Pae at joonbeom.pae@aabany.org.

     

    Networking for a Cause - A Benefit for New York Asian Women's Center, Oct. 21

    AABANY, KALAGNY, & New York Asian Women's Center Present a Networking Event to Celebrate the New York Asian Women’s Center

    When: Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 7pm to 9pm
    Where: Lee Anav Chung White & Kim LLP, 156 Fifth Avenue Suite 303, NY, NY 10010

    This is a networking event to benefit the Domestic Violence survivors of the New York Asian Women’s Center, which provides a safe haven for women and their children.  The 33 year old organization provides multi-lingual support programs for families from all cultural backgrounds offering shelter services, job training, and counseling. 

    On this special night we appreciate donations of gently used and interview ready handbags for women survivors who are looking for jobs and are ready to take the next step toward independence.   

    Hosted by Eve Cho Guillergan, Esq. and Gloria Koo, Esq.  

    There will be a reception with food. The event is free and donations are appreciated but not necessary to attend.  Any donations are tax deductible.  NYAWC is a 501 (c)(3) corp. and receipts will be issued.                  

    Special Speakers:   

    • The Honorable Doris Ling-Cohan, NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Term, 1st Dept; Founding Member, NYAWC   
    • Sarah Flatto, Director, Programs & Outreach, NYC Family Justice Center, Manhattan   

    We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for this event:

    Dr. Young H. Koo, Gloria E. Koo, Esq., and James K. Leader, Esq.

    Please bring your business cards for drawings to win a handmade jewelry piece designed and crafted by Michelle Lee (www.mleedesigns.org) and a complimentary weekend stay at the Bridgewater Marriott Hotel in New Jersey.   

    To RSVP to this event, CLICK HERE

    AABANY Co-Sponsors: LGBT Asian American/South Asian Attorney Networking Reception, Oct. 26

    LGBT Asian American/ South Asian Attorney Networking Reception


    When: Monday, Oct 26, 2015, 6pm-8pm
    Where: Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom LLP  (4 Times Square I New York, New York 10036)

     

    Join us for this networking reception to celebrate the diversity within the LGBT and Asian American/ South Asian communities and also provide support to LGBT API attorneys in corporate, commercial, government, and public interest practice. 

     

    For more information, contact Glenn D. Magpantay, AABANY LGBT Committee Chair, at glenn.magpantay@aabany.org. 

     

    Click here to register. 

    Interested in Pro Bono Opportunities with AABANY?

    This past year, the Government Service Public Interest (GSPI) and Pro Bono and Community Services (PBCS) Committees have been committed to providing AABANY members a greater range of pro bono opportunities.

    These committees are surveying everyone’s interest in the pro bono initiatives that they are developing, so that they can determine how to best allocate AABANY resources. Training will be provided to you prior to your participation and will likely offer CLE credits. Click here for the survey: http://bit.ly/gspi2015

    You can read in the Summer 2015 issue of the AABANY Advocate about a success story from the U Visa Representation Project, representing domestic violence survivors. Here is the link: http://bit.ly/uvisaproj

    AABANY Fall Conference: Tell Us What You Thought!

    If you came to the Sixth Annual Fall Conference at Cleary Gottlieb on September 19, we'd love to know what you thought! We depend on your feedback to make our events better and better. Spare a moment and help us out. Click here to take the survey. 

    You can check out the photos, program book, video from the cocktail reception, and more on our Fall Conference 2015 Highlights Page. Those inquiring about outstanding CLE Certificates should contact cle@aabany.org.

    Congratulations to Consovoy McCarthy Park

    Congratulations to Consovoy McCarthy Park on celebrating their one-year anniversary! AABANY’s very own Michael Park, who is a Co-Chair of the Career Placement Committee, is a named partner at the firm.

    “This firm really is a team,” said Park. “We draw on the experience and expertise of each member and rely on each other a great deal. And since we are also good friends, we are having a blast working together.”

    Empire Mock Trial Call for Judges, Oct. 24-26

    Earn 3 CLE credits for FREE while taking part in a great cause!

    The nonprofit Empire Mock Trial is pleased to invite you to participate as a judge in its “World Championship” mock trial program on October 24-26 at the federal court in Brooklyn.  Over 550 talented high school students from across the globe are traveling to the Big Apple and they need you to serve as their mock judges and jurors but real life educators!  By volunteering just a few hours of your time, you can make a meaningful impact in these young people’s lives while earning CLE credit in the process.  It’s a win-win for everyone!

    General information about the program can be found below, and you can register to judge here.  

    • Features four preliminary rounds of competition, and you can judge as many or as few as you like—no litigation experience is required. 
    • Please feel free to invite a friend or colleague to judge with you at the program.  We’ll pair you together!
    • Our participants hail from 7 countries (Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Korea, United Kingdom, and the United States) and 24 states.
    • We’ll serve complimentary food and beverages as a token of our appreciation.
    • Registering takes less than a minute – you can do so here.

    If you have any questions call (917-426-3682) or send email to judge@empiremocktrial.org. Thank you!

    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:
    • 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

    • Oct. 13: AABANY Co-Sponsors New York State Unified Court System’s Mediation Settlement Day Kick-Off Event, 4:30pm-7pm.  For more information click here.
    • Oct. 15: Landing Your First In-House or Corporate Gig: Tips from Counsel, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
    • Oct. 15: AABANY Tax Committee Peer Group Mentor/Mentee Event, 7pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
    • Oct. 21: Networking Event to Celebrate New York Asian Women's Center, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
    • Oct. 23: A Night at the Theatre - Allegiance, 7:30pm. For more information, click here.
    • Oct. 26: LGBT Reception for Asian American/South Asian Attorneys, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.

    Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

    • Oct. 14: ADR for Energy Disputes: Myths, Realities, & A Look Into the Future, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here. 
    • Oct. 14: PLI New York Housing Law for the Low-Income Client 2015 (Free), 1:30pm-5pm. For more information click here.
    • Oct. 16: PLI Presents: Prison Law 2015, 9am-5pm.  For more information, click here.
    • Oct. 16: PALS Exclusive 1L Intensive Exam Taking Strategies for Law Students of Color, 3:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
    • Oct. 19: SDNY 225th Anniversary Event - "Don Giovanni: The Class Action," 5pm. For more information, click here.

    Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

    • Senior Counsel, Commercial, Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Jersey
    • Supervisory Trial Attorney (Labor), Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.
    • Law Clerk, New York Asian Women's Center, New York, New York
    • Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office Western District of New York, Buffalo, 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.