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AABANY Announcements October 19, 2015

In this edition

  1. Apply Now for the Don H. Liu Scholars Program, Deadline Nov. 16 
  2. Networking for a Cause - A Benefit for New York Asian Women's Center, Oct. 21
  3. Volunteer with AABANY: Spruce Up Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Oct. 24
  4. AABANY Co-Sponsors: LGBT Asian American/South Asian Attorney Networking Reception, Oct. 26
  5. Government Service & Public Interest Committee and Pro Bono & Community Service Committee Mixer, Oct. 27
  6. AABANY Co-Sponsors: A Conversation with NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce, Nov. 13
  7. Press Release: AABANY Applauds Appointment of Peggy Kuo as United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York 
  8. Highlights: Sept. 30 - Oct. 15 
  9. Interested in Pro Bono Opportunities with AABANY?
  10. AABANY Fall Conference: Tell Us What You Thought!
  11. Empire Mock Trial Call for Judges, Oct. 24-26
  12. AABANY 2015 Membership Committee Delegate Program
  13. Career Placement Intake Form Now Online
  14. NAPABA News
  15. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  16. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  17. Read the Latest Issue of the Advocate
  18. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  19. Fellowship Announcements
  20. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  22. 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.

    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

    Volunteer with AABANY: Spruce Up Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Oct. 24

    Please join us on Saturday, October 24, 2015, as we help New York Cares spruce up Sara D. Roosevelt Park. We will be gardening, weeding, mulching, picking up debris, and painting. Afterward, we can grab a bite nearby.

    When: Saturday, October 24, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Where: Sara D. Roosevelt Park

    102 Hester Street
    New York, NY 10002

    Directions: Take the B or D train to Grand Street in Manhattan. Exit near intersection of Grand St and Chrystie Street. Start out going South West on Chrystie St towards Hester Street. Turn left onto Hester Street. Arrive at 102 Hester Street, New York, NY 10002. You can also take the F to East Broadway and walk west.

    Please register at the following link so we know how many people to expect: http://bit.ly/ylc1024

    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. 

    Government Service & Public Interest Committee and Pro Bono & Community Service Committee Mixer, Oct. 27

    When: Oct. 27, 6pm-8pm
    Where:  Singl (Hyatt Union Square New York), 80 E 13th Street

    We are excited to invite you to a mixer hosted by the Government Service and Public Interest Committee as well as the Pro Bono and Community Service Committee. The event will take place at Singl, a cocktail lounge in Union Square. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served. Cash bar.

    Our aim is: (1) facilitate conversations between members interested in working or volunteering in the government service/public interest sectors and members who practice in those areas; and (2) discuss upcoming programs to be spearheaded by the Committees, including potential pro bono opportunities.

    Take our "Interested in Pro Bono Opportunities?" survey.

    We look forward to seeing you! Click here to register.

    AABANY Co-Sponsors: A Conversation with NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce, Nov. 13

    AABANY, NYSBA, MBBA, & the Murphy Institute Present A Conversation with NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce: His Perspective and Path to Policy Maker at Outten & Golden on Nov. 13, 6pm-8pm!

    Mark Gaston Pearce is the Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board and he is currently serving his second term as a senate confirmed Board Member appointed by President Obama in 2013. Mark’s career can only be described as a serious dive into the world of work place issues. He was a founding partner of a labor and employment firm, a trial attorney at the NLRB, an adjunct faculty member for Cornell University School of Industrial Labor Relations Great Lakes Extension Program, and he served on various committees and commissions in the New York State government. Mark is a graduate of Cornell University and State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. He is also a passionate painter.

    If you are interested in labor and employment law, or just want to learn from the experience of Mark Pearce, please join us!  This event is free of charge. Law students and junior practitioners encouraged to attend. 

    If you have any questions, please contact Chris Kwok, co-chair of AABANY’s Labor and Employment Law Committee, at chris.kwok@aabany.org.

    Click here to register.

    Press Release: AABANY Applauds Appointment of Peggy Kuo as United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York

    NEW YORK – October 14, 2015 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that Peggy Kuo has been appointed United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York. Ms. Kuo was sworn in on October 9, 2015.

    “AABANY congratulates Ms. Kuo on her selection as a Magistrate Judge of the Eastern District of New York and is proud to have supported her candidacy,” states AABANY President William Wang. “With her appointment, Ms. Kuo joins the growing number of distinguished Asian Pacific Americans who are serving in our Federal courts.  Although Asian Pacific Americans remain under-represented at all levels in the judiciary, AABANY commends the Eastern District of New York for its efforts to increase diversity on the Federal bench.  Ms. Kuo’s appointment represents a step forward in creating a judiciary that reflects the diversity of the communities that it serves.”

    Click here to read the full press release.

    Highlights: Sept. 30 - Oct. 15


    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.

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

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

    ** Empire Mock Trial especially needs volunteers on Saturday and Sunday. Please consider volunteering your time. **

    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. 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.
    • Oct. 27: Government Service & Public Interest Committee and Pro Bono & Community Service Committee Mixer, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.

    Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

    • Oct. 19: SDNY 225th Anniversary Event - "Don Giovanni: The Class Action," 5pm. For more information, click here.
    • Oct. 22: Metropolitan Black Bar Association Installation of Officers, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
    • Oct. 26: PLI Presents: The Art & Science of Interviewing Pro Bono Clients 2015. For more information, click here.

    Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

    • Manager, Field Support & Examinations Compliance, Prudential, Newark
    • Deputy Director, Housing Unit, Bronx Legal Services, New York
    • Litigation Associate, Hardin Kundla McKeon & Poletto, New York
    • Advisory Associate, Success Academy Charter Schools, 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.