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AABANY Announcements October 26, 2015

In this edition

  1. Apply Now for the Don H. Liu Scholars Program, Deadline Nov. 16 
  2. AABANY @ NAPABA, Nov. 5 to Nov. 8
  3. AABANY Co-Sponsors: LGBT Asian American/South Asian Attorney Networking Reception, Oct. 26
  4. Government Service & Public Interest Committee and Pro Bono & Community Service Committee Mixer, Oct. 27
  5. Call for Volunteers: NYU Resume Review, Oct. 27
  6. PALS Labor & Employment Career Panel, Nov. 4
  7. AABANY Co-Sponsors: A Conversation with NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce, Nov. 13
  8. AABANY Joint Committee Fall Networking Event, Nov. 19
  9. Congratulations to Pauline Yeung-Ha 
  10. Congratulations to Helen Wan 
  11. Magistrate Judge Peggy Kuo Featured in World Journal
  12. Vinoo Varghese Quoted in New York Law Journal 
  13. Highlights: Week of Oct. 19
  14. Interested in Pro Bono Opportunities with AABANY?
  15. AABANY Fall Conference: Tell Us What You Thought!
  16. AABANY 2015 Membership Committee Delegate Program
  17. Career Placement Intake Form Now Online
  18. NAPABA News
  19. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  20. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  21. Read the Latest Issue of the Advocate
  22. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  23. Fellowship Announcements
  24. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  25. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  26. 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.

    AABANY @ NAPABA, Nov. 5 to Nov. 8

    The NAPABA 2015 Conference, NAPABA Rising, will take place at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana. For the full Convention details, click here.

    For those interested in connecting with AABANY @ NAPABA, a number of our officers, board members, and committee chairs will be featured on the panels. Stay tuned for the list, which includes our next trial reenactment -- Vietnamese Fishermen's Association vs. The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. 

    Join the Facebook event to see who will be going!

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

    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. 

     

    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.

    Call for Volunteers: NYU Resume Review, Oct. 27

    On October 27, the Student Outreach Committee will be hosting a resume review with NYU's APALSA; we are expecting about 30-40 students. We hope to recruit 10-15 attorneys to meet with students in small groups to critique resumes and offer tips/advice. The format will be different than last year -- there won't be a panel so students will get more face time with you.

    Date: Tue, Oct 27
    Time: 6 to 8 PM
    Where: NYU, Vanderbilt Hall, Room 218

    To sign up:
    We're using VolunteerSpot to organize our upcoming Sign-ups.

    1. Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/nvkXaf
    2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
    3. Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

    Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Vicki Ger up manually.

    Please contact Vicki Ger, SOC co-chair, at vicki.ger@aabany.org if you have questions. Hope to see you there.

    PALS Labor & Employment Law Career Panel, Nov. 4

    When: Nov. 4, 6:30pm-8:30pm
    Where: Proskauer Rose (Eighth Ave. & 41st St.) 

    Are you considering practicing law as a labor and employment attorney? What kind of work do labor and employment attorneys do day-to-day? Come and discover the various backgrounds, perspectives and paths of prominent labor and employment attorneys. You will also have the opportunity to meet with our panelists and additional practicing attorneys in this field at the networking and cocktail reception immediately following the panel discussion.

    Panelists will be moderated by our very own Vice President of Finance & Development and Labor & Employment Law Committee Co-Chair William Ng:

    Christian N. Elloie
    Assistant General Counsel
    Deloitte LLP
     
    Margo Ferrandino
    Deputy General Counsel, Labor & Employment
    N.Y.C. Department of Housing Preservation & Development
     
    Keisha-Ann G. Gray
    Partner
    Proskauer Rose LLP

     

    Click here to register by Nov. 2.

    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.

    AABANY Joint Committee Fall Networking Event, Nov. 19

    AABANY will host a joint committee fall networking event on November 19, 2015 at Duane Morris, LLP. This event is co-sponsored by AABANY’s Asia Practice, Real Estate, Solo and Small Firm Practice, and Tax Committees. This is a great opportunity to network with people in other committees and understand more about the new Asia Practice Committee that is currently in formation.

    Click here to register.

    Light buffet will be served. Many thanks to Yao Fu Bailey, Partner at Duane Morris for generously providing the venue. Please contact Margaret Ling, Co-Chair, AABANY Real Estate Committee with any questions at margaret.ling@aabany.org.

    We hope to see all of you at the event!

    Congratulations to Pauline Yeung-Ha

    The Brooklyn branch of the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (“CPC”) celebrated its 36th anniversary with a dinner gala last Thursday night, October 22. Many distinguished guests attended, including the Brooklyn DA’s office, city council members, and state assembly members.

    This year the CPC Brooklyn Branch celebrated three honorees who helped fulfill the organization’s mission of serving the Chinese-American, immigrant, and low-income communities in New York City.

    One of the honorees was our very own AABANY Board director Pauline Yeung-Ha of Grimaldi & Yeung LLP. She was presented the award by AABANY past president Pui Chi Cheng. Pauline had her entire family with her as she gave her speech. Pauline embodied the CPC spirit during her speech when she stated the importance of helping others whether or not one is paid for it.

    The event was a great success. All the guests were well fed by the 12 course banquet and a few were lucky enough to win raffle prizes. The night ended with everyone in a joyous mood and looking forward to next year’s event celebrating CPC Brooklyn’s continued good work within the community.

    Please join AABANY in congratulating Pauline on her well-deserved recognition.

    Congratulations to Helen Wan

    Congratulations to Helen Wan, who will be honored on November 6, 2015 at the Annual Fundraiser held by the New York Chinese Cultural Center!

    Helen was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Fall Conference. She is also the author of The Partner Track, a story of a young Asian American woman competing for partnership at a powerful law firm. For more information about Helen and her book, please visit: http://www.helenwan.com

    For information about the New York Chinese Cultural Center's Annual Fundraiser on November 6, 2015, click here.

    Magistrate Judge Peggy Kuo Featured in World Journal

    Once again, congratulations to Magistrate Judge Peggy Kuo, who was sworn in on October 9, 2015. Her appointment was featured in World Journal, a prominent Chinese language newspaper. To read a translation of the article, “EDNY Adds Another Asian Female Judge,” which mentions AABANY President William Wang, click here. To read the article, click here.

    Thank you to AABANY Member Lucia Yang for the translation.

    Vinoo Varghese Quoted in New York Law Journal

    Former Board Member Vinoo Varghese was recently quoted in New York Law Journal. Check out the details from Varghese & Associates below.

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    The New York Law Journal sought Vinoo’s opinion on the highly-covered 76-day trial in which the government charged three former executives with fraud claiming their actions led to the demise of the white-shoe law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf.  The judge declared a mistrial yesterday after 21 days of deliberations and the jury deadlocked on most counts against the three.

    Vinoo described to the New York Law Journal the process of and history behind a judge’s instructions to a jury to continue deliberations when there’s no verdict.  He also explained what a mistrial means for the defense and client.

    Specifically Vinoo told the New York Law Journal:

    If a jury hasn’t reached a verdict and sends notes declaring that it is deadlocked, the judge can read a so-called “Allen” charge instruction, derived from an 1896 U.S. Supreme Court case, that is basically a push from the judge to reach a verdict….

    Some defense lawyers believe that a mistrial is good because you live to fight another day, but the question then becomes, does the client have the stomach for that. This isn’t a simple issue for a defense lawyer. 

    To read the article, click here.

     

    Highlights: Week of Oct. 19


    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.

    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. 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.
    • Oct. 27: Call for Volunteers: NYU Resume Review, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.

    Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

    • Oct. 26: PLI Presents: The Art & Science of Interviewing Pro Bono Clients 2015. For more information, click here.
    • Oct. 28: New York City Bar Committee on Women in the Legal Profession Presents "Rainmakers: Born or Bred?," 6pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
    • Oct. 29: Council of Urban Professionals 6th Annual Lawyers Forum. For more information, click here.
    • Oct. 29: FALA-NY Presents An Evening with NYC Human Rights Commissioner Carmelyn Malalis, 7pm. For more information, click here.
    • Oct. 29: New York City Bar Presents Preparing for a Career in Legal Academia, 6pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.

    Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

    • Deputy Director, Housing Unit, Manhattan Legal Services, New York
    • Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Frauds and Protection Bureau, Office of the New York State Attorney General, New York
    • Supervisory Attorney General, Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, Washington, D.C.
    • Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of New York, United States Attorney's Office, 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.