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AABANY Announcements November 2, 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. PALS Labor & Employment Career Panel, Nov. 4
  4. Celebration for Hon. Luis A. Gonzalez, Nov. 12
  5. AABANY Co-Sponsors: A Conversation with NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce, Nov. 13
  6. Call for Volunteers: SALGA NYC Immigration Clinic, Nov. 14
  7. AABANY Joint Committee Fall Networking Event, Nov. 19
  8. Congratulations to Grace Meng - Cardozo Law School BALLSA Honoree, Nov. 10
  9. Highlights: Week of Oct. 26
  10. SABANY Joint Bar Discount
  11. Interested in Pro Bono Opportunities with AABANY?
  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.

    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!

    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.

    Celebration for Hon. Luis A. Gonzalez, Nov. 12

    You are cordially invited to join us at a retirement celebration honoring the Life and Contributions of Honorable Luis A. Gonzalez, Presiding Justice, Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, First Judicial Department on Thursday, November 12, 2015, from 6pm-8pm.

    The Reception will be held at Bronx Community College, 2155 University Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453. in the Gould Memorial Library. RSVP to LAGreception2015@gmail.com by November 5, 2015. Please confirm attendance early, limited capacity.

    Hosts: Manhattan Times, Bronx Free Press, City University of New York

    Co-Hosts: Puerto Rican Bar Association, Dominican Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, Latino Judges Association, Queens Latino Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, Association of Black Women Attorneys, New York City Bar, Judicial Friends, Bronx Bar Association, Bronx Women’s Bar Association, Metropolitan Black Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York, Asian American Bar Association of New York, Jewish Lawyers Guild and Long Island Hispanic Bar Association

    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.

    Call for Volunteers: SALGA Immigration Clinic, Nov. 14

    The AABANY Immigration & Nationality Law Committee, the AABANY LGBT Committee, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, and SALGA-NYC will be holding an Immigration Clinic on Saturday, Nov. 14. We are looking for immigration practitioners to volunteer their time for one-on-one consultations. 

    When: Nov. 14, 3pm-6pm
    Where: The LGBT Center, 208 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, West Village 

    Contact glenn.magpantay@aabany.org if you are interested in volunteering!

    Volunteer attorneys will provide a 30-minute consultation with the attendees, who will have a range of immigration issues including family and employment-based visas, deportation, DACA, student visas, and general immigration questions.

    Click here for more information.

    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 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 Grace Meng - Cardozo Law School BALLSA Honoree, Nov. 10

    Congratulations to U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng, the first Asian-American member of Congress from New York State! She will be honored at Cardozo Law School's Seventh Annual Black, Asian Latino Law Student Association Alumni Dinner on November 10th. 

    Our very own President Will Wang will be presenting the keynote remarks for the BALLSA Dinner, which emphasizes the important issues of diversity in the legal profession. 

    The dinner will also raise funds for the BALLSA Scholarship Fund, a scholarship awarded to a second-year student who has overcome hardship and who has distinguished her/himself by making a positive impact. For more information and to register, click here.

    Highlights: Week of Oct. 26


    SABANY Joint Bar Discount

    SABANY and AABANY are thrilled to announce their 2015 Joint Bar Program, which offers eligible members reduced membership rates for a limited time offer.

    Members of each organization will be eligible for a special reduction in their first year dues in the sister bar organization if they elect to join. Eligibility to receive this special dues reduction is limited to active, dues-paying members who are either new members or have not been a member of the sister bar organization in the last two years. To join, eligible members should complete the appropriate form and members will be contacted by the respective organization to process payment. This limited offer will expire on February 29, 2016.

    SABANY members interested in joining AABANY at a discount, please complete this form here: http://bit.ly/jointsabany

    AABANY members interested in joining SABANY at a discount, please complete this form here: http://bit.ly/aabany4sabany

    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 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

    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

    • Nov. 3: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here. 
    • Nov. 5-8: NAPABA Rising 2015. For more information, click here.
    • Nov. 12: Reception in Celebration of Hon. Luis A. Gonzalez, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.

    Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

    • Nov. 2: Law & Reorder Presents Best Law Firms for Women, 12:15pm-2pm. For more information, click here.
    • Nov. 3-8: Puerto Rican Bar Association Third Annual Convention. For more information, click here.
    • Nov. 3: Crisis & Chaos: Delays in Immigration Court - What is the Cause, and Is There a Solution?, 6:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
    • Nov. 4: Diversity in Action: Career in Bootcamp, 5:45pm-8:15pm. For more information, click here.
    • Nov. 4: PALS Labor & Employment Law Career Panel, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
    • Nov. 10: 7th Annual Cardozo Law School BALLSA Alumni Dinner, 6:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.

    Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

    • Attorney-in-Charge, Brooklyn Neighborhood Office, Legal Aid Society, New York
    • Assistant General Counsel, Lowe's Companies, Mooresville
    • Civil Rights Bureau Chief, Office of the New York State Attorney General, New York
    • Investment Management Attorney, Morgan Stanley, 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.