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AABANY Announcements November 10, 2015

In this edition

  1. Highlight: AABANY @ NAPABA, Nov. 5-8 
  2. Apply Now for the Don H. Liu Scholars Program, Deadline Nov. 16 
  3. Hot Topics Involving Lawsuits and China, Nov. 11
  4. AABANY Co-Sponsors: A Conversation with NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce, Nov. 13
  5. Call for Volunteers: SALGA NYC Immigration Clinic, Nov. 14
  6. AABANY Joint Committee Fall Networking Event, Nov. 19
  7. Justice Denied: Wards Cove Packing v. Atonio, Dec. 7 
  8. SABANY Joint Bar Discount
  9. Interested in Pro Bono Opportunities with AABANY?
  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

Highlight: AABANY @ NAPABA, Nov. 5-8

New York once again made a strong showing at the Annual NAPABA Convention!

We proudly presented a trial reenactment: Vietnamese Fisherman v. the Ku Klux Klan. Click here to read more.

Congratulations to Karen Wu and Josh Hsu, who were named NAPABA Best Under 40.

For our social media live-feed, click here

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.

    Hot Topics Involving Lawsuits in China, Nov. 11

    A panel discussion with

    • Mitchell R. Berger, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
    • Lexi J. Hazam, Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
    • Robert L. Lieff, Of Counsel, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
    • William F. McGovern, Partner, Kobre & Kim
    • Geoffrey Sant, Of Counsel, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
    • Lanier Saperstein, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
    • Moderated by Benjamin L.Liebman, Robert L. Lieff Professor of Law; Director, Center for Chinese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School

    Nov. 11, 2015 | 6:30—8:30 pm | Jerome Greene Hall, Rm. 103

    Co‐hosted by the Center for Chinese Legal Studies and the Chinese Business Lawyers Association. Co‐sponsored by the Center for Chinese Legal Studies, the ABA China Committee, and the Asian American Bar Association of New York.

    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 learn 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!

    Justice Denied: Wards Cove Packing v. Atonio, Dec. 7

    NYC Bar, AABANY Member: No Fee.
    AABANY Members: Click here to register.

    Nonmember: $20.
    Non-members: Click here to register.

    In this reenactment of a landmark employment discrimination case, we examine the proceedings that led to the Supreme Court's decision in Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio. Asian Pacific Americans have been a part of the salmon canning industry in Alaska since the late 1800s. Starting in the 1920s, Filipinos became a main work force in the Alaskan canneries where they were relegated to fish house jobs, working long hours in poor conditions for low pay. In the 1970s, led by Filipino activists, the workers organized and filed three class actions, including Wards Cove. After a lengthy trial and multiple proceedings before the Ninth Circuit, the case reached the United States Supreme Court in 1989.

    This presentation is a collaboration between the New York City Bar Association and the Asian American Bar Association of New York and will feature members from both associations in the cast to tell the story of the Wards Cove workers through narration, reenactment of court proceedings, and historic photographs.

    Click here to learn more. For more information on how to sponsor this event, please contact william.wang@aabany.org or yang.chen@aabany.org.

    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. 11: Hot Topics Involving Lawsuits and China, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
    • Nov. 12: Reception in Celebration of Hon. Luis A. Gonzalez, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
    • Nov. 12: What? No More HUD-1? What You Need to Know About the New Closing Disclosure Form, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
    • Nov. 13: A Conversation with NLRB Mark Pearce, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
    • Nov. 14: Call for Volunteers: SALGA NYC Immigration Clinic, 3pm-6pm. For more information, click here.
    • Nov. 17: What? No More HUD-1? What You Need to Know About the New Housing Disclosure Form, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.

    Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

    • Nov. 10: 7th Annual Cardozo Law School BALLSA Alumni Dinner, 6:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
    • Nov. 13: APABA-PA Annual Banquet, 6pm-10pm. For more information, click here.
    • Nov. 15: A Trial of Biblical Proportions: The People v. Moses, 10am-12pm. For more information, click here.
    • Nov. 16: Securing Appointments as a Fiduciary, Monitor, Master, or Other Judicial Adjunct, 6pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.
    • Nov. 17: SABANY Pro Bono Clearinghouse Annual Reception, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
    • Nov. 17: 'Hire Local' Hofstra Law Job Fair, 6pm-9:30pm. For more information, click here.

    Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

    • Directing Attorney, Civil Rights Justice Initiative, Legal Services NYC, New York
    • Director of Comprehensive Rights & Government Benefits, Manhattan Legal Services, New York
    • Public Finance Associate, Nixon Peabody, Rochester
    • Subsidiary Corporate Governance, Associate General Counsel, New York Life Insurance Company, 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.