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AABANY Announcements November 30, 2015

In this edition

  1. Save the Date: AABANY 2016 Annual Dinner, Feb. 24
  2. AABANY 2016 Elections, Deadline: Dec. 11
  3. Financial & Estate Planning Workshop, Dec. 2 
  4. Group Mentoring: Creating a Strategic Approach to Advancing Your Career, Dec. 3
  5. Justice Denied: Wards Cove Packing v. Atonio, Dec. 7 
  6. Upcoming Pro Bono Opportunities with AABANY 
  7. Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship, 2016 Summer Application Deadline: Dec. 15
  8. Don H. Liu Scholars Program Application Deadline Extended to Jan. 10
  9. AABANY Speaks in December
  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. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  15. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  16. Read the Latest Issue of the Advocate
  17. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  18. Fellowship Announcements
  19. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Save the date for AABANY's 2016 Annual Dinner: Speak Up, Rise Up, Lift Up, on February 24, 2016 at Cipriani Wall Street (55 Wall Street)!

Get your tickets today! Early bird prices end on January 29. For more information, click here.

If you are interested in sponsorship, check out this year's Sponsorship Package

Join us for a delightful evening of festivities as we explore what it means to speak up, rise up, and lift up for our 27th Anniversary Year!

AABANY 2016 Elections, Deadline: Dec. 11

AABANY's Annual Meeting is taking place in February 2016. We hope to see you there! At our Annual Meeting, elections will be conducted to elect 7 Board Directors and 6 AABANY Officers for the coming year. The Officer positions include:

President-Elect,
Vice President of Programs and Operations,
Vice President of Finance and Development,
Treasurer,
Recording Secretary
, and
Membership Secretary.

The Nominations Committee welcomes applications to fill the vacancies immediately. The Nominations Committee will select a slate of candidates to be included on a ballot form that will be sent out to the membership a month before the Annual Meeting. The Nominations Committee may also interview candidates before making its determination. The deadline to submit nominations by mail, fax, or email to nominations@aabany.org is December 11, 2015.

For more information, click here.

Financial & Estate Planning Workshop, Dec. 2

Please join us on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 for a financial and estate planning workshop for young lawyers, presented by Niraj Chhabra of Ameriprise Financial Services and Reshma Shah, Esq., of Duane Morris. 

The workshop will focus on the following topics:
  • Student loan repayment strategies
  • Retirement planning
  • Family planning
  • Tax reduction strategies
  • Estate planning
  • Planning for aging parents
  • Budgeting
Food and beverages will be served and you can also earn 1.2 NJ CLE credits. Please make sure to register so we know how much food to get: http://bit.ly/ylcfnclwkshp120215
 
When: 12/2/2015
 6 pm to 8 pm (Networking 6 pm to 7 pm, seminar to begin promptly at 7 pm)
Where: Ameriprise Financial Services
 530 5th Ave (btwn 44th and 45th St)
 16th Floor
 New York, New York  

 

Group Mentoring: Creating a Strategic Approach to Advancing Your Career, Dec. 3

When: Dec. 3, 7pm-9pm
Where:  Paul Weiss

 

Come join us for a unique Group Mentoring Session led by Steve Chung (Senior Vice President of News for NBCUniversal and AABANY Director) that is focused on breaking down abstract concepts like "leadership presence," "branding," and "networking" and translating them into concrete, actionable strategies that can help advance your career.  To this end, the session is expected to be the first of a program series that will cover topics such as:

  • Establishing a presence in meetings
  • Becoming a better speaker
  • How to ask for things in a comfortable and commanding way
  • Avoiding common mistakes that Asians make in the workplace
  • How to deal with unconscious presumptions/bias
  • Using stereotypes to your advantage
  • Making a workable plan for success—how to strategize and execute
  • Networking in a more meaningful and natural way
  • The importance of style, detail and presentation
  • Making changes without appearing awkward, inauthentic or overly aggressive 

Attendees are expected to be engaged and actively participate in discussions as well as walk away with suggested action items. Attorneys of all levels are welcomed. Food and beverages will be served.

 

Registration is now at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, contact marianne.chow@aabany.org

 

 

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.

Upcoming Pro Bono Opportunities with AABANY

AABANY Housing Part Petition & SCRIE/DRIE Clinic

When: Wednesday 12/16 from 6PM-8PM

Where: Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (62 Mott St. 2nd Floor, NY, NY 10013)

Contact: Samuel.lui@aabany.org


AABANY Housing Part Petition Clinic –

Assist tenants suffering from lack of heat or other emergency conditions draft pro se petitions against landlords for housing repairs. Volunteers will receive a brief training before assisting tenants. Bar admission and language skills not required.

 

AABANY SCRIE/DRIE CLINIC –

Assist elderly and disabled tenants complete applications for Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) and Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE). These programs offer a lifeline to vulnerable populations who risk losing housing. Volunteers will receive a link to online training materials prior to the clinic. Bar admission and language skills are not required. 

Note: the AABANY SCRIE/DRIE clinic was originally scheduled for 12/2/2015.  Due to scheduling conflicts, a change in date was necessary.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  

Queens Legal Services (QLS) Housing Part Petition Clinic

Assist tenants suffering from lack of heat or other emergency conditions draft pro se petitions against landlords for housing repairs.  Clinics will take place on the 4th Wednesday of every other month from 6:00PM – 8:30PM.  Bar admission not required.  Language skills not required, but the ability to speak Spanish or other languages may be useful.  To participate, contact Heejung Kook (hkook@lsny.org).

2015 Dates: October 28; December (TBD)
2016 Dates: February 24; April 27; June 29; August 24

Where: Central Astoria (2569 38th St., Ground Fl., Astoria, NY 11103)

 

Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program, 2016 Summer Application Deadline: Dec. 15

Representatives from the Sonia & Celina Sotomayor High School Judicial Internship Program and the Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program merged this Summer to form the Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program, Inc. Click here to read more about the newly formed SCS JIP.

Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2016 Law Student component. Click here for the applications. Please submit all materials by December 15, 2015.

Don H. Liu Scholars Program Application Deadline Extended to Jan. 10

 

After a highly successful inaugural year, the Don H. Liu Scholars Program is proud to announce an expansion of the Program!  As previously announced, the Program will now grant not just two, but three scholarships of $15,000.  In addition, starting with the 2015 application cycle, the Program will extend its geographic scope to include law schools in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts.  

 

To accommodate the additional law schools, the application deadline for the 2016 Scholars has been extended to January 10, 2016.

 

Click here for the application.

 

AABANY Speaks in December

During the first week of December, three prominent members of the AABANY community are sharing their expertise with various organizations. Check out who will be speaking, when they will be speaking, and what they will be speaking on:

For more information, check out Other Events on the AABANY Calendar.

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.

 

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

The American Arbitration Association (AAA) is now accepting applications for the 2016 AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program. Interested candidates should visit www.adr.org/diversity to download a copy of the Program Guidelines and Application or to apply online. Applications should be received no later than January 22, 2016. 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

  • Dec. 1: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec. 2: Young Lawyers Committee Financial & Estate Planning Workshop, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec. 3: Group Mentoring: Creating a Strategic Approach to Advancing Your Career, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec. 7: Justice Denied: Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio - A Trial Reenactment, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Dec. 1: Finding Bliss in the Future of Legal Service & Practice, 5:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec. 1: A Mediation Career: Getting Started, 9am-12pm. For more information, click here. 
  • Dec 2: The Start-Up Lawyer, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec. 2: 34th Annual Rivers, Toney, Watson Dinner Dance of the Judicial Friends Association, 6:30pm-9:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec. 3: Race Matters in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Transformative Practices, 8am-10am. For more information, click here.
  • Dec. 4: Public Education: Moving to a Trauma Informed System, 9am-4pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec. 4: The MBBA and Avant-Garde Network's Holiday Party, 7pm-12am. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Enforcement & Financial Crimes Bureau, Office of the New York State Attorney General, New York, NY
  • Deputy Director, Fair Housing, Queens Legal Services, Jamaica, NY
  • Associate Attorney, Day Pitney LLP, Parsippany, NJ
  • Labor & Employment Law Attorney, Nixon Peabody LLP, Jericho, NY

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.

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