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AABANY Announcements December 7, 2015

In this edition

  1. Save the Date: AABANY 2016 Annual Dinner, Feb. 24
  2. AABANY Monthly Pro Bono Clinics, Starting Dec. 9
  3. AABANY Annual Holiday Party, Dec. 11
  4. AABANY 2016 Elections, Deadline: Dec. 11
  5. Upcoming Pro Bono Opportunities with AABANY 
  6. Prosecutors' Committee Holiday Cocktail Party, Dec. 14
  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 Presents Bootcamp: Road to the Bench, Pt. 2 - The Written Application, Jan. 13
  10. Highlight: Group Mentoring, Dec. 3 
  11. SABANY Joint Bar Discount
  12. Interested in Pro Bono Opportunities with AABANY?
  13. AABANY 2015 Membership Committee Delegate Program
  14. Career Placement Intake Form Now Online
  15. NAPABA News
  16. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  17. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  18. Read the Latest Issue of the Advocate
  19. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  20. Fellowship Announcements
  21. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  22. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  23. 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 Monthly Pro Bono Clinics, Starting Dec. 9

In keeping with our theme of Charting New Frontiers, AABANY is excited to offer its first monthly pro bono clinic, thanks to the hard work of our Pro Bono & Community Service Committee, chaired by June Lee, Samuel Lui, and Vina Ha.

This free legal clinic will take place the second Wednesday of every month at the Consolidated Chinese Benevolent Association Chinese Community Center, Inc. at 62 Mott Street, New York, New York, 10013. Participants can call (212) 226-6280 to make appointments.

Those interested in volunteering with our Pro Bono & Community Service Committee should contact june.lee@aabany.org.

AABANY Annual Holiday Party, Dec. 11

When: Friday, Dec. 11, 6pm-9pm
Where: Bounce Sporting Club (55 W. 21st Street)

It's that time of year again! Come out, bring your friends, and celebrate the upcoming holiday season with AABANY. Our Annual Holiday Party is open to members and friends. We will provide food, so please register so that we can get an accurate estimate of how much food to order. 

See you there!

Click here to register.

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.

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)

 

Prosecutors' Committee Holiday Cocktail Party

Join our Prosecutors' Committee for their Holiday Cocktail Party on December 14, 2015 at Tavern on Third

From the Village Recruitment Drive, to the Prosecutors' Reception honoring Joon Kim and the memory of Detective Liu, to the Fall Conference Career Fair, 2015 has been a great year for the Prosecutors' Committee. To end it in style, the Prosecutors' Committee invites you to join them for a winter cocktail party. The event is free and sure to include great company and lots of laughs. Hope to see you there!

Click here to register.

Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program, Summer 2016 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 Presents Bootcamp: Road to the Bench, Pt. 2 - The Written Application, Jan. 13

AABANY continues its Bootcamp: Road to the Bench series with Part 2 - The Written Application on Wednesday, January 13, 2015 at Seyfarth Shaw.

This workshop will provide hands-on advice on how to present yourself and your accomplishments most successfully. Examples of judicial application forms will be provided in advance and participants are encouraged to begin filling them out. During the workshop, you will learn about common mistakes candidates make, and how to avoid them. How do you choose your best cases, references, and attributes? How do you write the essay or cover letter? How do you handle shortcomings?

The program is currently in formation. Speakers now include:

Hon. Elizabeth Stong

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of NY

 

Hon. Barry Cozier

Vice Chair, Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary

Senior Counsel, LeClairRyan


Robert Begleiter

Chair, EDNY Magistrate Judge Selection Panel

Partner, Constantine Cannon

 

Co-sponsored by HNBA (NY Region), KALAGNY, & SABANY. 

Register and reserve your spot by clicking here.

Highlight: Group Mentoring, Dec. 3

On Thursday, Dec. 3, Steve Chung led a session on “Group Mentoring: Creating a Strategic Approach to Advancing Your Career.” Steve is Senior Vice President of News for NBCUniversal and he is also a Director on AABANY’s Board.

This event is the first in what Steve hopes will be a regular series focused on various topics dealing with career advancement. In this first session, Steve spoke directly and candidly to a packed room about knowing yourself and developing the ability to present yourself in a positive way. Click here to read more.


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

  • Dec. 7: Justice Denied: Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio - A Trial Reenactment, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec. 9: AABANY Monthly Pro Bono Clinic, 6pm-7pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec. 11: AABANY Annual Holiday Party, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec. 11: Call for AABANY Officer & Board of Directors Nominations - First Deadline. For more information, click here
  • Dec. 14: Prosecutors' Committee Holiday Cocktail Party, 6:30pm-9:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec. 15: Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program Applications Due. For more information, click here.
  • Dec. 16: Call for Volunteers: AABANY Housing Part Petition and SCRIE/DRIE Clinic, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Dec. 8: Meet the Arbitrator: Speed Networking for Greater Diversity, 5pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec. 14: FALA New York Third Annual Pasko Dinner, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Assistant Attorney General - Environmental Protection Bureau, New York State Attorney General, New York City
  • Hearing Officer (Temporary), New York State Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, New York City
  • Special Education Advocate, Success Academy Charter Schools, New York City
  • Real Estate Associate, The Forum Group, New York City

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.