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AABANY Announcements January 25, 2016

In this edition

  1. AABANY Annual Meeting, Feb. 9
  2. Save the Date: AABANY 2016 Annual Dinner, Feb. 24
  3. New Year Networking Event at Citi, Jan. 26
  4. The Latest Asian Real Estate Projects in Queens & Beyond CLE and Banquet, Feb. 18
  5. Highlights: Week of Jan. 18
  6. Volunteer at AABANY's Monthly Pro Bono Clinic
  7. SABANY Joint Bar Discount
  8. Interested in Pro Bono Opportunities with AABANY?
  9. Career Placement Intake Form Now Online
  10. NAPABA News
  11. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  12. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  13. Read the Latest Issue of the Advocate
  14. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  15. Fellowship Announcements
  16. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  17. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  18. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY Annual Meeting, Feb. 9

Please join us for one of our most important events of the year -- AABANY's Annual Meeting. All active members in good standing are invited to attend and vote in the AABANY Officer and Director Elections for fiscal year 2016 (April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017).

The AABANY Annual Meeting will be held on the 9th day of February 2016 at 7:00 pm at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. At this meeting, a vote will be taken to elect officers and directors for the upcoming year and to amend the by-laws.  Please register on this page if you plan to attend in person.

If you are an active member who would like to vote in these elections but are unable to attend in person, please complete the Annual Meeting Proxy Ballot by February 4, 2016. 

The AABANY Nominations Committee presents the following slate of candidates:

Dwight Yoo - Bio/Resume - Statement
President-Elect

Marianne Chow - Bio/Resume - Statement
Vice President, Programs and Operations

William Ng - Bio/Resume - Statement
Vice President, Finance and Development

Amy Ngai - Bio/Resume - Statement
Treasurer

Ligee Gu - Bio/Resume - Statement
Recording Secretary

Tristan Loanzon - Bio/Resume - Statement
Membership Secretary

The following persons have been nominated to fill an open Director position:

Jung Choi - Bio/Resume - Statement
Suhana Han - Bio/Resume - Statement
Sapna Palla - Bio/Resume - Statement
Manisha Sheth - Bio/Resume - Statement
Irene Tan - Bio/Resume - Statement
Pauline Yeung-Ha Bio/Resume - Statement
James Cho - James Bio/Resume - Statement


For more information, click here.

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!

New Year Networking Event at Citi, Jan. 26

On January 26, 6pm-8pm, at Citi, N.A., Commercial Banking Group (One Court Square, Long Island City, NY 11101), our Real Estate Committee is hosting a New Year Networking Event, thanks to our Real Estate Committee Margaret Ling!

The other sponsors for the evening are Citi Commercial Bank, AREAA - NY East, and First Nationwide Title Agency LLC.

To register, click here.

The Latest Asian Real Estate Projects in Queens & Beyond CLE and Banquet, Feb. 18

JPMorgan Chase, AABANY & AREAA-NY East Present The Latest Asian Real Estate Projects in Queens and Beyond on Thursday, February 18, 2016, 6:00—9:00 p.m.,  at Mudan Banquet Hall (136-17 39th Avenue, 2nd Flr, Flushing, NY 11354)!

This upcoming event includes a Lunar Celebration with Buffet Dinner. Speakers include:

Jonathan Plotkin
Senior Managing Director, Colliers International

Robert B. Moy, Esq.
Partner, Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP

Margaret Ling, Esq.
Senior Counsel & Vice President, First Nationwide Title Agency, LLC

Sponsored by: Chase - Equal Opportunity Housing, AABANY, AREAA - New York East Chapter, Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP, and First Nationwide Title, LLC

This event is free and space is limited to the first 150 AABANY and AREAA-NY members. Beyond capacity and non-members are $35/ticket. Members of AABANY and AREAA-NY register here. 

Highlights: Week of Jan. 18


Volunteer for AABANY's Monthly Pro Bono Clinic

On the second Wednesday of every month, AABANY holds a free legal clinic at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association. Please also consider volunteering at these clinics. The next clinic will be held on February 10, 2016. Email june.lee@aabany.org to join the effort. 

To read the press release announcing the beginning of these legal clinics, click hereCheck out the highlight from the first of many clinics.

Community members seeking legal advice can call (212) 226-6280 to make appointments.

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

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 New Issue of the Advocate

In this Issue:
  • Sixth Annual Fall Conference a Success
  • Letter from President Will Wang
  • AABANY Co-Sponsors Screening of SHSAT Documentary
  • Review of 'Racial Diversity in Casting: Changing the Game'
  • AABANY Third Quarter 2015 Review
  • Sponsor Spotlight: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

This Week on WE Blog @AABANY

Fellowship Announcements

Public Justice, a national public interest law firm dedicated to pursuing high impact lawsuits to combat social and economic injustice, protect the Earth’s sustainability, and challenge predatory corporate conduct and government abuses, seeks to hire a law school graduate to serve as a Fellow for two years in either its Washington, D.C. headquarters or its Oakland, California office. Apply by March 31, 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

  • Jan. 25: 13th Annual Celebrating Diversity in the Bar Reception, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Jan. 26: New Year Networking Event at Citi, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb. 9: AABANY Board Meeting, 6pm-7pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb. 9: AABANY Annual Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb. 10: Monthly Pro Bono Legal Clinic, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Feb. 2: PALS Winter 2016 Supplemental Bar Tutorial Session, 3pm-6pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb. 2: Ida B. Wells-Barnett Justice Award Presentation, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb. 3: Deadline to Apply for the Summer 2016 Rochester Legal Diversity Clerkship Program. For more information, click here.
  • Feb. 4: PALS Mentoring Reception, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb. 6: Hon. Theodore T. Jones, Jr. Trial Advocacy Workshop, 9:30am-3:30pm. Click here for more information.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Supervising Attorney, Housing Help Program, The Legal Aid Society, New York
  • Credit Compliance Associate, Apollo Management, New York
  • VLF Public Interest Fellow, VABANC Law Foundation, Northern California
  • Section Chief, Civil Enforcement Section (Labor Bureau), Office of the New York State Attorney General, 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.

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