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AABANY Announcements February 1, 2016

In this edition

  1. AABANY Annual Meeting, Feb. 9: Proxy Ballots Due Feb. 4
  2. Join Us for the AABANY 2016 Annual Dinner, Feb. 24
  3. Tax Committee Peer Group Meeting, Feb. 16
  4. ABA CLE/Basic Will and Trust Drafting, Feb. 16
  5. The Latest Asian Real Estate Projects in Queens & Beyond CLE and Banquet, Feb. 18
  6. Volunteer with AABANY: Xavier Mission Soup Kitchen, Feb. 21
  7. Government Service & Public Interest Committee and Pro Bono & Community Service Committee Meeting, Mar. 1
  8. Being Out and Asian Pacific Islander at Work, Mar. 17
  9. Check out Austin So's CUP Catalyst Spotlight 
  10. Highlights: Week of Jan. 25
  11. Volunteer at AABANY's Monthly Pro Bono Clinic
  12. SABANY Joint Bar Discount
  13. Interested in Pro Bono Opportunities with AABANY?
  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

AABANY Annual Meeting, Feb. 9: Proxy Ballots Due Feb. 4

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.

We ask all active members to help us attain quorum by submitting a proxy ballot, whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting in person. The proxy ballot must be received by February 4. You may download it at http://bit.ly/aabanyproxy2016. Note: The following membership categories do not have voting rights and should not submit any proxy or ballot: Student, Associate, Affinity.

You may email a PDF version to simone.nguyen@aabany.org, send a fax to (718) 228-7206, or mail a hard copy to:

AABANY
45 Rockefeller Plaza, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10111.

To review the list of candidates and their bios and statements, as well as the bylaw changes being voted upon, click here. We hope to see you at the Annual Meeting. Please submit your proxy ballot by Feb. 4!

Click here to register for the Annual Meeting.

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

Honorees:

Michelle K. Lee
Women's Leadership Award

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent & Trademark Office

Ivan K. Fong
Corporate Counsel Leadership Award
Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs & General Counsel for 3M Co.

We will also present our Don H. Liu Scholars awardees and the recipient of the Law Firm Diversity Award.

Get your tickets today! We look forward to seeing you at this joyous occasion. 

To purchase individual tickets, click here. Regular registration ends on February 10, after which prices will go up until February 17 or whenever tickets are sold out. Registration closes on February 17. Don't miss out. Buy your tickets now!

If you are interested in sponsorship, check out this year's Sponsorship Package or email susan.shin@aabany.org

If you're interested in volunteering, fill out this form.

AABANY has secured a block of discounted hotel rooms for the evenings of Tuesday, February 23rd and Wednesday, February 24th at the New York Marriott Downtown, which may be reserved by calling (877) 303-0104 and mentioning the Asian American Bar Association of New YorkReserve by Feb. 3.

Share a delightful evening of festivities as we explore what it means to Speak Up | Rise Up | Lift Up for our 27th Anniversary Year!

Black tie preferred.

Tax Committee Peer Group Meeting, Feb. 16

When: Tues, Feb. 16, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Tang Pavilion (65 West 55th Street)

Description: Please join the Tax Committee for an interactive discussion relating to tax related provisions in a stock purchase agreement with a focus on tax representations. Shiukay Hung (Morrison & Foerster LLP) and Rich Williams (Dentons US LLP) will lead the discussion. Dinner will be provided. We encourage early RSVPs because the event will be limited to 10 participants.

Click here to register. 

ABA CLE/Basic Will and Trust Drafting, Feb. 16

Speakers: Pauline Yeung and David Choi

This “how-to” video series offers an overview of estate planning basics, including drafting, executing, and implementing a basic estate plan. Whether you are new to estate planning or simply want a refresher course, this program contains practical information you need to know. Our very own Board Director Pauline is speaking, so this is sure to be informative and entertaining.

There is no fee to attend this program, however, pre-registration is required. Register at www.ambar.org/COPnewyork

We are proud to co-sponsor this CLE.

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. 

Volunteer with AABANY: Xavier Mission Soup Kitchen, Feb. 21

When: February 21, 2016, 11:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Xavier Mission, 55 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011

Details: Join the Young Lawyers Committee for our winter community service event as we serve hot meals to hungry New Yorkers at Xavier Mission.

Click here to register.

Government Service & Public Interest Committee and Pro Bono & Community Service Committee Meeting, Mar. 1

For all those public-minded folks out there, our Government Service & Public Interest (GSPI) Committee and Pro Bono & Community Service (PBCS) Committee will be holding a joint meeting. The committee meeting will be held on March 1, 2016 at 6:30pm at the LSNYC office located at 40 Worth Street, Suite 606, New York, NY 10013. You will need to bring photo ID to get through security.

We will be sending out a more detailed agenda closer to the date. Food will be provided so please sign up for the meeting ahead of time!

To register, click here.

Being Out and Asian Pacific Islander at Work, Mar. 17

Join the AABANY LGBT Committee for a group discussion of LGBT Asian/South Asian attorneys on “Being Out and API at Work” in the legal community.  Attendees can share their experiences and challenges with others at law firms, in-house corporate counsel, public interest organizations, and government practices.

 

DATE/ TIME:

Thurs, March 17

7:00 to 9:00 PM 

 

LOCATION:

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP 
800 Third Avenue, 13th Floor 
New York, New York 10022

 

Refreshments will be provided. Click here to register.

 

Check Out Austin So's CUP Catalyst Spotlight

Our very own In-Hounse Counsel Committee Co-Chair Austin So has been profiled by the Council of Urban Professionals in their Catalyst Spotlight. Austin’s commitment to diversity and inclusion has made us all proud. You can read more about what Austin has to say by clicking here.

Among other things, he shares his practical advice for young people who want their careers to make an impact:

Network constantly in all directions – up, down, sideways, in and out. And find a way to help someone else in some small way, every day.

Austin also shared that same advice when recently spoke at AABANY’s Getting-on-Track: Networking for Lawyers panel. To read more of Austin’s candid advice, check out the highlight for that event here. If you’re looking for more of what Austin has done in general – talks, awards, articles – visit our blog.

Highlights: Week of Jan. 25


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

  • 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.
  • Feb. 16: Tax Committee Peer Group Meeting, 7:30pm-9:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb. 16: ABA CLE/Basic Will and Trust Drafting, 6pm-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: MuBANY Social Mixer, 6:30pm-8:30pm. 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

  • Principal Deputy Chief, Special Litigation Section, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
  • Senior Counsel, Corporate Governance & Securities, Bristol-Myers Squibb, New York
  • Affirmative Action Programs, New York State Office of General Services, Albany
  • State and Local Tax Associate, Morrison Foerster LLP, New York or San Francisco

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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