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AABANY Announcements March 7, 2016

In this edition

  1. Thank You for Attending Our 2016 Annual Dinner
  2. Voting Rights in an Election Year for Communities of Color, Mar. 9
  3. Career Opportunities with the Office of the New York State Attorney General, Mar. 9 
  4. 2015 FRCP Amendments: Everything You Need to Know, Mar. 14
  5. Common Disciplinary Problems and How to Avoid Them, Mar. 16
  6. AABANY Co-Sponsors Emerging Companies: From Domestic Establishment to International Expansion, Mar. 16
  7. Being Out and Asian Pacific Islander at Work, Mar. 17
  8. Ethics CLE with Judge James Francis, Mar. 22
  9. Tax Committee Annual Dinner, Mar. 23
  10. Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour, Mar. 23
  11. Congratulations to Jean Lee
  12. White House Reaches Out to Asian-American Leaders About Supreme Court Seat
  13. Call for AABANY Committee Chair Nominations
  14. Highlights: Week of Mar. 1
  15. Volunteer at AABANY's Monthly Pro Bono Clinic
  16. Interested in Pro Bono Opportunities with AABANY?
  17. Career Placement Intake Form Now Online
  18. NAPABA News
  19. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  20. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  21. Read the New Issue of the Advocate
  22. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  23. Fellowship Announcements
  24. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  25. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  26. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Thank You for Attending Our 2016 Annual Dinner

Thank you to all those who celebrated with us during our 2016 Annual Dinner: Speak Up | Rise Up | Lift Up at Cipriani Wall Street! It was truly a wonderful event honoring trailblazers in our community and exploring how we can all rise as a community. As stated by Incoming President Susan Shin, “It’s not a race. We can all rise by lifting up one another.”

Thank you to every single person who made our event possible: our sponsors, trailblazers, leadership, community partners, members, and friends. See highlights here. To read David Lat’s recap of our event, check out his write-up on Above the Law. 

Pictured here: our inspired DHL Scholars. Photos from Corky Lee and Karen Zhou coming soon.

Voting Rights in an Election Year for Communities of Color, Mar. 9

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Asian American Bar Association of New York and the NYU School of Law Women of Color Collective invite you to attend:

Voting Rights in an Election Year for Communities of Color

With alarming levels of anti-immigrant sentiment and pivotal racial and economic justice issues on the line, we are in the midst of a presidential campaign with much at stake for communities of color. Though we’ve made important strides to defend the voting rights of our communities, there is still much to be done.

Our panel will speak about the challenges and issues creating barriers to the minority vote leading up to the 2016 general election. Attendees will hear about the work being done on the ground to break down those barriers, as well as the opportunity to learn about ways to practically engage in the work to protect and promote voting rights.

Featured Panelists:
Jerry Vattamala (Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund)
Natasha Korgaonkar (NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund)
Joanna Cuevas-Ingram (Latino Justice)

To be followed by a networking reception. To register, click here.

Career Opportunities with the Office of the New York State Attorney General, Mar. 9

The Office of the New York State Attorney General in conjunction with the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, The Office of the New York State Attorney General, Nigerian Lawyers Association, Asian American Bar Association of New York, Caribbean Attorneys Network, South Asian Bar Association of New York, Puerto Rican Bar Association, Association of Black Women Attorneys, and Arab American Bar Association will host an exciting panel discussion starting at 6PM on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at New York Law School. The panel will feature executives, managers and attorneys from the various legal divisions who will discuss the OAG attorney experience, overview the work of the office and available career opportunities. A networking reception will immediately follow. Assistant Attorneys General at all levels in the OAG will be present to meet attendees and answer questions about the office. Attendees are asked to RSVP for this event by Tuesday, March 8th.

Please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau with questions at events@ag.ny.gov or 212-416-8080. Click here to register.

2015 FRCP Amendments: Everything You Need to Know, Mar. 14

Monday, March 14, 2016 / 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM / Bryan Cave
Co-sponsored by FALA New York and AABANY

Anna Mercado Clark (Phillips Lytle LLP) and Rodrigo Tordecilla (Bryan Cave) will discuss some of the most impactful amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that recently took effect on Dec. 1, 2015. Patricia Astorga will moderate the panel.

This CLE is FREE for paid FALA New York Members, AABANY Members, and those who do not need a CLE certificate. For all others, the CLE will be $20.

Please RSVP to Rodrigo Tordecilla at rodrigo.tordecilla@bryancave.com, and include in your email whether you are a paid member of either AABANY or FALA New York, or if you are attending for CLE credit.

Common Disciplinary Problems and How to Prevent Them CLE, Mar. 16

Please join the Policy Committee of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department for Common Disciplinary Problems and How to Prevent Them on March 16, 2016 at 5:30pm-8:15pm at Skadden Arps. 

This very special, complimentary CLE program will provide examples and information about conduct by attorneys that has often been the subject of disciplinary proceedings. The seminar features a highly knowledgeable and experienced faculty and a fast-paced, interactive program format. The program is designed for both newly admitted attorneys seeking an overview of common disciplinary problems and experienced attorneys seeking to refine and update their knowledge as well as to avoid disciplinary complaints.

Past AABANY President Vince Chang is speaking on this distinguished panel.

Click here for more information. 

AABANY Co-Sponsors Emerging Companies: From Domestic Establishment to International Expansion, Mar. 16

AABANY is proud to co-sponsor with the Chinese Business Lawyers Association, Cardozo Law School, and others Emerging Companies: From Domestic Establishment to International Expansion on March 16, 2016 at 6pm. 

Panel 1: The Growing Company

Moderator: Rob Sanchez, Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School; Co-Host of Fashion is Your Business Podcast
Panelists:
Katharyn Bond, Founder, Kat Bond Law
Len Gray, Co-Founder & CEO,Common Legal; General Counsel, Interplay Ventures
Deep Gujral, VP, Nomad Financial
Gemma Sole, Co-Founder & COO, Nineteenth Amendment
Jonathan Truppman, VP Business Development & Legal, Casper

Panel 2: International Expansion

Moderator: Geoffrey Sant, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Panelists:
Bryon Benevento, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Dan Harris, Partner, Harris Moure; Author, China Law Blog
Helen Su, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP
Jamie Underwood, Alston & Bird LLP
Cindy Yang, Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP

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.

 

Ethics CLE with Judge James Francis, Mar. 22

The AABANY Litigation Committee is proud to present “Discovery Ethics Issues Confronting Experienced Practitioners,” a CLE presentation featuring SDNY Magistrate Judge James C. Francis.

When: March 22, 6pm-8:30pm
Where: BakerHostetler (45 Rockefeller Plaza)

The increasing sophistication of technology has made discovery more complex and challenging. Consequently, understanding the quality and thoroughness that a document production or other discovery vehicle must have to comply with your ethical obligations and the applicable federal and state rules has become a tricky road to navigate. To offer guidance on this and other timely topics, the Litigation Committee has put together an esteemed and experienced panel of experts comprised of the Honorable James C. Francis, Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York, and litigator Karin Scholz Jenson.

Moderated by experienced trial lawyer Tristan Loanzon, the panel will explore timely topics on ethics and modern discovery.

Click here to learn more and register.

Tax Committee Annual Dinner, Mar. 23

The Tax Committee cordially invite you to its 2016 Kick-Off Event, which will take place March 23, 2016 from 7:30-9:30 pm at Alta Restaurant (64 West 10th Street). Please come and enjoy an evening of mingling, merriment and delicious tapas with a wonderful group of tax professionals. This event will be free of charge for Tax Committee members.

Please register online at your earliest convenience.

Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour, Mar. 23

Non-members and members, get to know AABANY for the first time or get to know AABANY better! Please join us for a happy hour on Wednesday, March 23 at 6:30 PM. Come meet and mingle with members of AABANY's Bankruptcy, Labor & Employment, Career Placement and Membership Committees!

Register here to get to know us.

Congratulations to Jean Lee

Jean Lee has made AABANY proud. Read Above the Law’s article on “What Being a Lawyer Means to Jean Lee.” As a role model and trailblazer, Jean is sure to do well in her new role as President and CEO of Minority Corporate Counsel Association and we wish her luck.

Check out all these news outlets sharing the good news about the next step in her journey. 

White House Reaches Out to Asian-American Leaders About Supreme Court Seat

It’s been pretty hard to miss the news about the SCOTUS opening created by the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing. If you have entertained the thought that we might see an Asian American Supreme Court Justice in our lifetime, check out Zoe Tillman’s article about the White House’s discussion with Asian Pacific American community leaders.

As stated in the article, potential nominees include our very own Judge Denny Chin of the Second Circuit. Click here to read more about what this vacancy could mean for our community.

Call for AABANY Committee Chair Nominations

AABANY welcomes nominations to fill one or more Committee Chair position(s) for the following AABANY Committees for the 2016-2017 term:

 

Each Committee Chair or Co-Chair position will be for a one-year term starting April 1, 2016.   All interested candidates should submit a current resume, biography or CV by email to committee.support@aabany.org by no later than Tuesday, March 15, 2016
There may be a need for additional Committee Chairs for our other Committees for the 2016-2017 term, so please feel free to email committee.support@aabany.org if you are interested in being a Committee Chair of a Committee in case there are vacancies in the future.  For a description of each AABANY Committee and its current Co-Chairs, please go to:http://www.aabany.org/?page=CommitteesPage.

 

Highlights: Week of Mar. 1


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 March 9, 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.

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 2016 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:
  • Austin So: Champion of Diversity and Inclusion
  • 2016 Law Firm Diversity Award: Cleary Gottlieb Hamilton & Steen LLP
  • Letter from Outgoing President Will Wang
  • Letter from Incoming President Susan Shin
  • AABANY Launches Monthly Pro Bono Legal Clinic
  • AABANY's Asia Practice Committee Has Arrived
  • AABANY Fourth Quarter 2015 Review

 

This Week on WE Blog @AABANY

Fellowship Announcements

The Office of the New York State Attorney General's Division of Appeals and Opinions is offering a two-year fellowship in government appellate litigation in its New York City Office. One fellowship is available. The Fellowship is a compensated, full-time position for a college graduate who is considering whether to pursue a career in law. A commitment through June 2018 is required. 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

  • Mar. 7: Strategic & Tax Considerations in International IP Licenses & Portfolios, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 8: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 9: Voting Rights in an Election Year for Communities of Color, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 9: AABANY Pro Bono Legal Clinic, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 9: Career Opportunities with the Office of the New York State Attorney General, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 14: 2015 FRCP Amendments: Everything You Need to Know, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 16: Emerging Companies: From Domestic Establishment to International Expansion, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 17: Being Out and Asian Pacific Islander at Work, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Mar. 16: Common Disciplinary Problems & How to Prevent Them, 5:30pm-8:15pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Assistant Counsel, New York State Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Albany
  • Associate Counsel, New York State Office of Mental Health, Albany
  • Litigation Associate, Law Offices of Veronica S. Jung, New York
  • Assistant Attorney General, Charities Bureau, Office of the New York State Attorney General, Albany

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.