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AABANY Announcements March 21, 2016

In this edition

  1. Tax Committee Annual Dinner, Mar. 23
  2. Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour, Mar. 23
  3. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Hot Topics Involving Involving Bankruptcy and China, Mar. 24
  4. AABANY and East West Bank Co-Host: Global Real Estate Development, Mar. 29
  5. AALFNY Call for Applications to Board of Directors, Apply by Apr. 10
  6. Volunteer at AABANY's Monthly Pro Bono Clinic
  7. Interested in Pro Bono Opportunities with AABANY?
  8. ABA International Law Section Spring Meeting, Apr. 12-16
  9. Highlights: March 9-17
  10. Career Placement Intake Form Now Online
  11. NAPABA News
  12. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  13. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  14. Read the New Issue of the Advocate
  15. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  16. Fellowship Announcements
  17. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  18. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  19. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

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.

AABANY Co-Sponsors: Hot Topics Involving Involving Bankruptcy and China, Mar. 24

What are the pitfalls and opportunities for Chinese enterprises and entrepreneurs dealing with U.S. bankruptcy proceedings?  What are the challenges and opportunities for U.S. and Western businesses dealing with bankruptcies and insolvencies in China? 

This high-level panel of practitioners and a bankruptcy judge will discuss everything from Chinese bankruptcy laws and how they impact Western businesses, as well as bankruptcies in the West and how Chinese companies can deal with these opportunities. Among the hot bankruptcy topics to be covered include the challenges and opportunities facing Chinese companies interested in purchasing assets out of bankruptcy in the West. 

Register at: events@cblalaw.org

For more details, go to: http://bit.ly/china324

AABANY and East West Bank Co-Host: Global Real Estate Development, Mar. 29

Please join us for a seminar focused on “Global Real Estate Development” and hear financing, legal and development experts discuss recent market trends, regulatory updates and upcoming real estate projects on a global scale.

Dinner buffet will be served. Cost including tax and tip is $20.  Register here.

*1 CREDIT CLE.  For attorneys applying for the CLE credit, please register through AABANY. To register or for questions, please contact Margaret Ling at margaret.ling@aabany.org.

AALFNY Call for Applications to Board of Directors, Apply by Apr. 10

The Asian American Law Fund of New York (“AALFNY”) is soliciting applications for positions on its Board of Directors.

AALFNY is a non-profit organization established in 1993 by the Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) to support non-profit, charitable and education purposes, such as scholarships and internship programs in the New York metropolitan area. AALFNY has an independent Board but remains affiliated with AABANY and continues to work in close coordination with AABANY on fundraising and pro bono programs. AALFNY’s mission statement and information about its scholarships and past projects can be found here.

To apply, please submit a statement of interest and a current resume, biography or CV listing your experience and accomplishments and any honors received to date. As part of the statement of interest, please indicate your experience with AALFNY, AABANY, NAPABA, or other relevant organization, whether you have been an active member of such organization, and describe any activities that you have participated in or helped to organize. If you have not been an active member in any such organization, explain what capabilities, resources, talents, skills, expertise, experience or any other contributions you would be able to make as a Board Director. Please also identify any activities indicating a dedication and commitment to issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American community.

Please submit your application materials to Sylvia Chin, President, at schin@whitecase.com and Naf Kwun, Secretary, at naf.kwun@aabany.org. Applications are due by 11:59 PM on April 10, 2016.

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 April 13, 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

ABA International Law Section Spring Meeting, Apr. 12-16

The ABA Section of International Law invites you to attend its 2016 Spring Meeting in the beautiful and bustling city of New York from April 12 – 16, 2016. Join over 1,500 leading attorneys, corporate counsel, government officials, academics and NGO lawyers for over three days of networking and programming on the latest international legal and ethics issues. AABANY is a Cooperating Entity on this event and AABANY members can take advantage of discounted ABA Section of International Law Member Rates by registering online and selecting the “Cooperating Entity” rate. Registration rates are further discounted for full-time law students, full time gov./academic/NGO, corporate counsel, and young lawyers (35 and under).  For more details click here.

Highlights: March 9-17


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. 22: Ethics CLE with Judge James Francis, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 23: Get-to-Know-AABANY Happy Hour, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 23: Tax Committee Kick Off Dinner, 7:30pm-9:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 24: AABANY Cosponsors: Hot Topics Involving Involving Bankruptcy and China, 5:30pm. For more information click here.
  • Mar. 25: Deadline to Apply for AABANY Vice President of Programs and Operations Vacancy. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 29: AABANY and East West Bank cohost: Global Real Estate Development, 6:00pm.  For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Mar. 21: NYCLA presents: What You Need to Know About Doctors and Their Records at Trial, 6:00 PM.  For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 22: NYCLA presents: Speed Networking, 6:00pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 23:  MBBA cosponsors: Entertainment Arts & Sports Law, 5:30pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 23: NYCLA presents: Special Ethics for Law Professionals Actively Involved in Houses of Worship, 6:00pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 30: KALAGNY presents: Mock Oral Argument Workshop, 7:00pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 31: New York City Bar Presents: Human Rights Activism in China, 6:00pm.  For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Paralegal, ACLUF, National Prison Project, NYC
  • Assistant Attorney General SUNY Upstate Medical U IFR Unit
  • Real Estate Associate, Nixon Peabody, NYC
  • Wealth Management ERISA Attorney, Morgan Stanley, NYC

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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