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AABANY Announcements April 18, 2016

In this edition

  1. Kicking Glass: Two Decades and Counting, Apr. 25
  2. What Does it Mean to Be American?, Apr. 26
  3. Career Panel on Bankruptcy & Restructuring Law, Apr. 27
  4. Vietnamese Fishermen v. Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Trial Reenactment, May 11
  5. Highlights: Week of Apr. 11
  6. New York City Bar Office for Diversity and Inclusion: Call for Speakers/Faculty
  7. Career Placement Intake Form Now Online
  8. NAPABA News
  9. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  10. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  11. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  12. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  13. Fellowship Announcements
  14. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  15. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  16. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Kicking Glass: Two Decades and Counting, Apr. 25

When: April 25, 2016, 6-9pm
Where: Kaye Scholer LLP. 250 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

The Asian and South Pacific Islander Network of Kaye Scholer LLP, the Asian American Bar Association of New York and the South Asian Bar Association of New York, Inc. invite you to join us for a screening and panel discussion of Kicking Glass: Two Decades and Counting.

Kicking Glass: Two Decades and Counting is a follow-up program to a video produced by White & Case that was first presented by AABANY at the 1995 NAPABA Convention. In the 1995 video, APA women lawyers discussed the hurdles they faced, the successes they achieved, and what success meant to them. In Kicking Glass: Two Decades and Counting, we revisit these important questions with an updated video and a panel discussion, featuring women from the 1995 video and a new group of women. Together, we examine whether APA women attorneys have finally broken the glass ceiling, identify what challenges remain, and explore real-world solutions for such challenges.

A cocktail reception will follow the discussion. 

Speakers:
  • Hon. Pamela Chen, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Madhu Goel Southworth, Senior Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs, AMC Entertainment Inc. and Sundance TV at AMC Networks Inc.
  • Poojitha Rao, Principal, Rao Law LLC
  • Manvin Mayell, Partner, Kaye Scholer

Click here to register. 

 

What Does It Mean to Be American?, Apr. 26

Please join A Conversation on Immigration Reform and the Global Refugee Crisis: What Does It Mean to Be American? on April 26, 6pm-9pm at Skadden Arps.

Steven Choi, the Executive Director of New York Immigration Coalition, will moderate a discussion with ​Nisha Agarwal, the Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs in New York City. Listen to these leading voices in immigration reform and advocacy. 

This event is co-sponsored by AABANY, AALDEF, the MuBANY, and SABANY. 

Register by April 19. 

Career Panel on Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law, Apr. 27

WhenWednesday, April 27, 2016, 6:30pm-9pm

Where: Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

 

Are you interested in practicing commercial bankruptcy and restructuring, either at a law firm or on the client side?  Or perhaps one day being appointed a federal judge?  If so, please join us for a career panel session featuring diverse leaders of the bankruptcy and restructuring world who will talk about what they do and how they climbed their respective ladders.  Attorneys of all levels, particularly young attorneys and law students, are encouraged to attend. 

Refreshments will be served. Attendees will have an opportunity to select a panelist with whom to meet in breakout sessions.  Please contact either Ligee Gu, Jessica Liou, or Vince Roldan with preferences and questions.

 

Click here to register.

Vietnamese Fisherman v. Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Trial Reenactment, May 11

In the 1970s, after the fall of Saigon, thousands of Vietnamese fled their country. Many emigrated to the United States, where they found opportunity shrimping and fishing in the waters of the Gulf Coast. There, they thrived, despite long odds and difficult conditions. Some American shrimpers took offense. They called in the Ku Klux Klan. The Klan sponsored a rally with a cross-burning to protest the Vietnamese presence, and patrolled the waters in a boat carrying hooded and armed Klansmen. Several Vietnamese shrimp boats were set on fire. In 1981, a group of Vietnamese fishermen sued the Klan in federal court in Houston, seeking an injunction to stop the Klan’s campaign of violence and intimidation.

This presentation by members of the Asian American Bar Association of New York, including Cadwalader attorneys and the Honorable Denny Chin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will tell the story of the Vietnamese Fisherman and the Ku Klux Klan, through narration, reenactment of court proceedings, and historic photographs. For this presentation, we will be joined by the lead trial attorney for the Fishermen, Morris Dees, Esq., of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

CLE credit will be offered. Click here to RSVP by Monday, May 9.

Highlights: Week of Apr. 11


New York City Bar Office of Diversity and Inclusion: Call for Speakers/Faculty

The New York City Bar seeks recommendations for potential speakers and faculty members for our annual programming (e.g. Committee programs, CLE, etc.) We encourage you to share this form with your colleagues who may be interested in speaking at future events.

The form can be found at the following link: http://bit.ly/1arrXuz (or for those who have trouble accessing the online form, you can submit the attached PDF to Monica Parks at mparks@nycbar.org).

Once you have completed the form, please submit a CV/bio todiversity@nycbar.org with the subject “Call for Speakers.” Questions can be directed to Monica Parks at mparks@nycbar.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 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 Current 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 Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center announces the opportunity to apply for sponsorship for post-graduate legal fellowships starting in the fall of 2017 (applications due fall 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

  • Apr. 19: Committee Chairs Meeting & Reception, 6:30pm-9:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Apr. 20: An Examination on Judicial Diversity in New York State, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Apr. 21: NYCLA's Real Property Section Spring Cocktail Party, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Apr. 25: Kicking Glass: Two Decades and Counting, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Apr. 26: What Does It Mean to be an American?, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Apr. 27: Career Panel on Bankruptcy & Restructuring Law, 6:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Apr. 19: Smooth Moves: A Decade of Celebrating Diversity, 4pm-7pm. For more information, click here.
  • Apr. 19: SABANY's 2016 Public Interest Fellowship Benefit, 6:30pm-10pm. For more information, click here.
  • Apr. 20: Inaugural MuBANY Gala and Awards Reception, 6:30pm-10pm. For more information, click here.
  • Apr. 20: Federal Bar Association's Passing the Torch, 5:30pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Apr. 20: Getting Justice for All: Career Opportunities for Criminal Justice, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Apr. 21: Understanding the New Disciplinary Rules, 5:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Apr. 26: United States v. Texas: A Constitutional Analysis of the Immigration Debate, 12:30pm-2pm. For more information, click here.
  • Apr. 26: How to Become an AUSA, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Associate Counsel, New York State Office of Mental Health, Albany
  • Associate Counsel, New York State Homes and Community Renewal, New York
  • Research Assistant, Human Rights Watch, Lebanon and Syria
  • Assistant Attorney General - Environmental Protection Agency, 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.

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