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AABANY Announcements April 25, 2016

In this edition

  1. Career Panel on Bankruptcy & Restructuring Law, Apr. 27
  2. Vietnamese Fishermen v. Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Trial Reenactment, May 11
  3. Group Mentoring - Part II, May 18
  4. Highlight: NYCLA Real Property Section Spring Cocktail Party, April 21
  5. New York City Bar Office for Diversity and Inclusion: Call for Speakers/Faculty
  6. Career Placement Intake Form Now Online
  7. NAPABA News
  8. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  9. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  10. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  11. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  12. Fellowship Announcements
  13. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  14. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  15. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

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 for more information. Email ligee.gu@aabany.org to RSVP. 

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 Fishermen 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.

Group Mentoring - Part II, May 18

You constantly hear that it’s not enough to work hard to be successful in your legal career. It’s also common for senior attorneys to emphasize the importance of networking, developing relationships and branding. But how do you even begin, especially if these things don’t come naturally to you? And what do you do if you’re naturally an introvert?

Please join us for the second installment of a unique group mentoring series led by Steve Chung (Senior Vice President of News for NBCUniversal and former AABANY Director) that aims to break down abstract concepts like “networking” and “branding” and translate them into concrete, actionable strategies that can help advance your career.

In this second installment, Steve and a panel of law firm partners and senior in-house counsel will discuss specific strategies, behaviors, and attitudes that you can implement and adopt in order to increase your social awareness and improve the way you present yourself.

More details here. RSVP to naf.kwun@aabany.org.

Highlights: NYCLA Real Property Section Spring Cocktail Party, April 21

On April 21, 2016, the AABANY Asia Practice Committee and AABANY Real Estate Committee co-sponsored the New York County Lawyers Association Real Property Section Spring Cocktail Party at Newman Ferrara LLP. Over 75 attorneys attended this successful evening of networking with a light buffet and a bourbon tasting with soju cocktails. Read more here.


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 (Contact Monica Parks at mparks@nycbar.org for a PDF if the online form does not work.) Once you have completed the form, please submit a CV/bio to diversity@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. 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.
  • May 10: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 11: NYC Premiere of Vietnamese Fishermen v. Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Trial Reenactment, 5:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • 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.
  • Apr. 27: A Conversation with Alphonso David, Counsel to Governor Cuomo, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Apr. 27: Immigrant Resource Fair, 12pm-4pm. For more information, click here.
  • Apr. 28: NYCBA Diversity Fellowship's 25th Anniversary Celebration, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Apr. 29: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Pro Bono Panel Applications Due. For more information, click here.
  • May 2: Impact of Expanded Civil Legal Services for Low-Income New Yorkers, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 3: Bloomberg BNA 2016 Big Law Business Event Series - Diversity & Inclusion Conference, 2:30pm-6pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Associate Litigation Attorney, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, Washington, DC
  • Assistant Chief of Investigations, New York State Justice Center, Delmar
  • Assistant Counsel, New York State Office of People with Development Disabilities, Albany
  • Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Canton

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.