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AABANY Announcements May 9, 2016

In this edition

  1. Vietnamese Fishermen v. Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Trial Reenactment, May 11
  2. Citywide Citizenship Application Assistance Event, May 14
  3. Call for Volunteers: AABANY @ CAPA Fair, May 15 
  4. Bootcamp to the Bench: Endorsements, May 16 
  5. Corporate Law Committee Kick-Off Meeting, May 16
  6. Young Lawyers Committee Kick-Off Meeting, May 17
  7. Group Mentoring - Part II, May 18
  8. Joint Government Service & Public Committee and Pro Bono & Community Service Committee Meeting, June 1
  9. AABANY Movie Night Interest Survey: Seoul Searching, June 17
  10. Congratulations to Margaret Ling
  11. Congratulations to Planet Data
  12. Highlight: Vietnamese Fishermen v. KKK Trial Reenactment Rehearsal, May 5
  13. Career Placement Intake Form Now Online
  14. NAPABA News
  15. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  16. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  17. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  18. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  19. Fellowship Announcements
  20. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  22. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

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. 

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

Citywide Citizenship Application Assistance Event, May 14

When: Saturday, May 14th, 10am-3pm
Where: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 4th Floor Gymnasium

During the 14th Annual CUNY/Daily News Citizenship NOW! call-in last week, green card holders who called were screened and received an appointment to our annual Citywide Citizenship Application Assistant Event. This is their biggest citizenship application assistance event of the year. With the help of other sponsor organizations and our dedicated volunteers, they aim to assist 400 participants with their naturalization and fee waiver applications.

If you are an experienced immigration attorney who would like to volunteer to file naturalization applications, join CUNY/Daily News for a wonderful opportunity on Saturday, May 14. NOTE: At this point, CUNY is seeking attorneys with 5+ years of experience.

Click here to register.

Call for Volunteers: AABANY @ CAPA Fair, May 15

JOIN AABANY at the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans 2016 Fair! Every vote counts. Every vote matters.

As the presidential and local elections draw near, it is vital that the APA community have a voice. In this spirit, the theme for CAPA's Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration will be promoting voter registration and encouraging all to vote.

AABANY needs people to help man its table at the fair! The fair runs between 11am-4pm and we are asking people to fill a minimum of hour, or more if you have the time. It will be a great time to promote AABANY and see what Asian Americans are up to.

Please email chris.kwok@aabany.org by Friday, May 13. Join the Facebook event here.

If you are not able to volunteer, we encourage you to come out to the festival, which is free for the public. This is a great family event!

Bootcamp to the Bench: Endorsements, May 16

AABANY Presents Bootcamp: Road to the Bench (Pt. 4) - Endorsements on Monday, May 16, 2016, 6pm-8pm at Lee Anav Chung White & Kim LLP (156 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY).

Why you need endorsements, how do you get them, and how can they be effective?

Speakers include:

  • Vincent Eng, Partner & CEO, VENG Group
  • Vincent Chang, Partner, Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP
  • Linda Lin, VP Assistant General Counsel, QBE North America (Moderator)

More to be announced.

Co-sponsored by: Hispanic National Bar Association (NY Region), Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York, South Asian Bar Association of New York, and
Metropolitan Black Bar Association of New York. 

Click here to RSVP

Corporate Law Committee Kick-Off Meeting, May 16

All who are interested in participating in the Corporate Law Committee are invited to a kick-off meeting to plan for the coming year and share opportunities to help out and ideas about programs and events that you'd like to see in the future.  The kick-off meeting will be at the offices of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, 51 West 52nd Street (at the corner of 6th Ave), beginning at 6:30pm.  Light snacks and beverages will be provided. 

Click here to RSVP.

Young Lawyers Committee Kick-Off Meeting, May 17

When: May 17, 7pm-9 pm
Where: Lee Anav Chung White & Kim LLP, 156 5th Ave #303, New York, NY 10010


The Young Lawyers Committee will have its first meeting of the 2016-2017 year on May 17, 2016 at Lee Anav Chung White & Kim LLP. Meet your new co-chairs, discuss potential events for the year, and network with other young lawyers. Food will be provided.
 

 

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. Capacity has been reached, but to join the waitlist, email Naf Kwun at naf.kwun@aabany.org.

Joint Government Service & Public Interest Committee and Pro Bono & Community Service Committee Meeting, June 1

On June 1, the Government Service & Public Interest Committee and Pro Bono & Community Service Committee will hold a Joint Meeting at Manhattan Legal Services. Please join them to discuss community service initiatives and planning for the upcoming year. The agenda will be circulated by GSPI and PBCS Committee Co-Chairs prior to the meeting.

Click here to register.

AABANY Movie Night Interest Survey: Seoul Searching, June 17

The theatrical premiere of Seoul Searching, an indie film by Benson Lee, will be held at the AMC Empire 25 theatre at Times Square on June 17, 2016. The movie will be followed by a brief Q&A with the cast members and filmmakers. If you're interested in joining us, let us know by answering this survey. Cost of tickets will be $15-20 per person.

The ensemble cast is made up of Cha In Pyo (“Mr. Kim), Justin Chon (“Sid Park), Teo Yoo (“Klaus Kim”), Esteban Ahn (“Sergio”), Hee Jun Han (“Chow), Jessika Van (“Grace Park”), Rosalina Leigh (“Kris Schwartz”), Sue Son (“Sara Han”) and Crystal Kay (“Jamie Choi”) along with Executive Producer, Ken Jeong.

Attendees of this special screening are also invited to attend an after-party with cast members for free, from 9:30pm to midnight. Location TBD.

Check out details on Seoul Searching and Executive Producer Brigette Noh here.

Congratulations to Margaret Ling

Congratulations to Margaret Ling on her recent honor from New York Law School! She was the fabulous and extremely well-received keynote speaker for the New York Law School 125th Reunion on April 30, 2016. She was also recently elected as a Board Director for the New York Law School Alumna Association.

A former AABANY Director, Margaret is currently the Co-Chair of both the AABANY Asia Practice Committee and Real Estate Committee. Please join us in congratulating our long-time friend and member.

Click here for photos of Margaret's keynote address and with NYLS Dean Anthony Crowell.

Congratulations to Planet Data

Congratulations to Planet Data, AABANY's 2016 exclusive e-discovery vendor Planet Data for their recent honor from LegalTech News and The Recorder! Read more about the 2016 Innovation Award for the Exego Platform, E-Discovery Document Review below.

Elmsford, NY – May 5, 2016 – Planet Data, a global innovator in the creation and development of eDiscovery technologies, services and solutions, proudly announces its proprietary Exego® Review platform received a 2016 Innovation award from Legaltech News and The Recorder as best E-Discovery Document Review Platform.

Michael R. Wade, the firm’s Chief Technology Officer and creator of Exego states “we could not be more proud. Our development staff works endlessly to insure Exego is at the top of the list, and this recognition further validates their commitment to excellence. We share this award with our clients, as their invaluable feedback was the basis for platform in the first place.”

Click here for the full press release.

Highlight: Vietnamese Fishermen v. KKK Trial Reenactment Rehearsal, May 5

The AABANY Trial Reenactment Team, led by Hon. Denny Chin and Kathy Hirata Chin, is proud to once again present Vietnamese Fishermen’s Association v. Knights of the Ku Klux Klan at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP on May 11, 2016. First performed during the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) National Convention on November 7, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Vietnamese Fishermen features many returning cast members, excited to bring the drama of recent history back to life.

See pictures from the rehearsal on May 5, 2016 here.


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

  • May 10: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 11: AABANY Pro Bono Legal Clinic, 6:30pm-8:30pm. 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.
  • May 16: Corporate Law Committee Kickoff, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here
  • May 16: Bootcamp - Road to the Bench: Endorsements, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 17: Young Lawyers Committee Kickoff, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 18: Group Mentoring, Part II, 6:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • May 10: Basic CLARO Training, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here
  • May 11: Raising the Bar: The Door Between Public and Private Sectors, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here
  • May 12: GAPABA Third Annual Gala, 6:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 13: AAJA Trivia Bowl, 7pm-9:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 18: Giving Back: Volunteering and Careers in Non-Profit Law, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Junior Litigation Associate, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, New York
  • Deputy General Counsel, MTA Headquarters, New York
  • Special Litigation Counsel, Office of the New York State Attorney General, New York
  • Assistant Counsel, Justice Center, Delmar

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.