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AABANY Announcements May 23, 2016

In this edition

  1. Race, Color, and Citizenship: Ozawa & Thind in the 1920s, May 31
  2. Halmoni & Dream Riders Across America, May 31
  3. Upcoming AABANY Committee Meetings
  4. AALFNY/AABANY Summer Reception, June 2 
  5. Prosecutors' Committee 8th Annual Reception, June 9
  6. AABANY Movie Night: Seoul Searching, June 17
  7. AABANY Fall Conference: Call for Program Submissions, Due June 20
  8. NYU Featured Alumna: Doris Ling Cohan
  9. Law360 Top 50 Firms for Minority Partners and Top 100 Firms for Minority Attorneys
  10. Highlights: Week of May 16
  11. Career Placement Intake Form Now Online
  12. NAPABA News
  13. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  14. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  15. Read the New Issue of the Advocate
  16. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  17. Fellowship Announcements
  18. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  19. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Race, Color, and Citizenship: Ozawa and Thind in the 1920s, May 31

On May 31 from 6pm-8pm, White & Case LLP will present Race, Color, and Citizenship: Ozawa and Thind in the 1920s

The Asian Affinity Group at White & Case invites you to join us for a reenactment of Ozawa v. United States and United States v. Thind, two important U.S. Supreme Court cases in Asian American history dealing with issues of race, color, and citizenship. At a time when U.S. naturalization laws dictated that only free white persons and persons of African descent could qualify as United States citizens, two individuals of Asian descent sought to challenge the definition of what it means to be American. This reenactment was developed by members of the Asian American Bar Association of New York, including the Honorable Denny Chin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Judge Chin will be joining us for the presentation and delivering remarks. Members and friends of the Asian Affinity Group will be participating in the reenactment.

Should the event be oversubscribed, names will be placed on a waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis.

A cocktail reception will follow the program.

Click here to RSVP. 

Halmoni & Dream Riders Across America, May 31

May marks Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States. Yet, as the fastest growing population in the country, undocumented stories are often overlooked. FWD.us and MinKwon Center for Community Action are proud to present two short documentaries Halmoni and Dream Riders Across America to educate AAPI communities on pains of family separation as well as dreams and hopes of undocumented immigrant youth.

The documentary screening will be followed by a short community discussion; a special Open Mic Night will close the event.

Light fare and refreshments will be available. Event will start promptly at 7:00pm, screening will start at 7:10pm. WeWork Studio Square is kindly providing their Terrace space for this event.

Click here to RSVP.

Upcoming AABANY Committee Meetings

Due to the tireless efforts of our many Committees, AABANY is able to engage the APA legal community through our diverse and engaging programming, which includes premiere flagship events, educational panels and CLE programs, community outreach, and social and networking opportunities. Joining an AABANY Committee is one of the best ways to get involved. 

The following Committee Meetings are coming up. Click on the links below to register.

Check out our Calendar for more events.

AALFNY/AABANY Summer Reception, June 2

Please join us for the AALFNY/AABANY Summer Reception on June 2nd at Baker McKenzie, 452 Fifth Avenue.

The Community Service Scholarship Awards will be presented. Network with colleagues and friends and celebrate the summer!

Click here to RSVP.

Prosecutors' Committee 8th Annual Reception, June 9

On June 9 at 5:30pm, at the New York County Lawyers' Association at 14 Vesey Street, the Prosecutors' Committee is holding its 8th Annual Reception, honoring:

Justice Alexander Jeong
Justice of the New York State Court of Claims
Deputy Administrative Judge
New York City Criminal Court

Diane Gujarati
Deputy Chief, Criminal Division
United States Attorney's Office, S.D.N.Y

Contact Helen Ahn at helen.ahn@aabany.org if you have any questions. Click here to RSVP.

AABANY Movie Night: Seoul Searching, June 17

AABANY, h4a, HBS4A, Asian American Arts Alliance, FF Fraternity, and Cornell Asian American Alumni Association Present Seoul Searching! 

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. Cost of tickets will be $16 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.

Click here to buy tickets by May 31.

AABANY Fall Conference: Call for Program Submissions, Due June 20

The Programming Committee for the 2016 AABANY Fall Conference is now accepting programming proposals. Ideas for programming will be accepted until Monday, June 20, 2016. Thereafter, the Programming Committee will make the final selections of the programs.

Please note that submission of a programming proposal does not guarantee acceptance by the Programming Committee. Furthermore, upon receiving your submission, the Programming Committee may ask that you combine your proposed program with other similar proposed programs or collaborate with other members or affiliates to enable us to diversify panels and maximize speaking opportunities.

Please send your program submissions via e-mail to Amy Ngai with the Subject Line: FC 2016 - Program Submission, and any questions to amy.ngai@aabany.org.

Click here for the 2016 Program Submission Guidelines. Click here for the Submission Form. 

NYU Featured Alumna: Doris Ling-Cohan

Congratulations to Judge Doris Ling-Cohan, long-time friend of AABANY and New York’s first Asian-American woman to serve as an appellate judge, on her 2016 Woman of Distinction Award from the Women of Color Collective (WoCC) at New York University.

Click here to read her Featured Alumna story, including her humble roots and message of triumph:

Growing up, Ling-Cohan did not imagine that one day she would be a leader, or even a lawyer. “As a child, I didn’t dare to dream. Reality simply stifled my dreams,” Ling-Cohan recalled in her speech at the WoCC ceremony. “Like many of my generation, growing up in Manhattan’s Chinatown, my parents were immigrants. My father worked in a laundry, and my mother was a seamstress. As a child, I too worked in a sewing factory sewing and cutting thread.”

Ling-Cohan entered law school hoping that her law degree could be a tool for social change, both for her own community and other disadvantaged groups.

Please join us in congratulating Judge Ling-Cohan on this wonderful honor.

Law360 Top 50 Firms for Minority Partners and Top 100 Firms for Minority Attorneys

Check out Law360′s Top 50 Firms for Minority Equity Partners.

While equity partnerships at U.S. law firms remain overwhelmingly white, 50 firms have widened the playing field for attorneys of color, according to Law360 data. These 50 firms have the highest percentage of minority equity partners out of the 308 U.S.-based law firms that disclosed their equity partner data by race to Law360 as part of the 2016 Diversity Snapshot.

AABANY is proud to recognize a few former and current Board Members who are Partners at firms who made the list:

  • Karen Lim, Fross Zelnick
  • Sylvia Chin, White & Case
  • Larry Wee, Paul Weiss

Click here to learn more.

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Check out Law360′s Top 100 Firms for Minority Attorneys.

The firms on this list have made some headway in shaking up a stubbornly bleak picture of diversity in the legal industry. Law360’s 2016 Diversity Snapshot revealed that less than 15 percent of attorneys at U.S. law firms surveyed by Law360 are minorities. Less than 9 percent of partners at U.S. law firms are minorities.

We’re proud to count quite a few among our sponsors:

  • White & Case
  • Ropes & Gray
  • Morrison & Foerster
  • Paul Weiss
  • Cleary Gottlieb
  • Davis Polk
  • Akin Gump
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Arnold & Porter
  • Perkins Coie
  • Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Kelley Drye
  • Gibson Dunn
  • Cadwalader Wickersham
  • Sidley Austin
  • Shearman & Sterling
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Sutherland Asbill
  • Reed Smith
  • Sullivan & Cromwell

For more information, click here.

Highlights: Week of May 16


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:

  • Speak Up, Rise Up, Lift Up
  • Letter from President Susan Shin
  • Meet Manisha Sheth, New Executive Deputy Attorney General
  • Book Review: Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts
  • AABANY First Quarter 2016 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 23-24: NAPABA Lobby Day. For more information, click here.
  • May 24: An Evening with Judges, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 31: A Diversity-Focused Conversation with Actress Reshma Shetty, 12:30pm-2pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 31: AABANY Co-Sponsors Halmoni and Dream Riders Across America, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here. 
  • June 1: Joint Government Service & Public Interest Committee and Pro Bono & Community Service Committee Meeting, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 2: AABANY/AALFNY Summer Reception, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • May 23: Troubled Waters: Drinking Water Conference, 9am-12:15pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 23: PALS Supplemental Bar Tutorial, 5:30pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 24: NYCBA Diversity and Inclusion Conference, 10am-2:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 26: MuBANY Summer Networking Event, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • May 31: Race, Color, and Citizenship: Ozawa and Thind in the 1920s, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Staff Atorney - Disability Advocacy Project, Bronx Legal Services, New York
  • Attorney-Advisor - Office of the Solicitor, Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.
  • Term Position Attorney - Criminal Enforcement and Financial Crimes, Office of the New York State Attorney General, New York
  • Attorney - Consumer Law, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, 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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