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AABANY Announcements May 31, 2016

In this edition

  1. Upcoming AABANY Committee Meetings
  2. AALFNY/AABANY Summer Reception, June 2 -- Congratulations to Manisha Sheth 
  3. Volunteers Needed: AABANY Pro Bono Legal Clinic - Immigration, June 8
  4. Prosecutors' Committee 8th Annual Reception, June 9
  5. AABANY Movie Night: Seoul Searching, June 17
  6. AABANY Fall Conference: Call for Program Submissions, Due June 20
  7. In the News: Afghan Lovers Begin an Asylum Odyssey in New York
  8. Highlight: An Evening with South Asian Judges
  9. Career Placement Intake Form Now Online
  10. NAPABA News
  11. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  12. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  13. Read the New Issue of the Advocate
  14. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  15. Fellowship Announcements
  16. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  17. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  18. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

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 -- Congratulations to Manisha Sheth

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!

AALFNY will be honoring AABANY Board Member Manisha Sheth, Executive Deputy Attorney General of Economic Justice for the State of New York. 

Click here to RSVP.

Volunteers Needed: AABANY Pro Bono Legal Clinic - Immigration, June 8

We are seeking volunteers for AABANY’s June 8, 2016 Legal Advice Clinic, which will focus on Immigration.

When/Where: June 8, 2016 (second Wednesday of each month) from 6:30-8:30 at Asian Americans for Equality (111 Division St. New York, NY 10002).

NOTE: This is a different location from previous clinics.

Volunteer Needs for June 8, 2016:

(1) Immigration attorneys to provide legal advice and/or a referral, if appropriate. There is no language requirement. Interpreters will be provided, if needed. We are generally looking for attorneys who have practiced for about 5+ years, although this requirement is flexible.

(2) Cantonese and Mandarin speaking interpreters. Bar admission not required.

Those who are interested should contact june.lee@aabany.org.

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. 

In the News: Afghan Lovers Begin an Asylum Odyssey in New York

Check out the moving story of Afghan lovers Zakia and Mohammad Ali, whose parents oppose their union because they are from different sects. Seeking asylum in New York, they are hoping to establish new lives for themselves beyond the potato fields of their home in Bamian Province.

Our Immigration & Nationality Law Committee Co-Chair Poonam Gupta has a hand in their journey:

This time around, the process for an American visa has been going more smoothly. Their case, granted under Humanitarian Parole, a limited visa program for those with a “compelling emergency,” was facilitated by a lawyer, Poonam Gupta of White & Case LLP, who was hired by the aid group Women for Afghan Women.

Click here to read more of their love story.

Highlight: An Evening with South Asian Judges

On May 24, AABANY and SABANY examined the important topic of diversity on the bench. with another installment of the Public Interest Roundtable: An Evening with South Asian Judges at Wilson Elser.

The evening’s panelists included:

  • Hon. Karen Gopee,
  • Hon. Anil Singh,
  • Hon. Usher Pandit, and
  • Hon. Raja Rajeswari.

More photos 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 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

OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national membership-driven organization of community advocates dedicated to advancing the political, social, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APA), is seeking qualified candidates for the OCA Civil Rights Fellowship. Apply by June 15.  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

  • 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.
  • June 4: Volunteer with AABANY: Publicolor, 9:45am-3:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 8: AABANY Pro Bono Legal Clinic, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 8: New York Trusts & Estates CLE, 6pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 9: IP Committee Kick-Off Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 9: Prosecutors' Committee 8th Annual Reception, 5:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 13: Litigation Committee Kick-Off Meeting, 7pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • June 7: Law & Reorder: Women, Work, & the Supreme Court, 12pm-2pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 7: PALS Presents Writing for Lawyers, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 8: KALAGNY 30th Anniversary Gala, 6:30pm-10pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 9: Gift & Estate Planning for Foreign Nationals CLE, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 20: AALDEF Summer Cocktail Party, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid Society, New York
  • Assistant General Counsel, NYC Commission on Human Rights, New York
  • Corporate Associate - Healthcare Practice, Nixon Peabody, Jericho
  • Associate General Counsel, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York

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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