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AABANY Announcements June 6, 2016

In this edition

  1. Upcoming AABANY Committee Meetings
  2. Volunteers Needed: AABANY Pro Bono Legal Clinic, June 8
  3. Prosecutors' Committee 8th Annual Reception, June 9
  4. AABANY Co-Sponsors NYCLA Asian Practice Committee Networking Event, June 14
  5. AABANY Fall Conference: Call for Program Submissions, Due June 20
  6. NAPABA Membership for AABANY Members 
  7. Volunteers Needed to Defend Asian American Voting Rights
  8. Highlights: Week of May 31
  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.

Volunteers Needed: AABANY Pro Bono Legal Clinic, 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 Co-Sponsors NYCLA Asian Practice Committee Networking Event, June 14

Location: NYCLA Home of Law - 14 Vesey Street
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Room: 2nd Floor Lounge

NYCLA Asian Practice Committee, NYCLA Young Lawyers' Section, and the Asian American Bar Association of New York are holding a networking reception and celebration in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States which originated with a congressional bill in June 1977. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants. Come and celebrate the contributions of our Asian American colleagues, network and enjoy some light refreshments and drinks at NYCLA on June 14th.

Click here to RSVP.

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. 

NAPABA Membership for AABANY Members

Your AABANY membership includes membership with NAPABA, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, of which we are the New York affiliate. However, you must register or renew separately to receive the NAPABA Affiliate membership.

Please email Margaret Langston at margaret.langston@aabany.org to receive the instructions and code for registration or renewal of your NAPABA 2016 Affiliate membership.

Volunteers Needed to Defend Asian American Voting Rights

In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote, including segregated "Asian” voting lines. When the news media reported on election results, Asian Americans were overlooked. In response, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) has conducted a non-partisan survey of Asian American voters to document Asian American voting patterns and document instances of anti-Asian voter disenfranchisement. AALDEF has monitored the elections for compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act, which mandates bilingual ballots and forbids anti-Asian voter discrimination.

We need your help. In the 2012 elections, 850 volunteers polled 9,096 Asian American voters in 14 states and Washington, DC. Volunteers work in 3-hour shifts. There will be a one-hour training session for all volunteers in October (90 minutes for CLE credits). All volunteers must be non-partisan during the time that they help.

Click here for more information.

Highlight: Week of May 31



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

  • 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.
  • June 14: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 15: Immigration & Nationality Law Committee Kick-Off Meeting, 7:30pm-9pm.  For more information click here.
  • June 16: In-House Counsel & Corporate Law Committees Wine Tasting & Networking Reception, 6:30pm-8:30pm .
  • June 17: Movie Night - Seoul Searching Theatrical Premiere (registration has closed)
  • June 21: Military & Veteran Affairs Committee Kick-Off, 7pm-8pm.  For more information, click here.
  • June 22: AABANY Presents Nuts & Bolts Part 1: The Ethics of IOLA Accounts plus E&O.  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 13: PALS Supplemental Bar Tutorial, 3:30pm-6:30pm. 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

  • Compliance Specialist, Office of the Governor, Albany
  • Supervisory Trial Attorney, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
  • Assistant Counsel, NYS Education Department, Bronx
  • Appellate Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, 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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