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AABANY Announcements June 27, 2016

In this edition

  1. Upcoming AABANY Committee Meetings
  2. Save the Date: AABANY Fall Conference, September 24
  3. Government & Public Interest Law Student Reception, June 30
  4. Best Practices for Successful Interviews, July 13
  5. Know Your Rights Community Trainings - Volunteers Needed
  6. NAPABA Membership for AABANY Members  
  7. Volunteers Needed to Defend Asian American Voting Rights
  8. Highlights: Week of June 20
  9. New Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  10. NAPABA News
  11. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  12. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  13. Read the Latest 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.

Save the Date: AABANY Fall Conference, September 24

Save the date for the 2016 AABANY Fall Conference: Speak Up | Rise Up | Lift Up on September 24 at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. We hope to see you there!

Government & Public Interest Law Student Reception, June 30

Our Government Service & Public Interest Committee, Pro Bono & Community Service Committee, and Student Outreach Committee are hosting a Government & Public Interest Law Student Reception on June 30!

Law students, if you'd like to learn more about how attorneys work in the public interest, come enjoy an evening of drinks in the company of peers and role models. Feel free to bring a friend. 

Attorneys, if you'd like to mentor young law students, share your advice. The reception will be held in the art gallery of Lee Anav Chung White & Kim. 

Click here to register.

Best Practices for Successful Interviews, July 13

AABANY’s Career Placement and Student Outreach Committees are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a Panel Discussion and Mock Interview Workshop on July 13, 2016 at 6:30pm.

Whether you’re preparing for on-campus interviews or want to brush up on your interviewing skills, our distinguished panel will provide their insights into preparing for interviews, handling tough questions, and what employers look for when interviewing candidates. After the panel, attendees can spend one-on-one time with an experienced attorney who will provide valuable tips and feedback during 20 minute mock interview sessions. Participants will have an opportunity to fine tune answers to those tough questions that potential employers pose, receive comments on their resumes, and become better prepared for future interviews.

Space is limited so please register ASAP! Click here to RSVP.

Know Your Rights Community Trainings - Volunteers Needed

AABANY is recruiting volunteers to be trained to give basic housing trainings to the Flushing community at Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) located at 35-24 Union Street.

Trainings to the volunteers will be provided by Legal Service NYC at 40 Worth Street. Starting in August, Volunteers can shadow experienced public interest lawyers on a monthly basis at night. Eventually, once the volunteer becomes comfortable, they can give the training themselves under the supervision of an experienced housing lawyer. Volunteers also have the opportunity to work at the Pro Bono committee’s Monthly General Advice Clinic in Manhattan Chinatown!

We are looking for committed volunteers who have demonstrated interest in social justice and want to help the community. As a volunteer, you will be asked to commit to being trained, observing at least one training, and giving one or more trainings to the community. Chinese language skills are a plus although may not be necessary.

If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please contact Government Service & Public Interest Committee Co-Chair Anita Wu at anita.wu@aabany.org.

NAPABA Membership for AABANY Members

In recent days, you may have received an email from NAPABA stating that your membership in NAPABA has expired and that you should contact your affiliate president for renewal instructions

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.

Highlights: Week of June 20


New Career Placement Committee Form Now Available

Interested in moving your legal career forward? Launched at the 2013 Fall Conference, the Career Placement Committee seeks to match qualified AABANY members with available legal positions.

The new Career Placement Committee Intake Form is now available. Click here to help us help you. Feel free to also email your resumes and 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 Latest 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 29: Tax Committee Peer Group Dinner - M&A, 7:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 29: LGBT Committee Meeting, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 30: Women's Committee Kick-Off Meeting, 7:30am-9am. For more information, click here.
  • June 30: Reception for Law Students Interested in Working for Government or Public Interest, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • July 12: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • July 13: AABANY Pro Bono Clinic, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • July 13: Getting On Track #7: Best Practices for Successful Interviews, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • June 27: Mediation in the Federal Courts, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 29: Breaking Leases: The Intersection of Consumer and Housing Law, 2pm-5pm. For more information, click here.
  • July 6: PALS Supplemental Bar Tutorial, 3:30pm-6:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • July 18: Law & Reorder, 12pm-2pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Associate, Anderson & Associates LLP, New York
  • CLE Program Attorney, New York State Bar Association, Albany
  • Assistant Manager of Departmental Hearings & Investigations, MTA Metro-North Railroad, New York
  • Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society, 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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