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AABANY Announcements July 11, 2016

In this edition

  1. AABANY Discount at AAIFF '16 
  2. Upcoming AABANY Committee Meetings
  3. Save the Date: AABANY Fall Conference, September 24
  4. US Open with FALA New York and AABANY's Women's Committee, September 8 
  5. Best Practices for Successful Interviews, July 13
  6. FALA New York Annual Dinner & Installation of Officers, July 20 
  7. In the News: Hugh Mo Now Lead Counsel for Ng Lap Seng
  8. Know Your Rights Community Trainings - Volunteers Needed
  9. NAPABA Membership for AABANY Members  
  10. Volunteers Needed to Defend Asian American Voting Rights
  11. New Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  12. 2016 NAPABA Convention Scholarship, Submit by July 15
  13. NAPABA News
  14. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  15. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  16. Read the Latest Issue of the Advocate
  17. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  18. Fellowship Announcements
  19. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

 AABANY Discount at AAIFF '16

We are happy to partner with the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) in presenting four films this year!

 
 To take advantage of AABANY’S 25% discount rate for any film showing at AAIFF (excluding the Opening, Centerpiece, and Closing Night films), go to http://aaiff.org/2016/schedule and enter the promo code AABANYaaiff16 after you’ve added your desired ticket(s) to your Shopping Cart.

AAIFF is the first and longest running festival in the country devoted to films by and about Asians and Asian Americans. This year, AAIFF will run from July 21 through July 30, 2016.  Please visit http://aaiff.org/2016 for more information.

Upcoming AABANY Committee Meetings & Events

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. 

    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 for a productive and fun day!

    For sponsorship opportunities of the 2016 Fall Conference, please contact our Vice President of Finance and Development William Ng at william.ng@aabany.org or (631) 247-4707. Click here for the Sponsorship Materials

    Click here for the 2016 Fall Conference Volunteer Form

    US Open with FALA New York and AABANY Women's Committee, September 8

    Come and spend an evening enjoying great tennis and camaraderie!  The Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York and the Women's Committee of the Asian American Bar Association of New York welcome their members and their guests to attend the Women's Semi-Finals at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows on the evening of September 8 (Thursday) at 7:00 PM

    Tickets are $102 ($90/ticket + $12 Ticketmaster service fee).  Seating will be in the Upper Promenade (Sections 301 to 340).  Make your purchase through clicking on the registration link HERE and we will facilitate the purchase of group tickets from Ticketmaster.  Once the tickets are purchased, we will contact you about how to pick up your ticket.

    We will put forth our best effort to keep as many FALA New York and AABANY members together in order to maximize the spirit of the event.

    Please make your ticket purchases as soon as possible, but no later than 5:00 pm on July 15 (Friday). If you have questions, feel free to email Elaine Calderon of FALA New York at elaine@calderonlawpractice.com or Karen Shen of AABANY at karen.shen@aabany.org.

    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 register now.  Deadline to register is TODAY by 11:59PM.

    FALA New York Annual Dinner & Induction of Officers, July 20

    Please join the Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York as they pass the torch! Their Annual Dinner & Induction of Officers will be held from 6pm-9pm on July 20, 2016 at the New York City Bar Association (42 West 44th Street)

    Dinner, open bar, and entertainment will be included. Contact info@falanewyork.org regarding RSVPs, sponsorship, and membership inquiries. 

    In the News: Hugh Mo Now Lead Counsel for Ng Lap Seng

    If bribery, intrigue, and international affairs float your boat, check out the latest news on real estate mogul Ng Lap Seng. AABANY member Hugh H. Mo is now millionaire Ng Lap Seng’s lead counsel on an important UN bribery case. Click here to unravel a few details about the case and Hugh’s distinguished background.

    Ng’s defense team is currently completed by Park, Jensen & Bennett, LLP and Shapiro Arato LLP. Tai Park of Park, Jensen & Bennett has also been a long-time AABANY member and friend.

    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 Services 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.

    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.

     2016 NAPABA Convention Scholarship, Submit by July 15

    NAPABA strives to keep its Convention affordable for members and offers one of the best values among legal education conferences. Apply today and take advantage of NAPABA’s scholarship fund to help defray costs through registration fee waivers, travel stipends, and lodging stipends.

    Click here to view the submission guidelines and application.

    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

    • 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.
    • July 18: Judiciary Committee Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
    • July 19: Labor & Employment Law Committee Kick-Off Happy Hour, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.

    Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

    • July 14: Walk in Her Shoes: Fashion Show and Shopping Event, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here
    • July 20: PALS Summer 2016 Supplemental Bar Tutorial, 3:30pm-6:30pm. For more information, click here.
    • July 20: FALA New York Annual Dinner & Installation of Officers, 6pm-9p. For more information, click here.
    • July 20: Navigating Bias Encounters in the Workplace, 6pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.

    Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

    • Staff Attorney - Land Use & Neighborhood Change, Urban Justice Center, New York
    • Executive Director, Suffolk County Bar Association Academy of Law, Suffolk County
    • Assistant Attorney General - Sex Offender Management Bureau, Office of the Attorney General, New York
    • Immigration 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.

    For past weekly announcements, see the archives page.