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AABANY Announcements July 25, 2016

In this edition

  1. NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference Hosted by KALAGNY, Aug. 19-21
  2. AABANY Discount at AAIFF '16
  3. Upcoming AABANY Committee Meetings
  4. AABANY Co-Sponsors Assembly District 65 Candidates Forum, Aug. 14
  5. Save the Date: AABANY Fall Conference, September 24
  6. US Open with FALA New York and AABANY's Women's Committee, September 8 
  7. Press Release: Asian American Bar Association of New York's Free Legal Clinics Now Moved to Asian Americans for Equality in Chinatown  
  8. Congratulations to Hon. Denny Chin
  9. Know Your Rights Community Trainings - Volunteers Needed
  10. Highlights: Week of July 18
  11. NAPABA Membership for AABANY Members  
  12. AABANY & MuBANY Summer Special
  13. Volunteers Needed to Defend Asian American Voting Rights
  14. New Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  15. NAPABA News
  16. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  17. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  18. Read the Latest Issue of the Advocate
  19. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  20. Fellowship Announcements
  21. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  22. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  23. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

 

NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference Hosted by KALAGNY, Aug. 19-21

Exciting programming and networking events being planned.  Meet lawyers from all over the Northeast.  See the invitation and sponsorship packet here.  

Click here to register or sponsor the conference.

Click here to see the conference page and the latest updates regarding the conference, including program details.  Some of the numerous programs and panelists include the following.  (Click here to see other programs.)

AABANY Discount at AAIFF '16

We are happy to partner with the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) in presenting four films this year! We were proud to co-sponsor the following films:

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

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.

    AABANY Co-Sponsors Assembly District 65 Candidates Forum, Aug. 14

    AABANY is proud to co-sponsor an Assembly District 65 Candidates Forum at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association on August 14, 2016. Before the September 13th primary, hear the candidates' positions on critical issues affecting Chinatown and the Lower East Side. You'll hear from:

    • Assemblywoman Alice Cancel
    • Don Lee
    • Gigi Li
    • Paul Newell
    • Yuh-Line Niou
    • Jenifer Rajkumar

    The conversation will be moderated by Joyce Moy, Asian American/Asian Research Institute at CUNY, and Susan Lerner, Common Cause. Location is not wheel-chair accessible. Event will be recorded. Translation provided in Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish. 

    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

    Click here for information about the Diversity Career Fair & Expo.

    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.

    The registration deadline has been extended to July 27, 2016. Please make your ticket purchases as soon as possible. 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.

    Press Release: Asian American Bar Association of New York's Free Legal Clinics Now Moved to Asian Americans for Equality in Chinatown

    NEW YORK – July 21, 2016 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that it is continuing its pro bono legal clinic in partnership with Asian Americans for Equality (“AAFE”) at 111 Division Street. Launched in December 2015, AABANY’s legal clinics have served members of the Chinatown community free of charge on a variety of legal issues, including housing and immigration.

    Click here to read more.

    Congratulations to Hon. Denny Chin

    The Honorable Denny Chin, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, received the Outstanding Citizen Achievement Award along with the Hon. Grace Meng, United States House of Representatives (D-NY) at the OCA National Convention held in Jersey City, New Jersey from July 21-24. The award was presented at the gala held on Saturday evening.

    Please join us in congratulating Judge Chin and Congresswoman Meng on this wonderful honor.

    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.

    Highlights: Week of July 18


    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.

    AABANY & MuBANY Summer Special

    AABANY and MuBANY are excited to announce the 2016 Joint Bar Program, which offers eligible members reduced membership rates in AABANY for a limited time.

    Members of one bar association will be eligible for a special reduction (approximately 50%) in their first year dues of the other bar association if they elect to join. Eligibility to receive this special reduction is limited to active, dues-paying members of either AABANY or MuBANY who are either new members or have not been a member of the other bar association in the last two years. To join, eligible members of AABANY or MuBANY should provide their names and email addresses via this online form in the appropriate section.

    Take advantage of this limited time offer by July 31, 2016.

    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.

    NAPABA News

    Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge

    Judge seeks volunteer attorneys/law grads with experience in criminal, landlord-tenant or consumer debt matters. Judge presides on appellate cases and also handles some civil Supreme Court matters.

    Full-time or four days per week preferred, but flexible schedule can be arranged. A wonderful learning and mentee opportunity, as well as an excellent resume-enhancer. Although not guaranteed, many of former volunteers have moved onto paying legal positions. Opportunity to enhance research/writing and oral skills.
    Willing to fill out paperwork for paid fellowships, if necessary. Rolling deadline. Opportunities open year round.

    Please send cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and references by email to:
    Rebecca Wohl, riwohl@nycourts.gov

    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 27: Foreign Investments in US Real Estate, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
    • Aug. 2: Joint Government Service & Public Interest Committee and Pro Bono & Community Service Committee Meeting, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
    • Aug. 9: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
    • Aug. 10: AABANY Pro Bono Legal Clinic, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.

    Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

    • July 26: PALS Mock Interview Workshop, 2:30pm-7pm. For more information, click here.
    • July 28: MuBANY Mock Interview Boot Camp, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
    • July 28: Bad Apples in the Big Apple: Notorious Criminal Trials in New York, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
    • July 30: MBBA and NAACP Present I Am a Solution, 9am-4pm. For more information, click here.
    • Aug. 10: NYCBA Presents Careers in Financial Compliance, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.

    Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

    • Assistant Attorney General, Office of the New York State Attorney General, Buffalo
    • Attorney-in-Charge, Legal Aid Society, New York
    • Staff Attorney - Foreclosure, Legal Aid Society, New York
    • Trial Attorney, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

    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.