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AABANY Announcements August 15, 2016

In this edition

  1. NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference Hosted by KALAGNY, Aug. 19-21
  2. Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour, Aug. 16
  3. AABANY Annual Picnic, Aug. 28
  4. Even More Employers at the AABANY Fall Conference, September 24
  5. AABANY 2016 Mentorship Program Now Open
  6. Thank You to Our Pro Bono Volunteers
  7. Know Your Rights Community Trainings - Volunteers Needed
  8. NAPABA Membership for AABANY Members  
  9. AABANY & MuBANY Summer Special: Now Extended to the Fall Conference
  10. Volunteers Needed to Defend Asian American Voting Rights
  11. New Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  12. NAPABA News
  13. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  14. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  15. Read the Latest Issue of the Advocate
  16. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  17. Fellowship Announcements
  18. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  19. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. 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.

Click here to see programs.

Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour, Aug. 16

When: Tuesday, August 16th, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: District Social, 252 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018
Contact: Amy Ngai, amy.ngai@aabany.org

Join us for a fantastic happy hour and light appetizers at District Social on Tuesday, August 16th at 6:00 PM. Meet and get to know members of AABANY's Litigation Committee and Women's Committee. Members and non-members welcome. 

Hosted by the AABANY Litigation Committee, Membership Committee and the Women's Committee.

Click here to RSVP.

AABANY Annual Picnic, Aug. 28

When: Sunday, August 28, 2016, 12:00-5:00
Where: Central Park, Heckscher Picnic Area. Closest entrance is 63rd Street and Central Park West. Closest subway is A,B,C,D,1 at 59 St - Columbus Circle.

The Young Lawyers Committee and the Litigation Committee are holding the AABANY Annual Picnic on August 28th. Bring your friends and family for food, drinks and games, as we celebrate the end of summer.

Click here to RSVP -- it helps us know exactly how much food to order!

Even More Employers at the AABANY Fall Conference, September 24

Join us 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!

AABANY’s Career Placement Committee is hosting its second Diversity Career Fair & Expo at the 2016 Fall Conference. The Diversity Career Fair & Expo will feature selected public sector, corporate sector and law firm employers who will host informational sessions, meet and greet interested applicants, and in some instances, conduct first round on-site interviews. In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to meet members of AABANY’s Career Placement Committee and receive career advice as well as learn more about other job openings.

There are 8 employers conducting first-round interviews on site and 13 employers hosting information tables, including:

  • District Attorney Offices from around the city
  • New York City Law Department
  • Success Academy Charter Schools
  • JPMorgan Chase

Check them out here.

All information about the following programs at the Fall Conference will be updated on our Fall Conference website on an ongoing basis.

Register now for early bird rates, which will run until September 9!

Register | Sponsor | Volunteer

AABANY 2016 Mentorship Program Now Open

Sign up to be a Mentor or Mentee for the 2016-2017 Mentorship Program!

AABANY’s Mentorship Program provides support, advice, and networking opportunities to aid both mentors and mentees in their professional and personal development. Each mentee is matched to a mentor who will serve as a teacher, role model, and resource. 

We hope to facilitate long-lasting relationships that are compatible personally as well as professionally. In order to participate in AABANY's Mentorship Program, you must be an AABANY member. Mentors and mentees will be AABANY members and may come from any level of experience and practice area.

Applications opened August 1, 2016 and are open to all AABANY members. The deadline to apply for mentors and mentees will be Thursday, September 1, 2016. The official launch of the program will be in early to mid October 2016, with the date and location to be determined in the coming weeks.

Sign up today.

Thank You to Our Pro Bono Clinic Volunteers

AABANY’s monthly legal clinic is made possible only by our volunteers. The Pro Bono Committee would like to thank Rosie Wong, Stonee Yeung, and Wing Chiu! Wing Chiu, in particular, has volunteered for the last three clinics -- thank you kindly!

Thanks to the hard work of our Pro Bono & Community Service Committee, AABANY started its first monthly pro bono clinic in 2015. This free legal clinic takes place the second Wednesday of every month at Asian Americans for Equality at 111 Division Street. Those interested in volunteering with our Pro Bono & Community Service Committee should contact june.lee@aabany.org.

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.

AABANY & MuBANY Summer Special: Now Extended to the Fall Conference

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.

The deadline has been extended until our Fall Conference on September 24, 2016. Sign up today.

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 Racial Justice Program of the ACLU’s national office in New York City invites applications for the Marvin M. Karpatkin Fellowship, which will begin in September 2017 and last for one year. Apply by October 1, 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

  • Aug. 16: Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour, 6pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Aug. 19: NAPABA Northeast Regional. For more information, click here.
  • Aug. 23: AABANY co-sponsors: State Senate District 16 Candidates Forum, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Aug. 28: AABANY Annual Picnic, 12pm-5pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 8: US Open Tennis Outing with FALA New York, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 8: Careers in Government or Public Interest: How to Get your Foot in the Door, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Aug. 19: MBBA Harlem Bar Crawl, 7pm-11pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 12: Global Pound Conference Series, 8:30am-6pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Law Clerk, Outten & Golden LLP, New York
  • Court Attorney, Appellate Division - Second Judicial Department, New York
  • Attorney-in-Charge, Legal Aid Society, New York
  • Acting Assistant Professors, New York University School of Law, 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.