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AABANY Announcements February 13, 2017

 

In this edition

  1. Take Charge and Lead Change at the AABANY 2017 Annual Dinner, Feb. 22
  2. AABANY 2017 Annual Meeting, Feb. 15
  3. Press Release: AABANY Applauds Promotion of Kin Ng to Bureau Chief of Trial Bureau in Kings County District Attorney's Office
  4. Webinar: Understanding Trump's Executive Orders, Feb. 14
  5. Robing Ceremony Honoring Judge Judy Kim, Feb. 16
  6. AALFNY Board of Directors: Call for Nominations, Apply by Feb. 20
  7. Litigation Funding CLE: Past, Present, and Future, Feb. 21
  8. Yoga for Lawyers, Feb. 27
  9. Join AABANY and SABANY for Indian Chinese Food, Mar. 8
  10. AALFNY 2017 Community Service Scholarship: Apply by Mar. 31
  11. Highlights: Week of Feb. 6
  12. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  13. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  14. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  15. New Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  16. NAPABA News
  17. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  18. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  19. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  20. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  21. Fellowship Announcements
  22. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  23. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  24. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Take Charge and Lead Change at the AABANY 2017 Annual Dinner, Feb. 22

Join us in taking charge and leading change at our 2017 Annual Dinner! Registration is now open.

Get your tickets today! In recent years, we have been selling out of tickets. If you want a ticket before they're gone, purchase today.

The sponsorship deadline has passed but if you are interested in sponsoring AABANY please contact main@aabany.org Please see the sponsorship packet for details. 

We hope to see you all there for a night of celebration and forward thinking. This year, we are proud to honor Attorney General for the State of New York Eric Schneiderman, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Gibson Brands Lee Cheng, and Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York Marilyn Go.

Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street, New York, NY
February 22, 2017
Black-Tie Preferred

6:00 PM // VIP Cocktail Reception (Cipriani Library)
6:00 PM // Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM // Dinner and Awards Program
9:30 PM // After Party

AABANY 2017 Annual Meeting, Feb. 15

Please join us for one of our most important events of the year -- AABANY's Annual Meeting. All eligible members in good standing are invited to attend and vote in the AABANY Officer and Director Elections for the fiscal year 2017 (April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018).

The AABANY Annual Meeting will be held on the 15th day of February 2017 at 7:00 pm at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer. At this meeting, a vote will be taken to elect officers and directors for the upcoming year and to amend the by-laws. Please register on this page if you plan to attend in person: http://bit.ly/aabanymeeting2017Deadline to register for the Annual Meeting is February 13.

Learn more about your candidates:

James Cho - Bio/Resume - Statement
President-Elect

Naf Kwun - Bio/Resume - Statement
Vice President, Programs and Operations

Jeff Ikejiri - Bio/Resume - Statement
Vice President, Programs and Operations

Amy Ngai - Bio/Resume - Statement
Treasurer

Dai Wai Chin Feman - Bio/Resume - Statement
Secretary

Tristan Loanzon - Bio/Resume - Statement
Membership Director

The following persons have been nominated to fill an open Director position:

Diane Gujarati - Bio/Resume - Statement

Terrence Shen - Bio/Resume - Statement

Brian Song - Bio/Resume - Statement

Bobby Liu - Bio/Resume - Statement

Larry Wee - Bio/Resume - Statement

Marianne Chow - Bio/Resume - Statement

Sonia Low - Bio/Resume - Statement

 

Note: The following membership categories do not have voting rights and should not submit any proxy or ballot: Student, Associate, Affinity.

Press Release: AABANY Applauds Promotion of Kin Ng to Bureau Chief of Trial Bureau in Kings County District Attorney's Office

NEW YORK – February 10, 2017 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) congratulates Kin W. Ng on his recent promotion from Chief of the Immigrant Fraud Unit to Chief of the Red Zone Trial Bureau in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. We believe Kin is the first Asian Pacific American to serve as Bureau Chief at a major trial bureau in a prosecutors’ office in New York City.

To read the full press release, click here.

Webinar: Understanding Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration, Feb. 14

Register now for our Lunchtime Webinar with FALA New York: Understanding Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Shortly after taking office, President Trump issued several executive orders on immigration. The public has been up in arms about them, but how much do we really know about them? We’ve already seen the orders’ effects with the “Muslim ban” at the airports, but the orders are far-reaching and we need to be aware of the other dangers they pose as events unfold. Tune in to learn about what the orders say in plain language and what they’ll mean to the immigrant community.

Click here to register.

Non-lawyers are also welcome. Please feel free to share. Attendees must register by Monday, Feb. 13 at 11:59pm.

Robing Ceremony Honoring Judge Judy Kim, Feb. 16

Join KALAGNY at a Robing Ceremony Honoring Judge Judy Kim, the first Korean American elected judge in New York State on February 16, 2017. We welcome you to a special robing ceremony honoring Judge Judy Kim, the first elected Korean-American judge in the State of New York.  Read our announcement about the Judge's election here.   The reception will be held at Kobre & Kim LLP, 800 Third Avenue, New York, NY, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on February 16, 2017.    

**Please celebrate this historic occasion with us over toasts and a light dinner, including delicious and specially procured Kumamoto oysters.**

See the flyer here. RSVP here.  Space is limited and preference will be given to dues paid members of KALAGNY.  

AALFNY Board of Directors: Call for Nominations, Apply by Feb. 20

The Asian American Law Fund of New York ("AALFNY") is soliciting applications for positions on its Board of Directors.  
 
AALFNY is a non-profit organization established in 1993 by the Asian American Bar Association of New York ("AABANY") to support non-profit, charitable and education purposes, such as scholarships and internship programs in the New York metropolitan area.  AALFNY has an independent Board but remains affiliated with AABANY and continues to work in close coordination with AABANY on fundraising and pro bono programs.  AALFNY's mission statement and information about its scholarships and past projects can be found at www.asianamericanlawfund.org.
 
To apply, please submit a statement of interest and a current resume, biography, or CV listing your experience and accomplishments and any honors received to date.  As part of the statement of interest, please indicate your experience with AALFNY, AABANY, NAPABA, or other relevant organization, whether you have been an active member of such organization(s), and any activities that you have participated in or helped to organize. If you have not been an active member in any such organization, explain what capabilities, resources, talents, expertise, experience, or other qualities you would be able to contribute as a Board Director. Please also identify any activities indicating a dedication and commitment to issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American community.
 
Please submit your application materials to Sylvia Chin, President, at schin@whitecase.com and Naf Kwun, Secretary, at nkwun@asianamericanlawfund.org
 
Applications are due by 11:59 PM on February 20, 2017.

 

Litigation Funding CLE: Past, Present, and Future, Feb. 21

The field of litigation funding/finance has attracted substantial attention in recent years as a disruptive, sometimes controversial alternative to traditional contingency arrangements.  Please join AABANY's Litigation Committee and the Chinese Business Lawyers Association for a panel on the evolution of this burgeoning industry, featuring a discussion of ethical considerations, legal principles, potential applications of funding, and how they may serve claimholders, advocates, and investors.

Panelists will include:

 

CLE credit will be available for this program. Networking and light fare will follow.

 

Click here to register.

Yoga for Lawyers, Feb. 27

Please join the Immigration and GSPI Committees in AABANY's second annual yoga class for lawyers by lawyers.

 

When: 7:30pm-8:45pm

Where: Reflections Center for Conscious Living & Yoga, 227 E 24th St

 

Our instructor from last year, Wendy Harris, will again lead us through a slow-flow, restorative session. It will be the perfect way to finish recovering from the Annual Dinner and prepare for the week. Props and mats are available at the studio. Space is limited so registration in advanced is required.    

 

Class Description:

Slow Flow and Restorative: We will begin with a flow of sitting, standing and supine poses  to warm the body up and release tension, then move into restorative postures to bring on deep relaxation, and finally you will be guided through a short guided meditation for even deeper release. For those unfamiliar with restorative yoga, it uses various props (blocks and bolsters) to support and encourage the body to open and release muscular and emotional tightness. Restorative poses are explored for longer periods of time than traditional postures and have been proven to be therapeutic, encouraging peace of mind while managing stress.  This is an all levels class, whether you have no experience or years of practice behind you.  

 

Click here to register. Free for members. $20 for non-members.

Join AABANY and SABANY for Indian Chinese Food, Mar. 8

The evening will include:

Welcome and Introduction by the Chef/Co Owner Salil Mehta
Chinese Indian Cuisine,
 multi Course dinner, shared family style 

Chef Mehta and his wife Stacey Lo cook an intensely personal cuisine:  that of the Hakka Chinese from Kolkata, India.  The Kolkata Chinese food is a tale of immigration, cultural fusion and plain deliciousness. 

For more about the restaurant, see: http://thechineseclubnyc.com/
 
Capacity is limited. Registration is now open. Because this is a joint AABANY and SABANY event we would like to have roughly equal attendance by members from each association so please indicate whether you are from SABANY or AABANY when you register.
 
Cost: $30 per person payable in advance. Once your registration is accepted you will receive payment instructions via email.
 
If you have any questions, please ask Chris Kwok at chris.kwok@aabany.org

 

Click here to register.

AALFNY 2017 Community Service Scholarship: Apply by Mar. 31

AALFNY's 2017 Community Service Scholarship: Applications are available here, and must be postmarked by March 31, 2017.  
 
Up to three scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to law students with a demonstrated commitment to serving the Asian American community and who will be interning with a non-profit organization or governmental agency that is involved with the Asian American community in NY (see application for more details).
 
Interested candidates can learn more about the scholarship and application on AALFNY's website, https://aalfny.aabany.org/.

Highlights: Week of Feb. 6

AABANY Clerkship Directory

Did you clerk for a judge? Have you served as a court attorney? If so, please fill out our AABANY law clerk/court attorney survey!
 
 The Judiciary Committee has created a clerkship directory to gather information about our members who may be willing to act as future resources and/or ultimately want to become a judge. If you've ever clerked for a judge, please take a minute to fill out this survey and forward to others: http://bit.ly/aabanyclerks
 
We appreciate your help!

Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association

The New York City Bar Association is offering discounted membership to AABANY members. They will waive your one-time admission fee and give you 20% off your first membership dues payment. Membership dues are dependent on your earliest year of admission in any state or country.

Click here to take advantage of this great deal.

AABANY Speakers Bureau

Interested in future speaking opportunities? Join the confidential AABANY Speakers Bureau if you're open to raising your profile and sharing your expertise. Click here to access the form.

AABANY regularly receives requests from AABANY Committee Chairs and other bar associations for speakers to speak on various legal topics. This form is designed to collect information from our membership and engage those who are most interested in sharing their knowledge and expertise with various legal audiences. 

We respect your privacy. All information disclosed will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. Email main@aabany.org if you have any questions.

New Career Placement Committee Intake 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 2017 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 Current Issue of the Advocate

In this Issue:                   

  • Judy H. Kim Makes History as First Korean American Elected to NY State Court
  • 7th Annual AABANY Fall Conference Inspires and Enriches          
  • This Land Is Our Land: Oyama v. California
  • Spotlight on AABANY's Pro Bono Clinic Volunteers
  • AABANY Members Stand Out at NAPABA Convention
  • Fall 2016 Highlights

 

This Week on WE Blog @AABANY

Fellowship Announcements

Fellowship announcements can be found on AABANY's website under Career Center, in the sub-menu item "Fellowships." To see current announcements for Fellowships, click here.

Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Feb. 14: Webinar: Understanding Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration, 12pm-1pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb. 15: AABANY Annual Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb. 16: AABANY Co-sponsors: Path to the Bench with the Honorable Denny Chin of the Second Circuit, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb. 18: AABANY Co-sponsors: How To Get Repairs For Your Apartment (Mandarin), 9:45am-11am. For more information, click here.
  • Feb. 21: AABANY Litigation Committee and the CBLA Present: Litigation Funding: Past, Present, and Future, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb. 21: AABANY Co-sponsors Trial Reenactment: The Murder of Vincent Chin, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb. 22: AABANY 2017 Annual Dinner: Take Charge | Lead Change, 6:30pm-10pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Feb. 14: Winter 2017 Supplemental BAR Tutorial (IV), 4:30pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb. 16: Join KALAGNY at a Robing Ceremony Honoring Judge Judy Kim, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb. 21: Meet New York City's Tax Advocate Eunkyong Choi, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Civil Litigation Associate, Landman Corsi Ballaine & Ford P.C., New York
  • Transaction Review Attorney, New York State Office of the Attorney General, New York
  • Assistant Chief of Investigations, Justice Center, Rochester
  • Staff Attorney, Manhattan Legal Services, 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.