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AABANY Announcements February 21, 2017

 

In this edition

  1. See You at the AABANY 2017 Annual Dinner, Feb. 22
  2. Writ of Habeas Corpus Training, Feb. 24
  3. Yoga for Lawyers, Feb. 27
  4. Join AABANY and SABANY for Indian Chinese Food, Mar. 8
  5. Register Now for the AABANY Trial Advocacy Program, Mar. 25
  6. AALFNY 2017 Community Service Scholarship: Apply by Mar. 31
  7. Highlights: Feb. 12 to Feb. 16
  8. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  9. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  10. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  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 Current 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

See You at the AABANY 2017 Annual Dinner, Feb. 22

Join us in taking charge and leading change at our 2017 Annual Dinner! 

Online registration is now closed. If anyone is interested in buying tickets, contact main@aabany.org.

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

Writ of Habeas Corpus Training, Feb. 24

KALAGNY, AABANY, FALA New York, MuBANY, and The Migrant Center at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi invite you to a CLE Training on Writ of Habeas Corpus on Feb. 24. The course will cover the recent Executive Orders on immigration, introduction to immigration law, and a training on filing habeas corpus petitions.

Speakers:

  • TJ Mills, Esq., New York Justice for Our Neighbors
  • Amanda Bernardo, Esq. (Co-Chair, AABANY Immigration Committee)
  • Merium Malik, Esq. (Director, MuBANY)
  • David K.S. Kim, Esq. (Former Governor, KALAGNY)
  • Paul Grotas, Esq. (AILA Federal Litigation Committee)

Moderator:
Eve Guillergan, Esq. (Chair, KALAGNY Immigration Committee)

If you have any questions please email Eve Guillergan at Eve@knowyourvisa.com. Alternatively, please reach KALAGNY at kalagny@gmail.com.

Click here to register.

Yoga for Lawyers, Feb. 27

Please join the Immigration, GSPI, and Women's 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.

Register Now for the AABANY Trial Advocacy Program, Mar. 25

Registration is now open for AABANY’s annual Trial Advocacy Program, sponsored by Morrison & Foerster and Veritext, featuring keynote speaker the Honorable Kiyo A. Matsumoto from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

TAP will be on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Morrison & Foerster from 9:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m. As you may know, AABANY TAP provides participants with the chance to conduct their own opening statements and direct and cross-examinations, all while receiving valuable feedback from our experienced faculty members.

Participants are assigned a partner and receive the course materials in advance of the program. Participants must thoroughly review the course materials and prepare for TAP on their own and with their partners prior to the day of the program. TAP also includes morning and afternoon panels on effective trial advocacy featuring distinguished and experienced litigators. 

Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided. The registration fee is $50 for members, $75 for non-members. Please register here: http://bit.ly/tap032517

Our TAP faculty this year includes (with more names to come!):

  • Hon. Kiyo Matsumoto – United States District Court for EDNY
  • Rodney Villazor – Smith & Villazor LLP
  • Tristan C. Loanzon – Loanzon LLP
  • Concepcion Montoya – Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • Sam Yee – New York City Police Department
  • Kevin Murphy – Garson, Segal, Steinmetz, Fladgate LLP
  • Victor Olds – Bronx District Attorney’s Office
  • Vinoo Varghese – Varghese & Associates P.C.
  • Steve Madra – The Madra Law Firm
  • Yasuhiro Saito – Saito Law Group PLLC

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: Feb. 12 to Feb. 16

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. 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.
  • Feb. 24: AABANY Co-sponsors: Writ of Habeas Corpus Training, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb. 27: Yoga for Lawyers, 7pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Feb. 21: Meet New York City's Tax Advocate Eunkyong Choi, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here
  • Mar. 2: AALDEF 2017 Justice in Action Award, 6:30pm-10pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 6: Jewish Lawyers Guild 41st Annual Dinner, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Attorney-Corporate Law, USAA, San Antonio
  • Attorney In Charge-Immigration Law Unit, Legal Aid Society, New York
  • Director – Labor Relations, MTA Metro-North Railroad, New York
  • Assistant District Attorney, The New York County District Attorney's Office, 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.