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AABANY Announcements March 20, 2017

 

In this edition

  1. Real Estate Networking Event, Mar. 27
  2. Strategies to Advance Your Legal Career, Mar. 29
  3. AALFNY 2017 Community Service Scholarship: Apply by Apr. 4
  4. New York Diversity Forum, Apr. 28
  5. Highlight: The Importance of Judicial Screening Panels, Mar. 16
  6. March Pro Bono Clinic in the News
  7. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  8. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  9. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  10. New Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  11. NAPABA News
  12. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  13. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  14. Read the New Issue of the Advocate
  15. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  16. Fellowship Announcements
  17. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  18. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  19. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Real Estate Networking Event, Mar. 27

The AABANY Real Estate Committee and East West will host a Real Estate Networking Event on March 27, 2017 at 6pm-8pm.

The reception will be held at Hyatt Place at 133-29 39th Avenue in Flushing, New York.

RSVP to margaret.ling@aabany.org.

Strategies to Start or Advance Your Legal Career, Mar. 29

The Office of Academic Planning and Career Development at New York Law School, together with the Asian American Bar Association of New York - Real Estate and Solo Small Firm Committees, invite you to join us for an informative panel discussion followed by a Q&A and networking reception on Strategies to Start or Advance Your Legal Career.

Learn successful job search strategies, get resume and interviewing tips, hear expect advice on negotiating multiple job offers and shift your mindset to advancing your legal career by being proactive and open to new opportunities and making a seamless transition at the right time, in the right way.  Refreshments will be served.

 

Panelists:

Joseph K. Chung, Associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Margaret T. Ling, Title Underwriting Counsel at Omni Title Agency

Anthony K.C. Fong, General Counsel at Broadway Stages, Ltd.

 

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Networking Reception

RSVP by emailing career@nyls.edu.

AALFNY 2017 Community Service Scholarship: Apply by Apr. 4

AALFNY's 2017 Community Service Scholarship: Applications are available here, and must be received by April 4, 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/.

New York Diversity Forum, Apr. 28

Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. U.S. District Courthouse 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York Central Jury Room           

The New York Diversity Forum will consist of a series of sessions that will address key issues impacting traditionally unrepresented and marginalized groups and will provide a unique opportunity for cross‐cultural collaboration among community leaders. The forum has been structured to allow partnering organizations to address issues critical to their members with the goal of promoting greater understanding and enabling a constructive dialogue between community/identity interest groups, bar associations and members of the community.

The forum is being presented by the following organizations, with the support of United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York: 

  • Federal Bar Association LGBT Section
  • Muslim Bar Association of New York 
  • National Hispanic Bar Association 
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association 
  • FBA EDNY Chapter 
  • Dominican Bar Association
  • Long Island Hispanic Bar Association 
  • Latino Lawyers of Queens County 
  • Latino Judges Association   
  • International Cultic Studies Association 
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York

This program is suitable for both practitioners and non‐practitioners. For more information, click here.

Highlight: The Importance of Judicial Screening Panels, Mar. 16

On March 16, 2017, the AABANY Judiciary Committee had a robust conversation about judicial screening panels in New York County. Thank you to Dorsey & Whitney LLP for hosting. Led by Tristan Loanzon, Will Wang, and Steve Madra, the group’s discussion focused on the importance of screening panels in maintaining an excellent and diverse judiciary, and how AABANY members can be more effective participants in that process. The group of course was mindful that there should be transparency in procedures but with utmost confidentiality in the process. Plans are being made already for a follow-up session in January 2018.

Click here to see a picture of the event.

March Pro Bono Clinic in the News

Our March pro bono clinic got some coverage on Chinese TV. Here is a translation of the article that goes with the video. Thanks to GSPI Committee Co-Chair Thalia Huang for the translation. See an excerpt below.

For more information about the monthly pro bono clinic, contact our Pro Bono Committee Co-Chairs Sam Lui, Ariana Pabalan and Pauline Yeung-Ha (email addresses in the link).

Chinatown Community Welcomes Groups Providing Free Legal Consultations
March 10, 2017

In New York City, due to language and cultural barriers, many immigrants have questions about US laws. Several legal organizations in the city have started to cooperate with the community organizations to provide legal assistance. One such instance occurred yesterday night as the pro bono legal clinic in Chinatown attracted many participants.

The Executive Director of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of NY (“CCCNY”), Justin Chin-Shan Yu, said: “[The level of interest] shows that Asian really need legal assistance, which includes legal questions about immigration, family, housing, and benefits. The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) can provide bilingual lawyers to answer questions.”

Click here to watch the video and read the full translation.

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 New Issue of the Advocate

In this Issue:                   

  • Breaking Barriers: Kin Ng, First APA to Lead Major Trial Bureau in NYC Prosecutors’ Office
  • Practicing Immigration Law in the Age of Trump
  • Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the U.S. Executive Order: What It Means for the Crimmigation Lawyer
  • Immigration Executive Orders Signed in January 2017
  • The Day-to-Day Immigration Practice Under Trump
  • Letter from Outgoing President Susan Shin
  • Letter from Incoming President Dwight Yoo
  • 2017 AABANY Law Firm Diversity Award Winner Spotlight: White & Case

 

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

  • Mar. 25: AABANY’s Trial Advocacy Program (TAP), 9am-4:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 27: Real Estate Networking Event, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 29: Strategies to Start or Advance Your Legal Career: Panel and Networking Reception, 7:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Mar. 22: NYCBA Presents How to Become an Assistant United States Attorney, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 22: NYCBA Presents: How to Get on the Ballot in New York City, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 23: Fashion Law in Latin America, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 28: Critical Issues in Bankruptcy and Securities Law, 10:30am-5:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 28: Multi-District Litigation: New York Style, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 28: We All Speak Justice Here! Ensuring Language Access in the New York Courts, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Director of Research, Success Academy Charter Schools, New York
  • Supervising ADA for Domestic Violence Bureau, Bronx District Attorney's Office, Bronx
  • Civil Practice Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid Society, New York
  • Staff Attorney - Housing Unit, Bronx Legal Services, Bronx

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.