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AABANY Announcements April 24, 2017

 

In this edition

  1. PLACEHOLDER
  2. AABANY co-sponsors: New York Diversity Forum, Apr. 28
  3. Co-Chairs Needed
  4. AALFNY 2017 Community Service Scholarship: Deadline Extended to Apr. 21
  5. [NEW] Highlights: Apr. 17 to 21
  6. [NEW] AABANY Co-Sponsors: Book Presentation, Apr. 24
  7. [NEW] AABANY Judiciary Committee Meeting, Apr. 26
  8. AABANY and Hard IP Present: Judges' Reception, May 17
  9. AABANY Co-sponsors: Discussion with Acting U.S. Atty. Joon Kim, Hon. Denny Chin, and Rep. Grace Meng, May 30
  10. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  11. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  12. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  13. New Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  14. NAPABA News
  15. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  16. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  17. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  18. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  19. Fellowship Announcements
  20. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  22. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

PLACEHOLDER

PLACEHOLDER



AABANY co-sponsors: 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
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Region II (NY)
  • 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
  • South Asian Bar Association of New York

AABANY and SABANY will present Session 5 of the Program, from 2:50-3:40 PM.  

TOPIC:
Legacy of Exclusion:  Learning the Lessons of History, from the Chinese Exclusion Act to the Current Immigration Executive Orders

PANELISTS:

  •  Rose Cuison Villazor, Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law
  • Amol Sinha, State Policy Advocate, Innocence Project
  • Annie J. Wang, Staff Attorney, Asian American Defense & Education Fund.  

MODERATOR

Christopher M. Kwok, Supervisory ADR Coordinator, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (NY Office)

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

Co-Chairs Needed

AABANY's Mentorship Program and Student Outreach Committee have vacancies for co-chair positions in Fiscal Year 2017 which begins on April 1. If you are interested in applying, please send your CV or resume to main@aabany.org. Below are descriptions of the Mentorship Program and Student Outreach Committee.
 
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 to the mentee. By way of one-to-one relationships and Mentorship Program events held throughout the year, the program will provide the structure to advance professional growth and networking skills of both mentors and mentees. Mentors 

Student Outreach Committee:
AABANY’s Student Outreach Committee seeks to equip APA students with concrete skills to excel academically and professionally. In addition, the Committee acts as a bridge between law students and attorneys, encouraging APA students to be active in the APA legal community. To achieve these goals, the Committee sponsors career programs, networking events, and social activities. Currently, there are more than 300 APA law student members in AABANY, and the Committee works with approximately 18 law schools in the tri-state region.

AALFNY 2017 Community Service Scholarship: Deadline Extended to Apr. 21

AALFNY's 2017 Community Service Scholarship: The application deadline has been extendedApplications are available here, and must be postmarked by April 21, 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: Apr. 17 to 21

  • Mentorship Program Spring Reception, Apr. 18
  • AABANY co-sponsors Police Reform, What's Working, Apr. 19
  • Committee Chairs Kick-off, Apr. 20

AABANY Co-Sponsors: Book Presentation, Apr. 24

A Short & Happy Guide to Networking (West Academic)
Desiree Jaeger-Fine, Esq. (LL.M. 2013)
Welcoming Remarks by Dean Matthew Diller
Special Remarks by The Honorable Denny Chin, U.S. Court of Appeals (J.D. 1978)

Monday, April 24, 6:00 p.m.
Fordham School of Law, 150 West 62nd Street
Hill Faculty Conference Room (7-119)

RSVP here

 AABANY Judiciary Committee Meeting, Apr. 26

Please join the Judiciary Committee for its next meeting at King & Spalding LLP
1185 Avenue of the Americas, Room 34E.  Register here.

AABANY and Hard IP Present: Judges' Reception, May 17

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, AABANY's Judiciary Committee and Hard IP invite you to a Judges' Reception on May 17, 6:30pm at the Loft in Flatiron, honoring newly inducted and retiring judges.  Online registration is available until 5/17/2017.  Please register here.

 

 

AABANY Co-sponsors: Discussion with Acting U.S. Atty. Joon Kim, Hon. Denny Chin, and Rep. Grace Meng, May 30

Susan L. Shin, Immediate Past President of AABANY and Partner at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, moderates a discussion from three prominent APAs serving in the Federal government, in the executive, judicial and legislative branches. Hear from these trailblazers what they do, how they got there and how you can also Take Charge and Lead Change by working for the public good.

The event is free but registration is required. Capacity is limited. Preference will be given to AABANY members and APKS attorneys. For more information, click here.

Thanks to our Volunteers at the April 12 Pro Bono Clinic

On April 12, the Pro Bono Monthly Clinic, held on the second Wednesdays of the month at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce offices at Confucius Plaza, our volunteers assisted 39 clients from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Please join us in thanking all our volunteers that evening:

Lawyers: 

  • Chris Kwok
  • Dave Lu
  • Beatrice Leong
  • Asako Aiba
  • Sunny Wu
  • Joshua Versoza
  • Hazel Chin
  • Judy Lee
  • Jonathan Hernandez
  • Kevin Hsi

LLMs/Translators:

  • Quentin Wong
  • Siyi Luo 
  • Jian Wu 
  • Jingkai Xiao

Thank you all for your service. We could not provide pro bono legal help to the community without your volunteerism.

We need more volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering for the pro bono clinic, please contact Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair Ariana Pabalan at ariana.pabalan@aabany.org. She can answer any questions you might have about the clinic and how you can help. The next clinic takes place on May 10.

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:                   

  • 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

  • Apr. 24: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Book Presentation - A Short & Happy Guide to Networking, 6:00pm.  For more information, click here.
  • April 26: AABANY Judiciary Committee Meeting, 7:00-9:00pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Apr. 28: AABANY co-sponsors: New York Diversity Forum, 9:30am-4:00pm.  For more information, click here.
  • May 10: AABANY Monthly Pro Bono Legal Clinic, 6:30-8:30pm.  For more information, click here.
  • May 17: AABANY and Hard IP Present: Judges' Reception, 6:30-9:30pm.  For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Apr. 25: Tax Panel - Navigating Federal, State, and Local Taxes in the ESL Community, 6:30-8:30pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Apr. 26: World IP Day at Cardozo School of Law, 6:00-9:30pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Apr. 26: 2017 PRBA Flor De Maga Awards, 6:00-8:30pm.  For more information, click here.
  • May 2: Annual Dinner of The Association of Law Secretaries, 6:00pm.  For more information, click here.
  • May 3: Let's Chat: A Conversation with Latinas in Government, 6:00-8:30pm.  For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Staff Attorney, Prosecutorial Reform, ACLU, NYC
  • Senior Counsel, Center for Reproductive Rights, NYC
  • Environmental Associate Attorney, Schiff Hardin, NYC
  • Assistant Counsel, Office of Indigent Legal Services, NYC

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.

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