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AABANY Announcements May 1, 2017

 

In this edition

  1. Joint Bar Memorial Service for Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam
  2. Happy APA Heritage Month
  3. New York State Liberty Defense Project Reception for Attorneys, May 2
  4. Co-Chairs Needed
  5. Highlights: Week of April 24
  6. AABANY and Hard IP Present: Judges' Reception, May 17
  7. AABANY Co-sponsors: Discussion with Acting U.S. Atty. Joon Kim, Hon. Denny Chin, and Rep. Grace Meng, May 30
  8. AABANY Co-sponsors: This Land is Our Land - Oyama v. California, May 31
  9. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  10. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  11. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  12. New Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  13. NAPABA News
  14. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  15. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  16. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  17. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  18. Fellowship Announcements
  19. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Joint Bar Memorial Service for Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam

AABANY joins its sister bar associations in mourning the loss of Honorable Sheila Abdus-Salaam. The Honorable Sheila Abdus-Salaam's The Joint Bar Memorial Service on May 1st is currently at capacity.  A public memorial service will be held on Friday, May 26.  We encourage those who are unable to attend to submit condolences in the online memorial tribute book.  Please read full details here.

Happy APA Heritage Month

May is APA Heritage Month and AABANY will be busy all month celebrating with various events. We hope you can join us for the Judges' Reception on May 17, For the Public Good: Discussion with Acting US Attorney Joon Kim, Hon. Denny Chin and Rep. Grace Meng on May 30, and This Land is Our Land: Oyama v. California trial reenactment on May 31. Details appear below in this week's announcements and on our calendar. Be on the lookout for other great events coming up this month. Join the celebration!

New York State Liberty Defense Project Reception for Attorneys

AABANY is proud to join many other bar associations as a partner in the New York State Liberty Defense Project.  The NYS Liberty Defense Project will hold a Reception for Attorneys on Tuesday, May 2, from 6-8:00pm at New York Law School, 185 West Broadway.  RSVP to liberty@dos.ny.gov.

Co-Chairs Needed

AABANY's Mentorship Program and Student Outreach Committee have vacancies for co-chair positions in Fiscal Year 2017 which began 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.

 

Highlights: Week of April 24

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 May 12.

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.

AABANY Co-sponsors: This Land is Our Land - Oyama v. California

In 1934, Kajiro Oyama, a Japanese American farmer, purchased six acres of land in Chula Vista, California. In 1937, he bought two adjacent acres. At the time, California's Alien Land Law prohibited "aliens ineligible for American citizenship" from owning land, and under federal law, Oyama was ineligible for naturalization, even though he had been living in this country for some twenty years. Oyama bought the land in the name of his son Fred, who was born in California.

The State of California brought an action to escheat the land to the State, on the grounds the land was purchased in Fred's name as a "fraud upon the People of the State of California." The case would eventually reach the United States Supreme Court.

This presentation by members of the Asian American Bar Association of New York, including Cadwalader attorneys and the Honorable Denny Chin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will tell the story of Kajiro and Fred Oyama and the state of California through narration, reenactment of court proceedings and historic photographs.

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Registration & Networking

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Reenactment

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Networking Reception

CLE credit will be offered.  Register here.

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

  • May 1: AABANY In-House Counsel Committee Kick-Off Meeting, 6-8:30pm.  For more information, click here
  • May 10: AABANY Monthly Pro Bono Legal Clinic, 6:30-8:30pm.  For more information, click here.
  • May 11: AABANY co-sponsors: Caregiver CLE, 7:00pm.  Members can register here.  Non-members can register 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

  • May 2: Annual Dinner of The Association of Law Secretaries, 6:00pm.  For more information, click here.
  • May 2:  New York State Liberty Defense Project Reception for Attorneys, 6:00-8:00pm.  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.
  • May 12: KALAGNY Litigation Committee Meeting: "Soft Skills for Tough Litigators," 6:30pm.  For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Healthcare Associate, Nixon Peabody, Jericho, NY
  • Staff Attorney - Prosecutorial Reform, ACLU, NYC
  • Senior Counsel, QBE, NYC
  • Civil Practice Attorney-in-Charge, Legal Aid Society, Harlem, 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.

For past weekly announcements, see the archives page.