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AABANY Announcements June 5, 2017

 

In this edition

  1. Meet EEOC Commissioner Jenny Yang and Former NLRB Board Member Kent Hirozawa, June 7
  2. Immigration & Family Law Options for South Asian Domestic Violence Survivors, June 8
  3. Prosecutors' Committee Annual Reception, June 22
  4. Immigration Committee Kick-Off Meeting & Housewarming for the Law Offices of Tsui H. Yee PC, June 26
  5. Don't Sign the Contracts Yet!, June 28
  6. AALFNY & AABANY Mentorship Program Summer Reception, June 29
  7. Congratulations to Kobre & Kim
  8. Highlights: Week of May 30
  9. Chair the AABANY Mentorship Program or Student Outreach Committee
  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 New 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

Meet EEOC Commissioner Jenny Yang and Former NLRB Board Member Kent Hirozawa, June 7

Meet and Greet EEOC Commissioner Jenny Yang and Former NLRB Board Member Kent Hirozawa: The Pathway to Policy Maker and What’s Next?

Hosted by the Labor and Employment Law Committee of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY)

Click here to register.

Immigration & Family Law Options for South Asian Domestic Violence Survivors, June 8

As the recent Silicon Valley domestic violence case demonstrates, domestic violence in South Asian communities in America is still a widespread, deadly but painfully silent epidemic. This CLE is designed to provide an overview of immigration and family law and its processes as it applies to South Asian immigrant survivors, VAWA updates, and cultural considerations when working with South Asian clients.

Speakers:

Hamel Vyas, Esq., HR Regulatory & Compliance Associate Dean, International Personnel, Mount Sinai Health System
Deborah Rose, Esq., Deborah A. Rose, A Professional Corporation
Anisa Rahim, Esq., Legal Services of New Jersey
Roli Khare Rastogi, Esq., Basso & Khare LLC, Moderator

Thursday, June 8, 2017
6:00-8:00 pm
DLA Piper
1251 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10020

RSVP to sabany.clearinghouse@gmail.com.

Prosecutors' Committee Reception, June 22

Join the Prosecutors' Committee for their highly anticipated Annual Reception on June 22, 2017 from 6:00pm - 8:00 PM at New York County Lawyers Association (14 Vesey Street). Regarded by many as one of the funnier and more inspiring events of the year, the Prosecutors' Committee Annual Reception plans to honor the following distinguished individuals:

Hon. Danny Chun

Deputy Administrative Judge
Justice, Supreme Court, Kings County, Criminal

Deputy Chief Ellen Chang

Internal Affairs Bureau
New York City Police Department

Click here to register.

Immigration Committee Kick-Off & Housewarming for the Law Offices of Tsui H. Yee PC, June 26

Join us as we kickoff the 2017-2018 term with a housewarming for the new law office of our former co-chair, Tsui Yee, who recently opened her solo practice. Come by to wish Tsui well on the new venture.

Stay to partake in some light refreshments (feel free to bring any additional refreshments you'd like--it's a party after all) and learn how you can get involved in this year's planned projects and events.

Click here to register.


Don't Sign the Contracts Yet!, June 28

Please join the AABANY Real Estate Committee and the AABANY Solo & Small Firm Practice Committee for Don't Sign the Contracts Yet! Due Diligence and Residential Real Estate Contracts on June 28. 

SPONSORED BY FLUSHING BANK, NEW YORK TITLE SERVICES, THE AABANY REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE, AND THE AABANY SOLO & SMALL FIRM PRACTICE COMMITTEE

June 28, 2017
6pm-8pm

Flushing Bank
186 Montague Street
Brooklyn, New York

Speakers:

  • Margaret T. Ling, Esq: Senior Underwriting Counsel: New York Title Services
  • David Lu, Esq, Associate Attorney, Seiden Schein LLP

Click here to register.

AALFNY & AABANY Mentorship Program Summer Reception, June 29

Please join us on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6pm-8:30pm at the offices of Baker & McKenzie LLP. This year, we will be combining the Annual AALFNY/AABANY Reception with our Mentorship Program Summer Event!

Whether you are a law student participating in one of AALFNY's programs, a practicing attorney or judge who wants to support Asian law students in New York, an official or unofficial AABANY mentor, or an AABANY mentee, we would love to see you! Please RSVP to jheyer@whitecase.com


Congratulations to Kobre & Kim

AABANY congratulates Kobre & Kim for joining The American Lawyer’s 2017 Am Law 200 list! 

In the latest rankings, the Am Law 200 featured Kobre & Kim as a Firm of Note, highlighting it as “part of a very small club of relatively young law firms” that nevertheless became one of the “largest grossing firms in the country.” The editors also noted that throughout its 14-year existence, the firm had a fondness for innovation that culminated in a specialized business model that “captured unique aspects” of different practice areas.

 

The editors cite the firm’s “model of continuous innovation” and its unique work, “such as cases that span multiple international jurisdictions” and representation of clients who “need super-specialized assistance with a high-stakes problem.” 

The American Lawyer’s article featuring the firm is available here.

 

Please join us in congratulating Kobre & Kim, which also happens to be our Sponsor Spotlight in the latest issue of The AABANY AdvocateTo read more, click here.

Highlights: Week of May 30

Chair the AABANY Mentorship Program or Student Outreach Committee

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.

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:                   

  • Fireside Chat with Joon Kim, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
  • Letter from President Dwight S. Yoo
  • AABANY Participates in Inaugural New York Diversity Forum
  • AABANY Celebrates 2017 Annual Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street

 

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

  • June 6: AABANY's Young Lawyers Committee Participates in Battle of the Bars 2017: Pub Trivia, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 7: Government Service & Public Interest Committee and Pro Bono & Community Service Committee Meeting, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 7: Meet EEOC Commissioner Jenny Yang and Former NLRB Board Member Kent Hirozawa, 5:30pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 8: AABANY Co-Sponsors Immigration and Family Law Options for South Asian Domestic Violence Survivors, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 13: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • June 5: AALDEF Annual Summer Cocktail Party, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 6: The War on Chinese Restaurants, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 7: NYWBA 2017 Annual Awards and Installation Dinner, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 8: WE ARE FAMILY: The Evolving Legal and Social Definitions of the "Family", 12:30pm-2:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 8: Strategic Alliances: How Men in the C-Suite Can Be Allies to Women General Counsel, 5:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 8: APALA-NJ 20th Annual Gala, 6:30pm-9:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 10: OCA Immigration Forum, 2pm-4pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Assistant Counsel, New York State Justice Center, Seneca
  • Staff Attorney, MinKwon Center, Flushing
  • Two-Year Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union, New York
  • Real Estate Attorney, LF Solutions, Syracuse

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.