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AABANY Announcements June 12, 2017

 

In this edition

  1. AABANY Fall Conference - September 23, 2017: Now Accepting Program Submissions
  2. Press Release: AABANY Congratulates Board Member Lawrence Wee on Receiving Award as One of the 2017 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business
  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. Highlights: June 1 to June 8
  8. Chair the AABANY Mentorship Program or Student Outreach Committee
  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 New 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

AABANY Fall Conference - September 23, 2017: Now Accepting Program Submissions

Save the date for the AABANY Fall Conference: Take Charge | Lead Change on September 23, 2017

On Saturday, September 23, we'll be taking charge and leading change at Fordham Law School. The AABANY Fall Conference is a full day of CLEs, career panels, mentoring, and fun -- the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to fulfill their CLE requirements, move their career forward, or connect with new and old friends. We hope to see you there.

From now until June 30, 2017, we are accepting program submissions for the Fall Conference. If you have an idea that you're passionate about and would like to turn it into an educational experience for others, we encourage you to submit a program proposal. To do so, please contact the appropriate Committee Chair and let them know that you're interested. All Committee Chairs have the submission forms and can help you with your next steps. If you're interested in submitting a program proposal, but are not sure which Committee you should contact, email fall.conference@aabany.org.

Press Release: AABANY Congratulates Board  Member Lawrence Wee on Receiving Award as One of the 2017 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business

NEW YORK – June 8, 2017 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) congratulates Board Member Lawrence Wee on receiving one of the 2017 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business award from the Asian American Business Development Center (“AABDC”). This esteemed honor recognizes Asian American individuals who have achieved success across different professions. The presentation of the award will take place on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Cipriani Wall Street at AABDC’s sixteenth annual gala. Click here to read the full press release.

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


Highlights: June 1 to June 8

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 13: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 14: AABANY Pro Bono Monthly Clinic, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 22: Prosecutors' Committee Reception, 5:30pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 26: Immigration Committee Kick-Off Meeting and Housewarming for the Offices of Tsui H. Yee, 7pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • June 12: Doing Business in China in the Current Geopolitical Environment, 3:30pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 13: Franklin H. William's Judicial Commission's Mercy Matters: Mass Incarceration, 9am-6pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 15: KALAGNY's 31st Annual Dinner, 6:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 26: 2017 Bronx Bar Association Golf and Tennis Outing, 10am-4pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Senior Trial Attorney, USAA, New York City
  • Litigation Attorney- Assistant General Counsel, New York Life Insurance Company, New York
  • Director of Litigation Operations, USAA, San Antonio
  • Civil Practice Staff Attorney-Immigration Law Unit, Legal Aid, 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.