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AABANY Announcements June 23, 2017

 

In this edition

  1. AABANY Fall Conference - September 23, 2017: Last Week for Program Submissions
  2. Don't Sign the Contracts Yet!, June 28
  3. AABANY Pro Bono Training: Special Education Hearings for Asian American Children with Disabilities, July 11
  4. Highlight: AAJA-NY Trivia Bowl, June 16
  5. Chair the AABANY Mentorship Program
  6. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  7. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  8. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  9. New Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  10. NAPABA News
  11. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  12. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  13. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  14. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  15. Fellowship Announcements
  16. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  17. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  18. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY Fall Conference - September 23, 2017: Last Week for 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.

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

Email margaret.ling@aabany.org directly to register.

 

AABANY Pro Bono Training: Special Education Hearings for Asian American Students with Disabilities, July 11

AABANY's Government Service & Public Interest Committee and Pro Bono & Community Service Committee are proud to co-host a special pro bono project serving the needs of disadvantaged students in the New York City public school system. Experts from Legal Services NYC will teach pro bono attorneys how to represent low and moderate income Asian American parents of children with disabilities as they fight to obtain fair education for their children in NYC public schools.

More about the project:

The clients. Low and moderate income Asian American parents of children with disabilities who are trying to obtain a fair education for their children in NYC public schools

The problem. New York City frequently refuses to provide disabled children with an adequate education, in contravention of federal and state law. Without legal assistance, parents often feel powerless to challenge a school district’s denial of special education services. Many parents are unaware of what rights their children are entitled to, or how to pursue relief. These issues are further compounded in Asian American and other immigrant communities where language and cultural barriers can make access to these services harder to obtain.

The solution. Legal advice and representation at special education hearings makes a tremendous difference in the outcomes of these cases. With legal services organizations chronically underfunded, pro bono attorneys play an outsized role in securing justice for these families.

The project. LSNYC will partner with Asian American affinity groups in law firms and volunteers to represent parents at special education hearings and/or provide advice and counsel.

Volunteer support. LSNYC will provide thorough training and a volunteer manual, along with mentorship and oversight on cases.

To RVSP: Please e-mail bjjensen@paulweiss.com or register here. Thank you to Paul Weiss for hosting this training.

If you have any questions, email samuel.lui@aabany.org.

Highlight: AAJA-NY Trivia Bowl, June 16

On Friday, June 16, AABANY participated in the 2017 Trivia Bowl organized by the Asian American Journalists Association of New York., held at Broad Street Ballroom. AABANY has fielded a team each year since the inception (except for one year due to a scheduling conflict). AABANY was hopeful of repeating their first place finish last year, but it was a tough Trivia Bowl this year with challenging questions that managed to stump our team of trivia buffs. Through five rounds covering various categories (such as New York, Current Events and Fake News), our team hovered around second and third place, ultimately finishing in fifth. Our team was disappointed, but we congratulate Newsday for winning this year’s Trivia Bowl.

We thank our team members: Tsui Yee, Gabriel Arce-Yee, Gary Malone, Louis Villella, Nelson Mar, Kevin Hsi, Steven Shapiro, Lia Tieu, Yang Chen, and Chris Kwok (Team Captain).

We also thank the following judges who kindly agreed to give up their Friday night to serve as judges at the Trivia Bowl: Hon. Charles Liu, Hon. Laurie Lau, Hon. Alex Tisch, Hon. Toko Serita, Hon. Margaret Chan, and Hon. Gerald Leibovitz.

Although Team AABANY did not manage to repeat last year’s victory, team member Lia Tieu did score a great raffle prize: a basket of high-end cosmetics and skin care products from AmorePacific, with a retail value of $1250, all for just a $20 raffle ticket. Congrats, Lia!

Click here to see the photos.

Chair the AABANY Mentorship Program

AABANY's Mentorship Program has 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 is a description of the Mentorship Program.
 
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.

 

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:                   

  • 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 26: Immigration Committee Kick-Off Meeting and Housewarming for the Offices of Tsui H. Yee, 7pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 27: 10th Annual Winetasting & Networking Reception for Law Firm Partners and Senior In-House Counsel, 6:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 27: The Asian American Vote, 12pm-1:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 27: Disparities In Our Justice System, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 28: Don't Sign The Contracts Yet!, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 29: AALFNY & AABANY Mentorship Program Reception, 6pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 30: AABANY Fall Conference Program Submissions Due. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • 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

  • Coordinator, Human Rights Watch, Sao Paolo
  • Trial Attorney, USAA, Sacramento
  • Law Clerk, NBCUniversal, New York
  • Program Manager, International Bridges to Justice, Geneva

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.