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AABANY Announcements September 11, 2017

 

In this edition

  1. AABANY Honors Randall T. Eng with the Norman Lau Kee Trailblazer Award

  2. Historic First: Three Asian American Judges Sitting as Appellate Panel at First Dept.

  3. Sign Up for the Fall Conference
  4. Sign Up for Professional Development Coaching
  5. Sign Up for the Diversity Career Fair
  6. AABANY Co-sponsors "The State of Play: Journalism and the Law in the Age of Trump," Sept. 28
  7. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  8. 2017 Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition
  9. "How to Pitch" Program on Sept. 14
  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

 

AABANY Honors Randall T. Eng with the Norman Lau Kee Trailblazer Award

The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) is proud to announce that the Hon. Randall T. Eng, Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Second Department, will be the recipient of the Norman Lau Kee Trailblazer Award at AABANY’s Eighth Annual Fall Conference on September 23, 2017, to be held at the Fordham University School of Law.

To read more, click here.

Historic First: Three Asian American Judges Sitting as Appellate Panel at First Dept.

On September 7, for the first time in the history of New York courts, and according to Court spokesperson Lucien Chalfen, for the first time in any court, three Asian American judges -- Justice Peter Tom, Justice Jeffrey Oing and Justice Anil Singh -- sat as a panel to hear appellate argument. To read Justice Tom's remarks marking this historic occasion, go here.

Sign Up for the Fall Conference

AABANY is pleased to announce that the 2017 Fall Conference website has gone live. Visit it now at https://conference2017.aabany.org/.

We hope you will be able to join us on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Fordham University School of Law. Registration is now open, so register online as soon as possible! Register here: http://bit.ly/fc17reg

The Fall Conference Schedule is Updated:

We have a fabulous line-up of programs for the 2017 Fall Conference, and the Programs page has been updated with a revised schedule for all programs. Check them out now at http://bit.ly/fc17pgms . Please note that the schedule may be subject to change so please check back from time to time or be on the lookout for future updates.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 Fall Conference, go to https://conference2017.aabany.org/sponsors/

If you have any questions, please contact fall.conference@aabany.org.

Sign Up for Professional Development Coaching

AABANY is proud to continue Steve Chung's group mentoring efforts by offering Fall Conference attendees an opportunity to sign up for 30 minutes one-on-one or small group Professional Development Coaching (PDC) sessions at the Fall Conference this year, which will be held on Saturday, September 23rd at Fordham Law School.  The deadline to register is by this Friday, Sept. 15.
 
Participants will be matched with one of the following accomplished law firm, in-house or government attorneys who will aim to help them break down and tackle professional and personal development issues that may be impeding their career advancement:
  • Jung Choi, Senior Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AABANY Director
  • Marianne Chow Newman, AABANY Director; Counsel at Hearst Corporation, 
  • Diane Gujarati, AABANY Director; Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York
  •  Mike Huang, former AABANY Director; Partner at Paul Hastings LLP
  •  Jeff Ikejiri, AABANY Co-Vice President of Programs and Operations; Vice President, Legal & Business Services at UnitedLex Corporation
  • Ed Lee, Co-Chair of AABANY Corporate Law Committee; Partner at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
  • Rob Leung, former AABANY Director; Judiciary Committee and Career Placement Committee Co-Chair; Partner at Paul Hastings LLP
  • Katherine Loanzon, Division Director, Parker + Lynch Legal, Special Counsel’s Attorney Search Division
  •  Sonia Low, AABANY Director; General Counsel at The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc.
  • Brian Song, AABANY Director; Co-Chair of Military & Veteran Affairs Committee; Partner at Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Larry Wee, AABANY Director; Corporate Law Committee Co-Chair; Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

All participants must be registered for the Fall Conference in order to participate in the PDC Sessions, so register now at http://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=975475  Once registered, all participants should sign up for PDC Session by completing this intake form: http://www.aabany.org/events/register.aspx?id=975477.   The more specific and thoughtful the response in the intake form, the better the match will be.

Sign Up for the Diversity Career Fair

AABANY's Diversity Career Fair & Expo (DCF) is being held during the Fall Conference on September 23rd at Fordham University School of Law.   Over 20 employers from the public, private, and corporate sectors participating, and 10 employers conducting on-site interviews, looking for:
  • Experienced attorneys
  • Recent law school graduates
  • Law students, and
  • Interns
The current list of participating employers can be found here: https://conference2017.aabany.org/diversity-career-fair-expo/
 
Please take a look at the Pre-Screening Requirements for the employers conducting on-site interviews: https://conference2017.aabany.org/pre-screening-requirements/.

On-Site Interviews
If you are interested in interviewing with any of these employers, please submit applications for on-site interviews to resume@aabany.org by September 7th.  In the subject line, please list 2017 DCF Interviews, your name and the employers that you are applying to (e.g., “2017 DCF Interviews – Jane Doe – Kings and Queens DA”).  You must also complete an Intake Form.
 
Resume Book
If you are interested in having your resume included in the resume books that will be distributed to all participating employers, please send your resume to: resume@aabany.org by September 14th, and include "2017 DCF Resume Book" in the subject line.

If you have any questions, please reach out to AABANY's Career Placement Committee at careers@aabany.org.

AABANY Co-sponsors "The State of Play: Journalism and the Law in the Age of Trump", Sept. 28

The Hearst Corporation Office of General Counsel, Asian American Bar Association of New York and Hispanic National Bar Association - Region II are proud to bring together a panel of distinguished journalists and media lawyers to discuss and provide insights on the changing landscape of journalism and media law under the Trump administration. Space is limited, so don’t miss this engaging and timely discussion by registering now! Panel will start promptly at 6:30pm, followed by a networking reception.  See more details under Upcoming Events.

Law Student Group Rate Now Available

Attention New York area law students: To encourage law students to join AABANY in large numbers, AABANY is offering a special law student group rate, as follows:
 
For a minimum group of 20 students: $150
Beyond 20, the rate is an additional $50 per group of 5 students.
 
This rate is available only to new members. The regular rate is $15 per year per student. At the group rate, for a group of 20, it works out to $7.50 per year per student -- a 50% savings.
 
If your APALSA would like to take advantage of these special group rates, contact Student Outreach Committee Co-Chair Edwin Kim at edwin.kim@aabany.org to sign up.

Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force

AABANY’s Issues Committee is pleased to invite you to join the newly formed AABANY Community Response Task Force!

The Community Response Task Force (CRTF) is AABANY’s answer to the rapidly changing legal landscape and the need for quick, effective, and coordinated responses to the emergent issues that affect our communities. AABANY is firmly committed to being a strong voice and steadfast advocate on behalf of the Asian-American/Pacific-Islander community. In the past several months, we have all been witness to sweeping changes that necessitated powerful legal responses. While there have been some great triumphs, there were often times when it was difficult to obtain information, to find ways to contribute, or to organize a response quickly enough to be effective.

The CRTF is specifically designed to address these needs. The CRTF will serve as a central clearinghouse for information and coordination – tailoring the alerts sent to each volunteer based on that volunteer’s preferences and the needs of the community. Alerts and actions will range from emergency legal services to direct non-legal service actions and from workshops to rallies.

Read more here.

2017 Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition

Law Students: compete for $10,000 in scholarships in The Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition. The Competition is open to all students but is especially designed to reach out to APA law students and provide an opportunity to showcase their writing and oral advocacy skills.

We will host the Northeast Regional Competition at the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City on October 14. AABANY members are invited to judge the preliminary rounds; NY CLE credit will be available. The winners of the Regional advance to the National Competition in Washington D.C. in November. The team registration deadline closed on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at 5 p.m. EDT.

"How to Pitch" Program on Sept. 14

This event will feature a dynamic panel of senior in-house attorneys who will discuss what companies are looking for in an outside counsel, how to get and prepare for a pitch, the "dos and don'ts" of pitching and other insights into the client development process. This panel will offer practical strategies for attorneys who want to become more savvy and effective in developing new business and marketing your firm. 

The speakers are from companies signed up to participate in the Pitch Sessions at the Fall Conference, so this panel presents a great opportunity to hear directly their thoughts on what makes an effective pitch.

Moderator: Dennis Hopkins, Partner, Perkins Coie
 
Panelists:
  • LaTanya Langley, General Counsel at BIC International Co.

  • Miki Kamijyo, Chief Compliance Officer and Legal Counsel at GreenOak Real Estate

  • Sumeet Chugani, Sr. Counsel, Vice President at Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

  • Sonia Low, General Counsel at The One Group

Beverages and refreshments will be served. For more information, click 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:                   

  • 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

  • Sep. 12: AABANY Board Meeting.
  • Sep. 13:  AABANY Monthly Pro Bono Legal Clinic, 6:30-8:30pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Sep. 14: AABANY Presents "How to Pitch," 6-9pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Sep. 20: AABANY Women's Committee Monthly Breakfast, 8am. For more information, click here.
  • Sep. 28: AABANY Co-sponsors: The State of Play: Journalism and the Law in the Age of Trump. For more information, click here

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Sep. 14: Redeeming the Pledge | And Justice for All, 9:30am-4:30pm. For more information, click here
  • Sep. 15: Long Island Hispanic Bar Association Annual Gala, 7:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sep. 19: The Dominican Bar Association's 14th Annual Scholarship Gala. SOLD OUT!

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Associate Attorney, Messner Reeves LLP, NYC
  • Researcher on Tanzania and Uganda, Human Rights Watch,Tanzania
  • Investigator, Department of Law and Public Safety, Victims of Crime Compensation Office, Newark, NJ
  • Intake Paralegal, Queens 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.

For past weekly announcements, see the archives page.