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AABANY Announcements September 18, 2017

 

In this edition

  1. AABANY Congratulates the Honorable Doris Ling-Cohan on Receiving NAPABA 2017 Women's Leadership Award
  2. Sign Up for the Fall Conference
  3. Sign Up for the Fall Conference with Combo Rate 
  4. Sign Up for Fall Conference with Law Student Group Rate
  5. Important Information for Diversity Career Fair Participants
  6. Volunteer to Assist with DACA Renewal
  7. Thanks to September Monthly Pro Bono Clinic Volunteers
  8. Highlights from Sept. 9 and 14
  9. AABANY Co-sponsors "The State of Play: Journalism and the Law in the Age of Trump," Sept. 28
  10. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  11. 2017 Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition
  12. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  13. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  14. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  15. New Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  16. NAPABA News
  17. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  18. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  19. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  20. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  21. Fellowship Announcements
  22. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  23. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  24. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

 

AABANY Congratulates the Honorable Doris Ling-Cohan on Receiving NAPABA 2017 Women's Leadership Award

NEW YORK – September 18, 2017. The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) congratulates the Honorable Doris Ling-Cohan on being honored with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s (NAPABA) 2017 Women’s Leadership Award. The Women’s Leadership Award, which will be presented on November 4, 2017 at the 2017 NAPABA Convention in Washington, D.C, recognizes Justice Ling-Cohan’s barrier-breaking career, her commitment to the advancement of women and Asian Pacific Americans, and her role as a force for change and progress in the Asian Pacific American (APA) legal community.

Read more 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 from this link: http://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1013329

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 the Fall Conference with Combo Rate 

To encourage non-members to join AABANY and attend the Fall Conference, AABANY is offering a special combo package for this year's Fall Conference. Non-members get to sign up at the AABANY rate and receive a one-year membership in AABANY. 

Please review the AABANY member level page to determine which membership category applies to you (e.g., Private Sector, Public Sector, Associate, etc.) before attempting to purchase a combo ticket.

For the Fall Conference Full Day please purchase your combo ticket here

To purchase a combo ticket for the Cocktail Reception Only please go here


Sign Up for Fall Conference with Law Student Group Rate

To encourage attendance and participation by law students, AABANY is offering a special group rate, based on GROUPS OF FOUR law students. More than four can sign up but you must sign up in multiples of four.  The cost will be $45 per person.  This group rate covers all events at the Fall Conference, including all CLE and non-CLE programs, Professional Development Coaching, the Career Fair, the cocktail reception and post-conference Committee Dinners.  To join a Committee Dinner, each registrant needs to make separate arrangements with the organizers of that Committee Dinner.

The regular rate for students is $110 for members and $160 for non-members and that's the early bird rate. This group rate represents a huge discount so gather your friends together in groups of four and take advantage of it today by registering HERE!

Important Information for Diversity Career Fair Participants

Did you submit your resume for the Diversity Career Fair & Expo (DCF), taking place on September 23 at the AABANY Fall Conference? Please take note that doing so does not get you into the DCF. DCF is free to attend for AABANY members and open to non-members who have registered for the Fall Conference but you must follow these instructions on this page to be properly registered: http://bit.ly/dcf17impt
 
Please register for DCF if you have not already done so. Questions? Send email to careers@aabany.org

Volunteer to Assist with DACA Renewal

AABANY has partnered with AALDEF to present a webinar on Sept. 19 to train volunteer attorneys who want to assist with renewal of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) applications by the Oct. 5 deadline. This training will be followed by a Pro Bono DACA Renewal Clinic on Oct. 1.
 
For more information about the Sept. 19 webinar go to http://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1014045
 
For more information about the Oct. 1 Pro Bono DACA Renewal Clinic go to
http://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1014051

Thanks to September Monthly Pro Bono Clinic Volunteers

AABANY held its monthly pro bono clinic on September 13. Please join us in thanking all our volunteers attorneys, interpreters and LL.M. students who saw 25 clients that night. For more details click here.
 
If you are interested in volunteering for our next monthly pro bono clinic on October 11, please contact Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair Ariana Pabalan at ariana.pabalan@aabany.org.
 
 

Highlights from Sept. 9 and 14

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.

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.

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. 19: AABANY Co-sponsors: DACA Renewal Training Webinar. For more information, click here.
  • Sep. 20: AABANY Women's Committee Monthly Breakfast, 8am. For more information, click here.
  • Sep. 23: AABANY Fall Conference.  For more information, click here.
  • Sep. 28: AABANY Co-sponsors: The State of Play: Journalism and the Law in the Age of Trump, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here
  • Oct. 1: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Pro Bono DACA Renewal Clinic.  For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 10: AABANY Board Meeting. For more information, click here
  • Oct. 11: AABANY Monthly Pro Bono Clinic, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Sep. 19: The Dominican Bar Association's 14th Annual Scholarship Gala. SOLD OUT!
  • Oct. 2: Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference. For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 2: 2017 APALANJ Golf Classic & Dinner, 11am-5:45pm. For more information, click here

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Law Clerk, Robert W. Lehrburger, NYC
  • M&A Associate, Nixon Peabody LLP, Rochester, NY
  • Civil Practice Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society Health Law Unit, NYC
  • Attorney II (Contracts), Power Authority New York (NYPA),White Plains, NY

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.