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AABANY Announcements October 16, 2017

In this edition

  1. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Portrait Project Panel with Justice Goodwin Liu, Oct. 17
  2. Volunteers Needed to Defend Asian American Voting Rights
  3. AABANY Co-Sponsors: How to Go In-House and Succeed, Oct. 23
  4. Thanks to our volunteers at the October Pro Bono Clinic
  5. Congratulations to All Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition NE Regional Participants
  6. AABANY Law School Group Membership Rate
  7. Register Now: The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
  8. Criminal Justice Act Applications
  9. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  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

AABANY Co-Sponsors: Portrait Project Panel with Justice Goodwin Liu, Oct. 17

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion about how Asian Americans are situated in the legal profession. 

California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu will present the first-ever comprehensive study of Asian Americans in the legal profession, "A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law." A panel comprised of members of the federal judiciary, private sector, and academia will join for a robust discussion on the findings of this study and their implications.

Panelists:

Justice Goodwin H. Liu, Supreme Court of the State of California

Sandra Leung, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Judge Kiyo Matsumoto, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Petal Modeste, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Columbia Law School

Lawrence Tu, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, CBS Corporation

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer and the Asian American Bar Association of New York are co-sponsors of the event. Attendees will be required to RSVP and there will be a maximum of 200 attendees. It will be open to APKS lawyers, AABANY members and friends, and other minority bar associations. It will not be recorded. 

 

The Portrait Project presentation will begin at 6:30 pm, followed by the panel discussion, and then a reception at 8 pm, on the 4th Floor.

 

Moderated by Susan L. ShinPartner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer; Immediate Past President, AABANY

Online registration for this event has now closed.


Volunteers Needed to Defend Asian American Voting Rights

2017 Asian American Election Protection – Tuesday, November 7, 2017, MA • NJ • NY • VA

In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote, including segregated “Asian” voting lines.  When the news media reported on election results, Asian Americans were overlooked.  In response, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) conducts a non-partisan survey of Asian American voters to document voting patterns and instances of voter disenfranchisement. AALDEF has also monitored the elections for compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act, which mandates bilingual ballots and forbids anti-Asian voter discrimination.  AABANY is partnering with AALDEF on this important initiative.  To find out how you can help protect the voting rights of Asian Americans, read more here.  Trainings start this week. See Upcoming Events below for dates and times.

AABANY Co-Sponsors: How to Go In-House and Succeed, Oct. 23

Come listen to a dynamic panel of senior in-house attorneys discussing their transition into an in-house role and tips on succeeding in the corporate environment.

Panelists include Daniel Cho, Mitsui Bussan Commodities; Jung Choi, Bristol-Myers Squibb (AABANY Board Member); Stephanie Esposito, Bank of America; and Amin Kassam, Bloomberg LP. Moderated by Shabbir Chaudhury, MetLife

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-go-in-house-and-succeed-tickets-384240273


Thanks to our volunteers at the October Pro Bono Clinic

 

On Wednesday night, Oct. 11, AABANY’s Pro Bono Committee hosted its monthly pro bono clinic at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Confucius Plaza, in Chinatown. The China Press covered this month’s clinic:

http://ny.uschinapress.com/spotlight/2017/10-12/130314.html

Thanks to Pro Bono Committee Co-Chairs Sam Lui and Pauline Yeung-Ha for running Wednesday’s clinic, and thanks to the following volunteer attorneys and interpreters who came out to assist the 28 clients from the community with their legal questions:

  • Beatrice Leong
  • Sam Yang
  • Shengyang Wu
  • Mock Yuan Bing
  • Weiling Huang
  • Yuxian Chen
  • Asako Aiba
  • Leah Ko
  • Lu Li
  • Zachary Foo
  • Ming Chu Lee

The clinics are held every second Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. If you are able to volunteer as an attorney or interpreter, please contact Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair Ariana Pabalan at ariana.pabalan@aabany.org.

Congratulations to All Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition NE Regional Participants

On October 14, the Northeast Regional of the 2017 Hon. Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition, sponsored annually by the NAPABA Law Foundation, took place at Brooklyn Law School, where nine teams from the northeast region, representing American University Law School, Brooklyn Law School, Fordham, Northeastern, and St. John’s, faced off in an appellate advocacy competition. In addition to Brooklyn Law School, its APALSA, and NAPABA, the competition was also hosted by AABANY, with special thanks to Francis Chin and Samuel Yee for coordinating the event.

Read more here.

AABANY Law School Group Membership Rate

To encourage large groups of law students to join AABANY, AABANY is offering the following group rate until October 31 for new members only:

$150 for a minimum group of 20
For groups larger than 20, add $50 per group of 5 students (e.g., if your group is 24, the cost would be $200; if your group is 33, the cost is $250)

This offer represents significant savings over the individual student rate of $15 per year. At $150 for a group of 20, the per person rate works out to $7.50 per student, a 50% discount.

APALSA leaders, please encourage your members to come together and take advantage of this group discount. APALSA members, tell your leaders to jump on this deal. We ask for one payment from each APALSA with a list of email addresses for the members, and we can get them signed up from there.

For more information, contact Student Outreach Committee Co-Chair Edwin Kim at
edwin.kim@aabany.org.



Register Now: The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

Please join Morgan Stanley and The Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP) for a discussion featuring authors in IILP's 2017 Review, The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession, underwritten by The Claro Group. This symposium is co-sponsored by Weil and WilmerHale.

Six authors from this year’s publication have been selected to present their articles, each of which examines a specific and nuanced facet of diversity in the legal profession. The author presentations will be followed by a panel discussion on the question of: “Whose Responsibility is D&I in the Legal Profession?” Reception to follow.

For more details and to register, click here.

Criminal Justice Act Applications

The Criminal Justice Act Committee of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York is soliciting applications from experienced criminal defense attorneys for membership on the CJA Panel for the District. Applications are being accepted now for a three year period beginning January 1, 2018.

Anyone interested in being considered for the Panel should submit an application by October 31, 2017. Applications are available online at the Court’s website: https://www.nyed.uscourts.gov/forms/cja-panel-application-form or at the Brooklyn and Central Islip courthouses.

Read more details here.

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.

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:

  • Interview with Hon. Randall T. Eng, Recipient of the 2017 Norman Lau Kee Trailblazer Award
  • Sponsor Spotlight: Baker McKenzie LLP
  • New York Law Journal Distinguished Leadership Honoree Andy Hahn
  • Letter from AABANY President Dwight Yoo
  • Practitioner Update on Changes to USCIS Procedures
  • Book Review of Robert Haig’s Business and Commercial Litigation in  Federal Courts, Fourth Edition
  • Perspectives on A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law
 

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

  • Oct. 16: AABANY Co-Sponsors: The Evolution of ADR Services for Inbound and Outbound Investment, 5:15-9:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 17AABANY Co-Sponsors: Portrait Project Panel with Justice Goodwin Liu, 6:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 17: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Asian American Election Protection Volunteer Training.  For more information on both locations for this event, click here and here.
  • Oct. 17: NAPABA Webinar: Small Firm Business Development & Marketing, 3-4:00pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 18: Women's Committee Monthly Breakfast, 8am. For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 18: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Selling and Purchasing Real Property from An Estate, 6-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Oct 19: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Questionable Authorities, 4:30-7:30pm.  For more information, click here. 
  • Oct. 19: GSPI / Pro Bono Committee Joint Meeting, 6:30-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 19: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Asian American Election Protection Volunteer Training.  For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 19: AABANY Tax Club Dinner, 7:30-9:30pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 19:  AABANY Co-sponsors: Effective Pitching – A Mini Workshop, 6-9:00pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 23: AABANY Co-Sponsors: How to Go In-House and Succeed, 6:30-8:30 pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 24: AABANY Co-Sponsors: LGBT Asian American/South Asian Attorney Networking Reception, 6-8pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 25: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Asian American Election Protection Volunteer Training, 6-7:30pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 26: Judiciary Committee Meeting, 7-9pm.  For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Oct. 18: Understanding Disruption: Changing dynamics in Legal, Risk and Compliance, 5:30-8:30pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 18: Mediation Settlement Day Annual Kick-off Event, 4:30-7:30pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 20: The Puerto Rican Bar Association Diamond Jubilee/60th Year Anniversary Gala, 6:30 PM.  For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 20: Women in Law Institute: Pathway to Professional Success and Leadership, 11:00am-6:30pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 24: Closing the Wage Gap: What it Means to Ban Questions about Salary History, 12-2pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 26: The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession, 2-7pm.  For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Assistant Attorney General – Litigation Bureau (Mental Health Section) NYC
  • Intake Paralegal, Legal Services NYC
  • Staff Attorney – Housing Rights, Mobilization for Justice, NYC
  • Law Intern Program, NYC Department of Investigation

For Justice, Inc. (MFJ)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.

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