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AABANY Announcements March 26, 2018

In this edition

  1. Thanks to Our March Pro Bono Clinic volunteers
  2. 2018 Annual Dinner: Thanks to Our Volunteers and Karen Zhou for Photos
  3. AABANY Co-Sponsors: MuBANY Public Service Roundtable with Congresswoman Grace Meng, Mar. 26
  4. AABANY Presents: Risks and Strategies for Foreign Companies Involved in US Litigation, Mar. 27
  5. AABANY co-sponsors: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Mar. 28
  6. AALFNY Community Service Scholarships: Application Due March 30
  7. Highlights: Week of Mar 19
  8. AABANY Presents: General Counsel Panel & Reception, May 17
  9. Renew Your NAPABA Affiliate Membership
  10. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  11. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  12. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  13. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  14. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  15. NAPABA News
  16. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  17. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  18. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  19. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  20. Fellowship Announcements
  21. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  22. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  23. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Thanks to Our March Pro Bono Clinic volunteers

 
AABANY thanks all the volunteer attorneys and translators who came out for the Pro Bono Clinic held on March 14 at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Confucius Plaza.

Attorneys:

  • Beatrice Leong 
  • Kwok Ng
  • Cheryl Wang
  • Theresa Lau
  • Kevin Hsi
  • Ming Chu Lee
  • Leah Ko 
  • Asako Aiba
  • James Cho

 Translators:

  • Jiayun Zhang
  • Kenny Moy
  • Wei Li 
  • Sam Yang

They saw 27 clients that evening.  The next Pro Bono Clinic is scheduled for April 11. If you are interested in volunteering or wish to learn more about the Pro Bono Clinic, contact Pauline Yeung-Ha at pauline.yeung@aabany.org.

2018 Annual Dinner: Thanks to Our Volunteers and Karen Zhou for Photos 


On March 17, President-Elect James Cho took out a group of volunteers from the 2018 Annual Dinner Planning Committee for an appreciation lunch and coffee in K-town. Thanks to all our volunteers for helping to make the 2018 Annual Dinner such a success.


For the final album from the 2018 Annual Dinner, taken by Karen Zhou, go here. Thanks to Karen for the wonderful photos.


AABANY Co-Sponsors: MuBANY Public Service Roundtable with Congresswoman Grace Meng, Mar. 26

Join MuBANY and AABANY for a roundtable conversation with Representative Meng!

The Congresswoman represents the 6th Congressional District of New York located in Queens. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, she serves on the State and Foreign Operations subcommittee as well as the Commerce, Justice, Science subcommittee. In addition to serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Meng was also elected as a Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee in 2017.

Prior to being elected to Congress, Rep. Meng served in the New York State Assembly and as a public interest attorney. She is a graduate from Stuyvesant High School and the University of Michigan. She obtained her law degree from Cardozo Law School.

Registration for this event has now closed.

AABANY Presents: Risks and Strategies for Foreign Companies Involved in US Litigation, Mar. 27

U.S. litigation involving foreign companies has become more prevalent in today’s global marketplace. This session will help the management team of foreign companies based in New York understand the framework and practices of commercial litigation in the U.S., and discuss key issues and strategic considerations that foreign companies confront when litigating in the U.S., as seen in recent cases. This session will also offer tips to the management team on how to manage a case more efficiently when working with outside counsel. 

Online registration is now closed. For more information, email yang.chen@aabany.org.

AABANY co-sponsors: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Mar. 28

AABANY, APALA-NJ, KALAGNY, Bank of America, Venable LLP and Am Trust Title Insurance Company invite you to attend a CLE program on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. Two CLE credits available in Areas of Professional Practice.

Topics:

Blockchain and Real Estate: Game Changer?
Blockchain: IP, Securities and Tax Framework

Read more here.

AALFNY Community Service Scholarships: Application Due March 30

The Asian American Law Fund of New York, Inc. (AALFNY) invites applications for its 2018 Community Service Scholarships. Up to three $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to JD students from ABA accredited law schools with a demonstrated commitment to the Asian American community and will be serving the New York Asian American community this summer through a community service or governmental organization project.

Complete information about the scholarship and the application process is available at www.asianamericanlawfund.org

AALFNY is the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY).

Highlights: Week of Mar. 19

AABANY Presents: General Counsel Panel & Reception, May 17

Please join us on May 17, 2018 for to hear our distinguished General Counsel panelists from AIG, Bank of America, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Visa, Newell Brands, and Carter’s discuss perspectives from the office of the General Counsel and issues surrounding diversity & inclusion.  Prior to the panel, we will be hosting a cocktail reception where you can meet and network with other in-house counsel.

 

Location/Host: Arnold & Porter - 250 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

 

Time: 6:00 - 7:30PM: Cocktail Reception w/ passed hors d'oeuvres; 7:30 - 8:30PM: General Counsel Panel

 

Panelists:

  • Lucy Fato, Executive Vice President & General Counsel - AIG
  • David G. Leitch, Global General Counsel – Bank of America
  • Sandra Leung, Executive Vice President, General Counsel – Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Kelly Mahon Tullier, Executive Vice President & General Counsel – Visa
  • Bradford Turner, Chief Legal & Administrative Officer – Newell Brands
  • Moderator: Michael Wu, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary – Carter's

To register, go to http://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1079512 
Attendance is limited to in-house counsel.


Renew Your NAPABA Affiliate Membership

If you received a notification from NAPABA recently that your membership with NAPABA expired on December 31, please note that as an AABANY member you are eligible for a FREE affiliate membership with NAPABA because of your AABANY membership. Please contact margaret.langston@aabany.org  and Margaret can send you the instructions on how to renew your NAPABA affiliate membership for 2018.

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.

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 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:

  • The AABANY Pro Bono Clinic
  • Sponsor Spotlight: Paul, Weiss
  • Letter from the President
  • Letter from the President-Elect
  • Korematsu's Legacy
  • AABANY Quarterly Report
  • Profile: The Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan
  • NYCBA's Diversity Benchmarking Report
  • In Memoriam: Hon. Charles Y.J. Liu
 

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

  • Mar. 26: AABANY Co-Sponsors: MuBANY Public Service Roundtable with Congresswoman Grace Meng.  For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 27: AABANY Presents: Risks and Strategies for Foreign Companies Involved in US Litigation.  For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 27: AABANY Co-sponsors: Pathways into Legal Academia. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 28: GSPI/Pro Bono Committees Joint Dinner. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 28: AABANY co-sponsors: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 29: Young Lawyers Committee Dinner. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 29: Tax Committee Welcome Back Dinner. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Mar 26: FINRA Networking Cocktail Reception. For more information, click here.
  • Mar 29: Rutgers APALSA MELA. For more information, click here.
  • Apr 10: Network of Bar Leaders: Annual Presidents’ Dinner. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Affirmative Action Administrator, New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Rensselaer, NY
  • Deputy Counsel (Special Assistant), New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Rensselaer, NY
  • Staff Attorney - Housing Unit, Bronx Legal Services, Bronx, NY
  • Commercial Litigation Associate, Nixon Peabody LLP, Albany, 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.