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AABANY Announcements April 9, 2018

In this edition

  1. Volunteers Needed for Apr. 11 Pro Bono Clinic
  2. AABANY Presents: Committee Co-Chair Kick-Off Reception, Apr. 17
  3. Immigration Committee Meeting, Apr. 18
  4. Judiciary Committee Meeting, Apr. 19
  5. Nassau County Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee Seeks Volunteers to Join Meredith Trial Reenactment 
  6. Bereavement Notice - Han C. Choi
  7. Highlight: March 6
  8. AABANY Presents: In Celebration of APA Heritage Month - A General Counsel Panel and Reception
  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. 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

Volunteers Needed for Apr. 11 Pro Bono Clinic

We are seeking volunteers for AABANY’s April 11 Pro Bono Legal Advice Clinic.  Those who are interested should contact ariana.pabalan@aabany.org.

When/Where:
April 11 from 6:30-8:30 PM at 33 Bowery, 2nd floor, New York, NY. 

Volunteer Needs:
(1)  Attorneys to provide legal advice and/or a referral, if appropriate.  There is no language requirement.  Interpreters will be provided, if needed.  We are generally looking for attorneys who have practiced for about 5+ years, although this requirement is flexible.  AABANY Membership required.  
(2)  Cantonese and Mandarin speaking interpreters.  Bar admission not required.

For more information, click here.

AABANY Presents: Committee Co-Chair Kick-Off Reception, Apr. 17

Date: April 17, 2018
Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm
Location: Dechert LLP, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036

We ask that all returning and new Committee Co-Chairs attend, as we want you to take this time to get to know your fellow Co-Chairs, and foster more collaboration throughout the year.

We will also be sharing some exciting new streamlined processes and engagement with the Vice Presidents of Programs & Operations (VPPOs - Charles Chen and Jeff Ikejiri).  

Please register by April 15.

To register, please click here.

Immigration Committee Meeting, Apr. 18

When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: White & Case LLP, 1221 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10020

Join the Immigration Committee meeting to recap last year's activities, reflect, and brainstorm for the year ahead. Register here.

 Judiciary Committee Meeting, Apr. 19

The AABANY Judiciary Committee seeks to promote diversity on the bench.  The committee members meet to discuss upcoming events, the judicial pipeline, and future events/programming.  All members who are interested in getting involved are welcome to attend and learn more about what we do, and what you can do to help us in achieving a diverse and inclusive judiciary. AABANY members who are interested in judgeships are strongly encouraged to attend our meetings.  Finally, if you are interested in serving on AABANY's Vetting Subcommittee, please join us for our committee meeting and bring your resume.
 
To register, click here.  

Nassau County Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee Seeks Volunteers to Join Meredith Trial Reenactment

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association (NCBA) seeks volunteers to participate in a reenactment of the events surrounding the landmark decision that allowed James Meredith admission to The University of Mississippi in 1962. To read about the case go to: http://columbialawreview.org/content/constance-baker-motley-james-meredith-and-the-university-of-mississippi/

The production will take place on the evening of Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Domus, home of NCBA, and will be followed by a complimentary Diversity Reception. The production requires 30 volunteers to serve as actors, in addition to 10 volunteers to assist in planning and preparation and on the night of the performance.

Read more here.

Bereavement Notice - Han C. Choi

With great sadness, AABANY announces the passing of Han C. Choi on March 26, 2018. Known by many around the country as a leader, mentor, trailblazer and friend, Han was active in NAPABA and was the Managing Partner of the Atlanta office of Ballard Spahr LLP.

AABANY, together with KALAGNY and CAPABA, held a fundraiser on March 22, the proceeds of which were donated to the Han C. Choi Scholarship Fund, administered by the NAPABA Law Foundation.

To read the full notice, please click here.

 Highlight: March 6

 

 

 

AABANY Presents: In Celebration of APA Heritage Month - A General Counsel Panel and Reception

Please join us on May 17, 2018 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.


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

  • April 10: AABANY Board Meeting. For more information, click here.
  • April 11: AABANY Monthly Pro Bono Legal Clinic. For more information, click here.
  • April 18: Immigration Committee Meeting. For more information, click here.
  • April 19: Judiciary Committee Meeting. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • April 9: NYSBA's An Evening of Jazz, Tasty Fare and Conversation with Practicing Attorneys and Judges. For more information, click here.
  • April 10: Network of Bar Leaders: Annual Presidents’ Dinner.  For more information, click here.
  • April 12: GAPABA 5th Annual Gala.  For more information, click here.
  • April 17: 11th Annual NRBA Court of Appeals Dinner. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Staff Attorney, Veterans Justice Project, Brooklyn Legal Services, Brooklyn NY
  • Global Finance Associate, Nixon Peabody LLP, Boston MA, New York NY, Chicago IL 
  • General Counsel/Executive Vice President for Legal Affairs, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)
  • President, Demos

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.