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AABANY Announcements April 23, 2018

In this edition

  1. Save the Date: AABANY 9th Annual Fall Conference
  2. Congratulations to Hon. Ona T. Wang
  3. Congratulations to Irene Tan and Karen Kim
  4. The AABANY Advocate is Looking for Writers!
  5. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Asian Americans in the Media Fireside Chat with the Fung Brothers, Apr. 25
  6. Joint GSPI/Pro Bono Committees Meeting, May 2
  7.  AABANY Presents: Being Out and API at Work, an APA Heritage Month Roundtable Discussion, May 7
  8. AABANY Co-sponsors: Here to Stay: The Asian American Immigrant Experience
  9. AABANY Presents: In Celebration of APA Heritage Month - A General Counsel Panel and Reception
  10. AABANY Trial Reenactment: Fred Korematsu and His Fight for Justice
  11. Highlights:Week of April 16
  12. Nassau County Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee Seeks Volunteers to Join Meredith Trial Reenactment
  13. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  14. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  15. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  16. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  17. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  18. NAPABA News
  19. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  20. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  21. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  22. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  23. Fellowship Announcements
  24. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  25. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  26. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Save the Date: AABANY 9th Annual Fall Conference

   

The Ninth Annual AABANY Fall Conference will take place at Fordham Law School on Saturday, Sept. 22. More details to come but in the meantime we ask that you save the date and make plans to join us for yet another full day of great programming and activities.

 


Congratulations to Hon. Ona T. Wang

On April 19, the Hon. Ona T. Wang was officially sworn in as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York. Judge Wang is the first Asian American Magistrate Judge in the Southern District.

AABANY members and leaders came out in force to support Judge Wang on this historic occasion, including five past AABANY Presidents. President-Elect Brian Song, who was a Partner with Judge Wang when they were both colleagues at Baker Hostetler, also attended.  Read more here.

Congratulations to Irene Tan and Karen Kim

On Friday, April 20, AABANY Board Director Irene Tan and KALAGNY President Karen Kim (and former AABANY Board Officer) were honored at the Brooklyn Law School APALSA’s Alumni Dinner as Distinguished Alumni. AABANY and KALAGNY members turned out in large numbers to support and recognize Irene and Karen on their well-deserved awards.  Read more here.

The AABANY Advocate is Looking for Writers!

We are looking for staff writers to take on the important issues affecting the AABANY community through serious journalism, research, and writing.

Do you think that you have what it takes?

Writers will be tasked with covering events of interest, researching developments in the legal field, and addressing issues that affect our communities on a generally quarterly basis. Writers are expected to cover assignments as well as develop their own topics and articles under guidance from the editorial staff.

Those interested should email Albert Suh at albert.suh@aabany.org with a brief introduction or statement of interest and a short writing sample.

AABANY Co-Sponsors: Asian Americans in the Media Fireside Chat with the Fung Brothers, Apr. 25

Join Asian Ivy for a Fireside Chat with YouTube and Asian-American internet culture icons The Fung Bros. as we discuss "New Media and the Asian-American Identity." We'll be talking about Asian-American culture, what's next for social media and content, as well as their favorite moments along their journey.

Andrew and David Fung began their journey to social media stardom with a YouTube channel that combined their love of hip-hop, comedy, food, and travel with their distinctly Asian-American take on life. Since then, Fung Brothers have been featured in the New York Times, NPR, the Cooking Channel and Travel Channel. In 2015 they got their own cable TV food-travel show on the FYI Network called “What The Fung?!” 

For more information and to register, click here.

Joint GSPI/Pro Bono Committees Meeting, May 2

The next joint committee meeting for AABANY's Government Service and Public Interest/Pro Bono Committees will be on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. At the meeting, we would like to share and discuss potential upcoming events for the program year. We welcome your thoughts and input on this year's programming.

For more information and to register, click here.

AABANY Presents: Being Out and API at Work, an APA Heritage Month Roundtable Discussion, May 7

Join the AABANY LGBT Committee for a group discussion of LGBT Asian/South Asian attorneys on “Being Out and API at Work” in the legal community.  Attendees can share their experiences and challenges with others at law firms, in-house corporate counsel, public interest organizations, and government practices.

DATE/TIME:
Monday, May 7
6:30 to 8:30 PM 

For more information and to register, click here.

AABANY Co-sponsors: Here to Stay: The Asian American Immigrant Experience 

The positive impact that immigrant populations bring to their adopted countries is now well documented and widely accepted. This is perhaps most evident in the U.S., where immigration has proved a remarkable engine of economic and demographic growth. However, the current political climate and the ongoing debate on immigration reform have not only questioned these contributions but has also led to what some have described as a “criminalization” of immigrants - in a country long known as “a nation of immigrants.”

Please join Asia Society and Asian American Bar Association of New York for a special gathering to mark Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, when we will hear an array of moving personal stories and firsthand accounts of journeys to America. “Here To Stay” will present both the human impact of the modern immigrant journey, the tensions of the current moment, as well as an understanding of how these individuals are contributing to enrich the fabric of American life - just as so many have before. Personal stories will be followed by a moderated panel of experts to discuss the context of the immigration debate today.

Purchase tickets here.

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.

AABANY Trial Reenactment: Fred Korematsu and His Fight for Justice

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, uprooting some 120,000 Japanese-Americans – two-thirds of them American citizens – from their homes on the West Coast and forcing them into concentration camps.  Fred Korematsu refused to go.  He was arrested, and convicted of violating the Executive Order and related military proclamations. He appealed his conviction first to the Ninth Circuit and then to the Supreme Court. In 1944, the Supreme Court affirmed his conviction, upholding the Executive Order. In 1983, nearly forty years later, the federal court in San Francisco vacated Korematsu’s conviction after evidence was uncovered showing that the government had suppressed evidence that undermined its assertions before the Supreme Court.

For more details and to register, click here.

Highlights: Week of April 16


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.

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 23: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Book Talk with Author Sabeeha Rehman. For more information, click here.
  • April 25: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Asian Americans in the Media Fireside Chat with the Fung Brothers. For more information, click here.
  • April 26: AABANY Co-Sponsors: What Every GP* Needs to Know About IP **.  For more information, click here.
  • May 1: AABANY Tax Club Dinner. For more information, click here.
  • May 2: Joint GSPI/Pro Bono Committee Meeting. For more information, click here.
  • May 3: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Diversity in ADR: How to Become a Neutral. For more information, click here.
  • May 7: AABANY Presents: Being Out and API at Work, an APA Heritage Month Roundtable Discussion. For more information, click here

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • April 28: KALAGNY Women's Leadership Development Workshop.  For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Director, Counsel, Herbalife
  • Social Justice Fellowship – Volunteer Assistant Attorney General, New York State
  • Senior Counsel, Leasing and Retail, Louis Vuitton
  • Corporate Counsel, M&A, Amazon
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.