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AABANY Announcements April 30, 2018

In this edition

  1. Program Submissions for Fall Conference Due by May 31
  2. Save the Date: AABANY 9th Annual Fall Conference
  3. AABANY Launches Leadership Development Program
  4. The AABANY Advocate is Looking for Writers!
  5. AABANY presents: Secondary Traumatic Stress - Working with Clients With Trauma, May 1
  6. Joint GSPI/Pro Bono Committees Meeting, May 2
  7. AABANY Co-sponsors: Meet IP Delegates from Singapore IP Office, May 2
  8. In-House Counsel Committee Meeting, May 3
  9. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Diversity in ADR: How to Become a Neutral, May 3
  10. AABANY Presents: Being Out and API at Work, an APA Heritage Month Roundtable Discussion, May 7
  11. AABANY Co-sponsors: Here to Stay: The Asian American Immigrant Experience
  12. AABANY Presents: In Celebration of APA Heritage Month - A General Counsel Panel and Reception
  13. AABANY Trial Reenactment: Fred Korematsu and His Fight for Justice
  14. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  15. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  16. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  17. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  18. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  19. NAPABA News
  20. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  21. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  22. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  23. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  24. Fellowship Announcements
  25. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  26. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  27. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Program Submissions for Fall Conference Due by May 31

The Fall Conference is taking place on Saturday, September 22, at Fordham Law School. We will be taking program submissions this year via Google Form. We invite submissions from AABANY Committees, AABANY members, and our sister bar associations.

The basic items that the form calls for are:

  1. Program Title and Description and how it aligns with AABANY’s 2018 theme “Serving Our Community, Advancing Our Profession”

  2. CLE or not and CLE category (AABANY is an accredited CLE provider)

  3. Speaker names and moderator name

  4. Sponsor names, if any


 
The deadline to submit the form is May 31, 2018.

For more details go to bit.ly/fc18pgmsubm

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.

AABANY Launches Leadership Development Program

We are very excited to announce that our inaugural AABANY Leadership Development Program (ALDP) has launched, thanks to the efforts of Board Directors Marianne Chow Newman and Sapna Palla. The first meeting with our inaugural class of participants took place on April 20, at Wiggin and Dana.

In its inaugural year, ALDP will present a 6-8 month pilot program that is specifically focused on guiding a selected group of qualified senior APA law firm associates who have completed basic leadership training and who have a strong desire to become a partner at his or her law firm, through the law firm partnership process.

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 presents: Secondary Traumatic Stress - Working with Clients With Trauma, May 1

Secondary Traumatic Stress is the emotional duress that results when individuals hear about the firsthand trauma experiences of another. Many immigration attorneys, especially in the non-profit sector, may often experience secondary traumatic stress when working with clients who have faced and/or are currently facing trauma. This is especially true for attorneys who work with clients to obtain humanitarian immigration relief including T-visas (trafficking), U-visas (crimes), SIJS (for young people who were abused, neglected, and abandoned by a parent), asylum, and VAWA (domestic violence) as many of these reliefs require the telling and retelling of the clients' stories.  

Online registration has closed. If you wish to register, inquire at main@aabany.org

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 Co-sponsors: Meet IP Delegates from Singapore IP Office, May 2

Please come meet delegates from Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) who are visiting New York Wednesday, May 2. This is a rare opportunity. The delegation includes: 
 
Mr. Daren Tang – Chief Executive 
Ms. Sharon Wong – Senior Vice President, IPOS International
Ms. Yah Shze Min – Deputy Director, International Engagement Department
Ms. Hui Lim – Manager, International Engagement Department
 
They have expressed a strong interest in meeting with stakeholder, patent attorneys, and others interested in IP services.

 

One primary focus will be on patents and a discussion of Singapore as a hub of IP in South Asia.  As background, IPOS recently became an International Search Authority for PCT One primary focus will be on patents and a discussion of Singapore as a hub of IP in South Asia.  As background, IPOS recently became an International Search Authority for PCT applications and is looking to inform US Applicants of its capabilities. For example, although they are a new substantive office, they have recently hired experienced examiners from other countries.

 

To register go here.

In-House Counsel Committee Meeting, May 3

The annual kick-off meeting for the In-House Counsel Committee will be held on May 3 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. hosted by Mayer Brown.  The  IHC Committee will be planning the events for the fiscal year, so your participation would be greatly appreciated.  For more information and to register, click here.

AABANY Co-Sponsors: Diversity in ADR: How to Become a Neutral, May 3

 MuBANY and FINRA invite you to attend a free panel discussion on how to become a neutral. This event is intended to raise awareness about the various opportunities available to practicing attorneys in the area of alternative dispute resolution, and promote diversity in existing neutral rosters. Whether you're currently in private practice and interested in expanding your repertoire, thinking about becoming a career neutral, or just looking to earn some extra income on the side, our esteemed panelists (see flier below) will be offering a range of perspectives on how attorneys may incorporate ADR into their practices. 

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.

As a benefit of AABANY's co-sponsorship, AABANY members can buy tickets at Asia Society members rates by following these instructions:

When buying online, select the “Non-Member Adult” ticket, proceed to the next screen, enter the code “AABANY” and the $12 ticket will change to an $8 ticket. Proceed to checkout. If you prefer to call Box Office or come to the Front desk, mention the coupon code when purchasing.


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.

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

  • May 1: AABANY Tax Club Dinner. For more information, click here.
  • May 1: AABANY presents: Secondary Traumatic Stress - Working with Clients With Trauma. For more information, click here.
  • May 2: AABANY Co-sponsors: Meet IP Delegates from Singapore IP Office.  For more information, click here.
  • May 2: Joint GSPI/Pro Bono Committee Meeting. For more information, click here.
  • May 3: In-House Counsel 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
  • May 15: AABANY co-sponsors: Here to Stay: The Asian-American Immigrant Experience. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • June 1: SAVE THE DATE: 21st Annual Gala of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey.  For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Criminal Defense Practice Decarceration Project Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid Society
  • Sr. Manager, Counsel, Securities and Corporate Governance, Herbalife
  • Assistant Chief Investigations, New York State, Plainview, NY
  • Staff Attorney, Veterans Justice Project, Brooklyn Legal Services
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.