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AABANY Announcements, May 2, 2011

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS May 2, 2011

In this edition

  1. Celebrate APA Heritage Month with AABANY
  2. Hon. Denny Chin Delivers 48th Annual Hughes Lecture
  3. Highlights from the Last Week of April
  4. AABANY Report for the First Quarter of 2011
  5. NAPABA Northeast Regional - Early Bird Deadline
  6. AABANY Fall Conference Coming up on September 17
  7. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  8. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  9. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Celebrate APA Heritage Month with AABANY

May has arrived, and along with more spring-like weather, we can enjoy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a time for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to celebrate our culture, history and heritage within our varied communities and with the large community.  AABANY has many events that it has either organized or in which it will participate.  For example, on Sunday, May 8, AABANY will join KALAGNY at the 32nd Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival, also known as the CAPA (Coalition for Asian Pacific Americans) Festival at Union Square, from noon to 6 pm.  Yes, it will be Mother's Day, so bring mom to Union Square to join AABANY, KALAGNY and numerous APA community groups and organizations for an afternoon filled with music, performances, food, and family fun.  More information available here

AABANY has issued a press release about the APA Heritage Month Celebration of Diversity on the Bench, featuring the current APA judges in New York as special invited guests.  It takes place at NYCLA's Home of the Law downtown on May 12.

We hope to see you at these or other APA Heritage Month events throughout the month.

Hon. Denny Chin Delivers 48th Annual Hughes Lecture

On Tuesday, April 26, former AABANY President and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Judge Denny Chin delivered the 48th Annual Charles Evan Hughes Memorial Lecture at the New York County Lawyers' Association (NYCLA).  The Lecture is named after former Supreme Court Justice Charles Evan Hughes, one of the founders of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, and is sponsored by that firm.  Past speakers have included such notables as the Hon. Jack Weinstein, the Hon. José Cabranes and Preet Bharara.  Judge Chin was the first speaker in the history of the Hughes Lecture to use a PowerPoint presentation, which was well-received by the standing-room only audience of well over 200 people.  Judge Chin’s presentation on “My Path to the Bench” touched upon many of Judge Chin’s cases, from which he elicited a number of more general observations about adjudicating federal cases.  In attendance, among other AABANY members, were Parkin Lee, Gordon Eng, Vincent Chang, and, Judge Chin’s wife, Kathy Chin

Highlights from the Last Week of April

The final week of April was a busy one for AABANY.

  • Life After Public Service part 2On April 26, the Prosecutors Committee and the Government and Public Sector Committee of AABANY presented a panel on “Life After Public Service (part 2)” at McCarter & English. The conference room was filled to capacity as the attendees listened and interacted with the panelists: James Cho, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Civil Division, Eastern District of New York, Richard Chin, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Dan Chu, New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, and Carol Kanarek, a provider of career-related services to major law firms. Many stayed on after the panel discussion to network and pose questions one-on-one to the panelists.
  • On April 27, AABANY’s Intellectual Property Committee, in partnership with the Asian American Arts Alliance (a4) and the Asian/Asian American Research Institute (AAARI) at CUNY, presented “IP 101 for Visual and Performing Artists,” a program open to both attorneys and non-attorneys designed to give a basic primer on the law of copyright, trademarks, licensing and digital media. On the panel were Jane Chuang, Yim & Chuang, Ravi Sitwala, Hearst Corporation, Irene Choi Treloar, Bloomberg LP, and Todd Martin, Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.  The moderator was Karen Lim, Fross Zelnick, Lehrman & Zissu, who along with Jane Chuang co-chairs the IP Committee.  This well-attended and informative program is one of many that AABANY plans to work on with a4 this year.  If you missed it, you can catch the webcast here on the AAARI website.
  • On April 27, AABANY members proved that “A Fashionable Attorney is Not Just a theory” by taking part in a private sale at the theory store in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District to benefit the Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Bar (JMB JIP). Attendees obtained a significant discount on their purchases with a portion of the evening’s proceeds going to fund stipends for the law students who are clerking for judges participating in this year’s JMB JIP.

AABANY Report for the First Quarter of 2011

AABANY had a busy first quarter of the year, from the start of February to the end of April.  Read the full report here.  The rest of the year will be just as active and if you would like to get involved, please let us know by contacting us at [email protected] and let us know which activities or committees you would like to become more active in.

NAPABA Northeast Regional - Early Bird Deadline

The Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association will host the 2011 Northeast Regional Conference, from June 3 through June 4, 2011, at the Marriott Stamford Hotel and Spa. The Early Bird Deadline is today, May 2. For more information and to register, click here.

AABANY Fall Conference Coming Up on September 17

AABANY will be holding its second annual Fall Conference on Saturday, September 17, venue to be announced.  In the meantime, AABANY's committees have already started to plan their programs for the conference.  If you would like to learn more about how to get more involved with the Fall Conference, either by helping one or more of AABANY's Committee plan and put on their programs, or you would like to participate in the Fall Conference Planning Committee, contact us at [email protected] and we can tell you how.

Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • May 3: AABANY Board Meeting from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Weil Gotshal & Manges, 767 Fifth Avenue.  For more information click here.
  • May 10: AABANY cosponsors Celebrating Asian Pacific American Women's Heritage from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Dewey & LeBoeuf, 1301 Avenue of the Americas.  For more information click here.
  • May 11: AABANY Young Lawyers' Committee Networking Event from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at Social Eatz, 232 East 53rd Street. For more information click here.
  • May 12: NYCLA and AABANY celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Diversity on the Bench from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the New York County Lawyers Association, 14 Vesey Street. For more information click here.
  • May 18: IP Skills Workshop Series Workshop I: Trademark Registration, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, One World Financial Center. For more information AABANY Members click here and Non-Members click here.
  • May 20: AABANY cosponsors NYSBA Law Practice Management CLE: Starting Your Own Practice from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at The Concierge Conference Center, 780 Third Avenue. For more information click here.
  • May 25: AAALFNY/AABANY Spring Reception from 6:00 PM 8:00 PM at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, 919 Third Avenue (at 55th Street). For more information click here.
 

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • May 2-4: NAPABA Lobby Day Event, Washington D.C.  For more information click here.
  • May 3: New York State Courts Access to Justice Program: Community Law Day from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Foley Square across from NY County Supreme Court, 60 Center Street.  For more information click here.
  • May 4: The ABCs of Financial Literacy from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at MetLife, 1095 Avenue of the Americas.  For  more information click here.
  • May 5: To Be Seen and Heard: The Emergence of the Asian American Political Voice in New York, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at SUNY Global Center (formerly The Levin Institute), 116 East 55th Street.  For more information click here.
  • May 6: NYU Directors' Institute from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South.  For more information click here.
  • May 8: 32nd Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival (CAPA) from 12:00 to 6:00 PM at Union Square Park, East 17th Street between Broadway and Park Ave.  For more information click here.
  • May 10: NYSBA CLE: Fundamentals of International Practice, from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM at The Yale Club of New York, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue.  For more information click here.
  • May 13: Free Presentation: New York Tech: The VC View, from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM at the NYC Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street.  For more information click here.
  • May 13-14: NAPABA Southeast Regional Conference 2011, Marriott Harbor East, Baltimore, MD.  For more information click here.
  • May 18: The Federal Bar Council presents a CLE entitled "2011 Best Practices for Law Firm Diversity and Accountability" from 5:45 to 7:45 PM at Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse, Room 850 (8th Floor), 500 Pearl Street.  Free Admission for the first 10 AABANY members.  For more information click here.
  • May 19: MBBA Twenty-Seventh Anniversary Awards Gala at Steiner Studios, 15 Washington Avenue Brooklyn, NY. Cocktails at 6:00 PM, Dinner and Awards Ceremony at 7:30 PM.  For more information click here.
  • May 20: Breaking In: New Law Teachers Pipeline Project, sponsored by CUNY School of Law and the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) will be held from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 W. 40th Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room. For more information click here.
  • May 22: Brooklyn Community Church's First Annual Law Day’s "Removing Barriers in Pursuit of Justice" starting 4:00 PM at Berean Baptist Church. 1635 Dr. Hylton L. James Boulevard (corner of Bergen Street at Rochester Avenue), Brooklyn, NY. For more information click here.
  • May 24: New York City Bar Association Sixth Annual Diversity Champion Award Luncheon, from 12:15 to 2:30 PM, 42 West 44th Street. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Vice President and Senior Counsel, Pershing LLC, Jersey City, NJ.  DEADLINE 5/18/11
  • Counsel, Liberty and National Security Program.  DEADLINE 5/31/11

For more information on these listings and other open positions go to the AABANY Career Center.

 
For past weekly announcements, see the archives page.
 
Yang Chen
Executive Director
Asian American Bar Association of New York
Grand Central Station
P.O. Box 3656
New York, NY 10163-3656
www.aabany.org