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AABANY Announcements, August 1, 2011

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS August 1, 2011

In this edition

  1. AABANY Report for Second Quarter 2011
  2. Get Connected @ AABANY with a Mentor
  3. AABANY Law Journal: Deadline extended
  4. AABANY Joins ACCORD, Coalition on Re-districting
  5. First Minority Law Student Conference Day
  6. Communications Committee to Meet on August 4
  7. Digital Distribution of Film and Television: Aug. 11
  8. Immigration Law Training for Non-Immigration Lawyers
  9. AABANY Sponsors "The Learning" at AAIFF
  10. Annual Dinner Committee Conference Call on August 17
  11. Save the Date: AABANY Fall Conference on September 17
  12. NAPABA National Convention in Atlanta, GA
  13. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  14. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  15. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  16. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY Report for Second Quarter 2011

 

As shown in our quarterly report, the months covering May through June have been filled with events, programs and activities put on by AABANY and its committees. AABANY also participated in or co-sponsored a wide variety of events during that time. Thanks to everyone who made these events possible, particularly our hardworking and dedicated Committee Chairs who planned and organized them. Thanks to everyone who came out to support the events. To help AABANY maintain a high level and quality of benefits and programs, we invite you to fill out our survey and give us feedback at this link: http://bit.ly/aabany_survey.

 

Get Connected @ AABANY with a Mentor

 
Get Connected @ AABANY with a Mentor 

One of the most frequently asked questions we get at AABANY is “How do I find a mentor?” To facilitate the matching of those seeking mentors (“mentees”) with mentors, AABANY is launching a formal Mentorship Program. The distinguishing feature of AABANY's Mentorship Program is to match mentees and mentors based on hobbies and interests in addition to professional practice areas so that mentors and mentees can connect in more meaningful ways. To learn more about it, visit the AABANY Mentorship Program page at this link. We encourage all prospective mentees and mentors to visit that page today and sign up. The deadline to apply is August 15, with the goal of having mentors and mentees meet in person during the cocktail reception at the Fall Conference on September 17. We have had a strong response from mentees and we need more mentors to sign up, particularly in the following areas: Bankruptcy, Corporate, Commercial Litigation, International, Immigration, Intellectual Property and Real Estate. If you have not signed up yet, please do so today. We hope you will take part in the launch of this new AABANY program.

 

AABANY Law Journal: Deadline extended

 

This year, AABANY plans to launch its first journal, The AABANY Law Review, with the goals of providing comprehensive analyses of law and commentary on groundbreaking cases and legislation that impact the AABANY community, and serving as an effective research tool for practicing attorneys and law students. Positions are now open for an Executive Articles Editor, Associate Articles Editors and Associate Editors. Full position descriptions appear at this link. Please submit your cover letter, resume and any materials you believe would guide us in making our determination to [email protected] by Tuesday, August 9.

 

AABANY Joins ACCORD, Coalition on Re-districting

 

On July 27, AABANY, together with nine other APA groups, took part in a press conference held at MinKwon Center in Flushing, Queens, to announce the formation of ACCORD, the Asian American Community Coalition for Re-districting and Democracy.

ACCORD is “a non-partisan coalition of organizations and individuals committed to advancing the opportunities of Asian Pacific American and minority communities to meaningfully participate in the political process. ACCORD recognizes that redistricting plays a pivotal and fundamental role in these opportunities, and supports redistricting plans that keep together communities of interest that exist in and around ethnic neighborhoods across New York.” Read the Coalition’s Principles here.

Accord 

As stated in the press release:

The coalition includes a diverse set of non-partisan groups such as the MinKwon Center for Community Action (serving as Coalition lead), OCA-NY Chapter, Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund (AALDEF), Chinese Progressive Association (CPA), Korean Americans for Political Advancement (KAPA), Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS), Taking Our Seat, Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Association. ACCORD groups announced an ambitious campaign of efforts on redistricting, such as community education workshops and town-hall forums, advocacy with the legislative taskforce on redistricting (LATFOR) to open the process to ensure community input, and community mobilization and participation in upcoming hearings in September in New York City.

Read the full text of the press release here.

Coverage in the Asian press includes:

If you are interested in getting more involved with ACCORD through AABANY, let us know by sending us an e-mail at [email protected].

 

First Minority Law Student Conference Day

 

AABANY is proud to co-sponsor with 14 other bar associations the first Minority Law Student Conference Day taking place on August 3 at Fordham Law School. The event runs from 10 am to 3 pm and includes programs on what to do with your law degree and how to prepare for your interview, with a networking luncheon in between. Follow this link for further details.

 

Communications Committee to Meet on August 4

 

Beyond the website, Weekly Announcements and the Advocate, AABANY now has numerous ways to stay connected with its members and community, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and an AABANY blog. AABANY, through its Communications Committee, manages these channels of communication. We can use your help in keeping these channels open and active. If you are interested, come to the Communications Committee meeting on August 4 at Patterson Belknap. Visit this link for more details. To learn more about the Communications Committee, contact [email protected].

 

Digital Distribution of Film and Television: Aug. 11

 

NAPABA’s Entertainment Law Committee together with the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) are presenting a seminar on how to distribute your completed film via digital distribution channels such as on-line streaming and video-on-demand. Among the panelists is Theo Cheng, current co-chair of AABANY’s Judiciary Committee and an active member of the Intellectual Property Committee. The event takes place on August 11 at Cardozo Law School. For more details, follow this link.

 

Immigration Law Training for Non-Immigration Lawyers

 

AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) is leading an effort to train non-immigration lawyers how to assist victims of immigration fraud. Federal, state and local authorities have been cracking down on “notarios” and others engaged in the unauthorized practice of law, resulting in many immigrants needing pro bono assistance from lawyers who can help them with their matters. The two-day intensive training session at the City Bar takes place on August 17 and 18 in the evenings. The training session is the first step of a major clinical initiative to connect underserved immigrants with appropriate pro bono legal assistance. If you are interested, follow this link for additional details and the registration form. Registration deadline is August 12.

 

AABANY Sponsors "The Learning" at AAIFF

 

AABANY is a community sponsor for “The Learning” at AAIFF, a documentary about four Filipino women who leave their families and homes behind to teach in the inner city schools of Baltimore. Follow the link to find out about the discount code for AABANY members who wish to see the film. Also, tell us by August 5 if you would be interested in joining a group to see the film on August 14.

 

Annual Dinner Committee Conference Call on August 17

 

The next meeting of the Annual Dinner Committee will be by conference call on August 17 at 5 pm. If you are interested in helping AABANY plan its biggest event of the year, please contact Jean Lee, Annual Dinner Committee Chair, at [email protected]. The Annual Dinner will take place at Cipriani Wall Street on February 29, 2012.

 

Save the Date: AABANY Fall Conference on September 17

 

AABANY’s Fall Conference this year will take place on Saturday, September 17, at Skadden, 4 Times Square. It will be a full day of CLE programs, with a luncheon, followed by a cocktail reception at the end of the day. The registration site is under construction so keep your eyes on this space for developments. In the meantime, please save the date and make plans to join us there. If you have any questions about the Fall Conference or wish to participate in its planning, please contact us at [email protected].

 

NAPABA National Convention in Atlanta, GA

 

NAPABA’s National Convention this year will be taking place in Atlanta, Georgia, from Nov. 16 through 20, 2011, at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. Registration will be open soon. In the meantime, check the NAPABA website for some information on the program schedule and deadlines. Some dates to keep in mind:

Mark your calendars; hope to see you at the NAPABA National Convention in Atlanta in November.

 

Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program

 

Do you have some time to volunteer to assist self-represented litigants in New York's courts?  Many opportunities exist through several Volunteer Attorney Programs to get trained to provide legal advice and assistance to pro se clients in housing, family law, consumer debt and foreclosure cases.  Please visit the Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program’s website to learn how you can help.

 

Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar

 
  • August 2: AABANY Board Meeting from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Constantine Cannon, 335 Madison Avenue, New York, NY.  Please register for this event by July 29.
  • August 4: Communications Committee Meeting, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, 1133 Avenue of the Americas (between 43rd & 44th St.) For more information click here.
  • August 9: Deadline to Apply for AABANY Law Review Editorial Positions.  For more information click here.
  • August 11: Digital Distribution of Film and Television, sponsored by NAPABA Entertainment Law Committee, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, 55 Fifth Avenue (12th & 13th Streets). IP Committee member Theo Cheng is among the panelists. For more information click here.
  • August 14: AABANY sponsors "The Learning" at AAIFF, 6:15 PM at the Chelsea Clearview Cinema, 260 West 23rd Street (7th & 8th Aves.)  For more information click here.
  • August 15: Deadline to apply for Get Connected @AABANY with a Mentor.  For more information click here.
 

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

 
  • August 1: KALAGNY Law Students/Young Lawyers Interview Workshop from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue between 32nd and 33rd Streets.  For more information click here.
  • August 3: Minority Bar Leaders 1st Minority Law Student Conference Day from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Fordham School of Law, 140 West 62nd Street. For more information click here.
  • August 4: NYCLA Bowling and Networking at Lucky Strike Lanes, 624-660 West 42nd Street.  For more information click here.
  • August 15: DEADLINE for NAPABA Convention Scholarship Requests. For more information click here.
  • August 17/18: Immigration Law Training For Non-Immigration Lawyers from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 42 West 44th Street. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

 
  • NJ Judiciary Case Analyst, Trenton, NJ.
  • Executive Director, OATH Health and Taxi Tribunals, New York, NY.
  • China Program Director, International Bridges to Justice, Beijing.
  • Real Estate Associate, Schiff Hardin, NYC.  DEADLINE 8/8//11
  • Deputy Chief – Economic Development Division, NYC Law Dept. DEADLINE 8/12/11

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