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AABANY Announcements, August 15, 2011

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS August 15, 2011

In this edition

  1. AABANY in the News
  2. Take the AABANY "Get Connected" Survey
  3. Mentors Needed for AABANY Mentorship Program
  4. Get Connected @ AABANY: Tristan
  5. Immigration Law Training for Non-Immigration Lawyers: Aug. 12 Deadline
  6. “The Learning” Coming to POV
  7. NAPABA National Convention in Atlanta, GA: Aug. 15 Deadline
  8. Annual Dinner Committee Conference Call on August 17
  9. AABANY End of Summer Happy Hour on August 31
  10. NAPABA Law Foundation Bob Chin Scholarship: Sept. 2 Deadline
  11. Save the Date: AABANY Fall Conference on September 17
  12. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  13. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  14. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  15. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY in the News

 

On the AABANY website, we are collecting in one place clippings of recent articles about AABANY events or people in the news. To see the page, go to www.aabany.org, point to “News” at the top and select “In the News.”  If you see any news articles about AABANY or its members and friends, please let us know at [email protected].

 

Take the AABANY "Get Connected" Survey

 

Help AABANY help you.  Take a moment today to let us know what you think of AABANY's programs and what else you think AABANY should be working on. Your feedback is vital to improving our benefits and programs.  Fill out the survey on-line at this link: http://bit.ly/aabany_survey.

 

Mentors Needed for AABANY Mentorship Program

 
Get Connected @ AABANY with a Mentor 

August 15 is the deadline for applications to the AABANY Mentorship Program. We have received a large number of responses from mentees. Thanks to all who registered. We would like as much as possible to match one mentor to one mentee and to that end, we are putting out a call to mentors. Thanks to the mentors who have already signed up. We need more to apply, so if you have not yet done so, please do so before the Fall Conference on September 17. If you have done so, please encourage others to apply.

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As of 11:59 pm on Monday, August 15, we will be closing the applications from mentees while leaving the form open to mentors. The final deadline will be September 17, at which time we plan to introduce the mentors and mentees to each other during the cocktail reception at the conclusion of the Fall Conference.

If you have any questions about the Mentorship Program please contact Julie Kwon, the Program’s Coordinator.

 

Get Connected @ AABANY: Tristan

 

Our long-time AABANY member and co-chair of the Litigation Committee tells us how he got connected @ AABANY.

   

Immigration Law Training for Non-Immigration Lawyers: Aug. 12 Deadline

 

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.Registration deadline passed on August 12. Please contact the organizers directly at [email protected] to inquire about late registration..

 

“The Learning” Coming to POV

 

AABANY was one of the Community Partners for the screening of the documentary “The Learning” at the Asian American International Film Festival, now in its 34th year. The seemingly endless rain did not dissuade the hearty souls who came out on a damp Sunday afternoon to see the film, showing at the Clearview Chelsea Cinema on West 23rd Street.

The film chronicles a year in the lives of four Filipino women who are recruited to teach in the schools of Inner City Baltimore. They leave behind their entire families, friends and loved ones to pursue opportunities that are open to them in America, enduring the challenges of a different place and culture, and reaping the benefits and consequences of their choices. The film is at once sad and funny, disturbing and enlightening. The film succeeds in drawing the viewer into the lives of each of the teachers and revealing the stark contrast of their lives here and back home in the Philippines.

If you missed the screening, make sure to catch it on POV on PBS, on September 20. Check your local listings.

 

NAPABA National Convention in Atlanta, GA: Aug. 15 Deadline

 

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.

 

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.

 

AABANY End of Summer Happy Hour on August 31

 

Mark your calendars and save the date: On August 31, AABANY will be hosting an End of Summer Happy Hour at Roam NYC on East 19th Street near Fifth Ave, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Join fellow AABANY members and friends to socialize, meet and mingle over food and drinks. Find out what’s on tap for the Fall Conference. Also learn more about staying connected with AABANY through its numerous channels of communication. More details at this link. We hope to see you there.

 

NAPABA Law Foundation Bob Chin Scholarship: Sept. 2 Deadline

 

Donna Chin passes along word that applications for the NAPABA Law Foundation Bob Chin Scholarship are now being accepted from law students until September 2. More about the Bob Chin Fund from the NAPABA website:

The scholarship is named in memory of Robert G. Chin, entrepreneur, longtime Prudential Insurance executive, and supporter of Asian American rights. Bob Chin died of cancer in 2001, at the age of 48; for this reason, the scholarship committee encourages applications from college and law students whose lives have been impacted by a diagnosis of cancer within their immediate family.

The scholarship is funded through private donations to “NLF, Bob Chin Scholarship.” The Bob Chin Scholarship will be designated to a student meeting the following criteria:

  • demonstrated financial need, as evidenced by the student’s financial aid application, including attachments and executed forms
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status
  • demonstrated commitment to pro bono service
  • commitment to serving the needs of the Asian Pacific American community
  • leadership potential

For more information contact Donna Chin at [email protected].

 

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].

 

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 15: DEADLINE for NAPABA Convention Scholarship Requests. For more information click here.
  • August 15: Deadline to apply for Get Connected @AABANY with a Mentor.  For more information click here.
  • August 31: End of Summer Happy Hour from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Roam NYC, 5 East 19th Street. For more information click here.
 

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

 
  • 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.
  • August 19: Obtaining Legal Permanent Residence: "The Green Card" from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at 1 Journal Square Plaza – 4th Floor, Jersey City, NJ. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

 
  • Executive Director, OATH Health and Taxi Tribunals, New York, NY.
  • China Program Director, International Bridges to Justice, Beijing.
  • Trial Attorneys, (GS-0905-15), US Dept of Justice, Antitrust Div, NYC Office.
  • Case Administrator, Dispute Resolution, FINRA, New York, NY.

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

 
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