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AABANY Announcements, July 16, 2012

 

 

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS July 16, 2012

In this edition

  1. Congratulations to the Hon. Lillian Wan
  2. AAIFF Opening Night: "Shanghai Calling" on July 25
  3. Don Liu Joins NY City Bar Task Force on Young Lawyers
  4. Event Highlights: Prosecutors' Committee Anniversary, Citywide Diversity Reception, Deposition Skills Bootcamp, Summer Reception
  5. AABANY Central Park Picnic on July 28
  6. AABANY Co-Sponsors LGBT Asian American/South Asian Lawyers Reception on July 17
  7. NAPABA National Convention Scholarship Deadline: July 31
  8. Join AABANY for Ping Pong and Pool at Slate on Aug. 9
  9. Fall Conference on Sept. 15: Planning Meeting
  10. Free Webinar: Preparing for Deferred Action
  11. Read the New Issue of the AABANY Advocate
  12. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  13. VERITEXT discounts for AABANY members
  14. On WE Blog @ AABANY: AALDEF Free Legal Clinics, Asian American Awareness Happy Hour, Immigration Fraud Conviction, Ozawa/Thind Video
  15. AALDEF Request for Nepali Volunteers
  16. Fellowship Announcements Now Moved to Resources
  17. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  18. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  19. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Congratulations to the Hon. Lillian Wan

On July 11, Lillian Wan was sworn in as a New York City Civil Court Judge, assigned to Family Court. Lillian is an AABANY member and co-chair of its Government and Public Sector Committee. Read the press release here. Please join us in congratulating Lillian Wan on this great achievement; we wish her well as she undertakes this important role, serving the interests and needs of the justice system.

AAIFF Opening Night: "Shanghai Calling" on July 25

Join AABANY for the opening night of this year's Asian American International Film Festival which launches with "Shanghai Calling," starring Daniel Henney.  As a community sponsor for this opening night event taking place at the Asia Society on July 25, AABANY members get special discounts for tickets bought in advance online. For more details, click here.

Don Liu Joins NY City Bar Task Force on Young Lawyers

Don Liu

The New York City Bar’s 44th Street Blog reported on July 16 that it has formed a new Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession to address what City Bar president Carey Dunn has described as “the plight of young lawyers.” Created in response to recent ABA statistics showing that only 55% of recent law grads found full-time legal employment, the task force has convened leaders from across the legal spectrum, from academia to private practice, as well as the corporate, government and public interest sectors.

Among the Chief In-House Counsel tapped to participate in this important task force is Don Liu, General Counsel of Xerox. Don was recently recognized as one of the New York City Bar’s Diversity and Inclusion Champions for 2012. He is also an active and valued member of AABANY and its Advisory Committee.

For more information about the task force, go to http://bit.ly/donliu_nycba_tf. AABANY congratulates Don on undertaking this new role and commends the City Bar for convening this task force to study critical issues facing the new generation of lawyers.

Event Highlights: Prosecutors' Committee Anniversary, Citywide Diversity Reception, Deposition Skills Bootcamp, Summer Reception

AABANY continues to be highly active.  Here are highlights from several events, taken from WE Blog @ AABANY.  Click on the links below to read the blog posts and feel free to share your comments.

AABANY Central Park Picnic on July 28

AABANY's Young Lawyers Committee and Litigation Committee co-sponsor the 5th Annual Central Park Picnic on Saturday, July 28. Friends and family are welcome. For details and to register, click here. Admission is free.

AABANY Co-Sponsors LGBT Asian American/South Asian Lawyers Reception on July 17

AABANY, together with LeGaL – The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York, South Asian Bar Association of New York, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, are co-hosting the LGBT Asian American/South Asian Lawyers Cocktail Reception on July 17 at Kaye Scholer. This networking reception recognizes the diversity within the LGBT and APA/API communities and also provides support to LGBT attorneys in corporate, commercial, government, and public interest practice. This year the keynote address will be presented by Justice Sabrina McKenna of the Hawaii Supreme Court. For more information, click here.

NAPABA National Convention Scholarship Deadline: July 31

NAPABA strives to keep the Convention affordable for our members and offers one of the best values among legal education conferences. NAPABA also maintains a scholarship fund to help further defray costs for attendees through full or partial registration waivers, travel stipends, and lodging stipends.

Scholarship applications for the 2012 Convention are due July 31! Apply today if you need assistance with travel and registration costs. We look forward to seeing you in DC on November 15-18.

Please fill out the online form by clicking here.

Join AABANY for Ping Pong and Pool at Slate on Aug. 9

Where are the ping pong players and pool sharks among AABANY's members?  If you're up for showing us some of your table tennis prowess or pocket billiards talents, save the date for August 9 when AABANY hosts a "net"-working night of ping pong and pool at Slate.  Capacity is limited, and members should sign up here, and non-members should sign up here.

Fall Conference on Sept. 15: Planning Meeting

As previously mentioned, AABANY's Fall Conference will take place this year on September 15 at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and will feature CLE programs, a full-day Trial Skills CLE workshop, pitch sessions, In-House Counsel Forum and cocktail reception.

If you are interested in helping plan the Fall Conference, the next planning meeting will take place by conference call on July 23.  To learn more, contact jean.lee@aabany.org.

Free Webinar: Preparing for Deferred Action

The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN), in partnership with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), and United We Dream (UWD), invite you to join a freewebinar, "Preparing for Deferred Action," on Thursday, July 19th, 2012 at 2:00 pm Eastern / 1:00 pm Central / 12:00 pm Mountain / 11:00 am Pacific. This webinar will cover what we know about the new deferred action policy for undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. as children, including basic eligibility requirements, how to document eligibility, "red flags" for applicants, and advocacy on the policy's implementation. Panelists include Jennie Guilfoyle, Training and Legal Support Attorney at CLINIC; Paromita Shah, Associate Director of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild; and Don Lyster, Director of NILC's Washington, DC office, among others.

To register for this free webinar, visit https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/855529534. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.

If you have questions, please email us at support@immigrationadvocates.org.

We hope that you will join us,
Immigration Advocates Network

The Immigration Advocates Network is a collaborative project of the ABA Commission on Immigration, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project, American Immigration Council, American Immigration Lawyers Association, ASISTA, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, National Immigration Law Center, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Pro Bono Net, and The Advocates for Human Rights. For more information about IAN, visitwww.immigrationadvocates.org

Read the New Issue of the AABANY Advocate

In this Issue:

  • Sponsor Spotlight: Paul Weiss
  • AABANY APA Month Events
  • AABANY Profile: Aric Wu
  • Helen Wan: Lawyering, She Wrote
  • Primer on Federal Bankruptcy Judges
  • Real Estate Springs Into Action
  • Chinese Judges Visit SDNY
  • AABANY Banquet 2012

AABANY Seeks Legal Interns

Applications are now being accepted for AABANY’s 2012 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.

VERITEXT discounts for AABANY members

Veritext

AABANY members, before you book your next court reporting assignment for depositions, consider using VERITEXT and take advantage of the discount now being offered until February 1, 2013, to all AABANY members. Get more details by clicking on the link in image. VERITEXT will donate a portion of the proceeds to support AABANY, its mission and programs. Thanks, VERITEXT!

On WE Blog @ AABANY: AALDEF Free Legal Clinics, Asian American Awareness Happy Hour, Immigration Fraud Conviction, Ozawa/Thind Video

AALDEF Request for Nepali Volunteers

Founded in 1974, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.

For Summer 2012 and Fall 2012, AALDEF seeks undergraduate or graduate volunteers who are fluent in both Nepali and English to participate in client legal meetings as interpreters. Volunteers will gain valuable experience working alongside AALDEF attorneys in client advocacy and community education, and receive close supervision in a legal environment. A minimum time commitment of 5 hours per week is highly desired.

Interested volunteers should contact AALDEF staff attorney Shirley Lin at slin@aaldef.org by July 31 (Fall 2012).

Fellowship Announcements Now Moved to Resources

All Fellowship announcements can now be found on AABANY's website under Resources, in the sub-menu item "Fellowships."  The New York Lawyers for the Public Interest has announced new post-Graduate Fellowship Opportunities.To see this and other announcements for Fellowships go to bit.ly/Fellowship_Announcmnts.

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

  • July 17: AABANY Judiciary Committee Meeting from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP, 500 Fifth Avenue. For more information, click here.
  • July 17: AABANY Co-Sponsors: LGBT Asian American/South Asian Lawyers Cocktail Reception from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Kaye Scholer LLP, 425 Park Avenue. For more information, click here.
  • July 18: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Résumé Review Workshop For Law Students from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Shearman & Sterling, 599 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor Conference Center. For more information, click here.
  • July 18: Intellectual Property for Journalists 101 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Fulbright & Jaworski, 666 5th Avenue. For more information, click here if you are an AABANY member, click here if you are a AAJA member, click here if you are not a member of either.
  • July 19: Women's Committee Soft Skills Workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at King & Spalding LLP, 1185 Ave of the Americas # 34. For more information, click here if you are an AABANY member, or click here if you are not a member.
  • July 28: AABANY's 5th Annual Picnic in Central Park, from 12:00 to 5:00 PM at Central Park. For more information, click here.
  • July 31: Strategic Planning meeting for the IP Committee from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at King & Spalding, 1185 Ave of the Americas # 34. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • July 16 - July 18: NYSBA Presents: Commercial Arbitration Training from 8:00AM to 7:00PM at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 55 Fifth Avenue. For more information, click here.
  • July 17: NYCLA’s 20th Annual Program for Summer Associates Lunch with a Judge from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street. For more information, click here.
  • July 18: New York City Bar Presents: Harold Koh, International Lawyering for the U.S. Government in an Age of Smart Power from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street. For more information, click here.
  • July 20: Deadline for Applications to PBWT Diversity Fellowship. For more information, click here.
  • July 24: NYCLA’s 20th Annual Program for Summer Associates Lunch with a Judge from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street. For more information, click here.
  • July 24: PALS Presents: A Networking & Personal Branding Workshop For Law Students of Color from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, 767 5th Avenue. For more information, click here.
  • July 31: NYCLA’s 20th Annual Program for Summer Associates Lunch with a Judge from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street. For more information, click here.
  • July 31: Deadline for Submitting NAPABA Convention Scholarship Application. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto, ON (Deadline: 7/31)
  • Insurance and Reinsurance Associate - Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, New York, NY (Deadline: 7/29)
  • In-house position in Melville, NY for Japanese-speaking attorney (Deadline: 7/25)
  • Externship Opportunity at NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission - NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission, New York, NY (Deadline: 7/21)

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

 
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