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AABANY Announcements, July 23, 2012

 

 

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS July 23, 2012

In this edition

  1. AABANY Launches 2012-13 Mentorship Program
  2. AAIFF Opening Night: "Shanghai Calling" on July 25
  3. AABANY Statement Regarding Media Coverage of Recent Stop & Frisk Decisions
  4. Event Highlights: Intellectual Property 101 for Journalists, Soft Skills Workshop
  5. AABANY Central Park Picnic on July 28
  6. NAPABA National Convention Scholarship Deadline: July 31
  7. Join AABANY for Ping Pong and Pool at Slate on Aug. 9
  8. Fall Conference on Sept. 15: Planning Meeting
  9. Read the New Issue of the AABANY Advocate
  10. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  11. VERITEXT discounts for AABANY members
  12. On WE Blog @ AABANY: FELPS Fellowship, AALDEF Seeks Community Organizer, Malayalam Interpreter
  13. AALDEF Request for Nepali Volunteers
  14. Fellowship Announcements Now Moved to Resources
  15. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  16. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  17. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  18. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY Launches 2012-13 Mentorship Program

We are pleased to announce the opening of AABANY's Mentorship Program for the year 2012-2013.

The purpose of the program is to provide support, advice, and networking opportunities to aid both mentors and mentees in their professional and personal development. Each mentee is matched to a mentor who will serve as a teacher, role model and resource to the mentee. By way of one-to-one relationships and events held throughout the year, the program will provide the structure to advance the professional growth, and legal and networking skills of both mentors and mentees. Mentors and mentees will be AABANY members and may come from any level of experience and practice area.

To learn more and to apply, click here.

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.

AABANY Statement Regarding Media Coverage of Recent Stop & Frisk Decisions

The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) joins the New York County Lawyer’s Association in their support of New York’s judiciary, judicial independence, and against the improper personal attacks levied by the New York Post and the Daily News against judges for their decisions in recent stop and frisk cases. Click here to read the full press release.

Event Highlights: Intellectual Property 101 for Journalists, Soft Skills Workshop

Last week, the IP Committee and the Women's Committee both held successful and useful programs which were open to all and free for AABANY members.  Read more about them on the blog at:

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.

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 30.  To learn more, contact jean.lee@aabany.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: FELPS Fellowship, AABANY Seeks Community Organizer, Malayalam Interpreter

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 25: AAIFF: Opening Night of "Shanghai Calling" from 7:00 from 9:00 PM at Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue. For more information, click here.
  • 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.
  • August 2: Mock Interview Workshop for Rising 2L Law Students from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • July 23: KALAGNY Summer Associate/Intern Event from 7:00 to 10:00 PM at 5Bar Karaoke Lounge, 38 West 32nd Street. 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: Legal Luminaries Series - Teleconference with Neal K. Katyal from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at 1612 K Street NW Suite 1400, Washington, DC 20006. 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 30: Campaign Finance Laws & Regulations from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park 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.
  • August 3-4: 2012 Monroe County Legal Diversity & Inclusion Job Fair from 9:00 to 6:00 PM at Monroe County Bar Association, 1 West Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, NY 14614. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Chief, Criminal Section - U.S. DOJ, Civil Rights Division, Washington DC Metro Area, DC (Deadline: 7/31)
  • Chief, Disability Rights Section - U.S. DOJ, Civil Rights Division, Washington DC Metro Area, DC (Deadline: 7/31)
  • 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)

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

 
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