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AABANY Announcements, July 30, 2012

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS July 30, 2012

In this edition

  1. Join AABANY for Ping Pong and Pool at Slate on Aug. 9
  2. AABANY Launches 2012-13 Mentorship Program
  3. AAIFF Opening Night: "Shanghai Calling" on July 25
  4. AABANY Central Park Picnic on July 28
  5. AABANY Leaders on Radio and TV
  6. NAPABA National Convention Scholarship Deadline: July 31
  7. Milbank Diversity Scholars Program
  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: Judicial Nomination Application Extended, AACA & KALCA Community Workshop, AALDEF Seeks Special Events Assistant and Work-study Intern
  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

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.

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

On July 25, the 35th Annual Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) opened at the Asia Society and AABANY was there as a Community Partner. The opening film was “Shanghai Calling,” a light-hearted comedy about Sam Chao, an ambitious Chinese-American lawyer (played by Daniel Henney), who finds himself shipped off to China to open his firm’s Shanghai office, a move that he takes reluctantly. Besides having to adjust himself to an entirely new culture and a language he doesn’t speak, Sam lands in a legal hassle when a local manufacturer starts making and marketing a fancy new smartphone for which he secured what he believed to be an exclusive license agreement for one of his firm’s top clients. How Sam gets himself out of this mess, and makes news friends and finds love along the way, is what “Shanghai Calling” is all about. The movie opens in China on August 10 and may be headed to the US next year.

Both the opening night gala at Asia Society and the encore performance for the film on July 28 sold out.

To read more, click here.

AABANY Central Park Picnic on July 28

On Saturday, July 28, 2012, over 60 attorneys, law students, family and friends joined AABANY for its 5th Annual Picnic in Central Park. This year, the picnic was held at the Great Hill, one of the highest points in the Central Park, located near 105th Street and Central Park West. The Great Hill was a wonderful location for the picnic as AABANY members, family and friends were able to mingle and comfortably enjoy delicious sandwiches, snacks and drinks in a peaceful setting. 

To read more, click here.

AABANY Leaders on Radio and TV

Over the weekend, AABANY leaders were interviewed on radio and TV. Margaret Ling, AABANY Board member and Real Estate Committee Chair, was interviewed on AM 970 about real estate fraud, while Tsui Yee, Co-Chair of the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, and Rosemary Yu, co-founder of the Prosecutors' Committee, were interviewed on NTDTV about their Deferred Action program fraud prevention community workshop.  Read more on WE Blog @ AABANY:

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.

Milbank Diversity Scholars Program

Our friends from the Inter-APALSA Council passed along this announcement:
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP is pleased to accept applications to its Diversity Scholars Program. Milbank is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are (i) understood, respected and appreciated, (ii) recognized as sources of strength for the Firm, and (iii) valued as qualities that enrich the environment in which we work.

Each year Milbank selects law students who will receive a salaried 2L summer associate position and a $50,000 scholarship. Factors considered in the selection of Milbank Diversity Scholars include academic achievement, demonstrated leadership ability, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, and a sincere interest in our practice. Students who are members of groups traditionally under-represented in large law firms are encouraged to apply. To be named a Milbank Diversity Scholar, candidates must be in good standing at an ABA accredited law school and have successfully completed their first year of a full-time JD program. Interested candidates must submit an application form, essay, official law school transcript and resume by August 15th.

Application forms and more information on the program can be found 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 August 6. 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: Judicial Nomination Application Extended, AACA & KALCA Community Workshop, AALDEF Seeks Special Events Assistant and Work-study Intern

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 Capital Punishment Project of the ACLU’s National office in Durham, North Carolina seeks applicants to sponsor for public interest fellowships in the fall of 2013. 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 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 1: AABANY co-sponsors: The Second Annual Minority Law Student Conference Day from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at New York Law School, 185 West Broadway. For more information, click here.
  • August 1: AABANY Co-Sponsors a Movie Night: "Ai WeiWei - Never Sorry" from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at IFC Center, 323 Avenue of the Americas at West 3rd Street. 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.
  • August 7: AABANY Board Meeting from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Location TBD. For more information, click here.
  • August 9: AABANY’s Summer 2012 Ping Pong/Pool Social Event from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Slate, 54 West 21st Street. For more information, click here if you are an AABANY member or click here if you are not a member.
  • August 16: Women's, Student Outreach and Immigration and Nationality Law Committees co-sponsor: Social Networking Event from 6:00 to 8:30 PM at Stitch Bar and Lounge, 247 W 37th Street. For more information,click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • 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 2: PALS Annual Mock Interview & Resume Workshop for Law Students of Color from 4:15 to 7:00 PM at New York City Bar, 42 West 44th Street. 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

  • Senior Counsel/Senior Program Strategist (CJ-04/APIA) - American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Washington, DC/New York, NY
  • Lobbyist Assistant - Washington Legislative Office - American Civil Liberties Union, Washington, DC
  • 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)

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

 
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