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AABANY Announcements, August 27, 2012


In this edition

  1. Fall Conference Registration Deadlines
  2. AABANY Board Vacancy: Sept. 7 Deadline
  3. Mentors Needed for AABANY 2012-13 Mentorship Program: Sept. 7 Deadline
  4. AABANY End of Summer Happy Hour
  5. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  6. Legal Outreach Volunteering Opportunity
  7. Fall Conference Planning Meeting
  8. Read the New Issue of the AABANY Advocate
  9. VERITEXT discounts for AABANY members
  10. On WE Blog @ AABANY: Asian LGBT Reception, Information Law and Policy Annual Report, KALCA Voting Initiatives
  11. Fellowship Announcements
  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

Fall Conference Registration Deadlines

Registration for AABANY's 2012 Fall Conference is now open and we have some important deadlines coming up:

AABANY Board Vacancy: Sept. 7 Deadline

As announced on August 24, the appointment of James Yu to Vice President of Programs and Operations creates a vacany on the AABANY Board.  If you wish to apply for the vacancy, please send your statement of interest and a current CV or resume to Jean Lee as Chair of the Nominations Committee by email to [email protected].  You may also send it by fax to AABANY's fax number or by mail to AABANY PO Box. Both can be found on the AABANY website at applications must be received by September 7 to be considered.

Mentors Needed for AABANY 2012-13 Mentorship Program: Sept. 7 Deadline

Thanks to all the mentees who signed up for AABANY's Mentorship Program for the year 2012-2013.  Mentee applications are no longer being accepted, but we do need all the potential mentors out there to sign up.  Deadline for mentor sign-ups is September 7.

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 register, click here.

AABANY End of Summer Happy Hour

Join AABANY for our annual End of Summer Happy Hour to bid a fond farewell to Summer 2012. This year we will gather at Tavern29 on East 29th Street, near Park Avenue South. Catch up with members old and new. This happy hour will be part of our "Get to Know AABANY" series so we invite law students, lawyers and legal professionals who are not yet AABANY members but would like to learn more about who we are and what we do. Also, you can find out more about our upcoming 2012 Fall Conference at the happy hour. For more details, click here.

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  Please direct any questions to Executive Director Yang Chen at [email protected].

Legal Outreach Volunteering Opportunity

Sheila Bautista, AABANY member and prosecutor in the Manhattan DA’s office, shares the following volunteer opportunity with us:

Since 1983, Legal Outreach has provided underserved minority students in New York City with the academic support and mentorship they deserve. As rising ninth graders, students begin the program by participating in the Summer Law Institute, a five-week program that concludes with a mock trial in front of a real judge in a real courtroom. In high school, students participate in Legal Outreach’s College Bound program, a rigorous college preparatory track of after-school tutoring, Saturday writing classes, SAT preparation, mock trials and debates, life skills courses, internships, and mentoring from staff, law students, and professional attorneys.

Legal Outreach is currently seeking to recruit volunteer attorneys to serve as mentors to students participating in its Constitutional Law Debate program, one of the key components of the College Bound Program. This is an excellent opportunity to participate in a rewarding program with proven results—100% of Legal Outreach students graduate high school in four years, compared to 59% of New York City students. Over 99% of Legal Outreach graduates have matriculated at four-year colleges and 68% percent matriculate at highly selective colleges, including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, University of Michigan, Smith, and Wesleyan.

To read more go to

Fall Conference Planning Meeting

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, we hold weekly planning meetings on Monday evenings. To learn more, contact [email protected].

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

VERITEXT discounts for AABANY members


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: Asian LGBT Reception, Information Law and Policy Annual Report, KALCA Voting Initiatives

Fellowship Announcements

All Fellowship announcements can now be found on AABANY's website under Resources, in the sub-menu item "Fellowships."  The Racial Justice Program (RJP) of the ACLU National office in New York City invites applications for two Marvin M. Karpatkin Fellowships, which will begin in September 2013. To see this and other announcements for Fellowships go to

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 28: AABANY Trial Advocacy Program Registration Deadline.  For more information go to
  • August 31: Early Bird registration for CLEs ends.  To register by August 31 go to  This is also the deadline for Law Firms to apply to the Pitch Session.  To apply go to
  • August 29: AABANY End of Summer Happy Hour from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Tavern 29, 47 East 29th Street. Registration has closed.  For more information click here.
  • August 29: AABANY cosponsors: NYCLA APC Monthly Happy Hour from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Court Bar, St. Giles- The Court Hotel, 130 East 39th Street. For more information click here.
  • September 12: AABANY Board Meeting from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Gibson Dunn, 200 Park Avenue. Please register for this meeting by September 10.
  • September 12: Save the Date! Solo/Small Firm & Immigration Committees: Chase CLE co-sponsor: Marketing and Social Media for the Solo/Small Firms. Details to follow shortly.
  • September 15: AABANY 2012 Fall Conference: LEAPING TO NEW HEIGHTS, at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, 200 Park Avenue, New York, NY. For more information click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • August 31: DEADLINE TO APPLY: Executive Leadership Development Workshop for Women who directly report to the General Counse. For more information click here.
  • September 5: NYCLA Annual Law Student Reception and "Mentor for a Day Auction" starting 6:30 PM at the NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street.  For more information click here.
  • September 10: Minority Corporate Counsel Association's 13th Annual Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference in New York City at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, 1535 Broadway. For more information click here.
  • September 10: The Metropolitan Black Bar Association & National Bar Association Region II Networking Event from 6:00 to 11:00 PM at the Skyroom, 330 West 40th Street, 33rd Floor, (between 8th and 9th Avenues). For more information click here.
  • September 12: New York County Lawyers' Assocation's 22nd Annual Public Service Awards Reception, NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey St., starting at 6:00 pm.  Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, will present special remarks.  For more information click here.
  • September 12: Celebrating the 2nd Edition of Thomson Reuters/Westlaw’s Dispute Resolution and E-Discovery from 6:00 to 8:45 PM at the SDNY Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, Ceremonial Courtroom, Room 850. For more information click here.
  • September 13-16: International Association of Korean Lawyers Convention at the Omni Hotel, 251 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Assistant/Associate Professor, New York, NY (deadline 9/1)
  • Full Time Positions, Bernard M. Baruch College, Dept. of Law (deadline 9/1)
  • P/T Housing Attorney, Queens Legal Services (deadline 9/3)
  • Housing Defense Attorney, Queens Legal Services (deadline 9/4)

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

For past weekly announcements, see the archives page.