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AABANY Announcements, September 17, 2012

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS September 17, 2012

In this edition

  1. Thanks for Coming to the Fall Conference
  2. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  3. NAPABA National Convention Early Bird Deadline: EXTENDED to Sept 21
  4. AABANY Cosponsors: Acquiring High End Real Estate in NY: Sept. 18
  5. AABANY Law School Survival Workshop: Sept. 22
  6. AABANY Women's Committee Soft Skills Workshop II: Sept. 25
  7. Just Released: Fall Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  8. Volunteers Needed for AALDEF Asian American Poll Monitoring Project
  9. Breathe Deep NYC: Join AABANY in Fighting Lung Cancer
  10. Legal Outreach Volunteering Opportunity
  11. VERITEXT discounts for AABANY members
  12. On WE Blog @ AABANY:  KALCA Open House, Mock Trial Judges Needed, Perry v. Brown Symposium
  13. Fellowship Announcements: Women's Law & Public Policy Fellowship
  14. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  15. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  16. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  17. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Thanks for Coming to the Fall Conference

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Fall Conference on Saturday, September 15, at Gibson Dunn.  We could not have asked for a more beautiful day to hold a conference, and we had well over 200 attendees, including speakers, Board members, Committee Chairs, volunteers, and numerous participants for eight CLE programs, the all-day Trial Advocacy Program, the pitch sessions, the In-House Counsel Forum and the Judicial Forum.  Read more 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 bit.ly/Lgl_Intrn_Details.  Please direct any questions to Executive Director Yang Chen at [email protected].

NAPABA National Convention Early Bird Deadline: EXTENDED to Sept. 21

NAPABA's National Convention will take place from November 15 through 18 at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC. Early bird registration has now been extended to September 21. Register now to take advantage of the early bird discount. For more details go to bit.ly/NAPABA2012Regstrn. Remember, if you are an AABANY member you are also a NAPABA member (but not the other way around). If you are not sure whether your membership is current, contact Membership Secretary Judy Kim at [email protected].

AABANY Cosponsors: Acquiring High End Real Estate in NY: Sept. 18

Chase, AABANY and the Asian Real Estate Association of America Metro NY Chapter join together tomorrow to present "Acquiring Hight End Real Estate in New York.  AABANY's Real Estate Committee Chair, Margaret Ling, will be speaking.  See more details in Upcoming Events.

AABANY Law School Survival Workshop: Sept. 22

AABANY's Student Outreach Committee wants all law students in the Greater New York area to come out on Saturday afternoon to Brooklyn Law School to learn more about AABANY and the great programming it has for law students, from workshops to enhance your interviewing and networking skills to exam-writing seminars. You also get to meet some of the people behind the organization who will share with you tips on surviving and thriving in law school and after. Registration closes on Thursday, September 20. For more details go to bit.ly/survival_wkshp.

AABANY Women's Committee Soft Skills Workshop II: Sept. 25

How do you develop the Mindset for Success? Let the Women's Committee show you how with the second part of its Soft Skills Workshop series. The one that took place back in July on building relational selling skills was highly successful and well-attended. You don't want to miss this one so register today. For more details see the listing under Upcoming Events.

Just Released: Fall Issue of The AABANY Advocate

In this Issue:

  • Sharp Shooter: Michael Kim
  • Sponsor Spotlight: Gibson Dunn
  • President's Letter from Jean Lee
  • Raising the Bar: Legal Outreach
  • Primer II on Federal Bankruptcy Judges
  • Commercial Litigation Book Review
  • AABANY's Summer Events in Pictures

Volunteers Needed for AALDEF Asian American Poll Monitoring Project

In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote. In response, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund will monitor the elections for compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act, which mandates bilingual ballots and forbids anti-Asian voter discrimination.

Attend volunteer training in New York City on October 22 at Shearman & Sterling or Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe at on October 30 at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.  Attorneys who attend the training are eligible for CLE credits.

For more information about volunteering, contact Glenn D. Magpantay, Jerry Vattamala, or Chi-Ser Tran, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, 99 Hudson Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10013.

Breathe Deep NYC: Join AABANY in Fighting Lung Cancer

On Sunday, October 21, LUNGevity Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, will be holding a 3K walk/run in Battery Park City called "Breathe Deep NYC" to fight lung cancer.  AABANY would like to field a team in honor of an AABANY member who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer.  To join the AABANY team and to learn more about the event go to bit.ly/BreatheDeepNYC.

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 bit.ly/blog_LglOutrch_Vlntr or read the article in the fall issue of the AABANY Advocate.  Application deadline is September 30, 2012

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: KALCA Open House, Mock Trial Judges Needed, Perry v. Brown Symposium

Fellowship Announcements: Women's Law & Public Policy Fellowship

All Fellowship announcements can now be found on AABANY's website under Resources, in the sub-menu item "Fellowships." The Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program at Georgetown University Law Center has updated and posted our application for the 2012-2013 Fellowship Year. The application deadline for the 2013-2014 Fellowship year is Friday, November 16, 2012. 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

  • September 18: Chase and RE Committee: Acquiring High End Real Estate in NY from 8:30 to 11:30 AM at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Avenue, Flushing, NY.  AABANY Members and professionals not seeking CLE credit may register free of charge here and professionals seeking CLE credit may register for a fee here.
  • September 19: Solo/Small Firm & Immigration Committees: Chase CLE co-sponsor: Marketing and Social Media for the Solo/Small Firms, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM at Chase Bank, 253 Broadway.  AABANY Members and professionals not seeking CLE credit may register free of charge here and professionals seeking CLE credit may register for a fee here.
  • September 20: AABANY cosponsors: NYSBA Trusts & Estates Section's Diversity Committee Reception, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Papillon, 22 East 54th Street. For more information click here.
  • September 21: Early Bird Deadline: NAPABA Convention November 15-18.  For more information click here.
  • September 22: Meet AABANY and Law School Survival Workshop, from 12:00 to 2:30 PM at the Brooklyn Law School Subotnick Center, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY. For more information click here.
  • September 25: Women's Committee Soft Skills Workshop II, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM at King & Spalding LLP, 1185 Avenue of the Americas. For more information click here.
  • September 27: Litigation Committee Meeting from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at Phillips Lytle LLP, 437 Madison Avenue, 34th Floor, (Between 49th and 50th Streets). Please register for this meeting by Monday September 24.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • September 18: The Metropolitan Black Bar Association (Co-Sponsor) presents “Becoming an Assistant District Attorney”, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 42 West 44th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue). For more information click here.
  • September 19: The NYSBA Committee on Lawyers in Transition presents "Mock Interviewing", from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. For more information click here.
  • September 27: APALA-NJ Foundation Golf Outing. For more information click here.
  • September 27: Executive Leadership Development Workshop for Women who directly report to the General Counsel, from 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, 30 Rockefeller Center. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Staff Attorney, Health Care Admin, New York, NY (deadline 9/24)
  • External Affairs and Events Liaison, Manhattan Borough President (deadline 9/24)
  • Associate General Counsel, New York, NY (deadline 9/27)
  • Professor of Legal Practice and Director of the Trial Advocacy Program, Queens, NY (deadline 9/27)

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

 
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