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AABANY Announcements, September 24, 2012

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS September 24, 2012

In this edition

  1. Exploring Sex Trafficking Cases: Oct. 10 at Brooklyn Law School
  2. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  3. Volunteers Needed for AALDEF Asian American Poll Monitoring Project
  4. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Unspoken Rules of the Legal Profession, Oct. 3
  5. Breathe Deep NYC: Join AABANY in Fighting Lung Cancer
  6. Social Media Marketing for Small Firms, Survival Workshop for Law Students
  7. Maintaining Financial Health through Challenging Times: Oct. 3
  8. Read the Fall Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  9. Legal Outreach Volunteering Opportunity: Sept. 30 Deadline
  10. NAPABA National Convention Early Bird Deadline: Registration Now Open
  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

Exploring Sex Trafficking Cases: Oct. 10 at Brooklyn Law School

Five AABANY Committees - Women's, Government and Public Sector, Prosecutors, Immigration and Nationality Law, Pro Bono and Community Service - together with the Brooklyn Law School APALSA will be presenting a CLE program to explore sex trafficking from the criminal justice, social and immigration perspectives. AABANY members and Brookly Law School students can attend for free. Two CLE credits are available in the Areas of Professional Practice category and the program is suitable for transitional and non-transitional attorneys. For more detail see the listing under Upcoming Events.

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].

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.

AABANY Co-Sponsors: Unspoken Rules of the Legal Profession, Oct. 3

Past AABANY and NAPABA President Andy Hahn will be speaking a panel at the New York City Bar on "The Unspoken Rules of Success in the Legal Profession: What You May Not Hear In Your Professional Development Workshops." Andy will be part of a lively panel of law firm and in-house lawyers who will speak openly and frankly about topics that may not be covered in attorney orientation and training sessions. Admission is free but registration is required.  For more details  see the listing under Upcoming Events.

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.

Social Media Marketing for Small Firms, Survival Workshop for Law Students

Highlights from last week include two terrific programs for our committees. Read more about them from the blog:

Maintaining Financial Health through Challenging Times: Oct. 3

On October 3rd Perlman & Perlman is cosponsoring a free seminar which addresses the challenges faced by non-profits in the current economy.  Karen Wu, attorney at Perlman & Perlman and AABANY Pro Bono and Community Service Co-Chair, will be among the speakers at this seminar.  Find out more in Other Events.

Read the 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

Legal Outreach Volunteering Opportunity: Sept. 30 Deadline

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

NAPABA National Convention Nov. 15-18: Registration Now Open

NAPABA's National Convention will take place from November 15 through 18 at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC.  Register now at  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].

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: More Fall Conference Photos, Online Filing, Karaoke, Corky Lee, Documentaries, Lectures

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 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.
  • October 2: AABANY Board Meeting, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, location to be determined.
  • October 3: AABANY cosponsors: "Unspoken Rules of the Legal Profession", from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street (bet 5th and 6th Aves.) For more information click here - then, click on the image to register.
  • October 3: AABANY cosponsors: Understanding the Foreign Purchaser in New York City, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM at the Holiday Inn - Soho, 138 Lafayette Street. AABANY members and non-AABANY members may register here free of charge and non-AABANY members seeking CLE credit may register here for a nominal fee.
  • October 10: The Women’s, Government & Public Sector, Immigration & Nationality Law, Pro Bono & Community Service, Prosecutors Committees, and APAPLSA Brooklyn Law School are presenting a CLE program on human trafficking, from 6:30 - 9:30 PM at Brooklyn Law School, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY.  AABANY Members, Non-members not seeking CLE credit, and Brooklyn Law School students may register here at no charge and AABANY Non-members seeking CLE credit may register here for a nominal fee.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • 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.
  • September 28: Hold These Truths: The Gordon Hirabayashi Case, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Asian American / Asian Research Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000, between 5th & 6th Avenues. For more information click here.
  • September 29: Volunteers needed for Pro Bono Immigration Clinic. Immigration Law Experience Not Required. From 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM at MinKwon Center, 136-19 41st Avenue (between Main Street & Union Street), Flushing, NY. For more information click here.
  • October 3: Non-Profit Seminar: Maintaining Financial Health Through Challenging Times, from 8:00 to 11:00 AM at The University Club, 1 West 54th Street . Karen Wu, Pro Bono and Community Service Co-Chair, will be among the speakers at the seminar.  For more information click here.
  • October 3: PALS Fall 2012 Kick-Off Reception from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at Sullivan & Cromwell, 125 Broad Street. For more information click here.
  • October 4: John Jay Iselin Memorial Lecture Series, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at Cooper Union Great Hall, 7 East 7th Street.  The lecture series begins on Thursday, October 4, and runs every Thursday evening (except for November 22), ending on December 13.  For more information click here.
  • October 9: KALAGNY Mentorship Program Kickoff Cocktail Reception, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel. 1177 Avenue of the Americas (between 45th and 46th Street). For more information click here.
  • October 12: APABA-PA Annual Banquet, from 6:00 to 10:00 PM, at Ocean Harbor Restaurant, 1023 Race St #7, Philadelphia, PA. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Staff Attorney, National Security Project, ACLU, New York, NY
  • Paralegal positions, Guerrero Yee LLP, New York, NY
  • Immigration Supervising Attorney, Staten Island Legal Services
  • NYCLU Staff Attorney, New York, NY

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

 
For past weekly announcements, see the archives page.