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AABANY Announcements, November 12, 2012

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS November 12, 2012

In this edition

  1. Deadline for Nominations for AABANY Board Vacancies
  2. AABANY Co-Sponsors: DACA Information at Chinatown YMCA, Nov. 12
  3. AABANY Mourns the Passing of the Hon. Theodore T. Jones
  4. AABANY Third Quarter Report
  5. Positions Open: AABANY Law Review
  6. Highlight: Fall into Fashion, Nov. 8
  7. Event Cancellations This Week
  8. Free CLE Training: Providing Legal Assistance to Persons Affected by Hurricane Sandy
  9. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Clinics
  10. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  11. Read the Fall Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  12. NAPABA National Convention Nov. 15-18: Registration Now Open
  13. VERITEXT discounts for AABANY members
  14. On WE Blog @ AABANY: NYSBA Sandy Hotline, NYC Service Website, Soh Young Lee,  RMHC/ASIA Scholarship, AAF Sandy Relief
  15. Fellowship Announcements: NYC Law Department Corporation Counsel Clerkship
  16. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  17. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  18. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  19. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Deadline for Nominations for AABANY Board Vacancies

If you missed the November 9 first deadline to apply for Board vacancies, you can still make your submission in person at the Open Meeting on Tuesday, November 13, from 6 pm to 7 pm at Boies Schiller & Flexner. Registration is required by Monday, November 12. For more information go to bit.ly/BdNom2012_FnlDedln.

 AABANY Co-Sponsors: DACA Information at Chinatown YMCA, Nov. 12 

On Monday, November 12, AABANY joins Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York City Council Member Margaret Chin, New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, New York State Senator Daniel Squadron, Asian Americans for Equality, Asian/Asian American Research Institute/CUNY, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, Chinatown Manpower Project, Chinese American Planning Council, Chinese Progressive Association, Chinatown YMCA, CUNY Citizenship Now!, Hamilton Madison House, Lower East Side Community Partnership, MinKwon Center, New York Immigration Coalition, New York State Immigrant Action Fund, and University Settlement to present a free information session and legal screening on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It takes place on Monday, November 12, at the Chinatown YMCA. If you know of anyone who would benefit from this program, please direct them to the website at bit.ly/DACA_ChnatwnYMCA.

AABANY Mourns the Passing of the Hon. Theodore T. Jones

AABANY received the sad news last week that the Hon. Theodore T. Jones of New York's Court of Appeals passed away last week. His wake is on November 15 and funeral is on November 16. For more information please see bit.ly/blog_Passngof_HonTJones.

AABANY Third Quarter Report

AABANY had a very active third quarter covering the months from August through September. Read all about it at bit.ly/3rdQ_Rpt.

Positions Open: AABANY Law Review

The AABANY Law Review (ALR) is an annual journal published by attorneys and law students that seeks to inspire discussion and debate on matters of concern to the Asian Pacific American community while providing law students with valuable journal experience. ALR published its inaugural issue in February 2012. More recently, ALR published a special edition containing annotated re-enactment scripts of historic cases involving Asian Americans written by prominent members of the Asian American legal community.

ALR is currently seeking practitioners, law students, and graduates who are interested in contributing to the journal for the upcoming year. We are aiming to publish our second issue in September 2013, which will contain a mix of original content and republications. ALR also has plans to launch its First Annual Student Note competition in early 2013. ALR will provide opportunities for its members to develop and hone their own research, writing, and editing skills.  Read more about the open positions at bit.ly/blog_LawRvw.

Highlight: Fall into Fashion, Nov. 8

On Thursday, November 8, the Women’s and Intellectual Property Committee held Fall into Fashion, a shopping and networking event at Banana Republic in Soho. More than 30 people showed up to take advantage of the great discounts. The Banana Republic was also collecting clothing and canned goods for donation to victims of Hurricane Sandy, and AABANY took pledges for contributions to the Asian American Federation’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. AABANY donated $10 for each pledge received and more than $300 was raised for the AAF’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. Thanks to everyone who came out to support the event. (Click on the photo to see an album of photos by Naf Kwun, and thanks to Naf for all her help in organizing this event.)

Event Cancellations This Week

As announced previously, many events that were originally scheduled to take place have been cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy and we anticipate that certain events scheduled for this week may be cancelled as well.  We have updated our Calendar of Events as notices of cancellation have come in.  At the time these Announcements were prepared, we were alerted to the following cancellations:

  • November 12: CANCELLED: AABANY 1L Exam Writing Workshop, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at CUNY School of Law, 2 Court Square, Room TBA, Long Island City, NY
  • November 14: CANCELLED: Legal Services NYC's Diversity Committee Annual Diverstiy Open House

For other events, we strongly suggest that you check with the organizers of the event before attending.

Free CLE Training: Providing Legal Assistance to Persons Affected by Hurricane Sandy

The New York State Bar Association is pleased to present a free CLE webcast on Providing Legal Assistance to Persons Affected by Hurricane Sandy on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 4:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m. This program will be streamed live from the State Bar Center in Albany.

Geared towards attorneys assisting Hurricane Sandy victims, this program will begin with an informational overview of state and federal relief programs. Panelists will provide an overview of assistance programs and relief options. Panelists will discuss programs set up by the American Red Cross, FEMA, IRS, the Small Business Association, the NYS Department of Labor and the NYS Division of Financial Services.

The second half of this program will carry MCLE credit for attorneys. Panelists will cover legal considerations relative to disaster relief situations. Panelists will provide an overview of the law relative to insurance considerations and landlord/tenant issues. Panelists will also cover client counseling relative to foreclosure, disaster unemployment assistance, document loss/replacement records, banking, consumer debt/credit Issues and family law considerations. Panelists will provide best practices and advice on counseling clients impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

This program is open to all members and non-members. Pre-registration is required.  Find out more below in Other Events.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Clinics

Check first with the organizers before going! This week, DACA clinics are scheduled to held on:

  • Nov 12 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Cabrini Immigrant Services CIS-NYC, 139 Henry Street, New York, NY
  • Nov 13 from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM at the Office of Council Member Margaret Chin, Chatham Green 165 Park Row, Suite #11, New York, NY
  • Nov 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Newburgh Community Action Center, 48 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY
  • Nov 14 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM at Cabrini Immigrant Services CIS-NYC, 139 Henry Street, New York, NY
  • Nov 15, New York Immigration Coalition. Please call 212-627-2227 ext. 243 for more information
  • Nov 16, information session only, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at St. Jacobi Church, 5406 4th Avenue, between 54th and 55th Streets, Brooklyn, NY
  • Nov 17 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Cabrini Immigrant Services CIS-NYC, 139 Henry Street, New York, NY

Thanks to the New York Immigration Coalition for sharing this information with the community.

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].

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

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].  Many AABANY members will be in attendance, and we look forward to seeing you all in DC later this week.

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: NYSBA Sandy Hotline, NYC Service Website, Soh Young Lee,  RMHC/ASIA Scholarship, AAF Sandy Relief

Fellowship Announcements: NYC Law Department Corporation Counsel Clerkship

All Fellowship announcements can now be found on AABANY's website under Resources, in the sub-menu item "Fellowships." The NYC Law Department Corporation Counsel Clerkship is open for applications from law students graduating in 2013. The recipient of this paid one-year post-graduate fellowship will work closely with the chief lawyer of the City of New York, the Corporation Counsel, as well as the NYC Law Department’s Executive Staff and senior attorneys, on legal issues pertaining to NYC governance and in the formulation and defense of significant policy issues.  Deadline to apply for this clerkship is November 16.  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

Check first with the organizers to make sure the events are going forward!

  • November 12:  CANCELLED: AABANY 1L Exam Writing Workshop, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at CUNY School of Law, 2 Court Square, Room TBA, Long Island City, NY. For more information click here.
  • November 12: AABANY Cosponsors: Free Legal Screening: DACA from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Chinatown YMCA at MS 131, 100 Hester Street (1stFloor). For more information click here.
  • November 13: AABANY Board Meeting, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Boies Schiller & Flexner.  Please register here.
  • November 15-18: NAPABA Convention, at the JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004.  For more information click here.
  • November 17: AABANY Presents Chris Chan's Networking Workshop, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at St. John's University School of Law, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY. For more information click here.
  • November 26: DEADLINE to apply for positions with the AABANY Law Review. For more information click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

Check first with the organizers to make sure the events are going forward!

  • November 14: CANCELLED: Legal Services NYC's Diversity Committee Annual Diverstiy Open House.
  • November 15: NYSBA Free CLE Webcast and Live Program: Providing Legal Assistance to Persons Affected by Hurricane Sandy, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at State Bar Center, One Elk Street, Albany, NY. For more information click here.
  • November 15: Never Too Old To Learn, And Never Too Young To Teach, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Brooklyn Bar Association,123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY. For more information click here.
  • November 16: NCVAA Luncheon, from 12:00 to 2:30 PM at the The Hamilton Restaurant, 600 14th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005. For more information click here.
  • November 20: NYWBA presents: Criminal Law 101 – A “How To” Guide From A to V (Arraignment to Verdict) from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Newman Ferrara LLP, 1250 Broadway, 27th Floor. For more information click here.
  • November 29: Judicial Friends 31st Annual Rivers, Toney and Watson Awards Dinner and Dance, at Maestro's, 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462. For more information click here.
  • November 29:  NOTE LOCATION CHANGE/Law and ReOrder, from 12:15 to 2:00 PM at DLA Piper LLP (US), 1251 Avenue of the Americas (at 50th Street), 27th Floor MPR.. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Assistant Trial Lawyer with Chinese translation skills, New York, NY.  Deadline 11/19
  • Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation.  Deadline 11/28/12
  • Legal Internships with the American Civil Liberties Union
  • Document Review Attorneys, Labaton Sucharow LLP, 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.