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AABANY Announcements, November 26, 2012

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS November 26, 2012

In this edition

  1. AABANY Holiday Party at Pranna on Dec. 14
  2. Joint Bar Holiday Party at Crimson on Dec 14
  3. Harold Hongju Koh to Speak at New York City Bar, Nov. 26
  4. AABANY Law Review Open Positions: Nov. 26 Deadline
  5. AABANY Co-Sponsors: DACA Pro Bono Training at Linklaters, Nov. 27
  6. Litigation Committee Volunteer Appreciation Happy Hour on Nov. 29
  7. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Clinics
  8. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  9. Read the Fall Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  10. VERITEXT discounts for AABANY members
  11. On WE Blog @ AABANY: Responding to Disaster, CUP Holiday Party, NYIC Holiday Party
  12. Fellowship Announcements: Women's Rights Project Fellowship
  13. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  14. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  15. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  16. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY Holiday Party at Pranna on Dec. 14

Save the date! AABANY will be holding its annual holiday party once again at Pranna. It will take place on Friday, December 14, starting at 7 pm. Open to all; to register go to bit.ly/AABANY_HldyPty2012.

 

Joint Bar Holiday Party at Crimson on Dec 14

AABANY is pleased to co-sponsor the Joint Bar Holiday Party with Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association, Association of Black Women Attorneys, Association of Ghanaian Lawyers of America, Black Bar Association of Bronx County, Dominican Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association-New York Region, Korean American Lawyer's Association of Greater New York, Nigerian Lawyers Bar Association and the South Asian American Bar Association of New York.

It will take place at Crimson, starting at 10 pm. For more information go to bit.ly/JtBar_HolidayPty2012.

Harold Hongju Koh to Speak at New York City Bar, Nov. 26

Harold Hongju Koh, the Legal Adviser to the U.S. Department of State, will address the members of the New York City Bar on "International Lawyering for the U.S. Government in an Age of Smart Power." There will be a light reception following the program. The event is free but registration is required.  For more details see the listing under Other Events on the AABANY Calendar.

AABANY Law Review Open Positions: Nov. 26 Deadline

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.

AABANY Co-Sponsors: AABANY Co-Sponsors: DACA Pro Bono Training at Linklaters, Nov. 27

Thousands of young immigrants have been approved for "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" (DACA). But with an estimated 100,000 undocumented Asian immigrants eligible, we have thousands more to reach. DACA is a Department of Homeland Security directive that gives eligible undocumented youth a two-year pause from the threat of deportation and an opportunity to secure a work permit. For many, this will be the first opportunity to legally work and live in this country.

Many of these immigrants are from the communities served by the various Asian bar associations of New York. Taking on a DACA case pro bono is a discrete way to learn basic immigration law and begin to change the life of undocumented youth.
 

If you know of anyone who would benefit from this program, please direct them to the website at bit.ly/DACA_ProBnoTrng_Linklaters.

Litigation Committee Volunteer Appreciation Happy Hour on Nov. 29

The Litigation Committee will be hosting a Happy Hour on November 29 to show appreciation for all the volunteers, speakers and panelists this year who helped put on some great programs and events. It will be held at the Park Avenue Tavern, in the Barrel Room. For more details and to rsvp, see the listing under Upcoming Events.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Clinics

This week, DACA clinics are scheduled to held on:

  • Nov 26 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM at Cabrini Immigrant Services CIS-NYC, 139 Henry Street, New York, NY
  • Nov 27 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. Open to all NYC residents in Council District 1
  • Nov 27 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Newburgh Community Action Center, 48 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY
  • Nov 28 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM at Cabrini Immigrant Services CIS-NYC, 139 Henry Street, New York, NY
  • Nov 30, Legal Aid Society, various locations in Manhattan
  • Nov 30 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at St. Jacobi Church, 5406 4th Avenue, between 54th and 55th Streets, Brooklyn, NY, NY. Informational session only

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 2012/13 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

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: Responding to Disaster, CUP Holiday Party, NYIC Holiday Party

Fellowship Announcements: Women's Rights Project Fellowship

All Fellowship announcements can now be found on AABANY's website under Resources, in the sub-menu item "Fellowships." The Women's Rights Project of the ACLU’s National Office in New York City seeks applicants for sponsored fellowships, such as Skadden, Equal Justice Works, Liman and other public interest fellowships, beginning in the Fall of 2013. The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.   Applicants are encourages to send materials as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a decision is made.  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

  • November 26: DEADLINE to apply for positions with the AABANY Law Review. For more information click here.
  • November 27: AABANY cosponsors DACA Pro Bono Training from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Linklaters, 1345 6th Avenue. For more information click here.
  • November 28: AABANY cosponsors: Women on the Move, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Concierge Conference Center, 780 Third Avenue (at 48th Street.) For more information click here.
  • November 29: The Litigation Committee hosts a Volunteer Appreciation Happy Hour starting 6:30 PM at The Barrel Room (Basement of the Park Avenue Tavern), 99 Park Avenue between 39th and 40th Streets. For more information click here.
  • December 10: AABANY cosponsors: Business Development Skills for Women of Color, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.). Discounted tickets for AABANY members. For more information click here.
  • December 14: AABANY Holiday Party 2012, starting 7:00 PM at Pranna, 79 Madison Ave. (at 28th Street). For more information click here.
  • December 14: AABANY cosponsors: Annual Joint Bar Association Holiday Party at Crimson NYC, from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM at Crimson, 915 Broadway (Between 20th and 21st). For more information click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • November 26: The U.S. Government in an Age of Smart Power, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.) Harold Koh will be delivering remarks at this FREE event.  For more information click here.
  • November 27: Bloomberg Administration’s Legal Legacy Symposium - Session One (FREE), from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at Fordham University, Pope Auditorium, 155 West 60th Street (Columbus Ave.) 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.
  • November 29: MBBA presents "Gun Law Legislation and Obstacles to Effective Gun Control: A discussion of New York Gun Laws, the Efficacy of Current Gun Control Initiatives, and the Second Amendment", from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, location to be determined. For more information click here.
  • December 4: Bloomberg Administration’s Legal Legacy Symposium - Session Two (FREE), from 5:30 to 9:00 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.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Interstate Child Support Staff Attorney, NYC Law Dept.  Deadline 12/14/12
  • Corporate Counsel, VMware, New York, NY
  • Document Review attorneys needed, Labaton Sucharow LLP, Greater New York Area
  • Employment Litigation Associate, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., New York, NY

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

 
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