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AABANY Announcements, March 6 , 2013

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS March 6, 2013

In this edition

  1. Pamela K. Chen Confirmed as US District Judge, EDNY
  2. Thanks for Coming to Our 24th Annual Dinner
  3. It Happened at the AABANY Annual Dinner
  4. Asian Jade Society Dinner Re-scheduled to March 7; Special AABANY Rate
  5. World Journal: Glenn Lau-Kee Makes History
  6. Congratulations to Tsui Yee, Recipient of Woman Entrepreneurship Award
  7. AABANY Joins APA Groups in Urging for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
  8. AALFNY 2013 Scholarships
  9. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  10. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  11. Read the Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  12. On WE Blog @ AABANY: KALCA Summer Internship, Vince Chang Quoted in Law360, Brieant Judicial Summer Internship, DOJ Volunteer Internships
  13. Fellowship Announcements
  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

Pamela K. Chen Confirmed as US District Judge, EDNY

NEW YORK – March 5, 2013 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) welcomes and applauds the confirmation of Pamela K. Chen to serve as a federal district court judge in the Eastern District of New York. On March 4, 2013, the United States Senate confirmed Pamela Chen by a voice vote to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. “AABANY is delighted to learn that Pamela Chen has been confirmed to serve on the Eastern District of New York bench,” said Mike Huang, President of AABANY. “Ms. Chen is the first Chinese-American female Article III judge outside of California and the second-ever Chinese-American female federal judge in U.S. history, continuing to add to the rich legacy of the Second Circuit and New York State. AABANY applauds President Obama and Senator Schumer for their continued commitment to diversifying the Federal Judiciary.”

Pamela K. Chen Confirmed as US District Court Judge EDNY

To read the full press release go to bit.ly/AABANYPrssRls_CngrtsPamKChen. To read the NAPABA/AAJC press release go to bit.ly/AABANyBlg_CngrtPamKChen

Thanks for Coming to Our 24th Annual Dinner

AABANY Annual Dinner 2013 February 27 Cipriani Wall Street

With over 750 in attendance, last week's Annual Dinner, held again at Cipriani Wall Street, shattered previous records. We thank everyone who attended, especially all the sponsors who came out to celebrate with us and to support AABANY's mission. Thanks also to all the volunteers who helped to keep everything running smoothly. We thank Richard Lui of MSNBC for doing a great job as MC of the event. Congratulations to our honorees, Pamela K. Chen, Stuart Alderoty and Gary Lynch. Congratulations to Margaret Ling, recipient of the AABANY MVP Award. Congratulations to President Mike Huang and the entire Dinner Planning Committee for a job well done. What a way to kick off the Year of the Snake. To read the press release go to bit.ly/AABANYPrssRls_AnnDnnr750. (Photo, l., by Steven Wu.)

 

It Happened at the AABANY Annual Dinner

During the AABANY Annual Dinner cocktail reception, Israel Burns of Seyfarth Shaw, one of our sponsoring firms, proposed to Misha Wright, whom he first met last year at the AABANY Annual Dinner. He even got the Mayor of Newark, Cory Booker, in on the deal. Check out this blog post for all the details: bit.ly/AABANY_AnnDnnrMrrgePrpsl. Congratulations to Israel and Misha ... and thanks, Mayor Booker, for playing cupid!

Israel Burns and Misha Wright at the AABANY 2013 Annual Dinner

Asian Jade Society Dinner Re-scheduled to March 7; Special AABANY Rate

The rescheduled NYPD Asian Jade Society 33rd Annual Dr. Robert Lin Scholarship Dinner is being held this Thursday, March 7, at Jing Fong Restaurant. The honorees include Presiding Justice Randall Eng and Councilwoman Margaret Chin. A traditional Chinese banquet will be served at the largest restaurant in Manhattan's Chinatown.

A limited number of tickets remain at the AABANY-subsidized price of $50 (normally $95). You can register and pay online at the AABANY website at the following link: http://aabany.org/cde.cfm?event=404912 .

World Journal: Glenn Lau-Kee Makes History

Glenn Lau-Kee was featured in a story in the February 22 edition of the World Journal, the largest circulation Chinese language newspaper in North America. The headline read: "Glenn Lau-Kee Makes History as the First Asian American President of the New York State Bar Association." To read the full text in Chinese go to bit.ly/WrldJrnl_NYSBA_GlennLau-Kee. To read the translation, go to http://bit.ly/AABANY_WJGlnnLKee_trnsltd. Thanks to Frank Luo and Wendy Yu for help with the translation.

Congratulations to Tsui Yee, Recipient of Women Entrepreneurship Award

Immigration and Nationality Law Committee Co-Chair Tsui Yee was recognized last week on February 28 with the Dena Coyne Outstanding Woman Entrepreneurship Award, presented at the annual awards dinner of the National Minority Business Council held at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Read the full press release on the blog at bit.ly/AABANYBlg_TsuiYee_DenaCoye .

AABANY Joins APA Groups in Urging for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Last week, a press conference was held in which Asian American community groups urged Asian Pacific American New Yorkers to join a national movement in support of real immigration reform. Rio Guerrero, Co-Chair of AABANY's Immigration and Nationality Committee, represented AABANY at the press conference. To read the full press release go to bit.ly/NtnlMvmntPshImmgrtnRfrm

AALFNY 2013 Scholarships

SPREAD THE WORD!  Each year, the Asian American Law Fund of New York (the “Fund”) awards up to three scholarships of up to $5000 to law students that are committed to helping the Asian American community in New York.  The Fund recognizes that at a time when money is tight, committing one’s time to our community service organizations can be a financial strain, especially when considering law school tuition and living expenses.

If you are a law student and are planning to work with a community service organization in the New York area during the summer 2013, you are eligible to apply.  Go to bit.ly/AALFNY_SchlrshpForm_2013 for more details and to download a copy of the Scholarship Application.  The completed Scholarship Application and all required materials must be postmarked by April 1, 2013.

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].

AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now

The AABANY Law Review’s Special Edition issue, released at the AABANY Fall Conference, is available for purchase ($20) on the AABANY website at http://lawreview.aabany.org/current-issue. The issue features annotated reenactment scripts of five historic Asian American trials written by Honorable Denny Chin, Chancellor and Dean Frank H. Wu, Kathy Hirata Chin, and Vincent T. Chang. These plays have been presented by Asian American bar associations and law schools all over the nation. The issue includes an introduction and foreword from the authors. Go online and buy your own copy today, or get it as a gift for anyone interested in learning more about Asian American legal history and social justice issues.

Read the Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate

In this Issue:

  • Outgoing President's Letter
  • Incoming President's Letter
  • Copyright Angst Over Pinterest
  • Newly-formed Bankruptcy & Restructuring Committee
  • Profile: Karen Wu
  • Hon. Randall T. Eng Celebratory Dinner
AABANY Advocate Banquet Edition Winter 2013

On WE Blog @ AABANY: KALCA Summer Internship, Vince Chang Quoted in Law360, Brieant Judicial Summer Internship, DOJ Volunteer Internships

Fellowship Announcements

All Fellowship announcements can now be found on AABANY's website under Resources, in the sub-menu item "Fellowships."  To see current 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

  • March 7: (RESCHEDULED) NYPD Asian Jade Society 33rd Annual Dr. Robert Lin Scholarship Dinner from 6:30 to 9:00PM, Jing Fong Restaurant. For more information click here.
  • March 11: AABANY Board Meeting from 7:00 to 9:00PM, Seyfarth Shaw LLP. For more information click here.
  • March 13: AABANY Corporate Law Committee Meeting from 7:00 to 9:00PM, Dechert LLP. For more information please click here.
  • March 14: AABANY and MMBA present: What Happens to your Data Online? from 6:30 to 8:30PM, Loeb & Loeb LLP. For more information click here. [Registration Deadline March 12]
  • March 18: AABANY Women's Committee Kick-Off Meeting from 6:30 to 9:30PM, Congee Village. For more information please click here. [Registration Deadline March 8]

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • March 13: Supreme Court Bar Admission Ceremony from 11:00AM to 3:00PM, United States Courthouse. For more information click here.
  • March 13: AAAU: Does AT&T Mobility, L.L.C v. Concepcion, L.L.C. Spell an End to Class Actions? from 2:00 to 3:30PM, live webinar. For more information click here.
  • March 15: BLS APALSA 24th Annual Alumni Dinner, Forchelli Center. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Civil Rights Bureau Assistant Attorney, Office of the NYS Attorney General
  • Staff Attorney--Family Law Unit, Queens Legal Services
  • Staff Attorney--Homeowner & Consumer Rights, Queens Legal Services
  • Municipal Finance Attorney, New York City Law Department

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

 
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