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AABANY Announcements, March 11, 2013

 

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS March 11, 2013

In this edition

  1. Upcoming Committee Meetings
  2. AABANY Co-Sponors: What Happens to Your Data Online? (March 14)
  3. Hon. Lillian Wan to Speak on Panel About AAPI Leadership on March 19
  4. Congratulations to Past President Robert Leung
  5. Congratulations to Rio Guerrero, Published in ABA Minority Trial Lawyer
  6. AALFNY 2013 Scholarships
  7. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  8. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  9. Read the Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  10. On WE Blog @ AABANY: Pamela Chen, New Bar Exam, National South Asian Summit
  11. Fellowship Announcements
  12. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  13. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  14. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  15. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Upcoming Committee Meetings

We are often asked: "How do I get involved in AABANY?" The best way is to get involved with one of our many committees. AABANY's FY 2013 began on February 1, and now that the Annual Dinner has concluded, our committees are kicking into high gear. The Corporate Law Committee meets on Wednesday, March 13, followed by the Women's Committee on March 18 and then by the Young Lawyers' Committee meeting on March 27. For more details about each meeting, check the listing under Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar here.

To learn more about the Corporate Law Committee, contact co-chairs Jonathan Kim and Gurinder Singh at [email protected]

To learn more about the Women's Committee, contact co-chairs Vinny Lee and Naf Kwun at [email protected].

To learn more about the Young Lawyers Committee, contact co-chairs Irene Tan and Elizabeth Mo at [email protected].

If there are other committees you would like to learn more about, contact [email protected].

AABANY Co-Sponsors: What Happens to Your Data Online? (March 14)

Do you ever wonder what happens to your personal information when you shop online, submit a LinkedIn or Facebook profile or post a comment on Twitter? What intellectual property laws may be involved or how the behavior of others online impact your privacy and intellectual property rights? This panel will try to uncover the mysteries of the Internet as they relate to our everyday interactions online, including engaging in online retail activity or participating in social media. The panelist will discuss how personal information is transmitted and stored online; information and intellectual property rights, as well as those of others online.This event is being co-sponsored by the AABANY IP committee and MBBA. [Registration Deadline: March 12]  See the listing below under Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar for further details.

Hon. Lillian Wan to Speak on Panel About AAPI Leadership on March 19

New York City Family Court Judge Lillian Wan, member of AABANY and past Co-Chair of the Government and Public Sector Committee, will be a panelist on a discussion about Exploring AAPI Leadership in America, presented by the Binghamton University Asian and Asian American Alumni Council. AABANY is co-sponsoring this event which is open to everyone, not just Binghamton alumni. For more details and to register go to bit.ly/ExplrAAPI_LeadConf.

Congratulations to Past President Robert Leung

Congratulations to AABANY Past President and current Director Robert Leung, who was honored at the 5th Annual Lunar New Year Fundraiser of the Association of Asian American Yale Alumni (AAAYA), held on the evening of March 9 at Golden Unicorn Restaurant in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Rob, who graduated from Yale Law School in 1994 and is currently partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner, helped AAAYA attain its 501(c)(3) status on a pro bono basis. AABANY members including Dev Sen, Vince Chang, Naf Kwun, Mike Huang and Will Wang attended the event, along with Executive Director Yang Chen. AABANY co-founder Rocky Chin served as Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

Congratulations Rio Guerrero, Published in ABA Minority Trial Lawyer

Congratulations, Rio Guerrero, Co-Chair, Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, on being published in the ABA Litigation Section Minority Trial Lawyer!

The sun set on pragmatic and broad immigration law relief on April 30, 2001, and few could have predicted that a decade would pass before we would see any rays of hope. Indeed, the post-9/11 anti-immigrant rhetoric and vitriol have raged for more than a decade, but in recent years a chorus of voices supporting immigration-law reform has grown louder, achieving piecemeal improvements and calling for a comprehensive solution to our country’s broken immigration system. Today, almost unexpectedly, we finally begin to see meaningful change emerging on the horizon.

Read more on the blog at http://bit.ly/overhaul_immig.

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

On WE Blog @ AABANY: Pamela Chen, New Bar Exam, National South Asian Summit

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 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 was March 8]
  • March 19: Exploring AAPI Leadership in America (AABANY co-sponsored) from 6:00 to 9:00PM, SUNY Global Center. For more information click here.

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 13: Intellectual Property as Business Asset & Strategy from 5:50 to 7:30pm, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. For more information click here. [Registration Deadline: March 12]
  • March 15: BLS APALSA 24th Annual Alumni Dinner, Forchelli Center. For more information click here.
  • March 15: PALS: Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders: Best Practices for Supporting Diverse Students from 4:30 to 7:30PM, New York City Bar. For more information click here.
  • March 18: Center for International Law presents: Lunchtime Lecture from 12:50 to 1:50PM, New York Law School. For more information click here.
  • March 20-24: NYSBA Annual Trial Academy Program, Cornell Law School. For more information click here.
  • March 20: MBBA's (Co-Sponsor) Getting Appointed to a Criminal Justice Act ("CJA") Panel for the Second Circuit and the Eastern (:EDNY") and Southern ("SDNY") Districts of New York (Panel Discussion) from 6:30 to 8:30PM, Bar Association of NYC. For more information click here.
  • March 21: NYCLA Speed Networking Event from 6:30 to 8:00PM. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Staff Attorney--Homeowner & Consumer Rights, Queens Legal Services
  • Municipal Finance Attorney, New York City Law Department
  • Foreclosure Attorney, Staten Island Legal Services
  • In-House Counsel - AIG AGC Global Consumer Insurance

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

 
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