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AABANY Announcements, March 19, 2013

 

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS March 19, 2013

In this edition

  1. Women-in-Law-Connect Networking Mixer: 3/28
  2. Upcoming Committee Meetings
  3. Hon. Lillian Wan to Speak on Panel About AAPI Leadership on March 19
  4. Volunteer for Free Legal Clinic at MinKwon Center, March 30
  5. Judge Serita Published in NYU Review of Law & Social Change
  6. AABANY Hosts Visiting Delegation from Cambodia
  7. Tsui Yee Speaks at International Women's Day Event
  8. APAs for Real Immigration Reform, Town Hall on March 28
  9. AABANY Co-Sponsors: The Asian American Vote in 2012, March 21
  10. KALAGNY Financial Planning Seminar for Lawyers, Part 1, March 26
  11. NYSBA CLE: Diversity in Dispute Resolution, March 28
  12. AALFNY 2013 Scholarships
  13. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  14. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  15. Read the Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  16. On WE Blog @ AABANY: Judicial Campaign Ethics, Carlia Brady, SAVE, E-Verify, Port Authority RFP, Local Civil Rule 54.1, CUP Gala Afterparty, KAPA Happy Hour
  17. Fellowship Announcements
  18. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  19. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Women-in-Law-Connect Networking Mixer: 3/28

The third installment of the popular Women-In-Law-Connect networking mixer will take place Thursday, March 28 and is co-sponsored by the AABANY and SABANY Women’s Committees, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, the Black Bar Association of Bronx County, KALAGNY, and the Muslim Bar Association of New York. Women-In-Law-Connect is a professional networking event for women attorneys who want to expand their network and find opportunities for growth in the legal field. For more details and to register by the March 27 deadline see the listing under Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar.

Upcoming Committee Meetings

The best way to get involved with AABANY is through its various committees. The Corporate Law Committee already met last week and had a great turnout, with a terrific variety of events and programs planned for the year. In case Corporate Law is not your field of interest, consider attending the Committee Meetings coming up for the In-House Counsel Committee (March 26) and Young Lawyers Committee (March 27). The Women's Committee Meeting took place on March 18. Read more about it at bit.ly/blog_wmnscmtekickoffIn case you are not able to make these Committee Meeting but are still interested in what these Committees are doing, here are the contacts for each of the Committees: Women's Committee, Vinny Lee and Naf Kwun, Co-Chairs, [email protected]; Duane Morikawa and Blossom Kan, In-House Counsel Committee Co-Chairs, [email protected]; and Irene Tan and Elizabeth Mo, Young Lawyers Committee Co-Chairs, [email protected].  For information about other Committees, contact [email protected].

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. Online registration has closed but tickets may be purchased onsite.  For more details go to bit.ly/ExplrAAPI_LeadConf.

Volunteer for Free Legal Clinic at MinKwon Center, March 30

This Free Legal Clinic provides a great opportunity for AABANY attorneys to give back to the Asian American community members by providing basic legal consultation through community outreach.  The MinKwon Center will advertise the event to the Asian 
American community. The MinKwon Center will take appointments for consultations but the event will also be open for walk-in clients.

Volunteer Attorneys must have expertise in one or more of the following legal areas: immigration, labor, housing, foreclosure, family, elder law and real estate.  Each attorney will sign up for a block of 2 hours.

To register as a volunteer please contact Elisa Gahng at [email protected] no later than March 25, 2013.

Judge Serita Published in NYU Review of Law & Social Change

Congratulations to Hon. Toko Serita, New York Criminal Court Judge (and AABANY member), who was recently published in the NYU Review of Law & Social Change, in an important article entitled, “In Our Own Backyards: The Need for a Coordinated Judicial Response to Human Trafficking,” Volume 36, Issue 4, page 635. To read more go to bit.ly/blog_ourbackyrd.

AABANY Hosts Visiting Delegation from Cambodia

On Tuesday, March 12, AABANY hosted a delegation visiting from the Royal Academy of Judicial Professions in Phnom Penh. The Academy trains Cambodia’s judges, prosecutors and bailiffs. They are visiting New York, Boston and Washington, D.C., to learn more about the American legal system. President-elect Clara Ohr, Director Jim Lin and Executive Director Yang Chen met with the delegation over lunch at Shanghai Asian Manor in Manhattan’s Chinatown. In the photo, third from right, is Mr. Chhorn Proloeung, President of the Royal Judicial Academy. We were pleased to meet the members of the delegation and wish them a productive and enjoyable visit.

 Tsui Yee Speaks at International Women's Day Event

On Sunday, March 17, 2013, Tsui Yee spoke at Adhikaar’s International Women’s Day (Nari Diwas) 2013: Women’s Leadership for Immigration Reform at PS 12 in Woodside, Queens.  The event was a platform to discuss the current immigration reform agenda and how women can take a leadership role in shaping the future of the face of immigration in America. The event’s morning session included a panel of local community members and activists who spoke on the most recent developments regarding comprehensive immigration reform. As AABANY’s Co-Chair of the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, Tsui offered a legal perspective on what is currently being proposed in the Senate’s bipartisan proposal, while Valeria Treves, Executive Director of New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE), discussed ways in which the immigrant community can ensure that their voice is heard in the shaping of pending legislation.

APAs for Real Immigration Reform, Town Hall on March 28

AABANY is co-sponsoring with numerous community groups a Town Hall meeting to bring together APA New Yorkers and elected officials for a forum on comprehensive immigration reform. For more details go to bit.ly/townhallmtg_0328. Also, there is an online petition you can sign to urge the United States Senate to produce a bill for real immigration reform that unites immigrant families, provides a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented, protects workers, restores due process for immigrants, and recognizes LGBT families. To learn more go to bit.ly/blog_imgrtnreform.

AABANY Co-Sponsors: The Asian American Vote in 2012, March 21

During the 2012 Presidential Elections, 4,089 Asian American voters in New York participated in the nation’s largest nonpartisan multilingual exit poll of 9,096 voters. The poll was conducted in eleven Asian languages and English in 37 cities across 14 states – NY, NJ, MA, PA, VA, MD, MI, IL, GA, LA, FL, TX, NV, CA, and Washington, DC.

The exit poll reveals vital information about Asian American voting patterns that is often overlooked in mainstream voter surveys.

At this special presentation spearheaded by AALDEF, comparative information will be given about the Asian American vote in the Presidential and Congressional elections, including concerns about key issues such as comprehensive immigration reform and same-sex marriage, first-time voters, and profiles of the Asian American vote by ethnicity, nativity, party enrollment, age, and English proficiency.

For more details see the listing under Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar.

KALAGNY Financial Planning Seminar for Lawyers, Part 1, March 26

Have you been putting estate planning on the back-burner? Do you worry about taking care of your parents? Are you concerned about higher taxes and how it will affect your wealth? Learn how to maximize your options and secure your retirement.

Peter Y. Song, J.D. from Eagle Strategies LLC will present on a number of topics, including:

  • Overview on building wealth
  • Estate planning
  • Aging parents
  • Retirement planning

For more details see the listing under Other Events on the AABANY Calendar.

NYSBA CLE: Diversity in Dispute Resolution, March 28

AABANY is proud to co-sponsor this NYSBA CLE on the role of diversity in selecting neutrals in alternative dispute resolution.

The steps to becoming a successful arbitrator or mediator are not clearly evident. What is even more shrouded in secrecy is the selection process of an arbitrator or mediator for a particular matter even after an individual is placed on a roster of neutrals. What is the role of diversity, if any, in the neutral selection process? These panel discussions are designed to provide insights and guidance to women and minority attorneys who are considering becoming arbitrators or mediators as all or part of their practice. The evening will provide practical tips and advice from a distinguished group of panelists with extensive experience as neutrals or with neutral selection and will provide information on training and skills needed to become a neutral.

Andrew Hahn, Partner at Duane Morris and Past President of AABANY and NAPABA, will be the moderator.

For more details see the listing under Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar.

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: Judicial Campaign Ethics, Carlia Brady, SAVE, E-Verify, Port Authority RFP, Local Civil Rule 54.1, CUP Gala Afterparty, KAPA Happy Hour

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 19: Exploring AAPI Leadership in America (AABANY co-sponsored) from 6:00 to 9:00PM, SUNY Global Center. Onsite registration available.  For more information click here.
  • March 20: Personal Finance Workshop from 6:30 to 8:30PM, Ameriprise Financial Services. For more information click here.
  • March 21: AABANY cosponsors an AALDEF presentation: "The Asian American Vote 2012 in New York and Support for Immigration Reform" from 12:00 to 1:00PM and 6:00 to 7:00PM, Dickstein Shapiro LLP. For more information click here.
  • March 26: AABANY In-House Counsel Committee Meeting from 6:00 to 8:00PM, Mayer Brown. Deadline to RSVP is March 22. For more information click here.
  • March 27: AABANY Young Lawers Commitee Meeting from 7:00 to 9:00PM, Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Please register by March 25.
    For more information click here.
  • March 28: AABANY cosponsors: NYSBA Dispute Resolution Process - the Final Frontier [CLE Event] from 5:30 to 9:00PM, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. For more information click here.
  • March 28: AABANY cosponsors: APA Community Town Hall on Immigration Reform  from 6:30 to 9:00PM, LaGuardia Community College (Little Theater). For more information click here.
  • March 28: Women-In-Law Connect Networking Mixer from 6:30 to 8:30, P.S. 450 (Alcove Space). Please register by March 27. For more information click here.
  • March 30: MinKwon Center & AABANY present: Free Legal Clinic for the Asian American Community from 11:00AM to 5:00PM. For more information click here. Deadline to register as a volunteer is March 25.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • 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.
  • March 21: NYWBA presents: "How to Pick and Speak to a Jury" from 6:30 to 8:00PM, Newman Ferrara. This event is free for AABANY members.  Please indicate that you are an AABANY member in your RSVP.  For more information click here.
  • March 25: MBBA and NYSBA's Corporate Counsel Committee of the International Section presents: "New Developments in the Foreign Corrupt Practices (FCPA) and UK Anti-Bribery Laws" [CLE Event] from 5:30 to 7:30PM,  Gensler, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 1500, (Btwn 48th & 49th Streets.) For more information click here.
  • March 26: KALAGNY presents: "Dreaming of retirement? Make sure you've paved your way to financial security" from 7:00 to 9:00PM, New York Life's Corporate Building. Deadline to RSVP is March 22.  For more information click here

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Life Sciences Attorney, Axiom
  • Associate Attorney, Sobel Law Group LLC
  • Patent Attorney, Chapin Intellectual Property Law LLC, Boston, MA
  • Disaster Relief Attorney,  Staten Island Legal Services

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

 
For past weekly announcements, see the archives page.