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AABANY Announcements, March 25, 2013

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS March 25, 2013

In this edition

  1. APAs for Real Immigration Reform Town Hall on March 28
  2. Women-in-Law-Connect Networking Mixer on March 28
  3. Upcoming Committee Meetings
  4. Kin Ng Honored by CCBA on March 23
  5. Volunteer for Free Legal Clinic at MinKwon Center, March 30
  6. Hon. Lillian Wan Speaks on Panel About AAPI Leadership
  7. AALDEF: New Findings on the 2012 Asian American Vote in NY
  8. KALAGNY Financial Planning Seminar for Lawyers, Part 1, March 26
  9. NYSBA CLE: Diversity in Dispute Resolution, March 28
  10. Support Chinatown Restaurant Week, Happening Now Through March 31
  11. AALFNY 2013 Scholarships
  12. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  13. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  14. Read the Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  15. On WE Blog @ AABANY: Public Advocate Debate, Neighborhood Leadership Institute, Fiscal Policy, SABA_DC Public Interest Fellowship, Asian Cinevision Internship, Asian Cinvevision/AAIFF National Tour, Mayoral Candidate Forums, Women in the Workplace
  16. Fellowship Announcements
  17. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  18. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  19. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

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.

Women-in-Law-Connect Networking Mixer on March 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

AABANY's Committees are open to everyone, not just members, and they represent a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in getting more involved in AABANY a wonderful way to do so. Last week, the Women's Committee had a well-attended kick-off meeting and dinner at Congee Village. Read more about it at http://bit.ly/blog_wmnscmtekickoff. This week, the In-House Counsel Committee meets on March 26 and the Young Lawyers' Committee meets on March 27. Next week, the Litigation Committee meets on April 4. To learn more and to register see the listings under Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar. If you can't make the meetings but would still like to get involved, contact the In-House Counsel Committee Co-Chairs Duane Morikawa and Blossom Kan at [email protected], Young Lawyers Committee Co-Chairs Irene Tan and Elizabeth Mo at [email protected], or the Litigation Committee Co-Chairs Karen Kim and Concepcion Montoya at [email protected]. To learn more about other committees, contact [email protected].

Kin Ng Honored by CCBA on March 23

Prosecutors’ Committee Co-Chairs Rosemary Yu and Brian Lee share the wonderful news that Kin Ng, AABANY member and co-founder of the Prosecutors’ Committee, was honored on March 23 by the CCBA (Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association):

We are happy to report that our very own, Kin Ng was honored on Saturday, March 23, 2013 with the Outstanding Alumni Award/Community Service Award from the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association and the New York Chinese School (which is run by the CCBA and over 100 years old!) during the annual Youth Festival, where they honor one alumni for this award each year.

To read more go to bit.ly/ccba_hnrskinng

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.

Hon. Lillian Wan Speaks on Panel About AAPI Leadership

Hon. Lillian Wan, AABANY member and past co-chair of the Government and Public Sector Committee, spoke on a panel exploring AAPI leadership in America, presented by the Binghamton Asian and Asian American Alumni Council on March 19 at the SUNY Global Center in midtown Manhattan. Judge Wan ascended to the bench last July and sits in Kings County Family Court. Also on the panel were Patrice Tanaka, head of her own public relations agency, CRT/tanaka, and Wayne Tang, Director of Financial Research Administration and Special Projects at Columbia University Medical Center. Moderating the panel was Prof. David Stahl, associate professor and chair of the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton. To read more about this program click here.

AALDEF: New Findings on the 2012 Asian American Vote in NY

Last week, AALDEF issued its report on the 2012 Asian Ameican vote with a presentation given by Glenn Magpantay on March 21 at Dickstein Shapiro. The report found, among other things, that:

86% of Asian Americans polled in New York voted for President Obama and two-thirds support immigration reform, according to the results of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) exit poll in New York, released today. AALDEF conducted a nonpartisan multilingual exit poll of 4,089 Asian American voters in New York in the November 2012 elections, the largest survey of its kind.

To read more go to bit.ly/blog_aaldefvtnyrpt. AABANY is proud to be a legal co-sponsor of the 2012 Asian American Exit Poll.

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.

Support Chinatown Restaurant Week, Happening Now Through March 31

AABANY is proud to be a Founding Community Partner for Chinatown Restaurant Week. This year's Chinatown Restaurant Week began on March 16 and is entering its second week. Help revitalize the businesses in Chinatown still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Consider holding your business lunches downtown and take advantage of the specials being offered at more than 20 participating establishments. Read more at bit.ly/ct_rstrntwk. Chinatown Restaurant Week continues until Sunday, March 31.

 

 

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: Public Advocate Debate, Neighborhood Leadership Institute, Fiscal Policy, SABA-DC Public Interest Fellowship, Asian Cinevision Internship, Asian Cinevision/AAIFF National Tour, Mayoral Candidate Forums, Women in the Workplace

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 26: AABANY In-House Counsel Committee Meeting from 6:00 to 8:00PM, Mayer Brown. Registration
    Deadline passed on 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.
  • April 4: AABANY Litigation Committee Meeting from 6:30 to 8:00PM, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. For more information click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • 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. Registration Deadline passed on March 22.  For more information click here
  • March 29: Rutgers Law Review Symposium: Where There is No Darkness: Technology and the Future of Privacy from 9:00AM to 4:30PM, Hyatt Regency New Brunswick. For more information click here.
  • March 29 - 30: MBBA's Project Safe Surrender 2013 from 8:30AM to 12:00PM, Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. For more information click here.
  • April 1: Deadline to Apply - LSAC Discoverlaw Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars Program. For more information click here.
  • April 2: KALAGNY presents: Preparing for a World of Higher Taxes. Are you Ready? from 7:00 to 9:00PM, Morgan Stanley. For more information click here.
  • April 3: MBBA's "Blazing Your Own Trial - How to Transition Successfully into A Leadership Role (Panel Discussion & Networking) from  6:30 to 8:30PM , Rope & Gray, LLP. For more information click here.
  • April 5: Deadline to Apply -  David A. Garfinkel Essay Contest Deadline to Apply. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Disaster Relief Attorney,  Staten Island Legal Services
  • Family/Domestic Attorney, Staten Island Legal Sevices
  • General Attorney, Federal Trad Commision Northeast Rgional Office
  • Real Estate Associate, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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

 
For past weekly announcements, see the archives page.