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AABANY Announcements, May 06, 2013

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS May 06, 2013

In this edition

  1. Volunteers Needed: Citywide Citizenship Application Assistance Day on May 11
  2. "Iva: The Myth of Tokyo Rose" -Tickets Now on Sale
  3. Sponsors Needed for "Iva: The Myth of Tokyo Rose"
  4. President Mike Huang Published in New York Law Journal
  5. Highlights from Week of April 29
  6. AABANY Co-Sponsors APA Heritage Month Event at Skadden, May 8
  7. Corporate Law Committee CLE: Insider Trading in Hedge Funds, May 14
  8. AABANY Co-Sponsors Reception for LGBT Asian American and South Asian Lawyers, May 15
  9. Join Team AABANY for AIDS Walk, May 19
  10. Mayoral Candidates Forum for APA s on May 20
  11. NAPABA Annual Lobby Day, May 20 - 21
  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: Lillian Moy, Talent Night
  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

Volunteers Needed: Citywide Citizenship Application Assistance Day on May 11

We invite you to participate in the largest naturalization application assistance event in New York State! Your skills and experience will be an enormous asset and we greatly value your commitment.

AABANY is co-sponsoring this event again. This year, we hope to have at least 10 experienced AABANY immigration law practitioners participate. But we also need the help of all attorneys and paralegals — whether you practice immigration law or not! We need any and all AABANY members to participate on Citizenship Day, in order to better serve and represent the APA immigrant community.

Needed:

Attorneys and paralegals with or without expertise in naturalization and citizenship law. We need your help to determine applicant’s eligibility for naturalization, assure that applicants leave the event with a properly completed application, and to assist and/or supervise volunteers providing application assistance.

For more details, go to bit.ly/ctznapp_asst511

"Iva: The Myth on Tokyo Rose" - Tickets Now on Sale

For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) is teaming up with the Asian American Arts Alliance (a4) to present a special event: “Iva: The Myth of Tokyo Rose - Allegiance on Trial.” It is an original work, based on a re-enactment first performed by AABANY, using the actual transcripts from the trial of Iva Toguri, a Japanese American woman tried for treason for allegedly broadcasting during World War II as the infamous Tokyo Rose.

This production will have its world premiere on May 16 at the Asia Society.

We hope you will join us for what we anticipate will be a compelling and thought-provoking evening of theater. With this production, we seek to share with a wide audience an important episode in American history that addresses questions of race, civil rights, prosecutorial power and other issues that resonate to present day.

Tickets are now available for sale through May 15. For more information, go to bit.ly/tokyo_rose_0516.

Sponsors Needed for "Iva: The Myth of Tokyo Rose,"

AABANY is very excited and pleased to be working again with the Asian American Arts Alliance to produce "Iva: The Myth of Tokyo Rose," opening in less than two weeks at the Asia Society. We are also happy to announce that an AABANY member has generously offered to match dollar-for-dollar up to $5000 all donations made from now until opening night of the show. If you can make a donation, however large or small, your dollars will double and help us to cover the costs of putting on this special APA Heritage Month event.

The sponsorship packet is available online at http://bit.ly/tokyo_rose_spons2. Although the individual donor level is listed at $500, any amounts higher or lower will be gratefully accepted.
Your donations will enable us to teach the wider community about the contributions that Asian Americans have made to the legal, social and political history of this country. Please help get our story told and have our voices heard.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

President Mike Huang Published in New York Law Journal

Congrats to Mike Huang, AABANY President, whose Law Day article, "Asian Americans Find a Voice Within the Law," appears in the May 1st issue of the New York Law Journal.

The indifference toward Asian American equality is a result of our having been classified under the rubric of the ‘model minority’ and thus viewed as achieving success by keeping our heads down and working hard. But Asian Americans have not achieved the success and equality that we are perceived to have reached, particularly in the legal profession.

Read more at bit.ly/pres_nylj.

Highlights from Week of April 29

Last week:

For more details and photos visit WE Blog @AABANY.
 

AABANY Co-Sponsors APA Heritage Month Event at Skadden, May 8

Join AABANY and co-sponsor AALDEF for a screening of the documentary "Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority," at Skadden on May 8. A reception will follow. Registration deadline passed on May 1. Please contact Skadden directly to inquire about space availiability. For more information see the listing under Upcoming Events.

Corporate Law Committee CLE: Insider Trading in Hedge Funds, May 14

AABANY's Corporate Law Committee and Arnold & Porter LLP will be presenting a CLE program entitled, "The Government's Increased Focus on Insider Trading in the Private Fund Industry," taking place on May 14 at Arnold & Porter's offices in New York. The speakers will be Lily Lu and Susan Shin, Partners at Arnold & Porter, with 1.0 CLE credits in Professional Practice provided by AABANY. Registration is free for AABANY members. Sign up by May 10 online at http://bit.ly/ins_trad0514_memb. To learn more about the Corporate Law Committee, contact co-chairs Jonathan Kim and Gurinder Singh at corp[email protected].

AABANY Co-Sponsors Reception for LGBT Asian American and South Asian Lawyers, May 15

AABANY is proud to co-sponsor a reception for LGBT Asian American and South Asian Lawyers at Shearman Sterling on May 15. The event is open to all and free to attend but donations will be gladly accepted and will benefit a scholarship fund for students who wish to attend the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance conference. AALDEF will give a special presentation on Asian American support for same-sex marriage. For details go to Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar.

Join Team AABANY for AIDS Walk, May 19

AABANY's Young Lawyers Committee has registered Team AABANY for AIDS Walk, taking place on Sunday, May 19. Sign up to walk with Team AABANY and help raise funds and awareness in the struggle to find a cure for HIV/AIDS. For more details see the listing under Upcoming Events.

Mayoral Candidates Forum for APAs on May 20

AABANY is proud to be a Supporting Organization for "Growing Numbers, Growing Impact: Mayoral Candidates Forum on Asian Pacific Americans" at LaGuardia Community College on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 6:00pm. Candidates for Mayor will answer questions compiled by the Asian Pacific American community of New York City at a candidate’s forum focusing on the growing Asian Pacific American voice and the issues that face the community. This is an educational, non partisan event and the following candidates have been invited: Sal Albanese, Adolfo Carrion, John Catsimatidis, Bill de Blasio, Joseph Lhota, John Liu, George McDonald, Christine Quinn, Bill Thompson.

For more details go to bit.ly/mcf_on_apas.

NAPABA Annual Lobby Day, May 20 - 21

Lobby Day gives you the opportunity to educate members of Congress and congressional staffers on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American community and to meet other NAPABA leaders from around the country.

We hope that you are able to participate in the Lobby Day meetings and Congressional Reception celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month this year. We look forward to seeing you May 20-21, 2013, in Washington, DC.

For the schedule and to register online go to the blog post at bit.ly/napaba_lobbyday.

AABANY Seeks Legal Interns

Applications are now being accepted for AABANY’s 2013 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: Lillian Moy, Talent Night

Fellowship Announcements

OATH is currently offering one-year fellowships for recent law school graduates beginning Fall 2013 and ending Fall 2014. Fellows will work primarily as law clerks to the Administrative Law Judges at the OATH Tribunal and will also have the opportunity to work with OATH’s Office of the General Counsel. This and other 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

  • May 7: AABANY Board Meeting, from 7:00 to 9:00PM, Weil Gotshal & Manges. For more information click here. Registration ended.
  • May 8: AABANY Co-Sponsors - Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority - Screening and Reception at Skadden, from 5:30 to 7:30PM, Skadden. For more information click hereRegistration ended.
  • May 14: Arnold & Porter LLP and the AABANY Corporate Law Committee present: The Government's Increased Focus on Insider Trading in the Private Fund Industry, from 6:00 to 8:30PM, Arnold & Porter LLP. Free CLE for members, click here. Non-Members, click here. Please register by May 10.
  • May 15: LGBT Asian American/South Asian Lawyer Cocktail Reception, from 6:00 to 8:00PM, Shearman & Sterling. For more information click here.
  • May 15: AABANY Co-Sponsors - Intellectual Property Considerations in China: Doing Deals & Enforcing Your Rights, from 6:00 to 8:00PM, New York City Bar. For more information click here.
  • May 16 - 17: IVA: The Myth of Tokyo Rose, two performances, Asia Society. For more information click here.
  • May 16: AABANY Co-Sponsors - NYSBA CLE Program on Starting Your Own Practice in New York, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM, Concierge Conference Center. For more information click here.
  • May 19: Join Team AABANY for AIDS Walk 2013 at 8:30 AM in Central Park, entrance on 59th St. and 5th Avenue. For more information click here.
  • May 20: Growing Numbers, Growing Impact: Mayoral Candidate Forum on Asian Pacific Americans, from 5:30 to 9:00PM, LaGuardia Community College. For more information click here.
  • May 22: The AABANY Academic Committee presents: Paths to Law Teaching Today, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Dechert LLP
    1095 Ave. of Americas Room 28J. For more information click here. Please register by May 20. 
  • May 23: AABANY Government Service and Public Interest Committee Meeting, from 6:30 to 8:30PM, Constantine Cannon LLP. For more information click here. Please register by May 21.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • May 6: MBBA's (Co-Sponsor) "Careers in Financial Services Compliance" (Panel Discussion + Networking), from 5:30 to 8:30PM, Morgan Stanley. For more information click here.
  • May 7: City Bar's Best Practices for Solo Practitioners & Small Law Firms: Ethical Concerns & More (CLE), from 6:00 to 9:00PM, New York City Bar. For more information click here
  • May 9: PRBA Scholarship Fund 56th Anniversary Gala Dinner, 6:00 to 10:00PM, Hilton New York. For more information click here.
  • May 10: Twenty-Ninth MBBA Anniversary Awards Gala, Gotham Hall . For more information click here.
  • May 14: LGBT/Asian American South Asian Lawyers Cocktail Reception (D.C.), from 6:00 to 8:00PM, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner. For more information click here.
  • May 21: PALs presents - Writing for Lawyers: Essentials of Effective Legal Writing for Summer Associates and Legal Intern, from 6:30 to 8:30PM, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. For more information click here. Please register by May 17.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Labor & Employment Associate Attorney, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • Litigation Associate, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • Commercial & Real Estate Litigation Attorney, NYC Law Department
  • Patent Attorney, Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Syracuse, NY

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

 
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