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AABANY Announcements, May 13, 2013

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS May 13, 2013

In this edition

  1. "Iva: The Myth of Tokyo Rose" - On-line Ticket Sales Close on May 15
  2. Thanks to Supporters and Partners of "Iva: The Myth of Tokyo Rose"
  3. Join AABANY at the Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Festival on May 18
  4. Join AABANY at the KALAGNY Gala Dinner on June 11, 2013
  5. Corporate Law Committee CLE: Insider Trading in Hedge Funds, May 14
  6. AABANY Co-Sponsors Reception for LGBT Asian American and South Asian Lawyers, May 15
  7. Join Team AABANY for AIDS Walk, May 19
  8. Mayoral Candidates Forum for APA s on May 20
  9. Get to Know AABANY, pt 2: At the Rubin Museum, May 31
  10. Litigation Committee Gathers for Happy Hour on May 9
  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: New SDNY Security Pavilion, NYIC Immigration Training, #UndocuAsians, Dance to China, ICLP
  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

"Iva: The Myth on Tokyo Rose" - On-line Ticket Sales Close on May 15

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.


Opening night tickets are going fast! Tickets are now available for sale on-line through May 15. After 11:59 pm on May 15, tickets will be made available on-site at the Asia Society, subject to availability. Check Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for updates. For more information, go to bit.ly/tokyo_rose_0516.

Thanks to Supporters and Partners of "Iva: The Myth of Tokyo Rose"

AABANY and the Asian American Arts Alliance (a4) are once again pleased and privileged to receive the support of numerous Community Partners and sponsor for this year's APA Heritage Month presentation of "Iva: The Myth of Tokyo Rose." For those who may have seen the AABANY re-enactment and think that you already know the story, think again, because in the hands of a4 the trial transcripts of the Iva Toguri trial have been transformed into a powerful and compelling theatrical experience. We hope everyone, including AABANY members, is planning to attend.

We also wish to recognize and thank all our Community Partners, donors, grantors and the Asia Society for making this event possible. For the full list of supporters please see the blog post at bit.ly/blog_tokyorose.

As we announced last week, 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. We are nearly at the match threshold. 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.

To see the various sponsorship levels, check the sponsorship packet 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].

Join AABANY at the Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Festival on May 18

The 34th Annual AAPI Heritage Festival will take place in Manhattan this year on May 18 at Confucius Plaza from 11 am to 6 pm. From the organizers:

Organized by the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans since 1979, this annual festival is the longest running and largest event celebrating pan-Asian heritage nationwide. It celebrates not only the value of families, but also our heritage which make us proud to be Asian American and Pacific Islander.

The festival is free and open to the public thanks to generous contributions over the years from sponsors such as Nielsen, Verizon and Macy’s as well as from supporting companies: McDonalds, Con Edison, Toyota, Pepperidge Farm, Campbell Soup, Different Roads to Learning, and many Asian communities and organizations.

AABANY will be among the exhibitors at the event. Stop by, bring your friend and families, enjoy performances, sample delicious Asian food and check out exhibits from other community groups and vendors. Check out the video from last year’s festival.

Hope to see you in Manhattan Chinatown on Saturday!

Join AABANY at the KALAGNY Gala Dinner on June 11, 2013

KALAGNY will be celebrating its 27th Anniversary Gala Dinner this year on June 11 at the Harvard Club.

  • Honoree and Keynote Speaker, Michael Lewis, Chief Legal Officer of Lukoil Americas Corporation, a subsidiary of OAO LUKOIL
  • Trailblazer Honoree, Joon H. Kim, Chief Counsel for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York
  • Trailblazer Honoree, Huhnsik Chung, Partner-in-Charge New York Office, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • Emcee Vivian Lee

AABANY is in the process of forming a table for the dinner. If any AABANY members would like to join the table, please let us know asap by sending email to [email protected]. The cost per ticket will be $200, which includes a one-year membership in KALAGNY. Prices currently are $300 for general public and $250 for KALAGNY members, and membership is not included, so $200 represents a substantial discount. Tickets are going fast and walk-ins are not permitted so act now.

For more details go to http://bit.ly/kalagnydnr2013.

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.  Registration closed on May 10. To inquire about space availability, please contact Committee Co-chairs Jonathan Kim and Gurinder Singh at [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.

Get to Know AABANY, pt 2: At the Rubin Museum, May 31

The Get to Know AABANY series of happy hours started last month with the Spring Fling Mixer at Triona's, spearheaded by the Government Sector and Public Interest Committee and the Pro Bono and Community Service Committee. This month, on Friday, May 31, the Corporate Law, Young Lawyers and Student Outreach Committees invite you to join them for Friday Night at the Rubin Museum. You get free admission to the museum and 2-for-1 drink specials at K2 Lounge, with a live DJ. For more details check out the listing under Upcoming Events.

Litigation Committee Gathers for Happy Hour on May 9

The Litigation Committee celebrated its first Happy Hour for 2013 at The Stag’s Head on May 9 in midtown on the East Side.  After the rain cleared, a group of loyal and enthusiastic members, both old and new, straggled in and enjoyed an evening of friendly banter.  It was a good way to spend a beautiful spring evening in Midtown.

To learn more about the Litigation Committee and to find out how you can get involved, contact co-chairs Karen Kim and Concepcion Montoya at [email protected]

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:

  • AABANY 24th Annual Dinner
  • Sponsor Spotlight: White & Case
  • President's Letter
  • Profile: Tsui Yee
  • It Happened at the AABANY Dinner
  • Beginning of a New Era

 

On WE Blog @ AABANY: New SDNY Security Pavilion, NYIC Immigration Training, #UndocuAsians, Dance to China, ICLP

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 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. Registration has ended.
  • 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 18: 34th Annual AAPI Heritage Festival, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at Confucius Plaza.  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.
  • May 29: The AABANY Young Lawyers Committee presents: Planning for your Financial Future: An Evening with Financial Advisors from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Lenox Advisors, 530 Fifth Ave. 11th Fl. For more information click here.
  • May 31: Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour 2: Young Lawyers and Student Outreach Committees at the Rubin from 6:00 to 10:00 PM at the Rubin Art Museum, 150 W 17th St . For more information click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • 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 15: DEADLINE for Program Proposals for NAPABA 25th Annual Convention.  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.
  • May 22: Queens County Bar Association: "Drug Use, Drug Effects, and the Role of Science and Experts in Child Protective Cases" from 1:15 to 2:15 PM at Queens County Bar Association, 90-35 148th St., Jamaica, NY. For more information click here.
  • May 29: PS 139 APA Heritage Month Celebration, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at Public School 139, Auditorium, 93-06 63rd Drive, Rego Park, NY. Hosted by Congresswoman Grace Meng and Council Member Karen Koslowitz. For more information click here.
  • May 30: Metropolitan Black Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers' Association (NYCLA) Presents "How to Conduct Legal Research on the Internet" (1.0 CLE Credits in Skills) from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at the New York County Lawyers' Association, 14 Vesey St. (Broadway & Church St.) For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Entry level associate, Itkowitz PLLC, New York, NY
  • Counsel positions, Brennan Center Democracy Program, New York, NY
  • Staff Attorney, Reproductive Freedom Project, New York, NY
  • Business Law Associate, Edwards Wildman, Madison, NJ

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

 
For past weekly announcements, see the archives page.