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AABANY Announcements, May 21, 2013

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS May 21, 2013

In this edition

  1. Thanks for Supporting "Iva: The Myth of the Tokyo Rose."
  2. Get to Know AABANY 2: Friday Night at the Rubin, May 31
  3. Women's and In-House Counsel Committees Present: Tee off your Business Network, June 5
  4. APALANJ Foundation Golf Outing, May 30
  5. AABANY Law Review Student Note Competition
  6. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  7. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  8. Read the Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  9. On WE Blog @ AABANY:  ICLP, Iva: World Premiere, Iva: Recognizing our Supporters
  10. Fellowship Announcements
  11. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  12. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  13. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  14. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Thanks for Supporting: "Iva: The Myth of the Tokyo Rose"

On May 16 and 17, in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, “Iva: The Myth of Tokyo Rose,” co-produced by the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) and the Asian American Arts Alliance, was performed at the Asia Society. 

The world premiere on May 16 played to a full house, followed by a stimulating talkback led by the Hon. Denny Chin that included Kathy Hirata Chin, partner at Cadwalader, and Gurjot Kaur, Staff Attorney at the Sikh Coalition. Many audience members stayed for the reception that took place afterwards at the Leo Bar upstairs from the auditorium at Asia Society.

Iva: The Myth of Tokyo Rose Talkback 

Friday’s matinee performance also played to a full house, including many students from New York City’s schools. The talkback afterwards was led by Andrea Louie, Executive Director of the Alliance, and included Soriya Chum, the playwright and co-director of the production, Elena Chang, co-director and general manager, Yang Chen, Executive Director of AABANY, Rehana Mirza, from Ma-Yi Theater’s Writer’s Lab, and Eileen Rivera, from Leviathan Lab.

Both performances played to enthusiastic and engaged audiences from New York’s diverse communities.

Thanks to the Asia Society, all our sponsors and all the supporters that made this production possible.

Get to know AABANY 2: Friday Night at the Rubin, May 31

Join AABANY's Corporate Law Committee, Young Lawyers Committee and Student Outreach Committee for the next in our continuing series of "Get to Know AABANY" Happy Hours, brought to you by the Membership Committee. This time, we are meeting at the Rubin Art Museum on Friday, May 31, for free admission to the museum's galleries, drink specials and live DJ. Mix, mingle, connect and re-connect at the K2 lounge. For more details and to register, see the listing under Upcoming Events.

Women's and In-House Counsel Committees Present: Tee off your Business Network, June 5

Register by Friday, May 24, 2013!

Join AABANY Women’s Committee and In-House Counsel Committee on Wednesday June 5, 2013, for “Tee Off Your Business Network,” an exclusive women’s networking event at Drive495, NYC’s premier indoor golf fitness club in the heart of SoHo.

This event is an excellent opportunity to meet and mingle with other attorneys, including In-House Counsel from AIG Inc., JP Morgan Chase & Co., The Rockefeller Group, Arch Capital, MetLife, Time Inc., Hess Corporation, New York Liquidation Bureau, Verizon Wireless, Honeywell, The Chinese-American Planning Council Inc., and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Attendees will have access to Drive495’s state-of-the-art facilities and two of its top-ranked professional golf instructors, who will provide demonstrations and personalized tips on the basics of golf and how to improve one’s game. All levels of golfers are welcome!

As a special bonus, each attendee will receive a complimentary gift card to the NY Golf Center. Light hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served.

Tickets are still available, but space is limited. Register online today at http://bit.ly/wcgolfmixer_060513

For more information, contact AABANY Women’s Committee Co-Chairs Vinny Lee at [email protected] and Naf Kwun at [email protected].

APALANJ Foundation Golf Outing, May 30 

APALANJ Foundation is holding its Spring Golf Invitational on May 30 at Stockton Seaview Golf Course. Slots are limited and if you are interested in joining, you need to sign up by May 23. For more details see the listing under Other Events.

AABANY Law Review Student Note Competition

The AABANY Law Review is pleased to announce its innaugural Student Note Competition. One student note will be selected for publication in the Fall 2013 issue, and the winner will be awarded a $300 cash prive. Our hope is that the timing of the competition will encourage those students who are writing relevant seminar papers this spring to satisfy their course requiremen while also creating an entry for the competition. Students who have written papers in the past are also welcome to come submit them for consideration if they have not been previously published. The deadline to submit a piece for consideration is Monday, June 24, 2013. Statements of intent, inquiries, and submissinos should be sent to [email protected].

See http://bit.ly/aabanylr for additional information.

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://bit.ly/aabanylr_curr. 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:  ICLP; Iva: World Premiere; Iva: Recognizing our Supporters

Fellowship Announcements

The Family Law Section (FLS) of the New York State Bar Association is pleased to announce the formation of the Family Law Section Fellowship Program.  The FLS will select up to five (5) attorneys to serve as Fellows for the 2013-2014 year. Each Fellow will be paired with a mentor from the FLS Executive Board who will work with the Fellow throughout the year to assist in his or her career development. Fellows will be required to be a member of the FLS, to actively participate on a FLS committee, and to attend the Summer Meeting and Annual Meeting of the FLS. Fellows may also attend the FLS Executive Committee meetings. Registration fees, lodging costs and reasonable travel expenses for the Fellows to attend the FLS Summer Meeting and Annual Meeting will be covered by the FLS.

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

  • [Postponed] 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: Corporate Law, 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.
  • June 4: AABANY Board Meeting from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Rockefeller Group Business Center 45 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10111.  Registration deadline is close of business May 31, 2013. For more information click here.
  • June 5: AABANY In-House Counsel Committee and Women's Committee Present: Tee Off Your Business Network, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Drive 495, 495 Broadway 2nd Floor (b/w Spring & Broome St.) For more information click here. Registration ends Friday, May 24, 2013. 
  • June 6: AABANY co-sponsors an evening with the New York City Mayoral Candidates starting 6:00 PM at the New York City Bar Association, 42 W. 44th Street.  For more information click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • 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. Registration Ended May 17. 
  • May 22: "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 23: NYCLA Annual Meeting, starting 5:30 PM at the NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street (btwn Broadway and Church Street). Vince Chang, past AABANY president, chairs the NYCLA Federal Courts Committee and he extends this invitation to everyone, including non-NYCLA members, to attend. For more information click here.
  • May 25: MinKwon Center is holding several all-day pro bono immigration clinics throughout this spring and summer. They are looking for volunteers, including attorneys, students, and interpreters. 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.
  • May 30:  NYCLA Federal Courts Committee meeting with EDNY Judge Gleeson, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Willkie Farr, 787 Seventh Avenue. For more information click here.
  • May 30: APALANJ Foundation Spring Golf Invitational at Stockton Seaview Golf Course (Pines Course). For more information click here.
  • June 6: "Skills for Engagement of Fathers in Child Protective Proceedings" from 1:15 to 2:15 PM at the Queens County Bar Association, 90-35 148th St., Jamaica, NY. 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.

 
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