Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |  
AABANY Announcements, May 28, 2013

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS May 28, 2013

In this edition

  1. Get to Know AABANY 2: Friday Night at the Rubin, May 31
  2. Women's and In-House Counsel Committees Present: Tee off your Business Network, June 5
  3. Michael Wu Featured in May Issue of Inside Counsel
  4. Affinity Bar Group Presidents featured in New York Law Journal
  5. Press Release: AABANY Congratulates Jean Lee on her Election to the Board of Directors of the MCCA
  6. Press Release: NAPABA and AAJC Applaud Confirmation of Sri Srinivasan
  7. Press Release: Historic Mayoral Forum on APAs
  8. Highlights: May 18-19
  9. AABANY Law Review Student Note Competition
  10. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  11. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  12. Read the Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  13. On WE Blog @ AABANY:AALDEF: Why We Rise, Tokyo Rose Review, Japan Society Concert
  14. Fellowship Announcements
  15. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  16. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  17. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  18. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

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

Event nearly full. Registration will remain open until filled or until June 4, whichever occurs first. Register now!

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].

Michael Wu Featured in May Issue of Inside Counsel

Congratulations to Michael Wu, General Counsel of Rosetta Stone and AABANY Advisory Committee member, on this great profile in the May issue of Inside Counsel Magazine.

Michael Wu had what he describes as a “nomadic” upbringing. Throughout his childhood, he lived what many travel-lovers would consider the ideal life—spending time in New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, Korea, Atlanta, Saudi Arabia and Austria. With two engineer parents whose jobs turned the family into true globetrotters, Wu embraced every minute of it. So it’s no surprise that his adult life would also head in that international direction.

Read more at our blog, bit.ly/mikewu_ic

Affinity Bar Group Presidents featured in New York Law Journal

Congratulations to Mike Huang, AABANY President, and all the Officers of AABANY for being mentioned in the New York Law Journal on May 24.

The goals and bios for the new leaders of the Asian American Bar Association of New York; Hispanic National Bar Association, New York Region; LeGaL, LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York; Metropolitan Black Bar Association; Puerto Rican Bar Association; South Asian Bar Association of New York; and Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York

Read more at our blog, bit.ly/nylj_bar_pres

Press Release: AABANY Congratulates Jean Lee on her Election to the Board of Directors of the MCCA

NEW YORK – May 24, 2013 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) congratulates Jean Lee, Immediate Past President of AABANY, on being elected to the Board of Directors of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (“MCCA”) was founded in 1997 to advance the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse attorneys in legal departments and the law firms that serve them.

Click here to read the press release

Press Release: NAPABA and AAJC Applaud Confirmation of Sri Srinivasan

[On May 23,] the U.S. Senate voted 97 to 0 to confirm Srikanth (“Sri”) Srinivasan as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Srinivasan is both the first South Asian American federal appellate court judge in the history of the United States and the first Asian Pacific American to serve on the D.C. Circuit.
To read the rest of the press release, click here.

Press Release: Historic Mayoral Forum on APAs

Press release from the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families:

New York, NY- On May 20, 2013, over 50 Asian led and Asian serving organizations brought mayoral candidates to speak in front of our community at Growing Numbers, Growing Impact: Mayoral Candidates Forum on Asian Pacific Americans at LaGuardia Community College. The forum demonstrated the growing influence of Asian Pacific Americans, and focused on priority issues of high concern to the community.

AABANY was a proud Supporting Organization of the mayoral candidates' forum on May 20.

Read more at our blog, bit.ly/pr_mayoralfrm

Highlights: May 18-19

The weekend of May 18 and 19 was a busy one for AABANY with our participation in the 34th Annual AAPI Heritage Festival on May 18, bit.ly/518_aapifstvl, and the JMB JIP 2013 Orientation Program at Gibson Dunn, also on May 18, bit.ly/jmpjip_ornttn. On May 19, AABANY took part in a community briefing on the immigration reform debate at MOCA, bit.ly/cbrf_imrfrm. Thanks to everyone from AABANY who volunteered or participated in those events!

 

AABANY Law Review Student Note Competition

The AABANY Law Review is pleased to announce its inaugural 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 prize. 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 submissions 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: AALDEF: Why We Rise, Tokyo Rose Review, Japan Society Concert

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

  • 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 Tuesday, June 4, or when event is full, whichever occurs first.
  • 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 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 5: PALS Summer Reception & Thriving as a Summer Associate of Color Panel from 6:30 to 8:30PM, Weil. 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.
  • June 7: PALS Summer 2013 Supplemental Bar Tutorial (1st Session) from 3:00 to 6:00PM, Skadden. For more information click here.
  • June 7: APALA-NJ 16th Annual Awards Gala & Installation of Officers from 6:00 to 9:00PM, The Heldrich Hotel. For more information click here.
  • June 8: MinKwon's Summer Pro Bono Clinics, MinKwon Center. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

The Career Center may be experiencing technical difficulties. Please try again later. Sorry for any inconvenience.

  • 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.