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AABANY Announcements, June 17, 2013

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS June 17, 2013

In this edition

  1. Prosecutors' Committee 5th Anniversary Reception, June 19
  2. Academic Committee presents: Paths to Law Teaching, June 26
  3. Thanks for Coming to the AALFNY/AABANY Summer Reception
  4. Heart Mountain Trial Re-enactment at Cadwalader on July 11
  5. NAPABA 2013-2014 Board Elections: Call for Nominations
  6. AABANY Law Review Student Note Competition
  7. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  8. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  9. Read the Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  10. On WE Blog @ AABANY: Linsanity, New York's Next Diverse Leaders
  11. Fellowship Announcements
  12. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  13. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  14. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  15. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Prosecutors' Committee 5th Anniversary Reception, June 19

AABANY's Prosecutors' Committee together with NYCLA's Federal Courts Committee are presenting a special reception to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Prosecutors' Committee and to honor two of our newest APA judges, Hon. Pamela K. Chen, EDNY, and Hon. Lorna Schofield, SDNY. The event is taking place on June 19 at NYCLA starting at 5:30 pm. Registration is now open. Please go to http://bit.ly/prosecutors5yr for more information

Academic Committee presents: Paths to Law Teaching, June 26

AABANY's Academic Committee will be presenting a program on Paths to Law Teaching Today and invites law students, practitioners and anyone interested in possibly pursuing a career in teaching law to attend. It will take place at Dechert LLP on June 26 starting at 7 pm. For more details and to register go to http://bit.ly/pathlawteach.

Thanks For Coming to the AALFNY/AABANY Summer Reception

On June 13, the Asian American Law Fund of New York and the Asian American Bar Association of New York held their 2013 Summer Reception at Edwards Wildman’s New York office.

At this annual event, AALFNY presents the recipients of the Community Service Scholarship Awards. This year’s recipients were: Lucy Zhang, Duke ‘15, interning with New York Legal Assistance Group’s Total Life Choices department; Mieon Han (Fordham ‘14), interning with MinKwon Center for Community Action. Also present was Nabila Taj, this year’s recipient of the AALFNY SABANY Public Interest Fellowship, interning at Queens Legal Services.

Also in attendance were many interns from this year’s class of the Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program, co-sponsored by AALFNY, AABANY, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Black Bar Association of Bronx County, Puerto Rican Bar Association and the South Asian Bar Association of New York.

The special honoree was Glenn Lau-Kee, past President of AABANY and the President-elect of NYSBA, the first Asian American to hold that position. In June 2014, Glenn will take his place as the first Asian American President of NYSBA.

We thank all the contributors for making it possible for AALFNY and AABANY to support the scholarship fund and the JMB JIP. Thanks to all the attendees who came and helped make this year’s summer reception enjoyable and successful.

Heart Mountain Trial Re-enactment at Cadwalader on July 11

In 1942, some 120,000 Japanese-Americans, two-thirds of them U.S. citizens, were removed from their homes on the West Coast and sent to concentration camps. In 1944, the U.S. Government charged 63 Nisei (first-generation Japanese-Americans) imprisoned at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming with draft evasion. They refused to report. They were willing to fight for their country, but only after their rights as citizens were restored. This presentation, by members of the Asian American Bar Association of New York, including Cadwalader attorneys and the Honorable Denny Chin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will tell the stories of the Heart Mountain draft resisters through narration, reenactment of court proceedings, and historic photographs.

This program offers 1.5 CLE credits and is free but RSVP is required by July 2. For more details and to register go to http://bit.ly/hrt_mntn711

NAPABA 2013-2014 Board Elections: Call for Nominations

The NAPABA Nominating and Elections Committee is accepting nominations for election to the officer positions of NAPABA for the 2013-2014 term. For further details about deadlines, requirements and descriptions of open positions go to http://bit.ly/napaba.

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: Linsanity, New York's Next Diverse Leaders

Fellowship Announcements

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), a non-profit civil rights legal organization, is accepting applications from candidates for post-graduate fellowships. The Fellow would begin in the fall of 2014. NYLPI seeks highly accomplished, progressive, community-minded candidates with excellent research and writing skills to advance the goals of our programs. All public interest fellowships are very competitive, and applicants need time to develop project proposals and complete applications. NYLPI strongly encourages all interested applicants to apply as early as possible. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, most recent transcript (official or unofficial) and three references to Fabian Gomez at [email protected] as soon as possible but no later than 5PM on July 18, 2013.

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

  • June 18: AABANY, the AABANY In-House Counsel Committee, and the AABANY Corporate Law Committee present the 6th Annual Wine Tasting and Networking Reception from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Inside Park at St. Bart's, 325 Park Avenue. For more information click here.
  • June 19: The AABANY Prosecutors' Committee's 5th Anniversary Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street. For more information click here.
  • June 21: AABANY co-sponsors Summer Kickoff 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at SKYROOM NYC, 330 West 40th street. For more information click here.
  • June 22: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Voter Engagement Training, from 12:00 to 3:00 PM at The Murphy Institute, 25 West 43rd street. For more information click here
  • June 24: AABANY co-sponsors: Recurring Issues of a Foreign Purchaser in New York City, 6:00 to 8:30PM, The Yale Club. For more information click here.
  • June 26: AABANY Academic Committee Presents: Paths to Law Teaching Today, 7:00 to 8:30PM, Dechert LLP. For more infromation click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • June 17: NYCLA Federal Courts Committee Presents: SUMMER PARTY AT BATTERY GARDENS from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at 75 Battery Park Underpass. For more information click here.
  • June 18: MBBA presents: A Case of Diversity Mismanaged- Lesson from The Good Black: A True Story of Race in America, 6:30 to 8:30PM, Proskauer Rose LLP. For more information click here
  • June 19: Queens County Women's Bar Association's Installation Dinner, Russo's on the Bay, 7PM to 10PM. For more information click here.
  • June 20: PALS Presents: Opportunities in Corporate Law, Sidley New York Office, 6:30 to 8:30PM. For more information click here.
  • June 21: PALS Summer 2013 Supplemental Bar Tutorial (3rd Session), 3:00 to 6:00PM, Skadden. For more information click here.
  • June 25: AALDEF 2013 Annual Summer Cocktail Party from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Providence NYC, 311 West 57th street. For more information click here.
  • June 26: Law & Reorder Program: Finding Focus & Improving Productivity in an Age of Distraction, Kaye Scholer LLP, 12:15 to 2:00PM. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • VP, Corporate Counsel, Prudential, Newark, NJ
  • Director, Corporate Counsel, Prudential, Newark, NJ
  • Associate Attorney, Grimaldi & Yeung LLP
  • Staff Attorney, Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings

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

 
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