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AABANY Announcements, June 24, 2013

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS June 24, 2013

In this edition

  1. Academic Committee presents: Paths to Law Teaching, June 26
  2. Heart Mountain Trial Re-enactment at Cadwalader on July 11
  3. Congratulations to Rio Guerrero and Tsui Yee
  4. Congratulations to Judge Pamela K. Chen on Her Induction
  5. Sixth Annual Winetasting and Networking Reception Held on June 18
  6. Prosecutors' Committee Celebrates 5th Anniversary at NYCLA
  7. NAPABA 2013-2014 Board Elections: Call for Nominations
  8. More Updates from NAPABA
  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: Immigration Reform Roundtable, NCVAA, Hate Crimes, Local Rules Amendments
  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
 

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.

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

Congratulations to Rio Guerrero and Tsui Yee

AABANY's Immigration and Nationality Law Committee Co-Chair Tsui Yee was recently interviewed in the Chinese language daily newspaper Epoch Times on the hot topic of comprehensive immigration reform. Read more on our blog at http://bit.ly/interviewtsui. Her co-chair Rio Guerrero was also published in the ABA Litigation Section newsletter, Minority Trial Lawyer on the issue of the effect that the Supreme Court's upcoming rulings on same-sex marriage will have on immigration. Read more on our blog at http://bit.ly/rioguerrero. Congratulations to Rio and Tsui for the recognition of their expertise in the area of immigration and nationality law. To learn more about the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, contact Rio and Tsui at [email protected]

Congratulations to Judge Pamela K. Chen on Her Induction

Congratulations to the Hon. Pamela K. Chen, the newest United States District Court Judge in the Eastern District of New York, who was inducted in a joyous and extremely entertaining investiture ceremony on June 14. Who would have imagined that lawyers and judges — especially Chief Judge Carol Bagley Amon — had such wonderful senses of humor. Senator Charles Schumer, who submitted Pamela Chen’s name for judicial nomination, was on hand to present remarks. Many stayed after the ceremony for the reception, filled with delicious Asian cuisine, hosted by Judge Chen and her partner Amy Chester. AABANY proudly supported Judge Chen’s nomination and we are gratified that she has joined the prodigious bench of the Eastern District of New York. We wish her an illustrious and rewarding tenure as a Federal court judge.

Sixth Annual Winetasting and Networking Reception Held on June 18 

On June 18, 2013, the AABANY In-House Counsel and Corporate Law Committees co-sponsored AABANY’s 6th Annual Wine Tasting & Networking Reception, at Inside Park at St. Bart’s.  This year’s event was highly successful, with over 125 people in attendance, including in-house attorneys from 46 organizations, such as AIG, BBC, Hess, JP Morgan Chase, Prudential and Xerox. The In-House Counsel Committee is comprised of current in-house lawyers and the Corporate Law Committee is comprised of current and prospective corporate law firm attorneys. To learn more about the In-House Counsel Committee, contact the co-chairs Duane Morikawa and Blossom Kan at [email protected]. To learn more about the Corporate Law Committee contact the co-chairs Jonathan Kim and Gurinder Singh at [email protected].

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Prosecutors' Committee Celebrates 5th Anniversary at NYCLA 

On June 19, 2013, the AABANY Prosecutors’ Committee celebrated its fifth year anniversary at NYCLA with over 130 people in attendance. US Attorney Preet Bharara (SDNY), District Attorneys Robert Johnson (Bronx), Daniel Donovan (Richmond), Kathleen Rice (Nassau), Cyrus Vance, Jr. (New York), and Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan (New York) were on hand to join in the festivities at which trailblazing judges the Hon. Lorna Schofield (SDNY) and the Hon. Pamela Chen (EDNY) were also honored. The Committee is comprised of current and former state and federal prosecutors. This highly successful event was co-sponsored with the Federal Courts Committee of NYCLA. To learn more about the Prosecutors' Committee, contact the co-chairs Brian Lee and Rosemary Yu at [email protected].

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.

More Updates from NAPABA

Here are more updates from NAPABA that may be of interest: 

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: Immigration Reform Roundtable, NCVAA, Hate Crimes, Local Rules Amendments

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 26: AABANY Academic Committee Presents: Paths to Law Teaching Today, 7:00 to 8:30PM, Dechert LLP. For more information click here. Registration Deadline is June 25.
  • July 1: Last Day to submit forms for NAPABA 2013- 14 Board Elections. For more information click here. Forms are due before 11:59PM.
  • July 9: AABANY Summer Reception , 6PM to 7PM, Kenyon & Kenyon. For more information click here. Register by July 2.
  • July 9: AABANY Board Meeting, 7PM to 9PM. Kenyon & Kenyon. For more information click here. Register by close of business July 2.
  • July 9: Citibank, N.A, AABANY, and Summit Associations present: "Claims Chronicles: Common Title Claims Title Companies Face Today," 6:30PM to 9PM, Mudan Banquet Hall. For more information click here. Space is limited!
  • July 11: AABANY Commercial Bankruptcy/ Restructuring and IP Committee co-sponsors: Intellectual Property Issues in Bankruptcy CLE Panel, 6:30 to 8:15PM, Patterson Balknap Webb & Tyler LLP. AABANY members register for free here. Nonmembers register for $20.00 here. Register by July 9. 
  • July 17: Litigation Committee's Deposition Bootcamp, 6:30 to 9PM, Alston & Bird LLP. AABANY members register for free here. Nonmembers register for $30.00 here. Space is limited!

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • 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 25: InMotion's 20th Anniversary Celebration from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at Canal Room, 285 West Broadwat at Canal 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.
  • June 26: ABCNY's Women in International Law: Transforming the Legal Landscape from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at NYC Bar, 42 West 44th street. For more information click here.
  • July 2: PALS Summer 2013 Supplemental Bar Tutorial (4th Session), 3PM to 6PM, Skadden LLP. For more information click here
  • July 11: Heart Mountain: Conscience, Loyalty, and the Constitution, 6PM to 8:30PM, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. For more information click here. Register by July 2.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Associate Attorney, Grimaldi & Yeung LLP
  • Staff Attorney, Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings
  • Managing Counsel, BNY Mellon
  • Chief Operations Officer/ General Counsel, NAACP

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

 
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