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AABANY Announcements, July 2, 2013

AABANY ANNOUNCEMENTS July 2, 2013

In this edition

  1. Summer Reception at Kenyon & Kenyon on July 9
  2. Heart Mountain Trial Re-enactment at Cadwalader on July 11
  3. AABANY Statements on Voting Rights Act Decision
  4. Reactions to US Supreme Court Decisions Last Week
  5. Save the Date: Fall Conference/ NAPABA NE Regional on Sept. 21
  6. AABANY Litigation Committee Presents Deposition Bootcamp on July 17
  7. NAPABA Scholarship
  8. More Updates from NAPABA
  9. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  10. AABANY Law Review Special Edition: Own Your Copy Now
  11. Read the Current Issue of The AABANY Advocate
  12. On WE Blog @ AABANY: Hurricane Relief Grant, Lil Tokyo Reporter
  13. Fellowship Announcements
  14. Court Sponsored Volunteer Attorney Program
  15. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  16. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  17. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Summer Reception at Kenyon & Kenyon on July 9

Please join AABANY for its summer reception at Kenyon & Kenyon immediately preceding the July Board meeting. Enjoy light refreshments and a fantastic view of New York Harbor while meeting and mingling with AABANY Board members. There is no cost to attend but please register your attendance at bit.ly/Smmr_Rcptn by July 2.

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

AABANY Statement on Voting Rights Act Decision

The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) urges the United States Congress to reinstate the enforcement provisions of the Voting Rights Act, Section 4, that were invalidated this past Tuesday, June 25, 2013 by the United States Supreme Court in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder.

To read the rest of this statement, visit our blog at bit.ly/vtng_rghts

Reactions to US Supreme Court Decisions Last Week

To describe last week as a landmark for the United States Supreme Court may be an understatement, with issuance of long-anticipated decisions on affirmative action, marriage equality and voting rights. The rulings provided cause for celebration in some quarters, condemnation and caution in others. Some of the reactions have been colleced on We Blog @ AABANY.

 

Save the Date: Fall Conference/NAPABA NE Regional on Sept. 21

AABANY is pleased to announce that its Fall Conference will also be the NAPABA Northeast Regional this year. It will take place on September 21, at Weil Gotshal & Manges. It will be a full day of CLE programs and also include a trial advocacy program and law firm pitch sessions. More details to follow. Check back on our website at bit.ly/nereg_fc13. In the meantime, please save the date and make plans to join us this fall.

AABANY Litigation Commitee Presents Deposition Bootcamp on July 17

Back by popular demand! As a follow-up to last year's "Deposition Bootcamp and Ethics Minefield" we will host a workshop where you can conduct a mock deposition and receive feedback and suggestions. Part I of the workshop would consist of an overview on taking and defending depositions. The Bootcamp will conclude with a Deposition Workshop where you may elect to take or defend a mock deposition. For more information on the workshop check out the Upcoming Events section below.

AABANY would like to thank Alston & Bird LLP for hosting this event.

NAPABA Scholarship

NAPABA strives to keep the Convention affordable for our members and offers one of the best values among legal education conferences. NAPABA also maintains a scholarship fund to help further defray costs for attendees through full or partial registration waivers, travel stipends, and lodging stipends.

Scholarship applications for the 2013 Convention are due August 30. Apply today if you need assistance with travel and registration costs. We look forward to seeing you in Kansas City, Missouri on November 7-10.

Please fill out the online form by clicking here.

More Updates from NAPABA

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

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: Hurricane Relief Grant, Lil Tokyo Reporter

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

  • 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!
  • July 18: Résumé Review Workshop for Law Students, 6:30 to 8PM, Shearman & Sterling, 2nd Fl Conference Center. For more information click here. Space is limited! Register by July 13.
  • July 24: New York Premiere of LINSANITY, 7PM to 11PM, Asia Society. Information on buying your tickets with AABANY click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • July 11: MBBA and MFY legal services, Inc. Presents ADOPTION 101: Handling Your First Pro Bono Case (CLE credits), 5:45 to 8PM, Shearman & Sterling 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.
  • July 15: NYC Bar Capital Defense Training (6.0 Free CLE credits), 1PM to 7:45PM, House of Association. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Managing Counsel, BNY Mellon
  • Chief Operations Officer/ General Counsel, NAACP
  • Vice President, Corporate Counsel, Prudential, Shelton, CT
  • Deputy Commissioner and Counsel, NYS Department of Taxation & Finance, Albany, NY

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

 
For past weekly announcements, see the archives page.