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AABANY Announcements, August 19, 2013


In this edition

  1. AABANY End of Summer Happy Hour at K2 Lounge, August 23
  2. NAPABA Elections Now Under Way
  3. Northeast Regional/Fall Conference Registration Now Open
  4. 2013-14 Mentorship Program Open for Registration: August 23 Deadline
  5. AABANY Asks: Have You Served as a Judicial Clerk?
  6. Legal Observers Needed for Civil Disobedience Actions on August 22
  7. Highlight: AREAA New York East Inauguration Dinner Gala
  8. NAPABA Scholarship for National Convention
  9. More Updates from NAPABA
  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: New York Practice Guide Special Offer, Legal Outreach Mentors, CUP NYC Comptroller Forum, Support Linsanity
  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

AABANY End of Summer Happy Hour at K2 Lounge, August 23

Join AABANY at K2 Lounge at the Rubin Museum of Art on Friday, August 23, for our final happy hour of Summer 2013. Come to connect and re-connect with members and friends of AABANY. There will be 2-for-1 drink specials for the first hour, starting at 6 pm. A live DJ will be spinning some tunes and you can take a tour of the museum's collection of art from the Himalayas. The event is free and we ask that you register your attendance at

NAPABA Elections Now Underway

All AABANY members eligible to vote in the NAPABA election should have received emails announcing that the NAPABA election for National Officers is now open, with instructions to cast your vote online or via paper ballot. If you have not received such an email, please contact [email protected] For more information about the NAPABA election go to

As previously announced, AABANY endorses the following candidate in the NAPABA election:

  • For President-Elect: Han Choi
  • For VP, Programs & Operations: Michael Yim
  • For VP, Finance & Development: Alexander Lee
  • For VP, Communications: Cyndie Chang
  • For VP, Membership: Brad Yamauchi

For more details see Deadline to cast your vote: Sunday, September 15, 11:59PM PDT.

Northeast Regional/Fall Conference Registration Now Open


Register now for early bird rates. Early bird deadline is September 6.

AABANY proudly presents its 2013 Fall Conference and NAPABA Northeast Regional: “Making an Impact,” on September 21, hosted by Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP. This year, in addition to a full day of CLE programs on cutting edge topics presented by AABANY and NAPABA committees, we also invite attendees to participate in the 2nd annual Trial Advocacy Program (“TAP”) and our Law Firm Pitch Sessions. Click on the image to register and to get more details. We hope to see you there.

2013-14 Mentorship Program Open for Registration: August 23 Deadline

We are pleased to announce the opening of AABANY's Mentorship Program for the year 2013-14.

The purpose of the program is to provide support, advice, and networking opportunities to aid both mentors and mentees in their professional and personal development. Each mentee is matched to a mentor who will serve as a teacher, role model and resource to the mentee. By way of one-to-one relationships and events held throughout the year, the program will provide the structure to advance the professional growth, and legal and networking skills of both mentors and mentees. Mentors and mentees will be AABANY members and may come from any level of experience and practice area.

For more information go to

Deadlines: Mentees must register by August 23, mentors by September 6

AABANY Asks: Have You Served as a Judicial Clerk?

Clerking is an invaluable experience that not only provides excellent practical skills training but also enables you to build close relationships with judges and fellow clerks. For the benefit of our members, AABANY will be holding two information sessions on judicial clerkships in October 2013, possibly one focusing on federal clerkships and the other on state clerkships (more details to come). We would like these sessions to be as robust as possible, and to that end, we’d like to compile a list of all AABANY members who are former clerks to create an informal mentoring circle and to invite to speak at the sessions. If you have clerked for a either a state or federal judge (not an internship/externship), please contact Lina Zhou at [email protected]. Thank you in advance for your help!

Legal Observers Needed for Civil Disobedience Actions on August 22

We have been informed by NYIC (New York Immigration Coalition) that there is a critical need for legal observers for the civil disobedience actions on August 22 outside of the Varick Street Detention Center. The CD Actions will occur around 12:30 PM and relate to the failure of the House of Representatives to act on an immigration reform bill. For more details go to

Highlight: AREAA New York East Inauguration Diner Gala

AABANY congratulates AREAA New York East chapter on its Inauguration Dinner Gala which was held on August 15 at Leonard’s of Great Neck. AREAA is the Asian Real Estate Association of America, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable home ownership opportunities for Asian Americans. The New York East Chapter is AREAA’s newest, adding to its 30 chapters nationwide (with one in Canada), encompassing over 13,000 members.Margaret Ling, Chair of AABANY’s Real Estate Committee, is a Founding Director of the AREAA New York East Chapter.

Congresswoman Grace Meng attended the event and swore in the inaugural Board of Directors of the AREAA New York East Chapter. Also attending from AABANY were Past President Glenn Lau-Kee, currently President-elect of NYSBA; Wendy Yu, Co-Chair, AABANY Solo and Small Firm Practice Committee; Karen Kim, AABANY Secretary; Chanwoo Lee; and Yang Chen, Executive Director.

NAPABA Scholarship for National Convention

Deadline to register: August 30

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

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 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: New York Practice Guide Special Offer, Legal Outreach Mentors, CUP NYC Comptroller Forum, Support Linsanity

Fellowship Announcements

Human Rights Watch has announced fellowships in international human rights in 2014-15. 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

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

  • Aug 20: Women's Committee Mid Year Committee Meeting and Midsummer Dinner, 7PM to 9:30PM, Zabb Elee. For more information click here. Registration deadline TODAY at 11:59PM.
  • Aug 22: AABANY Night at the Theater: Around the World in 80 Days, 8PM to 10PM, The New Theater at 45th Street. Event at capacity.
  • Aug 23: AABANY End of Summer Happy Hour, 6PM to 8PM, Rubin Museum of Art/ K2 Lounge. For more information click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Aug 21: The New York Office of Attorney General Present: I have a Dream: 50 Years After the March - A Public Discussion on Past and Present Civil Rights Challenge, 6:30PM to 8:30PM, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building. For more information click here.
  • Aug 22: APALA-NJ's Summer Networking Event, 6:30PM to 8:30PM, Zeppelin Hall Restaurant & Biergarten. For more information click here. Registration deadline passed on Aug. 15.
  • Aug 23: AAJA's Media Access Workshop 2013, 2PM to 4PM, News Corp. For more information click here. Event Sold Out.
  • Aug 24: The NAACP Presents the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, 8AM to 6PM, Washington D.C. For more information click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center 

  •  Health Law Clinic Faculty Position, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Supervising Attorney, New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, Albany, NY
  • Assistant Corporation Counsel - Commercial Litigation, NYC Law Department
  • Corporate Counsel, GfK

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

For past weekly announcements, see the archives page.