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AABANY Announcements October 31, 2016

In this edition

  1. AABANY @ NAPABA 2016
  2. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  3. Don H. Liu Scholars Program Application Now Available
  4. Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour, Nov. 16
  5. Know Your Rights Community Trainings - Volunteers Needed
  6. AABANY Group Membership for Law Students
  7. Volunteers Needed for AABANY Student Outreach: NYU Resume Review Workshop, Nov. 10
  8. Highlights: Week of Oct. 24
  9. New York City Bar 2015 Diversity Benchmarking Report
  10. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  11. NAPABA Membership for AABANY Members  
  12. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  13. New Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  14. NAPABA News
  15. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  16. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  17. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  18. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  19. Fellowship Announcements
  20. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  22. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY @ NAPABA 2016

If you'll be attending the NAPABA 2016 Conference in San Diego this year, click here to join our Facebook event and let us know. Feel free to share which panels you'll be on and where you'll be spending your time.

Yang will be sending periodic tweets of where AABANY will be gathering as well: https://twitter.com/aabany

We encourage you to see AABANY's 2016 Trial Reenactment: This Land Is Our Land: Oyama v. California - 1:45pm-3pm on Friday

Here is the complete schedule of events.

Hope that you'll have a great time. Happy conferencing!

AABANY Clerkship Directory

Did you clerk for a judge? Have you served as a court attorney? If so, please fill out our AABANY law clerk/court attorney survey!
 
 The Judiciary Committee has created a clerkship directory to gather information about our members who may be willing to act as future resources and/or ultimately want to become a judge. If you've ever clerked for a judge, please take a minute to fill out this survey and forward to others: http://bit.ly/aabanyclerks
 
We deeply appreciate your help! Stay tuned for more information about a possible How to Apply to Be a Judicial Clerk Panel.

 

Don H. Liu Scholars Program Application Now Available

The Don H. Liu Scholars Program is currently in its third year and is currently accepting applications. The application deadline is November 18, 2016.

Click here for more information.

Founded in 2014 by two past presidents of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”), the Don H. Liu Scholars Program, Inc. (“Program”) seeks to identify, cultivate and inspire future Asian American leaders within the legal profession in order to address the single most important reality facing Asian American professionals today – the barrier to advancement.

This year, the Selection Committee will select up to 3 scholars. Each scholar will be awarded $15,000 each and have access to prominent mentors, including Don H. Liu, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of Target Corporation. Additionally, scholars will have assistance in securing summer internships.

To be eligible for the Program, the applicant must be of Asian descent and be enrolled full-time as a 1L in a law school in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania or the District of Columbia. Application materials are due on November 18, 2016.

Please apply and share this with your networks. If you have any questions, please email the Program's Vice President of Communications Ligee Gu at [email protected]@gmail.com.

Apply today!

Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour, Nov. 16

Join us for a fantastic happy hour and light appetizers at District Social on Wednesday, November 16th at 6:30 PM. Meet and get to know members of AABANY's Membership, Solo and Small Firm Practice, Immigration, and LGBT Committees.

We'll meet you on the basement level of the bar. Feel free to bring a friend.

Click here to RSVP.

Know Your Rights Community Trainings - Volunteers Needed

Have you ever wanted to take initiative and lead a volunteer project? Sign up today to volunteer with AABANY's Know Your Rights Program: http://bit.ly/kyraabany

AABANY is recruiting volunteers to be trained to give trainings on how to get housing repairs to the Flushing community at Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) located at 35-24 Union Street.

Trainings to the volunteers will be provided by Legal Services NYC at 40 Worth Street and by webcast. Starting on September 21, volunteers can shadow experienced public interest lawyers on a monthly basis at night. Eventually, once the volunteer becomes comfortable, they can give the training themselves under the supervision of an experienced housing lawyer. Volunteers also have the opportunity to work at the Pro Bono Committee’s Monthly General Advice Clinic in Manhattan Chinatown!

We are looking for committed volunteers who have demonstrated interest in social justice and want to help the community. As a volunteer, you will be asked to commit to being trained, observing at least one training, and giving one or more trainings to the community. Chinese language skills are a plus although may not be necessary.

If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please contact Government Service & Public Interest Committee Co-Chair Anita Wu at [email protected].

AABANY Group Membership for Law Students

AABANY’s Student Outreach Committee is excited to launch a group membership rate for APALSA members. For a group rate of $100, AABANY will offer your APALSA members free one-year memberships. This group rate covers all AABANY events, including free and discounted CLE and non-CLE programs, AABANY’s Mentorship Program and Diversity Career Fair & Expo at the Annual Fall Conference.

This is a huge discount given that the regular rate for law students is $15 for individual members. For APALSA members who are already dues-paying members, participation in this group rate will extend current memberships by another year. If you are interested in participating, please have one representative from your respective APALSA reach out to Keli Huang ([email protected]) for further instruction.

The deadline to sign up for this membership rate is December 1, 2016. After December 1, the membership rate will no longer be available.

Volunteers Needed for AABANY Student Outreach: NYU APALSA Resume Review Workshop, Nov. 10

Volunteer to help our local New York University law students advance their career opportunities! So often, talented law students don't have the necessary expertise to be able to market themselves effectively in their resume. Students will bring working copies of their resume and be ready to discuss with you their experiences. By taking the time to suggest changes or additions, you will contribute to concrete improvements in their job search.

Date: November 10, 2016, 6:30pm

Click here to sign up!

Contact AABANY Student Outreach Committee Co-Chair Keli Huang at [email protected] if you have any questions. We will email you with any updates.

Highlights: Week of Oct. 24

New York City Bar 2015 Diversity Benchmarking Report

The New York City Bar Office for Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to release the 2015 Diversity Benchmarking Report. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the successes and challenges of the law firms that have signed onto the City Bar’s Statement of Diversity Principles face in their respective diversity and inclusion efforts, as well as recommendations for enhancing the career opportunities of women and minority attorneys.

The results of this survey are an integral part of how the City Bar establishes goals and priorities to best support our signatory firms through our Office and our diversity committees, and we are grateful to the firms that participate in the survey each year and help us to provide this resource.

Please feel free to reach out to Gabrielle Lyse Brown directly with any questions or feedback regarding the findings.

Click here to read the report. Check out this Above the Law article breaking down the report and noting the alarming rate of Asian attorneys leaving law firms.

Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association

The New York City Bar Association is offering discounted membership to AABANY members. They will waive your one-time admission fee and give you 20% off your first membership dues payment. Membership dues are dependent on your earliest year of admission in any state or country.

Click here to take advantage of this great deal.

NAPABA Membership for AABANY Members

You may have received an email from NAPABA stating that your membership in NAPABA has expired and that you should contact your affiliate president for renewal instructions.

Your AABANY membership includes membership with NAPABA, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, of which we are the New York affiliate. However, you must register or renew separately to receive the NAPABA Affiliate membership.

Please email Margaret Langston at [email protected] to receive the instructions and code for registration or renewal of your NAPABA 2016 Affiliate membership.

AABANY Speakers Bureau

Interested in future speaking opportunities? Join the confidential AABANY Speakers Bureau if you're open to raising your profile and sharing your expertise. Click here to access the form.

AABANY regularly receives requests from AABANY Committee Chairs and other bar associations for speakers to speak on various legal topics. This form is designed to collect information from our membership and engage those who are most interested in sharing their knowledge and expertise with various legal audiences. 

We respect your privacy. All information disclosed will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. Email [email protected] if you have any questions.

New Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available

Interested in moving your legal career forward? Launched at the 2013 Fall Conference, the Career Placement Committee seeks to match qualified AABANY members with available legal positions.

The new Career Placement Committee Intake Form is now available. Click here to help us help you. Feel free to also email your resumes and CVs to [email protected].

All information disclosed will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Career Placement Committee at [email protected].

NAPABA News

Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge

Judge seeks volunteer attorneys/law grads with experience in criminal, landlord-tenant or consumer debt matters. Judge presides on appellate cases and also handles some civil Supreme Court matters.

Full-time or four days per week preferred, but flexible schedule can be arranged. A wonderful learning and mentee opportunity, as well as an excellent resume-enhancer. Although not guaranteed, many of former volunteers have moved onto paying legal positions. Opportunity to enhance research/writing and oral skills.
Willing to fill out paperwork for paid fellowships, if necessary. Rolling deadline. Opportunities open year round.

Please send cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and references by email to:
Rebecca Wohl, [email protected]

AABANY Seeks Legal Interns

Applications are now being accepted for AABANY’s 2016 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].

Read the Current Issue of the Advocate

In this Issue:                   

  • 2016 Norman Lau Kee Trailblazer Sylvia Chin
  • Letter from President Susan Shin                   
  • AABANY at NAPABA 2016 Northeast Regional Conference                   
  • Summer and Fall 2016 Highlights                   
  • Sponsor Spotlight: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

 

This Week on WE Blog @AABANY

Fellowship Announcements

Fellowship announcements can be found on AABANY's website under Resources, in the sub-menu item "Fellowships." To see current announcements for Fellowships go to http://bit.ly/aabany_flwshps.

Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Nov. 3-6: NAPABA Convention in San Diego. For more information, click here.
  • Nov. 9: AABANY Pro Bono Monthly Clinic, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Nov. 9: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Nov. 16: Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour, 6:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Nov. 1: Council of Urban Professionals 7th Annual Lawyers Forum, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Nov. 1: East Meets West: Manhattan Real Estate Connect, 8am-7:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Nov. 1: The Leslie Arps Lecture - Delivered by Hon. Robert Katzmann, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Nov. 1: Careers in Mediation: A Spectrum, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Nov. 2: ABWA Membership Mixer, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Nov. 3: NFALA 2nd Annual Installation Dinner, 7:30pm-10:30p. For more information, click here.
  • Nov. 3: Understanding Daimler: The Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision on Various Aspects of New York Law, 5:30pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Deputy Bureau Chief, Office of the New York Attorney General, New York
  • Commercial Litigation Associate, Nixon Peabody
  • Staff Attorney - Family Domestic Violence, Legal Aid Society, New York
  • Trial Attorney, United States Automobile Association, Florham Park

For more information on these listings and other open positions go to the AABANY Career Center. Members must be signed in to have access to the Career Center. Either search by keyword or just hit "Search" at the bottom of the form to see a complete listing of jobs.

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