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AABANY Announcements December 12, 2016

In this edition

  1. Call for Nominations: Apply by Dec. 13
  2. Congratulations to Judge Ling-Cohan
  3. Apply for the Sonia and Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program by Dec. 30
  4. AALFNY 2017 Community Service Scholarship: Apply by Mar. 31
  5. Highlights: Weeks of Nov. 21 and Dec. 5
  6. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  7. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  8. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  9. New Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  10. NAPABA News
  11. Federal Judicial Internships Available
  12. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  13. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  14. Read the New Issue of the Advocate
  15. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  16. Fellowship Announcements
  17. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  18. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  19. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Call for Nominations: Apply by Dec. 13

Call for Nominations - By mail, email, fax, or in person: December 13

AABANY's Annual Meeting is taking place in February 15, 2017. We hope to see you there! At our Annual Meeting, elections will be conducted to elect 6 Board Directors and 7 AABANY Officers for the coming year. The Officer positions include:

  • President-Elect,
  • Vice President of Programs and Operations - 2 Positions,
  • Vice President of Finance and Development,
  • Treasurer,
  • Secretary, and
  • Membership Director.

The Nominations Committee welcomes applications to fill the vacancies immediately. The Nominations Committee will select a slate of candidates to be included on a ballot form that will be sent out to the membership a month before the Annual Meeting. The Nominations Committee may also interview candidates before making its determination.

Please submit:
(i) a statement of interest declaring your intent to run; and
(ii) a current resume, biography or CV listing your experience and accomplishments and any honors received to date.

As part of item (i), please indicate your experience with AABANY if you have been an active member, describing any activities that you have participated in or helped to organize. If you have not been an active member in AABANY, explain what capabilities, resources, talents, skills, expertise, experience or any other contributions you would be able to make as a Board Director or Officer. Please also identify any activities indicating a dedication and commitment to issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American community.

For a description of the qualifications, duties and obligations of Board Directors and Officers, please see Articles IV and V of AABANY's By-laws

For more information, click here.

Congratulations to Judge Ling-Cohan

 

Congratulations to Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Term, for receiving the Leadership Award at the CUNY Asian American/Asian Research Institute (AAARI)’s 15th annual gala which took place at Jing Fong on Dec. 8.  Read more here.

 

 

Apply for the Sonia and Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program by Dec. 30

The Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program (“SCS JIP”) is now accepting applications for its LAW SCHOOL DIVISION.

The Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program seeks to cultivate and develop future leaders by placing students in judicial internships in state and federal courts in New York City. Our goal is to increase diversity in the legal profession by educating and empowering students from underserved communities and diverse backgrounds.

The Law School Division application can be found here or at www.scsjip.org. All applications must be in by 5pm ET on December 30, 2016 to be considered.

IMPORTANT: You must complete this linked application as well as send in your supplemental materials before the deadline to be considered.

Note: High school division applications will be available February 1, 2017.

For more info visit www.scsjip.org or email info@scsjip.org.

AALFNY 2017 Community Service Scholarship: Apply by Mar. 31

AALFNY's 2017 Community Service Scholarship: Applications are available here, and must be postmarked by March 31, 2017.  
 
Up to three scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to law students with a demonstrated commitment to serving the Asian American community and who will be interning with a non-profit organization or governmental agency that is involved with the Asian American community in NY (see application for more details).
 
Interested candidates can learn more about the scholarship and application on aalfny's website, https://aalfny.aabany.org/.
 

Highlights: Weeks of Nov. 21 and Dec. 5

 

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 appreciate your help!

 

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.

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 main@aabany.org 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 resume@aabany.org.

All information disclosed will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Career Placement Committee at careers@aabany.org.

NAPABA News

Federal Judicial Internships Available

The Honorable Dora L. Irizarry, Chief U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, is currently accepting applications for Summer 2017 internships.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a rising second or third year law student.
  • Must have good grades.
  • Must have good research, writing, and analytical skills, although participation in Law Review or a Journal is not a prerequisite.
  • Military and/or other life/career experience is a plus.

Click here for more details.

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, riwohl@nycourts.gov

AABANY Seeks Legal Interns

Applications are now being accepted for AABANY’s 2017 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 yang.chen@aabany.org.

Read the New Issue of the Advocate

In this Issue:                   

  • Judy H. Kim Makes History as First Korean American Elected to NY State Court
  • 7th Annual AABANY Fall Conference Inspires and Enriches          
  • This Land Is Our Land: Oyama v. California
  • Spotlight on AABANY's Pro Bono Clinic Volunteers
  • AABANY Members Stand Out at NAPABA Convention
  • Fall 2016 Highlights

 

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

  • Dec.13: Open Meeting for Board Nominations, 6pm-7pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec. 13: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec. 14: AABANY Monthly Pro Bono Legal Clinic, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here
  • Dec. 17: AABANY Co-sponsors: How To Get Repairs For Your Apartment, 9:45am-11am. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Dec. 12: KALAGNY presents: Most Common Disciplinary Errors Made by Lawyers in 2015, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec. 12: Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye: A Clerk's Eye View, 5:30pm-7pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec. 13: KALAGNY Annual Holiday Party, 6:30pm-9:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec. 13: Let's Talk: A Community Discussion on Post-Election Immigration Updates & It's Impact on You, 7:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec. 15: Family Law and Matrimonial Law Committee Meeting, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Dec. 16: MBBA Holiday Party, 7pm-10pm. For more information, click here
  • Dec. 16: ADELANTE: Meeting the Social and Legal Services Needs of Central American Refugees in New York, 9am-5pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Executive Director, American Gateways, Central or South Texas
  • Senior Counsel, Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Buffalo
  • Trial Attorney, Department Of Justice, Offices, Boards and Divisions, Washington, DC
  • Assistant Professor of Legal Writing, St. John's University School of Law, Queens

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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