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AABANY Announcements June 19, 2017


In this edition

  1. AABANY Fall Conference - September 23, 2017: Now Accepting Program Submissions
  2. Women's Committee Breakfast, June 21
  3. Prosecutors' Committee Annual Reception, June 22
  4. Tax Committee Mentoring Reception, June 22
  5. The Asian American Vote, June 22 and June 27
  6. Immigration Committee Kick-Off Meeting & Housewarming for the Law Offices of Tsui H. Yee PC, June 26
  7. Don't Sign the Contracts Yet!, June 28
  8. AALFNY & AABANY Mentorship Program Summer Reception, June 29
  9. Congratulations to Judge Denny Chin
  10. Congratulations to Pauline Yeung-Ha
  11. Thank You to Our Pro Bono Volunteers
  12. Chair the AABANY Mentorship Program
  13. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  14. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  15. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  16. New Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  17. NAPABA News
  18. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  19. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  20. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  21. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  22. Fellowship Announcements
  23. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  24. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  25. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY Fall Conference - September 23, 2017: Now Accepting Program Submissions

Save the date for the AABANY Fall Conference: Take Charge | Lead Change on September 23, 2017

On Saturday, September 23, we'll be taking charge and leading change at Fordham Law School. The AABANY Fall Conference is a full day of CLEs, career panels, mentoring, and fun -- the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to fulfill their CLE requirements, move their career forward, or connect with new and old friends. We hope to see you there.

From now until June 30, 2017, we are accepting program submissions for the Fall Conference. If you have an idea that you're passionate about and would like to turn it into an educational experience for others, we encourage you to submit a program proposal. To do so, please contact the appropriate Committee Chair and let them know that you're interested. All Committee Chairs have the submission forms and can help you with your next steps. If you're interested in submitting a program proposal, but are not sure which Committee you should contact, email [email protected].

Women's Committee Breakfast, June 21

The Women’s Committee will kick off its monthly breakfast meetings on Wednesday, June 21st, at Urbanspace Vanderbilt (near Grand Central). All members and non-members are welcome to attend as we discuss plans and volunteer opportunities for the upcoming year. This will be a great opportunity for us to meet and get to know one another better!

Breakfast and coffee/tea will be served starting at 7:30 am; the meeting will begin at approximately 8am. Feel free to invite anyone you think may be interested (they do not need to be members of AABANY). If you have any questions, feel free to contact Karen ([email protected]) or Yan ([email protected]), co-chairs of the Women's Committee.

When: Wed., June 21st, breakfast starting at 7:30 am, meeting begins at 8 am.
Where: Urbanspace Vanderbilt (45th & Vanderbilt Ave., inside the Helmsley Building at 230 Park)

Click here to register. We look forward to seeing you!

Prosecutors' Committee Reception, June 22

Join the Prosecutors' Committee for their highly anticipated Annual Reception on June 22, 2017 from 6:00pm - 8:00 PM at New York County Lawyers Association (14 Vesey Street). Regarded by many as one of the funnier and more inspiring events of the year, the Prosecutors' Committee Annual Reception plans to honor the following distinguished individuals:

Hon. Danny Chun

Deputy Administrative Judge
Justice, Supreme Court, Kings County, Criminal

Deputy Chief Ellen Chang

Internal Affairs Bureau
New York City Police Department

Click here to register.

Tax Committee Mentoring Reception, June 22

Please join us on June 22 at 7:30 PM for a tax mentoring event at BBQ Olive Chicken in K-Town. Come join us if you are either a tax lawyer or a law school student interested in tax! This is an ice-breaker event for people interested in either becoming a mentor or a mentee.

Please RSVP by June 20. Click here to register.

The Asian American Vote, June 22 and June 27

During the 2016 Presidential Elections, 13,846 Asian American voters participated in AALDEF’s multilingual exit poll, the largest nonpartisan survey of its kind in the nation. It was conducted in 11 Asian languages and English in 55 cities across 14 states – NY, NJ, MA, PA, VA, MD, MI, GA, LA, FL, TX, NV, NM, and CA – and Washington, DC. The exit poll reveals vital information about Asian American voting patterns that is often overlooked in mainstream voter surveys.

At this special presentation, learn about the Asian American vote in the Presidential and Congressional elections and opinions on key issues by ethnicity, nativity, party enrollment, age, and English proficiency. We will present national data, as well as special data on New York City.

The training is being offered on June 22 and June 27.

To RSVP: Call 212.966.5932 with extension 206 or [email protected] (Space is limited. Please RSVP)

Immigration Committee Kick-Off & Housewarming for the Law Offices of Tsui H. Yee PC, June 26

Join us as we kickoff the 2017-2018 term with a housewarming for the new law office of our former co-chair, Tsui Yee, who recently opened her solo practice. Come by to wish Tsui well on the new venture.

Stay to partake in some light refreshments (feel free to bring any additional refreshments you'd like--it's a party after all) and learn how you can get involved in this year's planned projects and events.

Click here to register.

Don't Sign the Contracts Yet!, June 28

Please join the AABANY Real Estate Committee and the AABANY Solo & Small Firm Practice Committee for Don't Sign the Contracts Yet! Due Diligence and Residential Real Estate Contracts on June 28. 


June 28, 2017

Flushing Bank
186 Montague Street
Brooklyn, New York


  • Margaret T. Ling, Esq: Senior Underwriting Counsel: New York Title Services
  • David Lu, Esq, Associate Attorney, Seiden Schein LLP

Click here to register.

AALFNY & AABANY Mentorship Program Summer Reception, June 29

Please join us on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6pm-8:30pm at the offices of Baker & McKenzie LLP. This year, we will be combining the Annual AALFNY/AABANY Reception with our Mentorship Program Summer Event!

Whether you are a law student participating in one of AALFNY's programs, a practicing attorney or judge who wants to support Asian law students in New York, an official or unofficial AABANY mentor, or an AABANY mentee, we would love to see you! Please RSVP by June 22 to [email protected]

Congratulations to Judge Denny Chin

On June 14, Brooklyn Technical High School held a Portrait Dedication Ceremony for the Honorable Judge Denny Chin. Among those present were AABANY President-Elect James Cho and Past President Vincent Chang for this special occasion.

Judge Chin was the first Asian American appointed to the Second Circuit. He was born in Hong Kong and graduated from Stuyvesant High School. Judge Chin also teaches legal writing at Fordham Law School.

Judge Chin’s portrait will be placed in Brooklyn Tech’s Moot Court Room where it will join the portraits of Justice Thurgood Marshall and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Click here to see the photos.

Congratulations to Pauline Yeung-Ha

Congratulations to AABANY leader Pauline Yeung-Ha who was honored on June 1 at Sirico’s in Brooklyn as one of Brooklyn’s Women of Distinction. This award goes out to women who have made a significant contribution to their community. Pauline Yeung-Ha was chosen because of her tireless efforts to make a difference in her community, and as a dynamic attorney who shares her knowledge of estate planning, tax and elder law, both through the law firm and in her generous volunteer efforts. Her special focus is the under-served elderly and their caregivers in the Asian American community in Brooklyn as well as throughout New York City.

Pauline chairs AABANY’s Compensation Committee, co-chairs the Pro Bono and Community Service Committee and was a past Board member.

Please join us in congratulating Pauline on this wonderful honor!

Thank You to Our Pro Bono Volunteers

On June 14, the Pro Bono Monthly Clinic, held on the second Wednesdays of the month at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce offices at Confucius Plaza, our volunteers assisted 23 clients from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.

Please join us in thanking all our attorneys and translators that evening:


  • Ming Chu Lee
  • Kevin Hsi
  • Barbie Hsu
  • Charles Chen
  • Asako Aiba
  • Jessica Agarwal
  • Beatrice Leong
  • Yifei He
  • Michelle Yeung
  • Shengyang Wu
  • Anita Wu
  • Yee Ling Poon
  • Yijie Song


  • Flora Ferng
  • Jojo Hwang
  • Wei Li
  • Sam Yang
  • Quentin Wong
  • Siyi Luo
  • Yuxian Chen
  • Rosie Wong
  • Xunjie Shi

We would also like to thank Ariana Pabalan, who was the Volunteer Coordinator. If you would like to volunteer as an attorney or interpreter, please email [email protected].

Chair the AABANY Mentorship Program

AABANY's Mentorship Program hasvacancies for co-chair positions in Fiscal Year 2017 which began on April 1. If you are interested in applying, please send your CV or resume to [email protected]. Below is a description of the Mentorship Program.
Mentorship Program:
AABANY’s Mentorship Program provides 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 Mentorship Program events held throughout the year, the program will provide the structure to advance professional growth and networking skills of both mentors and mentees.


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:
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 [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]


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 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

Please direct any questions to Executive Director Yang Chen at [email protected].

Read the Current Issue of the Advocate

In this Issue:                   

  • Fireside Chat with Joon Kim, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
  • Letter from President Dwight S. Yoo
  • AABANY Participates in Inaugural New York Diversity Forum
  • AABANY Celebrates 2017 Annual Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street


This Week on WE Blog @AABANY

Fellowship Announcements

Fellowship announcements can be found on AABANY's website under Career Center, in the sub-menu item "Fellowships." To see current announcements for Fellowships, click here.

Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • June 21: Women's Committee Monthly Breakfast, 8am-9am. For more information, click here.
  • June 22: Prosecutors' Committee Reception, 5:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 22: The Asian American Vote, 6pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 22: Tax Committee Mentoring Reception, 7:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 26: Immigration Committee Kick-Off Meeting and Housewarming for the Offices of Tsui H. Yee, 7pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 27: 10th Annual Winetasting & Networking Reception for Law Firm Partners and Senior In-House Counsel, 6:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 27: The Asian American Vote, 12pm-1:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • June 27: Disparities In Our Justice System, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • June 26: 2017 Bronx Bar Association Golf and Tennis Outing, 10am-4pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Staff Attorney, New York Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, New York
  • Housing Attorney, Staten Island Legal Services, New York
  • Senior Trial Attorney, USAA, New York or Texas
  • Litigation Associate, New York Life Insurance Company, New York

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.

For past weekly announcements, see the archives page.