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AABANY Announcements September 6, 2017

 

In this edition

  1. Congratulations to Sanket Bulsara on his Appointment as U.S. Magistrate Judge
  2. Congratulations to Parkin Lee and All the 2017 NAPABA Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award Honorees
  3. Sign Up for the Fall Conference by the Sept. 8 Early Bird Deadline
  4. Fall Conference Schedule Updated
  5. Professional Development Coaching Sessions: register by the Sept. 8 deadline
  6. Sign Up for the Diversity Career Fair
  7. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  8. Congratulations to Theodore Cheng for being named one of National Law Journal's ADR Champions
  9. Congratulations to Amanda Bernardo for being chosen as a Delegate for the Filipino-American Young Leaders Program 2017
  10. 2017 Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition
  11. Client Interview Intake Training on Sept. 11
  12. "How to Pitch" Program on Sept. 14
  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

Congratulations to Sanket Bulsara on his Appointment as U.S. Magistrate Judge 

The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) and the South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY) applaud the Honorable Sanket J. Bulsara on his historic appointment to serve as a United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

For more information, click here

Congratulations to Parkin Lee and All the 2017 NAPABA Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award Honorees

 
Every year, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) awards its highest accolade, the Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award, to five lawyers outstanding in leadership, achievement, and vision. This year, longtime AABANY-member Parkin Lee has been honored with the Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award, which will be presented on Nov. 3 at the NAPABA Convention in Washington, D.C.

"While in law school at New York University, Parkin Lee helped pioneer the practice of allowing students of color to review law school applications from, and advocate for, potential students of color, a practice initiated at NYU and subsequently adopted at other law schools, including Harvard. At the time, there were few students of color — including Asian Pacific Americans — in the law school (there were five Asian Pacific American students in total in his class). Currently, 30 percent of the J.D. student body at NYU are students of color; 16 percent of the Fall 2016 class are Asian and South Asian. As senior vice president and chief legal officer of the Rockefeller Group, Mr. Lee is trusted counsel to one of the country’s most recognized names in real estate development and asset management. Previously, he spent 20 years at New York Life Insurance Company where he became one of the highest ranking Asian Pacific American attorneys in the insurance industry in New York. He served for many years as president of the NAPABA Law Foundation where he is currently on the board and is board chair of the Asian American Justice Center."

Congratulations to Parkin Lee and all the NAPABA Inouye Trailblazer Award honorees! To learn more, click here.

Sign Up for the Fall Conference by the Sept. 8 Early Bird Deadline

AABANY is pleased to announce that the 2017 Fall Conference website has gone live. Visit it now at https://conference2017.aabany.org/.


We hope you will be able to join us on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Fordham University School of Law. Registration is now open. Early bird deadline closes on Sept. 8.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 Fall Conference, go to https://conference2017.aabany.org/sponsors/

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Fall Conference Schedule Updated

We have a fabulous line-up of programs for the 2017 Fall Conference, and the Programs page has been updated with a revised schedule for all programs. Check them out now at http://bit.ly/fc17pgms . Please note that the schedule may be subject to change so please check back from time to time or be on the lookout for future updates. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Professional Development Coaching Sessions: register by the Sept. 8 deadline

In 2015, former AABANY Board member Steve Chung began a series of group mentoring workshops designed to break down abstract concepts like “networking” and “branding” and translate them into concrete, actionable strategies to help AABANY members advance their careers.  This year, we will be continuing Steve’s efforts by transforming the group mentoring workshops into a formal Professional Development Coaching Series led by Marianne Chow and Jeff Ikejiri (Co-Chairs), and Christina Nguyen (Vice Chair).

We are proud to kick off this year-long Series with one-on-one or small group sessions that will take place throughout the day at the 2017 Fall Conference, in which a distinguished group of faculty members will meet with participants to troubleshoot specific professional and personal development issues that may be impeding your career advancement. The goal is to help you come up with a game plan to address such development issues and help you move forward and rise up in the legal profession.  Based on feedback from these sessions at the Fall Conference, the Professional Development Coaching Series leadership team will design hands-on, practical workshops throughout the year to develop those skills that are most critical to the participants and the larger AABANY membership.

If you are interested in taking part in the Professional Development Coaching Sessions, you can register at bit.ly/fc17pdcreg by September 8.  (Fall Conference registration is required to participate in the Professional Development Coaching Sessions.) Each session is expected to run for 30 to 45 minutes. The faculty member assignment and time slot for each participant will be based on the responses received as well as the faculty members’ schedules.

For more information go to https://conference2017.aabany.org/professional-development-coaching/

Sign Up for the Diversity Career Fair

AABANY's Diversity Career Fair & Expo (DCF) is being held during the Fall Conference on September 23rd at Fordham University School of Law.   Over 20 employers from the public, private, and corporate sectors participating, and 10 employers conducting on-site interviews, looking for:
  • Experienced attorneys
  • Recent law school graduates
  • Law students, and
  • Interns
The current list of participating employers can be found here: https://conference2017.aabany.org/diversity-career-fair-expo/
 
Please take a look at the Pre-Screening Requirements for the employers conducting on-site interviews: https://conference2017.aabany.org/pre-screening-requirements/.

On-Site Interviews
If you are interested in interviewing with any of these employers, please submit applications for on-site interviews to [email protected] by September 7th.  In the subject line, please list 2017 DCF Interviews, your name and the employers that you are applying to (e.g., “2017 DCF Interviews – Jane Doe – Kings and Queens DA”).  You must also complete an Intake Form.
 
Resume Book
If you are interested in having your resume included in the resume books that will be distributed to all participating employers, please send your resume to: [email protected] by September 14th, and include "2017 DCF Resume Book" in the subject line.

If you have any questions, please reach out to AABANY's Career Placement Committee at [email protected].

Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force

AABANY’s Issues Committee is pleased to invite you to join the newly formed AABANY Community Response Task Force!

The Community Response Task Force (CRTF) is AABANY’s answer to the rapidly changing legal landscape and the need for quick, effective, and coordinated responses to the emergent issues that affect our communities. AABANY is firmly committed to being a strong voice and steadfast advocate on behalf of the Asian-American/Pacific-Islander community. In the past several months, we have all been witness to sweeping changes that necessitated powerful legal responses. While there have been some great triumphs, there were often times when it was difficult to obtain information, to find ways to contribute, or to organize a response quickly enough to be effective.

The CRTF is specifically designed to address these needs. The CRTF will serve as a central clearinghouse for information and coordination – tailoring the alerts sent to each volunteer based on that volunteer’s preferences and the needs of the community. Alerts and actions will range from emergency legal services to direct non-legal service actions and from workshops to rallies.

Read more here.

Congratulations to Theodore Cheng for being named one of National Law Journal’s 2017 ADR Champions

The National Law Journal has honored AABANY member and former AABANY board member Theodore Cheng with its special supplement, ADR Champions. In the second annual issue of this supplement,Theodore Cheng and 36 others were selected out of hundreds of nominations.

Please join us in congratulating Theo on this well-deserved and noteworthy recognition and achievement. To read more, click here

Congratulations to Amanda Bernardo for being chosen as a Delegate for the Filipino-American Young Leaders Program 2017

The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. has announced Amanda Bernardo, AABANY’s Immigration Committee Co-Chair, as one of the 10 delegates to the Filipino-American Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) 2017.

Congratulations to Amanda on this achievement and recognition! To read more, click here

2017 Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition

Law Students: compete for $10,000 in scholarships in The Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition. The Competition is open to all students but is especially designed to reach out to APA law students and provide an opportunity to showcase their writing and oral advocacy skills.

We will host the Northeast Regional Competition at the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City on October 14. AABANY members are invited to judge the preliminary rounds; NY CLE credit will be available. The winners of the Regional advance to the National Competition in Washington D.C. in November. The team registration deadline closed on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at 5 p.m. EDT.

Client Intake Interview Training on Sept. 11

Interested in volunteering at the Pro Bono Clinic but never interviewed clients in the past? AABANY has partnered with New York University School of Law to bring you this Client Intake Interview Training on September 11th. You will learn the basics of interviewing, and you will have a chance to do it yourself! If you are interested, please register ASAP, as space is limited. CLE provided. 

For more information, click here

"How to Pitch" Program on Sept. 14

 

This event will feature a dynamic panel of senior in-house attorneys who will discuss what companies are looking for in an outside counsel, how to get and prepare for a pitch, the "dos and don'ts" of pitching and other insights into the client development process. This panel will offer practical strategies for attorneys who want to become more savvy and effective in developing new business and marketing your firm. 

The speakers are from companies signed up to participate in the Pitch Sessions at the Fall Conference, so this panel presents a great opportunity to hear directly their thoughts on what makes an effective pitch.

To sign up to pitch at the Fall Conference, click here.

Moderator: Dennis Hopkins, Partner, Perkins Coie
 
Panelists:
  • LaTanya Langley, General Counsel at BIC International Co.

  • Miki Kamijyo, Chief Compliance Officer and Legal Counsel at GreenOak Real Estate

  • Sumeet Chugani, Sr. Counsel, Vice President at Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

  • Sonia Low, General Counsel at The One Group


Beverages and refreshments will be served. For more information, click here.

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 [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 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 [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

 

  • Sep. 8-10: Save the Date: NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference.  For more information, click here.
  • Sep. 11: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Client Intake Interview Training, 9:00am-12:00pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Sep. 12: AABANY Board Meeting.
  • Sep. 13:  AABANY Monthly Pro Bono Legal Clinic, 6:30-8:30pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Sep. 14: AABANY Presents "How to Pitch," 6-8pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Sep. 20: AABANY Women's Committee Monthly Breakfast, 8am. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Sep. 14: Redeeming the Pledge | And Justice for All, 9:30am-4:30pm. For more information, click here
  • Sep. 15: Long Island Hispanic Bar Association Annual Gala, 7:30pm.  For more information, click here.
  • Sep. 19: The Dominican Bar Association's 14th Annual Scholarship Gala.  For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Assistant Counsel, Insurance Fund NYS, NYC
  • Inmate Disciplinary Hearing Officer, Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, NYC
  • Assistant District Attorney, Westchester County District Attorney's Office, White Plains, NYC
  • Assistant Attorney General, Department of Law & Public Safety, Division of Law, Newark, NJ

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.