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AABANY Announcements September 25, 2017

 

In this edition

  1. Thanks to Everyone Who Came to the Fall Conference 
  2. Volunteer to Assist with DACA Renewal
  3. AABANY Co-sponsors "The State of Play: Journalism and the Law in the Age of Trump," Sept. 28
  4. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Portrait Project Panel with Justice Goodwin Liu, Oct. 17
  5. Former AABANY Program Associate on Season 35 of “Survivor”
  6. Highlights: Sept. 20
  7. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  8. 2017 Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition
  9. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  10. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  11. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  12. New Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  13. NAPABA News
  14. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  15. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  16. Read the New Issue of the Advocate
  17. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  18. Fellowship Announcements
  19. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Thanks to Everyone Who Came to the Fall Conference

 

AABANY held its 8th Annual Fall Conference on Saturday, September 23, at Fordham University School of Law. We thank everyone who attended, including all the panelists and moderators for putting on some engaging and timely programs on a variety of topics that spoke to this year’s theme of “Take Charge/Lead Change.” We thank also all the sponsors at all levels who supported the Fall Conference. Thanks to all the volunteers who gave their time on a Saturday to help ensure the smooth running of the Fall Conference from early in the morning into the early evening. We are grateful for the hard work of the Fall Conference Planning Committee, led by the Vice Presidents of Programs and Operations, Jeff Ikejiri and Naf Kwun, and President-Elect James Cho. Everyone’s efforts and participation led to a well-attended and highly successful 8th Annual Fall Conference.

We thank Fordham Law School for hosting us. It was the first time that the Fall Conference was held at a venue that was not a law firm, and everyone loved the spacious new surroundings.

Click here to see the first Facebook album of photos from the 8th Annual Fall Conference. Stay tuned for more pictures.


Volunteer to Assist with DACA Renewal

The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), the New York Coalition for Asian American Mental Health (NYCAAMH), and the Chinese-American Family Alliance for Mental Health (CAFAMH) will be holding a FREE one-day legal and mental health event.

The event will provide information and resources for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Volunteer attorneys will be on-site to help eligible DACA recipients complete their renewal forms to meet the Oct. 5, 2017 renewal deadline.

If you have time to volunteer as an attorney at this event, please contact [email protected]

For more details about the event, go to http://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1014051


AABANY Co-sponsors "The State of Play: Journalism and the Law in the Age of Trump", Sept. 28

The Hearst Corporation Office of General Counsel, Asian American Bar Association of New York and Hispanic National Bar Association - Region II are proud to bring together a panel of distinguished journalists and media lawyers to discuss and provide insights on the changing landscape of journalism and media law under the Trump administration. Space is limited, so don’t miss this engaging and timely discussion by registering now! Panel will start promptly at 6:30pm, followed by a networking reception.  See more details under Upcoming Events.

AABANY Co-Sponsors: Portrait Project Panel with Justice Goodwin Liu, Oct. 17

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion about how Asian Americans are situated in the legal profession. 

California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu will present the first-ever comprehensive study of Asian Americans in the legal profession, "A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law." A panel comprised of members of the federal judiciary, private sector, and academia will join for a robust discussion on the findings of this study and their implications.

Panelists:

Justice Goodwin H. Liu, Supreme Court of the State of California

Sandra Leung, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Judge Kiyo Matsumoto, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Petal Modeste, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Columbia Law School

Lawrence Tu, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, CBS Corporation

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer and the Asian American Bar Association of New York are co-sponsors of the event. Attendees will be required to RSVP and there will be a maximum of 200 attendees. It will be open to APKS lawyers, AABANY members and friends, and other minority bar associations. It will not be recorded. 

 

The Portrait Project presentation will begin at 6:30 pm, followed by the panel discussion, and then a reception at 8 pm, on the 4th Floor.

 

Moderated by Susan L. ShinPartner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer; Immediate Past President, AABANY

To register for this event, go to http://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1014061


Former AABANY Program Associate on Season 35 of “Survivor”

Our former Program Associate Simone Nguyen is part of the 35th season cast of “Survivor.”
See Simone on "Meet the Cast of Survivor" here.

She will be in the “Hustler” tribe and lists her occupation as Diversity Advocate. I guess “Program Associate” does not translate well on tv. You can catch Simone and all the other contestants this season on CBS, starting on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Good luck, Simone! We’re all cheering for you!


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.

Highlights: Sept. 20

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.

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 New Issue of the Advocate

 In this Issue:

  • Interview with Hon. Randall T. Eng, Recipient of the 2017 Norman Lau Kee Trailblazer Award
  • Sponsor Spotlight: Baker McKenzie LLP
  • New York Law Journal Distinguished Leadership Honoree Andy Hahn
  • Letter from AABANY President Dwight Yoo
  • Practitioner Update on Changes to USCIS Procedures
  • Book Review of Robert Haig’s Business and Commercial Litigation in  Federal Courts, Fourth Edition
  • Perspectives on A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law
 

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. 28: AABANY Co-sponsors: The State of Play: Journalism and the Law in the Age of Trump, 6pm-9pm. For more information, click here
  • Oct. 1: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Pro Bono DACA Renewal Clinic.  For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 10: AABANY Board Meeting. For more information, click here
  • Oct. 11: AABANY Monthly Pro Bono Clinic, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here
  • Oct. 12AABANY Co-Sponsors: Distinguished Alumni Perspectives with The Honorable Dorothy Chin Brandt, 6:30-7:30pm. For more information, click here
  •  Oct. 17AABANY Co-Sponsors: Portrait Project Panel with Justice Goodwin Liu, 6:30pm. For more information, click here

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Oct. 2: Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference. For more information, click here.
  • Oct. 2: 2017 APALANJ Golf Classic & Dinner, 11am-5:45pm. For more information, click here
  • Oct. 4: MCCA Diversity Gala. For more information, click here

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Assistant Legal Counsel, Department of Law and Public Safety, Trenton, New Jersey
  • Assistant Counsel, OnDeck, NYC
  • Environmental Law Fellowship, Natural Resources Defense Council, NYC
  • Staff Attorney, Womankind, NYC

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.