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AABANY Announcements February 20, 2018

In this edition

  1. Thanks for Coming to the Annual Meeting
  2. Annual Dinner 2018: Regular Ticket Deadline is February 23
  3. Support the Han C. Choi Scholarship Fund
  4. Thanks to the Pro Bono Clinic Volunteers
  5. AABANY Co-sponsors: EB-5 and Foreign Investments in the U.S., Feb. 21
  6. Volunteers Needed for DACA Renewal Immigration Know-Your-Rights Clinic, Feb. 25
  7. Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour & Inter-APALSA Mixer, Feb. 20
  8. Renew Your NAPABA Affiliate Membership
  9. Highlights: Feb. 8, 10, and 13
  10. Justice Peter Tom Tribute to Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam
  11. Volunteer Attorneys Needed for Resume Review Workshop on Mar. 8
  12. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  13. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  14. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  15. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  16. 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 Latest 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

Thanks for Coming to the Annual Meeting

AABANY held its Annual Meeting of Members at Dorsey and Whitney LLP on Tuesday, February 13th. Congratulations to the newly-elected Officers and Directors:

 

Brian Song - President-Elect
Jeff Ikejiri - Vice President, Programs and Operations
Charles Chen - Vice President, Programs and Operations
Edward Kim - Treasurer
Dai Wai Chin Feman  - Secretary
David Sohn  - Membership Director
Margaret Ling - Development Director
Jung Choi, Director
Naf Kwun, Director
Sapna Palla, Director
Manisha Sheth, Director
Irene Tan, Director

Congratulations to the award recipients:

Committee of the Year:  Immigration Law Committee, Co-Chairs Poonam Gupta, Amanda Bernardo, and Susan Akina

Program of the Year: Pro Bono Clinic, organized by the Pro-Bono & Community Service Committee, Co-Chairs Samuel Lui, Pauline Yeung-Ha, and Ariana Pabalan

Member of the Year: Samuel Lui, Co-Chair, Pro Bono & Community Service Committee

For more details, go to bit.ly/amm021318

Annual Dinner 2018: Regular Ticket Deadline is February 23 

AABANY’s 2018 Annual Dinner: Serving Our Community, Advancing Our Profession takes place on February 28 at Cipriani Wall Street.

Individual tickets are now on sale. The deadline to purchase individual tickets is February 23, but in past years tickets have sold out. Get your tickets soon!

Sponsorship packet is also available here.

 

Support the Han C. Choi Scholarship Fund

AABANY is sad to receive the news that our friend Han Choi, a NAPABA trailblazer, mentor and leader, is battling cancer. In his honor, a scholarship fund has been created, to be administered by the NAPABA Law Foundation.

For more details on the fund and to lend your support, please click here.

Thanks to the Pro Bono Clinic Volunteers 

On Wednesday night, Feb. 14th, AABANY’s Pro Bono Committee hosted its monthly pro bono clinic at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Confucius Plaza, in Chinatown.

Thanks to Pro Bono Committee Co-Chairs Ariana Pabalan and Pauline Yeung-Ha for running Wednesday’s clinic, and thanks to the following volunteer attorneys and interpreters who came out to assist the clients from the community with their legal questions:

 

 

Attorneys:

  • Yujin Hong 
  • Beatrice Leong
  • Kevin Hsi 
  • Asako Aiba
  • Ming Chu Lee
  • Kwok Ng
  • Yifei He
  • David Lu
  • Chris Kwok
  • Leah Ko
  • Karen Yau
 Interpreters: 
  • Wei Li 
  • Kenny Moy 
  • Daisy Li
  • Eric Xu
  • Sam Yang
  • Quentin Wong

The clinics are held every second Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, and the next clinic will be held on March 14th, 2018. If you are able to volunteer as an attorney or interpreter, please contact Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair Ariana Pabalan at ariana.pabalan@aabany.org.

AABANY Co-sponsors: EB-5 and Foreign Investments in the U.S., Feb. 21

This event is organized by the AABANY Real Estate, Tax, Solo & Small Firm, Immigration and Asia Practice Committees. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Margaret Ling, Co-Chair, Real Estate Committee, margaret.ling@aabany.org. 

When/Where:

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 5:30-8:00PM at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Registration online is closed. For questions please contact Margaret at Margaret.ling@aabany.org.

Volunteers Needed for DACA Renewal Immigration Know-Your-Rights Clinic, Feb. 25

Calling All Volunteers:

The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), Brooklyn Law School Immigration Society, National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ), and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will be holding a FREE one-day legal event.

Attorneys of all practice areas are welcome to participate.  Flyer of details is attached. Those who are interested should contact Judy Lee (mingcleelaw@gmail.com) for further questions. Training materials and webinar will be sent directly to volunteers. To sign up for a shift, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/YzlNezLCM6ynrSkG2

 

For more information, click here.


Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour & Inter-APALSA Mixer, Feb. 20

Join us for a fantastic happy hour and light appetizers at mezzanine/second floor level of District Social on Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30 PM. Meet and get to know members of AABANY's Membership and Student Outreach Committees.  To register, go to http://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1072517

Renew Your NAPABA Affiliate Membership

If you received a notification from NAPABA recently that your membership with NAPABA expired on December 31, please note that as an AABANY member you are eligible for a FREE affiliate membership with NAPABA because of your AABANY membership. Please contact margaret.langston@aabany.org  and Margaret can send you the instructions on how to renew your NAPABA affiliate membership for 2018.

Highlights: Feb. 8, 10 and 13

  




Justice Peter Tom Tribute to Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam

Remembering Sheila Abdus-Salaam’s ‘Joyous Dance Through Life’ as Her Portrait Is Unveiled

We can start by acknowledging that Sheila Abdus-Salaam had a storied career, but it did not come easy. The laurels which she so richly deserved were hard-earned after many challenges and difficulties.

Written for the New York Law Journal, Feb. 15. 2018, by Hon. Peter Tom, New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department. Read the full article HERE (subscription required).

Volunteer Attorneys Needed for Resume Review Workshop on Mar. 8

AABANY’s Student Outreach Committee is hosting a Resume Review Workshop on March 8 at Fordham Law School, and they need attorneys to volunteer as resume reviewers. Details below:

AABANY's Student Outreach Committee is pleased to present a Resume Review Workshop for law students. Resume will be reviewed by practicing attorneys from a variety of different fields. The workshop will be at Fordham Law School. Come have your resume reviewed, and enjoy some delicious Mediterranean food from Kashkaval Garden. 

Date: March 8, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 8:30PM
Place: Room 3-03, 3rd floor, Fordham Law School, 150 W 62nd Street, New York, NY

For more information and to register go to bit.ly/resrev0308

 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.

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.

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 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

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 Latest 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

  • Feb 20: Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour & Inter-APALSA Mixer, 6:30-9:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 21: AABANY Co-sponsors: EB-5 and Foreign Investments in the U.S, 5:30-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 25: AABANY Presents: DACA Renewal Immigration Know-Your-Rights Clinic. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 27: AABANY Co-sponsors: Please Don't Sign the Contracts Yet! 6-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 28: AABANY 2018 Annual Dinner. 6-10pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar 6: AABANY Presents: Solo and Small Law Firm Transactions: Avoiding Tax Pitfalls and Taxpayer Resources. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Feb 20: New York State Unified Court System’s 28th Annual Program to Commemorate Black History Month, 6PM. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 27: NYWBA Annual Judicial Reception, 6PM. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 27: History of Foley Square: New York Legal Landmarks & Civic Reform. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 27: The 2018 Fred T. Korematsu Lecture with Justice Goodwin Liu. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Federal Clerkship, Honorable Sanket J. Bulsara
  • Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney, The Legal Aid Society
  • Associate Counsel- Family Law Practice, My Sisters' Place, White Plains, NY
  • Staff Attorney, Day Pitney LLP
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.