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AABANY Announcements May 7, 2018

In this edition

  1. AABANY APA Heritage Month Events
  2. Program Submissions for Fall Conference Due by May 31
  3. Save the Date: AABANY 9th Annual Fall Conference
  4. Volunteers Needed for Pro Bono Clinic on May 9
  5. The AABANY Advocate is Looking for Writers!
  6. Issues Committee Meeting on May 10
  7. AABANY Co-sponsors: Here to Stay: The Asian American Immigrant Experience, May 15
  8. AABANY Co-Sponsors: The Basics of Condominium Offering Plans, May 16
  9. AABANY Presents: In Celebration of APA Heritage Month - A General Counsel Panel and Reception, May 17
  10. AABANY Trial Reenactment: Fred Korematsu and His Fight for Justice, June 4
  11. Highlights: May 1 and 2
  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 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 APA Heritage Month Events

In celebration of APA Heritage Month, AABANY is presenting or co-sponsoring several events this month, and we hope to see you at one or more of them. Follow the links for more details. Note the registration deadlines, where applicable.  Read the full list of events here.

Program Submissions for Fall Conference Due by May 31

The Fall Conference is taking place on Saturday, September 22, at Fordham Law School. We will be taking program submissions this year via Google Form. We invite submissions from AABANY Committees, AABANY members, and our sister bar associations.

The basic items that the form calls for are:

  1. Program Title and Description and how it aligns with AABANY’s 2018 theme “Serving Our Community, Advancing Our Profession”

  2. CLE or not and CLE category (AABANY is an accredited CLE provider)

  3. Speaker names and moderator name

  4. Sponsor names, if any


 
The deadline to submit the form is May 31, 2018.

For more details go to bit.ly/fc18pgmsubm

Save the Date: AABANY 9th Annual Fall Conference

 

 

 

The Ninth Annual AABANY Fall Conference will take place at Fordham Law School on Saturday, Sept. 22. More details to come but in the meantime we ask that you save the date and make plans to join us for yet another full day of great programming and activities.

Volunteers Needed for Pro Bono Clinic on May 9

We are seeking volunteers for AABANY Monthly Pro Bono Clinic.Those who are interested should contact Asako.Aiba@aabany.org.


When: 5/09/2018  6:30 PM -8:30 PM

Where: Chinese Chamber of Commerce of NY, Inc.

33 Bowery St

New York  10002


Through its Pro Bono & Community Service Committee, AABANY conducts a monthly free legal advice and referral clinic at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of NY, Inc. at 33 Bowery Street from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Those needing legal assistance should bring all documents pertaining to their legal issues to the clinic location, no earlier than 6:00 PM on the given day.


Since the inauguration of this monthly pro bono clinic in 2015, hundreds of low-income community members have received thoughtful advice and appropriate legal referral from AABANY members.


Attorney volunteers do not need to be specialists or have expertise in a specific area of law. Attorney volunteers will only be rendering legal advice and will not take on any legal representation. All volunteers must be AABANY members for professional liability coverage purposes.


Volunteers - attorneys and interpreters - should bring open ears, patience, and compassion. All volunteers should arrive by 6:15 PM and will be given an orientation before the start of the clinic. Attorneys and interpreters interested in volunteering for the Pro Bono Clinic should contact Asako.Aiba@aabany.org.

The AABANY Advocate is Looking for Writers!

We are looking for staff writers to take on the important issues affecting the AABANY community through serious journalism, research, and writing.

Do you think that you have what it takes?

Writers will be tasked with covering events of interest, researching developments in the legal field, and addressing issues that affect our communities on a generally quarterly basis. Writers are expected to cover assignments as well as develop their own topics and articles under guidance from the editorial staff.

Those interested should email Albert Suh at albert.suh@aabany.org with a brief introduction or statement of interest and a short writing sample.


Issues Committee Meeting on May 10

The Issues Committee will be holding its first meeting of FY 2018 on May 10. At the meeting, we would like to share and discuss potential upcoming projects for the program year.

  • The Community Response Task Force updates

  • Updates from NAPABA Lobby Day 2018

  • New Issues AABANY should be involved in

 

We welcome your thoughts and input on this year's programming

Please feel free to bring other folks that might be interested in joining the committee. For more details and to register go to http://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1107613

AABANY Co-sponsors: Here to Stay: The Asian American Immigrant Experience, May 15 

The positive impact that immigrant populations bring to their adopted countries is now well documented and widely accepted. This is perhaps most evident in the U.S., where immigration has proved a remarkable engine of economic and demographic growth. However, the current political climate and the ongoing debate on immigration reform have not only questioned these contributions but has also led to what some have described as a “criminalization” of immigrants - in a country long known as “a nation of immigrants.”

Please join Asia Society and Asian American Bar Association of New York for a special gathering to mark Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, when we will hear an array of moving personal stories and firsthand accounts of journeys to America. “Here To Stay” will present both the human impact of the modern immigrant journey, the tensions of the current moment, as well as an understanding of how these individuals are contributing to enrich the fabric of American life - just as so many have before. Personal stories will be followed by a moderated panel of experts to discuss the context of the immigration debate today.

Purchase tickets here.

As a benefit of AABANY's co-sponsorship, AABANY members can buy tickets at Asia Society members rates by following these instructions:

When buying online, select the “Non-Member Adult” ticket, proceed to the next screen, enter the code “AABANY” and the $12 ticket will change to an $8 ticket. Proceed to checkout. If you prefer to call Box Office or come to the Front desk, mention the coupon code when purchasing.


AABANY Co-Sponsors: The Basics of Condominium Offering Plans, May 16

Join NYCLA's Asian Practice Committee for an updated look at the New York State Attorney General Office's requirements for condominium offering plans, a discussion from the attorney's perspective and information on what banks look for in an offering plan to get a new project read for mortgage lending.

A reception honoring Asian Heritage Month will precede the program thanks to the generosity of Chase Bank.

AABANY Members can attend for free. Please contact Margaret Ling at margaret.ling@aabany.org to register and click here for a flyer of the event.

AABANY Presents: In Celebration of APA Heritage Month - A General Counsel Panel and Reception, May 17

Please join us on May 17, 2018 to hear our distinguished General Counsel panelists from AIG, Bank of America, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Visa, Newell Brands, and Carter’s discuss perspectives from the office of the General Counsel and issues surrounding diversity & inclusion.  Prior to the panel, we will be hosting a cocktail reception where you can meet and network with other in-house counsel.

 

Deadline to register is May 14.

 

Location/Host: Arnold & Porter - 250 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

 

Time: 6:00 - 7:30PM: Cocktail Reception w/ passed hors d'oeuvres; 7:30 - 8:30PM: General Counsel Panel

 

Panelists:

  • Lucy Fato, Executive Vice President & General Counsel - AIG
  • David G. Leitch, Global General Counsel – Bank of America
  • Sandra Leung, Executive Vice President, General Counsel – Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Kelly Mahon Tullier, Executive Vice President & General Counsel – Visa
  • Bradford Turner, Chief Legal & Administrative Officer – Newell Brands

Moderator: Michael Wu, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary – Carter's

To register, go to http://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1079512 
Attendance is limited to in-house counsel.

AABANY Trial Reenactment: Fred Korematsu and His Fight for Justice, June 4

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, uprooting some 120,000 Japanese-Americans – two-thirds of them American citizens – from their homes on the West Coast and forcing them into concentration camps.  Fred Korematsu refused to go.  He was arrested, and convicted of violating the Executive Order and related military proclamations. He appealed his conviction first to the Ninth Circuit and then to the Supreme Court. In 1944, the Supreme Court affirmed his conviction, upholding the Executive Order. In 1983, nearly forty years later, the federal court in San Francisco vacated Korematsu’s conviction after evidence was uncovered showing that the government had suppressed evidence that undermined its assertions before the Supreme Court.

For more details and to register, click here.

Highlights: May 1 and 2

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 Current Issue of the Advocate

In this Issue:

  • The AABANY Pro Bono Clinic
  • Sponsor Spotlight: Paul, Weiss
  • Letter from the President
  • Letter from the President-Elect
  • Korematsu's Legacy
  • AABANY Quarterly Report
  • Profile: The Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan
  • NYCBA's Diversity Benchmarking Report
  • In Memoriam: Hon. Charles Y.J. Liu
 

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

  • May 7: AABANY Presents: Being Out and API at Work, an APA Heritage Month Roundtable Discussion. For more information, click here
  • May 9: AABANY Monthly Pro Bono Clinic.  For more information, click here.
  • May 10: Issues Committee Meeting.  For more information, click here.
  • May 10: AABANY co-sponsors: Practicing Law In The Pharmaceutical And Biotechnology Industries.  For more information, click here.
  • May 15: AABANY co-sponsors: Here to Stay: The Asian-American Immigrant Experience. For more information, click here.
  • May 16: AABANY Co-Sponsors: The Basics of Condominium Offering Plans.  For more information, click here.
  • May 17: AABANY Presents: In Celebration of APA Heritage Month - A General Counsel Panel and Reception.  For more information, click here.
  • May 19: AABANY Board Officers and Directors Retreat.  For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • June 1: SAVE THE DATE: 21st Annual Gala of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey.  For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Mid Level Energy and Natural Resources Associate, Reed Smith LLP, NYC
  • Senior Attorney, National Center for Law and Economic Justice, NYC
  • Criminal Defense Practice Decarceration Project Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid Society, NYC
  • Transactional Associate Attorney, Verrill Dana, Westport, CT
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.