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AABANY Announcements May 21, 2018

In this edition

  1. Celebration of Asian Americans in Public Service, May 22
  2. Join the Career Placement Committee for the Inaugural Membership Happy Hour, May 23
  3. Inaugural Brown Bag Lunch Series with U.S. Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang, May 24
  4. APA Heritage Month Celebration at NYS Attorney General’s Office, May 30
  5. Join AABANY for the 2018 Judges’ Reception, May 31
  6. Program Submissions for Fall Conference Due by May 31
  7. AABANY Trial Reenactment: Fred Korematsu and His Fight for Justice, June 4
  8. Save the Date: AABANY 9th Annual Fall Conference
  9. The AABANY Advocate is Looking for Writers!
  10. Highlights: Week of May 14
  11. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  12. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  13. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  14. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  15. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  16. NAPABA News
  17. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  18. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  19. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  20. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  21. Fellowship Announcements
  22. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  23. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  24. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Celebration of Asian Americans in Public Service, May 22

Please join AABANY and its Military & Veteran Affairs (MVA) Committee on Tuesday evening, May 22, at 6 PM for An Evening of Celebration of Asian Americans in PublicService, hosted by Venable LLP (1270 Avenue of the Americas, 24th Floor).


We will hear personal stories and success tips from three Asian Americans with great public service careers in a relaxed setting. The panel discussion, moderated by Sung H. Hwang, Esq., MVA Committee Co-Chair, will include:


Hon. Randall T. Eng (Retired), former Presiding Justice, Second Dept., Appellate Division


Brigadier General Richard C. Kim


Joon H. Kim, Esq., former Acting US Attorney, SDNY


Finger foods and light refreshments will be served. It is free and open to public. It will be a great way to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Fleet Week!


The deadline to RSVP is Monday. May 21, 2018. RSVP online at http://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1100000.


Join the Career Placement Committee for the Inaugural Membership Happy Hour, May 23

When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 6-8 pm
Where: Karaoke City, 22 West 32nd Street, 7th Floor

Come meet the co-chairs and other members of the Career Placement Committee during its kick-off happy hour.  We'd love to learn about you, your career goals, and what you would like to see from the CPC this year.  You can also learn about how the CPC brings prospective employers and employees together, as well as other resources available to members.  For more information, click here.

Inaugural Brown Bag Lunch Series with U.S. Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang, May 24

AABANY's Women's Committee is very excited to be launching its Brown Bag Lunch series with prominent Asian American women in law! Through these lunches we aim to create an intimate space that allows for open dialogue on real issues that Asian American women face in the legal community.  Our inaugural Brown Bag Lunch is with U.S. Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang, who was recently sworn in in the Southern District of New York.

Join us on May 24 at 12:30pm for a Brown Bag Lunch with Hon. Wang. Please RSVP here:  http://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1110416. Note that space is limited.

APA Heritage Month Celebration at NYS Attorney General’s Office, May 30

On behalf of Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood, you are cordially invited to a celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  We are delighted that the Asian American Bar Association of New York is co-sponsoring this event.  Our guest speaker will be Congresswoman Grace Meng. This event will be held on May 30th at 4:30 pm on the 16th floor of NYS Attorney General’s office at 28 Liberty St. (note new address).  Light refreshments will be served. Your RSVP to events@ag.ny.gov is required for access to the building.  Please RSVP no later than May 25th.

Join AABANY for the 2018 Judges’ Reception, May 31

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, AABANY's Judiciary Committee present a Judges Reception honoring our newly inducted, elevated, and retiring judges:

Hon. George Chew
Hon. Randall T. Eng
Hon. Laurie Lau
Hon. Anil Singh
Hon. Sanket Bulsara
Hon. Phillip Hom
Hon. Jeffrey Oing
Hon. Richard Tsai
Hon. Ona T. Wang

Please rsvp by May 23.  For more information and to rsvp, go to https://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1099497

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

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.

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.

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.


Highlights: Week of May 14

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 22:  AABANY co-sponsors: An Evening of Celebration of Asian Americans in Public Service.  For more information, click here.
  • May 22: AABANY Co-sponsors: Special Advance Screening of "The Chinese Exclusion Act."  For more information, click here.
  • May 23: Monthly Membership Happy Hour.  For more information, click here.
  • May 24: AABANY Women's Committee Presents: Inaugural Brown Bag Lunch with Judge Ona T. Wang.  For more information, click here.
  • May 31: AABANY Presents: The 2018 Judges' Reception. For more information, click here.
  • May 31: AABANY Co-sponsors: 22 Lewd Chinese Women Trial Reenactment.  For more information, click here.
  • June 4: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Fred Korematsu and His Fight for Justice.  For more information, click here.
  • June 7: Prosecutors’ and Government Service & Public Interest Committees Late Spring Cocktail Mixer.  For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • May 24: NYCLA Annual Meeting and Induction of Officers and Directors.  For more information, click here.
  • June 1: SAVE THE DATE: 21st Annual Gala of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey.  For more information, click here.
  • June 4: Sexual Harassment & the Law: A Call to Action for Lawyers in the Era of #MeToo.  For more information, click here.
  • June 8: NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference.  For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Staff Attorneys, Housing Unit (4), Manhattan Legal Services
  • Director of the Homeowner Defense Project, Staten Island Legal Services
  • Staff Attorney, Consumer and Foreclosure, Mobilization for Justice, NYC
  • Hearing Officer, OATH, 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.