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AABANY Announcements June 4, 2018

In this edition

  1. AABANY Presents: Mentorship Program Kick-Off Meeting, June 6
  2. Prosecutors’ and Government Service & Public Interest Committees Late Spring Cocktail Mixer, June 7
  3. NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference, June 8
  4. Save the Date: AABANY 9th Annual Fall Conference
  5. The AABANY Advocate is Looking for Writers!
  6. Highlights:
  7. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  8. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  9. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  10. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  11. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  12. NAPABA News
  13. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  14. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  15. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  16. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  17. Fellowship Announcements
  18. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  19. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY Presents: Mentorship Program Kick-Off Meeting, June 6

The AABANY Mentorship Program 2018 is (excitedly) hosting its Kick-Off event on June 6, 2018 at the offices of Baker McKenzie from 6pm to 8pm. We will have Gabrielle Lyse Brown, Executive Director, Diversity and Inclusion, New York City Bar Association joining us to provide some tips and tricks on how to get the most out of this Program. Please come join your fellow mentors and mentees for an evening of networking, conversation and support. 

Registration is now closed. To get on the wait-list, contact Margaret Langston at [email protected]

Prosecutors’ and Government Service & Public Interest Committees Late Spring Cocktail Mixer, June 7

Please join the Government Service Public Interest Committee and the Prosecutors Committee on June 7, 2018 (Thursday) as we welcome the summer interns from our respective offices. We will be meeting from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Legends, 6 West 33rd Street, private mezzanine level. Free appetizers and hors d’oeuvres with cash bar.

Register by June 5 at https://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1112316

NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference, June 8

From our friends at CAPABA:

The Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association (CAPABA) is pleased to host the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) 2018 Northeast Regional Conference. The Northeast Regional Conference brings together Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and individuals interested in Asian Pacific American legal issues throughout the Northeast Region and other regions in the United States. Conference attendees participate in Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs that will address recent developments in a variety of practice areas. The Conference also features esteemed luncheon and dinner keynote speakers, and a host of networking opportunities for its attendees.

For more details go to http://capaba.org/northeast-regional-conference/

 

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 [email protected] with a brief introduction or statement of interest and a short writing sample.


Highlights: May 22, 30, 31

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 [email protected] 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 [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:

  • 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

  • June 4: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Fred Korematsu and His Fight for Justice.  For more information, click here.
  • June 5: AABANY co-sponsors: Life on the Bench.  For more information, click here.
  • June 6: AABANY Presents: Mentorship Program Kick-Off Meeting.  For more information, click here.
  • June 7: Prosecutors’ and Government Service & Public Interest Committees Late Spring Cocktail Mixer.  For more information, click here.
  • June 8: NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference.  For more information, click here.
  • June 12: Labor and Employment Law Committee Kickoff Reception.  For more information, click here.
  • June 13: Litigation Committee Kickoff Meeting. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • June 4: Sexual Harassment & the Law: A Call to Action for Lawyers in the Era of #MeToo.  For more information, click here.
  • June 21: KALAGNY's 32nd Anniversary Gala: Stepping into the Spotlight: Our Story, Our Time. For more information, click here

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Corporate Associate, Nixon Peabody LLP, NYC
  • Civil Practice Supervising Attorney - Immigration Law Unit, Legal Aid Society, NYC
  • Consumer Justice Paralegal, Urban Justice Center, NYC
  • Director of Immigration Advocacy Project, Queens Legal Services
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.