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AABANY Announcements June 18, 2018

In this edition

  1. AALFNY/AABANY Summer Reception, June 28  
  2. AALFNY Announces Community Services Award Recipients
  3. Thanks to All Volunteers at our June 13 Pro Bono Clinic
  4. How to Become an Elected Judge, June 20 
  5. Women’s Committee Breakfast with Marianne Chow, June 20 
  6. Monthly Membership Happy Hour, June 20 
  7. Save the Date: AABANY 9th Annual Fall Conference
  8. The AABANY Advocate is Looking for Writers!
  9. Highlight: 11th Annual Summer Soiree
  10. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  11. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  12. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  13. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  14. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  15. NAPABA News
  16. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  17. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  18. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  19. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  20. Fellowship Announcements
  21. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  22. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  23. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AALFNY/AABANY Summer Reception

Please join us for the AALFNY/AABANY Summer Reception on Thursday June 28, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm.  We are honored to have as a guest speaker Hon. Toko Serita.  Judge Serita is a NYS Acting Supreme Court justice who presides over three problem-solving courts in Queens County Criminal court—a drug court, a mental health recovery court, and the Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Court.  Judge Serita is a leading judicial expert on human trafficking and will share her experiences and successes in setting up trafficking intervention courts. The reception will be held at the offices of Paul Hastings, 200 Park Avenue, NYC.  The Asian American Law Fund of NY is a pro bono client of White & Case.

Register by June 21 at https://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1099660

AALFNY Announces Community Service Award Recipients 

Media release from the Asian American Law Fund of New York: 

The Asian American Law Fund of New York will hold its 2018 Summer Reception on June 28, 2018 hosted by a leading international law firm, Paul Hastings, LLP at its offices at 200 Park Avenue. Featured speaker will be the Honorable Toko Serita, who presides over the unique & innovative Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Courtroom, the oldest and largest court in New York dedicated to serving trafficking victims and survivors. Justice Serita and this impactful court are subjects of a new documentary entitled “Blowin’ Up”. 

The Summer Reception will also recognize three outstanding law student recipients of the Fund’s scholarship program: Henna Kaushal, Corinne Merdegia & Nishat Bella Tabassum. Over 50 law students have received stipends from the Fund since the program was initiated in 1997. 

Read more here

Thanks to All Volunteers at our June 13 Pro Bono Clinic

On Wednesday, June 13, at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce office at Confucius Plaza, the following attorneys and interpreters assisted 30 clients: 

Attorneys

  • Cary Chan
  • Francis Chin
  • Kelly N. Diep
  • Kathleen Fong
  • Yin Huang
  • Leah Gail Ko
  • Lisa Lee
  • Jayashree Mitra
  • Eric Yoon Suh
  • Cheryl Wang
  • Shengyang Wu 
  • Rachel Yoo

Interpreters

  • Wei Li
  • Amy Lin
  • Kenny Moy
  • Teresa Wai Yee Yeung
  • Fiona Yuchen Zheng 

We would like to sincerely thank all the volunteers and Co-Chairs for offering advice, assistance, and care to each and every client. We would also like to thank the Pro Bono and Community Service Committee Co-Chairs Asako Aiba, Judy Lee, Karen Yau, and Pauline Yeung-Ha for coordinating these monthly clinics and providing their expertise. They were assisted by volunteer Taiyee Chien. 

The Pro Bono Clinics are held every second Wednesday of the month, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, and the next clinic will be held on July 11. For more information on the clinics or to volunteer as an attorney or interpreter, please contact the committee Co-Chair Asako Aiba at asako.aiba@aabany.org

How to Become an Elected Judge, June 20

Please join AABANY for a Q&A panel presentation on how to become an elected Civil and Supreme Court Judge. Among the different kinds of judgeship in New York, becoming an elected judge presents one significant advantage over others: it is the only path to appointment to the four Appellate Divisions, which can take you to the Court of Appeals. This presentation, comprised of a panel of elected Civil Court Judges and a political consultant specializing in local judicial politics, will provide a road map of sorts to know what to do (and who to know) to becoming an elected judge. 

Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, from 6:30 - 8:00pm
Panelists:
Hon. Anthony Cannataro, NYS Supreme Court
Hon. Judy Kim, NYC Civil Court
Suzanne Jacobson, Political Consultant
Moderator: John Z. Wang

Register by June 18 at https://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1118580

Women's Committee Breakfast with Marianne Chow, June 20

 
The Women's Committee is hosting a breakfast with Marianne Chow, who serves on AABANY's Board of Directors, on June 20 at 8am at Urbanspace Vanderbilt (Helmsley Building, 230 Park Avenue)! Marianne is a counsel at the Hearst Corporation having previously worked at a firm. She helped launch AABANY's Leadership Development Program and was previously a co-chair of the Women's Committee. 
 
Join us on June 20 at 8am at Urbanspace (we will be at the tables in front of Roberta's Pizza)! Register by June 18 at https://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1118385

Monthly Membership Happy Hour, June 20

Come out to June’s Monthly Membership Happy Hour to meet and learn more about the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee! Get to know other members and connect over drinks at Ichi Cellar on Wednesday, June 20th. 

Whether or not you are a member of AABANY or a member of the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee or any AABANY Committee come out and meet other AABANY members and leaders for AABANY's second Monthly Membership Happy Hour, brought to you by the AABANY Membership Committee.

Register by June 18 at https://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1120062

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.


Highlight: 11th Annual Summer Soiree

On Wednesday, June 13th, AABANY held its annual Summer Soiree, formerly known as the Wine Tasting and Networking Reception, at the Waterfall Mansion and Gallery on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The In-House Counsel Committee and the Corporate Law Committee co-organized this event, where senior in-house lawyers and senior law firm attorneys and partners networked  with one another, as they enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, an abundant selection of drinks, and the beautiful artworks displayed at the Gallery. 

Read more here

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

  • June 19: Representing an IRC 1031 Exchange Client Panel. For more information, click here
  • June 20: How to Become an Elected Judge Q&A Panel. For more information, click here
  • June 20: Women's Committee Breakfast with Marianne Chow. For more information, click here
  • June 20: Monthly Membership Happy Hour. For more information, click here
  • June 28: AALFNY/AABANY Summer Reception. For more information, click here

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • June 19: FALA New York's Annual Dinner. 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
  • June 28: SABA 2018 Annual Conference. For more information, click here

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Tenant Rights Coalition Supervising Attorney, Bronx Legal Services, NYC
  • M&A Attorney - Business Development Legal Team, Pratt & Whitney, Hartford 
  • Civil Practice Staff Attorney - H/ARP, Legal Aid Society, NYC
  • Chinese-Speaking Law Firm Paralegal, Troy Law PLLC, 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.