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AABANY Announcements June 25, 2018

In this edition

  1. Congratulations to Hon. Lillian Wan, First APA Woman Judge on New York Court of Claims
  2. Congratulations to Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan
  3. Get to Know Hon. Peter Tom and Hon. Randall T. Eng
  4. AALFNY/AABANY Summer Reception, June 28
  5. NAPABA Voter Eligibility
  6. Highlights: June 12, 20, and 21
  7. Save the Date: AABANY 9th Annual Fall Conference
  8. The AABANY Advocate is Looking for Writers!
  9. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  10. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  11. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  12. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  13. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  14. NAPABA News
  15. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  16. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  17. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  18. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  19. Fellowship Announcements
  20. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  22. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center
 

Congratulations to Hon. Lillian Wan, First APA Woman Judge on New York Court of Claims

NEW YORK - June 25, 2018- The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) congratulates the Honorable Lillian Wan on being confirmed by the New York State Senate on June 20, 2018, to sit as a judge on the New York Court of Claims, where she will rule on cases involving claims against the state or its agencies. As Senator Jesse Hamilton (D-Brooklyn) stated at the confirmation, Judge Wan will be “making history” by serving as the first Asian American woman on the Court of Claims. 

To read the full press release, please click here

Congratulations to Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan

Justice Doris Ling-Cohan, Appellate Term, First Department received the Ally Award from NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch’s LGBTQ Committee at NAACP’s LGBTQ Pride Ceremony, on June 20, 2018, which was held at Our Children’s Foundation on West 125th Street. The Committee recognized Justice Ling-Cohan, a lifetime member of the NAACP, for her outstanding public service and devotion to the interests of the community. Among this year’s other honorees was Alphonso B. David, Counsel to the Governor (who was honored by AABANY at the 2018 Annual Dinner). Pictured in the photo with Justice Ling-Cohan is Dr. Hazel N. Dukes, President of the NAACP New York State Conference and a member of the NAACP National Board of Directors, a member of the NAACP Executive Committee and an active member of various NAACP board sub-committees. 

Please join us in congratulating Justice Ling-Cohan on this well-deserved recognition and honor.

 

 

Get to Know Hon. Peter Tom and Hon. Randall T. Eng

Thanks to the Historical Society for New York Courts for sharing with AABANY videos of interviews from March 2017 of esteemed Appellate Division Justices Hon. Peter Tom and Hon. Randall T. Eng. To see the video for Justice Tom click here. To see the video for Justice Eng (ret.) click here.

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.

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

Registration has been extended to June 26. Register now at https://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1099660 

 NAPABA Voter Eligibility: July 1 Affiliate Membership Activation & Direct Member Renewal

 

To be eligible to vote in this year’s elections, you must be a current direct NAPABA member OR activate your NAPABA affiliate membership online by July 1.
If you are a member of a NAPABA affiliate, you should have received information from your affiliate about how to activate your NAPABA affiliate membership on the NAPABA website using an affiliate code. Being an active affiliate member is not sufficient for voting purposes. You must activate your NAPABA affiliate membership.

  • For more information about these membership changes click here.
  • To review our Membership FAQs Sheet click here.

For directions on how to activate your NAPABA affiliate membership, please contact Margaret Langston at [email protected]

Highlights: June 12, 20, and 21

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.


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 28: AALFNY/AABANY Summer Reception. For more information, click here
  • July 10: AABANY Board Meeting. For more information, click here
  • July 11: Diversity Tax Day. For more information, click here
  • July 11: Monthly Pro Bono Clinic. For more information, click here
  • July 18: Monthly Membership Happy Hour. For more information, click here

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • June 26: Public Service Roundtable with NYPD Inspector General Philip K. Eure. For more information, click here
  • June 28: SABA 2018 Annual Conference. For more information, click here

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Staff Attorney - Family Law Project, Sanctuary for Families, NYC 
  • Professional Liability Attorney, Rivkin Radler LLP, Hackensack, NJ 
  • Criminal Defense Practice Temporary Staff Attorney - IDV, Legal Aid Society, NYC
  • Staff Attorney - Housing Rights Project, Queens Legal Services, 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.