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AABANY Announcements August 6, 2018

In this edition

  1. Fall Conference 2018: Registration Now Open
  2. NAPIPA Fifth Annual Scholarship Banquet, September 21 
  3. NAPIPA & C.C. Yin Scholarships for Justice Applications Open
  4. Join AABANY and SABANY for Indian Chinese Food on Aug. 9
  5. August 15: Monthly Membership Happy Hour
  6. August 15: Screening of "Crazy Rich Asians" 
  7. Highlights: July 31 and August 2
  8. In the News: Eric Huang Represents Group Challenging Exemption from Minimum Educational Standards
  9. Call for Nominations: NAPABA NE Regional Governor and Alternate
  10. Volunteer with AALDEF to Protect Asian American Voting Rights 
  11. The AABANY Advocate is Looking for Writers!
  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
 

Fall Conference 2018: Registration Now Open

Registration has now opened for the 2018 Fall Conference, taking place on Saturday, September 22, at Fordham Law School. Early bird rates are in effect until September 7. Register now and save! For more details, go to http://bit.ly/fallconf18reg

 

AABANY is pleased to announce that the website for the 2018 Fall Conference, taking place on Saturday, September 22, at Fordham University School of Law, has launched. Visit the website at conference2018.aabany.org.


Note that this website is still under construction and will be regularly updated so check back often for the latest information. If you have any questions, contact   
fall.conference@aabany.org.

We hope to see you at our 2018 Fall Conference.

 
 

 

AABANY Co-Sponsors: NAPIPA Fifth Annual Scholarship Banquet 

AABANY will be co-sponsoring NAPIPA's Fifth Annual Scholarship Banquet, which will be held on September 21, 2018, at Golden Unicorn. The banquet will feature two distinguished honorees and speakers, Preet Bharara, former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Grace Meng, member of the United States House of Representatives for New York State’s 6th Congressional District. 

For more information on the event, registration, or sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.napipa.org. All proceeds from the banquet will go toward APA law students who are interested in pursuing careers in law enforcement.

 

NAPIPA & C.C. Yin Scholarships for Justice Applications Open

The National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors Association (NAPIPA) is proud to announce that the NAPIPA & C.C. Yin Scholarships for Justice will be awarded once again this year. The Scholarship is named in honor of distinguished Asian / Pacific Islander (API) community leader and entrepreneur C.C. Yin. It is intended to encourage law students who share NAPIPA’s mission and goals into pursuing careers in prosecution and continuing to help the API community.

This year, NAPIPA will award a Kaplan Bar Review course and a cash scholarship ranging from $500 to $1000 to each of three (3) law students. 

For more information on how to apply, please visit our blog post here

Join AABANY and SABANY for Indian Chinese Food on Aug. 9

Join SABANY and AABANY for our second annual mixer! Members of each bar will meet and mingle over delicious Indian Chinese cuisine, from China to India to Williamsburg and now in Manhattan, courtesy of the Chinese Club (est. 1914): http://thechineseclubnyc.com/
If you missed the original SABANY/AABANY mixer at the Chinese Club, read more about it here

Price: $36 per person (includes food, tax, tips, beer)
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Location: Desiwala Chinese - Chinese Club NYC102 Lexington Ave (Corner of 27th Street)

Please register for this event to receive payment instructions. Registration will be confirmed after the payment has been processed.

August 15: Monthly Membership Happy Hour

Join us at August's Monthly Membership Happy Hour to meet and learn more about AABANY's Young Lawyers, IP, and Asia Practice Committees! Whether or not you are an AABANY member, a member of the two featured committees, or any AABANY committee, come out and meet other AABANY members and leaders for our third Monthly Membership Happy Hour, brought to you by the AABANY Membership Committee. 

Location: Ainsworth Midtown, 45 E 33rd Street
Time: 6pm - 8pm 

Please register here by August 13th. 

August 15: Screening of "Crazy Rich Asians"

AABANY is pleased to join the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) in support of our local Cinemart Cinemas to watch "Crazy Rich Asians," based on the Best-Selling Novel by Kevin Kwan. 

Time:
Wednesday, 8/15/2018, 8pm showing ( various showtimes beforehand)

Location: Cinemart Cinemas, 106-03 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, New York, 11375

Showtimes / advance tickets: https://www.cinemartcinemas.com/Now-Playing/crazy-rich-asians.html

 

Come out to support the 1st major motion picture featuring an all Asian cast in 25 years (since Joy Luck Club).  Built in 1925, the Queens Historical Society gives the Cinemart the distinction of being the oldest continuously operated independent theatre in the borough.  Come out to support your local independent movie theatre right in Forest Hills!

Gatherings before the film will take place next door at Theater Cafe (106-05 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375on WednesdayThursday, and Friday evenings before the 8pm show. Meet and mingle with other members of the community. For more info email: FHAA11375@gmail.com

PRINT FREE POPCORN COUPON AT: Facebook.com/FHAA11375  or Facebook.com/groups/FHABCCCAlimited to one per ticket purchase. Good for any showing for Crazy Rich Asians only (except Tuesdays). 

We look forward to seeing you at the movies!

Highlights: July 31 and August 2

In the News: Eric Huang Represents Group Challenging Exemption from Minimum Educational Standards 

A carve-out in a state law passed this year as an amendment to the state education budget that exempts ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools from meeting minimum educational standards violates the establishment clause of the Constitution, an advocacy group alleges in a suit filed on Monday.

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, representing the Young Advocates for Fair Education (YAFFED) group, which advocates for improving educational curricula in ultra-Orthodox schools, alleges in a suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York that the amendment effectively creates a “dual oversight” regime for yeshivas and for nonpublic schools in New York, which are required to give instruction that is “substantially equivalent” of that provided to public schools students.

Quinn Emanuel partner Eric Huang, who was also present for the news conference, said his clients would consider filing a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop the law from taking effect. Quinn Emanuel is taking the case on a pro bono basis.

“If the law is allowed to stand it will stand in the way of progress,” Huang said.

To read more, please click hereWe send our best wishes to longtime AABANY member Eric Huang for a successful outcome in this important case.

Call for Nominations: NAPABA NE Regional Governor and Alternate 

Applications are being accepted for 2018-2020 NAPABA NE Regional Governor and 2018-2019 NAPABA NE Regional Governor Alternate starting Wednesday, July 25.  If you are interested in either or both positions, please submit your candidate statement and any supporting documents to Victor Diune (victor_diune@ml.com) and Rahat Babar (rahat.babar@gmail.com) with a cc to main@aabany.org by Friday, August 24, 2018, at 11:59 (ET).  

Volunteer with AALDEF to Protect Asian American Voting Rights 

In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote, including segregated “Asian” voting lines. When the news media reported on election results, Asian Americans were overlooked. In response, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) has conducted a non-partisan survey of Asian American voters to document Asian American voting patterns and document instances of anti-Asian voter disenfranchisement. AALDEF has monitored the elections for compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act, which mandates bilingual ballots and forbids anti-Asian voter discrimination.

We need your help.  In 2016, our volunteers surveyed 13,846 Asian American and Arab voters in 11 Asian languages at 55 cities about their voting encounters. Volunteers work in three hour shifts. There will be a one-hour training session for all volunteers in October (90 minutes for CLE credits).  All volunteers must be non-partisan during the time that they help. Complete the form at Volunteer Sign-Up Form.  Thank you!

For more information, contact: AALDEF Democracy Program Director Jerry Vattamala or Voting Rights Organizer Fiona Zhao at 800-966-5946 or votingrights@aaldef.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.

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:

  • AABANY Celebrates APA Heritage Month
  • Sponsor Spotlight: Waterfall Mansion and Gallery
  • Letter from the President
  • Here to Stay: the Asian American Immigrant Experience
  • AABANY Activity Report
  • AABANY's Leadership Development Program

 
 

This Week on WE Blog @AABANY

Fellowship Announcements

Manhattan Legal Services is seeking law students to sponsor for post-graduate legal fellowships such as Skadden and law school funded fellowships to commence in fall 2019. 

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

  • August 8: Monthly Pro Bono Clinic. For more information, click here
  • August 8: "A Whale of a Tale" Film Screening at Asia Society. For more information, click here
  • August 9: AABANY/SABANY 2018 Mixer. For more information, click here
  • August 14: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace. For more information, click here
  • August 15: August Monthly Membership Happy Hour. For more information, click here
  • August 15: Screening of "Crazy Rich Asians" in Forest Hills, Queens. For more information, click here

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • August 8: "Addressing Implicit Bias in the Workplace" Breakfast CLE with MBBA. For more information, click here

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Staff Attorney, Microenterprise Project, Volunteers of Legal Service, NYC
  • Staff Attorney, Elderly Project, Volunteers of Legal Service, Brooklyn, NYC 
  • Senior Staff Attorney - Insurance Defense NYC, The Hartford, NYC
  • Appellate Court Attorney, The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Third Judicial Department, 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.