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  1. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Writing Workshop for Litigators, October 25
  2. Volunteer with AALDEF to Protect Asian American Voting Rights
  3. AABANY Judiciary Committee Meeting, October 23
  4. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Potential Careers in Immigration Law Practice, October 24
  5. Seeking Volunteers for the 2018 Thomas Tang Northeast Regional Moot Court Competition
  6. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  7. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  8. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  9. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  10. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  11. NAPABA News
  12. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  13. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  14. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  15. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  16. Fellowship Announcements
  17. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  18. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  19. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY Co-Sponsors: Writing Workshop for Litigators, October 25 

On Thursday, October 25, join KALAGNY and a distinguished panel at Fordham Law School for a workshop and discussion aimed at developing critical writing skills for practicing litigators. After a short reception (starting at 6:30 p.m.), participants will take a guided tour of the packet materials before concluding with a panel discussion featuring three important perspectives. Topics will include common pitfalls and helpful tips for composing your briefs, memos, letters, e-mails, and much more! Read more here.

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.

AABANY Judiciary Committee Meeting, October 23

The AABANY Judiciary Committee seeks to promote diversity on the bench. The committee members meet to discuss upcoming events, the judicial pipeline, and future events/programming. All members who are interested in getting involved are welcome to attend and learn more about what we do, and what you can do to help us in achieving a diverse and inclusive judiciary. AABANY members who are interested in judgeships are strongly encouraged to attend our meetings. Finally, if you are interested in serving on AABANY's Vetting Subcommittee, please join us for our committee meeting and bring your resume. To register, click here.

AABANY Co-Sponsors: Potential Careers in Immigration Law Practice, October 24

Presented by:
The Immigration Committee, Student Outreach Committee, and Academic Committee and Brooklyn Law School APALSA:

Wednesday, October 24th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Brooklyn Law School
Subotnick Center, 10th floor
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY

More information about speakers to come. To check for updates, click here.

Seeking Volunteers for the 2018 Thomas Tang Northeast Regional Moot Court Competition

The 2018 Thomas Tang Northeast Regional Moot Court Competition will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018, from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the United States Court of International Trade, One Federal Plaza, New York, New York.  Student teams from law schools in the Northeast Region will present their arguments before a panel of judges.  Winners of the regional rounds will advance to the finals, where they will compete against schools from all over the country.

Administered by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Law Foundation, this competition provides a unique and memorable experience for student appellate advocates.  The event allows law students to showcase their writing and oral advocacy skills, and also to compete for scholarships totaling $10,000.  The competition is named in honor of Judge Thomas Tang, who served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1977 until his passing in 1995.  For more information and to register for the competition, please visit https://www.napabalawfoundation.org/ttmc-regional/.   

The event seeks volunteers for grading briefs and for day-of.  Brief graders will review and score briefs submitted by the student teams before the competition, and the time commitment is flexible.  Day-of volunteers are welcome to assist for either part of the event or the entire day, and will serve as bailiffs or judges for the oral argument rounds.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Zoe Wong, the Northeast Regional Coordinator, at ThomasTangMootCourtNE@gmail.com.

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 here. 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. Emailmain@aabany.orgif 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 toresume@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 atcareers@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 2018 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

  • October 16: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Information Session on Going In-House at AmEx. For more information, click here.
  • October 16: AABANY Presents: NYU APALSA Resume Workshop. For more information, click here.
  • October 17: Monthly Membership Happy Hour. For more information, click here.
  • October 17: Academic Committee General Meeting. For more information, click here.
  • October 22: AABANY Presents: Disney Lawyers of Color: Career Information Session
  • October 23: AABANY Judiciary Committee Meeting

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • October 19: 2018 Thomas Tang Northeast Regional Moot Court Competition. For more information, click here.
  • October 22: After TPP: Asia and the Pacific Alliance. For more information, click here.
  • October 24: Careers with the New York State Office of the Attorney General. For more information, click here.
  • October 25: LGBT Asian American/ South Asian Attorney Networking Reception. For more information, click here.
  • October 27: 9th Annual Yellowjackets Invitational. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

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.