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AABANY Announcements: November 5, 2018

In This Edition

  1. Seeking Volunteer Interpreters for AABANY's Pro Bono Legal Advice Clinic on November 14th
  2. AABANY Presents: A Discussion about Leading Edge Issues in Asia Practice, Nov. 14
  3. Don H. Liu Scholars Program 2019: Applications Now Open
  4. Law Student Group Rate Available until Dec. 3
  5. Volunteer with AALDEF to Protect Asian American Voting Rights
  6. Fall Conference 2018 Photos Now Available
  7. Asia Society Screening: "Daughters of Destiny" - Free tickets
  8. AABANY In the News (2018)
  9. Highlight: Oct. 30
  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

Seeking Volunteer Interpreters for AABANY's Pro Bono Legal Advice Clinic on November 14th

The AABANY Legal Advice Clinic offers members the opportunity to volunteer and provide valuable advice to community members. We are seeking volunteers for our next clinic on November 14th, 2018. 

We need a volunteer interpreter (Mandarin & Cantonese) for the community presentation of Housing Rights, conducted by Mr. Jonathan Hernandez. If you are a Mandarin/Cantonese speaker and available by 5:45 PM on November 14th, please contact Asako at Asako.Aiba@aabany.org.

If you plan to volunteer at the clinic, please email the Volunteer Coordinator, Asako, to register by the end of Tuesday, November 13th. We need a headcount for seating arrangements, ordering dinner and checking your membership status for professional liability insurance coverage. Your advance registration will be essential for our smooth clinic operation. Please do NOT depend on your friends/colleagues to register for you.

The legal advice clinic will be held at Chinese Chamber of Commerce of NY, Inc., 3 Bowery Street, New York, NY 10002 (NOT 33 Bowery Street).

If you have any questions, please contact Asako at Asako.Aiba@aabany.org.
We look forward to seeing you at the clinic!

AABANY Presents: A Discussion about Leading Edge Issues in Asia Practice, Nov. 14

Please join us and our legal experts for a roundtable discussion about leading issues facing Chinese companies doing business in the USA.  Discussion will explore China-US trade war and new restrictions on Chinese outbound investment into US technology companies.  Roundtable will feature Professor Li’s recent academic research on how Chinese companies react to the host country's law and preferences expressed by Chinese companies in selecting US lawyers.

  • China Outbound Direct Investment: CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States) scrutiny and new FIRRMA (Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act) pilot program
  •  Cross-border M&A
  • Cross-border disputes - venue; discovery; enforcement; dispute resolution
  • China’s capital control (optional)

Date: November 14 (Wednesday), 2018 
Place: JAMS, 620 8th Ave (New York Times Building), 34th Floor, New York, New York
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm, refreshments served

 

For more information and to register, visit https://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1161082

Don H. Liu Scholars Program 2019: Applications Now Open

Applications may now be submitted for the 2019 Don H. Liu Scholars Program. The Program was founded in 2014 by two past presidents of the Asian American Bar Association of New York.  The Program seeks to identify and cultivate future Asian American leaders in the legal community to address the single most important reality facing Asian American professionals today – the barrier to advancement.

This year, the Selection Committee will select up to 3 scholars.  Each scholar will be awarded $15,000 and have access to prominent mentors, including Don H. Liu, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of Target Corporation.   Additionally, scholars will have assistance in securing summer internships. Details and more information about the Program can be found here: http://www.donhliuscholars.org/ and on the Don H. Liu Scholars Program 2017 Annual Report.

Application materials are due on November 23, 2018

Read more here.


Law Student Group Rate Available until Dec. 3

AABANY’s Student Outreach Committee is excited to launch a group membership rate for law students at local Asian Pacific American Law Student Associations (APALSAs). For a group rate of $150, AABANY will offer up to 20 APALSA members free one-year memberships. This group rate covers all AABANY events, including  CLE and non-CLE programs, networking events, AABANY’s Mentorship Program and AABANY’s Annual Fall Conference.

Please note that the current group rate covers up to 20 law students per law school. If the APALSA will have more than 20 participants, please reach out to Student Outreach Committee Co-Chair Edwin Kim (edwin.kim@aabany.org) to discuss pricing options for groups larger than 20. 

This group rate represents a huge discount given that the regular rate for law students is $15 per person. For APALSA members who are already dues-paying members, participation in this group rate will extend current memberships by another year. If you are a member of an APALSA at a New York area law school and interested in participating, please have one representative from your APALSA reach out to Edwin Kim (edwin.kim@aabany.org) for further instructions.

This law student group rate offer will remain in effect until Monday, Dec. 3.

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.

AALDEF needs your help. In 2016, AALDEF's 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). The New York training are co-sponsored by AABANY. See Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar for more details.  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.

Fall Conference 2018 Photos Now Available


AABANY’s Facebook page has been updated with three albums from the 2018 Fall Conference. They can be found here: Fall Conference 2018 part 1part 2, and part 3. Thanks to the volunteers, Angela Zhang, Sarah Lu and Laura Tsang, for taking the photos, and thanks once again to everyone who took part in the Fall Conference.

Asia Society Screening: "Daughters of Destiny" - Free tickets

The Asia Society has generously agreed to set aside a number of free tickets to their event on Daughters of Destiny for AABANY members. This offer is extended to both AABANY and SABANY members. 

Join the Asia Society for a special screening of the four-part documentary on Netflix, Daughters of Destiny and conversation with Shanti Bhavan Founder, Principal Dr. Abraham George, and Director of Operations Ajit George. Their conversation will help attendees better understand how their team is empowering children from India's lowest socioeconomic class to create transformative change for their families and communities.

Daughters of Destiny chronicles the lives of five girls over a seven-year period as they navigate two very different worlds — that of the poverty and prejudice into which they were born, and the other of opportunity through Shanti Bhavan. Shanti Bhavan is a residential school for children from India’s lowest socioeconomic class, which strives to break the cycle of poverty for India’s most disenfranchised children by providing them a holistic education by supporting them from the first day of school to their first day of work. Daughters of Destiny emerges as one of the most complex narratives about poverty, hope, and destiny.

To sign up for free tickets visit the website here.

AABANY In the News (2018)

AABANY, its members and friends were featured in the news during the past year and those articles can be found here: https://www.aabany.org/page/790


Congratulations to the people, events or programs featured in the news! If you or someone you know from AABANY was featured in the news this past year and is not on the page, please let us know at main@aabany.org. Thank you!

Highlight: Oct. 30




On Tuesday, October 30, AABANY’s Real Estate Committee hosted the CLE and networking event entitled “Due Diligence and Residential Real Estate Contracts.” Over 25 attorneys attended the program at Flushing Bank’s branch located at 164-20 Northern Boulevard, in Flushing.

AABANY’s Real Estate Committee co-chair Margaret Ling and Robert Moy, partner at Forchelli Deegan Terana LLP, spoke on best practices for conducting due diligence in real estate transactions. They gave insightful advice on minimizing liability for attorneys and realtors, based on their experience and years of practice.

 We thank Flushing Bank and its staff for hosting the CLE panel for the evening. Attendees received 1 CLE credit in the Areas of Ethics. Thanks also to the speakers and all the attendees.

 

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 

The Council of Urban Professionals is looking for early-mid career professionals of color to apply to their CUP Fellows Program. For more information, read our blog post here. Click here to apply.

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


  • November 5: AABANY Co-Sponsors: KALAGNY's 2nd Annual Veterans and Military Networking Event. For more information, click here.
  • November 8-11: 2018 NAPABA Convention. For more information, click here
  • November 9: NAPABA After Party. For more information, click here
  • November 14: Monthly Pro Bono Clinic. For more information, click here.
  • November 14: AABANY Presents: A Discussion about Leading Edge Issues in Asia Practice. For more information, click here.
  • November 14: AABANY Co-sponsors: Green Light Go - Title Insurance Clearing Before Closing. For more information, click here.
  • November 15: AABANY YLC Fundraiser at SWERVE for the Asian American Law Fund of New York. For more information, click here.
  • November 19: Committee Co-Chairs Meeting. For more information, click here.
  • November 19: Becoming a Committee Co-Chair – Information Session. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • November 5: Doing Business in Korea Program: What Your Client and You Need to Know.  For more information, click here.
  • November 7: Doing Business in Korea Program: What Your Client and You Need to Know.  For more information, click here.
  • November 8: Pilots, Plans, & Promises: Is Desegregation Possible in NYC Schools? For more information, click here.
  • December 1: New York City Bar Presents: How to Become a Judge. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Senior Staff Attorney, The Sikh Coalition, New York, NY
  • Managing Director, Center for Legal Services, White Plains, NY
  • Legislative Counsel, Office of Council Member Ben Kallos, New York, NY
  • Public Benefits Supervising Attorney, Manhattan Legal Services NYC, NY
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.