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AABANY Announcements: December 3, 2018

In This Edition

  1. Nominations Due December 11 for AABANY 2019 Elections
  2. Join AABANY’s Academic Committee for Holiday Lunch, Dec. 12
  3. Capacity is Full for AABANY Holiday Party, Dec. 13
  4. Congratulations to Chris Kwok
  5. AABANY Co-hosts: Asians Afterwork Holiday Mixer at Yoon, Dec. 12
  6. Law Student Group Rate Available until Dec. 3
  7. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  8. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  9. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  10. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  11. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  12. NAPABA News
  13. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  14. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  15. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  16. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  17. Fellowship Announcements
  18. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  19. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Nominations Due December 11 for AABANY 2019 Elections

AABANY's Annual Meeting is taking place on Feb. 13, 2019. We hope to see you there! At our Annual Meeting, elections will be conducted to elect several Board Directors and 7 AABANY Officers for the coming year. The Officer positions include:

President-Elect,
Vice President of Programs and Operations - 2 Positions,
Director of Development,
Treasurer,
Secretary, and
Membership Director.

The Nominations Committee welcomes applications to fill the vacancies immediately. The Nominations Committee will select a slate of candidates to be included on a ballot form that will be sent out to the membership a month before the Annual Meeting. The Nominations Committee plans to interview candidates during the week of December 17.

You may submit your nomination by regular mail, e-mail, or fax by December 11, 2018 at 5:30 P.M.

For full details go to https://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1170849


Join AABANY’s Academic Committee for Holiday Lunch, Dec. 12

Are you a Crazy not-so-Rich Asian Professor (or would like to be)? Join the Academic Committee and celebrate the holidays as Nick and Rachel would have at Tea and Sympathy in Greenwich Village, 108 Greenwich Avenue. Free with AABANY membership (if not a member, join here). RSVP and confirmation is required, register/rsvp here. Seating is limited. All guests must arrive promptly at 12:30 PM for the whole party to be seated.

Capacity is Full for AABANY Holiday Party, Dec. 13

Capacity has been reached for the AABANY Holiday Party taking place on December 13 at rent24. If you wish to register for the waitlist go to https://www.aabany.org/events/JoinWaitlist.aspx?id=1173162. If space opens up, preference will be given to AABANY members to fill any open slots.

Congratulations to Chris Kwok

Congratulations to Chris Kwok, Director on AABANY’s Board and Chair of the Issues Committee and Co-Chair of the Asia Practice Committee, on being published in the New York Law Journal. Below is a quote from his article, which can be accessed by clicking the link here. Please note that to read the entire article, you must have a New York Law Journal subscription.

Given the historical exclusion of minorities from the legal profession, the lack of diversity in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is not surprising. The diversity and inclusion issue is magnified by the unique features of the ADR field. Neutrals with diverse backgrounds can help administer justice in today’s increasingly diverse society, as they are a reflection of the people they serve. Of course, mere diversity is not enough; the meaningful inclusion of those diverse candidates in the industry is the next chapter of the ADR story.

AABANY Co-hosts: Asians Afterwork Holiday Mixer at Yoon, Dec. 12

AABANY is pleased to extend an invitation from Asian Ivy and Asians Afterwork to Yoon NYC for a happy hour! Enjoy complimentary open bar and join us to mix and mingle with NYC's Asian community. Please register by going to https://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1176416

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.

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

  • December 4: NAPABA Webinar: Fires to the Left, Floods to the Right.  For more information, click here.
  • December 11: Call For AABANY Board Nominations: Open Meeting. For more information, click here.
  • December 12: Monthly Pro Bono Clinic. For more information, click here.
  • December 12: Academic Committee Holiday Lunch.  For more information, click here.
  • December 12: AABANY Co-hosts: Asians Afterwork Holiday Mixer at Yoon.  For more information, click here.
  • December 13: AABANY Holiday Party.  For more information, click here.
  • December 18: AABANY Presents: Prosecutors' Committee's 10th Anniversary Reception. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • December 4: Asia Society Presents: The Future of India: Perspectives From a Younger Generation.  For more information, click here.
  • December 10: Network of Bar Leaders End of Year Sushi Party.  For more information, click here.
  • December 11: Diversity & the Multigenerational Workplace: Exploring the Importance of Intergenerational Dialogue. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Assistant Attorney General, New York State Office of the Attorney General, NYC
  • Assistant Attorney General – Education Litigation Section, New York State Office of the Attorney General, NYC
  • Deputy Attorney General 2, Department of Law and Public Safety, Trenton NJ
  • Senior Staff Attorney - ACLU-NJ
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.