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AABANY Announcements: December 17, 2018

In This Edition

  1. Save the Date: AABANY Annual Dinner, Feb. 27
  2. Volunteers Needed for the 2019 AABANY Annual Dinner
  3. Please Support AABANY's Pro Bono Clinic
  4. Volunteer with AABANY’s Young Lawyers Committee at Xavier Soup Kitchen, Jan. 6
  5. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  6. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  7. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  8. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  9. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  10. NAPABA News
  11. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  12. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  13. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  14. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  15. Fellowship Announcements
  16. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  17. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  18. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Save the Date: AABANY Annual Dinner, Feb. 27

AABANY’s 2019 Annual Dinner, marking AABANY’s 30th anniversary, will take place on February 27 at Cipriani Wall Street. Save the date!

Sponsorship package is now available. Click on the image to view.

For questions about the Annual Dinner, email [email protected].

Volunteers Needed for the 2019 AABANY Annual Dinner

The 2019 AABANY Annual Dinner is scheduled for February 27th. Volunteers are needed to help plan and execute the event.  If you would like to help with the evening's festivities, please contact AABANY president-elect Brian Song.   

A gala planning meeting will take place on Monday, January 7th at the offices of BakerHostetler LLP at 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York. If you are not able to attend in person, we will have a call-in number you can use.  If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, email Brian at [email protected].

Please Support AABANY's Pro Bono Clinic 

In this season of giving, we count among our blessings being part of the great community that is the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY).  Our strongest asset is you, our members, and we are writing now to appeal to you for support of AABANY’s Monthly Pro Bono Clinic.

From its beginning, AABANY has sought to serve the community and to advocate for it. In that spirit, AABANY started the Monthly Pro Bono Legal Advice and Referral Clinic. By leveraging expertise and language skills of AABANY’s active and diverse membership, the Clinic effectively expands access to justice and provides the Asian American community a way to receive high-quality legal services that are also culturally sensitive and linguistically competent.

The Clinic can only operate with the generosity of donors and volunteers. During this holiday season, please consider supporting this vital project that is close to our hearts by donating to the Clinic. The Clinic has grown in the last year to the point that we are sometimes seeing nearly 50 clients in a short two-hour span. Your donations will help to pay for much needed administrative support and supplies that currently come out of the limited budget allocated to the Pro Bono and Community Service Committee that is charged with running the Clinic.

AABANY’s 501(c)(3) affiliate, the Asian American Law Fund of New York (AALFNY), is accepting charitable donations and can issue a tax receipt to you for your generous support. Any amount, large or small, would help, but if you can spare $25, $50, $100 or more, it would go a long way. The community members coming to the Clinic will greatly appreciate it!

When you go to the AALFNY website to make your donation, please be sure to indicate in the memo field that you are donating to the Pro Bono Clinic. Please take a moment today to visit this link and make a donation:

Read more here:

Volunteer with AABANY’s Young Lawyers Committee at Xavier Soup Kitchen, Jan. 6

After spending the holidays with family and friends, what better way to kick-off the new year than by giving back to the community?  Please join the Young Lawyers Committee on Sunday, January 6, 2019 for our winter community service event, where we will serve hot meals to hungry New Yorkers at Xavier Mission Chelsea.  After our shift, we will head to a nearby restaurant for a late lunch.  All are welcome!

When: January 6, 2019, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Xavier Mission, 55 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011

If you’re interested in volunteering or just joining us for lunch, please register at:

Online registration is available until Jan. 3, 2019.

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. 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].


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 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

Please direct any questions to Executive Director Yang Chen at [email protected].

Read the Current Issue of the Advocate  

  • AABANY Celebrates APA Heritage Month
  • Sponsor Spotlight: Waterfall Mansion and Gallery
  • Letter from the President
  • Here to Stay: the Asian American Immigrant Experience
  • AABANY Quarterly 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 18: AABANY Presents: Prosecutors' Committee's 10th Anniversary Reception. For more information, click here.
  • January 6: Volunteer with AABANY – Xavier Soup Kitchen. For more information, click here.  
  • January 9: Monthly Pro Bono Clinic. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • January 10: Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association’s Implicit Bias CLE. Click here.
  • January 17: Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association’s Lunch with Hon. Lara J. Genovesi. Click here.
  • January 22: Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association’s Appellate Practice CLE. Click here.
  • January 23: The New York County Lawyers Association's Career Paths in Public Service. Click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Staff Attorney, Regulatory Assistance for Abortion Providers, Resources for Abortion Delivery, Remote/Virtual
  • Staff Attorney,  Bronx Legal Services, Bronx, NY
  • Staff Attorney,  Manhattan Legal Services, Manhattan, NY
  • Immigration Staff Attorney, Queens Legal Services, Queens, NY
  • Staff Attorney, Brooklyn Legal Services, Brooklyn, 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.

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