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AABANY Announcements: February 4, 2019

In This Edition

  1. Join us for AABANY’s Annual Meeting of Members, Feb. 13
  2. NAPABA Affiliate Membership Registration and Renewal for 2019
  3. Registration Open for AABANY's 2019 Annual Dinner
  4. Volunteers Needed for the 2019 AABANY Annual Dinner
  5. Pro Bono Clinic Call For Volunteers
  6. Help AABANY Improve Your Membership Experience by Completing Survey
  7. Highlights: January 29 & January 30
  8. Please Support AABANY's Pro Bono Clinic
  9. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  10. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  11. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  12. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  13. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  14. NAPABA News
  15. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  16. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  17. Read the Current Issue of the Advocate
  18. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  19. Fellowship Announcements
  20. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  22. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Join us for AABANY’s Annual Meeting of Members, Feb. 13

AABANY’s Annual Meeting of Members (the “Annual Meeting”) will be held on February 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm ET at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, 51 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019.

At this meeting, we will conduct our election of AABANY Officers and Directors. Your vote is very important. Whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, we encourage you to complete the proxy form and return it to us by Feb. 8, 2019.

For more details and to learn about the candidates, visit the Annual Meeting page on the website.

NAPABA Affiliate Membership Registration and Renewal for 2019

NAPABA affiliate membership or renewal for 2019 is now available.  All AABANY members can join or renew with NAPABA as an affiliate member for free.  You can also support NAPABA by becoming a direct member by paying the $100 membership fee instead of using the complimentary code. 

Please note, NAPABA membership dues operate on a calendar year, January 1 to December 31 and are not prorated. All affiliate members must renew/activate before the beginning of each calendar year to ensure their membership status does not lapse.

If you recently received notification about renewing your affiliate membership with NAPABA, contact Margaret Langston, [email protected], for the code to renew your membership for free.

AABANY 2019 Annual Dinner: Important Deadlines

AABANY’s 2019 Annual Dinner, marking AABANY’s 30th anniversary, will take place on February 27 at Cipriani Wall Street. We are pleased to recognize the following honorees:

Deneen Donnley
EVP, General Counsel and Secretary for USAA

Gabrielle Lyse Brown
Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion at Morgan Stanley

Hon. Gurbir S. Grewal

For more information and to register click here 

Early bird deadline for individual tickets is Feb. 11, 2019. Regular deadline is Feb. 22, 2019.

The deadline for sponsorships has passed but if you are interested in sponsoring, contact [email protected].

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.   

If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, email Brian at [email protected].

Pro Bono Clinic Call For Volunteers

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 February 13th, 2019.

If you plan to volunteer at the clinic, please email the Volunteer Coordinator, Asako, to register by Friday, February 8th. 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.

New Location
Our legal advice clinic will be held at the community room on the ground floor, 33 Bowery Street, New York,  NY 10002   (NOT 3 Bowery Street).  

If you have any questions, please contact Asako at [email protected].

Help AABANY Improve Your Membership Experience by Completing Survey

Thank you for being an AABANY member. Please take a few moments to complete this survey:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc54muO8xx1oZd74cU7s06Lr93F1t6kLJ0q8uf7HeZUhexuGw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Your responses will help in the development of a new technology product designed to enhance the AABANY member experience by facilitating member engagement and participation in AABANY events and programs.

Please fill out the survey at your earliest convenience. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Highlights: Week of Jan. 29

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:

https://www.asianamericanlawfund.org/donate/

Read more here: https://blog2.aabany.org/2018/12/10/please-support-aabanys-monthly-pro-bono-clinic/

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].

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, [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 bit.ly/Lgl_Intrn_Details.

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

Read the Current Issue of the Advocate  

 
  • Letter from the Executive Director 
  • Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy
  • Hon. Lillian Wan
  • Helen Ahn, In Memoriam
  • NAPIPA Dinner
  • Biannual Report

This Week on WE Blog @AABANY  

Fellowship Announcements 

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

  • February 7: AABANY Presents: A Brown Bag Lunch with Joyce Lai. For more information, click here.
  • February 13: Monthly Pro Bono Clinic. For more information, click here.
  • February 13: AABANY Board Meeting. For more information, click here.
  • February 13: AABANY Annual Meeting. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • February 4: Brooklyn Women's Bar Association’s Suistudio Showroom Event. For more information, click here.
  • February 4: NYCBA Judicial Clerkship & Internship Forum. For more information, click here.
  • February 5: Queens County Bar Association and Brandeis Association hold CLE in electronic surveillance. For more information, click here.
  • February 5: South Asian Bar Association of New York’s 2019 Kickoff Cocktails. For more information, click here.
  • February 7: Judges & Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert CLE: The Power of Planning in Advance of Health Crises. For more information, click here.
  • February 7: Metropolitan Black Bar Association’s Black History Month Celebration Honoring Black Judges. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Legal Counsel, Everytown for Gun Safety, New York, NY
  • Supervising Attorney, Community Development Project, Bronx, NY
  • Staff Attorney, Community Development Project, Bronx, NY
  • Housing Rights Staff Attorney, Queens Legal Services, Jamaica, NY
  • DVFLAP OVS Staff Attorney, Queens Legal Services, Jamaica, 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.