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AABANY Announcements: March 11, 2019

In This Edition

  1. AABANY and NYU APALSA Present A Conversation: Asian Pacific American Engagement in Public Service on March 15
  2. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Real Estate Fraud and Cyber Security on March 19
  3. Highlights: March 1 and March 6
  4. EDNY Accepting Applications for Mediator Incubator Program
  5. DEADLINE TO APPLY: Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy
  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 and NYU APALSA Present A Conversation: Asian Pacific American Engagement in Public Service on March 15

 

On March 15, please join us for a Conversation on Asian Pacific American Engagement in Public Service with Josh Hsu, Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Suzanne Kim, Professor of Law, Rutgers University Law School.

In February, Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) named Josh Hsu as her deputy chief of staff.  Hsu previously served as Senator Harris's general counsel from 2017 to 2019. Prior to that, Hsu worked for Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), where he was chief counsel for nominations during Leahy’s tenure as Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Before working in the Senate, he worked as an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union and as a clerk for then-federal district judge Denny Chin in the Southern District of New York. Hsu is a graduate of Georgetown Law and Georgetown University.

For more information and to register, click here.

AABANY Co-Sponsors: Real Estate Fraud and Cyber Security on March 19

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, please join us at Flushing Bank, 99 Park Avenue, New York, NY from 5:30-8:00 p.m. for a CLE on Real Estate Fraud and Cyber Security.

Presented by:
AABANY’s Real Estate Committee, KALAGNY and Big Apple Abstract Corp.

Speakers:
Margaret T. Ling, Esq., Senior Underwriting Counsel, Big Apple Abstract Corp.
Jason A. Ganfer, Esq., Counsel, Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer LLP
Daniel Jacoby, Managing Director, SDL Brokage, Inc.

For more information, click here.

Highlights: March 1 and March 6

EDNY Accepting Applications for Mediator Incubator Program

The Mediator Incubator is designed as a means to recruit and train junior attorneys (less than 10 years of experience) to serve as mediators on the EDNY Mediation Panel. Incubator candidates will participate in an initial orientation and training session, and then be permitted to observe three EDNY cases and co-mediate three EDNY cases under the supervision and guidance of experienced EDNY mediators. Upon completion of their observations and co-mediations, incubator participants will be eligible to apply for membership to the EDNY Mediation Panel. Additional information about the Mediator Incubator is available here: https://www.nyed.uscourts.gov/mediator-incubator

For more information, click here.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy

Apply for the seventh annual Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy (CBLA) in Denver, Colorado from June 23 to 25, 2019. The CBLA is a collaborative effort among the American Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, National Bar Association, National Native American Bar Association, and NAPABA. The CBLA will strengthen the pipeline of diverse bar association leaders through leadership training and professional development programs.

The CBLA is intended for up-and-coming bar leaders who have been in practice for 5-15 years and have served as officers of a NAPABA affiliate and/or chair/co-chair of a NAPABA committee.

Deadline | Apply by Wednesday, April 5 at 4 p.m. CST

  • The application can be accessed here.
  • Applicants will be asked to submit a brief essay of 250-500 words, a CV/resume, and two letters of recommendation.

To apply, click here.

Questions?
More information about the program can be found on the CBLA website. Please contact CBLA Steering Committee members Gary Zhao (gzhao@salawus.com), Greg Schwartz (gschwartz@billionarmitage.com), Kristin Haugen (kc@kchaugenlaw.com) and Marianne Chow Newman (mwchow@hearst.com) with any questions.

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.org 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 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  

 
  • 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

  • March 11: AABANY Co-Sponsors a Book Release Event: Practical Equality, by Robert Tsai. For more information, click here.
  • March 13: Monthly Pro Bono Clinic. For more information, click here.
  • March 14: AABANY In-House Counsel Committees Hosts a Networking Event. For more information, click here.
  • March 14: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Resume Review Workshop. For more information, click here.
  • March 15: AABANY and NYU APALSA Present A Conversation: Asian Pacific American Engagement in Public Service. For more information, click here.
  • March 19: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Real Estate Fraud and Cyber Security, For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • March 12: Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association Presents: Women, Their Health and The Law CLE. For more information, click here.
  • March 13: NYSBA Presents: Trailblazer Series "Lessons in Leadership." For more information, click here.
  • March 20: Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association Presents: Women’s History Month Celebration. For more information, click here.
  • March 26: Fordham University Basic Claro Training Program. For more information, click here.
  • March 26: Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert presents “Mammograms on Trial.”  For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Associate General Counsel, World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC
  • Chief Legal and Policy Officer, Amnesty International USA, Multiple Locations
  • General Liability Attorney, De Martini & Yi, LLP, Mineola, NY
  • Intake Paralegal, Queens Legal Services, Queens, 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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