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AABANY Announcements: March 18, 2019

In This Edition

  1. Monthly Membership Happy Hour on March 20
  2. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Issues of Capacity to Sell in Real Estate Transactions on March 27
  3. Register Now for the Mentorship Program End of Year Reception on March 28
  4. AABANY Presents: Women's Committee Axe Throwing Social on March 29
  5. Congratulations to Hon. Kiyo Matsumoto
  6. Thank You to Pro Bono Clinic Volunteers
  7. Highlights: March 11 and March 14
  8. DEADLINE TO APPLY: Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy
  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

Monthly Membership Happy Hour on March 20

Join us at March's Monthly Membership Happy Hour co-hosted by the Litigation Committee and the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee! Whether or not you are an AABANY member, a member of the two featured committees, or any AABANY committee, come out and meet other AABANY members and leaders for our final Monthly Membership Happy Hour of the fiscal year, brought to you by the AABANY Membership Committee.

For more information and to register, click here.

AABANY Co-Sponsors: Issues of Capacity to Sell in Real Estate Transactions on March 27

On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, please join us at Flushing Bank, 61-14 Springfield Blvd, Bayside, NY from 5:30-8:00 p.m. for a CLE on Issues of Capacity to Sell in Real Estate Transactions.

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

Speaker:
Margaret T. Ling, Esq., Senior Underwriting Counsel, Big Apple Abstract Corp.

For more information, click here.

Register Now for the Mentorship Program End of Year Reception on March 28

We hope all participants in the Mentorship Program during the past year has found the experience to be worthwhile and rewarding.

As we enter the last (official) month of this year’s Mentorship Program, we would like to invite you to the Mentorship Program End of Year Reception on March 28, 2019. It promises to be a night of good conversation, networking, food and drinks.

For mentees, this is the time to keep your word of attending the Program events and get one more opportunity to build valuable connections. For mentors, please allow us to extend our thank you to you in person.

Please register by clicking on the following link: https://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1215792

If you have any questions, please contact Shruti Chopra at [email protected]

AABANY Presents: Women's Committee Axe Throwing Social on March 29

AABANY's Women's Committee is hosting an Axe Throwing Social Event on 3/29! This event is co-sponsored by the Young Lawyers Committee.
 
Come join us for an evening of fun and de-stressing! 
 
Venue: Axes and Arrows at Indoor Extreme Sports LIC, 47-11 Van Dam Street, Long Island City, NY 
 
Time: 6:30pm (starts at 7pm - must get there 1/2 hour early for training)
 
Price: $10 for AABANY members, $20 for non members (includes food and drinks!). Walk-ins are $25. 
  • If you are a member and would like to register, please click here.
  • If you are not a member and would like to register, please click here.

Space limited, so sign up right away!!

Congratulations to Hon. Kiyo Matsumoto

AABANY congratulates Judge Kiyo Matsumoto on her being recognized with the Connor Inn Excellence Award in January and more recently on her participating in the presentation of the Association Medal to Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the New York City Bar Association. Read more below.

Thank You to Our Pro Bono Clinic Volunteers

 

March’s Monthly Pro Bono Clinic, held on Wednesday, March 13 at 33 Bowery Street in Confucius Plaza, brought out 21 lawyers and 11 interpreters who volunteered their time to help 31 clients. We thank everyone that volunteered. To read more, click here.

Highlights: March 11 and March 14

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 ([email protected]), Greg Schwartz ([email protected]), Kristin Haugen ([email protected]) and Marianne Chow Newman ([email protected]) 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. 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

  • March 19: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Real Estate Fraud and Cyber Security, For more information, click here.
  • March 20: Monthly Membership Happy Hour. For more information, click here.
  • March 28: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Resume Review Workshop. For more information, click here.
  • March 28: AABANY GSPI and Pro Bono Committee Joint Dinner. For more information, click here.
  • April 2: AABANY Tax Committee and In-House Committee Present: Tax 101 for the In-House Counsel. For more information, click here.
  • April 3: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Selling and Purchasing Real Property from an Estate. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • 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.
  • March 27: AALDEF's 45th Anniversary Celebration. For more information, click here.
  • March 28: Jewish Lawyers Guild’s 43rd Annual Dinner. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Agency Attorney, Level III (Litigation), New York City Department of Corrections, East Elmhurst, NY
  • Assistant General Counsel, Integrated DNA Technologies, Groton, CT
  • Chief Clerk VII, New York State Unified Court System, New York, NY
  • Corporate Associate, China Practice Group, Dorsey & Whitney, New York, 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.