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AABANY Announcements: May 13, 2019

In This Edition

  1. Celebrate APA Heritage Month with AABANY
  2. Congratulations to Hon. Lillian Wan
  3. Thank You to our May Pro Bono Clinic Volunteers!
  4. AABANY Co-Sponsors: East of the East River: Updates on Brooklyn and Queens Real Estate Development, May 14
  5. Join AABANY on Sunday, May 19, at the AAPI Heritage Festival
  6. Highlight: AABANY at APA Women’s Conference 
  7. Save the Date: AABANY Fall Conference on September 21, 2019
  8. Join AABANY to Support Portrait Project 2.0
  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

Celebrate APA Heritage Month with AABANY

AABANY is a proud co-sponsor of several events in celebration of APA Heritage Month, and we invite you to join us at one or more of them in May.  GO HERE or a full list and links with more information.  This list may be updated as new events are added so check back for any changes.

Congratulations to Hon. Lillian Wan

 
On Wednesday May 8, the Brooklyn Bar Association held its annual meeting on Wednesday and honored nine members of the local legal community during a ceremony at the Brooklyn Bar Association building on Remsen Street. AABANY is proud to note that its member, Hon. Lillian Wan, received the Diversity Award.  Read the full blog post here.

AABANY Co-Sponsors: East of the East River: Updates on Brooklyn and Queens Real Estate Development, May 14

AABANY co-sponsors: East of the East River / Updates on Brooklyn and Queens Real Estate Development, at Chase Bank, 4 Chase MetroTech Center, 5th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11245 on May 14 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

Speakers:

  • Margaret T. Ling, Esq., Senior Counsel, Big Apple Abstract Corp.
  • Richard M. Warshauer, Senior Managing Director, Colliers International NY LLC
  • George Xu, President and Foundy, Century Development Group
  • Danial Tropp, Director, Avison Young
  • Livia Corredor, Esq., Senior Vice President, Legal, Brookfield Properties

For more information, go to: https://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1233405

Thank You to Our May Pro Bono Clinic Volunteers!

   
May’s Monthly Pro Bono Clinic, held on Wednesday, May 8 at 33 Bowery Street in Confucius Plaza, brought out 14 lawyers and 6 interpreters who volunteered their time to help 15 clients.  Read the full blog post here.

Join AABANY on Sunday, May 19, at the AAPI Heritage Festival

Spring is in the air, so the 40th Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival is right around the corner!

On Sunday, May 19, 2019, the fair will be held on Mott St. (south of Canal). This year's theme will be Honoring Asian Pacific American heroes. AABANY is a long time supporter of the AAPIH (also known as the CAPA) Festival and we will have a table there. Come and support our efforts by volunteering to spend time at the table and getting the word out on AABANY's community efforts, like our Pro Bono Clinic!

For more information go to: https://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1234885

Highlight: AABANY at APA Women’s Conference


On Sunday, April 28, AABANY co-sponsored the annual Asian Pacific American Women’s Conference at Pace University. Hosted by the Organization of Chinese Advocates and Families with Children from China, the Conference was a full day of fruitful panel discussions that revolved around the sociopolitical issues that affect the Asian Pacific American woman–from #MeToo to mental health. As part of the conference, AABANY hosted a pro bono clinic and the following members gave community presentations on their areas of practice:

  • Tsui H. Yee (Law Offices of Tsui H. Yee P.C.): Immigration Law
  • Karen Kithan Yau (Kakalec Law PLLC): Protection from Wage Theft and Employment Discrimination
  • Beatrice Leong (Parmet and Zhou LLC): Family Law
  • Samantha Sumilang (Lazarus, Karp & Kalamotousakis LLP): Landlord-Tenant Law

Read the full blog post here.

Save the Date: AABANY Fall Conference on September 21, 2019

AABANY is pleased to announce that the 2019 Fall Conference will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Fordham Law School, and we are excited that it will also be the NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference. Further details are forthcoming, but in the meantime we ask that you save the date and make plans to join us there. If you have any questions, email us at [email protected].

Join AABANY to Support Portrait Project 2.0

A recent Law360 article entitled “Why Are Law Clerks So White” reported:

Take any five federal law clerks, and at least four of them would probably be white. And nobody can be certain why.

California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu has some guesses about the reasons black, Asian and Latino lawyers are largely shut out of these prestigious positions that can turbocharge a lawyer’s early career. But he says it’s impossible to pinpoint reasons or patterns because so little data exists.

“We actually don’t even know the most basic things about those opportunities,” Justice Liu told Law360. “It would be interesting if we could know even basic things, like do women judges get more women clerks? We have impressions of that, but we don’t know with any precision whether these things are true.”

The article went on to talk about how Justice Liu plans to address these questions in Portrait Project 2.0. AABANY is supporting this research as a Silver Sponsor. AABANY challenges its members to donate to Portrait Project 2.0. AABANY will match member donations up to $5,000. Join AABANY in advancing the work of Portrait Project 2.0. Read more at https://www.aabany.org/page/PortraitProject20

To read the full Law360 article go to https://www.law360.com/articles/1156019?utm_source=ios-shared&utm_medium=ios&utm_campaign=ios-shared

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 Reports


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

  • May 13: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Brooklyn Women's Bar Association APAHM Celebration.  For more information, click here.
  • May 14: AABANY Board Meeting.  For more information, click here.
  • May 14: AABANY Co-Sponsors: The Fight for Justice: 75th Anniversary of Korematsu v. US.  For more information, click here.
  • May 14: AABANY Co-Sponsors: East of the East River: Updates on Brooklyn and Queens Real Estate Development.  For more information, click here.
  • May 15: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Alice in Chinatown: Chol Soo Lee and His Fight for Freedom.  For more information, click here.
  • May 17: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Legal Seminar for Small Businesses.  For more information, click here.
  • May 21: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Being Out, API, and On Top.  For more information, click here.
  • May 21: AABANY Tax Club Dinner.  For more information, click here.
  • May 22: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Murder of Vincent Chin Trial Reenactment.  For more information, click here.
  • May 22: AABANY Co-Sponsors: "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail."  For more information, click here.
  • May 23: AABANY Co-Sponsors: China-US Intellectual Property Forum.  For more information, click here.
  • May 23: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Target GC Don Liu Address on Diversity in the Legal Industry. For more information, click here.
  • May 23: AABANY Co-Sponsors: A Reenactment of Ozawa & Thind. For more information, click here.
  • May 28: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Inaugural Hong Yen Chang Reception. For more information, click here.
  • May 29: AABANY Membership Mixer. For more information, click here.
  • May 30: AABANY Presents: Annual Judicial Reception hosted by the Judiciary Committee. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • May 14: CLE “What does Transgender/Non-Binary Allyship Mean: A Beginning Dialogue.”. For more information, click here.
  • May 15: Brooklyn Women's Bar Association’s Annual Dinner.  For more information, click here.
  • May 16: DEH Speaker Series / Clifford Chance Invite - Radical Candor with Kim Scott.  For more information, click here.
  • May 17: Metropolitan Black Bar Association’s 35th Anniversary Awards Gala.  For more information, click here.
  • May 19: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival.  For more information, click here.
  • May 19: Immigrant Women & the American Experience.  For more information, click here.
  • May 20: Network of Bar Leaders' Presentation of the the Honorable Harold Baer, Jr. Award.  For more information, click here.
  • May 21: Preserve, Perfect and Prevail: Appellate Practice 2019.  For more information, click here.
  • May 23: The Justice Brandeis Law Society, 9th Judicial District’s Gala. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Attorney, Business & Finance Dept, Nixon Peabody
  • Staff Attorney, Climate & Energy, Earthjustice, NYC
  • Assistant General Counsel, Honeywell
  • Assistant General Counsel, Public Health Solutions, NYC
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.