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AABANY Announcements: June 10, 2019

In This Edition

  1. Applications Now Open for the 2019-2020 AABANY Leadership Development Program
  2. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Issues of Capacity to Sell in Real Estate Transactions, June 11
  3. AABANY Presents: Intellectual Property Committee Mixer, June 13
  4. AABANY Presents: Mets Game with Members, June 14
  5. AABANY Women's Committee Breakfast, June 19
  6. AABANY GSPI/Pro Bono Committees Joint Meeting, June 19
  7. AABANY Co-Sponsors: False Claims Act and Qui Tam Trial Institute, June 19 - June 21
  8. AABANY Membership Mixer, June 25
  9. In the News: AABANY Co-Sponsors Reenactment of Supreme Court Cases Ozawa & Thind
  10. NAPABA Northeast Regional/AABANY Fall Conference on Sept. 21, 2019
  11. Join AABANY to Support Portrait Project 2.0
  12. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  13. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  14. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  15. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  16. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  17. NAPABA News
  18. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  19. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  20. Read AABANY's 2018 Year End Report
  21. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  22. Fellowship Announcements
  23. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  24. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  25. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Applications Now Open for the 2019-2020 AABANY Leadership Development Program

AABANY’s Leadership Development Program (ALDP) is a 6-month long interactive leadership training course that is focused on cultivating AABANY members who are senior attorneys through the promotion process within law firms, companies and the government.  In 2018, we successfully launched our law firm partnership track program focused on guiding a selected group of APA law firm associates on the partnership track (please click here to learn more about ALDP).   This year, we are expanding ALDP to include an in-house counsel track program to guide a small group of qualified senior APA in-house counsel into senior management positions within their organizations (e.g., SVP, Deputy GC or GC).

Applications are now open and must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on Monday, July 15, 2019.  For more details, click here.

AABANY Co-Sponsors: Issues of Capacity to Sell in Real Estate Transactions, June 11

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, please join us at Flushing Bank, 661 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park, 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.

AABANY Presents: Intellectual Property Committee Mixer, June 13

Come meet and catch up with fellow IP Committee members over dinner.  Network with the co-chairs and other IP Committee members and share ideas for 2019, such as future panels, talks and collaborations with other AABANY committees.  Open to both AABANY members and non-members with an interest in IP. 

For more information and to register, click here.

AABANY Presents: Mets Game with Members, June 14

This event is currently full. To get on the wait list, click here.

AABANY Women's Committee Breakfast, June 19

Come to the Women's Committee's breakfast on 6/19 at Urbanspace Vanderbilt (at the tables in front of Roberta's Pizza). Our guest will be Shaimaa M. Hussein (check out her bio here), a partner in the Litigation Department at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, LLP.  Members and non-members are welcome to attend! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Yan Sin ([email protected]), co-chair of the Women's Committee

 

When: Wed., June 19th at 8am.

Where: Urbanspace Vanderbilt (45th & Vanderbilt Ave., inside the Helmsley Building at 230 Park)

To register, click here.


AABANY GSPI/Pro Bono Committees Joint Meeting, June 19

The next joint meeting for AABANY's Government Service & Public Interest (GSPI) and Pro Bono Committees will be on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.  At the meeting, we would like to share and discuss potential events for the program year. We welcome your thoughts and input on this year’s programming. 

Please feel free to invite other folks who might be interested in our committees.  A light dinner will be served. Please bring and present ID in the lobby.


To register, click here.

AABANY Co-Sponsors: False Claims Act and Qui Tam Trial Institute, June 19 - June 21

The American Bar Association's False Claims Act Trial Institute will feature a two-day mock False Claims Act jury trial, in which experienced False Claims Act lawyers from the government, relators' and defense bar will try a health care fraud case to a jury. The Institute will focus on the unique, and often little understood, discovery, evidentiary and trial challenges that the parties must negotiate to successfully litigate and try a False Claims Act case. 

The ABA member rate is available to all AABANY members and AABANY members can apply at the early bird rate even after June 8.

To register, click here

AABANY Membership Mixer, June 25

Come out on Tuesday, June 25 from 6 - 8:30 pm to Atwood! The Young Lawyers Committee invite you to AABANY's Membership Mixer. 

$5 beer/ $7 wine specials. Finger food will also be provided. 

The Membership Mixer is designed to bring together members and non-members so that they can get to know AABANY through its committees and learn how to become more actively involved and engaged with them.

To register, click here.

In the News: AABANY Co-Sponsors Reenactment of Supreme Court Cases Ozawa & Thind

On May 23, 2019 AABANY co-sponsored a reenactment of the Supreme Court cases Takao Ozawa v. United States (1922) and United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind (1923) in the Ceremonial Courtroom at 225 Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn. The two historical cases describe the exclusionary immigration policies that prevented Asian immigrants from becoming naturalized citizens. The reenactment scripts were written by longtime AABANY members Kathy Hirata Chin and her husband, the Hon. Denny Chin. The event was jointly sponsored by the South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY) and was held in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, during the month of May. The event was covered by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

To read the full blog post and get a link to the article, click here.

NAPABA Northeast Regional/AABANY Fall Conference on Sept. 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. Program submission closed on June 7. Sponsorship package now available here. 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 2019 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 AABANY's 2018 Year End Report

 

 

The Year End Report reviews the various events and initiatives undertaken by AABANY to further the interest of APA lawyers and recognizes the accomplishments of its members during the past year.



This Week on WE Blog @AABANY  

Fellowship Announcements 

A new fellowship opportunity has been added for Fall 2019 Law Intern/Fellow Program for Students and Recent Graduates - NYC Department of Investigation's Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD. 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

  • June 11: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Issues of Capacity to Sell in Real Estate Transactions. For more information, click here.
  • June 12: Monthly Pro Bono Clinic. For more information, click here.
  • June 13: AABANY Presents: Intellectual Property Committee Mixer. For more information, click here.
  • June 14: AABANY Presents: Mets Game with Members. For more information, click here.
  • June 19: AABANY GSPI/Pro Bono Committees Joint Meeting. For more information, click here.
  • June 19: AABANY Women's Committee Breakfast.  For more information, click here.
  • June 19-21: AABANY Co-Sponsors: False Claims Act and Qui Tam Trial Institute. For more information, click here
  • June 25: AABANY Membership Mixer. For more information, click here.
  • June 27: AABANY Presents: 12th Annual Summer Soiree. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • June 12: Network of Bar Leaders Annual Presidents’ Dinner. For more information, click here.
  • June 13: APALA-NJ's 22nd Annual Gala. For more information, click here.
  • June 13: New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers' Securities Arbitration Essentials CLE.  For more information, click here.
  • June 17: Nassau County Women's Bar Association's Annual Installation Dinner. For more information, click here.
  • June 20: KALAGNY 33rd Anniversary Gala. For more information, click here

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Public Finance Associate, Nixon Peabody, Rochester, NY
  • Legal Assistant, Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, New York, NY
  • Senior Researcher and Advocate on Poverty and Inequality, Human Rights Watch, New York, NY
  • Major Donor Relations Officer, The Brennan Center for Justice, 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.