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AABANY Announcements: August 19, 2019

In This Edition

  1. 2019 NAPABA Northeast Regional/AABANY Fall Conference on Sept. 21
  2. 2019 NAPABA Northeast Regional/AABANY Fall Conference: Pitch Sessions
  3. 2019 NAPABA Northeast Regional/AABANY Fall Conference: Professional Development Coaching
  4. 2019 NAPABA Northeast Regional/AABANY Fall Conference: Diversity Fair & Expo
  5. Thank you to our August Pro Bono Clinic Volunteers!
  6. Applications are now being Accepted for the 2019-2020 Don H. Liu Scholars Program
  7. Highlights: Week of August 12
  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 AABANY's 2018 Year End Report
  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

2019 NAPABA Northeast Regional/AABANY Fall Conference on Sept. 21

Registration has now opened for the 2019 NE Regional/Fall Conference, taking place on Saturday, September 21, at Fordham Law School. Early bird rates are in effect until September 6. Register now and save! For more details, click here

 

AABANY is also pleased to announce that the website for the 2019 NE Regional/Fall Conference has launched. Visit the website at conference2019.aabany.org/.

 

A block of rooms has been reserved at Empire Hotel, 44 West 63rd Street New York, 10023 at a discounted rate.The room block will be available until Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. ET or until the block has sold out. 

To book a room at the Empire Hotel at the special conference rate, click here.

Note that this website is still under construction and will be regularly updated so check back often for the latest information. If you have any questions, contact [email protected].

 We hope to see you at our 2019 NE Regional/Fall Conference. 

2019 NAPABA Northeast Regional/AABANY Fall Conference: Pitch Sessions

Registration has now opened for the 2019 NAPABA Northeast Regional/AABANY Fall Conference: Pitch Sessions.


During the 2019 NE Regional/Fall Conference, conference registrants, in-house counsel and Elite and Gold level sponsors will have an opportunity to participate in Pitch Sessions. The Pitch Sessions provide a platform for law firm attorneys/solo practitioners and legal service vendors to make meaningful connections with in-house counsels and other participants interested in legal services.

 

In-house counsel that wish to hear pitches, and law firm attorneys or legal service vendors that wish to give pitches should go to https://conference2019.aabany.org/pitch-sessions/ for more information and to sign up.

Deadline to complete Law Firm applications to give pitches is September 9, 2019.


2019 NAPABA Northeast Regional/AABANY Fall Conference: Professional Development Coaching

AABANY is continuing its Professional Development Coaching program at this year's NE Regional/Fall Conference, and our focus this year will be on Developing the Ability to Influence Others. PDC Sessions are a safe space where participants can seek and receive honest feedback on “blind spots” that may be inhibiting their career advancement. This skill is an important one to cultivate at any stage of one’s career, whether you are a junior attorney seeking to be staffed on a certain matter, a seasoned attorney with your eye on partnership or the c-suite, or in transition planning your next career move. To this end, participants should be prepared to discuss (1) whom they want to influence, (2) under what scenario(s) do they want to influence this person, and (3) how they plan to influence this person. Please note that this is a one-time session and there is no expectation of an ongoing coaching or mentoring relationship.

For more details and to sign up, please see https://conference2019.aabany.org/professional-development-coaching/

Please note that the deadline to register for these sessions is September 6

2019 NAPABA Northeast Regional/AABANY Fall Conference: Diversity Fair & Expo 

AABANY’s Career Placement Committee is hosting its Annual Diversity Career Fair & Expo at the 2019 NE Regional/Fall Conference from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM. The Diversity Career Fair & Expo will feature selected public sector, corporate sector, and law firm employers who will host informational sessions, meet and greet interested applicants, and/or conduct first round on-site interviews. In addition, attendees can meet members of AABANY’s Career Placement Committee and receive career advice, as well as learn more about other job openings.

Please see https://conference2019.aabany.org/diversity-career-fair-expo/ for the list of participants this year and the submission form. 

Submission forms for prospective employees have now opened. 

Thank you to our August Pro Bono Clinic Volunteers!

August’s Monthly Pro Bono Clinic, held on Wednesday, August 14 at 33 Bowery Street in Confucius Plaza, brought out 35 volunteers who volunteered their time to help 27 clients.

Thank you to all of the volunteer attorneys and interpreters who came to support the community! 

To read the full blog post, please click here.

Applications are now being Accepted for the 2019-2020 Don H. Liu Scholars Program

AABANY is proud to announce that applications for the Don H. Liu Scholars Program are now open. The Program was founded in 2014 by two past presidents of AABANY. The Program seeks to identify and cultivate future Asian American leaders in the legal community to address the single most important reality facing Asian American professionals today: the barrier to advancement. This year, the Selection Committee will select up to three scholars. Each scholar will be awarded $15,000 each and have access to prominent mentors, including Don H. Liu, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Risk Officer of Target Corporation. The Program will also provide assistance in career development, including identifying potential internships. 

 

Details and more information about the Program can be found at http://www.donhliuscholars.org.

For more details on the application process and eligibility requirements, please find the application package here: http://www.donhliuscholars.org/application/. To read AABANY's full press release, click here

Application materials are due by 11:59pm (Eastern Standard Time), November 1, 2019.

Highlights: Week of August 12


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 by clicking here

To read the full Law360 article go here

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. Please click here to read the report.


This Week on WE Blog @AABANY

Fellowship Announcements 

A new fellowship opportunity has been added for Fall 2020 Legal Fellowships - Bronx Legal Services NYC. 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

  • September 11: Monthly Pro Bono Clinic. For more information, click here.
  • September 12: AABANY Co-Sponsors: NYC Specialized High Schools in an Age of Diversity and Inclusion. For more information, click here.
  • September 21: 2019 NAPABA Northeast Regional/AABANY Fall Conference. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • August 20: Swearing in Ceremony for Meredith Miller, President Of Network of Bar Leaders. For more information, click here.
  • August 31: LeGaL: The Summer Brief Pool Party in Fire Island Pines Export to Your Calendar. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • VP, Legal Finance, Associate General Counsel, Charter Communications, Inc., Stamford, Connecticut
  • Special Counsel for Ethics, Risk and Compliance, New York State Department of Financial Services, NYC
  • Senior Staff Attorney, New York Civil Liberties Union Foundation, NYC
  • Paralegal, Honeywell, Kansas City, Missouri
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.