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AABANY Announcements: November 4, 2019

In This Edition

  1. AABANY 30th Birthday at NAPABA National Convention
  2. Celebrate with AABANY at the NAPABA National Convention in November
  3. AABANY Participating in the Plenary Lunch Sessions at the NAPABA National Convention
  4. SAVE THE DATE: 2020 AABANY Annual Dinner
  5. Volunteers Needed for the 2020 AABANY Annual Dinner
  6. Law Student Group Rate Available until December 6, 2019
  7. AABANY Co-Sponsors KALAGNY's Third Annual Writing Workshop for Litigators, Nov. 6
  8. AABANY's Judiciary Committee Presents: Road to the Bench: A Mayoral Appointment, Nov. 7
  9. AABANY Co-Sponsors: An Evening on Guardianship, Nov. 7
  10. AABANY Co-Sponsors: NYSBA International Section - Tokyo Global Conference
  11. Call for Volunteers - Monthly Pro Bono Clinic, Nov. 13
  12. Text to Donate in Support of the Pro Bono Clinic
  13. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Understanding Opportunity Zones and 1031 Exchange Tax Deferrals, Nov. 14
  14. AABANY Co-Sponsors: KALAGNY's Third Annual Veterans & Military Networking Event, Nov. 14
  15. AABANY Presents: Dress for Success, Nov. 19
  16. AABANY Pro Bono Clinic in Brooklyn, Nov. 21
  17. AABANY Presents: Prosecutors' Committee 11th Annual Reception
  18. Highlights of Recent Events
  19. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  20. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  21. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  22. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  23. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  24. NAPABA News
  25. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  26. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  27. Read AABANY's 2018 Year End Report
  28. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  29. Fellowship Announcements
  30. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  31. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  32. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY 30th Birthday at NAPABA National Convention

AABANY was founded in 1989 -- thirty years ago -- and if you are planning to attend the NAPABA National Convention in Austin, we invite you to join us for a 30th Birthday Celebration to mark this milestone.

Come out to Cooper's, a short walk from the JW Marriott where the NAPABA Convention is taking place, and have some drinks and Texas style BBQ with your fellow members and friends from AABANY, NAPABA's Affiliate of the Year (2008 and 2019)!

Free for AABANY members, but please register so that we know to expect you. And for any non-AABANY members out there, the cost is just $20 per person, payable in advance on our website.

NOTE: Non-New York attorneys can join AABANY as Associate Members for just $50/yr. Consider becoming an AABANY member and celebrate our 30th birthday as a member!

To register, click here.

Celebrate with AABANY at the NAPABA National Convention

We plan to celebrate the 30th anniversary of AABANY’s founding at the NAPABA National Convetion in Austin, Texas, in November. We also announced at the Northeast Regional/Fall Conference that AABANY will be receiving the Affiliate of the Year Award at the convention. We now have another great reason to celebrate, so we hope all AABANY members are making plans to join us in Austin in November. To facilitate communicating with each other in Austin, Membership Director Beatrice Leong has started a WhatsApp group, and to join it, we ask that you email us your name and phone number, so that we can get you added to the WhatsApp group. Send the email to main@aabany.org and we will pass along the information to Beatrice. Hope to you can come celebrate with us in Austin!

AABANY Participating in the Plenary Lunch Sessions at the NAPABA National Convention in November

Every year NAPABA at its national convention, strives to bring to the forefront vital issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American legal community. This year, NAPABA will feature two luncheon plenaries, a reenactment of Fred Korematsu’s fight for justice, and a panel discussion on the current issues facing the LGBTQ community in light of the ongoing debates in Texas and before the Supreme Court. Join us at the 2019 NAPABA Convention in Austin, TX as we explore these issues and many more.   

AABANY is excited to announce that it will be presenting the lunch plenary session at the NAPABA Convention titled "Fred Korematsu’s Fight for Justice: A Reenactment of Korematsu v. United States" on Friday, November 8, 2019. 

AABANY is also excited to announce that Glenn Magpantay, AABANY LGBT Committee Co-Chair, is slated as a speaker at the lunch plenary session titled "Beyond Marriage Equality: The Next Stage of Inclusion" on Saturday, November 9, 2019.

You must be registered for the 2019 NAPABA Convention to attend these events. Note that the advanced rate deadline closed on October 28 and on-site rates are now in effect.

For more information, click here.

SAVE THE DATE: 2020 AABANY Annual Dinner

 

Volunteers Needed for the 2020 AABANY Annual Dinner

We are excited to let you know that the 2020 AABANY Annual Dinner is scheduled for February 26th. Volunteers are needed to help plan and execute the event.  As you know, it is our volunteers that help ensure the success of our Annual Dinner. If you would like to help with the evening's festivities, please let us know by emailing main@aabany.org. You can also direct any questions you might have to that address.  We are planning our first Volunteer meeting in mid-November so please respond by November 10th.

Law Student Group Rate Available until December 6, 2019

AABANY’s Student Outreach Committee is excited to launch a group membership rate for law students at local Asian Pacific American Law Student Associations (APALSAs). For a group rate of $150, AABANY will offer up to 20 APALSA members free one-year memberships. This group rate covers all AABANY events, including  CLE and non-CLE programs, networking events, AABANY’s Mentorship Program and AABANY’s Annual Fall Conference.

Please note that the current group rate covers up to 20 law students per law school. If the APALSA will have more than 20 participants, please email main@aabany.org to discuss pricing options for groups larger than 20. 


This group rate represents a huge discount given that the regular rate for law students is $15 per person. For APALSA members who are already dues-paying members, participation in this group rate will extend current memberships by another year. If you are a member of an APALSA at a New York area law school and interested in participating, please have one representative from your APALSA reach out to main@aabany.org for further instructions.

This law student group rate offer will remain in effect until Friday, December 6, 2019.

AABANY Co-Sponsors KALAGNY's Third Annual Writing Workshop for Litigators, Nov. 6

On Wednesday, November 6, join KALAGNY and a distinguished panel at Fordham Law School, Moot Court Room, for a workshop and discussion designed for practicing litigators seeking to develop their critical writing skills. After a short reception at 6:30 p.m., the distinguished panelists will guide participants through the topics presented in the workshop materials. Topics will include common pitfalls and helpful tips for composing briefs, memos, letters, e-mails, and more.

Distinguished Panelists:

Judge Denny Chin, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Professor Fred Neustadt, Legal Writing Professor and Associate Director of Legal Writing at Fordham Law School

AUSA Won Shin, Deputy Chief of Appeals, Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York

Co-Sponsoring Bar Associations: Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY); New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) Asian Practice Committee.

For more information and to RSVP, click here.

AABANY's Judiciary Committee Presents: Road to the Bench: A Mayoral Appointment, Nov. 7

Please join AABANY’s Judiciary Committee for a discussion on how to become a judge through the Mayoral appointment process. The Mayor appoints judges to Criminal Court, Family Court, and interim positions in the Civil Court throughout the City.  Panelists include the Hon. Karen Cortes (Judge of the Family Court, Bronx County), Hon. Frances Wang (Judge of the Criminal Court, Bronx County), and Chanwoo Lee, who has served on the Mayor’s Committee on the Judiciary from 2001 to 2019. The panel will discuss their personal experiences and provide insight on the process, from applications to interviews.  The panel will be moderated by the Hon. “John” Zhuo Wang (Judge of the Housing Court, Kings County).

To register, click here.

AABANY Co-Sponsors: An Evening on Guardianship, Nov. 7

 

AABANY Co-Sponsors: NYSBA International Section - Tokyo Global Conference

Join the NYSBA International Section as it explores Tokyo, Japan for its Global Conference November 5-8, 2019

The Conference will be held at:

Hilton Tokyo 
6-6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan 160-0023

20.0 TOTAL MCLE Credits: Up to 14.0 credits in Areas of Professional Practice, 3.0 in Skills, 2.5 in Ethics and .5 in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias | Non-transitional

This program will satisfy up to 20.0 NY MCLE credit hours. This program will not qualify for newly admitted attorneys because it is not a basic practical skills program.

View the Program Brochure with plenary, panels, rates and conference detail by clicking here.

AABANY is a promotional co-sponsor of the conference.

AABANY members are eligible for early bird rate until October 18th. The early bird rate is $1,095 for NYSBA members and $1,195 for non-members.

To register for the early bird rate, email or fax the registration form, which is the last page of the program brochure, to Dana Alamia with an indication on the form of AABANY membership. Dana’s email address is dalamia@nysba.org and the fax number is 1-518-463-5993.

For more information, click here.

Call for Volunteers - Monthly Pro Bono Clinic, Nov. 13

The AABANY Legal Advice Clinic offers members the opportunity to volunteer and provide valuable advice to community members. We are seeking volunteers for our next clinic in Manhattan on November 13th, 2019.

Attorney volunteers do not need to be specialists or have expertise in a specific area of law. Attorney volunteers will only be rendering legal advice and will not take on any legal representation. All volunteers must be AABANY members for professional liability coverage purposes. Volunteers may sign up here to become an AABANY member or can do so at the Pro Bono Clinic.

Volunteers - attorneys and interpreters - should bring open ears, patience, and compassion. All volunteers should arrive by 6:15 PM and will be given an orientation before the start of the clinic.

If you plan to volunteer at the clinic, please email the Volunteer Coordinator, Asako at Asako.Aiba@aabany.org to register by Friday, November 8th. We need a headcount for seating arrangements, ordering dinner and checking your membership status for professional liability insurance coverage. Your advance registration will be essential for our smooth clinic operation. Please do NOT depend on your friends/colleagues to register for you.

Text to Donate in Support of the Pro Bono Clinic

During the cocktail reception at the Northeast Regional/Fall Conference, we announced that the Pro Bono Clinic has set a fundraising goal of $25,000 to support its growing operations. To make it easier for our members and our community to donate to the Pro Bono Clinic, we have set up a page on Give Lively where you can make a donation by texting APAPROBONO  to 44321. It takes seconds to donate, and we hope you will take a moment today to support the Pro Bono Clinic and help it meet its fundraising goal. Through the generosity of those who gave at the cocktail reception at the Fall Conference, we already have collected more than $1300. Just $23,700 more to go! Please donate today.

AABANY Co-Sponsors: Understanding Opportunity Zones and 1031 Exchange Tax Deferrals, Nov. 14

Presented by:

First Republic Bank, AABANY's Real Estate Committee, KALAGNY, Big Apple Abstract Corp., Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP and IPX 1031

1.0 CLE Credits in Tax & Real Estate
1.0 CPE Credits in CPA Services

Speaker:

John J. Lee, Esq.
Vice President - Account Executive
Investment Property Exchange Services, Inc. (IPX 1031)

For more information, click here.

AABANY Co-Sponsors: KALAGNY's Third Annual Veterans & Military Networking Event, Nov. 14

RSVP TO KALAGNY HERE

AABANY Presents: Dress for Success, Nov. 19

Come and find the best outfit or wardrobe for the workplace, interview, class, or any other occasion within your budget. Stylists will be available for one-on-one assistance.

RSVP FOR THIS EVENT HERE: 
https://dressforsuccess-caeb.splashthat.com/

AABANY Pro Bono Clinic in Brooklyn, Nov. 21

AABANY's Pro Bono & Community Service Committee will conduct its 2nd Legal Advice & Referral Pro Bono Clinic in Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. The clinic will be held at A+ Academy, 6802 8th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11220.

Since the inauguration of AABANY's monthly pro bono clinic in 2015, hundreds of low-income community members have received thoughtful advice and appropriate legal referrals from AABANY members.  

The Pro Bono Committee is seeking volunteer attorneys and language interpreters for the Pro Bono Clinic in Brooklyn. Attorney volunteers do not need to be specialists or have expertise in a specific area of law, but should have experience in client intake and consultation. Attorney volunteers will only be rendering legal advice and will not take on any legal representation. All attorney volunteers must be AABANY members for professional liability coverage purposes. Volunteers may sign up here to become an AABANY member or can do so at the Pro Bono Clinic. Interpreter volunteers should be fluent in English and at least one of the following languages: Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, or other Asian languages or dialects. 

Volunteers - attorneys and interpreters - should bring open ears, patience, and compassion. All volunteers should arrive by 5:45 PM and will be given an orientation before the start of the clinic. Attorneys and interpreters interested in volunteering for the Pro Bono Clinic, and those who need certifications of pro bono hours for bar admission purposes, should contact Asako.Aiba@aabany.org. 

AABANY's Brooklyn Pro Bono Clinic is conducted in collaboration with: NYS Assemblyman, Peter J. Abbate Jr., NYS Senator, Andrew Gounardes, and NYC Councilman, Justin Brannan.  Special thanks to our sponsors: A+ Academy, Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC), Chinese American Social Services Center (CASS), Homecrest Community Services, Academy of Medical & Public Health Services (AMPHS), Brooklyn Community Improvement Association (BCIA), Parent Child Relationship Association, and the United Chinese Association of Brooklyn (UCA).

AABANY Presents: Prosecutors' Committee 11th Annual Reception

Register here.



Highlights of Recent Events

 


 

 

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 main@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 to resume@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 at careers@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 Susanna Lee, slee1@nycourts.gov.  

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 yang.chen@aabany.org.

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


  • November 6: AABANY Co-Sponsors KALAGNY's Third Annual Writing Workshop for Litigators. For more information, click here.
  • November 7: AABANY Co-Sponsors: An Evening on Guardianship. For more information, click here.
  • November 7: AABANY Judiciary Committee Presents: Road to the Bench: A Mayoral Appointment. For more information, click here.
  • November 7: AABANY 30th Birthday at NAPABA National Convention. For more information, click here.
  • November 9: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Apex for Youth 11th Annual Casino Night. For more information, click here.
  • November 13: Monthly Pro Bono Clinic. For more information, click here.
  • November 13: AABANY Board Meeting. For more information, click here.
  • November 14: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Understanding Opportunity Zones and 1031 Exchange Tax Deferrals. For more information, click here.
  • November 14: AABANY Co-Sponsors: KALAGNY's Third Annual Veterans & Military Networking Event. For more information, click here.
  • November 19: AABANY Presents: Dress for Success. For more information, click here.
  • November 21: AABANY Pro Bono Clinic in Brooklyn. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • November 15: NYSBA Bar Leaders Innovation Awards Nominations Deadline. For more information, click here.
  • November 16: HALANY Hosts 2019 Awards Luncheon: Celebrating Haitian Heroes. For more information, click here.
  • November 20: DANY Past Presidents' Dinner. For more information, click here.
    November 20: SABANY Hosts Pro-bono Clinic. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Business Affairs Attorney, Sony Corporation of America, New York, NY
  • Senior Policy Advisor, New York City Department of Corrections, New York, NY
  • Labor Relations Attorney, New York City Department of Corrections, New York, NY
  • Labor & Employment Associate, Nixon Peabody, 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.