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AABANY Announcements: December 2, 2019

In This Edition

  1. Stand With Us and Support the Pro Bono Clinic on GivingTuesday, Dec. 3, 2019
  2. Call for AABANY Board Nominations: Dec. 10 Deadline
  3. Past President Susan Shin’s article entitled “How AI Can Help You Be a Better Litigator” featured in the New York Law Journal
  4. SAVE THE DATE: 2020 AABANY Annual Dinner
  5. Law Student Group Rate Available until December 6, 2019 
  6. AABANY Presents: Prosecutors' Committee 11th Annual Reception
  7. AABANY Co-Sponsors: The Greater Bay Area – China’s Mega Cities, Dec. 4
  8. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  9. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  10. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  11. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  12. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  13. NAPABA News
  14. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  15. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  16. Read AABANY's 2018 Year End Report
  17. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  18. Fellowship Announcements
  19. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Stand With Us and Support the Pro Bono Clinic on GivingTuesday, Dec. 3, 2019

GivingTuesday is being held this year on December 3. It is a global movement that began in 2012, and the idea behind it is simple: Do good and help transform your community with your generosity. During this holiday season, we ask that you support our Pro Bono Legal Advice and Referral Clinic, a project of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) and the Asian American Law Fund of New York (AALFNY).

The Pro Bono Clinic began in December 2015 and has since served thousands of low-income clients facing various legal hardships. The success of our Clinics in Manhattan has led to an expansion into Brooklyn, which started this fall on a bimonthly basis. 

Our Pro Bono Clinics can only continue to operate with the generosity of our donors. In September, we announced our goal to raise $25,000 to support the Clinic’s growing operations. We ask that you stand with us and support this vital project. Help us not only to reach our goal of raising $25,000 — through your donations on GivingTuesday – but exceed it! Your donations will support our ongoing expansion efforts and pay for much needed administrative support and supplies.

To make it easier for our members and our community to donate to the Pro Bono Clinic, you can text APAPROBONO to 44321 on your phone. That will send you to our Give Lively page, and you can follow the simple instructions there to make your contribution. You can also donate via the AALFNY website at https://www.asianamericanlawfund.org/donate/ (make sure to indicate that you are donating to the Clinic). Any amount, large or small, will go a long way towards helping us meet our $25,000 goal.

For more information, click here.


Call for AABANY Board Nominations: Dec. 10 Deadline

AABANY's Annual Meeting is taking place on Feb. 11, 2020. We hope to see you there! At our Annual Meeting, elections will be conducted to elect 5 Board Directors and 7 AABANY Officers for the coming year. The Officer positions include:

President-Elect
Vice Presidents of Programs and Operations (2)
Director of Development
Treasurer
Secretary
Membership Director

The Nominations Committee welcomes applications to fill the vacancies immediately. The Nominations Committee will select a slate of candidates to be included on a ballot form that will be sent out to the membership a month before the Annual Meeting. The Nominations Committee plans to interview candidates during the last two weeks of December.

For more information, click here.

Past President Susan Shin’s article entitled “How AI Can Help You Be a Better Litigator” featured in the New York Law Journal


On November 8, 2019, Past President Susan Shin’s article entitled “How AI Can Help You Be a Better Litigator” was featured in the New York Law Journal.

 

The article discusses why litigators should utilize powerful AI and machine learning tools to make better informed strategic decisions, increase efficiency, and improve advocacy.

To read the full article, click here.

SAVE THE DATE: 2020 AABANY Annual Dinner

 
Save the date for AABANY's 2020 Annual Dinner, celebrating our 31st anniversary, on February 26, 2020, at Cipriani Wall Street.

The Sponsorship Package is now available, and take note that sponsor rates will go up after January 15, so to support AABANY as a sponsor at 2019 rates, consider becoming a sponsor before January 15. Click on the image for details.

 

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 Presents: Prosecutors' Committee 11th Annual Reception

Registration is now closed. Contact main@aabany.org if you wish to register.



AABANY Co-Sponsors: The Greater Bay Area – China’s Mega Cities, Dec. 4

With 11 cities, anchored by Guangdong, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Macau, the Greater Bay Area is the urban future of Southern China. With a combined population of 70 million people and occupying just 1% of China’s landmass, it powers 12% of China’s total GDP. It aims to stitch nine mainland cities and two special administrative regions into a new high technology and innovation hub.

Central to this concept are infrastructure projects.  Two of three key infrastructure projects have been completed: Inaugurated in 2018, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge significantly reduces travel times from Hong Kong to Zhuhai and Macau.  The second is the Express Rail Link, which also opened in 2018 and connects Hong Kong to Shenzhen and Guangdong, and subsequently to China’s vast high-speed rail network.

Join us as we discuss:

  1. Economic and political ramifications of this plan.
  2. How Hong Kong’s recent political turmoil affects the plan.
  3. What this means for the international community.

Date: December 4, 2019

Tickets: $25 per person.

This event is FREE for SupChina ACCESS, AABANY, and JAMS members.

For more information and to register for your free admission as an AABANY member or to buy tickets if you are not, click 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 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 an experienced or newly admitted attorney at the NYS Office of the Attorney General. 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


  • December 3: AABANY Presents: Prosecutors Committee 11th Annual Reception. For more information, click here.
  • December 4: AABANY Co-Sponsors: The Greater Bay Area – China’s Mega Cities. For more information, click here.
  • December 6: Deadline: Law Student Group Rate for AABANY Memberships. For more information, click here.
  • December 10: Call for AABANY Board Nominations: Open Meeting. For more information, click here
  • December 10: Webinar: Defying Convention: Unconventional Terms to Manage Litigation Risk. For more information, click here.
  • December 11: Monthly Pro Bono Clinic. For more information, click here.
  • December 13: AABANY Holiday Party - Details Forthcoming. SAVE THE DATE!
  • December 17: AABANY Academic Committee Annual Committee Holiday Lunch  - Details Forthcoming. SAVE THE DATE!

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • December 12: 2019 KALAGNY Holiday Party. For more information, click here.
  • December 12: Queens County Bar Association Holiday Dinner. For more information, click here.
  • January 8: Deadline: 2020 Bristol-Myers Squibb Diversity & Inclusion Summer Legal Intern Program. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Deputy Attorney General 1, Office of the Attorney General State of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
  • Deputy Attorney General 2, Office of the Attorney General State of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ
  • Mid-Level Associate, Rakower Law PLLC, New York, NY
  • Staff Attorney, Family Law Project, Manhattan Family Justice Center, 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.

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