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AABANY Announcements: January 21, 2020

In This Edition

  1. Join AABANY for Our Annual Meeting, Feb. 11 
  2. Annual Dinner 2020 Update
  3. AABANY Welcomes General Counsels to the Annual Dinner 2020 VIP Reception
  4. AABANY 2020 Law Firm Diversity Award – Applications Now Open
  5. Congratulations to AABANY Past President Susan Shin on Being Honored by KAAGNY
  6. Congratulations to Kenneth Chin on Being Selected to Receive the NYSBA Diversity Trailblazer Award
  7. AABANY Members: Activate Your Free NAPABA Membership Now
  8. Renew Your Membership Now and Get 20% Off Plus Free Membership in NAPABA
  9. Thank you to our January 8 Pro Bono Clinic Volunteers!
  10. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Network of Bar Leaders Presents Honorable Harold Baer Jr Award to Hon. Denny Chin, Jan. 27
  11. AABANY Presents: Bribery Risk Management in China, Jan. 27
  12. Join AABANY for a Knicks Game, Jan. 29
  13. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Understanding Diversity and Inclusion in Our Everyday World, Jan. 30
  14. AABANY Mentorship Program Welcome Reception, Feb. 5
  15. Highlights of Recent Events
  16. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  17. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  18. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  19. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  20. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  21. NAPABA News
  22. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  23. Read AABANY's 2018 Year End Report
  24. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  25. Fellowship Announcements
  26. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  27. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  28. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Join AABANY for Our Annual Meeting, Feb. 11

The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) Annual Meeting of Members (the “Annual Meeting”) will be held on February 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm ET at Allen & Overy LLP, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.

At the Annual Meeting, there are three proposals scheduled to be voted on:

Proposal 1 – To elect the officers identified on the attached proxy to serve a one-year term for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2020 and ending March 31, 2021 (the “2020 Fiscal Year”);

Proposal 2 – To elect 6 directors from the 6 nominees identified on the attached proxy to serve two-year terms beginning on the first day of the 2020 Fiscal Year; and

Proposal 3 –To amend AABANY’s by-laws to clarify the term limits for Board Members by setting a four (4) year term limit for Officers and a seven (7) year term limit for Board Members overall and to correct a clerical error by including “Immediate Past President” amongst the Number of Officers.

A redlined version of the proposed amendments can be accessed HERE

Every Active Member (as defined in AABANY’s by-laws) in good standing (as defined in AABANY’s by-laws) shall be entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.

Your vote is very important. Whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, we encourage you to complete and return the PROXYFORM

For more details and to register, go to https://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1327284

Annual Dinner 2020 Update


We are pleased to announce the honorees for the 2020 Annual Dinner, taking place on Feb. 26 at Cipriani Wall Street:


• Yen Chu, Chief Legal Officer, Equinox Holdings, Inc.
• Hon. Sri Srinivasan, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
• Alan Tse, Global Chief Legal Officer, JLL, Inc.

Individual ticket sales are open and early bird rates are available until Feb. 10. Buy your tickets now at https://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1324601

The Sponsorship Package is now available. Click on the image for details.


AABANY Welcomes General Counsels to the Annual Dinner 2020 VIP Reception

During the cocktail hour from 6 to 7 pm at the 2020 Annual Dinner, on Feb. 26 at Cipriani Wall Street, AABANY will be holding a VIP Reception in the Mezzanine at which many General Counsels will be present. See the flyer for the current list of GCs who will be joining us. For more details, contact ad20@aabany.org.

 

AABANY 2020 Law Firm Diversity Award - Applications Now Open

Since 2014, AABANY has sought to recognize one law firm each year for its extraordinary efforts to improve the diversity of our profession by presenting AABANY’s Law Firm Diversity Award. The 2020 AABANY Law Firm Diversity Award will be presented at the Annual Dinner on February 26, 2020.

Nominees should be a law firm that has achieved significant success in the areas of recruiting, retaining and promoting women and diverse attorneys while also demonstrating a commitment to raising awareness of, and influencing the legal community to address, the challenges faced by women and diverse attorneys in the legal industry.

For more information and to access the submission form, go to https://www.aabany.org/resource/resmgr/lfda/LFDA_2020_SUBMISSION_FORM_FI.pdf

Deadline: January 30, 2020.

Congratulations to AABANY Past President Susan Shin on Being Honored by KAAGNY

 

AABANY congratulates its Past President Susan L. Shin on receiving the Community Role Model Award at the Korean American Association of Greater New York (KAAGNY) 60th Anniversary Fundraiser at the Ziegfeld Ballroom on January 13, for her leadership in the legal community. For more details, from Weil’s website, go to

https://www.weil.com/articles/susan-shin-honored-with-community-role-model-award-by-the-korean-american-association


Congratulations to Kenneth Chin on Being Selected to Receive the NYSBA Diversity Trailblazer Award

AABANY is proud to announce that Kenneth Chin will be presented with the New York State Bar Association’s Diversity Trailblazer Award at the John E. Higgins, Esq. Diversity Trailblazer Award Ceremony on Jan. 27, 2020. Ken is a Partner and the Banking and Finance Chair at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP and longstanding member of AABANY. The award recognizes Ken for his transformative work to promote and achieve diversity and inclusion at his firm and in New York's Asian American community.  Read the full press release here.

AABANY Members: Activate Your Free NAPABA Membership Now

Members of AABANY are eligible for complimentary membership in the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). As a NAPABA member, you will have access to a national career center, networking with over 30 national practice and affinity groups, and opportunities to build your career through leadership programs and scholarships.
 
As a benefit of being a member of AABANY, you will receive 100% off your NAPABA dues (excluding add-ons; other conditions may apply). To activate your membership, enter a special discount code during checkout when you join or renew your membership at napaba.org/membership.
 
NOTE: NAPABA Membership runs during the calendar year, so if you were a NAPABA  member through AABANY in 2019, your NAPABA Membership expired on Dec. 31, 2019. Activate your NAPABA Membership now, so that you can enjoy a full year of NAPABA Membership benefits from Jan. 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. You will need NAPABA Membership to vote in the NAPABA election as well as to receive NAPABA discounts for the NAPABA Convention. Even if your AABANY membership is current and has not yet expired, renew your NAPABA Membership TODAY so that you can enjoy your full year of NAPABA Membership. 
 
Email membership@aabany.org to receive the NAPABA Membership discount code.

Renew Your Membership Now and Get 20% Off Plus Free Membership in NAPABA

AABANY values its members.  We are offering a promotion for those of you whose membership has lapsed. We would hate to lose your membership and are writing with a special offer in hopes you will renew now.

AABANY members are part of a vibrant community of attorneys in the private and public sector, along with judges, academics, law students and legal professionals in New York. We are the largest minority bar association in New York and one of the most active, with numerous CLE programs throughout the year at which you can develop professionally and expand your professional networks. We connect socially at fun events, like sports and cultural outings, such as Mets and Yankees games this past summer and most recently a night at the opera at the Met.

As explained in the item above, members of AABANY are eligible for complimentary membership in the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).

To get the 20% discount code, contact us at membership@aabany.org and we will send you instructions. Once you have renewed, we will follow up with the special code you need to activate your free NAPABA Membership.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact membership@aabany.org. We hope to see you soon at a future AABANY event.

Thank you to our January 8 Pro Bono Clinic Volunteers!

AABANY’s Monthly Pro Bono Clinic, held on Wednesday, January 8 at 33 Bowery Street in Confucius Plaza, brought out 31 volunteers who volunteered their time to help clients.  Read the full blog post here.

We are asking every member to actively support AABANY’s Monthly Pro Bono Clinic by making donations that are vital to its continuing operation. In a few short years, with the tireless and generous assistance of our volunteers, we have helped hundreds of low-income clients with free legal advice and referrals to high-quality, culturally sensitive, and linguistically competent legal services. Together we have helped expand access to justice for underserved Asian American New Yorkers.

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 goals. Please donate today!

AABANY Co-Sponsors: Network of Bar Leaders Presents Honorable Harold Baer Jr Award to Hon. Denny Chin, Jan. 27

The Network of Bar Leaders will be presenting the Honorable Harold Baer Jr. Award to the Honorable Denny Chin, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second CircuitThis Event is co-sponsored by FBA SDNY Chapter, KALAGNY, and AABANY.  More information is available in the flyer below.  You can register here.  We hope you will join us!

 

AABANY Presents: Bribery Risk Management in China, Jan. 27

Presented by:  Asia Practice Committee, AABANY

Henry Chen, a senior partner of Dentons Shanghai Office and the former Asia Pacific Compliance Director of Ford, will present on the topic “Bribery Risk Management in China”

Henry is listed as a recognized lawyer 2020 of Chambers Asia Pacific on corporate investigation/anti-corruption.  Author of the book Risk Management on Commercial Bribery in China (published in Chinese in 2014) and the book Compliance Risks of Enterprises in Globalization: Outbreak and Control (published in Chinese in 2019). 

Henry is also the Chairman of the Compliance Management Committee of China Enterprise Culture Improvement Association.

For more information on the topics to be discussed and to register, click here.

Join AABANY for a Knicks Game, Jan. 29

AABANY's Membership Committee, together with the Academic, Bankruptcy, Corporate, and Military & Veterans Affairs Committees, are hosting an outing to see the Knicks at MSG. It will be a Lunar New Year theme night, and tickets are just $20 for members, $30 for non-members.

We thank our generous sponsors Santander Bank and Esquire Deposition Solutions for helping to make this event possible.

Go to https://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1294958 to buy your tickets now!



AABANY Co-Sponsors: Understanding Diversity and Inclusion in Our Everyday World, Jan. 30

Join AABANY for a CLE on diversity and inclusion, taking place on Jan. 30 in Flushing. See details in the flyer below and register by contacting margaret.ling@aabany.org.

 

AABANY Mentorship Program Welcome Reception, Feb. 5

Please join us at the welcome reception for the AABANY Mentorship Program 2019-20 on the evening of February 5th, sponsored by Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and food will be provided, thanks to Fried Frank. This will be a great opportunity for Mentors and Mentees to meet and get to know each other, as well as network with other AABANY members. Please join us for an evening of cocktails, food, conversation and networking.
 
If you are interested in learning more about AABANY's Mentorship Program, we look forward to seeing you at the Reception.

For more information and to register, click 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 

AABANY Seeks Legal Interns

Applications are now being accepted for AABANY’s 2020 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

  • January 21: AABANY Family Law Committee - General Interest Meeting.  For more information, click here.
  • January 22: AABANY Co-Sponsors NAPABA Lunar New Year Gathering at Mayer Brown.  For more information, click here.
  • January 24: AABANY’s Academic Committee Presents Pathways Into Academia. For more information, click here
  • January 27: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Network of Bar Leaders Presents Honorable Harold Baer Jr Award to Hon. Denny Chin.  For more information, click here.
  • January 28: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Lunar New Year Celebration.  For more information, click here.
  • January 29: Knicks Game/ Lunar New Year at MSG.  For more information, click here.
  • January 30: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Understanding Diversity and Inclusion in Our Everyday World.  For more information, click here.
  • February 4: GSPI/Pro Bono Joint Committee Meeting. For more information, click here.
  • February 5: AABANY Mentorship Program Welcome Reception, Feb. 5. For more information, click here.
  • February 11: AABANY Board Meeting. For more information, click here
  • February 11: AABANY Annual Meeting. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • January 22: Presumptive ADR in New York Courts.  For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Supervisory Consumer Financial Services Analyst, Federal Reserve System, Washington D.C.
  • Fraud Attorney, Social Security Administration, Miami FL
  • Immigration Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY, Albany, NY
  • Assistant Attorney General, NYS Office of the AOG, 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.