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AABANY Announcements: March 23, 2020

In This Edition

  1. Read AABANY's 2019 Year End Report
  2. Cancellation of Events Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
  3. AALFNY Community Service Scholarship Awards - Applications Now Open
  4. AABANY Members: Activate Your Free NAPABA Membership Now
  5. Renew Your Membership Now and Get 20% Off Plus Free Membership in NAPABA
  6. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  7. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  8. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  9. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  10. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  11. NAPABA News
  12. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  13. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  14. Fellowship Announcements
  15. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  16. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  17. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Read AABANY's 2019 Year End Report

As AABANY's 2019 fiscal year draws to a close on March 31, we are pleased to announce the release of our 2019 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 on the image below to read the report.

Cancellation of Events Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

AABANY regrets that due to the health risks and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we are canceling all upcoming CLE and other public, in-person events until further notice. Because there is no vaccine currently available for the COVID-19, social distancing is one of the best ways to slow the spread of the virus. Also, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) guidelines, everyone can practice daily prevention measures to protect themselves and prevent the spread of the virus. Such measures include frequently washing your hand with soap, using hand sanitizer, staying home when you feel sick, and making sure to cover your coughs and sneezes. To learn more about COVID-19 from the CDC, please visit the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html

Your health is important to us, and we encourage you to take precautions to protect yourself and your community from getting and spreading the virus.

In the coming weeks, AABANY hopes to make certain programs available through online or virtual meetings. Please stay tuned for updates. If you have any inquiries about the status of any upcoming events, please email main@aabany.org.

AALFNY Community Service Scholarship Award - Applications Now Open

The Asian American Law Fund of New York (AALFNY) invites law students to apply for our Community Service Scholarship Awards. AALFNY will award Scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each to up to three law students with a demonstrated commitment to the Asian American community. The purpose of the award is to assist law students with their tuition while encouraging them to use their legal knowledge and training to benefit the Asian American community in New York and to foster commitment by law students to public service to the Asian American community in New York.

Applicants should include a description of their proposed summer community service project and the name, email address and phone number of a supervisor at the community service organization or other organization that the Scholarship Committee may contact. Confirmation of the public service project is not required at the time of the application, but will be required before the award of the scholarship.  Applicants are responsible for arranging their own projects.

Please visit https://www.asianamericanlawfund.org/community-service-scholarships/ for details and to download the application.  Deadline to apply is April 10, 2020.

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 previously notified, 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.

Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force

AABANY’s Issues Committee is pleased to invite you to join the 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. During these challenging times, 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.

PLEASE NOTE that the  Community Response Task Force form has been updated.  Even if you have already filled out the form,  we kindly ask that you resubmit your interest 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.

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

  • March 25: [CANCELLED] AABANY Co-Sponsors: Avoiding Real Property Disputes in Divorce Matters. For more information, click here.
  • March 26: [CANCELLED] AABANY Co-Sponsors: Potential Effects of the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019. For more information, click here.
  • March 26: [CANCELLED] AABANY Pro Bono Clinic in Brooklyn. For more information, click here.
  • April 10: DEADLINE TO APPLY: AALFNY Community Service Scholarship Awards.  For more information, click here.

 Other Events on AABANY Calendar

None of these events are being organized by AABANY. Please check with the event organizers to confirm whether they are still happening.


  • March 27: [POSTPONED] LIHBA Everything You Need to Know About Becoming a Judge CLE. For more information, click here.
  • April 2: Small Claims Arbitrator Training in Staten Island. For more information, click here.
  • April 2: Jewish Lawyer's Guild 44th Annual Dinner. For more information, click here.
  • April 3: Columbian Lawyers Association 55th Annual Luncheon.  For more information, click here.
  • April 6: DEADLINE to Apply for 2nd Cir. Court of Appeals Criminal Justice Act Panel.  For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Legal Administrative Specialist (Victim Witness), DOJ, Washington DC
  • Attorney positions, Ofc. of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, San Francisco CA
  • Worker Justice Policy Advocate, Center for Popular Democracy, NYC or Washington DC
  • Deputy Section Chief, National Security Division, DOJ, Washington DC

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.