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AABANY Announcements: May 18, 2020

In This Edition

  1. Celebrate APA Heritage Month with AABANY
  2. AABANY Congratulates Won S. Shin on Promotion to Chief of Appeals at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York
  3. In The News: AABANY Member Tsui Yee Quoted in NPR Story on Immigration
  4. Common Threads of Justice: Get to Know Hon. Peter Tom
  5. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Webinar on Becoming A Magistrate Judge
  6. AABANY Members Invited: Lowenstein Cooks for a Cause
  7. AABANY Co-Sponsors: General Counsel Virtual Panel
  8. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Small Business Navigation of COVID-19: A Briefing on Relief and Remedies
  9. AABANY IP Committee Holds Mixer on May 27
  10. AABANY Co-Sponsors: COVID-19: Relief for Small Businesses Webinar Series
  11. AABANY Presents: How to Woo Clients, Wow Judges and Win Cases
  12. AABANY Co-Sponsors: A Virtual Trial Reenactment: Remembering the Murder of Vincent Chin
  13. AABANY Hosts Weekly Zoom Membership Mixer on May 15
  14. Highlight: AABANY Hosts Know Your Rights Webinars on Anti-Asian Harassment and Violence in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean
  15. Four United States Magistrate Judge Vacancies to be Filled
  16. Census 2020: Together, we can ensure that our community receives the resources it needs
  17. Read AABANY's 2019 Year End Report
  18. Renew Your Membership Now and Get 20% Off Plus Free Membership in NAPABA
  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. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  26. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  27. Fellowship Announcements
  28. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  29. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  30. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Celebrate APA Heritage Month with AABANY

Despite the restrictions against public gatherings during COVID-19, AABANY has remained active and busy for APA Heritage Month, hosting multiple community presentations about anti-Asian harassment and violence on May 13, 16, and 17, in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean.

We will continue to celebrate APA Heritage Month during the remainder of May, and we hope you will join us at several events. To learn about upcoming events, click here

AABANY Congratulates Won S. Shin on Promotion to Chief of Appeals at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York

The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) congratulates Won S. Shin, AABANY Board Director, on his recent promotion from an Assistant United States Attorney to Chief of Appeals at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division, Southern District of New York.

Before his promotion, Won S. Shin served as an Assistant United States Attorney at the same office. In that role, Mr. Shin oversaw briefing and argument in criminal appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and advised other prosecutors on legal issues arising in their investigations and prosecutions.

Mr Shin’s dedication to public service and his record of leadership is well-known and appreciated by all of us at AABANY. Please join us in congratulating Mr. Shin on this well deserved promotion.

To read more, click here.

In The News: AABANY Member Tsui Yee Quoted in NPR Story on Immigration

AABANY Member and immigration attorney Tsui Yee was recently quoted in an NPR story by Alina Selyukh entitled “Will Filing For Unemployment Hurt My Green Card? Legal Immigrants Are Afraid.”

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread and leave millions of people jobless, legal immigrants working and paying taxes in the US fear that applying for unemployment might jeopardize their immigration cases. Tsui noted that even though these individuals are eligible to collect unemployment, many chose not to out of fear that doing so will somehow trigger a red flag with immigration services.

To read the full story, click here.

Common Threads of Justice: Get to Know Hon. Peter Tom

The Historical Society of the New York Courts continues its month-long celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month with its 2017 film Get to Know: Hon. Peter Tom. At the time of the interview, Justice Tom served as the Acting Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department. 

To read the full blog post, click on the image below.

 

AABANY Co-Sponsors: Webinar on Becoming A Magistrate Judge

Registration ends on 5/19/2020.  To register, click here.

AABANY Members Invited: Lowenstein Cooks for a Cause

On May 20, 2020, Chef Lucas Sin of Junzi Kitchen who will teach guests how to prepare one of his favorite recipes and also share with viewers how his restaurant is giving back in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

This event is being hosted by the Lowenstein Sandler's Diversity Leadership Network, in part, to help support two charitable organizations: Apex for Youth and Asian Americans Advancing Justice.

To RSVP and learn more, click here.

AABANY Co-Sponsors: General Counsel Virtual Panel

Registration ends on 5/20/2020.  For more information and to register, click here

AABANY Co-Sponsors: Small Business Navigation of COVID-19: A Briefing on Relief and Remedies

 

AABANY IP Committee Holds Mixer on May 27

Please join us on May 27th at 6:30 on a Zoom conference call to take a break, meet fellow IP Committee members and kick off the summer with us.  We will be talking about the ideas we have for future events and would love to hear any ideas or topics you would like to cover this year.  Guests, new members and students are all welcome to join.  As an icebreaker, we will be doing some Rebus puzzles.

 

So come join us and let’s talk about those patent, trademark and copyright related conversations that are truly missing from your indoor life.

 

For more information and to register, click here.


AABANY Co-Sponsors: COVID-19: Relief for Small Businesses Webinar Series

 

 

Click here or the image above to register.

AABANY Presents: How to Woo Clients, Wow Judges and Win Cases

Please be sure to register by May 27 by clicking here.

AABANY Co-Sponsors: A Virtual Trial Reenactment: Remembering the Murder of Vincent Chin

On May 28, 2020, please join us for a virtual trial reenactment and discussion co-sponsored by the Asian Affinity Network at Allen & Overy  LLP and the Asian American Bar Association of New York, in  commemoration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

In furtherance of our commitment to civic education and community engagement, we will be  hosting a live virtual trial reenactment of the Murder of Vincent Chin and panel discussion on the  political implications of the outcome of the case and the history of Asian immigration in the US,  anti­-Asian violence and hate crimes. This event will be eligible for CLE credit (as further  described below). A virtual networking reception (via Remo) for attendees to meet informally will  follow.

For more information and to RSVP, click here.

AABANY Hosts Weekly Zoom Membership Mixer on May 15

On May 15, 2020, the Membership Committee hosted their weekly Zoom Mixer Membership Mixer, with 24 participants in attendance. The icebreaker question posed to the participants was “If you were not a lawyer or did not have a job in law, what would your career be?” Members said they would be chefs, producers, directors, comic book illustrators, standup comics, cosmologists, and food critics.

Issues Committee Chair, Chris Kwok, moderated a discussion about the Asian Americans documentary being shown on PBS right now. https://www.pbs.org/show/asian-americans/

To read more, click here.

Please be sure to register for this week’s mixer by Thursday evening, May 21, here: https://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1366636

Highlight: AABANY Clinic Hosts COVID-19 related Anti-Asian Violence and Hate Webinar


 

On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the Asian American Bar Association’s (AABANY) Pro Bono & Community Service Committee hosted the webinar, “Anti-Asian Violence and Hate Arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic.” This event addressed the increase in violent incidents against the Asian American community, and the relevant State and Federal laws for victims and witnesses of these hate crimes who seek to report them.

The webinar featured panelists David Chiang, Supervising Assistant District Attorney, Queens District Attorney’s Office; Joe Gim, Deputy Chief, Nassau County District Attorney; and Julia Kerr, Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Eugene Kim, a volunteer at AABANY’s Pro Bono Clinic, moderated the panel.

To read more, click here.

Four United States Magistrate Judge Vacancies to be Filled

From Douglas C. Palmer, Clerk of Court, United State District Court, Eastern District of New York:

The application period for any one of four vacancies being filled at this time has been extended to May 29th, 2020. I have attached a link to the public announcement seeking applicants for currently vacant positions and upcoming vacancies. This is perhaps a unique time in the history of the federal court in this, the Eastern District of New York; I do not have any record of this number of opportunities being available at the same time since the US Magistrate Judge positions were created.

Please view the Announcement.

The application can be found HERE.

Census 2020: Together, we can ensure that our community receives the resources it needs

Asian Americans are one of the fastest growing groups in the United States. For Asian American communities to be properly represented in government decision making and to receive a proper allocation of funding, we must complete the census.

Respond by clicking on the following link: https://www.2020census.gov/ 

Read AABANY's 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.

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. This promotion has been extended by Membership Director Beatrice Leong to May 31, 2020.

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 

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

  • May 20: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Webinar on Becoming A Magistrate Judge. For more information, click here.
  • May 20: AABANY Members Invited: Lowenstein Cooks for a Cause. For more information, click here.
  • May 21: AABANY Co-Sponsors: General Counsel Virtual Panel. For more information, click here.
  • May 22: Weekly AABANY Membership Mixers. For more information, click here.
  • May 27: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Small Business Navigation of COVID-19: A Briefing on Relief and Remedies. For more information, click here.
  • May 27: AABANY Co-Sponsors: COVID-19: Relief for Small Businesses Webinar Series Part 1. For more information, click here.
  • May 27: AABANY IP Committee Mixer. For more information, click here.
  • May 28: AABANY Co-Sponsors: A Virtual Trial Reenactment: Remembering the Murder of Vincent Chin. For more information, click here.
  • May 28: AABANY Co-Sponsors: COVID-19: Relief for Small Businesses Webinar Series Part 2. For more information, click here.
  • May 28: AABANY Presents: How to Woo Clients, Wow Judges and Win Cases. For more information, click here.

 Other Events on AABANY Calendar

  • May 19: Consilio Presents: How Law Firms Can Support Their Clients Who Use Microsoft 365 for Core eDiscovery and Advanced eDiscovery. For more information, click here.
  • May 19: Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) presents Resilience & Response to Anti-Asian Racism. For more information, click here.
  • May 20: NQAPIA: D&I Career Panels for LGBTQ API Lawyers. For more information, click here.
  • May 20: NYC Commission on Human Rights: Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training. For more information, click here.
  • May 20: Consilio Presents: What’s New in eDiscovery: A Case Law Update. For more information, click here.
  • MAY 20: Consilio Presents: C-Integrity Hong Kong 2020 (A Teh Group Event) / SVR – Secure Virtual Review. For more information, click here.
  • MAY 21: Consilio: Presents Disputes, Compliance and Conduct Management. For more information, click here.
  • May 21: White & Case Presents a Virtual Screening of Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066. For more information, click here.
  • May 27: Join the Network of Bar Leaders for a Webinar, Officer Election, and Virtual Happy Hour. For more information, click here.
  • May 27: NYC Commission on Human Rights: Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • General Attorney (Office of Professional Responsibility), Federal Bureau of Prisons, Washington, D.C.
  • Assistant United States Attorney (Civil Division), USAO Eastern District of Michigan, Detroit, MI
  • Trial Attorney (Criminal Section), Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
  • Assistant Chief Immigration Judge, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Falls Church, VA
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.