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AABANY Announcements: May 26, 2020

In This Edition

  1. AABANY Member Profile: Hon. John Z. Wang Runs for New York City Civil Court
  2. Celebrate APA Heritage Month with AABANY
  3. Congratulations to Margaret Ling
  4. AABANY IP Committee Holds Mixer on May 27
  5. AABANY Co-Sponsors: COVID-19: Relief for Small Businesses Webinar Series
  6. AABANY Presents: How to Woo Clients, Wow Judges and Win Cases
  7. AABANY Co-Sponsors: A Virtual Trial Reenactment: Remembering the Murder of Vincent Chin
  8. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Small Business Navigation of COVID-19: A Briefing on Relief and Remedies
  9. AABANY Hosts Weekly Zoom Membership Mixer on May 22
  10. Highlights: May 16 and May 17
  11. Four United States Magistrate Judge Vacancies to be Filled
  12. Census 2020: Together, we can ensure that our community receives the resources it needs
  13. Read AABANY's 2019 Year End Report
  14. Renew Your Membership Now and Get 20% Off Plus Free Membership in NAPABA
  15. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  16. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  17. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  18. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  19. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  20. NAPABA News
  21. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  22. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  23. Fellowship Announcements
  24. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  25. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  26. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY Member Profile: Hon. John Z. Wang Runs for New York City Civil Court

Hon. John Z. Wang, a proud member of AABANY, has launched his own campaign to run for New York City Civil Court in the First Municipal Court District, which covers Battery Park, Chinatown, FiDi, Greenwich Village, Soho, Tribeca, and Two Bridges. An active contributor to the Judiciary Committee of AABANY, Judge Wang has organized panels on how to become an appointed and elected judge in hopes of encouraging more Asian American and Pacific Islander lawyers to pursue this path. Now, he hopes to make his community proud by becoming the first Asian American Civil Court Judge elected to the First District.

To learn more, click here.

Celebrate APA Heritage Month with AABANY

Despite the restrictions against public gatherings during COVID-19, AABANY has remained active during APA Heritage Month by hosting multiple events, including a webinar on becoming a Magistrate Judge and a General Counsel virtual panel.

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

Congratulations to Margaret Ling

AABANY's Director of Development and Co-Chair of the Real Estate Committee Margaret Ling has shared with us the excellent news that she was approved by the NYCLA Nominations Committee to join NYCLA's Board of Directors, where she will serve alongside NYCLA President-Elect Vince Chang, former AABANY President (2007-08). Margaret continues to serve as Co-Chair of the NYCLA Asian Practice Committee. The election and induction for the incoming NYCLA Board of Directors will take place at NYCLA's Annual Meeting on May 28 at 6 pm.

Please join us in congratulating Margaret Ling on this wonderful achievement!

 

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. A virtual networking reception (via Remo) for attendees to meet informally will  follow.

For more information and to RSVP, click here.

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

To register, click here.

AABANY Hosts Weekly Zoom Membership Mixer on May 22

On May 22, 2020, the Membership Committee hosted their weekly Zoom Mixer Membership Mixer, with 21 participants in attendance. The icebreaker question posed to the participants was “What song would be playing if you had to make an grand entrance?” Members named “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Game of Thrones” theme song, “Eye of the Tiger,” “Final Countdown,” K-Pop classics, “‘Law and Order” theme, “Juicy,” “Young, Scrappy and Hungry,” and more great songs.

To read more, click here.

Please be sure to register for this week’s mixer by Thursday evening, May 28, here: https://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1366637

Highlights: May 16 and May 17

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 26: NAPABA Webinar: Alternative Facts: A Panel Discussion. 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.
  • May 29: Weekly AABANY Membership Mixer, For more information, click here.
  • June 4: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Small Business Navigation of COVID-19: A Briefing on Relief and Remedies. For more information, click here.

 Other Events on AABANY Calendar

  • May 26: Consilio Presents: How Your Organization Can Use the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center.  For more information, click here.
  • May 27: From Consilio: Re-Assessing Your E-Discovery Process to Optimize Efficiency, Reduce Costs.  For more information, click here.
  • May 27: From Consilio: ACEDS Chicago Chapter, Catching the Impostors.  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.
  • May 28: Consilio Presents: Alternative In-House Legal Hangouts.  For more information, click here.
  • May 28: Thomson Reuters Asian Affinity Network Presents: Solidarity During COVID. For more information, click here.
  • May 28: SAICBAQ Presents: Navigating Family Law Through COVID. For more information, click here.
  • May 29: DEADLINE for US Magistrate Judge EDNY Applications. For more information, click here.
  • June 1: SABANY Presents: Census 2020 Webinar. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Senior Staff Attorney, Courtroom Advocates Project, New York, NY
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Division, Department of Justice, Jackson, MS
  • Law Student Volunteer, Criminal Division Fraud Section, Department of Justice Washington, D.C.
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Department of Justice, Montgomery, AL
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.