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AABANY Announcements: June 22, 2020

In This Edition

  1. AABANY Publishes Flyer with COVID-19 Legal Relief Resources
  2. AABANY Commemorates Juneteenth
  3. In The News: Ryan D. Budhu’s Op-Ed on Police Brutality And George Floyd Published in USA
  4. Applications for AABANY'S 2020-2021 Mentorship Program are Now Open
  5. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Small Business Navigation of COVID-19: A Briefing on Relief and Remedies, June 23
  6. AABANY Solo and Small Firm Practice Committee Introductory Meeting, June 25
  7. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Avoiding Real Property Disputes in Divorce Matters In the Aftermath of COVID-19, June 25
  8. Solo and Small Firm Practice Committee Introductory Meeting, June 25
  9. AABANY Presents: "Down A Dark Stairwell" Discussion with Chris Kwok, June 25
  10. AABANY-SABANY Membership Mixer, June 26
  11. AABANY YLC Presents: FREE Virtual Workout Class With Boxing Trainer Mindy Lai, June 28
  12. AABANY Hosts Weekly Zoom Membership Mixer on June 19
  13. Census 2020: Together, we can ensure that our community receives the resources it needs
  14. Read AABANY's 2019 Year End Report
  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 Publishes Flyer with COVID-19 Legal Relief Resources

 

 

On June 16, AABANY published a flyer with a comprehensive list of digital resources for those seeking legal relief arising out of COVID-19 related issues.

The flyer provides links for resources in multiple areas, including Small Business Labor and Employment, Restructuring and Bankruptcy, and other pages listing more general information, such as knowing your rights if you encounter anti-Asian racism or harassment and frequently asked questions.

Many of the resources are available in other languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and Japanese.

Click on the image to the left to access the flyer as a PDF, which includes embedded links to the resources mentioned above.

 

 

AABANY Commemorates Juneteenth

The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) commemorates Juneteenth, the unofficial holiday marking the declaration of legal freedom for African Americans from slavery. On June 19, 1865, news of the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been issued over two and a half years prior, finally reached African Americans in Texas, which was then the outermost reaches of the Confederacy. Since then, Juneteenth has been dedicated to honoring the bravery and history of African Americans, who continue to fight for social, political, and economic equality. As Asian Americans continue to struggle alongside African Americans to assert common voices for equality and civil rights, we build bridges that bring our two communities together in the shared fight towards greater equity. AABANY celebrates Juneteenth in the spirit of our theme this year: “Stronger Together: Unity in Diversity.”

To read more, click here.

 

In The News: Ryan D. Budhu’s Op-Ed on Police Brutality And George Floyd Published in USA Today

 On June 19, 2020, USA Today published an Op-Ed written by Ryan D. Budhu, a member of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) and past president of the South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY).

In the article, Budhu recounts his personal experience with police brutality, when his brother died in the custody of the NYPD. He also reflects on this tragedy in relation to the death of George Floyd, and the need for allyship between South Asian and Black communities. He writes: “I have a duty to listen to and help address inequities, especially those that affect Black lives within the circles that I occupy.”

To read the complete op-ed, click here.

 Applications for AABANY'S 2020-2021 Mentorship Program are Now Open

 We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for Mentors and Mentees who wish to apply to join the 2020-21 AABANY Mentorship Program.

AABANY’s Mentorship Program provides support, advice, and networking opportunities to aid both mentors and mentees in their professional and personal development. Each mentee is matched to a mentor who will serve as a teacher, role model, and resource to the mentee. By way of one-to-one relationships and Mentorship Program events held throughout the year, the program will provide the structure to advance professional growth and networking skills of both mentors and mentees. Mentors and mentees will be AABANY members and may come from any level of experience and practice area.

To find out more about the program and to apply, go to https://www.aabany.org/page/944

Deadline to Register is June 30.

Questions? Please direct them to Shruti Chopra at schopra@morrisoncohen.com or Joseph Eng at jeng@kslaw.com, Co-Chairs of the Mentorship Program.

AABANY Co-Sponsors: Small Business Navigation of COVID-19: A Briefing on Relief and Remedies, June 23

This event, originally scheduled for June 4, has been moved to June 23

Register at: https://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1380006


AABANY Solo and Small Firm Practice Committee Introductory Meeting, June 25

This first Solo and Small Firm Practice Committee meeting for the fiscal year is intended to introduce members to each other, discuss Committee priorities and address a proposed agenda for the upcoming year.

Please register at https://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1388037 by June 24 and the Zoom codes will be sent to you on the morning of June 25.

AABANY Co-Sponsors: Avoiding Real Property Disputes in Divorce Matters In the Aftermath of COVID-19, June 25

Please register by June 24. To register, please click here or the image below.

AABANY Presents: "Down A Dark Stairwell" Discussion with Chris Kwok, June 25

Join Issues Committee Chair Chris Kwok in a discussion surrounding the film, "Down A Dark Stairwell."

To register for the event, go to https://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1391903

To learn more about the film go to https://www.hrwfilmfestivalstream.org/film/down-a-dark-stairwell/

AABANY-SABANY Membership Mixer, June 26

We miss seeing all of you at our Monthly Membership Mixers so let's go with the next best thing: Let's all get together for Weekly Virtual Mixers. The first one on April 1 worked out so well, we want to keep doing them until we can see each other in person (which we hope will be soon).

Additionally, this week our mixer will be done in conjunction with our sister bar association, SABANY!

Please register at HERE and we will send you the Zoom link and details closer to the date of the mixer. Open to everyone, member or not, but please register.

AABANY YLC Presents: FREE Virtual Workout Class With Boxing Trainer Mindy Lai, June 28

 
Ready to get your heart pumping? Join us for a fun and exciting cardio and core workout class with Mindy Lai, an instructor at Everybody Fights, a popular boxing and fitness studio with locations across the country. All levels welcome – no equipment necessary. Get ready to torch some serious calories with the Young Lawyers’ Committee!

Spots are limited, so sign up today! RSVP by midnight on Thursday, June 25 here.

AABANY Hosts Weekly Zoom Membership Mixer on June 19

On June 19, 2020, the Membership Committee hosted their weekly Zoom Membership Mixer, with 15 participants in attendance. The icebreaker question posed to the participants was: “Which historical figure, living or deceased, would you most like to meet?” Members wanted to meet Cleopatra, Yuri Kochiyama, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Robin Williams, Michelangelo, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Isaac Asimov, Harriet Tubman, and Ben Franklin.

To read the full article, click 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.

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

  • June 23: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Small Business Navigation of COVID-19: A Briefing on Relief and Remedies. For more information, click here.
  • June 25: AABANY Solo and Small Firm Practice Committee Introductory Meeting. For more information, click here.
  • June 25: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Avoiding Real Property Disputes in Divorce Matters In the Aftermath of COVID-19. For more information, click here.
  • June 25: AABANY Presents: "Down A Dark Stairwell" Discussion with Chris Kwok.  For more information, click here.
  • June 26: AABANY-SABANY Membership Mixer.  For more information, click here.

Other Events on AABANY Calendar

  • June 22: From GAPABA: A Conversation with U.S. Attorney BJay Pak. For more information, click here.
  • June 23: 2020 FBA EDNY Diversity Forum: The Impact of COVID-19 on Minority Communities. For more information, click here.
  • June 24: From LeGaL: LeGaL Pride Celebration.  For more information, click here.
  • June 25: From Consilio: Part Three: Microsoft Office 365 Teams and eDiscovery Session.  For more information, click here.
  • June 25: From NYSBA: Successful Networking for Lawyers Who Hate Networking.  For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • 2016 Class Year Associate, Thompson Hine LLP, New York, NY
  • Deputy Attorney General 2, Office of the New Jersey State Attorney General, Trenton, New Jersey
  • Administrative Law Judge, Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, New York, NY
  • Assistant Attorney General, Environmental Protection Bureau, Office of the New York State Attorney General, Albany, 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.