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AABANY Announcements: June 30, 2020

In This Edition

  1. Join Us in Reaching a Membership Milestone of 1,500 Members!
  2. Applications for AABANY'S 2020-2021 Mentorship Program are Now Open
  3. AABANY Publishes Flyer with COVID-19 Legal Relief Resources
  4. "Upside Down" by Jane Jeong
  5. AABANY Co-Sponsors: Police Accountability: What Does It Really Look Like?, June 30
  6. AABANY Zoom Talent Show, July 17
  7. AABANY Hosts Weekly Zoom Membership Mixer on June 26
  8. Highlight: June 15 Virtual Summer Programs
  9. Census 2020: Together, we can ensure that our community receives the resources it needs
  10. Read AABANY's 2019 Year End Report
  11. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  12. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  13. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  14. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  15. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  16. NAPABA News
  17. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  18. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  19. Fellowship Announcements
  20. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  22. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Join Us in Reaching a Membership Milestone of 1,500 Members!

AABANY is excited to announce that it now has more than 1,400 paid members! In celebration of reaching this historic milestone, we invite you to join us in a push to add 100 more members by the end of this summer, so that we can celebrate 1,500 members! With your help, we hope to continue our growth as the largest diverse bar association in New York.

AABANY members include a wide cross-section of legal professionals: attorneys, law students, judges, prosecutors, public interest lawyers, law professors, paralegals, among others -- all brought together by our Asian American, Pacific Islander, and South Asian heritage, and our common goal of enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession.

We host numerous CLE events throughout the year at which our members can develop professionally and expand their professional networks. In addition to advancing our members’ professional careers, we pride ourselves on our commitment to giving back to our communities. We have actively made resources available online to those adversely affected by COVID-19 and have continued our Pro Bono Clinic as a remote operation. We also host a variety of social and cultural events that have included Mets and Yankee games in the summer and a Night at the Opera for our members. If you wish to join a professional community dedicated to career advancement, community impact, and fun, please consider joining AABANY.

To encourage non-members to join and former members to renew, we are offering 20% off all memberships from now until August 31, 2020. Help us get to 1,500! Help AABANY make history!

Please contact membership@aabany.org for the discount code, or if you have any questions

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 atjeng@kslaw.com, Co-Chairs of the Mentorship Program.


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.

 "Upside Down" by Jane Jeong

  
 

We are pleased to welcome AABANY member Jane Jeong who has shared some personal reflections during these challenging times, on our blog.

“OK. But, Jane… who says that upside down will definitely be worse than right-side up?” He pauses for a breath to let that truly sink in. “Maybe,” he continues, “this is just evolution. Painful, yes. Scary, yes. But it could also be just what we need.”

To continue reading, please click here.

AABANY Co-Sponsors: Police Accountability: What Does It Really Look Like?, June 30

The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) of St. John’s Law is pleased to present a virtual panel program that is being co-sponsored by AABANY’s Academic Committee:
 
Police Accountability: What Does It Really Look Like?

Eight minutes, forty-five seconds. That's how long Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd's neck as Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, pleaded, "I can't breathe." His last words continue to resonate across the country and around the world as protestors and activists call out rampant police brutality and demand accountability. Chauvin now faces murder charges, and fellow officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao have all been charged with aiding and abetting. 

Join us as we welcome a panel of experts who are working on the ground as lawyers and public servants to examine and address police misconduct. After sharing their experience and insight, the panelists will answer audience questions so we can better understand police accountability, frame the consequences of inaction, and advocate for reform and justice.
 
Click here to register and for more information.

 

AABANY Zoom Talent Show, July 17

 Email membership@aabany.org or click on the image below if you are interested in performing!

AABANY Hosts Weekly Zoom Membership Mixer on June 26

 

On June 26, 2020, the Membership Committee hosted their weekly Zoom Membership Mixer, with 16 participants in attendance. The icebreaker question posed to the participants was: “What is your family’s immigration story?” Members told their stories of how and why they or their families arrived in the United States or Canada. Some families came for school, marriages, and better opportunities. Some members made the trip to North America as an adult for a different life.

To read more, click here.

 Highlight: June 15 Virtual Summer Programs

On June 15, 2020, the Student Outreach Committee of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) hosted a webinar discussing how to succeed in virtual summer programs. Moderated by James Cho, an Assistant United States Attorney with the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn and past president of AABANY, the panel featured: Luna Barrington, Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; Jeeho Lee, Hiring Partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Andrew T. Hahn, Sr., General Counsel at Hawkins, Delafield & Wood; and Irene Han, Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel at JP Morgan Chase.

To read more, please 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 interests 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 30: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Police Accountability: What Does It Really Look Like? For more information, click here.
  • July 10: AABANY Co-Sponsors: Combating Anti-Asian Racism and Discrimination in the Workplace in the COVID-19. For more information, click here.
  • July 15: AABANY Asia Practice Committee Happy Hour. For more information, click here.
  • July 17: AABANY Zoom Talent Show. For more information, click here.

Other Events on AABANY Calendar

  • June 30: DEADLINE TO APPLY: NAPABA Law Foundation Sharon & Ivan Fong Scholarship. For more information, click here.
  • July 1: Consilio Presents: What’s New in Collections: Remote Collections during COVID-19 and Beyond. For more information, click here.
  • July 1: SAICBA-Q Co-Sponsors: Next Steps for Law Firms and Entrepreneurs: Loan Forgiveness, Labor, Etc. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Corporate & Securities, New York Times, New York, NY
  • Hearing Officer, New York State Gaming Commission, NY
  • Adjunct Faculty, Derivatives Market Regulation Seminar, New York Law School, New York, NY
  • Resident Legal Advisor, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training, Guatemala City, Guatemala
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.