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AABANY Announcements: July 27, 2020

In This Edition

  1. Buy a Button to Fight Anti-Asian Violence and Support our Pro Bono Clinic
  2. Be Sure to Activate Your NAPABA Affiliate Membership
  3. Join Us in Reaching a Membership Milestone of 1,500 Members!
  4. AABANY Publishes Flyer with COVID-19 Legal Relief Resources
  5. AABANY Presents: Embracing and Learning Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity in the Workplace and Beyond, July 28
  6. Weekly AABANY Membership Mixer, July 31: Show & Tell
  7. AABANY Presents a Book Talk: Stuck - Why Asian Americans Don't Reach the Top, August 4
  8. AABANY Hosts Weekly Mixer on July 24
  9. Highlights of Recent Events
  10. Census 2020: Together, we can ensure that our community receives the resources it needs
  11. Read AABANY's 2019 Year End Report
  12. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  13. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  14. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  15. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  16. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  17. NAPABA News
  18. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  19. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  20. Fellowship Announcements
  21. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  22. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  23. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Buy a Button to Fight Anti-Asian Violence and Support our Pro Bono Clinic

The COVID-19 era has brought more challenges to our Asian American community in New York, with anti-Asian violence on the rise and many New Yorkers facing serious legal issues in housing and immigration, as well as challenges due to economic hardships. Our Pro Bono Clinic has gone remote to provide legal information and assistance.

To raise funds for our Pro Bono Clinic, AABANY member Joane Siyan Wong has created a "One Humanity Against the Virus" button. Buy one for $10 or two for $15 at

https://www.aabany.org/store/ListProducts.aspx?catid=797146

Please show your support by buying one, two or a dozen buttons. Help spread the message of unity, fight anti-Asian violence and harassment, and support the efforts of the Pro Bono Clinic. Thank you!

Click here or on the image below to purchase


 

Be Sure to Activate Your NAPABA Affiliate Membership

Recently, some AABANY members may have received the following notification from NAPABA: "To be eligible to vote in the 2020-21 NAPABA Board of Governors election, you must be an active member of NAPABA by August 3." You may have gotten this email because you did not activate your FREE affiliate membership earlier this year. To get the code to do so, contact membership@aabany.org. As we indicated previously, NAPABA memberships are based on the calendar year, meaning that your NAPABA Affiliate Membership will expire on December 31. Therefore, if you waited until now to contact us for your code, you will have about five months left to your NAPABA Affiliate Membership. Please update your membership asap.

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.

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 Presents: Embracing and Learning Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity in the Workplace and Beyond, July 28

 

Click here or on the image below to register.

 

Weekly AABANY Membership Mixer, July 31: Show & Tell

 

Click here or on the image below to register. Registration closes July 30.

AABANY Presents a Book Talk: Stuck - Why Asian Americans Don't Reach the Top, August 4

Join Chris Kwok, Moderator and Issues Committee Chair, in a book talk with Margaret M. Chin, professor at CUNY Hunter and the CUNY graduate center, who recently published the book, Stuck: Why Asian Americans Don't Reach the Top of the Corporate Ladder.

 

Click here or on the image below to register.

 

AABANY Hosts Weekly Mixer on July 24

 

On July 24, 2020, the Membership Committee hosted their weekly Zoom Membership Mixer with the Korean American Lawyers of Greater New York (KALAGNY), with 26 participants in attendance. As a Board Member of both AABANY and KALAGNY, Membership Committee Co-Chair and AABANY Board Secretary Christopher Bae was the perfect host for this event. The icebreaker question posed to the participants was: "What is your go-to karaoke song?" Some of the go-to songs or artists were "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey, ABBA, "Manic Monday" by the Bangles, "Graduation" by Vitamin C, and Taylor Swift.

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Highlights of Recent Events

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." The National Employment Law Project is now accepting applications for its 2021 Legal Fellowship. To see this and other current announcements for Fellowships, click here.

Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • July 28: AABANY Presents: Embracing and Learning Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity in the Workplace and Beyond. For more information, click here.
  • July 31: Weekly AABANY Membership Mixer. For more information, click here.
  • August 4: AABANY Presents a Book Talk: Stuck - Why Asian Americans Don't Reach the Top. For more information, click here.
  • August 26: AABANY Presents Navigating the Legal Job Market during the Pandemic Panel. For more information, click here.

Other Events on AABANY Calendar

  • July 28: From NYC Bar: "The Supreme Court Decisions on Sexual Orientation and Transgender Discrimination." For more information, click here.
  • July 28: From MBBA: "#MBBALEARNS MBBA IN-HOUSE SESSION SUPPORT (SESSION 3)." For more information, click here.
  • July 28: From NYCLA: Immigration in the Era of the COVID Pandemic. For more information, click here.
  • July 29: From BWBA CLE Committee: Implicit Bias. What is it? Do I have it? Can I get rid of it? For more information, click here.
  • July 29: AAJC Presents: How Law Firms and NonProfits Litigate Together for Social Change. For more information, click here.
  • July 29: Consilio Presents: What's New in Document Review: Best Practices for Conducting Remote Reviews. For more information, click here.
  • July 30: From WBANY: “What It’s (Really) Like To Practice Law As A Woman." For more information, click here.
  • July 30: From WCBA & NYCLA's CLE Institute: How Schools Should Handle Claims of Sexual Harassment and Assault. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Labor Counsel, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York, NY
  • Corporate Associate, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, New York, NY
  • Attorney, California Penal Code Committee, California Law Revision Commission, Davis, California
  • Deputy Attorney General (Assistant Section Chief), Department of Law & Public Safety, Trenton, New Jersey
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.