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AABANY Announcements: August 10, 2020

In This Edition

  1. AABANY 2020 Fall Conference Goes Virtual: Submit a Program Today
  2. Buy a Button to Fight Anti-Asian Violence and Support our Pro Bono Clinic
  3. Join Us in Reaching a Membership Milestone of 1,500 Members!
  4. AABANY Publishes Flyer with COVID-19 Legal Relief Resources
  5. Weekly AABANY Membership Mixer featuring Won Shin, August 14
  6. AABANY Presents Navigating the Legal Job Market during the Pandemic Panel, August 26
  7. AABANY Hosts Weekly Mixer on August 7
  8. Census 2020: Together, we can ensure that our community receives the resources it needs
  9. Read AABANY's 2019 Year End Report
  10. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  11. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  12. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  13. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  14. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  15. NAPABA News
  16. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  17. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  18. Fellowship Announcements
  19. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

AABANY 2020 Fall Conference Goes Virtual: Submit a Program Today

The 2020 AABANY Fall Conference is taking place virtually, on September 25 and 26. We will be taking program submissions via Google Form, at this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUhh7FA260mJ0
ZKXPe2WIjxIni8IZTFkPfT490xvJgzA8LZw/viewform

The basic items that the form calls for are:

1. Program title and description and how it aligns with this year's theme "Stronger Together: Unity in Diversity";
2. CLE category (refer to https://www.aabany.org/page/152);
3. Speaker names and moderator name; and
4. Sponsor names, if any

The deadline to submit the form is August 21, 2020.

If you would like to submit a program for consideration, please give thought to the four items above and complete the form by the deadline. With regard to speaker names, moderator names and potential sponsors, you can submit names even if they are not yet confirmed, but we will follow up with you after the August 21 submission deadline to lock down those details.

If you have any questions, please email main@aabany.org.

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


 
 

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.

 

 

 

Weekly AABANY Membership Mixer featuring Won Shin, August 14

Join us on Friday, August 14, at 6:30 PM, as the Membership Committee presents the second installment of the Meet the Board Series, which will feature Won Shin, Chief of Appeals in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Come meet Won and the members of the co-sponsoring committees - The Government Service & Public Interest Committee and The Prosecutors Committee - in a fun and informal Zoom mixer. Open to both members and non-members but please register. BYOB and black tie optional.

Click here or on the flyer below to register.

AABANY Presents Navigating the Legal Job Market during the Pandemic Panel, August 26

Join the Career Placement Committee in a panel discussion on Navigating the Legal Job Market During the Pandemic on August 26, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. We will be discussing how to find a job, brushing up on resume building, and other related items during this time period. Please register by August 25, 2020 to obtain a Zoom link.

Participants who wish to remain anonymous in the meeting should change their name on Zoom before entering the Zoom meeting room.

First 20 registrants will get a $10 Visa or Mastercard gift card to assist you during this time.

Click here or on the flyer below to register.


AABANY Hosts Weekly Mixer on August 7

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On August 7, 2020, the Membership Committee hosted their weekly Zoom Membership Mixer, with 7 participants in attendance. This week we played an online version of “Cards Against Humanity,” with first time player Kevin Hsi winning! Membership Director Beatrice Leong hosted from a local pub on Austin Street in Forest Hills, while enjoying some oysters outdoors. She continued to host even when the rain started to come down, sheltered under her umbrella.

Read the full blog post 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." 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

  • August 14: Weekly AABANY Membership Mixer featuring Won Shin. 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

  • August 11: SABANY Presents Race, Power & Privilege: Standing Up for Racial Injustice.  For more information, click here.
  • August 11: NYC Bar presents “Hot Topics in Divorce Law.”  For more information, click here.
  • August 12: NYSBA presents “Unemployment Insurance And COVID-19 Updates."  For more information, click here.
  • August 12: From MBBA: #MBBALEARNS MBBA SOLO & SMALL FIRMS (SESSION 3.)  For more information, click here.
  • August 13: SABANY presents Race, Power & Privilege: Getting to the Root: Structural Racism.  For more information, click here.
  • August 13: NYC Bar presents Overview: Impacts of COVID-19 on Commercial Leasing in NYC.  For more information, click here.
  • August 13: NYSBA presents “Virtual Meetings: Best Practices For Corporations And LLCs.  For more information, click here.
  • August 13: HALANY presents “The New Faces of Activism: A Conversation with the Next Generation of Leaders.” For more information, click here.
  • August 18: LeGaL presents “How to be A Judge: The Path to the Bench in NYC.” For more information, click here.
  • August 18: SABANY presents “Race, Power & Privilege: Getting to the Root: Structural Racism.”  For more information, click here.
  • August 20: From NYWBA: The Unfinished Business of LGBTQ+ Equality.  For more information, click here.
  • August 26: From SAICBA-Q: Surrogate's Court: Court Protocols & Intervention Requirements. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Volunteer Law Clerk, Environment and Natural Resources Div., DOJ, Washington DC
  • Assistant US Attorney, District of Alaska, DOJ, Anchorage
  • Trial Attorney (Asst. Chief), Antitrust Div., DOJ, Washington DC
  • Attorney Advisor, Office of Justice Programs, DOJ, Washington DC
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.