NYCLA Task Force Reports on Judicial Budget Cuts

The New York County Lawyers’ Association and its Task Force on Judicial Budget Cuts has issued its Preliminary Report on the Effect of Judicial Budget Cuts on New York State Courts.  Read the press release here and the report here.  A similar report on the Federal courts in New York will be coming out shortly.

Mentors Needed for AABANY Mentorship Program

August 15 is the deadline for applications to the AABANY Mentorship Program.  We have received a large number of responses from mentees.  Thanks to all who registered.  We would like as much as possible to match one mentor to one mentee and to that end, we are putting out a call to mentors.  Thanks to the mentors who have already signed up.  We need more to apply, so if you have not yet done so, please do so before the Fall Conference on September 17.  If you have done so, please encourage others to apply.

As of 11:59 pm on Monday, August 15, we will be closing the applications from mentees while leaving the form open to mentors.  The final deadline will be September 17, at which time we plan to introduce the mentors and mentees to each other during the cocktail reception at the conclusion of the Fall Conference.

If you have any questions about the Mentorship Program please contact Julie Kwon, the Program’s Coordinator.

“The Learning” Coming to POV

AABANY was one of the Community Partners for the screening of the documentary “The Learning” at the Asian American International Film Festival, now in its 34th year.  The seemingly endless rain did not dissuade the hearty souls who came out on a damp Sunday afternoon to see the film, showing at the Clearview Chelsea Cinema on West 23rd Street.

The film chronicles a year in the lives of four Filipino women who are recruited to teach in the schools of Inner City Baltimore.  They leave behind their entire families, friends and loved ones to pursue opportunities that are open to them in America, enduring the challenges of a different place and culture, and reaping the benefits and consequences of their choices.  The film is at once sad and funny, disturbing and enlightening. The film succeeds in drawing the viewer into the lives of each of the teachers and revealing the stark contrast of their lives here and back home in the Philippines.

If you missed the screening, make sure to catch it on POV on PBS, on September 20.  Check your local listings.