Official blog of the Asian American Bar Association of New York
Month: October 2011
On October 29, AABANY’s Student Outreach Committee presented the Upstate Roadshow. Held at Syracuse Law School, a contingent of lawyers from downstate and from the Syracuse area visited with law students from Syracuse Law School and University of Buffalo Law School to talk about AABANY, exam writing, resume writing and interviewing skills and practical skills required to succeed in the legal profession. Thanks to Mark Sweeney from Syracuse Law School and Melle Xu from University of Buffalo Law School for working with AABANY’s Student Outreach Committee to make the event happen. Thanks to Mary Trainor, Shelly Tsai and Josephine Yang Pat-yi, attorneys from Syracuse, for participating in the panels. Thanks to Liza Sohn and Ben Chan, co-chairs of the Student Outreach Committee for planning and organizing the event. Thanks to Chris Chan, Yang Chen, Francis Chin, Will Ng and Thomas Hou for their involvement. Thanks also to Bond Schoeneck & King for co-sponsoring the event. We enjoyed meeting with the students and attorneys upstate and we look forward to staying in touch and working with them in the future.
AABANY Student Outreach Committee co-chair Liza Sohn attended the Seton Hall Law School Diwali and Eid celebration on Oct. 24. We look forward to seeing more Seton Hall law students at upcoming AABANY events.
Photos from Rutgers Mela, Oct. 6, 2011. Thanks to Eric Ng of Rutgers APALSA, we have some group shots from the Mela included in this album. Congrats once again to Rutgers APALSA for throwing such a wonderful event.
AABANY congratulates Pauline Yeung-Ha, Esq., partner at Grimaldi & Yeung, on the following recognitions:
SUPER LAWYER RISING STAR 2011 (The only Elder Law attorney named Rising Star in New York State) and
New York Magazine’s BEST LAWYER 2012
Both recognitions of Super Lawyer Rising Star and New York Magazine’s Best Lawyer, involve a very selective and intense process in which the selected attorney is nominated and approved by his/her peers in the same area of practice.
Only 2.5% of the State’s attorneys under 40 years of age are selected as Rising Stars. The attorney must prove to be ethical, have excellent client records and proven results.
New York Magazine’s Best Lawyer recognition has been described as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
Grimaldi & Yeung is a small-scale, personal service law firm that helps people plan for the transactions involved in aging or living with a disability. We develop estate plans designed to protect assets, help families in crisis deal with Medicare, Medicaid and living situation issues and assist in safeguarding the quality of care of persons with disabilities.
A dynamic conversation about the necessity, strategies and impact of women of color’s leadership in public policy. A networking reception will follow the discussion. Read here for more details on this event.
Associate Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court is hiring two law clerks, each for an 18- to 24-month term. One position will begin in January 2012; the other will begin in fall 2012. Applicants must have a strong academic record, excellent research and writing skills, and demonstrated ability to learn quickly and work collaboratively. Applicants who are one to five years out of law school and who have previously clerked for a federal appellate court are strongly preferred. The position is based in San Francisco.
Interested applicants should send (in PDF format) a cover letter, résumé, law school transcript, and writing sample via email to email@example.com. Applications will be considered immediately upon receipt, until the positions are filled. Questions may be directed to Justice Liu’s judicial assistant, Ms. Pat Sheehan, at (415) 865-7090. For information about the California Supreme Court, see http://www.courts.ca.gov/supremecourt.htm.
AABANY members may now enjoy discounted rates for performances at the Kupferberg Center for Visual and Performing Arts located at Queens College. Click here or on the image below to download a copy of an event flyer with more information and the special offer to AABANY.
From a press release issued by NYCLA on October 24:
On Wednesday, November 2, the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) is hosting a free forum, “Should a Judge Be Required to Face Accusations in a Public Forum? Is Justice Mute?,” at the Home of Law on 14 Vesey Street from 6:00-8:00 PM. Judicial experts will be discussing:
What resources are available to an investigative journalist to present a balanced story;
What the press’ responsibility is to ensure balanced reporting of public accusations against a judge;
What meaningful due process protections should be provided to a judge who stands accused in a public setting; and
The debate over whether judicial disciplinary hearings should be open or closed.
The forum is free and open to the public. This program is sponsored by the NYCLA Justice Center and Task Force on Judicial Independence, which comprises lawyers, judges and academics and was established in 2006 in keeping with the Association’s long history of commitment to an independent judiciary.
On Friday evening, October 21, Hofstra Law School APALSA hosted the first Chris Chan exam writing workshop of the season. Law students from Hofstra, St. John’s and Touro were in attendance. They experienced the Chris Chan method of breaking down and analyzing law school exams to help demystify the process of taking law school exams and excelling at them. The next one will be the Upstate Roadshow taking place at Syracuse Law School. Thanks to Liza Sohn, Student Outreach Committee Co-Chair, for the great shots.
More than 40 law students and lawyers attended the Fall Networking Event at Slate on Thursday, October 20. Students from Rutgers, Brooklyn, Columbia, New York Law School, and Cardozo were there, along with a mix of lawyers in private practice and the public sector. Thanks to Irene Tan and Jonathan Li for putting it together! And thanks to Liza Sohn, Student Outreach Committee Co-Chair for the wonderful photos.