On Wednesday, December 14th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the NYIC will be hosting a free workshop at The New York Immigration Coalition Immigrant Concerns Training Institute 137-139 W. 25th Street, 12th Floor (Between 6th & 7th Avenues). This Know Your Rights workshop is geared toward members of the immigrant community. Space is limited. Please RSVP with your name, organization, phone and e-mail to Jonathan Vidal at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 627-2227 ext. 227.
Theo Cheng, Co-Chair of AABANY’s Judiciary Committee, shares this link from the December 12 New York Law Journal which describes the work of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee in helping to screen highly qualified candidates for New York’s family, criminal and civil courts. This article should be of interest to anyone seeking to learn more about New York’s judicial system and the role of the Mayor and his committee in selecting candidates to the bench.
Judiciary Committee Co-Chair Theo Cheng shares a link from the Dec. 12 New York Law Journal on the legacy Mayor Bloomberg is building through his judicial appointments. The article should be of interest to anyone wishing to learn more about New York’s judicial system and the role played by the Mayor and his committee in the selection process.
On Saturday, December 10, AABANY’s Pro Bono and Community Service Committee presented two community workshops at the Indochina Sino-American Community Center (ISACC) in Manhattan’s Chinatown. In the morning, Kings County ADA Kin Ng and elder law attorney Pauline Yeung-Ha, partner at Grimaldi & Yeung, spoke about financial abuse of seniors. In the afternoon, Nelson Mar, senior staff attorney at Legal Services NYC, spoke about the educational rights of immigrant children in New York City public schools. Peter Cheng, Executive Director of ISACC, and his staff provided translation services to the many members of the Chinatown community that came out to learn more about their legal rights in the areas of elder law and education law. Tony Lu and Karen Wu, co-chairs of the Pro Bono and Community Service Committee, helped to organize the program as part of AABANY’s effort to reach out to the community. For photos of the event, go to http://bit.ly/aabany_isacc2011. For more information about the Pro Bono and Community Service Committee, contact Tony and Karen at email@example.com.
Thanks to everyone who joined us on Friday night, December 9, for AABANY’s Annual Holiday Party. Many AABANY members and friends filled the North Balcony at Pranna on 28th and Madison Avenue to share some holiday cheer over drinks and a delicious spread that included satays, beef sliders, lamb sliders, popcorn shrimp, edamame falafel and sweet potato fries. Check out the photos here: http://bit.ly/holiday_pty2011. AABANY wishes everyone a joyous holiday season!
On March 10 and 11, 2012, Pace Law School in White Plains will again be hosting a National Mock Trial competition featuring some of the top schools in the country, including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, Brown and Dartmouth, among others.
Pace is offering 3 free general CLE credits for all attorneys who volunteer to judge a round. A round lasts no longer than 3 hours. Free parking is available and Pace will provide complimentary food and beverage. You can judge as many rounds as you’d like.
For those interested in applying to become a United States Magistrate Judge, here is an announcement from Theo Cheng, co-chair of the Judiciary Committee:
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York has announced a vacancy for a full-time U.S. Magistrate Judge position in Brooklyn. The EDNY’s public notice, which contains additional information about the position is available on the court’s website at http://www.nyed.uscourts.gov/pub/docs/notices/ALC_Vacancy_Public_Notice_PR-10-18-2011.pdf, and the application itself is available on the court’s homepage. AABANY encourages all qualified attorneys with an interest in serving in the federal judiciary to submit an application, which is due no later than January 13, 2012. If you have any questions about the position or would like assistance in connection with your application, please contact AABANY’s Judiciary Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org, or any of the co-chairs Vince Chang (email@example.com), Theo Cheng (firstname.lastname@example.org) or James Chou (email@example.com.)