KALAGNY will be hosting the 2014 International Association of Korean Lawyers’ Conference at Fordham University Law School from Oct 2-5, 2014. In order to prepare for the 2014 conference, IAKL and KALAGNY have set up a Conference Host Committee that will focus on the logistics, planning and hosting of this conference. If you are interested in joining the IAKL/KALAGNY Host committee, then you are cordially invited to the next Host Committee meeting which will be held at the office of DeVore & DeMarco on Monday, December 16, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. at the following location:
DeVore & DeMarco LLP, 99 Park Avenue, Suite 330, New York, NY 10016 (between 39th and 40th street) (map)
Also, you may use the following dial in number if you cannot attend in person:
Update from Vinoo Varghese on further developments in connection with his being subpoenaed recently as a defense attorney in a pending matter: The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NYSACDL) and the Legal Aid Society (LAS), as amicus curiae, are seeking a declaratory judgment that the act of subpoenaing a defense attorney during the pendency of an open case is per se wrong. These groups have opposed the sealing of this matter on First Amendment grounds.
Here is a quote from the article and LAS amicus brief:
“It is hard to imagine a grand jury summons with a more chilling effect on the unique constitutional role of defense counsel and on every attorney who performs it,” wrote Steven Wasserman, a staff attorney at Legal Aid.
Click on the link in the title to read the full article.
Vincent Chang, AABANY member, past president and Co-Chair of the Judiciary Committee, was quoted in a New York Commercial Litigation Insider article entitled “Advisory Council Proposes New Accelerated Adjudication Procedure.” Congratulations, Vince!
Vincent Chang, a partner at Wollmuth Maher & Deutsche and chair of the Federal Courts Committee at New York County Lawyers’ Association, agrees that cost is a huge issue for parties.
“There’s a concern in both state and federal courts that litigation is too costly and that a lot of cases that don’t have a huge amount at stake can’t be litigated fully and completely because of the cost and burden of litigation and e-discovery,” he said.
Moreover, Chang, who is not a member of the advisory council but has read the proposed rule, said the amendment offers “a creative solution” to parties who are drafting contracts and don’t want to upset the cooperative spirit.
“Because they avoid the topic [of dispute litigation procedures], often the clauses that appear in contracts are not well-drafted. Sometimes they’re ambiguous, sometimes they don’t cover as many situations as they should,” Chang said. “This regime would impose a very specific dispute resolution procedure and would avoid a lot of controversy about what the clause means.”
FAM (FILIPINO AMERICAN MUSEUM) ORGANIZES AN ONLINE HOLIDAY SHOP TO BENEFIT LIFESAVER AND TYPHOON HAIYAN RELIEF
LAUNCHES DECEMBER 12th at 12AM
(New York, NY December 11, 2013) FAM (Filipino American Museum) presents the second in a series of fundraisers for Typhoon Haiyan relief: an online holiday shop with all proceeds to go to LIFESAVER®.
This follows a successful inaugural benefit that took place on November 21st called ‘Bayanihan Spirit’ which raised $11,000 for National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON). The online store (visit shop.filipinoamericanmuseum.com) launches on December 12th at 12:00am and closes on December 23rd at 11:59pm.
The designers and brands are donating to the typhoon relief cause by offering items on FAM’s shop at 20% off retail. The contents of the shop were edited and organized by Mary Ping and Avena Gallagher. The full list of designers and brands are as follows:
69 A DETACHER A MOI ARIELLE DE PINTO BRYANBOY/ADRIENNE LANDAU CHRISHABANA CLYDE ACCESSORIES CONFETTI SYSTEM CONVERSE CORRELL CORRELL CREATURES OF COMFORT DESI SANTIAGO ECKHAUS LATTA ELECTRIC FEATHERS FAUX/REAL GERLAN JEANS HBA HOOD BY AIR ISSEY MIYAKE MARYAM NASSIR ZADEH NILI LOTAN NOVA PERFUME OLIVER PEOPLES SUNGLASSES OPENING CEREMONY PAUL SMITH QUARRY JEWELRY RACHEL COMEY SALVOR PROJECTS SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE STELLA MCCARTNEY SUNGLASSES TAVI GEVINSON/ROOKIE MAGAZINE TELFAR TESS GIBERSON THE JULIE RUIN TOM SCOTT UNITED BAMBOO V FILES VPL Y-3 ZALDY
Comprising over 30 designers and brands, the items range in price from $20 to $825. Highlights include "Pony" Leather Shorts by A Detacher, and a Split Tail Mohair Cardigan by Tess Giberson. Also available will be a selection of autographed merchandise from The Julie Ruin (Kathleen Hanna, Kathi Wilcox, Sara Landeau, Kenny Mellman, and Carmine Covelli) as well as signed copies of Rookie Magazine by Tavi Gevison
Items will be eligible for delivery by Christmas day; orders within New York State must be made by December 23rd for next day delivery, orders out of New York State will need to be made by December 20th for delivery by December 25th.
The proceeds will benefit LIFESAVER , a company founded after the wake of the December 2004 Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The lack of safe drinking water inspired the founder Michael Pritchard to invent the company’s first product, the LIFESAVER bottle. Around the world, LIFESAVER systems have helped hundreds of thousands of people produce safe sterile drinking water. Responding to an appeal from Oxfam and Save the Children, LIFESAVER has already shipped an initial 3,500 jerrycans to the Philippines as part of the Department for International Development’s Rapid Response Facility. These jerrycans are capable of providing 70 million liters of clean water to those in desperate need. FAM’s contribution will enable more vital LIFESAVER equipment to be sent out to the Philippines and save thousands more lives currently at risk.
About FAM FAM (Filipino American Museum) is the first museum focused on examining the connection between contemporary Filipino American arts and the roots and traditions of the Philippine diaspora. A startup committed to presenting cultural programs in stimulating and unprecedented ways, FAM is dedicated to seeking out what it is to be Filipino in America. In the spirit of a diverse people, FAM’s roving programs serve as a fluid, user-generated, inquiry-based space. An untold American story, FAM presents its findings through live performances, exhibits, installations, community forums, online content and otherwise.