On Feb 16, 2017, Leaders on the Horizon, Safe Horizon’s volunteer leadership council, presents: Speakeasy A Benefit For Safe Horizon to raise funds and awareness for Safe Horizon. The fundraiser will take place at the famous Webster Hall.
Safe Horizon, the leading victim services non-profit organization in the United States, provides a host of services for victims of abuse and violence in 57 locations throughout the 5 boroughs of New York. Established in 1978 as a pilot program in New York City’s court system, Safe Horizon’s original mission was to assist criminal court witnesses who had been intimidated, or who felt too threatened to testify in court. Since then, they have expanded their reach to help homeless youth, victims of domestic violence, victims of human trafficking, and some of New York’s most vulnerable citizens – victims of child abuse. Today, Safe Horizon touches the lives of more than 250,000 New Yorkers each year, helping victims of crime and abuse move from crisis to confidence.
Tickets are $150 but donations in any amount, in lieu of attendance, can be made on their site: https://www.safehorizon.org/events/speakeasy-a-benefit/
Many thanks to AABANY member Steve Madra for sharing this information with us!
Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Announces Promotions to Key Leadership Positions – The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office
Check out this press release from the Kings County District Attorney’s Office announcing some great news about AABANY Prosecutors Committee Co-Chair Kin Ng:
Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced a series of promotions to important leadership positions in the District Attorney’s Office. Those include naming Timothy Gough as the new Homicide Bureau Chief, hiring of Danielle Eaddy, a distinguished defense attorney and former Assistant District Attorney, to lead one of the Trial Bureaus and promoting two veteran prosecutors – Kin Ng and Robert Walsh – to head two other Trial Bureaus.
In addition, ADA Kin Ng has been promoted to Bureau Chief of the Red Zone Trial Bureau. A Brooklyn prosecutor since 1991, he was most recently the Chief of the Immigrant Fraud Unit. Prior to that, he held a variety of positions in Supreme and Criminal Court and served as Director of Training for the Office. ADA Ng has regularly lectured about public service, diversity and leadership in government and worked with local and foreign media, particularly Asian media, to raise awareness in immigrant communities regarding various criminal justice issues. He is replacing former Bureau Chief Joseph Alexis, who was promoted in December 2016 to Chief of the Trial Division.
We commend Acting DA Gonzalez on his decision. As long as we have known Kin, he has been a talented and capable attorney with a passion for public service. Please join us in congratulating Kin Ng in his elevation to Bureau Chief of the Red Zone Trial Bureau. We believe Kin to be the first Asian Pacific American to be appointed bureau chief of a major trial bureau.
The mission of San Joaquin College of Law is to educate and develop highly skilled attorneys and problem solvers who will benefit their communities through public and private service. The Hmong Language Scholarship (HLS) seeks to aid prospective attorneys who are proficient in the Hmong language so that community may be better served and represented.
As an applicant, you are required to meet the following qualifications to be considered for this scholarship:
- Submit an application to SJCL and be deemed admissible by the SJCL Admission Committee.
- Have an established record of community service.
- Demonstrate a proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the Hmong language.
Please attach the following items to this application (applications will not be considered without these attachments):
- A resume demonstrating an established record of community service.
- An essay (no more than 500 words) explaining why you are interested in practicing law in the Valley.
Applications must be submitted no later than June 30, 2017, to:
San Joaquin College of Law
c/o Hmong Language Scholarship Committee
901 5th Street
Clovis, CA 93612
The HLS is a Tuition Reduction Scholarship only, which can only be applied to the applicant’s first year of law school at SJCL. Fifty percent of the Tuition Reduction Scholarship shall be applied to each of the first two semesters. It may not be transferred to another person or institution, and there is no refund if the winner leaves SJCL either due to withdrawal or being academically disqualified. The deadline to accept the HLS is 30 days after it is offered.
Thursday, February 2, 2017, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Join expert faculty as they provide basic training on habeas petitions for detained immigrants.
Topics to be addressed include:
- Nuts and bolts of filing a motion for temporary restraining order
- Legal standard for TROs
- Nuts and bolts for filing a petition for writ of habeas corpus
- Common legal claims for habeas petitions
This important free briefing is offered in response to community demand and the great need for training on this topic. For a more in-depth discussion of habeas and immigration, please register for PLI’s three-hour Habeas Petitions for Detained Immigrants program on March 3rd in San Francisco and live webcast.
Holly S. Cooper, UC Davis School of Law
Matthew H. Green, Law Offices of Matthew H. Green
UPDATE: In light of PLI’s comprehensive seminars on 2/2 and 3/3, FALA New York, AABANY and their sister bar associations will not be hosting habeas petition trainings. Be sure to reserve your spot with PLI today!