May 24, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
Did you know that NAPABA is offering lawyers — whether in-house, law firm, government, public interest, or academia — a day-long leadership training program on May 24, 2017, in Washington, D.C., directly following NAPABA’s Lobby Day?
NAPABA is partnering with Ascend, a national non-profit organization for Asian Pacific American business professionals, to provide mid-to-senior level NAPABA members with key insights about the attributes, behavioral patterns, and core competencies needed to reach executive level positions. This pilot program will be presented by two experienced Ascend trainers and seeks to empower NAPABA members with the leadership tools necessary to reach and succeed at the highest levels of the legal profession.
- Must be a NAPABA direct member (Attorney, Gold, or Platinum level). Not a direct member? Click here to become a direct member today.
- Must have at least 5-10 years of experience in the legal field.
- Must register by 5 p.m. EDT on April 12, 2017.
NAPABA is happy to offer the workshop at a special rate of $200 ($400 off the original price!).
NAPABA has secured a room block at the Hyatt Place Washington, D.C./U.S. Capitol at $239/night (taxes & fees applicable). Book your room by April 21 to take advantage of this special rate!
For complete workshop information, visit our website.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2017
Yang Chen, Executive Director
NEW YORK – March 28, 2017 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) is pleased to announce that the Honorable Denny Chin, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will be receiving the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) Outstanding Public Service Award. The award will be presented on the occasion of NYIPLA’s 95th Annual Dinner in honor of the Federal Judiciary being held at the New York Midtown Hilton on the evening of March 31, 2017.
“NYIPLA is proud to recognize one of New York’s own with this well-deserved Outstanding Public Service Award,” said Walter Hanley, President of NYIPLA. “We recognize Judge Chin for his remarkable career as a United States district court and circuit court judge, including his contributions to intellectual property jurisprudence through notable decisions in high profile trademark and copyright cases, his leadership of and pro bono service to the Asian American community, his role as teacher at Fordham Law School and frequent speaker on the law, and his service to the wider community on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations.”
“AABANY applauds and commends NYIPLA on its recognition of Judge Chin’s distinguished career on the bench, which includes major copyright and trademark cases, such as Fox v. Franken, Authors Guild et al. v. Google, and Naked Cowboy v. Blue M&M, that have contributed significantly to the development of intellectual property law,” says Susan Shin, President of AABANY. “We know well Judge Chin’s impact as a trailblazer in the Asian American community and for serving as an exemplary role model and inspiration to generations of law students and lawyers. We agree with NYIPLA that Judge Chin is highly deserving of the Outstanding Public Service Award and congratulate him on receiving this important recognition from NYIPLA.”
The Asian American Bar Association of New York is a professional membership organization of attorneys concerned with issues affecting the Asian Pacific American community. Incorporated in 1989, AABANY seeks not only to encourage the professional growth of its members but also to advocate for the Asian Pacific American community as a whole. AABANY is the New York regional affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).
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Raja Rajeswari made history as the first South Asian woman to be appointed to
Criminal Court in the history of New York by Mayor Bill de Blasio in April of
2015. She is a proud member of AABANY and we were pleased to support
her during her history making appointment process in 2015. Being an immigrant herself who is multi-lingual, she fully
understands the special challenges that individuals with limited English
proficiency face and her goal in becoming a judge was to provide access to
justice for every individual who encounters our court system regardless of the
language they speak. She was appointed to the Advisory Committee on Court
Interpreting in November of 2015 and is currently chairing the subcommittee for
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, Judge Raja Rajeswari will be joining a panel of speakers
at the New York City Bar Stimson Room at an event titled “We All Speak Justice
Here! Ensuring Language Access in New York Courts” at 6:30PM
at 42 West 44th
Street, New York NY 10036. The
increasing linguistic diversity of our city and state poses challenges as the
court system provides access to justice for New Yorkers with limited spoken
English proficiency. The event is free and open to the public. If interested in
attending, please RSVP to LESTERNICOLE@GMAIL.COM
Judge Rajeswari has requested that we publish the information
the Office of Court Administration to all our members and wants to encourage everyone to pass this
information along to anyone who is bilingual or multi lingual and may be interested in becoming a language interpreter
in New York.
The Written English Proficiency Exam (LANGUAGES OTHER
THAN SPANISH) will be held on June 17, 2017. The deadline to submit applications
is on April 7, 2017. To apply Download the Per-Diem
Application Form. For more information about these exams please see the Written
and Oral Exam Guide. All applicants must successfully pass both
the Written and Oral Exams in order to provide court interpreting services in
the New York State Unified Court System. Exam
schedules are posted on the court system’s website: http://nycourts.gov/careers/exams.shtml Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and scheduled exam
dates will be posted online. Applicants will be notified by mail of the
exam date and location.