Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law

The twelfth annual Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law honors the late Judge Cudahy’s contributions to the fields of regulatory and administrative law. Submissions should be related to American regulatory and administrative law, broadly construed.

The winning lawyer and law student author will receive a cash prize of $1,500. The winning papers will also receive special recognition at the 2019 ACS National Convention and on the ACS website. Coauthored submissions are eligible and if selected, the coauthors will share the prize.

2019 Judging Panel: Jack M. Beermann, Hon. David Hamilton, Jeffrey P. Kehne, Hon. Paul Oetken, Amy Widman, and Allison M. Zieve

The competition is open to lawyers and law students. Deadline Feb. 3.

To learn more, click here.

Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition

The Constance Baker Motley Writing Competition honors the legacy of Constance Baker Motley, a civil rights leader, elected official, and the first African-American woman appointed to the federal bench. Papers will be judged on their effective use, analysis and/or expansion of legal scholarship. The judging committee includes federal judges and leading academics.

The student authors of the top three papers will receive special recognition at the ACS National Convention in the summer of 2019 and a cash prize for their work. The winner will be awarded $3,000 and each of the two runners-up will receive $1,000. The top paper may also receive an offer of publication in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.

2019 Judges: Hon. Ketanji Brown Jackson, Hon. Jacqueline Nguyen, Hon. Carlton W. Reeves, Victoria Rodriguez Roldan, Kermit Roosevelt, Brian Soucek, and Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

The competition is open to law students. Deadline Feb. 10. To learn more, click here.

Census Bureau Seeking Workers With Specific Asian Languages Skills

The Census Bureau is looking for Japanese, Tagalog and Vietnamese Partnership Specialists.

The jobs are limited term appointments. The initial appointments are not to exceed (NTE) 09/30/2020. The appointments may be extended or terminated earlier at management’s discretion.

To learn more about each of the vacancies, click on the links below.

Japanese Partnership Specialist – Internal – RCC2020NY-2019-0192

Japanese Partnership Specialist – External – RCC2020NY-2019-0193

Tagalog Partnership Specialist – Internal – RCC2020NY-2019-0194

Tagalog Partnership Specialist – External – RCC2020NY-2019-0195

Vietnamese Partnership Specialist – Internal – RCC2020NY-2019-0197

Vietnamese Partnership Specialist – External – RCC2020NY-2019-0198

City Agency Resource Fair for the Tibetan Community

NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm and the United Sherpa Association invite you to a City Agency Resource Fair. Meet with representatives of various city agencies, which will include the Department of Education, Department of Environmental Preservation, Taxi & Limousine Commission and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.

The City Agency Resource Fair will be held on Sunday, January 27, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 41-01 75th Street, Elmhurst, NY. For more information, please call (718) 803-6373.

Manhattan Community Board Applications Are Open Now!

Interested in what gets built in your community and how government works to deliver services in your neighborhood? Apply to join one of Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards.

Every Community Board has 50 seats which are filled for two-year terms by volunteers, who are selected by the Borough President and local City Council members. Half the seats are up for appointment or reappointment every year.

Community Boards get a seat at the table in high-stakes land use, real estate, and zoning negotiations, and they work directly with city agencies to influence how government services are delivered at the neighborhood level.

If you’d like to serve as a member of your Community Board, apply online here! You can also print the application and drop it off by mail or in-person. The deadline is February 8, 2019.

Thank you to our January Pro Bono Clinic Volunteers!

January’s Monthly Pro Bono Clinic, held on Wednesday, January 9 at 3 Bowery Street in Confucius Plaza, brought out 16 lawyers and 6 interpreters who volunteered their time to help 34 clients.

We are asking every member to actively support AABANY’s Monthly Pro Bono Clinic by making donations that are vital to its continuing operation. In a few short years, with the tireless and generous assistance of our volunteers, we have helped hundreds of low-income clients with free legal advice and referrals to high-quality, culturally sensitive, and linguistically competent legal services. Together we have helped expand access to justice for underserved Asian American New Yorkers.

If you know family members, friends, or businesses, such as your firm, who would like to support the Clinic, please help us connect with them by contacting Karen Yau at [email protected].

Or please urge them to make a donation directly. They can visit the website of Asian American Law Fund of New York (AALFNY), AABANY’s 501(c)(3) affiliate: AALFNY is accepting charitable donations on the Clinic’s behalf and can issue any donor a tax receipt. Any contribution, large or small, would help. Please be sure to indicate in the memo field that the donation is intended for the Pro Bono Clinic.

Thank you to all of the January Pro Bono Clinic Volunteers!


  • Gaye L. Chun
  • Jennie Kim
  • Eun Hye (Grace) Lee
  • Kwok Kei Ng
  • Thomas Hou
  • Francis Chin
  • Alexandra Lee
  • Poonam Gupta
  • Amanda Bernardo
  • Susan Thorn
  • Zhixian Liu
  • Suehyan Cho-O’Leary
  • David Lu
  • Pauline Yeung-Ha
  • Karen Kithan Yau
  • Judy (Ming Chu) Lee


  • Alva Lin
  • Weiling Huang
  • Derek Ting-Che Tai
  • Teresa Wai Yee Yeung
  • Satoshi Kurita
  • Wenxin Natalie Lu

Special thanks to Johnny Thach for coordinating the clinic, and the Pro Bono and Community Service Committee Co-Chairs Karen Kithan Yau, Ming Chu Lee, and Asako Aiba for their leadership.

If you are interested in volunteering at next month’s Pro Bono Clinic on February 13, please contact Asako Aiba at [email protected]. AABANY’s Monthly Pro Bono Clinic occurs every second Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.