AABANY’s Labor & Employment Law Committee Hosts Summer Sichuan Night at CHILI

On Tuesday, June 25, 2024, AABANY’s Labor & Employment Law Committee hosted their Summer Sichuan Night at the restaurant CHILI in Midtown Manhattan.

The dinner at CHILI proved to be a cozy and inviting experience and brought new and old members together to mingle over a spicy family-style Sichuan meal. Attendees networked and mingled throughout the evening, learning about each other’s backgrounds, careers, and professional experiences. The Labor & Employment Law Committee collected a group of individuals from far and wide, a reflection of AABANY’s diverse membership, with attendees hailing from as close as Brooklyn, to as far as Shenzhen, China.

Thank you to the Labor & Employment Law Committee for planning and hosting Sichuan Night as well as everyone who attended and enjoyed conversing over delicious Sichuan cuisine on a hot summer day. The Labor and Employment Law Committee continues to welcome new members and hopes to see many old and new faces at future events!

To find out more about the Labor & Employment Law Committee, please click here

Intellectual Property Committee Hosts Dinner at Mama Fina’s on June 20

On Thursday, June 20, the Asian American Bar Association of New York’s Intellectual Property (IP) Committee hosted a dinner at Mama Fina’s, renowned as the House of Filipino Sisig. New and returning members attended the dinner, eager to meet and catch up with one another.

For some attendees, the dinner was an eye-opening experience as this was their first time exploring Filipino cuisine. Attendees enjoyed Filipino classics such as their light and flavorful lumpia, unforgettable crispy lechon, and of course, their famous fragrant and savory sisig, all shared family style. Safe to say, many attendees left Mama Fina’s as newfound lovers of the cuisine.

At the dinner, members bonded over endless discussions on various intriguing topics such as hometowns, pop culture, and AI. Some Canadian members of the committee had an unexpected encounter with one another, and gave travel advice to committee members that have travel plans in Canada. From there, discussions ensued on music and the use of AI in recent songs. Practicing lawyers gave their two cents on the use of AI in music, and how AI has and will continue to affect the legal field. Attendees conversed for about two hours at the dinner, leaving content and well-fed.

Thank you to those who joined us for the wonderful evening. To learn more about the IP Committee and how to get more involved, click here.

NAPABA Announces Launch of New Program: The NAPABA ADR Institute

November 6-7, 2024 | Seattle, WA
Application Opens July 9, 2024

NAPABA is proud to launch its newest program, the NAPABA ADR Institute. This multi-day career and skills development program will provide a broad overview of the practice and substantive, hands-on training to members who are interested in pursuing a career in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). This program aims to diversify the pool of mediators and arbitrators in the United States and to increase the use of mediation and arbitration by those who attend the training.

The training is designed for:

  • those interested in incorporating work as a mediator or arbitrator while still advocating;
  • those who are interested in pursuing a judicial career and will benefit from serving as a neutral to gain valuable experience before applying for or running for a judicial position; and
  • those who wish to pursue a career as a full-time mediator and/or arbitrator, either ad hoc or by joining an ADR provider.

Learn more about this exciting new program and add a calendar reminder for July 9, when applications open.

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NAPABA Connects: In-House Application EXTENDED DEADLINE

New Deadline to Apply: July 9 at 8 PM ET

The application to be a part of NAPABA Connects, an exclusive program available to in-house counsel convention registrants and Solo and Small Firm, Gold, or higher-level firm sponsors is still open. IHC Participants with two or more meetings with firms will be reimbursed for their Convention registration, up to $735.

In-house counsel and law firm participants will be matched for one-on-one meetings during the NAPABA Convention. All IHC participants are required to attend at least one NAPABA Connects touchpoint during the Convention November 7-10, 2024. Details will be given in further communications.

To participate as in-house counsel, you must fill out our application form. You can be matched with diverse law firm attorneys to cultivate new business relationships, or you may choose from a list of participating firms to expand your network with existing provider firms who may be in your preferred network. NAPABA will also send a list of all certified minority or women-owned firms to participating companies that may already have a preferred provider firm list.

The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, July 9 at 8 pm ET. For questions, please contact Strategic Partnerships Manager Naomi Mortensen.