We have been urging you all to “Get Connected @ AABANY” and now that you have begun to take up the call, we invite you to stay connected. AABANY provides many ways to do so, beyond just our website and weekly e-mails. We know that no one likes getting pelted by e-mails so we are offering other options that you can use to find out what’s going on or receive periodic short reminders about upcoming events.
Over the past few months, you may have noticed AABANY’s increasing presence on various social media fronts. If you are already on Facebook, please log on to AABANY’s Facebook page and “like” us. If you already have a Twitter account, follow @aabany. If you are on LinkedIn, connect with AABANY there and join AABANY’s LinkedIn group. You can also view videos from various events on AABANY’s YouTube Channel.
If you would prefer not to receive any e-mail or status updates from us, that is perfectly fine. Just know that you can always go directly to our Weekly Announcements on the website, which is updated every Monday, to get the latest news and events. You can also visit the AABANY Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts directly if you are following us through those channels.
AABANY also has a blog which currently contains much of the same content that you already see on the Weekly Announcements but over time we hope to include other content that you might find interesting. We are developing ways for you to offer your feedback to the blog posts so that you can share your thought and ideas with us.
AABANY is doing lots of different and exciting things and we don’t want you to miss a beat. The Communications Committee is charged with keeping our various communication channels open and active, and if you would like to be involved with those efforts, let our Communications Committee co-chairs Will Wang and Will Ng know by e-mailing them at email@example.com. If you have any questions or suggestions, get in touch with them at that address, too.
AABANY looks forward to staying connected with you.
AABANY: AABANY Law Review: Deadline Extended
This year, AABANY plans to launch its first journal, The AABANY Law Review, with the goals of providing comprehensive analyses of law and commentary on groundbreaking cases and legislation that impact the AABANY community, and serving as an effective research tool for practicing attorneys and law…
Communications Committee to Meet on August 4
Beyond the website, Weekly Announcements and the Advocate, AABANY now has numerous ways to stay connected with its members and community, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and an AABANY blog. AABANY, through its Communications Committee, manages these channels of communication. We can use your help in keeping these channels open and active. If you are interested, come to the Communications Committee meeting on August 4 at Patterson Belknap. Visit this link for more details. To learn more about the Communications Committee, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Distribution of Film and Television: Aug. 11
NAPABA’s Entertainment Law Committee together with the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) are presenting a seminar on how to distribute your completed film via digital distribution channels such as on-line streaming and video-on-demand. Among the panelists is Theo Cheng, current co-chair of AABANY’s Judiciary Committee and an active member of the Intellectual Property Committee. The event takes place on August 11 at Cardozo Law School. For more details, follow this link.
First Minority Law Student Conference Day
AABANY is proud to co-sponsor with 14 other bar associations the first Minority Law Student Conference Day taking place on August 3 at Fordham Law School. The event runs from 10 am to 3 pm and includes programs on what to do with your law degree and how to prepare for your interview, with a networking luncheon in between. Follow this link for further details.
Immigration Law Training for Non-Immigration Lawyers
AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) is leading an effort to train non-immigration lawyers how to assist victims of immigration fraud. Federal, state and local authorities have been cracking down on “notarios” and others engaged in the unauthorized practice of law, resulting in many immigrants needing pro bono assistance from lawyers who can help them with their matters. The two-day intensive training session at the City Bar takes place on August 17 and 18 in the evenings. The training session is the first step of a major clinical initiative to connect underserved immigrants with appropriate pro bono legal assistance. If you are interested, follow this link for additional details and the registration form. Registration deadline is August 12.
AABANY Report for Second Quarter 2011
As shown in our quarterly report, the months covering May through June have been filled with events, programs and activities put on by AABANY and its committees. AABANY also participated in or co-sponsored a wide variety of events during that time. Thanks to everyone who made these events possible, particularly our hardworking and dedicated Committee Chairs who planned and organized them. Thanks to everyone who came out to support the events. To help AABANY maintain a high level and quality of benefits and programs, we invite you to fill out our survey and give us feedback at this link: http://bit.ly/aabany_survey.
aabany.ED: AABANY Joins ACCORD, Coalition on Re-districting
On July 27, AABANY, together with nine other APA groups, took part in a press conference held at MinKwon Center in Flushing, Queens, to announce the formation of ACCORD, the Asian American Community Coalition for Re-districting and Democracy.
ACCORD is “a non-partisan coalition of…
AABANY Sponsors “The Learning” at AAIFF
AABANY is a community sponsor for “The Learning” at AAIFF, a documentary about four Filipino women who leave their families and homes behind to teach in the inner city schools of Baltimore. Follow the link to find out about the discount code for AABANY members who wish to see the film. Also, tell us by August 5 if you would be interested in joining a group to see the film on August 14.
This year, AABANY has been working together with the Asian American Arts Alliance (a4) on a number of programs, and with the arrival of summer, we thought it would be good to bring together Asian American artists and Asian American lawyers. It took place last Thursday at Angels & Kings, a bar in the East Village. Approximately 50 to 60 people came out to socialize, drink and make new connections.
The bar had a stage by the entrance, and a4 got two performers to entertain the crowd. The first was Rick Ebihara, a member of the Slant Performance group, who played guitar and sang. The next was Rich Kameda, a professional magician. Rich also walked around during the happy hour and did close-up magic for anyone who was interested. In one of the illusions, Rich changed a bunch of singles into hundreds. That one got a lot of lawyers’ attention.
It was a wonderful and enjoyable evening, and it was good to hang out with another part of the APA community – not that there’s anything wrong with hanging out with APA lawyers; it’s just that a change of pace from time to time is welcome.
Thanks to Andrea Louie, Executive Director of a4, and her staff who helped put the event together with Liza Sohn, Student Outreach Committee co-chair. We had so much fun, we might do it again soon. Stay tuned. Here are some photos from the evening.