AABANY Fall Conference – Law Student Group Rate

AABANY’s 2015 Fall Conference will include programming geared towards law students, such as panels about navigating the job search process. Also, AABANY’s Career Placement Committee is organizing its first-ever Diversity Career Fair.

To encourage attendance and participation by law students, AABANY is offering a special group rate, based on groups of five or more from the same law school. The cost will be $25 per student for members and $35 per person for non-members. The non-member rate includes a one-year membership in AABANY. This group rate covers all events at the Fall Conference, including all CLE and non-CLE programs, the Career Fair, the cocktail reception and post-conference Committee Dinners. The regular rate for students is $75 for members and $125 for non-members and that’s the early bird rate. The group rate represents a huge discount (even better than the combo package) so gather your friends together and take advantage of it today! The group of five can consist of both members and non-members.

To learn more and to apply for this special group rate, contact [email protected].

AABANY Fall Conference – Membership and Ticket Combo


If you know of anyone who has been meaning to join AABANY or has let their membership lapse, this Fall Conference membership and ticket combination offer may provide a great reason and incentive to join or renew. Help us spread the word!

To encourage non-members to join AABANY and attend the Fall Conference, AABANY is offering a special combo package for this year’s Fall Conference. Non-members get to sign up at the AABANY rate while at the same time getting a one-year membership in AABANY. We are offering an additional discount of $20 for anyone that signs up by the early bird deadline of Sept. 4. The discount for sign-ups after that is $10 off. 

To see a larger version of this pricing chart, click hereThose interested in taking advantage of this great opportunity should email [email protected]

Thanks to Membership Committee Co-Chair Jack Chen for this great membership initiative! 

Information about regular Fall Conference pricing is available here. For information about the Fall Conference in general, click here. Information about joining AABANY can be found here. Email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Everything Before Us & Closing Ceremony of AAIFF ‘15, Aug. 1

AABANY is pleased once again to be a Community Partner for the Asian American International Festival (AAIFF). As such all our members get 25% off online ticket orders by using promo code aabnyaaiff15. (That’s AABNY – AABANY without the third A!)

You might be interested in seeing Everything Before Us and attending the Closing Night Awards Ceremony on August 1:

Everything Before Us takes place i​n the near future when all romantic relationships are overseen by the D.E.I (The Department Of Emotional Integrity). By assigning everyone a “Relationship Score,” this system is meant to promote responsibility, happiness, and order within the chaotic process we know as falling in love. Born from the realization that scores tend to pivot our decisions today, EVERYTHING BEFORE US is a playful response to our world run by systems and ratings. With a focus on two couples, Wong Fu Productions foreshadows our possible future if such an institution were to exist.

When Ben reconnects with his ex-­girlfriend, Sara, to fix his damaged score, they’re forced to reconcile their past. While it seems as though one chapter of their lives has officially ended, their reunion turns out to be the beginning of many more as they must choose to either comply with the rules of the D.E.I or reject it all for the sake of love. Seth and Haley, recent high school graduates, are in their first registered relationship together. With bright eyes and innocent hearts, they experience the challenge of not only being each other’s first loves, but also each other’s first heartbreaks.

The AAIFF 2015 Award Ceremony will precede the screening of Everything Before Us at the Museum of the Moving Image. The Closing Night Reception will take place immediately after the film. For more information about the movie, click here. To purchase tickets, click here.

Please support AAIFF and Asian Americans in the arts, film and entertainment industries who are creating works about Asians and Asian Americans! Help us spread the word.

Discount Tickets for Apr. 16 Concert Led by an Asian-American Conductor

On Thursday, April 16, at 8 p.m., Ena Shin will lead the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8, Schumann’s Piano Concerto, and Milhaud’s ‘Le Boeuf sur le toit’ (a fun piece inflected with Brazilian dance rhythms). The concert will take place at Symphony Space (Broadway and West 95th Street).  Tickets for students, seniors, and Symphony Space members are $18; other tickets are $25 from the Symphony Space box office but $18 from orchestra members.  Orchestra member Takemi Ueno is willing to get discounted tickets for AABANY members, but she can only get them at rehearsals (on Apr. 14 and 15).  If interested, please e-mail Simone Nguyen at [email protected].  

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony #8 in F Major
Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor
Darius Milhaud: Le Boeuf sur le Toit (The Ox on the Roof)
Ena Shin, Guest Conductor
Sean Kennard, Piano Soloist

Ena Shin
Guest Conductor

Assistant conductor of the Hartt Orchestra for the past two years, Ena Shin has also conducted the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Illini Symphony, and the American Modern Ensemble, among others.  Ms. Shin has developed and led innovative educational programs for children and adults and has taught at Hood College and the United Nations International School. Dedicated to performing music of living composers, Ms. Shin has conducted works by Arvo Pärt, Kenji Bunch, and Steve Reich. Ms. Shin holds degrees in conducting, performance, and music education from Peabody Conservatory, University of Illinois, Columbia University Teachers College, and additional graduate conducting studies at the Hartt School.

Sean Kennard
Piano Soloist

Winner of top prizes in major international competitions including the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium, the Sendai International Music Competition in Japan, and the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, Sean Kennard has appeared as soloist with orchestras in Japan, Belgium, Germany, Chile and the US.  The Washington Post wrote of his “powerful and involved music making,” the American Record Guide wrote that he “…boasts a huge, romantic sound and a bold melodic vision,” and Fanfare Magazine wrote that “his playing is full of life and sparkle.”  Kennard is a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School and is currently a student of Richard Goode.

Symphony Space

2537 Broadway at 95th Street
General Admission: $25
Seniors and Students: $18
Children (under 15): $15

Above the Law’s Converge Conference – March 18, 2015

On March 18, 2015 in New York City, Above the Law will host CONVERGE — a conference designed for attorneys as well as law firm communications, marketing, business development, public relations, and technology professionals.

CONVERGE will feature a series of panel discussions on a full range of challenges and opportunities facing the legal industry, including:

  • privacy
  • reputation
  • communications strategies
  • emerging technical trends

Justin Smith, CEO of Bloomberg Media Group, will deliver the opening remarks for the conference. Panels will be CLE-accredited by Marino Legal and CONVERGE’s continental breakfast and luncheon will offer a great opportunity to network with other attendees.

We are proud to co-sponsor this event, and happy to share a 15% discount code for all AABANY members. Early Bird prices last until Feb. 13. To register, please click here.

For 15% off registration, please use Promo Code: AABANY15 on EventBrite.

We look forward to converging on the intersection of technology, digital technology, and the practice of law! 

Kaplan Bar Review – $750 Discount

AABANY is pleased to announce that Kaplan Bar Review is offering a $750 discount on its bar review courses to AABANY members. Kaplan offers a variety of courses including complete bar review, LLM, MBE Supplemental, Multistate Bar Extra Prep, and Tutoring. Features include customized MBE quizzes, unlimited essay grading, Ask-an-Expert support, Outlines with Roadmap Diagrams, and a customized Final Countdown Study Plan. For more information, please contact Simone Nguyen at [email protected] by September 30.

New York City Bar Association Discounted Membership

The New York City Bar Association, founded in 1870 in response to public concern over the New York City justice system, is a voluntary association of students and legal professionals that has grown to a membership of over 24,000. Benefits of membership include over 150 committees working to improve and reform the practice and administration of law, a members-only library that happens to be the largest member-funded in the country, and not to mention the unparalleled professional opportunities. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Read more about membership benefits here.

The New York City Bar Association has prepared a special discount for AABANY members, waiving the one-time admission fee and giving members 20% off their semi-annual membership dues payment. 


Go to https://www.nycbar.org/cgi-bin/special_offer_aaba.pl

Get it while it’s hot, folks.