IAKL and KALAGNY are co-hosting the 2014 International Association of Korean Lawyers’ 22nd Annual Conference at Fordham University Law School from October 2-5, 2014. The Conference will feature cutting-edge legal and educational programs, dinner events and exciting daytime activities in and around New York City. We expect to have in attendance attorneys, judges, general counsels, law professors and many other legal and business professionals from the greater NY area and from around the world.
Click here to learn more about the Conference. Click here to register for the various conference options and add-on items. Early bird pricing ends on July 31st.
We thank Guerrero Yee LLP for this informative video produced by AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association). Watch Rio Guerrero explain how Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will help 500K+ Filipinos — both documented and undocumented — inside the United States, when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security may grant TPS, and what Filipinos should do next. Rio serves as co-chair of AABANY’s Immigration and Nationality Law Committee.
KALAGNY will be hosting the 2014 International Association of Korean Lawyers’ Conference at Fordham University Law School from Oct 2-5, 2014. In order to prepare for the 2014 conference, IAKL and KALAGNY have set up a Conference Host Committee that will focus on the logistics, planning and hosting of this conference. If you are interested in joining the IAKL/KALAGNY Host committee, then you are cordially invited to the next Host Committee meeting which will be held at the office of DeVore & DeMarco on Monday, December 16, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. at the following location:
DeVore & DeMarco LLP, 99 Park Avenue, Suite 330, New York, NY 10016 (between 39th and 40th street) (map)
Also, you may use the following dial in number if you cannot attend in person:
Earn 3 free CLE credits while educating top collegiate mock trial competitors!
The nonprofit Empire Mock Trial Association (“EMTA”), in conjunction with NYU Mock trial, is pleased to invite you to our eighth annual Downtown Invitational mock trial tournament on January 25-27 at Kings County Supreme Court in Brooklyn. Each year the Downtown brings together sixteen of the top collegiate trial advocacy teams. This year’s field includes Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Virginia, and the defending national champion, Florida State University.
You can help teach talented, motivated college students about the law by volunteering just a few hours of your time. In exchange, we’ll provide you with free non-transitional CLE credits in the category of skills.
As many of you know, the Philippines was recently devastated by what the many have referred to as “the perfect storm,” a “super typhoon,” and “one of the strongest cyclones ever recorded.”
It has been a little over a week since Typhoon Haiyan (or Typhoon Yolanda, as it is known in the Philippines) made landfall in the Philippines, and yet the needs of the victims in its path have not abated. Many remain without shelter, food, water, or medication. According to CNN, as of November 15:
more than 3,000 are dead
9 million are affected, 4 million of whom are children
2.5 million are in need of food despite 40 tons of food packs having been distributed
$300 million in immediate relief is needed.
The Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York (FALANY), along with the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) and the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA/NJ), encourage you to consider helping relief efforts in any way you feel appropriate.
Please keep in mind that due to the magnitude of the devastation and the limited manpower available on the ground, financial contributions to aid agencies are most welcome, rather than donations of consumer goods.
University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America (“UPMASA”). UPMASA is a non-profit organization comprised of medical professionals who graduated from the University of the Philippines. They are accepting donations until December 11 to support their medical mission to the worst affected areas in the Philippines. The funds will be used to provide acute and prophylactic care to those most in need. Donations may be made through their website: www.upmasanational.org.
Gawad Kalinga (“GK”) is a non-profit organization founded in the Philippines. It has been at the forefront of ongoing relief efforts. GK is collecting donations to assemble food packs. One food pack costs $5 and will feed a family of four for 3-4 days. The organization is also collecting donations for the infrastructure rehabilitation and rebuilding of the affected areas. Donations can be made through their website: www.gk-usa.org/donate. Checks may also be mailed to Gawad Kalinga USA, 13860 Stowe Drive, Poway, CA 92064, Memo: Typhoon Haiyan.
Also attached to this email is a list of upcoming fundraising events in the area and a list of drop off locations for donations in kind (canned goods, blankets, clothing).
We encourage you to inquire with your employers regarding donation-matching programs. The following companies have established such programs:
Allstate (dollar-for-dollar match for donations made through Dec. 6; a 15% match will be available thereafter)
McGuireWoods (dollar-for-dollar match of donations made to the Red Cross by its employees up to $50,000)
Sprint (dollar-for-dollar match of donations made by its employees and retirees up to $25,000)
Verizon (dollar-for dollar match of donations made by its lawyers and staff up to $25,000)
We thank you for the time you have taken to read this message and for any help you might be able to give. Should you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact FALANY at: FALANY2013@gmail.com.
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is now representing Vinoo Varghese pro bono in supporting his opposition to the Manhattan DA’s attempt to subpoena him to testify against his client’s interests.
The NACDL has a “Lawyers Assistance Strike Force [which] has a clear mission of representing and counseling criminal defense lawyers who are members of NACDL when they are imperiled with the risks of contempt, disqualification or subpoena for privileged information.” http://nacdl.org/lasf/