APPLY TO BE A NAPALSA MENTOR!

Apply to be a NAPALSA Mentor!

NAPALSA is looking for NAPABA members to serve as mentors for NAPALSA’s new Mentorship Program. The NAPALSA and NAPABA communities brim with passionate, generous, and tenacious individuals. This year, NAPALSA will be selecting and pairing a small group of NAPABA and NAPALSA members together to participate in a nationwide mentorship program that highlights NAPALSA students’ ambition for greatness and NAPABA members’ wisdom and goodwill.

As a mentor, you will guide current students as they develop crucial networking skills, plan their career, and navigate the legal world. Mentees will be expected to contact their mentor(s) at least two times before the NAPABA Convention, but are encouraged to reach out more frequently. As such, mentors will be expected to be accessible and receptive to the student. All mentorship pairs will be expected to attend a the Mentorship Gathering during the NAPABA Convention.

To be considered as a mentor, please fill out an application form here. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, May 5, 2017, at 7 p.m. EDT.

For more information about this mentorship program, please contact president.napalsa@gmail.com.

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association | 1612 K St. NW, Suite 510 | Washington, D.C. 20006 | www.napaba.org

AABANY Co-sponsors: Achieving Diversity in ADR

The AABANY Litigation Committee encourages anyone interested in pursuing a career as a neutral (arbitrator, mediator, etc.), and, in particular, learning about the specific advantages and challenges as a person of color, to attend the New York State Bar Association’s program entitled, “Achieving Diversity in the ADR Field: Overcoming Old Challenges and Seeking New Opportunities.” The program will be held on Tuesday, March 25th from 5:30-9:00 p.m. and, because AABANY is a participating and sponsoring bar association, the program will offer 2.5 FREE NY CLE credits in Skills to all AABANY members. A panel of renowned ADR providers, scholars, and administrators will discuss their practices for recruiting and selecting neutrals, the efforts they have undertaken to diversify their rosters of neutrals, and their efforts to further expose the users of their ADR services to racially and ethnically diverse panels of arbitrators and mediators. Another panel, moderated by AABANY member Theo Cheng, and comprising distinguished ADR neutrals, will provide perspectives on how to navigate a successful career as a neutral; recommending specific networking, marketing, and promotional activities; discussing how best to leverage diversity issues; and providing practical tips for increasing the opportunities for being selected as a neutral. Finally, there will be a discussion about strategies for addressing cross cultural issues in dispute resolution, followed by a networking reception. For more information go to http://bit.ly/nysbareg.

P.S. For those of you who are experiencing difficulties registering via the NYSBA’s website, you can alternatively send an email to Beth Gould at bgould@nysba.org with your full contact information (name, address, email, phone number), indicating that you are a member of AABANY. She will handle registering you for the event.

PALS Presents: Opportunities and Career Paths of U.S. Attorneys

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You Are Invited to Attend a Career Panel & Networking Reception 

Opportunities and Career Paths of U.S. Attorneys
Thursday, March 6, 2014
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Sponsored By:
Proskauer

 

Eleven Times Square
(Eighth Avenue & 41st Street)
New York, NY 10036
 
This panel will provide insight on the recruitment and selection process of Assistant United States Attorneys. The panel will also explore the skills gained and the benefits of practicing as a Federal Prosecutor.
Panelists: 
The Honorable Margo K. Brodie
United States District Court Judge
Eastern District of New York
The Honorable Pamela K. Chen
United States District Court Judge
Eastern District of New York
Alphonzo Grant, Jr.
Executive Director
Morgan Stanley
Keisha-Ann Gray
Partner
Proskauer Rose, LLP

Moderator:
Orelia Merchant
Assistant United States Attorney 

United States Attorney’s Office

Eastern District of New York

Click HERE to RSVP
Registration ends on March 4, 2014 
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PALS Mission Statement: 

PALS is dedicated to enhancing the skills and careers of minority law students and early career attorneys. PALS does this by offering customized mentoring, educational and professional development opportunities. PALS provides resources to augment the law school and employer training of, respectively, minority law students and beginning lawyers, and will continue to offer its services free of charge.

PALS is a 501©(3) not-for-profit organization

Providing Mentoring, Career and Skills Development for Minorities in the Legal Profession Since 1984

From our friends at PALS: Sign up to be a Mentor today!

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 ATTORNEY MENTORS 

Strengthen the Legal Diversity Pipeline

by Sponsoring a PALS Mentee

 The PALS Mentoring Program

Matches diverse law students with practicing attorneys,

 who serve as professional development resources,

 and has done so for more than 25 years.  

Attorney Mentors Make an Impact

●    Join a community of diversity champion attorneys mentoring the next wave of leaders of color in the legal profession.

●    Be rewarded with your gift of sharing your time and talents with unparalleled networking opportunities. 

●   Positively guide a mentee’s career path, course selection and the road to success!

Become a Mentor Today!

Commit 2-4 hours per month

 to a designated PALS Mentee.

Signup today at: www.palsprogram.org/mentor 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

 ACTION REQUIRED

Attorneys Who Have Previously Created a Profile on the PALS Website:

1.   Email palsprogramcoordinator@gmail.com  to indicate that you would like to be considered for participation in the mentoring program as a “mentor”.

2.   Utilize Email Subject: “PALS 2013 Mentor”

3.   PALS will respond to your email within 7 business days, indicating a completed mentor profile status.

4.   Please log-in Here to update your profile today!  

Attorneys who have NOT Created an Attorney Profile on the PALS Website:

1.   Visit www.palsprogram.org/mentor and fill in all requested information on the online form.

2.   PALS will respond to your email within 7 business days, indicating a completed mentor profile status.

Current Mentors:

We thank you for your willingness to volunteer as a mentor in the past.  If you would like an additional PALS Mentee, or if you have lost touch with your PALS Mentee and are interested in being assigned a new PALS Mentee, please update your profile and let us know via email at palsprogramcoordinator@gmail.com .  

Attorneys matched through the program will be required to review the

PALS Mentoring Manual and sign a Participation Agreement with their mentor.  

Please forward this email to colleagues who may be interested in mentoring.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about the PALS Mentoring Program, please contact the Executive Director of PALS, Paula Donaldson at: executivedirector@palsprogram.org