SheLovesTech New York Semi-Final Pitch Competition

SheLovesTech, partnered with SupChina, houses the world’s largest pitch competition for early-stage female-led/female-related tech startups. Thousands of eligible startups from around the world have applied at 20+ local rounds internationally.

SheLovesTech 2019 Global Pitch Competition — New York Semi-Final Round

Agenda:

2:30 – 3:30: Check-in, Networking & Guest Speakers

3:30 – 5:30: Pitch Competition

5:30 – 6:00: Workshop with SheLovesTech Leadership Coach

6:00 – 7:30: Winner Announcement & Networking

Listen to semi-finalists pitch in front of our curated judge panel and an audience interested in female entrepreneurship or female-related businesses, network with investors and entrepreneurs who believe in the power of female entrepreneurs, and participate in our workshop on unconscious gender biases.

Visit shelovestech.org for more information.

About She Loves Tech: Founded in 2015, SheLovesTech is a nonprofit and a global platform committed to building an ecosystem for technology, entrepreneurship and innovation that creates opportunities for women. The organization houses the world’s largest tech startup competition focused on women-led or women-related businesses.

By special arrangement with our friends at Supchina, we are able to offer AABANY members a code for free tickets to the event. If you are interested, please email main@aabany.org to get the code.

Judges Needed for Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition

If you are an attorney attending the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Convention in Chicago this year, we request that you volunteer to serve as a judge in the preliminary and/or quarterfinal rounds of the 2018 Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition (Competition).  The Competition is an appellate advocacy competition sponsored annually by the NAPABA Law Foundation, an IRC § 501( c )(3) non-profit, charitable and educational affiliate of NAPABA.  This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Competition!  The Competition honors the late Judge Thomas Tang, a champion of individual rights, an advocate for the advancement of minority attorneys, and an ardent supporter of NAPABA.  Judge Tang served on the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1977 until his passing in 1995. To learn more about the competition, click here.

This year’s problem addresses the following issues:

  1. Whether a state university may impose disciplinary sanctions on a student for non-curricular expressive conduct otherwise protected by the First Amendment in order to protect the expressive rights of other.
  2. Whether a state university may expel a law student based on university officials’ determination that her off-campus expressive activity, otherwise protected by the First Amendment, violates the professionalism standards governing attorneys.

The information for the preliminary and quarterfinal rounds is as follows:
Date:  Friday, November 9, 2018
Time:  Preliminary Round One (9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.), Preliminary Round Two (11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.), and Quarterfinal Round (2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
Place:  Sheraton Grand Chicago (301 E. North Water St., Chicago, IL 60611)

Please register online at https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/dicpm to judge one or both of the preliminary rounds and/or the quarterfinal round.  Although the sign-up sheet is getting full, please consider signing up to be an alternate in the event someone needs to make a last minute cancellation. Once you register, you will be emailed the problem, the bench brief, the rules and the oral argument scoring sheets.  Please report to the Tennessee meeting room located on the second level at least 20 minutes before your scheduled round to obtain your room assignment.  We ask that alternates also report to the Tennessee meeting room 20 minutes before your scheduled room to determine if your services are needed for the Competition.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Linda Tran (linda.tran.m37t@statefarm.com) or Leah Gould (gould.leah@gmail.com).

Empire Mock Trial Tournament – Judges Needed!

Earn 3 free CLE credits while educating top collegiate mock trial competitors!

The nonprofit Empire Mock Trial, in conjunction with NYU, is pleased to invite you to our tenth annual Downtown Invitational mock trial tournament on January 23-25 at the EDNY (225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn). The 2016 Downtown brings together eighteen of the top collegiate trial advocacy teams. This year’s field includes Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Duke, Princeton, and Yale.

You can help teach these exceptional college students about the law by volunteering just a few hours of your time. In exchange, we’ll provide you with 3 free non-transitional CLE credits in the category of skills. We particularly need volunteers for both rounds on Sunday, January 24 (Rounds 3 & 4).

Find out more on our website at The Downtown. Ready to register? Do so here.

General information:

  • Features four preliminary rounds of competition, and you can judge as many or as few as you like—no litigation experience is required
  • Please feel free to invite a friend or colleague to co-judge with you at the tournament.  We’ll pair you together!
  • 18 top trial advocacy teams will compete including Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Duke, Princeton, and Yale
  • We’ll serve complimentary food and beverages as a token of our appreciation
  • Registering takes less than a minute – do so here

We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.  Feel free to call (917-426-3682) or e-mail us (judge@empiremocktrial.org)

Volunteer to Judge at Empire Mock Trial

Earn 3 CLE credits for FREE while taking part in a great cause!

The nonprofit Empire Mock Trial is pleased to invite you to participate as a judge in its “World Championship” mock trial program on October 24-26 at the federal court in Brooklyn.  Over 550 talented high school students from across the globe are traveling to the Big Apple and they need you to serve as their mock judges and jurors but real life educators!  By volunteering just a few hours of your time, you can make a meaningful impact in these young people’s lives while earning CLE credit in the process.  It’s a win-win for everyone!

General information about the program can be found below, and you can register to judge here.  

  • Features four preliminary rounds of competition, and you can judge as many or as few as you like—no litigation experience is required. 
  • Please feel free to invite a friend or colleague to judge with you at the program.  We’ll pair you together!
  • Our participants hail from 7 countries (Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Korea, United Kingdom, and the United States) and 24 states.
  • We’ll serve complimentary food and beverages as a token of our appreciation.
  • Registering takes less than a minute – you can do so here.

If you have any questions call (917-426-3682) or send email to judge@empiremocktrial.org. Thank you!

2014 Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition

2014 Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition

St. John’s Law Team Achieves at Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition

St. John’s Law Team Achieves at Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition

Thomas Tang Moot Court Judges Needed for NAPABA Convention

We need your help to serve as judges for the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition on Friday, November 8, 2013, during the NAPABA Convention in Kansas City, MO.  The rounds will take place from 9:15 to 10:15 and 10:30 to 11:30 at the Convention Hotel, Kansas City Marriott Downtown.  

Please sign up to judge either one or both of the preliminary rounds via Wejoinin.   (http://wejoinin.com/sheets/usknvhttp://wejoinin.com/sheets/usknv).  

This year’s problem addresses the following issues:

I.  Whether § 66.04 of the Apalsa Revised Statutes (“ARS”) precluding a public defender from withdrawing on the basis of excessive workload or lack of resource violates the right to effective assistance of counsel guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

 A.  Whether ARS § 66.04 is facially unconstitutional.     

 B.  Whether ARS § 66.04 is unconstitutional as applied in this case.

 II.  Whether the sanctions imposed on Appellant by the Professional Ethics Board of the State Bar of Apalsa violated her rights under the Constitution of the United States.

A.  Whether the sanctions imposed for refusing to comply with a court order to represent a criminal defendant violate the Fifth Amendment right to due process.

B.  Whether the sanctions imposed for Appellant’s public statement regarding her refusal to comply with a court order to represent a criminal defendant violate the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of expression.

Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition Deadline Coming Up Sept. 19

Law students: Gain valuable oral advocacy and brief writing skills while getting your shot to compete for scholarships totaling $10,000. Sign up now for the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition, organized by the NAPABA Foundation and NAPABA Judicial Council.

The Northeast Regionals are being held at Brooklyn Law School on October 5. Brief is due September 19. For more information, contact francis.chin@aabany.org.

For more details about the Thomas Tang Moot Competition, including entry forms and rules, go to http://bit.ly/tangmoot.