Commercial Division Advisory Council Organizes Lecture Series

During June 2023, the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court hosted a lunchtime lecture series, which was organized by the Commercial Division Advisory Council for summer associates at law firms, interns working with Commercial Division Justices, as well as bar association members. The goal of the series was to educate future lawyers about the Commercial Division and commercial practice, showcase the wide variety of cases that come before the Commercial Division, and highlight the value of clerking, interning, and litigating in the Commercial Division. The series comprised four programs, each featuring a Commercial Division Justice and some of the best-known and most-respected commercial litigators in the United States as speakers. The programs were well attended, and the audience reactions were positive.

If you missed the lectures or are interested in learning more, we invite you to visit the recordings of the four programs which are available through the links below:

June 8th – Motion Practice: Hon. Jennifer G. Schecter and Robert J. Giuffra Jr.
https://kelleydrye.zoom.us/rec/share/nr109KTDQWgEvfNi9hUoULvlzjgr3mYbAWAPh5GJcTFBdj3H3ipfI__x79R-vHzh.1sG-guD3_Ach6xf0

June 13th – Depositions: Hon. Andrea Masley, Sandra C. Goldstein, Stefan Atkinson, and Robert Gretch
https://kelleydrye.zoom.us/rec/share/az7UsGec_0pTENTnxCctSLg-Fda2AP0x49SSLRF4b4KPEm2-B1JHYyrSupDjKi2Z.oo4Y7628eh7uWcnu

June 20th – Written and Electronic Discovery: Hon. Joel M. Cohen, Lynn K. Neuner, Linton Mann III, and Rachel Sparks Bradley
https://kelleydrye.zoom.us/rec/share/K5f2AzkBc75rdelDhcI5arvwVckU0wOXlTA03LIJlQpMPdbtxJ0trAwpo3-ZVq-T.7plVWw-jd44cu3cp

June 27th – Trials: Hon. Robert R. Reed, Loretta E. Lynch, and Daniel J. Toal
https://kelleydrye.zoom.us/rec/share/wHa-KewhYwqf9EXvQwMjbG43XYyZY63LTtFo46KKpfR67Yj3esHfjvk-fJwFwjjp.apjK-44xIr0ZtgrB

To learn more about the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court, please click here.

2023 Summer Judicial Internship Program – Ninth Judicial District

Each summer, the New York State Court System provides an excellent learning opportunity to students from all over the country through the Judicial Internship Program.

The 2023 Summer Judicial Internship Program for the Ninth Judicial District is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 5th, and last approximately six weeks until July 14th. Interns are expected to work Monday through Friday from 9 to 5. The internship encompasses the entire Ninth Judicial District (Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, and Dutchess Counties) and selected interns are placed in a location convenient for them. All interns will attend a detailed orientation on June 5th and weekly professional development lectures with guest speakers held in the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains. The summer internship is unpaid, and interns are responsible for paying parking fees.

The opportunity to intern in a Judge’s chambers provides a student with an insider’s view into the decision-making process and a chance to participate in that important process. Interns’ tasks will include conducting legal research, drafting memos and briefs, preparing decisions, observing court, and assisting chambers staff with the day-to-day operations of their part.

Interested law students and college students who would like to apply to the 2023 Summer Judicial Internship Program, should complete the employment application and email it, along with a cover letter (explaining why you are interested in the program, what areas of law interest you, and what County you prefer to be placed), resume, and official transcript to Stefanie DeNise, Internship Coordinator, at sdenise@nycourts.gov.

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, beginning in January. All applications must be received no later than March 31, 2023. Note: the internship program is limited to 50 students.

If you are a law student and an avid writer, and wish to hone those skills over the summer, please note in your cover letter that you would like to be considered for a position with the White Plains satellite office of the Appellate Division, Second Department. Please also include a writing sample with your application materials.

Interns must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by the start date of the internship, unless granted a reasonable accommodation due to disability or religion.

The New York State Unified Court System is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy and gender identity or expression), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

AABANY Hosts Weekly Membership Mixer on August 21

On August 21, the Membership Committee hosted its weekly mixer. At the mixer, AABANY spotlighted our legal interns, current and former, to recognize and thank them for all their hard work on behalf of AABANY. Joining us were current interns Annie Tan, Andersen Gu, and Ephany Wang. Also on the call were past interns David Jung, Emily Arakawa, and Mai Fukata. Each intern introduced themselves and shared what they were most concerned about as they head back to school or work during COVID-19. Those going back to school in the fall worried about the challenges of learning remotely or in hybrid settings. Those taking a gap semester or already working expressed concerns about employment opportunities and prospects when the economy is in shambles. Some also voiced concern about what the world would look like once we emerged from COVID-19.

After the interns spoke, we asked each of the attendees what advice they could offer to them. Our attendees covered the spectrum from current law students to attorneys practicing in various settings, both private and public at different stages of their careers, and the most common advice was to stay persistent and optimistic. Many remarked on the talented and intelligent interns AABANY has been fortunate to have and they were all encouraged to rise to the challenges they would face, and we were uniformly confident that they would do so. We reminded them that they are part of the AABANY family and they should all stay in touch with us and feel free to reach out if they need assistance or guidance in the future.

The Membership Committee previously hosted Monthly Mixers at bars, ballparks, stadiums, operas, etc, but due to COVID, we have moved online to offer members an weekly outlet to share their feelings, see old friends, and make new connections. Mixers start at 6:30pm on Friday and the main event ends at 7:30pm but many often stay on after 7:30pm for smaller breakout groups.

Membership Committee will continue to host weekly Zoom mixers until it is safe to gather together again in person.

We are giving away door prizes in some weeks. In order to win, you must be a member and must RSVP on the aabany.org calendar entry to get a raffle number. Non-members can join the Zoom mixer but won’t be eligible to win a prize.

Mixers are not recorded, and are LIVE, so don’t miss out.

Please join us for this week’s mixer on Friday, August 28, and register by Thursday, at https://www.aabany.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1366650

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WFPG IS NOW ACCEPTING INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2014! Washington, DC

The Women’s Foreign Policy Group believes that it is crucial to ensure that women’s voices are heard and that women leaders are fully engaged in finding new approaches and solutions. WFPG is committed to global engagement and the promotion of the leadership, visibility and participation of women in international affairs. The organization advances women’s leadership and highlights their contributions through international issues programs and mentoring.

Interns work as part of the WFPG team and are given the opportunity to improve their knowledge of international issues, as well as to learn how a small nonprofit organization operates.  At our programs, interns meet with accomplished international affairs professionals and learn from their career paths. Part-time internships are unpaid or for college credit. Full-time interns who commit to 3.5 months during the school year or 3 months during the summer are eligible for a $1,000 stipend.

WFPG is seeking four interns to assist them in Washington, DC during the upcoming semester:

General Internship:
WFPG is looking for responsible and motivated interns to focus on planning and outreach for programs featuring international affairs officials and experts. In addition to assisting with our Author and Embassy Series programs, interns contribute to benefit luncheons and mentoring fairs. Interns will also research foreign policy topics before events, update the WFPG database, and complete other office tasks as assigned.

Communications Internship:
WFPG is also looking for a specialized intern to focus on our website and communications materials, including our invitations and newsletters. The communications intern will also assist at events, conduct foreign policy research, and complete other office duties as assigned. A demonstrated interest in and knowledge of basic HTML and photo editing/layout software is helpful, but not required.

Qualifications:
Competitive candidates for both positions should have a demonstrated interest in foreign affairs and excellent computer skills. Interns must possess outstanding office and phone manners, and excellent writing skills, in addition to being well-organized, punctual, dependable, flexible, attentive to detail, and able to work both independently and as part of a team. 

Applicants must be available to work a minimum of two full days per week.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter (including your availability), resume, two-page writing sample (short paper or excerpt), contact information for three references, and an unofficial copy of your transcript to employment@wfpg.org.  Applications can also be mailed to:

Women’s Foreign Policy Group
Attn: Ms. Kimberly Kahnhauser
1615 M St. NW, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20036

Apply before August 8th!