In the News: Law360 Covers AABANY’s Manhattan DA Candidates’ Forum

AABANY’s Manhattan DA Candidates’ Forum held on June 15 and 16 was recently covered in a June 21 Law360 article titled “Manhattan DA Candidates Split Over Hate Crime Strategy.” In the run up to the primary election on June 22, AABANY posed questions to seven Democratic candidates (Tahanie Aboushi, Alvin Bragg, Liz Crotty, Tali Farhadian Weinstein, Diana Florence, Lucy Lang, and Eliza Orlins) and one Republican candidate (Thomas Kenniff) on issues important to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, specifically related to how they would address the surge in anti-Asian violence in New York City. Most of the candidates stated that they would use enhancements to charge perpetrators of hate crimes. In addition, most of the candidates supported creating a hate crimes unit in the DA’s Office, which is one of the proposals offered in AABANY and Paul, Weiss’ report on anti-Asian violence. Only Tahanie Aboushi and Eliza Orlins pledged they would cut the district attorney’s office budget in half. By decreasing the prosecution of low-level offenses, Aboushi and Orlins said the office would be able to focus on more serious crimes, including hate crimes that involve violence. The Law360 article also incorporated Democratic DA Candidate Dan Quart’s stances on the questions posed at the Forum as he was not able to participate due to a prior engagement.

To read the full article, click here. To view the recordings of AABANY’s Manhattan DA Candidates’ Forum, click here for day 1 (Lucy Lang, Alvin Bragg, Tali Farhadian Weinstein, and Tahanie Aboushi) and here for day 2 (Diana Florence, Thomas Kenniff, Eliza Orlins, and Liz Crotty).

Manhattan Community Board Applications Are Open Now!

Interested in what gets built in your community and how government works to deliver services in your neighborhood? Apply to join one of Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards.

Every Community Board has 50 seats which are filled for two-year terms by volunteers, who are selected by the Borough President and local City Council members. Half the seats are up for appointment or reappointment every year.

Community Boards get a seat at the table in high-stakes land use, real estate, and zoning negotiations, and they work directly with city agencies to influence how government services are delivered at the neighborhood level.

If you’d like to serve as a member of your Community Board, apply online here! You can also print the application and drop it off by mail or in-person. The deadline is February 8, 2019.

NYC Family Justice Center, Manhattan (MFJC) Advanced Training Offerings: April/May 2018

NYC Family Justice Center, Manhattan (MFJC) Advanced Training Offerings: April/May 2018

AAIFF 2017 Volunteer Application

AAIFF 2017 Volunteer Application

AABANY Wins Third Place at the Battle of the Bars Trivia Night!

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On Tuesday, June
8th, AABANY’s Young Lawyers Committee participated in a Battle of the Bars: Trivia Night, along with thirteen other bar associations in the New York metropolitan area. In a spirited night of pub trivia,
we are proud to announce that AABANY came in third place in the
competition. As a prize for this victorious win, a donation was made to a legal charity
of AABANY’s choice – the Don H. Liu Scholars Program. We are extremely proud of our team effort and thank all the members of AABANY team that night.

Congratulations to LeGal for finishing first and the Brooklyn Bar for winning second place! Thanks to AABANY Young Lawyer Committee Co-Chair Tiffany Miao and Frank Francis of Severance Burko Spalter Masone PC for coordinating the trivia night. 

We would also to thank the following sponsors for making the event possible:


Write-up by AABANY Intern Quentin Wong.

Upcoming MFJC Core Trainings, June 13-29

The Manhattan Family Justice Center is happy to announce our next round of core trainings. Our training program provides professional development for service providers, community leaders, and city agencies on relevant topics regarding intimate partner violence, sex trafficking, and elder abuse.

Please share widely.  All trainings are free and located at the MFJC: 80 Centre Street, 5th Floor Training Room.

REGISTER NOW!

Domestic Violence Dialogue
Facilitated by FJC Admin Staff

  • Monday, 6/13 2-5 pm

Risk Assessment & Safety Planning
Facilitated by STEPS to End Family Violence

  • Tuesday, 6/14 2-5 pm

Cultural Conversations
Facilitated by NYC Anti-Violence Project & OCDV Staff

  • Wednesday, 6/15 2-5 pm

Housing & Shelter
Facilitated by Sanctuary for Families, New Destiny Housing

  • Friday, 6/17 10 am – 1 pm

Trafficking & Commercial Sexual Exploitation  
Facilitated by Center for Court Innovation & NY Asian Women’s Center

  • Monday, 6/20 10 am – 1 pm

Criminal Justice Responses to DV
Facilitated by Manhattan DA’s Office & NYPD

  • Monday, 6/20 2-4 pm

Immigration Law
Facilitated by NY Legal Assistance Group & Sanctuary for Families

  • Tuesday, 6/21 2-5 pm

Family & Matrimonial Law
Facilitated by NYLAG

  • Wednesday, 6/22 2-5 pm

Elder Abuse
Facilitated by Weinberg Center

  • Tuesday, 6/28 10 am – 12 pm

Economic Empowerment
Facilitated by Sanctuary for Families & the Financial Clinic

  • Wednesday, 6/29 10 am – 1 pm

Immigrant Eligibility for Public Benefits
Facilitated by Sanctuary for Families & OCDV Staff

  • Wednesday, 6/29 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

NYC Board of Elections is Searching for Language Interpreters

The Board of Elections in the City of New York has interpreter vacancies for Chinese and Spanish in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and for Korean in Queens.  Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated.  Anyone interested in working election day can email Interpreter2014@boe.nyc.ny.us  or can apply online here https://electiondayworker.com/ .

The Board also has an ad on the www.nyc.gov homepage under “NYC Programs & Initiatives”

Applicants can also visit their borough office for more information:

Brooklyn
345 Adams Street, 4 Fl
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: 1.718.797.8800
Fax: 1.718.246.5958
Hours of Operation – 9 A.M.- 5 P.M.

Queens
126-06 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Tel: 1.718.730.6730
Fax: 1.718.459.3384
Hours of Operation – 9A.M.– 5 P.M.

Manhattan
200 Varick Street, 10Flr
New York, NY 10014
Tel: 1. 212.886.2100
Fax: 1. 646.638.2047
Hours of Operation – 9A.M.– 5 P.M.

Staten Island
1 Edgewater Plaza, 4 Fl
Staten Island, NY 10305
Tel: 1.718.876.0079
Fax: 1.718.876.0912
Hours of Operation – 9A.M. – 5P.M.

Bronx
1780 Grand Concourse, 5 Fl
Bronx, NY 10457
Tel: 1.718.299.9017
Fax: 1. 718.299.2140
Hours of Operation – 9 A.M. – 5 P.M.

Upcoming Manhattan Family Justice Center Core Trainings

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Save the Dates and Register Now!

Upcoming Manhattan Family Justice Center Core Trainings

The NYC Family Justice Center in Manhattan is happy to announce our next round of core trainings. Our core training program provides professional development on the most relevant topics for service providers working with victims and survivors of intimate partner violence, sex trafficking, and elder abuse.

Ø  Criminal Justice

Monday, June 23rd 9 am – 12 pm

Facilitated by Manhattan District Attorney’s Office & NYPD

Ø  Immigration Law: Options and Remedies

Monday, June 23rd 1-4 pm

Facilitated by Her Justice

Ø  Risk Assessment & Safety Planning

Tuesday, June 24th 9 am – 12 pm

Facilitated by MFJC Staff

Ø  Shelter & Housing

Tuesday, June 24th 1-4 pm

Facilitated by New Destiny Housing & MFJC Staff

Ø  Family & Matrimonial Law

Wednesday, June 25th 1-4 pm

Facilitated by NY Legal Assistance Group

Ø  Domestic Violence Dialogue

Thursday, June 26nd 11 am – 1 pm

Facilitated by Urban Justice Project

Ø  Self-Sufficiency & Economic Empowerment

Friday, June 27th 10 am – 1 pm

Facilitated by MFJC Staff

Ø  Culture Conversations: LGBTQ Communities

Tuesday, July 29th 1-4 pm

Facilitated by NYC Anti-Violence Project and NY Legal Assistance Group

All trainings will be held in the MFJC Training Room at 80 Centre Street (cross street Worth St.), 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013. More training details will follow soon.