AABANY Mentorship Program Hosts Welcome Reception at Fried Frank

On Wednesday evening, February 5, AABANY’s Mentorship Program held its Welcome Reception at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.

Yang Chen, the Executive Director of AABANY, shared some words of wisdom and encouraged mentees to build informal mentorship relationships with their connections in addition to the formal pairings provided by AABANY’s Mentorship Program. Then, after learning more about how members can get involved with the program for the upcoming year, mentors and mentees from the program got together over drinks and hors d’oeuvres to reconnect, mix, and mingle with each other and other attendees.

Thanks to Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP for their generous support and for providing the drinks and refreshments for the event. Shruti Chopra and Tristan Loanzon currently serve as Co-Chairs of the Mentorship Committee. If you would like to learn more, please visit the committee’s page here.

Attorney Mentors Needed: Summer BAR Preparation Mentoring Program

PALS would like to match you, a practicing attorney, with a recent law school graduate of color for The PALS Summer BAR Preparation Mentoring Program, where you will simply serve as a supportive resource during this intense study period prior to the exam.

Please join us and commit 1 hour per week, for 8 weeks, to help positively guide a law graduate with time management techniques, work-life balance advice, and best practices for successfully passing the Bar. Be a reassuring advocate to build his or her confidence level while explaining the necessary commitment to this intense uninterrupted study period.  

This year, the New York State Summer BAR Exam is scheduled for Tuesday, July 28th and Wednesday, July 29th.    

Click here to volunteer!


PALS Mission StatementPALS 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

www.palsprogram.org

PALS Summer Reception & Panel Discussion: Thriving as a Summer Associate or Intern of Color, May 27


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Panel: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Networking  & Cocktail Reception: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Mayer Brown
1221 Avenue of the Americas  (49th and 6th  – The McGraw Hill Building)

The PALS Thriving as a Summer Associate or Intern of Color Panel will provide students with career development tips to maximize their summer experience.  In addition to best practices for doing excellent work, panelists will discuss handling mid-summer evaluations, proper methods of obtaining feedback and developing relationships that will last beyond the summer.

The reception following the panel is open to all attorneys and law students. We invite all practicing attorneys to join us, meet our students and catch-up with old friends. In particular, we encourage attorney mentors and student mentees paired through PALS to attend this event together.

Panelists:

Sean Fairweather
Managing Counsel
The Bank of New York Mellon

Erin Gladney
Partner
Mayer Brown LLP

Ronald Sarubbi
Partner
Perkins Coie LLP  

Additional Panelists To Be Announced

Moderator:

Christian Elloie
Assistant General Counsel
Deloitte LLP

RSVP Today!  
Registration will close on Friday, May 22nd


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

Register Today for The PALS Mentoring Reception – Thurs., Feb. 9

Please Join Us For The 2015 Mentoring Reception: Building Effective Mentoring Relationships
Sponsored by: Chadbourne  
 

Thursday, February 5, 2015
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

1301 Avenue of the Americas 
New York, NY 10019

This networking reception will provide students and lawyers, presently participating in the PALS Mentoring Program, an opportunity to meet. 

We also encourage all New York City area law students of color and attorneys interested in future participation to come and learn about PALS and our Mentoring Program. 

A New Open Enrollment Period Will Commence on Friday, February 6th

Please spread the word about this reception to attorneys who may be interested in volunteering as a mentor to a law student of color.  We continue to have a tremendous demand from students interested in obtaining a mentor.
Mentoring relationships are rewarding to both parties and are essential in the professional world.  We encourage all attorneys to share their own experiences on the giving and receiving end of mentoring relationships. 
Please click HERE to RSVP  
Registration will close on Tuesday, February 3rd.

For further information on PALS, visit http://www.palsprogram.org/

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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  

FALANY’s and LEGACY’s Legal Advocate Mentorship Project: Apply to be a Mentee or Mentor Today!

The Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York (FALANY), in partnership with LEGACY | NY, is proud to announce its inaugural Legal Advocate Mentorship Project (LAMP). FALANY and LEGACY invite college students and young professionals to apply to be a part of this exciting program. Applicants need not have a firm commitment to a legal career; all we are looking for are individuals who are intellectually curious, open-minded, and committed to giving back to the community. We also invite lawyers and other legal professionals to apply to contribute to LAMP – legal professionals can serve as Mentors, host Mentee events, lead workshops, and more.

Through mentorship and experiential learning, LAMP will introduce young Filipino Americans and Southeast Asian Americans to the wide spectrum of career options in the law.  LAMP will span the duration of the Spring 2015 semester, from late January to April. LAMP seeks to alleviate the underrepresentation of Filipino and Southeast Asian Americans in the legal profession by cultivating the next generation of lawyers in these communities.

LAMP is founded on three pillars: (1) Mentorship, (2) Community, and (3) Immersion. First, LAMP will enable Mentees to meet with Mentors, legal professionals, on a one-on-one basis so that they can learn more about the practice of law in an intimate, safe space. Second, Mentees will meet every two weeks as a group to hear from speakers, participate in workshops, and develop a robust community among themselves. Third, LAMP will set up immersion trips so that Mentees can observe the practice of law in real-time; trips will include visits to open court sessions, meetings, and other events.

Apply to be a Mentee by January 9, 2015 at http://bit.ly/applytolamp.

Legal professionals can apply to be a Mentor by January 9, 2015 at http://bit.ly/mentorforlamp.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to christopher.lapinig@gmail.com or kristinajoyas@gmail.com.

The PALS Mentoring Program

ATTORNEY MENTORS 
Strengthen the Legal Diversity Pipeline
by Sponsoring a PALS Mentee 

The PALS Mentoring Program

Matches law students of color with practicing attorneys, who serve as professional development resources, and has done so for 30 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.                   

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Click Here to Apply! 

Attorneys matched through the program will be required to review the PALS Mentoring Manual and sign a participation agreement with their mentee.  

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
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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