AABANY Presents Pathways to Government Service and Public Interest Career Panel

On October 29, 2019, AABANY’s Government Service & Public Interest Committee, Career Placement Committee, Student Outreach Committee, and New York Law School’s APALSA teamed up to present Pathways to Government Service and Public Interest Career Panel.

Panelists included:

Mihea Kim, Staff Attorney, Homicide Defense Task Force, The Legal Aid Society;
Hon. Donald Leo,  New York City Criminal Court Judge, New York Supreme Court;
Nelson Mar, Senior Staff Attorney, Education Law Unit, Bronx Legal Services 
Kin Ng, Bureau Chief of the Red Zone Trial Bureau, Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office;
Won Shin, Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York

Moderator: Hon. Grace E. Lee, Administrative Law Judge, New York Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

The panelists shared what experiences led them to their current position in the public interest/government sector. Fun tidbits were also revealed — two of the panelists litigated cases against each other, while two other panelists went to high school together. Attendees and panelists enjoyed friendly banter and discussion after the panel. 

We thank the Government Service & Public Interest , Career Placement, and Student Outreach Committee Committees for hosting this panel. To learn more about the GSPI Committee, go here. To learn more about the Career Placement Committee, go here. To learn more about the Student Outreach Committee, go here.

AABANY Roadshow and Mock Interviews at New York Law School

On January 31, AABANY presented a road show and conducted mock interviews at New York Law School for members of the law school’s AALSA (Asian American Law Students Association). AABANY members and leaders, including President James Cho, Executive Director Yang Chen, Student Outreach Committee Co-Chair Jonathan Li, and Intellectual Property Committee Co-Chair Jeffrey Mok, visited New York Law School and met with AALSA members to talk to them about AABANY and how they can get involved. Following the meet-and-greet, attorneys and law students met one-on-one for mock interview sessions, to practice their interview skills and get feedback from attorneys.

We thank AALSA President Corinne Chen for inviting AABANY to present the roadshow and conduct mock interviews. For information about setting up a road show or event at your law school with AABANY, contact the Student Outreach Committee.

Mediation Settlement Day Kick-Off Event

Please save the date, Tuesday, October 13, 2015, for the annual Mediation Settlement Day Kick-Off Event, which will be held from 4:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m. at New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, New York, NY.

Who Sponsors MSD?
Mediation Settlement Day is sponsored by the New York State Unified Court System, FINRA Dispute Resolution, and over 100 alternative dispute resolution programs, bar associations, community-based programs, schools, public and non-profit organizations.

What Happens at the Kick-Off Event on Oct. 13?
The Mediation Settlement Day Kick-Off Event begins with informal networking. Mediation organizations, law schools and community groups get together and educate the public about their programs and services. It is also a good opportunity to learn about the mediation profession and career path to become a mediator. Next, a Frontline Champion Award is presented. Finally, a keynote address is given by the Honorary Chairperson. This year’s honorary chair will be announced at a later date.

The event is free and RSVP is not required.

Note: Follow the New York State Unified Court System on Twitter – @NYSCourtsNews and Instagram – @nycourts, for court-related news and event information.

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Andrea Garcia 

New York State Unified Court System

Office of Public Affairs

www.nycourts.gov/community_outreach