New York Immigrant Assistance Consortium: “This Land is Your Land, Too: Working Together for Immigrant New Yorkers”

Please save the date for the inaugural conference of the New York Immigrant Assistance Consortium:

“This Land is Your Land, Too: Working Together for Immigrant New Yorkers”

June 9th, 2014
 
Hosted by New York Law School
New York, New York
 
In partnership with the New York Immigration Coalition and the New York State Office for New Americans
 
Featuring panels on:
 
Anti-Immigration Fraud Efforts & Capacity
Moderated by: JoJo Annobil of the Legal Aid Society
 
Outreach and Organizing with Community Partners
Moderated by:Marika Dias of Make the Road New York
 
Ethical Challenges of Direct Services and Representation
Moderated by: C. Mario Russell of Catholic Charities of New York
 
Innovations in Outreach and Service Delivery through Technology
Moderated by: Mark O’Brien of ProBono Net
 
Communications, Media, Branding
Moderated by: Laz Benitez of the New York State Office for New Americans
 
Coordination of Pro Bono and Volunteer Efforts
Moderated by: Miriam Buhl of Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP
 
National Legalization Efforts
Moderated by: Matthew Burnett of the Immigrant Advocates Network
 
Private and Public Funding Partnerships
Moderated by:  Christopher O’Malley of the IOLA Fund
 
Strategic Partnerships with Traditional and Non-Traditional Partners
Moderated by: Betsy Plum of the New York Immigration Coalition

Registration opened on Friday, April 11th, 2014

AABANY Co-sponsors: Achieving Diversity in ADR

The AABANY Litigation Committee encourages anyone interested in pursuing a career as a neutral (arbitrator, mediator, etc.), and, in particular, learning about the specific advantages and challenges as a person of color, to attend the New York State Bar Association’s program entitled, “Achieving Diversity in the ADR Field: Overcoming Old Challenges and Seeking New Opportunities.” The program will be held on Tuesday, March 25th from 5:30-9:00 p.m. and, because AABANY is a participating and sponsoring bar association, the program will offer 2.5 FREE NY CLE credits in Skills to all AABANY members. A panel of renowned ADR providers, scholars, and administrators will discuss their practices for recruiting and selecting neutrals, the efforts they have undertaken to diversify their rosters of neutrals, and their efforts to further expose the users of their ADR services to racially and ethnically diverse panels of arbitrators and mediators. Another panel, moderated by AABANY member Theo Cheng, and comprising distinguished ADR neutrals, will provide perspectives on how to navigate a successful career as a neutral; recommending specific networking, marketing, and promotional activities; discussing how best to leverage diversity issues; and providing practical tips for increasing the opportunities for being selected as a neutral. Finally, there will be a discussion about strategies for addressing cross cultural issues in dispute resolution, followed by a networking reception. For more information go to http://bit.ly/nysbareg.

P.S. For those of you who are experiencing difficulties registering via the NYSBA’s website, you can alternatively send an email to Beth Gould at [email protected] with your full contact information (name, address, email, phone number), indicating that you are a member of AABANY. She will handle registering you for the event.

From Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s Office: Labor Rights Forum

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On behalf of the Office of the Attorney General we would like to invite you to a Labor Rights Forum on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6:30PM. The Attorney General and his Labor Bureau Chief Terri Gerstein will be joined by a panel of Labor Rights experts to discuss important issues impacting our community including: Minimum Wage, Overtime, Laws Related To Tipped Workers, New Laws, and Immigrant Workers. The event will take place at Gregorio Luperón High School—501 W. 165th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Upper Manhattan.

To confirm your attendance or for more information, please email [email protected] or call 212-416-8754

We need your help to ensure the community forum’s success so please circulate the attached flyers and encourage your friends, family and anyone interested to attend.

English Flyer

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On June 7, AABANY took part in the 10th anniversary Caren Aronowitz Unity in Diversity celebration at the New York State Supreme Court Rotunda. This annual event is one of the highlights of the year at the courthouse, bringing together bar groups, community organizations and unions to celebrate diversity and promote greater understanding and tolerance within the courts and the wider community.

AABANY and participating organizations provided delicious food representing the diverse cultures of New York. AABANY’s table was filled with dim sum items from Nom Wah and was easily among the most popular tables at the event.

Thanks to our interns, Stephanie Yu and Max Zimmerman for staffing the table, along with interns from the chambers of Judge Doris Ling-Cohan.

NYIC 40-hour Immigration Law Training

The New York Immigration Coalition in collaboration with The New York State Office for New Americans Presents

40-hour Immigration Law Training Schedule To Prepare for BIA Recognition and Accreditation

(Click here) 

Monday, June 17, 2013 through Friday, June 21, 2013
Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Pre registration opens for ONA agencies and Non-Profits April 29, 2013.  General registration opens May 6, 2013

Unless otherwise noted, all trainings will be held at the Refugee Resettlement Services Catholic Charities of Onondaga County, 529 N. Salina Street; Syracuse, NY 13208

Hotel Reservations:
The ParkView Hotel has offered attendees the rate of $94 per night which includes hot breakfast!  In addition, they offer complimentary transportation to/from the airport, train, bus stations and the site of the training.  To make reservation call the toll free number 1-800-365-4663 and mention “NYIC Training”.

Please arrive 20 minutes before your session begins.

Attendance at NYIC-ICTI trainings is governed by our attendance policy, available on our website (Click here)

There will be a 40 hour training in September at NYC!!!