AABANY Announces New Career Placement Committee

AABANY is pleased to announce the formation of its new Career Placement Committee. The primary purpose of the Career Placement Committee is to match qualified AABANY members with available legal job positions. To accomplish this, the Career Placement Committee is launching the AABANY Career Exchange which will serve as a clearinghouse for all legal positions brought to its attention and will proactively seek to match qualified AABANY candidates with such open positions. To this end, the Career Placement Committee is actively seeking information regarding open legal positions. If you are aware of any such positions please email the Career Placement Committee co-chairs (Robert Leung, Michael Park and Gurinder Singh) at careers@aabany.org.

In addition, the Career Placement Committee is also interested in getting to know AABANY members who are currently seeking or considering seeking a new position. It is important for the Career Placement Committee to understand the skill sets, special expertise and interests of AABANY members currently conducting or thinking about a job search in order to be able to best match qualified candidates with particular open positions. To facilitate the process, the Career Placement Committee will kickoff the AABANY Career Exchange by holding 15-minute informational one-on-one meetings with interested AABANY members at the AABANY 2013 Fall Conference / NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference on September 21, 2013 (www.napaba-ne.aabany.org ). Feel free to bring a resume. All questions and inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

Finally, if you are interested in getting involved in the Career Placement Committee, please let us know. We are currently actively seeking 5-10 committee members to assist with our current and future projects. Please email us at careers@aabany.org.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact the Career Placement Committee co-chairs: Robert Leung, Michael Park or Gurinder Singh at careers@aabany.org.

Congratulations to Judy Kim, NAPABA NE Regional Governor

Judy KimAABANY congratulates long-time member and current Membership Secretary Judy Kim on being selected as NAPABA Northeast Regional Governor.  As such Judy sits on the NAPABA Board of Governors for a two-year term.  The Northeast Region encompasses 10 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.  It also includes Canada.

“I am so honored to be selected as the next NAPABA Northeast Regional Governor,” says Judy, “and I look forward to working alongside my co-RG, Jason Leung, the NE Region’s Presidents and the Board during my term to further NAPABA’s mission and the Region’s goals.  Hope to see everyone at the DC Convention in November!”

Judy H. Kim is an associate counsel in the Bureau & Estates Litigation Section of the Legal Division at the New York Liquidation Bureau. The Bureau is a unique 100 year old quasi-state agency that assists the Superintendent of Financial Services of the State of New York in his capacity as receiver of insolvent insurance companies. She has been with the Bureau since 2008. During that time, she has been involved in all aspects of litigation involving the Superintendent and the estates in his receivership. From December 2010 through June 2011, Ms. Kim was interim Section Chief of the Bureau & Estates Litigation Section. Prior to joining the Bureau, Ms. Kim worked at Snitow Kanfer Holtzer & Millus, LLP as an attorney focusing on commercial litigation, employment discrimination litigation, and matrimonial litigation matters. Ms. Kim began her legal career at Kennedy Lillis Schmidt & English, a boutique maritime law firm. Ms. Kim received her J.D. from Tulane Law School, and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Judy served as Treasurer of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) from 2002 through 2005, and was Co-Chair of AABANY’s Student Outreach Committee from 2006-2008, and has been a member of AABANY’s Litigation Committee since 2000.

She is a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Secretary of the Korean American Lawyers’ Association of Greater New York, and a Steering Committee Member of the Korean American League for Civic Action. Ms. Kim is also a member of the Diversity Committee at The Spence School and a member of the Leadership Committee at the Young Survival Coalition.

Please join us in congratulating Judy on this great honor and achievement.  You can send Judy email at judy.kim@aabany.org or post your congratulatory message here by clicking on the Comments link below.