NYCLA Mentor for a Day Auction


Whether you are in your first, second or last year of law school, the New York County Lawyers’ Association invites all law students to its annual Law Student Reception and Mentor for a Day Auction.

JOIN US for food, drink, networking and fun AT NO COST TO YOU at the NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street NY.  Meet the leaders of one of the most influential county bar associations in the country, and learn about the opportunities and benefits available for law students.

BID YOUR HEART OUT at our super fun and high energy “Mentor for a Day Auction”  for the chance to “shadow” a lawyer or a judge for a day and make a valuable connection.  Get the chance to find yourself deliberating with a judge in chambers or spending a day with an attorney at trial.  "Auction mentors" include a respected jurist, partners in prestigious law firms, and leading government counsel.

* ALL law students who attend will receive $200 off A Kaplan<> Bar Review Course

* Raffle prizes include a free Kaplan Bar Review Course, a coaching session with noted networking guru Jaimie Field<>, and more!

This is an opportunity that no law student should miss!

Register now!  The bidding starts soon:


On June 19, 2013, the AABANY Prosecutors’ Committee celebrated its fifth year anniversary at NYCLA with over 130 people in attendance. US Attorney Preet Bharara (SDNY), District Attorneys Robert Johnson (Bronx), Daniel Donovan (Richmond), Kathleen Rice (Nassau), Cyrus Vance, Jr. (New York), and Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan (New York) were on hand to join in the festivities at which trailblazing judges the Hon. Lorna Schofield (SDNY) and the Hon. Pamela Chen (EDNY) were also honored. The Committee is comprised of current and former state and federal prosecutors. This highly successful event was co-sponsored with the Federal Courts Committee of NYCLA.

2012 Attorneys’ Guide to Civil Practice in the New York Country Supreme Court

From our friends at NYCLA:

The 2012 Attorneys’ Guide to Civil Practice in the New York County Supreme Court, compiled by those who work in the Supreme Court, is now on sale! THE essential guide book for every lawyer practicing on the civil side in Manhattan, the Attorneys’ Guide is a concise resource for details about judges, court personnel, and procedures in the Supreme Court. Highlights include: Commencing a Lawsuit, Assignments and Case Processing under the CCJP, Motion Practice, Back Offices and major County Clerk Operations, including Entry of Judgments, Commercial Division, Judges and Staff, and much more! Copies can be purchased at .

Use special offer code ASIANAMBAR when ordering to get a 50% discount – pay $50 per copy instead of $100.

AABANY ED Speaks at “Bridge the Gap” CLE Orientation Program

On Wednesday, April 25, AABANY Executive Director Yang Chen was a panelist at a CLE Orientation Program presented by the First Department’s Committee on Character and Fitness for a group of about 250 new attorneys who were going to be sworn in to the New York State bar that day.  The program took place at NYCLA from 9 am to 11 am, and Mr. Chen provided an overview of ethical issues confronting the new practitioner.  Mr. Chen spoke from his perspective as a practitioner for nearly 20 years working on complex commercial litigation and antitrust matters.  The other panelists included Meredith Heller, who spoke on seeking and getting help through Lawyers’ Assistance Programs, Jeremy Feinberg, who spoke on civility, professionalism and pro bono service, and Norma Lopez, who gave an overview of the disciplinary process and how to avoid getting caught up in it.  Maria Matos, Executive Secretary of the Committee on Character and Fitness and former President of the Puerto Rican Bar Association, organized the event, which is held every few weeks throughout the year.

Vincent Chang at NYCLA Public Hearing on Impact of Budget Cuts on Judiciary

Vincent Chang sat on a New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) panel at a public hearing on Friday, December 2 that addressed the impact of present and future budget cuts on the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Chief Judge Loretta Preska of the SDNY and Chief Judge Carol Amon of the EDNY testified at the hearing, which discussed, among other things, the effect that budget cuts would have on public safety, including courthouse security, as well as pretrial and probation supervisory services. The hearing also addressed issues relating to cutbacks in services provided to lawyers and to the public, such as cuts in clerk’s office support staff, docketing, interpreters, court reporting, audio visual, IT, and other areas, which could result in increased delays and other challenges to the administration of justice.

NYCLA Forum on November 2 to Focus on Judicial Independence

NYCLA Forum on November 2 to Focus on Judicial Independence

AABANY Leaders’ Speaking Engagements in October

We would like to recognize several AABANY leaders who will be speaking at various bar association programs this month.

  • Thursday, Oct. 13, Executive Director Yang Chen speaks at the New York State Conference of Bar Leaders Fall 2011 Workshop: “Leading Lawyers,” in the program on “Social Networking Part IV – Digging Deeper.”
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19, Solo and Small Firm Committee Co-Chair Pauline Yeung-Ha will speak at NYSBA Trust and Estate Law Section Diversity Committee’s program “Breaking it Down: the Nuts and Bolts of Estate Planning and Administration.” Pauline will speak on “How to Administer the Estate” on day two (October 19), during the Estate Administration portion of the two-day event (the first day is October 12).

Please join us in congratulating these AABANY leaders on their participation as speakers in events organized by other bar associations.