AALDEF seeks Pro Bono Volunteer Attorneys for Asian American Poll Monitoring for Primary Elections Sept 10th

To Download the volunteer form click here.

Pro Bono: Asian American Poll Monitoring

NYC Primary Election – September 10, 2013

Training on Monday, Sept. 9 at 12N at Fried Frank, 1 New York Plaza, New York, 10004

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund is seeking pro bono volunteer attorneys to assist in monitoring poll sites during the NYC Primary Elections on September 10 to assess compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act.

In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote.  For example, poll workers were hostile and made racist remarks, poll sites had too few interpreters to assist Asian American voters, translated voting materials were missing or hidden from voters, and ballots were mistranslated.

 Volunteers are needed to inspect poll sites for required language assistance, interview voters, and document instances of anti-Asian American voter discrimination.

There will be a ninety minute training session for all volunteers hosted by Fried Frank on Mon., Sept. 9 at 12N.  Lunch will be provided.  All volunteers must be non-partisan during the time that they help.  To sign up, complete the registration form.  Thank you! 

For more information, contact:

Glenn D. Magpantay or Jerry Vattamala at gmagpantay@aaldef.org,jvattamala@aaldef.org or call 212-966-5932.

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!!!

Lawyers and Law Firms Encouraged to Attend Job Fair

From our friends at KALAGNY:

Korean Community Services (“KCS”) has been coordinating with the New York Food Stamp Employment and Training (“FSET”) program, a state funded job training program. To increase connections with local employers (and ultimately for FSET participants), KCS and partner organizations, CMP (Chinatown Manpower Project) and Chhaya CDC, are holding a job fair on February 28, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at United Health in Flushing. If you are an employer and are interested in attending the Job Fair, please email Yi Wang with KCS at wangyi.kcs@gmail.com.

SDNY offers Trial Advocacy Training for Pro Bono Lawyers

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York is pleased to offer a full-day trial advocacy training for pro bono lawyers. Led by District Court judges and leading practitioners, this training is offered to lawyers who are admitted to practice in the Southern District and are interested in providing pro bono representation to pro se litigants.

The program takes place on Friday, January 11, 2013 and runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse (500 Pearl Street, Room 850).

The training is free and will offer participants an opportunity to receive CLE credit for their participation. For more information, please download the PDF here.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Pro Bono Training

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) 
 Pro Bono Training

     

Thousands of young immigrants have been approved for “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA). But with an estimated 100,000 undocumented Asian immigrants eligible, we have thousands more to reach. DACA is a Department of Homeland Security directive that gives eligible undocumented youth a two-year pause from the threat of deportation and an opportunity to secure a work permit. For many, this will be the first opportunity to legally work and live in this country.

Many of these immigrants are from the communities served by the various Asian bar associations of New York. Taking on a DACA case pro bono is a discrete way to learn basic immigration law and begin to change the life of undocumented youth.

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is seeking pro bono counsel to represent eligible young people applying for DACA. No prior legal experience is required, but pro bono counsel will be required to attend a training prior to taking a case. These cases will help support the work of AALDEF’s youth group for undocumented Asian Americans.

If you are interested in taking a DACA case through AALDEF, please join us for the training on:

Tuesday, November 27 from 6:30pm-8:30pm

at Linklaters, 1345 6th Avenue New York, NY 10105

To register for the training, please email AALDEF at: events@aaldef.org.

Please confirm in advance that you are covered by professional liability insurance.

2 CLE credits are being provided by the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY)

For more information about what this new directive means for Asian American communities, see our legal alert.

Generously co-sponsored by:
Asian American Bar Association of New York 
Muslim Bar Association of New York  
Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York
South Asian Bar Association of New York
 
 

 

The NYIC is Postponing Events Scheduled for This Week

Dear friends,

We hope this e-mail finds you well; our thoughts are with everyone who experienced Hurricane Sandy and are dealing with its impact.

Given current conditions throughout the area, including lack of email and phone service at the NYIC, we are postponing NYIC events scheduled for the next few days, including:

TRAINING on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status—scheduled for Wednesday, October 31, 2012 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm: postponed till further notice

TRAINING on Battered Spouse Waivers & VAWA Self-Petitions —scheduled for Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 10:00am – 1:00pm: postponed till further notice

TRAINING on Immigration Consequences of Criminal Dispositions —scheduled for Friday, November 2, 2012 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm: postponed till further notice

DACA Clinic: Scheduled for November 1st, 6PM: postponed till further notice

MEXICAN Consulate ID Event: Scheduled for October 31 to November 4th, 9am to 2pm at PS 24 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn: The start date is postponed; we will know in the next day or two whether or not it will happen at all at this time or whether it will be postponed entirely to a later date.

While our lack of phone and email service makes communication difficult, we do have an email address that you can write to us to for urgent matters: nyicmailbox@gmail.com. We will check this address two to three times a day until our regular email service is up and running.

If you sent an email to NYIC staff anytime after 7 p.m. Monday, October 29th, we likely did not receive it. If it is urgent, you can forward it to the gmail address above. Otherwise, we will send out a notification once we’re back online and have full communications capacity again.

Thank you; and again, our best wishes to everyone as we recover from this storm.

Chung-Wha Hong
Executive Director
The New York Immigration Coalition

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival Pro Bono Training

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) 
 Pro Bono Training
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An estimated 100,000 undocumented Asian immigrants are eligible for “Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals” (DACA). A new Department of Homeland Security directive, DACA gives eligible undocumented youth a two-year pause from the threat of deportation and an opportunity to secure a work permit. For many, this will be the first opportunity to legally work and live in this country.

  Many of these immigrants are from the communities served by the various Asian bar associations of New York. Taking on a DACA case pro bono is a discrete  way to learn basic immigration law and impact the life of undocumented youth. 

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is seeking pro bono counsel to represent eligible young people applying for DACA. No prior legal experience is required, but pro bono counsel will be required to attend a training prior to taking a case. These cases will help support the work of AALDEF’s youth group for undocumented Asian Americans.

  

If you are interested in taking a DACA case through AALDEF, please join us for the training on:

Wednesday, September 5 from 6pm-7pm

at O’Melveny & Myers, 7 Times Square

To register for the training, please email AALDEF at: events@aaldef.org

For more information about what this new directive means for Asian American communities, see our legal alert.

Generously Co-sponsored by:
 
Asian American Bar Association of New York  
 Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York
Muslim Bar Association of New York  
South Asian Bar Association of New York

Coro’s Immigrant Civic Leadership Program now accepting applications

Coro’s Immigrant Civic Leadership Program (ICLP) is a 5-month leadership training program designed for active and engaged leaders who seek to strengthen and bring about improvement and change to the city’s immigrant communities.  To learn more about ICLP and how to apply, click here.

The deadline to apply is Friday, June 8th, 2012.

Free Training: September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Did you know that Congress reopened and funded the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund for $2.775 billion to help to provide compensation for economic and non-economic loss to individuals or relatives of deceased individuals who were killed or physically injured as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes of September 11, 2001?  Come find out how people in your community might be eligible under this important program!

Go here for all the details on this event.  Register for this training here.

This is a reminder that the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs opportunity for free leadership training will start this Saturday the 14th, 11:00 am at the Harlem Y. We are STILL accepting applications, so please forward this application link to anyone who is interested in this wonderful opportunity!

https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/675588/NLI

The workshops will cover: community organizing, government structure, fundraising, and networking. Micro-grant funds will be available to participants for community improvement projects. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, April 14, 11 am – 2:00 pm: Harlem YMCA Outreach Center, 180 W 135th St

Saturday, April 21, 11am – 2pm: Harlem YMCA Outreach Center, 180 W 135th St

Wednesday, May 2, 6-10pm: Harlem State Office Building, 163 West 125th St., and Jackie Robinson Center, 181 West 135th Street

Wednesday, May 9, 6-9pm: Jackie Robinson Center, 181 West 135th Street

Please encourage your friends and colleagues to apply!!!!

Best,

Sarah

Sarah Flatto | One NYC One Nation Coordinator | NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
p: (212)341-9075 | c: (646)409-3116 | nyc.gov/immigrants