Women in Law Connect- Joint Women's Committee Networking Event
Thursday, May 3, 2012, 6:30pm- 8:30 pm
Location: AVA Lounge, Penthouse Level (14th Floor), 210 W. 55th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue
Sponsored by the Women's Committees of AABANY, SABANY, KALAGNY, Metropolitan Black Bar Association. Women in law face similar challenges across the bar. Women in Law Connect is a professional networking event for women of color who want to expand their network and find opportunities for growth in the legal field. Special Guest Cecilia Loving, J.D., M.Div., author of The Ten Laws of Unlimited Success Workbook, will facilitate introductions. Cash bar, light refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP here by TODAY, Tuesday, May 1st.
Book Club Brunch Series - Walking with Comrades, Arundhati Roy
Sunday, May 6, 2012, 1-3 pm
Banana Leaf, 227 W 28th Street, Btwn 7th & 8th Ave
Cost: Free for SABANY paid members
For the next book club, we will be reading, "Walking with Comrades," by Arundhati Roy. Join us for a lively discussion about the book in an intimate setting.
Note: Book Club Brunch Series is a highly-sought event, no-shows and cancellations without 24-hr. notice are strongly discouraged and will be removed from further events. SABANY memberships pay for themselves. Join today to enjoy these benefits and more!
Reforming Wall Street: How Mr. Preet Bharara Cracked Down on Insider Trading
Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 6:45 pm
UJA Federation, Room 710 (130 East 59th Street)
NetIP-NY and SABANY will host Mr. Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in a conversation about ethics and compliance challenges facing Wall Street firms in the wake of insider trading scandals. His recent success in cleaning up the shadowy world of insider trading has made him a highly sought after speaker at various engagements at Business and Law Schools. For more information on Preet Bharara, click here.
PRICE: $25 members (SABANY and NETIP-NY); $30 non-members; $25 students (pre-registration is required). Purchase tickets here.
First Annual Pro Bono Clearinghouse Reception
Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Lumen Gallery, 221 East 60th Street, NY, NY 10022
Join SABANY for its 1st annual Pro Bono Clearinghouse Reception! Jameel Jaffer, the Deputy Legal Director at the American Civil Liberties Union, will be the keynote speaker. At the event, we hope to connect lawyers to pro bono opportunities and provide a platform for SABANY's membership to connect with South Asian community-based organizations.
This event is free, and there will be wine, beer and food. Please join us! RSVP here
NYSBA and SABANY Present CLE Program: Starting a Practice in New York
Friday, May 18, 2012, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Concierge Conference Center, 780 Third Avenue (at 48th Street)
Are you considering opening your own firm? Are you a recent law school graduate just starting out? Are you considering leaving your place of employment and starting your own firm? The New York State Bar Association Law Practice Committee, in co-partnership with SABANY, are pleased to present a spring CLE program on Starting a Practice in New York.
Our experienced faculty will provide you with a blueprint for starting a practice in New York State. Panelists will offer practical tips and advice to maximize your chances of success. From choosing your business entity to choosing the right software, speakers will provide an overview of what you need to know to start a practice in New York.
Earn 8.0 MCLE credits (includes 2.0 Ethics Credits) and get up-to-date tips from experienced practitioners and consultants.
NYSBA Members* and Co-Sponsor Organization Members* - $150
Non-members - $250.
View the program agenda and register online here.
SABANY Parents' Support Network Prospect Park Zoo Trip
Saturday, May 19, 2012, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The weather is getting nice, and what better way to enjoy it than a trip to the zoo. Kids of all ages will enjoy and parents will enjoy the company. Join us for a fun outing with the whole family, and feel free to leave your work Blackberrys at home!
Cost: Free for SABANY member and child.
SABANY Members in the News
This week we would like to commend three SABANY Members for their incredible accomplishments: Nisha Agarwal, Amol Sinha and Vinoo Varghese.
Nisha Agarwal is deputy director of the center and a lecturer at Columbia School of Law. Ms. Agarwal co-authored an op-ed in the Washington Post on April 25, "A better states' welcome for immigrants." The article discusses the legal issue in front of the Supreme Court regarding whether to uphold certain provisions of Arizon's anti-immigrant legislation. The co-authors indicate that to uphold the law would be a "blow to equality and civil rights in this country." They encourage immigrant and civil rights advocates to focus their efforts on equity and inclusion not only in Washington, but also at the state and local levels. To read the article in full, please click here.
Board member, Amol Sinha, recently co-authored an op-ed in Newsday entitled, "Jail fewer Suspects Before Trial." The article focuses on the problem of over-incarceration and provides "two sensible criminal justice reforms will significantly reduce jail populations, save taxpayer dollars, maintain public safety and safeguard fundamental rights." To read the article in full, please click here.
Vinoo Varghese was highlighted in the New York Times, New York Post and Wall Street Journal. Vinoo is defending a former teacher in the Bronx for charges of engaging in sexual conduct with a teenage student. For more information on this case, please click here.
If you or another SABANY member you know is being honored, awarded, appointed, promoted, or otherwise recognized, we would like to hear from you so that we can feature it in our "SABANY Members in the News" section of the newsletter. Please send a brief description to email@example.com.
Register Now - 2012 NASABA Convention
When: June 28-30, 2012
Where: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19207
NASABA Discount Hotel Bookings.
American India Foundation's New York Young Professional's Chapter's Fifth Annual Gala
Saturday, May 19, 2012, 7 pm
This year's Gala - "Supporting Change, Celebrating Progress: Solutions for Tomorrow" - will celebrate how far AIF has come and raise awareness for AIF NYYP's partnership with the Naz Foundation Trust. All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting this partnership. For the price of one ticket, you can support an affected child and help AIF and Naz in their fight against HIV/AIDS.
The AIF NYYP is a volunteer run organization of young professionals who are leaders in their industries and passionate about AIF's mission to accelerate social and economic change in India. Dress in your best cocktail attire and join the AIF NYYP Board, Member's Council, Host Committee, and over 500 guests for an unforgettable evening of dinner, drinks and dancing.
Purchase tickets here.
Why Joining SABANY Today Pays for Tomorrow
Are you an attorney in transition? Not a SABANY member yet? Whether you have graduated from law school and are job hunting, or in between career choices, SABANY wants YOU. Join
today for a special introductory rate for the transitional attorney of $25.00.
SABANY "Job Bank" for Members
A reminder that one of the many benefits of being a SABANY member is our "job bank." Visit our website
and click "Member Login" in the top, right-hand corner of our website. After logging in, click the fourth link ("Job Listings") listed under your name on the right-hand side.
SABANY continues to add jobs on a regular basis.
We also invite all SABANY members to please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any information regarding employment opportunities for SABANY members.