Announcements

Upcoming Event: Career Options Panel

AEF is kicking off its new year by hosting its annual Career Options event on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The event will feature a panel discussion with attorneys working in various fields, including the government, private practice, public policy, and non-profit/public interest advocacy. The panel will be followed by breakout networking sessions with attorneys. We hope you can join us for this exciting event, and please help us spread the word!

AEF CAREER OPTIONS PANEL & NETWORKING SESSION

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
(check-in at 6:00 PM)

Arnold & Porter LLP
555 Twelfth St. NW | Washington, DC 20001
Closest Metro: Metro Center (Red, Blue, Orange)

Panelists:

  • Ada Loo, Senior Legal Counsel, Boeing
  • Ayesha Khanna, Chief Counsel to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
  • Erin Oshiro, Senior Staff Attorney, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
  • Sujit Raman, Appellate Chief, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland
  • Michael Raschid, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP

Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served
Co-sponsored by APABA-DC and SABA-DC

Please RSVP by Friday, July 18, 2014:
http://bit.ly/1mc4Syc (Students)
or
http://bit.ly/1k2oFvx (Attorneys)

AEF Announces 2014-15 Board of Directors

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) is pleased to announce its 2014-15 Board of Directors:

Lyric Chen, President
Rukku Singla, Vice President
Christopher Ma, Treasurer
Frederick Liu, Secretary
Madhuri Grewal, Webmaster
Maisa Jean Frank, Director
Pierce Haesung Han, Director
Rakesh Kilaru, Director
Christopher Siebens, Director

AEF would like to thank everyone who applied to be on the 2014-2015 AEF Board. We encourage everyone who applied to stay involved and apply again next year. We would also like to thank the outgoing Board members for their extraordinary contributions over the past two years: Jed Wulfekotte, Ruey-hsiung Richard Cheng, Michael L. Huang, and Maya D. Song.

We look forward to a great new year and are happy to welcome Rukku Singla, Christopher Ma, Frederick Liu, and Madhuri Grewal to the AEF Board family!

AEF Still Accepting Applications for the DC Legal Services and Advocacy Fellowship and the APABA-DC Bar Assistance Grant!

DETAILS:

DC Legal Services and Advocacy Fellowship for current law students

  • applications will be accepted on a rolling basis
  • Click here for more information.
  • Click here for application.

APABA-DC Bar Assistance Grant Application for 3Ls and recent graduates

  • due May 17, 2014 by 10 P.M. EDT (note revised date)
  • Click here for more information.
  • Click here for application.
AEF is no longer accepting applications for its other fellowships.

DEADLINES EXTENDED – Fellowship and Grant Applications, Writing Competition Submissions, and 2014-2016 AEF Board Applications!

AEF has extended the deadlines for submitting applications for the following-please note the revised dates below:

FOR STUDENTS:

Summer Fellowship Application for current law students

  • due May 12, 2014 by 10 P.M. EDT
  • Click here for more information.
  • Click here for application.

DC Legal Services and Advocacy Fellowship for current law students

  • due May 12, 2014 by 10 P.M. EDT
  • Click here for more information.
  • Click here for application.

APABA-DC Bar Assistance Grant Application for 3Ls and recent graduates

  • due May 12, 2014 by 10 P.M. EDT
  • Click here for more information.
  • Click here for application.

Matsui Writing Competition for law students

  • submissions due by 11:59 PM EDT June 15, 2014
  • Click here for more information.
  • Click here for application & rules.

FOR ATTORNEYS:

The application form to join the 2014-16 AEF Board is here.

Applicants must email their completed form, along with their Statement of Interest and resume, to aefboard@gmail.com before 10:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

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Questions?  Please email AEFboard@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events on April 24 and May 1

AEF is thrilled to announce two brand new, upcoming events-register now, as space is limited!

Inside the United States Attorney’s Office: A Guide To Getting Hired As A Federal Prosecutor – April 24, 2014

AEF is excited to co-sponsor a new reception and panel discussion, “Assistant United States Attorney: An Insider’s Guide To Getting Hired As A Federal Prosecutor” on Thursday, April 24, 2014!  This new event is co-sponsored by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

Come meet Federal prosecutors from the criminal and civil divisions of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, hear about what it’s like to be a federal prosecutor, and learn about the application process and selection criteria for these highly sought after positions!

Panelists will include Assistant United States Attorneys from the Hiring Committee and the Narcotics, National Security, White Collar, Domestic Violence and Superior Court Sections.

Moderated by John Han, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia

Co-sponsored by WilmerHale

Thursday, April 24, 2014
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia
555 Fourth Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Metro:  Judiciary Square (Red)

Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

RSVP here by Monday, April 21, 2014. Spots are limited so register now for this exciting event!

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Mentorship Program Wrap-Up Event – May 1, 2014

To celebrate the success of AEF’s revamped mentorship program, AEF will be holding a happy hour on May 1, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 PM.  Come network with your fellow mentors and mentees over drinks and hors d’oeuvres!  As an added bonus, we will conduct a raffle for the “Mentor of the Year” prize.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
1625 Eye St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

Metro:  Farragut West (Blue/Orange) and Farragut North (Red)

RSVP here by Monday, April 28, 2014!

Volunteer Event at SOME (So Others Might Eat) – Saturday, March 29, 2014

Come volunteer with attorneys and other law students at SOME (So Others Might Eat), an organization that has served the homeless and poor in DC for over 40 years. We will be preparing and serving lunch to hungry guests at SOME’s Dining Rooms for the Homeless. This event is a great opportunity to give back to the DC community!

So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

10:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

71 O Street NW, Washington DC 20001

Nearest metro stop: NoMa-Gallaudet U (New York Ave) Metro (Red Line)

RSVP by Sunday, March 23, at http://bit.ly/aefvolunteer. Only 20 spots open!

AEF Hoops IV – RESULTS

AEF congratulates the WilmerHale team on winning the fourth AEF Hoops tournament! Wilmer prevailed in a close final game over Goodwin Procter’s squad, and earned the right to place its name on the coveted tournament trophy ball.

We are also happy to announce the winners of the raffle: Michael Huang and Dan Cohn! Both have earned a pair of club seats to an upcoming Washington Wizards game.

AEF would like to thank all of the teams who came out to support its efforts to provide educational and mentorship opportunities to area law students. Thanks as well to former board member Phil Olaya for helping coordinate the tournament, and to King and Spalding for donating the Wizards tickets.

We had a fantastic time and look forward to hosting AEF Hoops V next year!

REGISTRATION OPEN – 21st Anniversary Benefit Dinner

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund is proud to announce that registration is OPEN for the 21st Anniversary Benefit Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the National Press Club.  We are thrilled about this year’s program and expect a spectacular turnout.

Location: National Press Club (529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045)

6:00 pm – Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction

7:00 pm – Dinner

  • Keynote Speaker: GOODWIN LIU, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of California
  • Community Service Award Recipients: STAN LOU and TED GONG, Organizers of the Chinatown Talk Story Events at the Chinatown Community Cultural Center
  • Master of Ceremonies: KATHY PARK, Reporter and Weekend Morning Anchor, ABC-7 and News Channel 8

(Dress Attire: Business)

Click HERE to register!

AEF Fourth Annual Basketball Tournament – Saturday, February 22, 2014

Back by popular demand, it’s time for . . .

AEF HOOPS IV

Saturday, February 22, 2014

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Georgetown University Law Center Sport & Fitness Center

Organize a team for AEF’s fourth annual 5-on-5 tournament and go head to head with local law schools, law firms, and government agencies!  First place receives the AEF trophy ball and bragging rights for a year.

Win raffle prizes to local sporting events and other prizes!

The following team fees apply:

  • Law student                              $150
  • Government and Public Interest   $350
  • Law firm                                  $450

All proceeds to benefit AEF scholarship and grant programs.

Registration now open here!

Save the Date – AEF’s 21st Annual Benefit Dinner

AEF is thrilled to announce that its 21st Annual Benefit Dinner will take place on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the National Press Club!  The cocktail hour and silent auction will begin at 6:00 PM, and dinner will start at 7:00 PM.  Stay tuned to our website for more details!