Summer Internship Opportunities at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for The District of Columbia

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for The District of Columbia is seeking applications for its summer 2015 internship program.  If you are a law school or college student with a 3.0 GPA, send a cover letter, a resume, and a school transcript to:


Denise M. Clark
Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney for Operations and Management
ATTN: Ashley Patterson, Internship Coordinator
United States Attorney’s Office
Judiciary Center Building
555 Fourth Street, N.W.
5th floor
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 252-6610

Deadline for applications is: Wednesday, December 31st
For further details about the internship program, please visit:  http://www.justice.gov/usao/dc/programs/employment/vol_intern.html



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PAR Presents: Career Management – A Lifelong Process (Dec. 3, 2014)

APABA-DC’s Practicing Attorneys Resource Committee (PAR) invites you to a special two-part event, Career Management – A Lifelong Process. Generously hosted by Pepper Hamilton, we will begin our program for the evening with a presentation on career management by Sandra Buteau, President of L2T Global Consulting, and a former career advisor and personal coach at American University Washington College of Law and Georgetown University Law Center.

The presentation will be followed by a moderated Q&A with three prominent attorneys who have successfully navigated the law firm, government and in-house legal sectors, including:

  • Willard Tom, partner in Morgan Lewis’s Antitrust Practice and former General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission
  • Goutam Patnaik, partner and co-chair of Pepper Hamilton’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee
  • Atul Saran, senior vice-president and general counsel at MacroGenics, Inc.

Career Management: A Lifelong Process

When: Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Pepper Hamilton, 600 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20005

Closest Metro: Metro Center

 Please RSVP by Dec. 2nd at this link

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Bai or Dong Hong at PAR@apaba-dc.org. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

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AEF’s 8th Annual Speed Networking Reception

Speed Networking Reception: Nov. 13, 2014

AEF’s 8th Annual Speed Networking Reception will take place at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP on November 13, 2014.  Come meet practicing lawyers from different areas of law in a fun and fast-paced speed networking environment!  As an added bonus, many of the mentors for the 2014-15 AEF Mentorship Challenge will be in attendance!

Thursday, November 13, 2014
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hosted by Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
901 New York Ave. NW
Metro: Metro Center/Gallery Place

Dinner and refreshments will be provided

RSVP here

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Fall 2014 Newsletter Now Available!

AEF is pleased to release the Fall 2014 Newsletter, available here!

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NOW ACCEPTING AEF Board Applications for 2013-2015

AEF is now accepting applications to serve on the AEF Board for 2013-2015.  The application form 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 Saturday, May 4, 2013.

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THANK YOU to All Who Supported AEF’s 20th Anniversary Benefit Dinner!

Thank you to all who helped make AEF’s 20th Anniversary Benefit Dinner such a resounding success!  We could not have done it without our sponsors, donors, speakers, and volunteers. We appreciate your support of AEF’s programs as well as its fellowships and grants for students pursuing public interest career opportunities.

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Seeking Law Student Volunteers for the 2012 NAPABA Convention

A message from the 2012 NAPABA Convention Volunteers Committee:

We are writing to tell you about an exciting opportunity to volunteer at this year’s 2012 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Convention at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC from November 15-18, 2012.  The NAPABA Convention is one of the largest events of its kind in the country, bringing together Asian Pacific American judges, attorneys, government officials, legal scholars, and law students.  Every year, the Host Committee relies on the help of student volunteers to ensure the success of the Convention.  We hope that you or someone you know will be interested in volunteering at this year’s 2012 NAPABA Convention in DC.  NAPABA will provide complimentary Convention registration to law student volunteers, but space is limited and we may not be able to accommodate every request to volunteer.   

Volunteers will assist with: registration, set-up, break-out panels, checking in attendees for CLE credit, receptions, VIPs, and hosting the Saturday evening gala dinner, among other activities.  For those of you who are or will be in Washington, DC immediately prior to the official start of the Convention, we will also need volunteer assistance on November 13 and 14.    

The deadline to apply to be a volunteer is Friday, September 21.  Priority may be given to those who apply early. Please note that filling out the application form below does NOT guarantee a spot on the volunteer team.  Selections of volunteers will be made by the Volunteers Committee Co-Chairs and formally confirmed by email to each volunteer as soon as possible after the September 21 deadline.  

Confirmed volunteers will be asked to provide their credit card information to the Committee in exchange for a promotion code to input into the online Convention registration form.  The promotion code will enable confirmed volunteers to register online for the Convention without being charged the registration fee.  Volunteers who do not provide at least 8 hours of volunteer service at the Convention will be charged the registration fee (at the $150 discounted member rate for law students) using the credit card information provided to the Committee.  Confirmed law student volunteers who may have registered and paid the registration fee before applying for this volunteer opportunity will be reimbursed for their registration fee after the Convention and upon verification that they provided at least 8 hours of volunteer service.   

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the form at:  http://bit.ly/LawStudentVolunteers. Also, please see the attached FAQs for more information.  Please feel free to forward this to any other law students that you think would be interested in volunteering or to other Asian Pacific American law student or bar associations.  If you have any questions, we can be reached at: 2012napabavolunteers@gmail.com.  Please visit www.napaba.org for more information about this year’s Convention. 

We look forward to hearing back from you.  

Best Regards,

Joanne Chan, Ben Huh, Kelu Sullivan, and Carol Wong

The 2012 NAPABA Convention Volunteers Committee Co-Chairs

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2012 3rd Annual CAPAL Career Fair

On Friday, July 13, 2012, CAPAL is hosting their third annual Asian American & Pacific Islander Career Fair from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Johns Hopkins (SAIS) Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036.  The CAPAL Third Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Career Fair will be a unique opportunity to match students, interns, recent graduates and working professional with top employers in the Washington, DC area.  This career fair is free and open to the public.  A broad range of federal government agencies, non-profits, and private sector employers will be in attendance.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit www.capal.org/careerfair

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AEF Announces 2012-2013 Board of Directors

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) is pleased to announce its 2012-2013 Board of Directors:

Joanne H. Chan, President
Jed Wulfekotte, Vice President
Ruey-hsiung Richard Cheng, Treasurer
Michael L. Huang, Secretary
Benjamin Huh, Director
Shiwali Patel, Director
Maya D. Song, Director
Ashutosh Upreti, Director
Andrew Wone, Director

AEF would like to thank everyone that applied to be on the 2012-2013 AEF Board and to encourage everyone that applied to stay involved and apply again next year. We would like to thank the outgoing Board members for their extraordinary contributions over the past two years: Nguyen Vu, Phil Olaya, Jeffrey Sun, and Carol Wong.

We look forward to a great new year and are happy to welcome Jed, Richard, Maya, and Michael to the AEF Board family.

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AEF announces recipients of 2012 AEF Fellowships and Grants

Since 1993, AEF has awarded over $200,000 in fellowships. We applaud and congratulate these students for their efforts and service. This year’s recipients of the public interest fellowships and grants are:

Robert E. Wone Fellowship
Virak Anthony Thach, University of Washington School of Law
Asian American Justice Center, Washington, D.C.

AEF Fellowships
Hye Lim Kim, American University Washington College of Law
Asian American Justice Center, Washington, D.C.

Soojin Kim, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.

Joseph Koe, William Mitchell College of Law
Asian American Justice Center, Washington, D.C.

AEF Bar Assistance Grant (BAG)

Leah Jeehae Kang, Harvard Law School
Advancement Project, Washington, D.C.

Eunice Chung, George Mason University School of Law
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Chicago, IL

For more information, please see our official press release

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