MuBANY August 2021 Newsletter

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MuBANY 2021-2022 Term Plan

Last month, MuBANY's Board held a two part virtual retreat where we discussed how best to build on our work from our 2020-2021 term. 

This term we plan to further build on the four goals identified last term. In particular, we hope to have exciting new programming and ideas with respect to our Judiciary Initiative and Professional Development Initiative. In that context we have a few requests from all of you!

  • MuBANY Mentorship Program. This term, we hope to establish a formal and well-structured mentorship program for law students and young attorneys. Please keep an eye out for a communication from us in the near future requesting both mentors and mentees!
  • MuBANY Judicial Advisory Council. In this next phase of our judiciary initiative we hope to create a judicial advisory council that will hopefully serve as a vehicle to identify, mentor, and amplify potential candidates. Please email if you are interested in serving on the Council or with ideas!
  • MuBANY Podcast Series. This term we plan to continue our series, "How Did I Get Here?" where we interview mid to senior level attorneys to tell us about their work and career trajectory. We are also thinking about setting up a separate series focused on career decision tips. We are looking for potential guests for both series - please email with ideas!

Podcast Episode


On this episode of How Did I Get Here?, Juvaria Khan, Executive Director at The Appellate Project, joins us to discuss her journey to starting TAP, an organization focused on empowering law students of color to thrive in the appellate field. She also discusses the importance of having mentors early in your career and challenging assumptions on who belongs in certain spaces. Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify! Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify!


Magistrate Judge Mustafa Kasubhai, a mentor and friend to many at MuBANY, recently published the attached article in the Oregon Women Lawyers magazine about pronouns and privilege and creating a more accessible court system. The article can be accessed here!



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Featured Job and Clerkship Opportunities

  • The Bronx Defenders is looking for a Deputy General Counsel. The Deputy General Counsel will work with the General Counsel and members of the leadership team to maintain an atmosphere of equity, ethics and integrity in all of the organization’s operations, build the strategic management of legal risks into all aspects of management decision-making, provide legal expertise in the creation of innovative programs within BxD and among BxD’s partner organizations, and provide responsive and constructive general legal support to the organization’s entire staff. 
  • The New York State Third Judicial Department is seeking candidates for a one-year judicial clerkship in the Court’s Law Research Department beginning August 2022.  Clerkships with the Third Department's Law Research Department afford participants the opportunity to gain invaluable insight into the appellate process through the observation of oral argument, review of the Court's proposed decisions and extensive legal research and writing in a wide array of legal topics.
  • The Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (S.T.O.P.) is looking for staff attorney. The candidate should be a committed advocate and movement lawyer who can leverage impact litigation to dismantle police surveillance. S.T.O.P. fights state and local government surveillance across New York, strengthening privacy and civil rights, and creating a model for challenging police surveillance across the globe.