Announcements

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2011
      American Bar Association President William T. (Bill) Robinson III submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Labor on behalf of the ABA, urging the department to reconsider a proposed rule on the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. The department's proposed rule would substantially narrow the longstanding “advice...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    The Boston Bar Association and the Greater Zurich Area will offer a panel discussion on International Tax Planning for the Future - European Restructuring and Multi-Jurisdiction Fund Management on Tuesday, September 20, at Boston University School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. It begins at 9:15 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m. The panel...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    The New York County Lawyers Association will offer a program, Alternative Litigation Financing: A New Way to Help Pay for Lawsuits and Stay Out of Trouble While Doing It, on Wednesday, September 14, at the NCYLA Home of Law at 14 Vesey Street in New York City. It begins at 6:00 and ends at 9:00 p.m. With the costs of litigation skyrocketing, more and...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    The State Bar of Texas will offer the Business Torts Institute 2011 this fall, on October 13 and 14 in Houston. It will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday at the Westin Houston Memorial City, 945 Gessner Road. Hot Topics that will be discussed include ten emerging issues in business torts every...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the world's largest association of in-house counsel, announced today that James A. Merklinger, a long-time executive at ACC, has been named the new general counsel of the organization. In his new role as ACC vice president and general counsel, Mr. Merklinger will represent the organization on legal issues and...
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2011
      In testimony at chief judge Jonathan Lippman’s Hearing on Civil Legal Services, New York City Bar President Samuel W. Seymour called for increased and steady funding to close the “justice gap” for low-income New Yorkers. President Seymour called the task force’s documented statistics on unrepresented litigants -- 2.3...
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2011
      Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ) took action this fall to improve the e-discovery rules to which corporate defendants are held accountable. In an official comment to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, LCJ argued that problems with discovery and electronic discovery have become so pervasive in recent years that rule makers must immediately...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    On Monday and Tuesday, September 26 and 27, Association of Corporate Counsel and Boston University will host a seminar titled Leading Innovation & Change: The Evolving Role of In-House Counsel. The three-day class will be located at The Executive Leadership Center at Boston University School of Management, 595 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. The daily...
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2011
    .The National Association of Minority & Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) announced a new recognition program – Platinum Partners of NAMWOLF -- which honors NAMWOLF’s corporate and public entity partners who succeed at spending a minimum of five percent of their outside counsel legal budget on minority- and women-owned (MWBE) law firms....
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    On Thursday and Friday, October 13 and 14, The New York City Bar and Penn State Dickinson School of Law will host the Seventh Annual Institute on Corporate, Securities, and Related Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions. The two-day program is being held at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street in New York City. Day one begins at 8:30 a.m....
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    Join the Association of Corporate Counsel and Boston University School of Management for a three-day course on Risk Management for In-House Counsel Wednesday through Friday, September 14 to 16. This event is being held at the Executive Leadership Center of Boston University, 595 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. The daily class schedule will be announced...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    NAMWOLF will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year at the 2011 Annual Meeting and Law Firm Expo at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. It will run from Sunday to Wednesday, September 18 to 21. On Monday morning, the welcome address features Vernice "Flygirl" Armour, America's first African-American combat pilot. She will be followed byJulie Gibbens of...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    The legal basics of renewable energy projects, which are being planned and built in many regions in California even though much of the traditional real estate market has stalled, will be covered in a luncheon seminar sponsored by the Los Angeles County Bar Association. The program will run from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Bar Association, 1055 West 7th...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    The Opening Assembly of the American Bar Association Annual Meeting was a celebration of unity between Canada and the United States, as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer stirred the crowd at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music with calls for civility, better education and respect for the Rule of Law. "Children of a common mother, when we...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    The Executive Counsel Institute has planned a two-day colloquium in Houston titled E-Discovery for the Corporate Market on Thursday and Friday, September 22 and 23. It will run from 9:00 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. on Thursday and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday at the Hyatt Regency Houston, 1200 Louisiana Street in Houston. This is a highly...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    The University Of Texas School Of Law has scheduled Essential Employment Law - A Practical Course in The Basics, on three dates in three locations. On Thursday, September 15, it will be presented at The Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, on Thursday, September 22, it has been scheduled at the Hyatt Regency Houston, and on Wednesday, October 12, it will move...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    On Friday, September 9, the Colorado Bar Association has scheduled Advertising Law in 2011. It will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the CLECI Large Classroom, 1900 Grant Street in Denver. Legal professionals from the Federal Trade Commission and the Colorado Attorney General's Office, national business experts, and nationally known private...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    On Thursday, October 6, Jones Day will present Supreme Court Issues: A Review of Key Cases as the Court Kicks Off the New Term. The event will be held at the offices of Jones Day, 500 Grant Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It begins at 8:00 and ends at 10:00 a.m. The presenters, Gregory A. Castanis, Brian J. Murray and Leon F. "Lee" DeJulius Jr.,...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    The Westchester/Southern Connecticut Association of Corporate Counsel is offering a program titled EEOC Targets No Fault Leave & Automatic Policies: Time To Ring the Death Knell? The meeting starts at 8:30 and ends 11:15 a.m. at the offices of United Rentals, 5 Greenwich Office Park in Greenwich, Connecticut. The program will examine recent...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    On Thursday, September 15, the ACC Southern California chapter will offer a special program - The Smart Use of Social Media to Reduce Legal Risks. It will run from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. at Sony Studios, 10202 Washington Blvd. in Culver City. Kathyleen O'Brien, a partner with Reed Smith, and Beth Baier, general counsel and vice president of business...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    On Thursday and Friday, October 27 and 28, The University of Texas School of Law and its cosponsor, The Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, will offer the 2011 Oil and Gas Conference. It will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday at the Omni Houston Galleria in Houston. Using a panel discussion format, the...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    On Monday, September 12, the Boston Bar Association presents The Impact of Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes on Class Action and Civil Rights Cases.It will be held at the Boston Bar, 16 Beacon Street in Boston and begins at 4:00 p.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. On June 20, 2011, the Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    The Cleantech Committee of the ACC San Francisco Bay Area has scheduled a lunchtime meeting, Innovative Smart Grid Technologies and the Legal Issues They Face, on Thursday, September 9. The meeting is being sponsored by Morrison Foerster and will be held at their Offices, 755 Page Mill Road in Palo Alto. Lunch begins at 11:30 and the meeting runs from...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    On Wednesday, September 7, the Practising Law Institute hosts the ninth annual Directors Institute on Corporate Governance. The seminar will be groupcast to the University of Chicago Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive in Chicago. It begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. At this renowned institute, leading corporate governance experts -...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    On Thursday and Friday, October 13 and 14, the State Bar of Texas will offer an Advanced Business Law Course in Dallas. It will run from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Friday at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Topics to be covered include nexus and state tax due diligence in M&A transactions and multistate...

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