Announcements

  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      Leaders of the Philadelphia Bar Association and Philadelphia Veterans Court announced a citywide program in which volunteer lawyers will provide free legal assistance to Philadelphia veterans who cannot afford or do not have access to the legal services they need. The pro bono services will be provided as part of the Philadelphia Bar...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      The New York City Bar Association held its 20th annual Henry L. Stimson Medal Award Ceremony in June. The award honors the memory of Henry L. Stimson, the former U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and cabinet member to four presidents, by the annual awarding of medals in his name to four outstanding Assistant U.S. Attorneys in...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      Seymour W. James, Jr. of Brooklyn, a 38-year veteran of The Legal Aid Society of New York, assumes office on June 1 as the 115th president of the New York State Bar Association. Mr. James succeeds Vincent E. Doyle III as head of the 77,000-member association. Mr. James becomes its third African-American president and first president to come...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      The New York City Bar Association has named four legal services attorneys and one non-attorney as recipients of the Twenty-third Annual Legal Services Awards, which give recognition to attorneys and non-attorneys who provide outstanding civil legal assistance to New York's poor. This year’s recipients are Tracey Bing, Family Law/...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      The Pennsylvania Bar Association has established a task force to recommend updates and revisions to the existing Pennsylvania Code of Judicial Conduct, which has not been updated since 2005. Appointed by PBA president Thomas G. Wilkinson Jr., the task force is composed of PBA members from across the state, including retired trial and appellate...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      In May, more than 200 students from 10 Philadelphia public schools joined judges, leaders of the Philadelphia legal community and officials of the National Constitution Center for a lively, citizenship-themed panel discussion celebrating the award-winning Advancing Civics Education (ACE) program. Launched in 2008 by the 13,000-member...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has named the law department of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company as its 2012 Employer of Choice Award winner for the Midwest Region. Nationwide was selected from law department applicants of corporations across the Midwest for demonstrating a commitment to diversity and creating and maintaining...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      Governor Corbett is traveling the state discussing his 2012-13 budget proposals with Pennsylvanians, visiting businesses whose success employs their neighbors and helps to grow economic opportunities in their communities. As with any public debate, opponents of the proposed budget have made several claims that are inaccurate. The governor...
  • Thursday, June 14, 2012
      New Jersey Supreme Court justices, state legislators, and top legal experts gathered at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City. With over 2,000 lawyers and judges in attendance, the event was the premiere gathering of the state’s legal community. Supreme Court justices Barry T. Albin...
  • Monday, June 25, 2012
      The Texas Access to Justice Commission has received a $21,965 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation for a new, statewide Pro Bono Winter Break program involving all nine Texas law schools. More than 60 law students and professors will reach out to underserved communities throughout the state to engage in law-related volunteer projects through this...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      In May, the reopened 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) clinics continued at the City Bar Justice Center, with 50 lawyers from 12 firms and corporations helping potential claimants navigate the “road map” through the application process. To date, over 100 potential claimants have been helped. A dozen WilmerHale attorneys, led by...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has named Pepper Hamilton LLP as the winner of the distinguished 2012 Thomas L. Sager Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region. The prestigious Sager Award is presented annually to one firm, in each of MCCA’s five regions, that has demonstrated a sustained commitment to improve the hiring, retention...
  • Monday, May 14, 2012
      The New York City Bar Association participated in the 2012 ABA Lobby Day in Washington, DC. City Bar representatives met with the New York Congressional delegation, as well as with representatives of senators Schumer and Gillibrand. The City Bar expressed support for funding of the Legal Services Corporation at $402 million for Fiscal Year 2013...
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2012
      American Bar Association president William T. (Bill) Robinson III has submitted written testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Subcommittee, highlighting the importance of fiscal year 2013 funding for rule of law assistance. In the statement, President Robinson wrote, “...
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2012
      The American Law Institute and the American Bar Association announced in April that they have agreed to end their joint arrangement to provide education for the legal profession via ALI-ABA Continuing Professional Education. This change will increase flexibility as each organization continues to offer legal education programs that help lawyers...
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2012
      The Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Inc. (MCCA) announces the election of Simone Wu of Choice Hotels International, Inc. as chair-elect of its board of directors. She has served on the MCCA Board since February 2007 and will replace the current chair, Mary Snapp of Microsoft Corporation, in 2013.  Ms. Snapp is the corporate vice...
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2012
    On March 28 through March 31, the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and its affiliate, the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ), presented the 3rd Annual Midyear Corporate Counsel Conference  in Jersey City, New Jersey. “The HNBA’s 2012 Midyear Conference was a landmark event that exceeded all of our already...
  • Monday, May 14, 2012
      In May, more than 300 leaders from the legal, financial, and nonprofit sectors gathered at Gotham Hall in Manhattan for Lawyers Alliance’s Business Law & Leadership Gala. The annual event celebrated the partnership between lawyers and nonprofits and their power to transform New York City communities. This year’s distinguished...
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2012
      DuPont and chair of the board and chief executive officer Ellen Kullman have been selected by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to receive the 13th Annual A. Leon Higginbotham Corporate Leadership Award for exemplary leadership in advancing diversity in the workplace and fostering economic opportunity. The gala black-tie...
  • Friday, May 18, 2012
      At the New York County Lawyers’ Association’s (NYCLA) Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 24, its Task Force on Judicial Budget Cuts will present Unsung Heroes Awards to honor non‐judicial members of the state and federal court systems who have distinguished themselves in the exemplary performance of their duties during these difficult...
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2012
      Leaders from The Voice of the Defense Bar (DRI) attended the American Civil Trial Bar Roundtable, held in Washington DC. This invitation-only roundtable hosted a panel of outstanding lawyers and judges who updated attendees on important legislation affecting the civil justice system, provided organization reports and considered resolutions...
  • Monday, May 14, 2012
      Lawyers Alliance for New York has launched a Community Arts initiative to devote more of its resources to legal and educational services to organizations whose arts programs serve low-income New Yorkers. Nonprofit organizations that bring visual, musical, cultural and performing arts to low-income communities are strengthening these communities...
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2012
      The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has named the Legal Department of DHL its 2012 Employer of Choice Award winner for the South/Southwest Region. DHL was selected from law department applicants of corporations across the Southern/Southwest United States for demonstrating a commitment to diversity and creating and maintaining an...
  • Monday, May 14, 2012
      The New York Intellectual Property Law Association hosted its 90th Annual Dinner in Honor of the Federal Judiciary on March 23, 2012, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City. It was a rousing success with over 2,600 judges, attorneys and engineers in attendance. The keynote speaker was the Honorable Colleen McMahon, district judge of the...
  • Monday, May 7, 2012
      The Harris County judiciary, in conjunction with the Houston Bar Association, presented the fourth annual Harris County Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards to law firms, a corporate legal department and an individual in a ceremony on April 30 at the Harris County Civil Courthouse.             The...

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