Announcements

  • 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
    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 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 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...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    On Wednesday to Friday, September 14 to 16, Marcus Evans Conferences will explore the FCPA and Anti-Corruption Compliance. The pre-conference workshops on Wednesday begin at 1:30 p.m., and the program ends on Friday morning at the Hilton San Francisco, located in the Financial District, 750 Kearny Street. Attendees will learn how to leverage...
  • 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...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    On Monday, September 16, the DC Bar Association presents Avoiding and Litigating Wage and Overtime Claims Under the FLSA 2011. The program is at the DC Bar Conference Center located at 1101 K Street, NW in Washington, DC. It begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 4:15 p.m. Attendees will learn how to advise employers on wage and overtime requirements,...
  • 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...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    The New York County Lawyers Association has planned a seminar titled Friends Don't Let Friends Steal Your Intellectual Property - Brand Protection in Social Media. The event will be held on Tuesday, September 13, at NYCLA, 14 Vesey Street in lower Manhattan. It begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m. A panel of experts will discuss using social...
  • 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 Washington Metro Area Association of Corporate Counsel will present a Litigation and Employment Labor Forum: When You Can Never Say Goodbye to Former Employees. It begins at noon and ends at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, at the offices of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, 1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., in Washington, DC. The...
  • 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 American Conference Institute has planned a forum this fall titled Wage Hour Claims and Class Actions on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 20 and 21. It will be held at the Sheraton Fisherman's Whart in San Francisco. Highlights of the forum include a view from the plaintiffs' bar: adjusting litigation strategies in light of new and innovative wage...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    The New Jersey State Bar Association is hosting the second annual Women in the Profession Section conference on Tuesday, September 27, at the New Jersey Law Center located at One Constitution Square in New Brunswick, New Jersey. This year's conference, Women Rising Up the Ladder, will focus on women leaders in government. Among the speakers...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    Darrell G. Mottley was sworn in as the 40th president of the DC Bar at the Celebration of Leadership: The DC Bar Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting. The evening also recognized individuals and programs for their outstanding work over the past year. "Leadershipis not about standing above anyone at all, but rather standing by their side: the side of a...
  • 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
    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
    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 Wednesday, September 14, the New York City Bar Association presents Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits in Mergers and Acquisitions: Being Duly Diligent with Due Diligence. It will be held at the NYC Bar Association at 42 West 44th Street in midtown Manhattan and begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. Corporate transactions are...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    NYCLA President Stewart D. Aaron testified before the 2011 Commission on Judicial Compensation recommending "... an immediate increase in judicial salaries to a level of at least $190,000." Mr. Aaron joined with other bar association leaders and legal professionals in calling for a raise in judicial compensation together with cost-of-living increases for...
  • 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
    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...
  • 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 National Bar Association (NBA) the nation's oldest and largest global organization for African-American attorneys, judges, educators and law students, presented the NBA Pinnacle Award during its 86th annual convention in Baltimore. This is the first year for the award, which recognizes the highest level of achievements made by leading in-house counsel...

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