Announcements

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2012
      The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL®) and The NAWL Foundation® released the results of their sixth annual Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms. The Survey is the only national study of the nation’s 200 largest law firms which annually tracks the progress of women lawyers at all levels of private...
  • Thursday, December 22, 2011
    To help lawyers and judges navigate the burgeoning and challenging electronic discovery landscape, the New York State Bar Association has issued guidelines for best practices that offer extensive practical advice on e-discovery issues in state and federal courts in New York. E-discovery is the preparation, preservation, collection, processing, review...
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2011
    The New York County Lawyers’ Association’s (NYCLA) Federal Courts Committee recognized Hon. John F. Keenan, judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, by presenting him with NYCLA’s Edward Weinfeld Award at the annual Luncheon Honoring the federal courts. The award was presented by Hon. Kevin Thomas...
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2011
    General Electric recently hosted its national GE Legal & Diversity Leadership Conference in Greenwich, Connecticut. This year’s conference concentrated on leadership and the importance of building great, diverse leadership pipelines. The theme of the one-and-a-half day conference was reiterated throughout the meeting in keynote addresses from...
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2011
      Government and public interest lawyers burdened by student loan debt can apply for grants through the New York State Bar Association.   To be eligible for the Steven C. Krane Special Committee on Student Loan Assistance for the Public Interest grants, attorneys must have practiced for at least five years. Priority will be given to civil...
  • Monday, November 14, 2011
      Saying that “a culture of environmental sustainability is becoming an important indicator of professional excellence for lawyers and law firms,” Boston Bar Association president Lisa C. Goodheart announced that she has appointed a 19-person Task Force on Environmental Sustainability. The Task Force will be co-chaired by Michelle N. O...
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2011
    The New York County Lawyers’ Association's Professional Ethics Committee has issued Ethics Opinion 744, the first ethics opinion in New York State to interpret a new amendment to Rule 6.4 of the Rules of Professional Conduct, which addresses a lawyer's involvement in law reform activities. The prior rule had required a lawyer to disclose...
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2011
    Amid predictions that “the percentage of lawyers practicing in solo and small firm settings will continue to increase for the foreseeable future,” the Boston Bar Association Task Force on the Future of the Profession released a report calling on the BBA to expand its programming for this rapidly growing population. The 15-person task force was...
  • Friday, October 21, 2011
    On October 4, the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) Civil Rights and Liberties Committee hosted a reception at the NYCLA Home of Law for Columbian attorney Adil José Melendez Marquez, Esq. Mr. Melendez Marquez is a human rights and labor lawyer who has represented farmers and laborers in the rural areas of Colombia. Pictured is...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    The Los Angeles County Bar Association is holding its 44th Annual Securities Regulation Seminar on Friday, October 28. It will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles. The seminar brings top Washington and regional SEC officials together with representatives of other regulatory agencies...
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2011
    On September 27, 2011, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) hosted a red carpet gala to honor individuals, corporate legal departments and law firms that are committed to diversity and inclusion.  MCCA’s mission is to advance the hiring, retention and promotion of diverse attorneys in legal departments and law firms. Since...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    On Tuesday, October 25, ALI-ABA will offer a live webcast, e-discovery in Transition: New Trends and FRCP Amendments on the Horizon. It will run from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EDT. This webcast, which is part of an ongoing quarterly ALI-ABA webcast series, will provide a practical analysis on the latest key ESI case decisions. The focus of this program...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    The Practising Law Institute will hold a one-day seminar this fall, Advanced Patent Licensing 2011: Current Developments and Best Practices - a course that will benefit intellectual property lawyers, corporate counsel and others involved in using patents as business assets. It will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the PLI CA Center, 685 Market Street...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at the University of Denver today launches a unique, national initiative to change the way law schools educate students. "Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers" provides a platform to encourage law schools in the U.S. to showcase innovative teaching to produce more practice-ready lawyers who can...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    On Wednesday, November 9, West LegalEdcenter and the Daily Journal are sponsoring a Western M&A forum to bring together the leading players in the deal community. It will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Network Meeting Center at Techmart, 5201 Great American Parkway in Santa Clara. The course covers five general topics: M&A Trends...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    On Tuesday, November 15, the Bar Association of San Francisco will offer the Complex Courts Symposium 2011. It will run from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Administrative Office of the Courts, 455 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco. The program begins with a report on the state of the complex courts with Hon. Steven A. Brick of the Alameda County...
  • Friday, October 21, 2011
    On October 12, the New York County Lawyers’ Association hosted a public forum, “Multilingual Lawyering -- Challenges and Opportunities,” that presented an overview of job opportunities and career development resources available to multilingual attorneys. Pictured from left to right are forum moderator Dawn Maruna, Mound Cotton Wollan...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    On Tuesday, October 18, West LegalEdcenter will offer An Overview of Recent Trends in Canadian Mergers and Acquisitions as a live webcast. Designed for those practicing in business organizations, cross-border mergers & acquisitions, international law and global trade, and mergers and acquisition, it will run for one hour, beginning at 1:00 p.m. EDT...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    On Thursday, October 13, the Los Angeles County Bar will present its annual Healthcare Law Compliance Symposium. It will run from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Marriott Los Angeles, 333 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles. Virtually every aspect of the healthcare industry is subject to a complex web of federal and state laws, rules and regulations,...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    In September, Jon Streeter was sworn in as the 87th president of The State Bar of California with a pledge to fight for court funding, "the most consequential issue of our time." "I cannot overstate the gravity of this issue," Streeter said in his inaugural speech following his swearing-in by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye at the State Bar's Annual...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    On Monday, October 17, the Practising Law Institute will offer the Securities Litigation & Enforcement Institute 2011. It will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the PLI CA Center, 685 Market Street in San Francisco. Designed for the intermediate to advanced securities practitioner, outside and in-house counsel, compliance officers, regulators...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    On Wednesday, October 19, West LegalEdcenter will hold a live conference titled The China Deal 2012 -The Definitive Conference on Inbound and Outbound China Transactions. It will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The City Club of San Francisco, 155 Sansome Street in San Francisco. China's role in the global economy has entered a new era: sweeping...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    On Wednesday, October 19, ALI-ABA will present California's Revised Rules of Professional Conduct: Traps for the Unwary, to help practitioners become familiar with revisions to the rules. The live webcast will run from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. EDT. A special commission in California has reexamined that state's Rules of Professional Conduct and proposed...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    On Tuesday, November 8, West LegalEdcenter will bring together a faculty of the country's foremost patent attorneys and in-house counsel to present Patent Disputes 2011. The live event will be held at the Network Meeting Center at Techmart, 5201 Great American Parkway in Santa Clara from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The panelists will cover perspectives...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    This year, the State Bar of California's Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite is scheduled to run from Thursday, October 20 to Sunday, October 23. It features educational sessions and up to 12 hours of MCLE credits, outdoor presentations, a kid's camp and family activities, keynote speakers, and a Saturday night dinner program. On Friday morning,...

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