Announcements

  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    Thomas S. Williamson, Jr., a partner at Covington & Burling LLP, has been elected president-elect of the DC Bar for the 2011-2012 term. Mr. Williamson assumed office in June. He will serve in that post for one year before becoming president and will continue in office a third year as immediate past president. On Mr. Williamson's installation,...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    The Texas Access to Justice Foundation, in conjunction with the Texas Access to Justice Commission and State Bar of Texas, honored U.S. Senator John Cornyn with the prestigious Harold F. Kleinman Award on Friday, June 24, during the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting in San Antonio. Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan L. Hecht, the Court's liaison for...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    The Pennsylvania Bar Institute will offer a course titled Social Media in the Workplace: Facebook, Twitter, foursquare & Other Web 2.0 Sites on Tuesday, August 9, at PBI's CLE Conference Center at the Wanamaker Building in Central Philadelphia. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 12:45 p.m. Social networking is permeating the workplace like...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    The Charlotte Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel has planned a luncheon program on negotiations titled How to Keep the Deal You Think You've Negotiated. It is scheduled for Wednesday, September 7, at Byron's South End, 101 W. Worthington in Charlotte, North Carolina. It begins at noon and ends at 1:30 p.m. Whether an M&A deal,...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    The Bar Association of San Francisco will discuss Chapter 13: Hot Topics in a seminar that runs from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Friday, August 26. It will be held at the BASF Conference Center, 301 Battery Street in San Francisco. The speakers - judges and trustees - will cover the following topics: lien stripping issues and limitations, revised Chapter 13...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    On Thursday and Friday, August 18 and 19, the State Bar of Texas will offer Governance of Nonprofit Organizations. This two-day program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday at the Four Seasons Hotel, 98 San Jacinto Blvd. in Austin. Topics on Thursday include legal and tax rules for investing;...
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2011
    September 14-16, 2011 San Francisco, CA http://www.marcusevansch.com/MCC_FCPA Why Should You Attend 1.Analyze recent regulatory updates and proposals 2. Learn effective due diligence and management of third parties 3. Update and enhance internal compliance processes and procedures 4. Execute effective monitoring and disclosing of FCPA violations 5....
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    On Thursday, August 18, The American Law Institute-American Bar Association is offering a review of social media for attorneys titled LinkedIn for Lawyers: A Practical Guide to the No. 1 Social Media Tool. It is a live telephone seminar with live audio webcast to any computer, starting at 1:00 p.m. and ending at 2:30 p.m. EST. Many lawyers now...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    More than 450 leaders from the legal, financial and nonprofit sectors gathered at Gotham Hall in Manhattan for Lawyers Alliance's 2011 Business Law & Leadership Gala, celebrating the partnership between lawyers and nonprofits and their power to transform New York City communities. This year's distinguished honorees were Louise M. Parent,...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    A resolution was presented to the Texas Supreme Court June 27, in recognition of their efforts to preserve funding for the state's legal aid system. Rep. Jerry Madden (Plano), Rep. Will Harnett (Dallas) and Rep. Jim Pitts (Waxahachie) presented the resolution to the Court in the House Chamber. Sen. José Rodríguez (El Paso), Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa (...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    On Thursday, September 8, the Colorado Bar Association will offer Fundamentals of Securities Law 2011 at the CLECI Large Classroom, 1900 Grant Street in Denver. It will run from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The bar is offering this program to deliver the timely, comprehensive and accurate information practitioners need for themselves and their clients on...
  • Monday, August 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 run from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday. Workshop A, a Wage and Hour Caselaw Primer, will be held on Monday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Workshop B,...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    On Wednesday, September 21, PLI will hold a daylong seminar, Technology and Entertainment Convergence 2011: Hot Business and Legal Issues in "Technotainment." It will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the PLI California Center, 685 Market Street in San Francisco. PLI has completely revised this year's program to include today's major legal and...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    Join the District of Columbia Bar on Tuesday, August 30, for a seminar titled Balancing Legal Ethics with the Realities of Law Practice. It will be held at the DC Bar Conference Center, 1101 K. Street, NW in Washington, DC, beginning at 1:30 p.m. and ending at 4:45 p.m. From conflict of interest rules to the evolving use of technology, legal ethics...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    The ACC Houston chapter has planned a day-long Back to School Symposium on Thursday, August 25, at the Hilton Post Oak, 2001 Post Oak Blvd. in Houston. The program will run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with breakfast and registration at 9:30 and a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. A variety of topics will be covered. Vinson & Elkins will sponsor...
  • Thursday, July 7, 2011
    Mal Serure and Anna Stern of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP served theSettlement Housing Fund (SHF) by successfully negotiating a commercial lease for SHF’s housing development fund corporation, thus helping to ensure the success of an affordable cooperative in Harlem. Settlement Housing Fund is a leading not-for-profit developer of affordable...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    West LegalEd has planned a Basics of Government Contracting seminar in Las Vegas, Nevada, from Tuesday to Thursday, August 16 to 18. It will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Flamingo Las Vegas, 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South. This comprehensive review of the entire federal...
  • Monday, July 18, 2011
    In a report to the New York State Judicial Compensation Commission, the New York City Bar Association urges that salaries for justices of the Supreme Court of New York State be increased to no less than $195,000, and that other New York State court judges receive a proportionate increase as well. The current salary for New York State Supreme Court...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The Practising Law Institute has scheduled a combination program - Understanding Copyright Law in the Data Era and Understanding Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace 2011 on Monday and Tuesday, July 11 and 12, at the PLI CA Center, 685 Market Street in San Francisco. It will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. Understanding Copyright Law...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The State Bar of Arizona will hold CLE by the Sea on Wednesday to Saturday, July 13 to 16, at the Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, California. The event will include an ethics program on Wednesday, from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m., a trial practice program from Thursday to Saturday, 8:15 to 12:30 p.m., and a short sales, foreclosure, taxes and bankruptcy program...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The Practising Law Institute has scheduled a combination program - Understanding Copyright Law in the Data Era and Understanding Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace 2011 on Monday and Tuesday, July 11 and 12, at the PLI CA Center, 685 Market Street in San Francisco. It will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. Speakers include J. Michael...
  • Thursday, July 14, 2011
    New York County Lawyers Association president Stewart D. Aaron sent a letter to the 2011 Commission on Judicial Compensation, recommending an immediate increase in judicial compensation for New York State Supreme Court judges together with cost-of-living increases. In the letter, written to Commission Chair William C. Thompson Jr., the bar association...
  • Friday, July 8, 2011
    Underscoring its commitment to supporting the public interest activities of the Boston Bar Association (BBA), the Boston Bar Foundation (BBF) announced nearly $41,000 in grants from special funds of the BBF. “The grants we announce today highlight our strong and enduring relationship with the BBA, and the importance of supporting BBA activities...
  • Thursday, July 14, 2011
      NYCLA Forum: Legal Services in France   On June 27, the New York County Lawyers’ Association Justice Center hosted a public forum, “Civil Legal Services in France -- What Can the United States Learn?” featuring a discussion of the civil legal service system that France, which has civil Gideon, has developed....
  • Tuesday, July 26, 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...

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