Announcements

  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The University of Texas School of Law and the Administrative and Public Law Section of the State Bar of Texas have planned a two-day meeting on Thursday and Friday, August 25 and 26, at the AT&T Conference Center Hotel at UT. The 2011 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar will begin on Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and run to 4:45 p.m. On Friday it...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    On Thursday and Friday, August 18 and 19, the State Bar of Texas will offer its annual Advanced Tax Law course at the Crowne Plaza River Oaks Hotel in Houston. It will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Friday. The bar is also offering Tax Law 101 on Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 to 5:15 p.m. On Thursday...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Most of the nation's law firms continue to make diversity programming a priority, but economic constraints have led to fewer full-time diversity professionals on staff, according to a new survey from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Inc. (MCCA) and the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals (ALFDP). Conducted this spring, the 2011...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Projects with Purpose and Beacon of Hope partnered to provide a humanitarian event with the Association of Corporate Counsel at their recent corporate counsel MBA event in Louisiana. The groups worked at Filmore Gardens in the Gentilly neighborhood in New Orleans. Attendees constructed a community garden, which provides the neighborhood with a safe haven,...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The Voice of the Defense Bar has signed an extremely prestigious group of speakers to lead the sessions for the organization's 2011 Annual Meeting taking place October 26-30 in Washington, DC. "Embracing Our Common Humanity," is the title of President Clinton's address. President Clinton, a powerful voice for progress around the world, will share his...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Stradley Ronon hosted the 2011 "Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes" CEO Corporate Recruitment Breakfast on April 13 in the firm's Philadelphia office. Guests to the invitation-only breakfast included Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Step Out Walk co-chair Billie Jean King and NBC 10's Lori Wilson. Attendees had the opportunity to learn what steps they can...
  • 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....
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    This year, the ABA will hold its annual meeting in Toronto at the InterContinental Toronto Centre. It will run from Thursday to Saturday, August 4 to 6, and will include CLE credits, social and networking events, and entertainment. Three presidential showcase programs have been planned: on Thursday, from 2:00-3:30 p.m., Trial Practices and Tactics in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    In a morning event on Tuesday, July 19, Haynes and Boone, LLP will host a complimentary seminar in which the firm's OSHA lawyers, Trace Ryan Blair and Matthew Thomas Deffebach, will cover current enforcement trends and upcoming initiatives. It will run from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. at the firm's Austin office, 600 Congress Avenue, Suite 1300. The...
  • 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...
  • Friday, June 3, 2011
    Experts from 10 countries will address current and emerging antitrust issues NEW YORK (May 27, 2011 ) – An all-star line up of dignitaries and senior lawyers headline a global antitrust summit being held here on June 7, 2011 at the offices of international law firm Clifford Chance, which is co-hosting the event with leading antitrust law and regulatory...
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2011
    To maintain its position as one of the world’s major centers for international legal matters, New York should establish a permanent center for international arbitration, as well as a council of international law firms, to promote and advance New York law, recommends a report released today by the New York State Bar Association. The Report of the...
  • Monday, June 27, 2011
    "The New York City Bar Association applauds Governor Cuomo and the Legislature on the historic passage of legislation that will bring full marriage equality to New York. Same-sex couples who wish to marry in New York will finally have the legal status that all married couples enjoy and that is clearly recognized by institutions, governments,...
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2011
    Social Media – it’s all the rage. To find out what effect the social media explosion is having on the workplace and how companies are responding to its use, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and its affiliated Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) fielded a survey among compliance and ethics professionals. This is the...
  • Monday, May 2, 2011
    Geared toward seasoned federal court practitioners or those entering the courts for the first time, Federal Practice Update 2011 was designed to arm lawyers with the latest wisdom that the faculty - experienced federal attorneys and distinguished magistrate judges - will share. The update will be held on Friday, May 20, at the CLECI Large Classroom,...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Marc Firestone, executive vice president, Corporate & Legal Affairs, and general counsel at Kraft Foods Inc., was honored with the 2011 Vanguard Award. The Vanguard Awards are presented every year by The Asian American Bar Association, The Chicago Bar Association, The Cook County Bar Association, The Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, The...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    In partnership with the Boston University School of Management, the Association of Corporate Counsel will present Business Education for In-House Counsel. Only the Advanced Mini MBA for In-House Counsel on Tuesday-Thursday, June 14-16, currently has openings. The program will take place at the Executive Leadership Center, Boston University School of...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    In a lunchtime seminar on Wednesday, June 22, the Bar Association of San Francisco will offer Stock-Options Back-Dating to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The program will run from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the association's conference center, 301 Battery Street in San Francisco. Speakers Patrick J. Richard, Nossaman LLP; Ronda McKaig, Skadden, Arps,...
  • Monday, May 2, 2011
    On Wednesday, May 18, the DC Bar Association will hold a program titled Essential Checklist for Electronic Discovery in 2011 at the DC Bar Association, 1101 K. Street, NW, Washington, DC. It will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The course will offer a guide to practitioners seeking proper management of discoverable information stored in electronic...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    On Thursday, June 23, ACCA-SoCal and Hogan Lovells invite members and a guest to attend the 8th Annual Accolades event, a cocktail reception at the legendary Ebell of Los Angeles, where the chapter will honor Sandi "Mama" Romero, cofounder of Mama's Hot Tamales Café, and Laura Sobrino, female mariachi pioneer. The program will run from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    On Thursday, June 16, the State Bar of California will hold a program to discuss Intellectual Property in Entertainment & Media. It will run from9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills. Among the topics under discussion are Opportunities and Challenges for Trademark Owners in New Media; New Gaming...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    The Dallas-Fort Worth ACC chapter has planned the In-House Counsel and Pro Bono Representation program on two dates and locations. On Thursday, June 16, it will be held in Dallas at Maggiano's, 8687 N. Central Expy, and on Tuesday, June 21, it will be held in Fort Worth at the Shady Oaks Country Club. It will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. both days...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Hot Topics in California Trade Secret Law is the topic of a seminar being presented by the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of California on two days in two locations. On Monday, June 27, it will be held at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, 333 South Hope Street in Los Angeles, and on Wednesday it will be held at Jones Day, 555 California Street in...

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