Announcements

  • 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
    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...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    On Wednesday, October 12, the New York City Bar presents Judges Under Fire: Human Rights, Judicial Independence, and the Rule of Law. The event is being held at the New York City Bar Association at 42 West 44th Street in New York City, and it starts at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. United States District Judge Harold Baer Jr. will discuss his new...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    The New York County Lawyers' Association Task Force on Judicial Budget Cuts, focusing on the effects of budget cuts on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, released a preliminary report that concludes security may be at risk at the Daniel P. Moynihan Courthouse at 500 Pearl Street, and overall courthouse operations will be...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    The Boston Bar Foundation (BBF) announced grants totaling $1.1 million to 25 Massachusetts community organizations providing a wide variety of core legal services - from domestic violence and immigration to housing and homelessness. The $1.1 million represents an almost $50,000 increase in core legal services grants, compared with fiscal year 2010. The...
  • Thursday, October 27, 2011
    An important six-program series is being sponsored by the New York City Bar and chaired by David R. Marriott, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, in which general counsel of leading corporations discuss the current issues of greatest importance to corporate counsel. The series will be held at the bar association, 42 West 44th Street in New York. The...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    The Canadian Bar Association will host Professional Corporations Update: Tips and Traps on Wednesday, October 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It is located at the Conference Centre at the OBA, 20 Toronto Street in Toronto. Participants will review the fundamental framework for professional corporations. This seminar is for both new and seasoned...
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2011
      An important six-program series is being sponsored by the New York City Bar and chaired by David R. Marriott, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, in which general counsel of leading corporations discuss the current issues of greatest importance to corporate counsel. The series will be held at the bar association, 42 West 44th Street in New York....
  • 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 18, 2011
      The City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar, has announced the winners of the third annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service. Honoring volunteer lawyers for outstanding work on Justice Center projects, the awards were presented at a Celebration of Service reception in October as part of National Pro...
  • Thursday, October 27, 2011
    The New York County Lawyers’ Association’s (NYCLA) 97th Annual Dinner will take place on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The theme of this year’s dinner is “Legal Compliance and Enforcement.” At the dinner, NYCLA will honor chief compliance officers of major corporations and...
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2011
      Amid an impressive field of entries, the Boston Bar Association announced that the 2011 winner of the BBA's prestigious Beacon Award for Diversity will be Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL). The Beacon Award recognizes exceptional leadership in creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession that has had a significant impact...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    The American Bar Association Section for International Law is offering a two-day seminar on Thursday and Friday, October 27 and 28, focusing on the latest updates to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The event is located in the Fairmont Hotel at 2401 M. Street, NW in Washington, DC. Day one begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m.; day two begins at 9...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    The Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals 2011 Regional Fall Conference: Leading the Way in Challenging Times is scheduled Wednesday through Friday, October 12 through 14, at the Time Warner Center in New York City. The daily agenda is being finalized and may be viewed online. Topics include Responding to the New Whistleblower...
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2011
      The Metro New York LMA chapter is pleased to announce the newly elected board members who are joining the incoming 2012 NYLMA board. The incoming president is Jeff Scalzi of SNR Denton. Jeff is the director of marketing at SNR Denton and previously was director of marketing and business development at Foley Hoag LLP. LMA’s immediate past...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    The Westchester/Southern Connecticut Association of Corporate Counsel is offering a review of the latest developments in Patent Law on Wednesday, October 12, at the offices of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. It begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at noon. The seminar will look at the hot topics arising in patent law. Experts in the IP field will discuss the...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    The New York City Bar Association is partnering with CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival on the 6th Annual Entertainment Business Law Seminar. The Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) accredited one-day event will be held on Friday, October 21, at New York University's Helen and Martin Kimmel Center,60 Washington Square South in New York City....
  • 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
    Law schools and other legal education providers should be encouraged to develop "practice-ready lawyers," declares a resolution sponsored by the New York State Bar Association and approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) at its annual meeting in Toronto. "Practicing law requires mastery of legal knowledge and legal skills. Becoming a practice-...
  • 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
    The New York City Bar and Fordham Law's Leitner Center are hosting a series of events on Thursday, October 20, through Saturday, October 22, celebrating International Law Weekend (ILW). On Thursday, events will be held at the NYC Bar Association at 42 West 44th Street. On Friday and Saturday seminars will be held at Fordham Law's Leitner Center at 33...
  • 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
    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
    Join Jones Day as they present their executive series roundtable - National Security and Export Control Reform, Take two. Or Three. Or Four? on Thursday, October 20, at the offices of Jones Day, 51 Louisiana Avenue, NW in Washington, DC. It will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and a cocktail reception will follow. In 2009, President Obama announced his...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    On Friday, October 28, Georgetown Law School will host a UNIDRIOT Symposium. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. at Georgetown Law Gewirz Student Center located at 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW in Washington, DC. UNIDROIT (International Institute for the Unification of Private Law) principles of international commercial contracts, first...

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