Announcements

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013
      Following the release of House 1, the Governor's budget for FY 2014, the Boston Bar Association released the following statement: We are delighted to see that Governor Patrick has proposed $15.5 million for the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, the primary source of state funding for civil legal aid in Massachusetts. Our governor...
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013
      The Boston Bar Association is delighted to report that American political commentator and former presidential advisor David Richmond Gergen will keynote the BBA’s annual Law Day Dinner on May 13 at Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center. The event tends to draw more than 1,200 lawyers and judges. Some background on David Gergen: he is...
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013
      On February 20, 2013, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly will present "Patent Pending," the journal's annual panel discussion on controversial constitutional law issues. "Patent Pending" is graciously co-sponsored by Morrison & Foerster LLP. The event will be recorded and made available after February 20. In less...
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2013
      The New York State Bar Association has announced its legislative priorities for 2013. Specific initiatives include adequately funding the state and federal courts and legal services for the poor; enacting laws to guard against wrongful convictions; repealing the Defense of Marriage Act; and strengthening the juvenile justice system. “The...
  • Monday, January 21, 2013
      The Illinois Supreme Court recently declined to extend the subject matter waiver doctrine to wholly-inapplicable business activities in the case of Center Partners, LTD v. Growth Head GP, LLC. The court’s decision follows guidance outlined in an amicus curiae brief filed by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global bar...
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2013
      The proposed no-growth budget submitted for the New York State judiciary is a stark reminder of the current economic and political climate. We applaud Chief Judge Lippman, Chief Administrative Judge Prudenti, and the Office of Court Administration for their adept handling of the judicial budget in these times of fiscal constraints. We also...
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2013
      The City Bar Justice Center has hired Victor M. Tello as its coordinating attorney for disaster relief. Mr. Tello will centralize the Justice Center’s various activities in training and mobilizing volunteer attorneys to assist in Superstorm Sandy relief. Mr. Tello, a native Spanish speaker, began his career with the New York City Law...
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2013
      The New York City Bar Association applauds Governor’s Cuomo’s decision to include four key areas of law reform in today’s State of the State Address: strengthening gun control laws; taking steps to reduce wrongful convictions; achieving true equality for women; and reforming New York’s campaign finance system. The City Bar...
  • Thursday, December 13, 2012
      On December 7, 2012, the University of California Hastings College of the Law Board of Directors adopted the resolution appointing Elizabeth L. Hillman as Academic Dean, beginning July 1, 2013. Hillman will be replacing Shauna Marshall, who is retiring after eight years of exemplary service in the Academic Dean role at UC Hastings....
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2012
        The Texas Bar Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Houston Bar Foundation for its Veterans Legal Initiative (VLI), a program that provides pro bono legal services to veterans in 17 Texas counties. The grant will be used to increase awareness of the services provided by the VLI through mailings to veterans and veteran...
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2012
      As one of the largest and most influential Chapters of the Association of Corporate Counsel, we at the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter find it important, in addition to providing CLE programming, networking and social events to our members, to support local legal services organizations providing much needed assistance to the disadvantaged and...
  • Wednesday, December 19, 2012
      The National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) honored Richard L. Tate, chair of the board of directors for the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, with the prestigious Arthur von Briesen Award for his substantial volunteer contributions in support of civil legal aid. The award was presented during the NLADA Annual Conference on Friday,...
  • Monday, December 17, 2012
      Friday’s horrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, is just the latest in a series of mass shootings in a country that makes it too easy to buy guns, carry guns and use guns. Federal law and most state laws allow the purchase and amassing of semiautomatic weapons with the most meager of limitations, and some state laws encourage the carrying...
  • Thursday, December 6, 2012
      Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and New York State Bar Association President Seymour W. James, Jr. have announced the expansion of Charity Corps, a joint initiative between the New York State Attorney General's Office and the New York State Bar Association to improve nonprofit governance and legal compliance. Charity Corps matches...
  • Tuesday, December 11, 2012
      The letter, drafted by the City Bar’s Committee on International Human Rights, cites President Morsi’s declaration granting his decrees and laws immunity from judicial review until a new constitution has been ratified and a new parliament elected. The declaration also replaced Egypt’s public prosecutor and prevents the judiciary...
  • Friday, November 30, 2012
        JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, is proud to announce it was named Best ADR Provider in Dallas and Austin and placed second in Houston in the third annual Texas Lawyer “Best of” Survey.  “Texas is one of our most important and valued markets,”...
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2012
    To aid members of the community left devastated in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) is providing assistance to lawyers and members of the greater community through a variety of efforts to help hurricane victims get back on their feet immediately and in the long‐term. Hurricane Relief Drive NYCLA's...
  • Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    As the United States Supreme Court begins its new term, the New York City Bar Association has recommended that its Justices be required to issue written explanations for their decisions either to recuse from a case or to hear a case in the face of a motion to disqualify. “The adoption of this practice, whether by the Court’...
  • Wednesday, October 3, 2012
      The Intellectual Property Committee of the Dade County Bar Association proudly invites you to participate in The Third Annual Patently Impossible Project to benefit the Legal Aid Society on Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm at the Miami Science Museum. Now in its third year, The Patently Impossible Project is a charity race...
  • Thursday, October 18, 2012
      Large numbers of Americans doubt the fairness of civil courts and a majority – sometimes substantial majorities -- admit that personal biases could affect their decisions as jurors. These are some of the surprising and unsettling results of a new national poll on the civil justice system by DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar. The poll...
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2012
      A whistleblower who helped the Securities and Exchange Commission stop a multi-million dollar fraud will receive nearly $50,000 -- the first payout from a new SEC program to reward people who provide evidence of securities fraud. The award represents 30 percent of the amount collected in an SEC enforcement action against the perpetrators of the...
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2012
      On Wednesday, September 12, the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) held its 22nd Annual Public Service Awards Reception. Chaired by former NYCLA President Catherine A. Christian and held at the Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street, the Awards Reception honored public sector attorneys and featured special remarks by Preet Bharara, United...
  • Friday, September 28, 2012
      Many public school districts in Texas are facing a growing number of legal issues, often complicated by fewer financial resources to actively address and prevent litigation and other challenges. The Highland Park Independent School District is working with the law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP to educate the District’s leadership on how...
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2012
      A State Bar Association initiative to improve diversity within the organization and the legal profession was recognized by the American Bar Association during its recent annual meeting in Chicago. The ABA awarded its prestigious ABA Partnership Award to the State Bar's President's Diversity Challenge. In 2011, then-President Vincent E....
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2012
      This summer, nearly 1000 attendees gathered to watch New York City's Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, swear in the slate of new officers and directors of the National Association of Women Lawyers® (NAWL) at the Awards Luncheon ceremony in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria during the association's 2012 Annual Meeting and Awards...

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