Announcements

  • 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...
  • 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
    The ALI-ABA has planned a three-day seminar, Current Developments in Employment Law: The Obama Years at Mid-Term, in Santa Fe this summer. It will run from Thursday to Saturday, July 28 to 30, at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe. Early registration begins on Wednesday evening from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., and the program begins at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday and...
  • 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....
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The role of in-house counsel has never been more important or more visible. The DELVACCA chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel would like to underscore how in-house counsel play a significant role in any successful business enterprise and recognize the accomplishments of the leading in-house lawyers and law departments in the Delaware Valley...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    On Wednesday, July 13, PBI will address the future of e-discovery in a seminar titled Looking Down the Road: the Future of Electronic Data Discovery. The event will be held at PBI's CLE Conference Center at the Wanamaker Building in Central Philadelphia. It begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 1:15 p.m. Participants know that e-discovery is not a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 West LegalEdcenter will provide a live webinar on Wednesday, August 10, to discuss executive compensation requirements under Dodd-Frank. It will begin at noon EDT and run for one hour. The Dodd-Frank Act imposes a number of significant changes on public reporting companies in the areas of executive compensation and corporate governance. Such...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The tragic failure of the juvenile court system in Luzerne County provided a wake-up call to all judges and lawyers about the extensive damage that can occur when lawyers are not vigilant about conduct and the conduct of others within the legal community. As officers of the court, attorneys owe a special responsibility to protect members of the public,...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    As part of the Meet Your Counterpart series, the ACC San Diego chapter will present Ten Things Every General Counsel Should Know About the "Cumis" Doctrine. It will be held on Tuesday, July 12, at the Doubletree Del Mar, 11915 El Camino Real in San Diego, beginning at 4:30 and ending at 7:00 p.m. As a rule, an insurance company who owes its...
  • 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
    The State Bar of Texas will offer its annual Suing and Defending Governmental Entities Course live in Austin on Thursday and Friday, July 21 to 22, at the Hyatt Regency in Austin. A video replay of the course is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, August 25 and 26, at the Cityplace Conference Center in Dallas. The course will run from 8:45 to 5:15 on...
  • 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...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Denise Scofield, a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, is the new president of the Houston Bar Association, which is the fifth largest metropolitan bar association in the nation. She succeeded T. Mark Kelly of Vinson & Elkins LLP at the Houston Bar Association's Annual Dinner Meeting at River Oaks Country Club in June. Other new HBA...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Several upcoming public service programs will give lawyers in the Houston area the opportunity to offer free legal advice: they will answer simple legal questions, give brief legal advice, or refer the caller to the appropriate social service agency for further assistance. LegalLine, sponsored by the Houston Bar Association, and Consejos Legales,...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    In a program scheduled on Monday, July 18, the Los Angeles County Bar Association will discuss the changing class action landscape and what every lawyer needs to know about Dukes v. Wal-Mart and AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion. The program will run from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., with the meal/reception staring at 6:30 p.m., at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    On Thursday, July 14, the ACC San Diego Chapter will examine the attorney-client privilege in a brown bag seminar, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the offices of Baker & McKenzie, 12544 High Bluff Drive in San Diego. Attorney-Client Privilege in the U.S. and Abroad - From Investigation through Trial will address the domestic and international...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    On Tuesday, July 19, the ACC San Francisco Bay Chapter will host a roundtable discussion sponsored by Jackson Lewis LLP titled Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreements: The Aftermath of AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion. It will run from 9:00to 10:30 a.m. at the offices of Jackson Lewis, 199 Fremont Street in San Francisco. Michael J....
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The Honorable Randy J. Holland, justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, has been selected as the recipient of the Seventh Annual Dwight D. Opperman Award for Judicial Excellence. Justice Holland was chosen by a three-member panel: Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard, Indiana Supreme Court and last year's AJS Opperman Award recipient; Judge Cara Lee Neville,...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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