Announcements

  • Thursday, June 14, 2012
      Over 150 people celebrated Frederic K. Becker, who was honored with AJC Metro New Jersey’s prestigious Judge Learned Hand Award on Thursday, June 7, at The Hilton at Short Hills. The Judge Learned Hand Award was established by AJC in 1964 to honor the memory of Judge Learned Hand for his extensive range of decisions, which he tendered in...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      Governor Corbett is traveling the state discussing his 2012-13 budget proposals with Pennsylvanians, visiting businesses whose success employs their neighbors and helps to grow economic opportunities in their communities. As with any public debate, opponents of the proposed budget have made several claims that are inaccurate. The governor...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      Former ABA President and Detroit Mayor Will be Honored at Diversity Gala   The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) announces Dennis W. Archer as the recipient of its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award. He will be honored September 11 at MCCA’s Diversity Honors Gala, a red carpet event at the Lincoln Center for the Performing...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      The New York City Bar Association held its 20th annual Henry L. Stimson Medal Award Ceremony in June. The award honors the memory of Henry L. Stimson, the former U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and cabinet member to four presidents, by the annual awarding of medals in his name to four outstanding Assistant U.S. Attorneys in...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      Attorneys may use social media websites for juror research as long as no communication occurs between the lawyer and the juror as a result, states a formal opinion from the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics (Formal Opinion 2012-2). If an attorney unknowingly or inadvertently causes a communication with a juror...
  • Friday, June 22, 2012
      The Texas Access to Justice (ATJ) Commission honored Marc E. Vockell, executive director of intellectual property litigation for Dell Inc., with the ATJ Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Award on Thursday, June 14, during the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas. Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan L. Hecht, the Court’s liaison for...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      Governor Tom Corbett recently signed legislation that lifts barriers to job creation by reforming Pennsylvania's Unemployment Compensation system. Since the state’s unemployment compensation trust fund was depleted in 2009, Pennsylvania employers have been liable for paying what amounted to a per-employee tax to the federal government...
  • Thursday, June 14, 2012
      New Jersey Supreme Court justices, state legislators, and top legal experts gathered at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City. With over 2,000 lawyers and judges in attendance, the event was the premiere gathering of the state’s legal community. Supreme Court justices Barry T. Albin...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      The Pennsylvania Bar Association has established a task force to recommend updates and revisions to the existing Pennsylvania Code of Judicial Conduct, which has not been updated since 2005. Appointed by PBA president Thomas G. Wilkinson Jr., the task force is composed of PBA members from across the state, including retired trial and appellate...
  • Thursday, June 14, 2012
      In May, more than 300 leaders from the legal, financial, and nonprofit sectors gathered at Gotham Hall in Manhattan for Lawyers Alliance’s Business Law & Leadership Gala. The annual event celebrated the partnership between lawyers and nonprofits and their power to transform New York City communities. This year’s distinguished...
  • Thursday, June 14, 2012
      NJCCA members and our valued sponsors attended NJCCA’s Spring Cocktail Reception and CLE Program at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. Front row (from left to right); David Boyko, Joelle Quilla, Dana Gilbert, Ronald Prague, Elitza Meyer, Barbara Sellinger, Joseph Aronds (NJCCA President), and Gail Girard. Second row (from left to...
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2012
    The Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), the largest voluntary metropolitan bar association in the country, has selected Richard A. Rothschild, director of litigation for the Western Center on Law & Poverty, to receive its highest honor, the Shattuck-Price Outstanding Lawyer Award for “extraordinary contributions to improving the...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      Seymour W. James, Jr. of Brooklyn, a 38-year veteran of The Legal Aid Society of New York, assumes office on June 1 as the 115th president of the New York State Bar Association. Mr. James succeeds Vincent E. Doyle III as head of the 77,000-member association. Mr. James becomes its third African-American president and first president to come...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      In May, the reopened 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) clinics continued at the City Bar Justice Center, with 50 lawyers from 12 firms and corporations helping potential claimants navigate the “road map” through the application process. To date, over 100 potential claimants have been helped. A dozen WilmerHale attorneys, led by...
  • Monday, May 14, 2012
      The New Jersey Association for Justice Educational Foundation has established a scholarship fund to help children of victims of the September 11 attacks attend Rutgers University School of Law in Newark or Camden. “The creation of this scholarship fund is part of our ongoing effort as attorneys to help the victims of the tragedy of...
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2012
      The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has named the Legal Department of DHL its 2012 Employer of Choice Award winner for the South/Southwest Region. DHL was selected from law department applicants of corporations across the Southern/Southwest United States for demonstrating a commitment to diversity and creating and maintaining an...
  • Monday, May 14, 2012
      The New York City Bar Association participated in the 2012 ABA Lobby Day in Washington, DC. City Bar representatives met with the New York Congressional delegation, as well as with representatives of senators Schumer and Gillibrand. The City Bar expressed support for funding of the Legal Services Corporation at $402 million for Fiscal Year 2013...
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2012
      The American Law Institute and the American Bar Association announced in April that they have agreed to end their joint arrangement to provide education for the legal profession via ALI-ABA Continuing Professional Education. This change will increase flexibility as each organization continues to offer legal education programs that help lawyers...
  • Monday, May 14, 2012
      The New York Intellectual Property Law Association hosted its 90th Annual Dinner in Honor of the Federal Judiciary on March 23, 2012, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City. It was a rousing success with over 2,600 judges, attorneys and engineers in attendance. The keynote speaker was the Honorable Colleen McMahon, district judge of the...
  • Monday, May 14, 2012
      Lawyers Alliance for New York has launched a Community Arts initiative to devote more of its resources to legal and educational services to organizations whose arts programs serve low-income New Yorkers. Nonprofit organizations that bring visual, musical, cultural and performing arts to low-income communities are strengthening these communities...
  • Friday, May 18, 2012
      At the New York County Lawyers’ Association’s (NYCLA) Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 24, its Task Force on Judicial Budget Cuts will present Unsung Heroes Awards to honor non‐judicial members of the state and federal court systems who have distinguished themselves in the exemplary performance of their duties during these difficult...
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2012
      American Bar Association president William T. (Bill) Robinson III has submitted written testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Subcommittee, highlighting the importance of fiscal year 2013 funding for rule of law assistance. In the statement, President Robinson wrote, “...
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2012
      DuPont and chair of the board and chief executive officer Ellen Kullman have been selected by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to receive the 13th Annual A. Leon Higginbotham Corporate Leadership Award for exemplary leadership in advancing diversity in the workplace and fostering economic opportunity. The gala black-tie...
  • Monday, May 14, 2012
      In May, more than 300 leaders from the legal, financial, and nonprofit sectors gathered at Gotham Hall in Manhattan for Lawyers Alliance’s Business Law & Leadership Gala. The annual event celebrated the partnership between lawyers and nonprofits and their power to transform New York City communities. This year’s distinguished...
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2012
      The Texas Access to Justice Commission and Texas Access to Justice Foundation honored Senator José Rodríguez with the Texas Access to Justice Legislative Hero Award for his contributions to improving access to justice in Texas during a special presentation in El Paso on April 4.   Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan L....

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