Announcements

  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2012
        The University of Houston Law Center today announced the establishment of the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law, which is the first independent research center in the United States dedicated to the study of Mexican law and legal aspects of U.S. – Mexico relations. Houston’s position as a gateway between the two countries...
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2012
      On Wednesday, April 18, Jones Day will join the ABA Section of International Law to offer a free day of programming for corporate counsel. The 2012 International Corporate Counsel Day will be held at the Grand Hyatt New York, Park Avenue/Grand Central, at 109 East 42nd Street in New York. A lunch with keynote speaker Cyrus Amir-Mokri, assistant...
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2012
      QuisLex, a premier legal process outsourcing services provider, announced today that it has added a new 25,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art execution center Hyderabad, India. QuisLex, Inc., ranked by Chambers and Partners as a Band 1 Legal Process Outsourcing services provider, today announced the opening of its new execution center in...
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2012
      The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has named the law department of H.J. Heinz Company as its 2012 Employer of Choice Award winner for the Mid-Atlantic Region. Heinz was selected from law department applicants of corporations across the Mid-Atlantic for demonstrating a commitment to diversity and creating and maintaining an...
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2012
      The New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) has announced it is seeking nominations of distinguished non‐judicial personnel from the New York State courts in Manhattan and distinguished non‐judicial personnel from the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York who personify a commitment of service to the...
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
      The State Bar of Georgia and its Young Lawyers Division are partnering with attorney general Sam Olens and the Georgia Food Bank Association to organize the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, a statewide food drive that will run from Monday, April 23 to Friday, May 4. Businesses and firms may enter a competition for the “Attorney General's...
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
    In keynote remarks at the WMACCA Annual Meeting, Justice Antonin Scalia explained his approach to constitutional interpretation -- “originalism” -- and challenged the arguments of proponents of a “living Constitution that it has to grow with the society it governs or it will become brittle and snap. You believe that?” “The...
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
      The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR Institute), a nonprofit think-tank and alliance of global corporations, law firms, scholars, and public institutions dedicated to the principles of conflict prevention and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), announces four new additions to its elite board of directors....
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
      The Supreme Court of Florida heard an oral argument regarding e-discovery rule amendments that were proposed on October 13,2011 by the Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA) and Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ). FDLA and LCJ submitted these proposed amendments in an official comment that detailed necessary changes to Rules 1.280 and 1.380 of...
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
      The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) announced today key initiatives of its newly adopted Strategic Plan. The fiscal year 2013-2018 plan charts the direction for ACC’s growth and continued success over the next five years and will serve as the blueprint for achieving ACC’s mission and solidifying its vision. Through clearly...
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
      Expanding technology use, expectations to be more active in developing corporate strategy and an emphasis on shareholder engagement are driving the corporate governance agenda, according to the 2011 Board Practices Report from the Deloitte Center for Corporate Governance and the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals. The...
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
      The vanishing jury trial is perhaps one of the most important issues facing the civil justice system today. Civil trials have declined in federal courts from 12 percent in 1984 to less than 1 percent in 2010. Statistics from state courts, though more difficult to obtain, generally show the same trends. The issue has been widely studied, and while...
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
      The DRI Executive Committee and Board of Directors announced a new program that offers free seminar attendance to claims executives. The program is similar to the successful free tuition plan for corporate counsel, and it is designed to increase the presence of claims executives at DRI events. The following paragraphs outline the operation of the...
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
      An American Bar Association project has been selected to administer a $270,000 grant to support state panels that promote access to civil justice for low-income and disadvantaged people. Under the 18-month grant from the Public Welfare Foundation to the ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives, more than half of the funds will go...
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
      The New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) has announced it is seeking nominations of distinguished non-judicial personnel from the New York State courts in Manhattan and distinguished non-judicial personnel from the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, who personify a commitment of service to...
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
      Pro Bono Partnership, a nonprofit legal assistance provider serving Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York nonprofits, has named its 2011 Volunteers of the Year. These outstanding volunteers were recognized at a reception hosted by Hogan Lovells at Hogan’s Manhattan office. Merck & Co.; Jackson Lewis; Patricia A. Bowen, UnitedHealthcare...
  • Thursday, February 23, 2012
        The New York County Lawyers’ Association will present a CLE program on Friday, May 4, titled “Advice from the Experts: Successful Strategies for Winning Commercial Cases in New York State Courts.”  It will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the New York County Lawyers’ Association, 14 Vesey Street, in...
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2012
      The Environmental Law Institute is pleased to announce the election of Edward L. Strohbehn Jr. as the new Board Chairman. His legal career includes substantial government and public interest-sector experience. He co-founded and served as a lawyer with the Natural Resources Defense Council (1970-1977). He was executive director of the Council on...
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2012
      The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL®) and The NAWL Foundation® released the results of their sixth annual Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms. The Survey is the only national study of the nation’s 200 largest law firms which annually tracks the progress of women lawyers at all levels of private...
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2012
      The San Diego ACC chapter has planned its eleventh Annual Black & White Ball on Saturday, March 3, with a reception and silent auction beginning at 6:00 p.m. and dinner and live auction starting at 7:30 p.m. This evening of dancing and casino games will keep the more than 700 expected attendees well entertained in the Elizabeth Ballroom of...
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2012
      The Environmental Law Institute is pleased to announce the election of Edward L. Strohbehn Jr. as its new board chairman. His legal career includes substantial government and public interest-sector experience. He co-founded and served as a lawyer with the Natural Resources Defense Council (1970-1977). He was executive director of the Council on...
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