Announcements

  • 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...
  • Friday, January 20, 2012
    For the past 23 years, Hollingsworth LLP has hosted its acclaimed, CLE-accredited seminar focusing on the defense of complex litigation, drawing on the firm's vast experience in pharmaceutical, medical device, toxics and environmental litigation. Year after year, in-house counsel and corporate leaders return for provocative...
  • 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...
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2012
      The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) announced the establishment of a new membership committee, the Sports & Entertainment Committee. This group will serve members with an interest in sports and entertainment law and will focus on such areas as contracts, licensing, sponsorships, endorsements, intellectual property and technology....
  • Thursday, December 22, 2011
    To help lawyers and judges navigate the burgeoning and challenging electronic discovery landscape, the New York State Bar Association has issued guidelines for best practices that offer extensive practical advice on e-discovery issues in state and federal courts in New York. E-discovery is the preparation, preservation, collection, processing, review...
  • Monday, November 14, 2011
      Saying that “a culture of environmental sustainability is becoming an important indicator of professional excellence for lawyers and law firms,” Boston Bar Association president Lisa C. Goodheart announced that she has appointed a 19-person Task Force on Environmental Sustainability. The Task Force will be co-chaired by Michelle N. O...
  • 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...
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2011
      Government and public interest lawyers burdened by student loan debt can apply for grants through the New York State Bar Association.   To be eligible for the Steven C. Krane Special Committee on Student Loan Assistance for the Public Interest grants, attorneys must have practiced for at least five years. Priority will be given to civil...
  • 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 Professional Ethics Committee has issued Ethics Opinion 744, the first ethics opinion in New York State to interpret a new amendment to Rule 6.4 of the Rules of Professional Conduct, which addresses a lawyer's involvement in law reform activities. The prior rule had required a lawyer to disclose...
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2011
    Amid predictions that “the percentage of lawyers practicing in solo and small firm settings will continue to increase for the foreseeable future,” the Boston Bar Association Task Force on the Future of the Profession released a report calling on the BBA to expand its programming for this rapidly growing population. The 15-person task force was...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Friday, October 21, 2011
    On October 4, the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) Civil Rights and Liberties Committee hosted a reception at the NYCLA Home of Law for Columbian attorney Adil José Melendez Marquez, Esq. Mr. Melendez Marquez is a human rights and labor lawyer who has represented farmers and laborers in the rural areas of Colombia. Pictured is...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    The Practising Law Institute will hold a one-day seminar this fall, Advanced Patent Licensing 2011: Current Developments and Best Practices - a course that will benefit intellectual property lawyers, corporate counsel and others involved in using patents as business assets. It will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the PLI CA Center, 685 Market Street...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    On Monday, October 17, the Practising Law Institute will offer the Securities Litigation & Enforcement Institute 2011. It will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the PLI CA Center, 685 Market Street in San Francisco. Designed for the intermediate to advanced securities practitioner, outside and in-house counsel, compliance officers, regulators...
  • 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
    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 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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
    On Tuesday, October 18, West LegalEdcenter will offer An Overview of Recent Trends in Canadian Mergers and Acquisitions as a live webcast. Designed for those practicing in business organizations, cross-border mergers & acquisitions, international law and global trade, and mergers and acquisition, it will run for one hour, beginning at 1:00 p.m. EDT...
  • 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...

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