Announcements

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2011
      American Bar Association President William T. (Bill) Robinson III submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Labor on behalf of the ABA, urging the department to reconsider a proposed rule on the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. The department's proposed rule would substantially narrow the longstanding “advice...
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2011
      Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ) took action this fall to improve the e-discovery rules to which corporate defendants are held accountable. In an official comment to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, LCJ argued that problems with discovery and electronic discovery have become so pervasive in recent years that rule makers must immediately...
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2011
    .The National Association of Minority & Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) announced a new recognition program – Platinum Partners of NAMWOLF -- which honors NAMWOLF’s corporate and public entity partners who succeed at spending a minimum of five percent of their outside counsel legal budget on minority- and women-owned (MWBE) law firms....
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2011
      In testimony at chief judge Jonathan Lippman’s Hearing on Civil Legal Services, New York City Bar President Samuel W. Seymour called for increased and steady funding to close the “justice gap” for low-income New Yorkers. President Seymour called the task force’s documented statistics on unrepresented litigants -- 2.3...
  • Thursday, September 1, 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 issues and...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    The Westchester/Southern Connecticut Association of Corporate Counsel is offering a program titled EEOC Targets No Fault Leave & Automatic Policies: Time To Ring the Death Knell? The meeting starts at 8:30 and ends 11:15 a.m. at the offices of United Rentals, 5 Greenwich Office Park in Greenwich, Connecticut. The program will examine recent...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    On Monday and Tuesday, September 26 and 27, Association of Corporate Counsel and Boston University will host a seminar titled Leading Innovation & Change: The Evolving Role of In-House Counsel. The three-day class will be located at The Executive Leadership Center at Boston University School of Management, 595 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. The daily...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    Join the Association of Corporate Counsel and Boston University School of Management for a three-day course on Risk Management for In-House Counsel Wednesday through Friday, September 14 to 16. This event is being held at the Executive Leadership Center of Boston University, 595 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. The daily class schedule will be announced...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    On Monday, September 12, the Boston Bar Association presents The Impact of Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes on Class Action and Civil Rights Cases.It will be held at the Boston Bar, 16 Beacon Street in Boston and begins at 4:00 p.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. On June 20, 2011, the Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    The Boston Bar Association and the Greater Zurich Area will offer a panel discussion on International Tax Planning for the Future - European Restructuring and Multi-Jurisdiction Fund Management on Tuesday, September 20, at Boston University School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. It begins at 9:15 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m. The panel...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    On Thursday and Friday, October 13 and 14, The New York City Bar and Penn State Dickinson School of Law will host the Seventh Annual Institute on Corporate, Securities, and Related Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions. The two-day program is being held at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street in New York City. Day one begins at 8:30 a.m....
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    The New York County Lawyers Association will offer a program, Alternative Litigation Financing: A New Way to Help Pay for Lawsuits and Stay Out of Trouble While Doing It, on Wednesday, September 14, at the NCYLA Home of Law at 14 Vesey Street in New York City. It begins at 6:00 and ends at 9:00 p.m. With the costs of litigation skyrocketing, more and...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    NYCLA President Stewart D. Aaron testified before the 2011 Commission on Judicial Compensation recommending "... an immediate increase in judicial salaries to a level of at least $190,000." Mr. Aaron joined with other bar association leaders and legal professionals in calling for a raise in judicial compensation together with cost-of-living increases for...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    On Wednesday, October 19, The New York City Bar Association has scheduled the Supreme Court Roundup: The Blockbuster Employment Law Decisions From 2011 & What Employment Lawyers Should Expect in the Coming Term. The program starts at 6:00 and ends at 9:00 p.m. at the offices of the NYC Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street in Manhattan. The...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    The New York County Lawyers Association has planned a seminar titled Friends Don't Let Friends Steal Your Intellectual Property - Brand Protection in Social Media. The event will be held on Tuesday, September 13, at NYCLA, 14 Vesey Street in lower Manhattan. It begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m. A panel of experts will discuss using social...
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