Announcements

  • Wednesday, September 19, 2012
      A State Bar Association initiative to improve diversity within the organization and the legal profession was recognized by the American Bar Association during its recent annual meeting in Chicago. The ABA awarded its prestigious ABA Partnership Award to the State Bar's President's Diversity Challenge. In 2011, then-President Vincent E....
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2012
      DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar, has been named one of seven of the Best LinkedIn Groups for Attorneys and Legal Professionals by The Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg. The blog is published by Ted Brooks, a well-respected trial presentation and legal technology consultant, author and speaker who has consulted successfully on...
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2012
      This summer, nearly 1000 attendees gathered to watch New York City's Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, swear in the slate of new officers and directors of the National Association of Women Lawyers® (NAWL) at the Awards Luncheon ceremony in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria during the association's 2012 Annual Meeting and Awards...
  • Monday, September 10, 2012
      At the annual meeting of the American Bar Association in August, judge William C. Carpenter, Jr. of the Superior Court of Delaware was elected chair of the National Conference of State Trial Judges (NCSTJ).  The NCSTJ is the oldest and largest organization of general jurisdiction state trial judges in the nation. It acts as an advocate for...
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2012
      On Wednesday, September 12, the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) held its 22nd Annual Public Service Awards Reception. Chaired by former NYCLA President Catherine A. Christian and held at the Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street, the Awards Reception honored public sector attorneys and featured special remarks by Preet Bharara, United...
  • Thursday, September 20, 2012
        Tom Sager – what an honor to receive this award from a stalwart leader, activist, and committed brother in the law who has, through your sheer force of gentlemanly presence, made it possible for lawyers of color and women to advance within our legal profession. I want to thank your president and CEO, Joe West, and his right arm,...
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2012
      The Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center is embarking on a binational research project to explore the domestic and international laws that govern development of shared oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico. The goal is to identify potential areas of regulatory conflict that could endanger the environment of...
  • Thursday, August 9, 2012
      The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the premier global bar association serving the interests of in-house counsel, today announced the founding of its 54th chapter, the ACC Kentucky Chapter. The new chapter will serve corporate counsel members in the cities of Louisville, Lexington and its surrounding areas. It will also provide a vast...
  • Thursday, August 2, 2012
      The state of cross-border legal services and education between the United States and its southern neighbor is the subject of the first research project of the new Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center. In the past twenty years, there has been a dramatic increase in the movement of people, goods and services...
  • Friday, August 17, 2012
      Heraeus Incorporated announced today that Kim R. Jessum and Austin K. So have joined the company as associate general counsels.  With over 15 years of experience, Ms. Jessum will concentrate her practice on patent and other intellectual property matters.  Previously, Ms. Jessum was of counsel at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP...
  • Monday, August 20, 2012
      The Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals elected Kenneth L. Wagner of Peabody Energy Corporation as Society chairman for the 2012-13 year. Mr. Wagner was elected at the Society's annual meeting, which took place at its 66th National Conference in Washington DC. Mr. Wagner is vice president, assistant general counsel...
  • Thursday, August 9, 2012
      The Manhattan and Brooklyn district attorneys; New York City’s corporation counsel; deans and leaders of Columbia, Harvard, Georgetown, CUNY and Cardozo Law Schools; law firm leaders from Paul Weiss, Simpson Thacher, Skadden Arps and Freshfields; the chief in-house counsel from BNY Mellon, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, Xerox and Con Ed; and the...
  • Thursday, August 9, 2012
        The United States Patent and Trademark Office announced July 2, 2012, that it will be opening three additional regional offices: Denver, CO, Dallas, TX and San Jose, CA (Silicon Valley) join the previously announced Detroit, Michigan office (opening July 13, 2012). These regional offices will help the USPTO further implement the...
  • Monday, July 23, 2012
          The United States Patent and Trademark Office announced July 2, 2012 that it will be opening three additional regional offices: Denver, CO, Dallas, TX and San Jose, CA (Silicon Valley) join the previously announced Detroit, Michigan office (opening July 13, 2012). These regional offices will help the USPTO...
  • Monday, July 23, 2012
      At the New York County Lawyers’ Association’s (NYCLA) Annual Meeting this past May, its Task Force on Judicial Budget Cuts presented 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 times of...
  • Tuesday, July 3, 2012
      Gibbons P.C. was honored with the Pride of Essex County Award at the second annual Essex County LGBTQ Pride Month Celebration on June 19, 2012, hosted in conjunction with Essex County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Advisory Board. The firm’s John J. Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest & Constitutional Law earned...
  • Tuesday, July 17, 2012
      The Manhattan and Brooklyn District Attorneys; New York City’s Corporation Counsel; Deans and leaders of Columbia, Harvard, Georgetown, CUNY and Cardozo Law Schools; law firm leaders from Paul Weiss, Simpson Thacher, Skadden Arps and Freshfields; the chief in-house counsel from BNY Mellon, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, Xerox and Con Ed; and the...
  • Monday, June 25, 2012
      The Texas Access to Justice Commission has received a $21,965 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation for a new, statewide Pro Bono Winter Break program involving all nine Texas law schools. More than 60 law students and professors will reach out to underserved communities throughout the state to engage in law-related volunteer projects through this...
  • 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...
  • 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
      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
      For more than eight years, the Energy Arbitrators List has provided ready access to leading energy arbitrators from around the world. The List’s newly reconstituted Review Committee met in May in simultaneous, web-connected meetings hosted in Houston and London to kick off a global roster review and to plan significant improvements to 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
      The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has named the law department of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company as its 2012 Employer of Choice Award winner for the Midwest Region. Nationwide was selected from law department applicants of corporations across the Midwest for demonstrating a commitment to diversity and creating and maintaining...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      Leaders of the Philadelphia Bar Association and Philadelphia Veterans Court announced a citywide program in which volunteer lawyers will provide free legal assistance to Philadelphia veterans who cannot afford or do not have access to the legal services they need. The pro bono services will be provided as part of the Philadelphia Bar...

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