Announcements

  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The New Jersey Law Center is hosting a forum on Recent Developments in New Jersey Law on Thursday, July 28. Join colleagues from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center at One Constitution Square in New Brunswick for New Jersey updates. Keeping up to date with the latest developments is critical for practitioners to effectively represent...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Most of the nation's law firms continue to make diversity programming a priority, but economic constraints have led to fewer full-time diversity professionals on staff, according to a new survey from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Inc. (MCCA) and the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals (ALFDP). Conducted this spring, the 2011...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has announced that senior vice president and general counsel, Susan Hackett, is leaving ACC. As part of a transition plan that also includes the retirement of Frederick J. Krebs, ACC's president of 20 years, and the arrival of Veta T. Richardson as ACC's new president and CEO, Ms. Hackett departs to start her own...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) strongly disagrees with the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) ruling that bypasses internal compliance and reporting systems in favor of permitting tips from prospective whistleblowers to be submitted directly to the SEC. "The SEC's bounty rule is a Pandora's box that, when opened, is likely to...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The Voice of the Defense Bar has signed an extremely prestigious group of speakers to lead the sessions for the organization's 2011 Annual Meeting taking place October 26-30 in Washington, DC. "Embracing Our Common Humanity," is the title of President Clinton's address. President Clinton, a powerful voice for progress around the world, will share his...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    This year, the ABA will hold its annual meeting in Toronto at the InterContinental Toronto Centre. It will run from Thursday to Saturday, August 4 to 6, and will include CLE credits, social and networking events, and entertainment. Three presidential showcase programs have been planned: on Thursday, from 2:00-3:30 p.m., Trial Practices and Tactics in...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Chief justices from the six New England states and the chief of New York's state courts testified in May on the critical need for access to justice for individuals, families and businesses at the American Bar Association Task Force on Preservation of the Justice System's public hearing at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Hon. Robert A....
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    In just three and one-half years, funding for the Massachusetts State Trial Court has plummeted by 14 percent, resulting in the loss of over 1,000 highly experienced employees - according to Justice on the Road to Ruin, a report issued today by the Boston Bar Association in advance of the Massachusetts Senate releasing its proposed budget. Absent level...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    On Friday, July 29, the New York County Lawyers Association is offering a breakfastand program focusing on Employment Law and Ethics. It begins at 9:00 and ends at 10:30 a.m. at NYCLA, 14 Vesey Street in Manhattan. Using a series of hypotheticals, participants will hear from employment law practitioners and noted ethicists about how to deal with...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    At the New York County Lawyers Association Annual Meeting this May, the NYCLA inducted Stewart D. Aaron, a partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, as president; Barbara Moses, a principal at Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer, P.C. and president of the NYCLA Foundation, as president-elect; Lewis F. Tesser, a partner at Tesser, Ryan &...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Highlighting the fact that financial services are the top contributor to the Massachusetts Gross State Product and a key pillar of the state's economy, the Boston Bar Association (BBA) announced the creation of its new Financial Services Section. Co-chaired by Kevin Handly, partner at Pierce Atwood, and Cornelius Hurley, director of the Banking Law Program...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    On Thursday, August 11, the New York City Bar Association will offer How Technology and Cross-Border Practice are Changing Lawyer Regulation: The Work of the ABA's 20/20 Commission and Beyond. The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at noon at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street in New York City. Professor Stephen Gillers of...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    On Monday, August 2 the New York City Bar Association will replay a video that looks at the role of attorneys who serve as members of boards of nonprofit organizations. The meeting will take place from 9:00 to 11:50 a.m. at the Bar Association located at 42 West 44th Street in New York City. The program will provide attendees with valuable information...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Join the New York City Bar Association on Wednesday, July 20, for its annual review of the Supreme Court term. The event will be held at the New York City Bar Center, 42 West 44th Street in New York. It begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m. During the October 2010 term, the Supreme Court ruled on some of the most contested issues concerning...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The West LegalEdcenter will provide a live webinar on Wednesday, August 10, to discuss executive compensation requirements under Dodd-Frank. It will begin at noon EDT and run for one hour. The Dodd-Frank Act imposes a number of significant changes on public reporting companies in the areas of executive compensation and corporate governance. Such...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Despite the economic turmoil of the past few years, a greater number of compliance professionals report an increase in compliance staff and budgets along with greater job security in 2011, according to an annual survey conducted by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). However, the survey...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    DELVACCA's Career Development/ In-Transition Committee and SMR Legal Search recently presented a career development seminar to DELVACCA attorneys. In May, Philadelphia legal recruiters Susan Rubinovitz, esq. and Stephanie Ristvey of SMR Legal Search sponsored a career seminar to over 30 DELVACCA members at The Pyramid Club entitled Navigating Your In-...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The Pennsylvania Bar Institute will provide a course reviewing the latest developments in class action lawsuits on Thursday, July 21 at the PBI Conference Center at the Wanamaker Building in Central Philadelphia. It begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. Class action lawsuits remain one of the focal points of high-stakes litigation in many...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    On Thursday, July 21, Jones Day offers Transactions in the Marcellus Shale: The Next Moves on the Game Board. It will run from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the offices of Jones Day, 500 Grant Street in Pittsburgh. The Marcellus Shale offers tremendous opportunity for a multiple of sectors. Major investments have been made, and stakeholders continue to...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    On Wednesday, July 13, PBI will address the future of e-discovery in a seminar titled Looking Down the Road: the Future of Electronic Data Discovery. The event will be held at PBI's CLE Conference Center at the Wanamaker Building in Central Philadelphia. It begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 1:15 p.m. Participants know that e-discovery is not a...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The role of in-house counsel has never been more important or more visible. The DELVACCA chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel would like to underscore how in-house counsel play a significant role in any successful business enterprise and recognize the accomplishments of the leading in-house lawyers and law departments in the Delaware Valley...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The tragic failure of the juvenile court system in Luzerne County provided a wake-up call to all judges and lawyers about the extensive damage that can occur when lawyers are not vigilant about conduct and the conduct of others within the legal community. As officers of the court, attorneys owe a special responsibility to protect members of the public,...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The Honorable Randy J. Holland, justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, has been selected as the recipient of the Seventh Annual Dwight D. Opperman Award for Judicial Excellence. Justice Holland was chosen by a three-member panel: Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard, Indiana Supreme Court and last year's AJS Opperman Award recipient; Judge Cara Lee Neville,...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Delaware Valley Association of Corporate Counsel joined with Philadelphia VIP and DELVACCA sponsor Duane Morris to host a free small business counseling clinic for clients of the Women's Business Development Center in Center City.The center's mission is to empower micro-entrepreneurs (primarily but not exclusively women) to start new businesses and grow...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    A 20-member blue ribbon panel, the Study Groups on Corporate Boards, co-sponsored by Columbia Business School and the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware, has released "Bridging Board Gaps," a report designed to improve board performance and effectiveness by offering a series of recommendations in critical areas...
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