Announcements

  • Monday, August 1, 2005
    Lawyers often assume their writing has to be difficult because their raw material is complex. The Association of the Bar of the City of New York this month is planning a video replay of a CLE seminar that suggests that this assumption is false. The program, titled Writing for Practical Effect, is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17 from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. at...
  • Monday, August 1, 2005
    Virginia CLE this month is offering a CLE seminar titled 8 Keys to the Art of Persuasion. The program will take place on Thursday, August 18 from 9 a.m. to 4:35 p.m at the Holiday Inn Tysons Corner, 1960 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons Corner, VA. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The featured speaker will be the Hon. Mark A. Drummond, an associate judge for...
  • Monday, August 1, 2005
    Contract drafting is a ubiquitous task for lawyers, but most learn to do it well only through trial and error, using forms that may or may not be well-suited for the situation at hand. To help attorneys avoid the problems associated with trial-and-error learning, MICPEL this month will present a CLE seminar titled Contract Drafting and Review for the...
  • Monday, August 1, 2005
    The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) this month has planned a CLE seminar titled What Lawyers Need to Know About Wall Street in three locations throughout the state. Programs will take place on Wednesday, August 10 at the Holiday Inn, I-275 North, Cincinnati; on Tuesday, August 11 at the OSBA offices, 1700 Lake Shore Drive, Columbus, OH, and on Friday,...
  • Monday, August 1, 2005
    Should women lawyers mirror the courtroom and boardroom communication styles of their male counterparts. The New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) this month will attempt to answer that and related questions in a CLE seminar titled Breaking the Gender Barrier ... Communication Skills to Enhance Your Credibility & Authority as a...
  • Monday, August 1, 2005
    Effective Writing for Lawyers is the title of a CLE seminar planned for this month by the DC Bar Association. The program will take place on Friday, August 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the DC Bar Conference Center, 1250 H Street, NW, Washington, DC. This essential course for new or seasoned attorneys teaches participants how to recognize and...
  • Monday, August 1, 2005
    To keep lawyers up to date on legal ethics requirements, the DC Bar Association this month has scheduled a CLE seminar titled Survival Guide for the Virtuous Lawyer: A Legal Ethics Seminar. The program will take place on Tuesday, August 30 from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. at the DC Bar Conference Center, 1250 H Street, NW, Washington, DC. This seminar explores...
  • Monday, August 1, 2005
    With an ever-increasingly complex society, with ever-growing demands on attention, and with ever-accelerating changes in legal work and laws, lawyers' brains are having trouble keeping up. To help attorneys cope, the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) this month will offer a CLE seminar titled Mastering Change, Improving Productivity and Reducing Stress for...
  • Friday, July 1, 2005
    Corporate legal departments looking for a better way to work with outside counsel - and conversely, those law firms that serve corporate clients - have a new resource to turn to, The Competitive Edge - The Growing Power of the DuPont Legal Model, written and recently released by DuPont Legal. The 80-page book details the latest innovations of the renowned...
  • Friday, July 1, 2005
    Stuart M. Lederman has been elected secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting law-related education and giving all New Jersey residents a basic understanding of the legal system. Mr. Lederman has been a trustee of the foundation for the past eight years. A partner with the Morristown-based law firm of Riker...
  • Friday, July 1, 2005
    A. Vincent Buzard, a Rochester trial partner in the statewide law firm of Harris Beach PLLC, last month became the 108th president of the association. The new state bar president will focus his efforts on increasing public comprehension of the vital role that the legal system plays in the daily life of all Americans, and of the essential function that...
  • Friday, July 1, 2005
    Samuel F. Abernethy, a partner in the commercial practice firm of Menaker & Herrmann, LLP, has been electedchair of the New York State Bar Association's 5,300-member Business Law Section. Mr. Abernethy's practice includes litigation, and corporate and business transactions. Formerly general counsel for the Commodity Exchange, Inc., now known as the...
  • Friday, July 1, 2005
    Do you feel your negotiation skills can be improved? Are you as effective at the negotiation table or in day-to-day negotiation as you would like to be? The Association of the Bar of the City of New York this month will help attorneys answer these questions in a CLE seminar titled Women in Negotiation: Practical Tips to Strengthen Your Negotiation Skills...
  • Friday, July 1, 2005
    The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (ABCNY) on Wednesday, July 20 has scheduled a CLE seminar titled Current Ethical Issues; Lawyer Regulation in the 21st Century. The featured speaker will be Stephen Gillers, the Emily Kempin Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law. Some of the topics he plans to address include: In-...
  • Friday, July 1, 2005
    Some of the most controversial sections of the USA Patriot Act are set to sunset December 31. Congress has begun to debate the reauthorization of these provisions, while Attorney General Alberto Gonzales calls for further expansion of powers. On June 3, the New York City Bar Association wrote a letter to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence...
  • Friday, July 1, 2005
    The Association of the Bar of the City of New Yorkís (ABCNY) City Bar Fund has a new name, The City Bar Justice Center, and a new logo. The City Bar Justice Center is the pro bono affiliate of the Association of the Bar. Having established relationships with government, nonprofit and academic legal institutions, with corporations and private law firms of...
  • Friday, July 1, 2005
    The New York County Lawyers' Association (NYCLA) this month will present a CLE seminar titled Bankruptcy Court Electronic Case Filing System: Hands-On. The program is set for Wednesday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street, New York City. This newly updated training class is designed to enable attorneys to...
  • Friday, July 1, 2005
    The New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) this month has planned several CLE seminars designed to give attorneys a better idea of how to find a variety of resources on the Internet. The programs include: Thursday, July 14; Accessing Medical Resources on the Internet;from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street, New York City;...
  • Friday, July 1, 2005
    The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (ABCNY) this month has scheduled a CLE seminar titled Negotiating Software Licenses: Practical Issues You Need to Know. The program will take place on Thursday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at the House of the Association, 42 West 44th Street, New York City. This seminar will cover the basic principles...
  • Friday, July 1, 2005
    Sen. Hillary Clinton, award-winning novelist Scott Turow, and Steven Levitt, The New York Times Magazine columnist and author of the best-selling book Freakonomics, will be among the high-powered speakers featured at the American Bar Association's 128th Annual Meeting being held August 4 to 9 in Chicago. The headquarters for the meeting will be the Hyatt...
  • Friday, July 1, 2005
    The New York County Lawyers' Association (NYCLA) this month is planning video replays of a number of its popular previously live CLE seminars, are to be held at the NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street, New York City. The video replay schedule includes: Wednesday and Thursday, July 6 and 7; What You Need to Know to Practice Immigration Law Successfully;...
  • Friday, July 1, 2005
    Cari M. Domingez, chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), last month presented the agency's first-ever Freedom to Compete Awards to six organizations for initiatives that promote fair and open competition in the workplace. Among the recipients was Veta T. Richardson, executive director of the Minority Corporate Counsel...
  • Friday, July 1, 2005
    WESFACCA, this month is planning a CLE seminar titled Healthy Employees in a Healthy Workplace: An Admirable or Illegal Goal? The program will take place on Wednesday, July 20 from 8:45 to 11 a.m. at the WESFACCA Conference Center, 970 Summer Street, Stamford, CT. This seminar will address: The employment law implications of implementing a workplace...
  • Friday, July 1, 2005
    Massachusetts CLE this month has scheduled as CLE seminar titled Lawyering for Pro Sports Teams. The program will take place on Thursday, July 14 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the MCLE Conference Center, 10 Winter Place, Boston. This program provides a unique glimpse at how lawyers for the area's professional sports teams do just about everything but put the...
  • Friday, July 1, 2005
    Massachusetts CLE this month is offering a CLE seminar titled The New Bankruptcy Legislation Explained. The program will take place on Tuesday, July 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MCLE Conference Center, 10 Winter Place, Boston. The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 is the first major overhaul of the federal bankruptcy...

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