Announcements

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2012
      As you read in the November issue of LMABriefs, the success of the LMA Southeastern Chapter — with its expansive city-group model — has led to the evolution and approval of a new LMA Texas Chapter. Previously part of the Southeastern Chapter, the new Texas Chapter will serve more than 100 members, with city groups in Austin...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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
    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...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    The Voice of the Defense Bar announced its alliance with Expert Witness Profiler, one of the leading authorities in expert witness research. This alliance will provide DRI members with a strategic advantage in evaluating, retaining and opposing experts. This alliance will allow DRI members to order a comprehensive and customized profile on an...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    The Practising Law Institute is offering a three-day seminar looking at recent developments in Securities Regulation Wednesday through Friday, November 9 through 11. The program is being presented live at PLI's New York City Center and is also available via live webcast. All three days begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. This institute is an...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    On Wednesday, October 19, the Boston Bar Association will present a seminar titled Doing Business in Canada: Cross-Border Considerations. The event will be held at the Boston Bar Association at 16 Beacon Street in Boston and run from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The trade relationship between Canada and the United States is the largest between any two countries....
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    Trinda L. Ernst of Kentville, Nova Scotia, became national president of the Canadian Bar Association when the chain of office was transferred from outgoing President Rod Snow of Whitehorse at the closing luncheon of the CBA's Canadian Legal Conference. She brings to the presidency a threefold commitment: to encourage leadership in the profession, to...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    The ACC Annual Meeting will take place in Denver this year, from Sunday October 23 to Wednesday October 26 at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street in Downtown Denver. Participants may build a customized schedule from more than 100 CLE/CPD sessions, including such relevant topics as contract negotiations, Dodd-Frank, social media, risk...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    Save the dates - Wednesday, October 26 through Sunday October 30 -for the Voice of the Defense Bar's blockbuster annual meeting. This years' meeting is at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road, NW in Washington, DC. The meeting begins on Wednesday with a board meeting of DRI directors at 8:00 a.m. and the day ends at 6:00 p.m. Thursday...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    The Canadian Bar Association will present a seminar titled International Law - Show Me the Money: Understanding and Securing Government Subsidies for Your Client on Friday, October 28, at the OBA Conference Centre, 20 Toronto Street, Toronto. It begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. Participants will hear how the global recession complicated...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    On Thursday, October 27, the New York State Bar presents The Art of Deposition in the Digital Age. It will be held at the Affinia Manhattan at 371 Seventh Avenue in New York City. The program schedule will be available online shortly. Digital technology has vastly changed the deposition process for both sides of the deposition table. Over reliance on...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    New York State Bar Association President Vincent E. Doyle III expressed concern that the Judicial Compensation Commission approved a relatively modest salary adjustment for New York's judges whose wages have been frozen since January 1999. Judges are leaving the bench voluntarily in record numbers, according to a recent New York Times article. In 1999...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    On Thursday, October 27, The New York State Bar Association will present the Fourth Annual Corporate Counsel Institute. It begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m., followed by a reception, at the Park Central Hotel at 870 Seventh Avenue in Manhattan.The New York State Bar Corporate Counsel Institute will review some of the hot topics and recent...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    New York County Lawyers Association CLE Institute is pleased to announce that it has partnered with MarinoLegal, a company that has been educating thousands of lawyers since 1946, to stream many of its high-quality video lectures online, as well as host simulcast online webinars of select, live NYCLA programs. Attorneys will now have easy access to...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    Join the National Association of Women Lawyers for a two-day General Counsel Institute on Thursday and Friday, November 3 and 4, at the Westin Hotel, 270 West 43rd Street in New York City. The program on Thursday runs from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The institute will provide a unique opportunity for...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    The Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals 2011 Regional Fall Conference: Leading the Way in Challenging Times is scheduled Wednesday through Friday, October 12 through 14, at the Time Warner Center in New York City. The daily agenda is being finalized and may be viewed online. Topics include Responding to the New Whistleblower...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    On Thursday, October 27, Rutgers Law School is offering a course on Business Divorce: The Causes, Dynamics and Framework. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. at Rutgers School of Law, 123 Washington Street in Newark, New Jersey. This program will examine the legal issues and strategies for handling business divorces in...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    The New York City Bar will offer an overview of Whistleblower Incentives and Protections under Dodd-Frank on Thursday, November 3, at the New York City Bar, 42 West 44th Street. It begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. The panelists are Robert Kraus, Kraus & Zuchlewski LLP; Stephen Cohen, associate director, Division of Enforcement, U.S....
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    On Wednesday, October 19, the New York City Bar Association will host an evening program titled How to Tango in this Market: An Introduction to the E-Discovery Profession for Lawyers. It will be held at the NYC Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street in New York City. Experts in the field of document review will discuss careers in e-discovery,...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    The New York City Bar and Fordham Law's Leitner Center are hosting a series of events on Thursday, October 20, through Saturday, October 22, celebrating International Law Weekend (ILW). On Thursday, events will be held at the NYC Bar Association at 42 West 44th Street. On Friday and Saturday seminars will be held at Fordham Law's Leitner Center at 33...
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