Announcements

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013
      A major study released last month by the New York State Bar Association urged greater support for Family Courts, calling for more judges and resources to handle cases of child support, neglect and abuse, foster care and other family issues. The findings of the comprehensive two-year study are included in a 198-page report approved by the...
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013
      Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, two of the nation’s most prominent civil rights attorneys and the co-founders of the Innocence Project, have received the New York State Bar Association’s Gold Medal, the organization’s highest honor. The award, given to individuals who exhibit lifelong excellence in the legal profession and...
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013
      Binghamton attorney Kathryn Grant Madigan is the 2012 recipient of the Ruth G. Schapiro Award, given by the Committee on Women in the Law of the New York State Bar Association. Ms. Madigan, who was president of the State Bar from June 2007 through May 2008, was recognized for her dynamic leadership, effective mentoring and efforts to make...
  • Thursday, February 21, 2013
      The New York City Bar Association has released its Legislative Program for 2013, a compilation of New York State legislative issues that have been addressed by many of its committees. The program includes positions on existing legislation as well as proposals for new legislation. Some highlights from the 2013 Legislative Program include support...
  • Thursday, February 21, 2013
      The District of Columbia Bar Association will launch its leadership academy in March 2013. Applications are now being accepted for the inaugural class, which will be composed of approximately 30 members of the bar representing diverse backgrounds, practice settings and practice areas. The goal of the leadership academy is to identify, inspire...
  • Thursday, February 21, 2013
      MCCA is proud to announce the creation of the Academy for Leadership and Inclusion --a groundbreaking, interactive training program designed to show attendees how to define, create, and sustain a diverse and inclusive workplace. The organization has scheduled the first Academy presentation in a series on April 8, at the Walmart Auditorium, 702 SW...
  • Monday, January 21, 2013
      The Illinois Supreme Court recently declined to extend the subject matter waiver doctrine to wholly-inapplicable business activities in the case of Center Partners, LTD v. Growth Head GP, LLC. The court’s decision follows guidance outlined in an amicus curiae brief filed by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global bar...
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2013
      The City Bar Justice Center has hired Victor M. Tello as its coordinating attorney for disaster relief. Mr. Tello will centralize the Justice Center’s various activities in training and mobilizing volunteer attorneys to assist in Superstorm Sandy relief. Mr. Tello, a native Spanish speaker, began his career with the New York City Law...
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2013
      The New York City Bar Association applauds Governor’s Cuomo’s decision to include four key areas of law reform in today’s State of the State Address: strengthening gun control laws; taking steps to reduce wrongful convictions; achieving true equality for women; and reforming New York’s campaign finance system. The City Bar...
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2013
      The proposed no-growth budget submitted for the New York State judiciary is a stark reminder of the current economic and political climate. We applaud Chief Judge Lippman, Chief Administrative Judge Prudenti, and the Office of Court Administration for their adept handling of the judicial budget in these times of fiscal constraints. We also...
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2013
      The New York State Bar Association has announced its legislative priorities for 2013. Specific initiatives include adequately funding the state and federal courts and legal services for the poor; enacting laws to guard against wrongful convictions; repealing the Defense of Marriage Act; and strengthening the juvenile justice system. “The...
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2012
        The Texas Bar Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Houston Bar Foundation for its Veterans Legal Initiative (VLI), a program that provides pro bono legal services to veterans in 17 Texas counties. The grant will be used to increase awareness of the services provided by the VLI through mailings to veterans and veteran...
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2012
      As one of the largest and most influential Chapters of the Association of Corporate Counsel, we at the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter find it important, in addition to providing CLE programming, networking and social events to our members, to support local legal services organizations providing much needed assistance to the disadvantaged and...
  • Thursday, December 6, 2012
      Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and New York State Bar Association President Seymour W. James, Jr. have announced the expansion of Charity Corps, a joint initiative between the New York State Attorney General's Office and the New York State Bar Association to improve nonprofit governance and legal compliance. Charity Corps matches...
  • Tuesday, December 11, 2012
      The letter, drafted by the City Bar’s Committee on International Human Rights, cites President Morsi’s declaration granting his decrees and laws immunity from judicial review until a new constitution has been ratified and a new parliament elected. The declaration also replaced Egypt’s public prosecutor and prevents the judiciary...
  • Thursday, December 13, 2012
      On December 7, 2012, the University of California Hastings College of the Law Board of Directors adopted the resolution appointing Elizabeth L. Hillman as Academic Dean, beginning July 1, 2013. Hillman will be replacing Shauna Marshall, who is retiring after eight years of exemplary service in the Academic Dean role at UC Hastings....
  • Monday, December 17, 2012
      Friday’s horrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, is just the latest in a series of mass shootings in a country that makes it too easy to buy guns, carry guns and use guns. Federal law and most state laws allow the purchase and amassing of semiautomatic weapons with the most meager of limitations, and some state laws encourage the carrying...
  • Wednesday, December 19, 2012
      The National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) honored Richard L. Tate, chair of the board of directors for the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, with the prestigious Arthur von Briesen Award for his substantial volunteer contributions in support of civil legal aid. The award was presented during the NLADA Annual Conference on Friday,...
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2012
    To aid members of the community left devastated in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) is providing assistance to lawyers and members of the greater community through a variety of efforts to help hurricane victims get back on their feet immediately and in the long‐term. Hurricane Relief Drive NYCLA's...
  • Friday, November 30, 2012
        JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, is proud to announce it was named Best ADR Provider in Dallas and Austin and placed second in Houston in the third annual Texas Lawyer “Best of” Survey.  “Texas is one of our most important and valued markets,”...
  • Thursday, October 18, 2012
      Large numbers of Americans doubt the fairness of civil courts and a majority – sometimes substantial majorities -- admit that personal biases could affect their decisions as jurors. These are some of the surprising and unsettling results of a new national poll on the civil justice system by DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar. The poll...
  • Wednesday, October 3, 2012
      The Intellectual Property Committee of the Dade County Bar Association proudly invites you to participate in The Third Annual Patently Impossible Project to benefit the Legal Aid Society on Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm at the Miami Science Museum. Now in its third year, The Patently Impossible Project is a charity race...
  • Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    As the United States Supreme Court begins its new term, the New York City Bar Association has recommended that its Justices be required to issue written explanations for their decisions either to recuse from a case or to hear a case in the face of a motion to disqualify. “The adoption of this practice, whether by the Court’...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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