Announcements

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2012
      The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has named the Legal Department of DHL its 2012 Employer of Choice Award winner for the South/Southwest Region. DHL was selected from law department applicants of corporations across the Southern/Southwest United States for demonstrating a commitment to diversity and creating and maintaining an...
  • Monday, May 7, 2012
      The Harris County judiciary, in conjunction with the Houston Bar Association, presented the fourth annual Harris County Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards to law firms, a corporate legal department and an individual in a ceremony on April 30 at the Harris County Civil Courthouse.             The...
  • Monday, May 14, 2012
      Lawyers Alliance for New York has launched a Community Arts initiative to devote more of its resources to legal and educational services to organizations whose arts programs serve low-income New Yorkers. Nonprofit organizations that bring visual, musical, cultural and performing arts to low-income communities are strengthening these communities...
  • Monday, May 14, 2012
      The New York City Bar Association participated in the 2012 ABA Lobby Day in Washington, DC. City Bar representatives met with the New York Congressional delegation, as well as with representatives of senators Schumer and Gillibrand. The City Bar expressed support for funding of the Legal Services Corporation at $402 million for Fiscal Year 2013...
  • Monday, May 14, 2012
      The New York Intellectual Property Law Association hosted its 90th Annual Dinner in Honor of the Federal Judiciary on March 23, 2012, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City. It was a rousing success with over 2,600 judges, attorneys and engineers in attendance. The keynote speaker was the Honorable Colleen McMahon, district judge of the...
  • Monday, May 14, 2012
      The New Jersey Association for Justice Educational Foundation has established a scholarship fund to help children of victims of the September 11 attacks attend Rutgers University School of Law in Newark or Camden. “The creation of this scholarship fund is part of our ongoing effort as attorneys to help the victims of the tragedy of...
  • Monday, May 14, 2012
      In May, more than 300 leaders from the legal, financial, and nonprofit sectors gathered at Gotham Hall in Manhattan for Lawyers Alliance’s Business Law & Leadership Gala. The annual event celebrated the partnership between lawyers and nonprofits and their power to transform New York City communities. This year’s distinguished...
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2012
      The American Law Institute and the American Bar Association announced in April that they have agreed to end their joint arrangement to provide education for the legal profession via ALI-ABA Continuing Professional Education. This change will increase flexibility as each organization continues to offer legal education programs that help lawyers...
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2012
      DuPont and chair of the board and chief executive officer Ellen Kullman have been selected by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to receive the 13th Annual A. Leon Higginbotham Corporate Leadership Award for exemplary leadership in advancing diversity in the workplace and fostering economic opportunity. The gala black-tie...
  • Friday, May 18, 2012
      At the New York County Lawyers’ Association’s (NYCLA) Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 24, its Task Force on Judicial Budget Cuts will present 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...
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2012
        The University of Houston Law Center today announced the establishment of the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law, which is the first independent research center in the United States dedicated to the study of Mexican law and legal aspects of U.S. – Mexico relations. Houston’s position as a gateway between the two countries...
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2012
      On Wednesday, April 18, Jones Day will join the ABA Section of International Law to offer a free day of programming for corporate counsel. The 2012 International Corporate Counsel Day will be held at the Grand Hyatt New York, Park Avenue/Grand Central, at 109 East 42nd Street in New York. A lunch with keynote speaker Cyrus Amir-Mokri, assistant...
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2012
      QuisLex, a premier legal process outsourcing services provider, announced today that it has added a new 25,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art execution center Hyderabad, India. QuisLex, Inc., ranked by Chambers and Partners as a Band 1 Legal Process Outsourcing services provider, today announced the opening of its new execution center in...
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2012
      The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has named the law department of H.J. Heinz Company as its 2012 Employer of Choice Award winner for the Mid-Atlantic Region. Heinz was selected from law department applicants of corporations across the Mid-Atlantic for demonstrating a commitment to diversity and creating and maintaining an...
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2012
      The New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) has announced it is seeking nominations of distinguished non‐judicial personnel from the New York State courts in Manhattan and distinguished non‐judicial personnel from the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York who personify a commitment of service to the...
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
      The State Bar of Georgia and its Young Lawyers Division are partnering with attorney general Sam Olens and the Georgia Food Bank Association to organize the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, a statewide food drive that will run from Monday, April 23 to Friday, May 4. Businesses and firms may enter a competition for the “Attorney General's...
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
    In keynote remarks at the WMACCA Annual Meeting, Justice Antonin Scalia explained his approach to constitutional interpretation -- “originalism” -- and challenged the arguments of proponents of a “living Constitution that it has to grow with the society it governs or it will become brittle and snap. You believe that?” “The...
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
      The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR Institute), a nonprofit think-tank and alliance of global corporations, law firms, scholars, and public institutions dedicated to the principles of conflict prevention and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), announces four new additions to its elite board of directors....
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
      The Supreme Court of Florida heard an oral argument regarding e-discovery rule amendments that were proposed on October 13,2011 by the Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA) and Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ). FDLA and LCJ submitted these proposed amendments in an official comment that detailed necessary changes to Rules 1.280 and 1.380 of...
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
      The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) announced today key initiatives of its newly adopted Strategic Plan. The fiscal year 2013-2018 plan charts the direction for ACC’s growth and continued success over the next five years and will serve as the blueprint for achieving ACC’s mission and solidifying its vision. Through clearly...
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
      Expanding technology use, expectations to be more active in developing corporate strategy and an emphasis on shareholder engagement are driving the corporate governance agenda, according to the 2011 Board Practices Report from the Deloitte Center for Corporate Governance and the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals. The...
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
      The vanishing jury trial is perhaps one of the most important issues facing the civil justice system today. Civil trials have declined in federal courts from 12 percent in 1984 to less than 1 percent in 2010. Statistics from state courts, though more difficult to obtain, generally show the same trends. The issue has been widely studied, and while...
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
      The DRI Executive Committee and Board of Directors announced a new program that offers free seminar attendance to claims executives. The program is similar to the successful free tuition plan for corporate counsel, and it is designed to increase the presence of claims executives at DRI events. The following paragraphs outline the operation of the...
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
      An American Bar Association project has been selected to administer a $270,000 grant to support state panels that promote access to civil justice for low-income and disadvantaged people. Under the 18-month grant from the Public Welfare Foundation to the ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives, more than half of the funds will go...
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
      The New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) has announced it is seeking nominations of distinguished non-judicial personnel from the New York State courts in Manhattan and distinguished non-judicial personnel from the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, who personify a commitment of service to...
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