Announcements

  • Thursday, January 23, 2014
    The New York State Bar Association will host its 137th Annual Meeting from Monday, January 27, through Saturday, February 1, at the New York Hilton Midtown (1335 Avenue of the Americas). The State Bar will present five days of compelling, topical and timely presentations, panel discussions and speeches on issues of...
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2014
    DTI, the nation’s largest privately held independent provider of e-discovery, legal process outsourcing and facilities management services, announced today that its founder and CEO, John Davenport Jr., will participate in a panel at an annual e-discovery session hosted in New York City by William Blair & Company, a global...
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2013
    The Houston Bar Association (HBA) is one of three organizations nationwide that will be honored by the American Bar Association (ABA) for Outstanding Law Day Activities in 2013. Through its extensive programming on the Law Day theme, “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All,” the HBA impacted over 53,000 people in the Houston area. The award...
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2013
    The Houston Bar Association (HBA) today released the results of its 2013 Judicial Evaluation Questionnaire. The results are posted on the HBA website at http://www.hba.org/evaluationresults/. Every two years, the HBA asks its members to evaluate members of the judiciary that serve in Harris County, as well as the Supreme Court of Texas and the Court of...
  • Monday, November 11, 2013
    Pro Bono Partnership has announced that Burt Fealing has been elected to its board of directors. Mr. Fealing is senior vice president and general counsel for ITT. He previously served as vice president and corporate secretary for the company. Prior to joining ITT in 2010, he worked for SUPERVALU INC and Verizon Communications Inc. “The Partnership...
  • Monday, November 11, 2013
    The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global bar association representing more than 33,000 in-house counsel in 85 countries, is now accepting “ Top 10 30-Somethings ” nominations. Sponsored by Saul Ewing LLP, the awards program recognizes in-house counsel rising stars for their innovation, proactive practice, global perspectives,...
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2013
      Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts (PMC) celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a program honoring Judge Arlin M. Adams and featuring a keynote address from former United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. The event also recognized the invaluable contributions of Judges Phyllis W. Beck and Edmund B. Spaeth, Jr. to the fair courts...
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2013
     The Texas Access to Justice Commission, in conjunction with the Texas General Counsel Forum, raised $48,583 for civil legal services during the 2nd annual Charity Golf Classic held Nov. 14 in San Antonio.  This year’s event almost doubled the amount raised during last year’s inaugural tournament.  The proceeds...
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2013
      The Pro Bono Partnership announced that it has raised $1.7 million to date to provide free business legal assistance to hundreds of nonprofit organizations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut through its Gala being held on October 16, at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan. For a second consecutive year, the Gala is sold-out. Cynthia McFadden...
  • Friday, October 4, 2013
    The U.S. federal government announced it would be shutting down “nonessential” services after Congress was unable to reach an agreement on the funding of the federal government. Many agencies, including the Department of Justice, announced the impact the government shutdown would have on them. “The government shutdown sends 800,000...
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2013
    Responding to in-house lawyers’ renewed focus on contracts as a result of rapidly changing laws, use of new technology, business’ expanding global scope and increased demands for swift negotiations, the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global bar association representing more than 30,000 in-house counsel, today launched the ACC...
  • Thursday, October 10, 2013
    The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, along with the FDCC Foundation, has been recognized by the President’s Society of Marquette University. This special recognition is bestowed on benefactors whose strong annual financial support provides students a transformative education with a commitment to academic excellence. Named for the...
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2013
    On October 18, Laura E. Proctor of Nashville, Tennessee was elected first vice president of DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar at the organization'’s annual meeting in Chicago. With 22,000 members, the 50-year old DRI is one of the three largest professional organizations of attorneys in the country and the largest to exclusively...
  • Thursday, October 31, 2013
    The State Bar of California is advising consumers that as of October 5, 2013, it is illegal for immigration lawyers and consultants to take money for services related to federal immigration reform until Congress acts. AB 1159, authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, was approved by the California Legislature last month. It went into...
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) will honor Sandra Leung, general counsel and corporate secretary for Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), as the recipient of its 2013 Excellence in Corporate Practice Award. The award will be presented at ACC’s Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA, on Monday, October 28. Established in 1996...
  • Thursday, September 12, 2013
    Attorneys interested in attending this year’s Annual Meeting in San Jose will have a new incentive to do so: cost savings. For the first time, attendees will have the option of a purchasing a full meeting pass (starting at $450 with a new attorney discount available) or a two-day pass (starting at $325). Also new this year, the State Bar...
  • Thursday, September 12, 2013
    The Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association (NYLMA) honored four individual members and two committees with its annual Metropolitan New York LMA Awards for service to the chapter and the legal marketing profession.  The Awards were presented at the New York chapter’s recent annual Summer Soiree at the Bryant Park Grill...
  • Thursday, August 1, 2013
    The Texas Access to Justice Commission will be honoring local bar associations, young lawyer associations, and State Bar of Texas sections who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to pro bono service and improving access to justice.  The Pro Bono Service Awards and the Deborah G. Hankinson Awards will be presented at the Bar Leaders Luncheon...
  • Thursday, August 29, 2013
    The Diversity Honors Gala, the nation’s premier awards program honoring leaders in the legal profession for diversity and inclusion, will return to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on Sept. 17. Hosted by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), the gala will recognize legal departments and law firms from across...
  • Thursday, July 11, 2013
    The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) continues to expand its global network with its first chapter in Asia. With more than 100 members representing more than 70 corporations, the ACC Singapore Chapter will provide programs, resources and networking opportunities to in-house lawyers in the region. Leaders of the ACC Singapore...
  • Monday, June 17, 2013
    The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is saddened by the passing of United States Senator Frank Lautenberg from New Jersey.  Senator Lautenberg fought to improve the safety of his state’s citizens through legislation that brought an end to smoking on airline flights, raised the legal drinking age to 21, and the Toxic Right to Know law....
  • Thursday, June 20, 2013
    Mondelēz International (NASDAQ: MDLZ) on June 19 announced its legal department and legal services firm Axiom were named 2013 “ACC Value Champions” by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). The company and the firm were recognized for designing and executing a sophisticated process to collect, assess and interact with counterparties...
  • Thursday, June 27, 2013
    The New York City Bar Association has released a pamphlet entitled “Know Your Rights: A Guide to NYC Employment Law for LGBT workers,” which provides general legal information to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals who have questions about their workplace rights and employment laws applicable in New York City . Drafted...
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2013
      The Harris County judiciary, in conjunction with the Houston Bar Association, presented the fifth annual Harris County Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards to law firms, corporate legal departments and an individual in a ceremony on May 1 at the Harris County Civil Courthouse. The awards program was established to recognize outstanding pro bono service...
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2013
      The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and Microsoft Corporation announced at the HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference in Atlanta, Georgia a new, bold partnership designed to increase the number of Latino lawyers in U.S. intellectual property (IP) law. The highlight of the announcement was Microsoft’s pledge of $200,000 over three years...
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