Announcements

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2012
      The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL®) and The NAWL Foundation® released the results of their sixth annual Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms. The Survey is the only national study of the nation’s 200 largest law firms which annually tracks the progress of women lawyers at all levels of private...
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2012
      The San Diego ACC chapter has planned its eleventh Annual Black & White Ball on Saturday, March 3, with a reception and silent auction beginning at 6:00 p.m. and dinner and live auction starting at 7:30 p.m. This evening of dancing and casino games will keep the more than 700 expected attendees well entertained in the Elizabeth Ballroom of...
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2012
      The Environmental Law Institute is pleased to announce the election of Edward L. Strohbehn Jr. as its new board chairman. His legal career includes substantial government and public interest-sector experience. He co-founded and served as a lawyer with the Natural Resources Defense Council (1970-1977). He was executive director of the Council on...
  • Thursday, January 12, 2012
      Members of Congress conducted a hearing in December to consider the merits of reforming the nation’s civil justice system and the need for amendment of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure amid mounting concern about the costs and burdens of litigation in the modern information age. The judiciary subcommittee hearing, “The Costs and...
  • Friday, January 20, 2012
    For the past 23 years, Hollingsworth LLP has hosted its acclaimed, CLE-accredited seminar focusing on the defense of complex litigation, drawing on the firm's vast experience in pharmaceutical, medical device, toxics and environmental litigation. Year after year, in-house counsel and corporate leaders return for provocative...
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2012
      The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) announced the establishment of a new membership committee, the Sports & Entertainment Committee. This group will serve members with an interest in sports and entertainment law and will focus on such areas as contracts, licensing, sponsorships, endorsements, intellectual property and technology....
  • 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...
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