Announcements

  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    On Thursday and Friday, August 18 and 19, the State Bar of Texas will offer Governance of Nonprofit Organizations. This two-day program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday at the Four Seasons Hotel, 98 San Jacinto Blvd. in Austin. Topics on Thursday include legal and tax rules for investing;...
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2011
    September 14-16, 2011 San Francisco, CA http://www.marcusevansch.com/MCC_FCPA Why Should You Attend 1.Analyze recent regulatory updates and proposals 2. Learn effective due diligence and management of third parties 3. Update and enhance internal compliance processes and procedures 4. Execute effective monitoring and disclosing of FCPA violations 5....
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2011
    The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the world's largest association of in-house counsel, announced today that James A. Merklinger, a long-time executive at ACC, has been named the new general counsel of the organization.  In his new role as ACC vice president and general counsel, Mr. Merklinger will represent the organization on legal...
  • Thursday, July 7, 2011
    Mal Serure and Anna Stern of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP served theSettlement Housing Fund (SHF) by successfully negotiating a commercial lease for SHF’s housing development fund corporation, thus helping to ensure the success of an affordable cooperative in Harlem. Settlement Housing Fund is a leading not-for-profit developer of affordable...
  • Friday, July 8, 2011
    Underscoring its commitment to supporting the public interest activities of the Boston Bar Association (BBA), the Boston Bar Foundation (BBF) announced nearly $41,000 in grants from special funds of the BBF. “The grants we announce today highlight our strong and enduring relationship with the BBA, and the importance of supporting BBA activities...
  • Thursday, July 14, 2011
      NYCLA Forum: Legal Services in France   On June 27, the New York County Lawyers’ Association Justice Center hosted a public forum, “Civil Legal Services in France -- What Can the United States Learn?” featuring a discussion of the civil legal service system that France, which has civil Gideon, has developed....
  • Thursday, July 14, 2011
      Journalist Ellis Cose Discusses Book At NYCLA Event   The New York County Lawyers’ Association hosted a book signing and discussion on June 23 with journalist/author Ellis Cose (center), who discussed his latest book, The End of Anger: A New Generation’s Take on Race and Rage, whichtracks the diminishment of black anger...
  • Thursday, July 14, 2011
    New York County Lawyers Association president Stewart D. Aaron sent a letter to the 2011 Commission on Judicial Compensation, recommending an immediate increase in judicial compensation for New York State Supreme Court judges together with cost-of-living increases. In the letter, written to Commission Chair William C. Thompson Jr., the bar association...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The Association of Corporate Counsel has launched a four-part monthly blog series on training legal talent titled, "Uncovered: HP's In-house Counsel Training Program." This is the third blog series hosted on ACC's Blog, In-house ACCess (www.inhouseaccess. com), as part of the ACC Value Challenge initiative to reconnect the cost of legal services with value...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Labor and Employment Group will present Social Media and Technology in the Workplace on Wednesday, July 27, at the offices of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus,P.A. located at 721 Route 202-206 in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The event begins with breakfast at 8:30 and ends at 10:30 a.m. This program will offer practical...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The state's two top judges spoke at the New Jersey State Bar Association's Annual Meeting and Convention in May. New Jersey Chief Justice Stuart Rabner and U.S. District Court of New Jersey Chief Judge Garrett Brown presented "State of the Judiciary" speeches, which came on the closing day of the NJSBA's 111th Annual Meeting and Convention. Members...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The New Jersey Law Center is hosting a forum on Recent Developments in New Jersey Law on Thursday, July 28. Join colleagues from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center at One Constitution Square in New Brunswick for New Jersey updates. Keeping up to date with the latest developments is critical for practitioners to effectively represent...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Most of the nation's law firms continue to make diversity programming a priority, but economic constraints have led to fewer full-time diversity professionals on staff, according to a new survey from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Inc. (MCCA) and the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals (ALFDP). Conducted this spring, the 2011...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has announced that senior vice president and general counsel, Susan Hackett, is leaving ACC. As part of a transition plan that also includes the retirement of Frederick J. Krebs, ACC's president of 20 years, and the arrival of Veta T. Richardson as ACC's new president and CEO, Ms. Hackett departs to start her own...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) strongly disagrees with the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) ruling that bypasses internal compliance and reporting systems in favor of permitting tips from prospective whistleblowers to be submitted directly to the SEC. "The SEC's bounty rule is a Pandora's box that, when opened, is likely to...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The Voice of the Defense Bar has signed an extremely prestigious group of speakers to lead the sessions for the organization's 2011 Annual Meeting taking place October 26-30 in Washington, DC. "Embracing Our Common Humanity," is the title of President Clinton's address. President Clinton, a powerful voice for progress around the world, will share his...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    This year, the ABA will hold its annual meeting in Toronto at the InterContinental Toronto Centre. It will run from Thursday to Saturday, August 4 to 6, and will include CLE credits, social and networking events, and entertainment. Three presidential showcase programs have been planned: on Thursday, from 2:00-3:30 p.m., Trial Practices and Tactics in...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Chief justices from the six New England states and the chief of New York's state courts testified in May on the critical need for access to justice for individuals, families and businesses at the American Bar Association Task Force on Preservation of the Justice System's public hearing at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Hon. Robert A....
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    In just three and one-half years, funding for the Massachusetts State Trial Court has plummeted by 14 percent, resulting in the loss of over 1,000 highly experienced employees - according to Justice on the Road to Ruin, a report issued today by the Boston Bar Association in advance of the Massachusetts Senate releasing its proposed budget. Absent level...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    On Friday, July 29, the New York County Lawyers Association is offering a breakfastand program focusing on Employment Law and Ethics. It begins at 9:00 and ends at 10:30 a.m. at NYCLA, 14 Vesey Street in Manhattan. Using a series of hypotheticals, participants will hear from employment law practitioners and noted ethicists about how to deal with...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    At the New York County Lawyers Association Annual Meeting this May, the NYCLA inducted Stewart D. Aaron, a partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, as president; Barbara Moses, a principal at Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer, P.C. and president of the NYCLA Foundation, as president-elect; Lewis F. Tesser, a partner at Tesser, Ryan &...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Highlighting the fact that financial services are the top contributor to the Massachusetts Gross State Product and a key pillar of the state's economy, the Boston Bar Association (BBA) announced the creation of its new Financial Services Section. Co-chaired by Kevin Handly, partner at Pierce Atwood, and Cornelius Hurley, director of the Banking Law Program...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    On Thursday, August 11, the New York City Bar Association will offer How Technology and Cross-Border Practice are Changing Lawyer Regulation: The Work of the ABA's 20/20 Commission and Beyond. The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at noon at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street in New York City. Professor Stephen Gillers of...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    On Monday, August 2 the New York City Bar Association will replay a video that looks at the role of attorneys who serve as members of boards of nonprofit organizations. The meeting will take place from 9:00 to 11:50 a.m. at the Bar Association located at 42 West 44th Street in New York City. The program will provide attendees with valuable information...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Join the New York City Bar Association on Wednesday, July 20, for its annual review of the Supreme Court term. The event will be held at the New York City Bar Center, 42 West 44th Street in New York. It begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m. During the October 2010 term, the Supreme Court ruled on some of the most contested issues concerning...
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