Announcements

  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    The DC Bar has named Monika Kalra Varma as executive director of its Pro Bono Program. Ms. Varma will assume the position September 30 subsequent to the retirement of the program's current executive director, Maureen Thornton Syracuse. The Pro Bono Program mobilizes the private bar to assist in making legal advice and representation fully available...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    On Thursday, September 15, the Bar Association of San Francisco will offer Top Risk Management Trends and Red Flags. It will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the BASF Conference Center, 301 Battery Street in San Francisco. Speakers Martin S. Checov, O'Melveny & Myers LLP; Michele K. Trausch, Hanson Bridgett LLP; and Daniel W. Hager, Roeca Haas...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    On Wednesday, September 21, PLI will hold a daylong seminar, Technology and Entertainment Convergence 2011: Hot Business and Legal Issues in "Technotainment." It will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the PLI California Center, 685 Market Street in San Francisco. PLI has completely revised this year's program to include today's major legal and...
  • Monday, August 1, 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, the bar association president urged the Commission to increase the judges'...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    The Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals will hold a one-day Essentials Seminar at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach on Wednesday, September 14. This crash course for corporate secretaries addresses the fundamentals of corporate governance and provides basic training for those new to the function as well as a refresher for the...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    On Tuesday, September 13, the New York City Bar Association will offer a program titled A Mediation Career: Getting Started. The class will be held at the New York City Bar Center, 42 West 44th Street in New York City. The session begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at noon. This is a practical beginner class for attorneys who have considered the mediation...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    The New Jersey State Bar Association announced its annual Pro Bono Awards last month. John Hargrave, a South Jersey attorney, received the individual award at the Fourth Annual Pro Bono Conference, and Roseland-based Lowenstein Sandler PC received an award for excellence by an organization at the same event. Bar Association President Susan A. Feeney...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    Join the District of Columbia Bar on Tuesday, August 30, for a seminar titled Balancing Legal Ethics with the Realities of Law Practice. It will be held at the DC Bar Conference Center, 1101 K. Street, NW in Washington, DC, beginning at 1:30 p.m. and ending at 4:45 p.m. From conflict of interest rules to the evolving use of technology, legal ethics...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    On Wednesday, August 24, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute will offer a one-hour seminar examining the benefits and pitfalls of lawyers using social media titled Social Media for Lawyers: Darned if You Do, Darned if You Don't?It will be held at PBI's CLE Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building in central Philadelphia. It begins at 1:00 and ends at 2:00 p....
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    The New York City Bar Association will replay a video of a popular program titled The Role of an Attorney on a Non-Profit Board. It will be held on Thursday, August 18, at the New York City Bar Association at 42 West 44th Street in Manhattan. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at noon. Topics covered will include the legal framework of New York...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    The New York City Bar presents a video replay titled Litigation Contingency Reporting: Where Are We with FASB and the SEC? The seminar will be broadcast on Friday, September 9, at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street in New York City. It begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 10:00 a.m. One of the most perplexing issues facing in-house...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    The South Florida Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the firm of Proskauer Rose LLP will offer a breakfast series program titled A Fearful Walk through the National Labor Relations Act for the Non-Union Employer. The program is on Thursday, August 11, at the offices of Proskauer Rose, LLP located at 2255 Glades Road in Boca Raton,...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    Thomas S. Williamson, Jr., a partner at Covington & Burling LLP, has been elected president-elect of the DC Bar for the 2011-2012 term. Mr. Williamson assumed office in June. He will serve in that post for one year before becoming president and will continue in office a third year as immediate past president. On Mr. Williamson's installation,...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    International Law Office (ILO) and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) hosted the fifth annual Global Counsel Awards in New York this June. The gala event celebrated the achievements of in-house counsel who were recognized by their peers as excelling in their chosen fields. This year's event was attended by 470 senior lawyers from across the world,...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    Jones Day will host a morning seminar titled The Wikileaks Phenomenon: Protecting the Confidential Information of Your Company and Its Clients on Thursday, August 11, at Jones Day, 500 Grant Street in Pittsburgh. It begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 10:00 a.m. Jones Day's attorneys will discuss some case histories in which the confidential documents...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    Social media is all the rage. To find out what effect the social media explosion is having in the workplace and how companies are responding to its use, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and its affiliated Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) fielded a survey among compliance and ethics professionals. The research was designed to...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    The Northeast Ohio ACC chapterwill offer a presentation titled How In-House Counsel Can Preserve the Attorney-Client Privilege: What Hat are You Wearing? on Thursday, August 18, at the Penton Media Building, 1300 East Ninth Street in Cleveland. It begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 10:30 a.m. Speakers Kerin Lyn Kaminski and Karen L. Giffen of Giffen...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    The New Jersey Judiciary has collaborated with the New Jersey State Bar Association to produce a new video for lawyers that highlights the opportunities and obligations of attorneys to provide free pro bono work on behalf of litigants who cannot afford representation. "Whenever we need help to address the profound legal problems of the day, pro bono...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    In a report to the New York State Judicial Compensation Commission, the New York City Bar Association urges that salaries for justices of the Supreme Court of New York State be increased to no less than $195,000, and that other New York State court judges receive a proportionate increase as well. The current salary for New York State Supreme Court justices...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    The Westchester/Southern Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel will review Online Brand Enforcement and the New Domain TLDs on Tuesday, September 13, at the offices of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP located at 400 Atlantic Street in Stamford, Connecticut. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at noon. An online presence is...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    The San Diego ACC chapter and LexisNexis are offering members a CLE session and wine tasting event in Temecula on Sunday, August 14. Members will meet at the Carmel Valley Park and Ride 12791 Sorrento Valley Road in San Diego. The day will begin with the CLE session - "Ethical Landmines: Real-Life, Cutting-Edge Issues from Today's Headlines" - a...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    The New York City Bar has scheduled a video replay of a popular program titled Securities Arbitration and Mediation Hot Topics 2011: "The" Program for Attorneys, In-House Counsel, Experts, Arbitrators and Mediators. The event is being held on Tuesday, August 23, at the New York City Bar Center, 42 West 44th Street in New York City. It runs from 9:00 a....
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    The American Conference Institute has planned a forum this fall titled Wage Hour Claims and Class Actions on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 20 and 21. It will run from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday. Workshop A, a Wage and Hour Caselaw Primer, will be held on Monday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Workshop B,...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    This summer, the DC Bar Association will offer a two-part series looking at internal employment investigations. Part I, Internal Employment Investigation Essentials: How to Conduct in Private Sector, will be held Monday, August 22, and part II, Privilege, Ethics and Strategy, will be held Monday, August 29. Both will be held at the association, 1101 K...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    Mal Serure and Anna Stern of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP served the Settlement 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. SHF is a leading not-for-profit developer of affordable housing in New York City...

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