To The Readers Of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel:
At the New York County Lawyers’ Association, we currently are focusing on providing our membership with access to knowledge on emerging topics to help shape their careers. For example, in our March issue of the New York County Lawyer, our newspaper, we are covering some of the latest developments in intellectual property, real estate, and banking law. It includes lessons from Hurricane Sandy being discussed by real estate and insurance lawyers; recent cases which demonstrate the effectiveness of First Amendment defenses to claims of intellectual property infringement; and the effect of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on foreign banks and living wills.
Meanwhile, NYCLA has several upcoming programs to educate its members and the public on emerging issues that will feature industry thought-leaders. At our March 7 evening CLE course, The Ins and Outs of Tax Audits: What You Need to Know, a tax negotiation specialist will educate attendees how to avoid, defend, and reopen a previously closed tax audit.
The March 14 evening public forum, Who’s Watching Your Food: A Discussion on the Foods Safety Modernization Act will go over the rules recently proposed to address preventive controls and establish science-based standards for growing, harvesting, packing, and holding produce.
And looking forward, the 50th Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Lecture taking place the evening of April 10 will feature James R. Silkenat, American Bar Association President-Elect (2012-13), and partner in the New York office of Sullivan & Worcester LLP, who will lecture on American Legal Education at a Crossroads: Training Lawyers and Judges for the Future. This special event will feature introductory remarks by Michael Cardozo, the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York.
I encourage you to visit nycla.org to learn more about our upcoming programs covering these and other topics of interest to the legal community, and learn more about the benefits of membership. I also invite you to tweet me @NYCLAPres and share what topics you would like to see NYCLA cover in its publications and at its programs.
Stewart D. Aaron