On Wednesday March 28, NAPABA and The Asian American Justice Center reported:
Today, the Senate voted to confirm Miranda Mai Du to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. Judge Du is the first-ever Asian Pacific American to serve as an Article III judge in Nevada.
“We congratulate Judge Du on her confirmation, and thank Senator Reid for both suggesting her name to President Obama and scheduling her confirmation vote,” said Nimesh M. Patel, president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). “Judge Du is a nominee with a wealth of experiences and qualifications. She also has an inspiring life story, and will add much needed diversity of perspective on the federal court in Nevada.”
Rutgers-Newark Law Review is holding an upcoming Symposium – “The Voting Rights Act of 1965: Where Do We Go From Here?”, to be held on Friday, April 13, 2012, from 9:15AM to 5:00PM at the State House on 125 West State Street in Trenton, New Jersey.
This symposium will examine the effects of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 nearly fifty years after its passage. Distinguished speakers will discuss whether the Act has fulfilled its charter and should now be repealed or whether it is still required today.
For those seeking CLE credits, six CLE credits are being offered for the NY and NJ Bars and five for the PA Bar. Attendance is free for everyone – including those who are seeking CLE credits.
185 West Broadway
New York, New York 10013
April 4th, 2012
6 – 9pm in the Events Center
New York Law School cordially invites all to its annual Public Interest Auction. Proceeds from this event go towards funding law students in unpaid public interest positions over the summer. The event will include:
- a silent auction
- a live auction
- live musical performances by students and an up and coming group from Atlanta
- multi-cultural buffet dinner
Please visit www.biddingforgood.com/nylsauction for a view of the items that will be available the night of the event, as well as items available online only. Bidding for online only items closes Monday, April 2 at noon.
For more information on the NYLS Public Interest Auction, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Members and Supporters:
The Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) Scholarship Fund, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of its applications for the 2012-2013 PRBA Scholarship Awards Program for Latino law students. All Latino law students residing permanently or attending law school in New York State are eligible to apply for the Scholarship Awards, which range between $2,000 to $2,500, subject to availability and certain restrictions.
All applicants will be reviewed based on academics, financial need and community involvement. The scholarship awards will be presented during the 55th PRBA’s Annual Scholarship Gala to be held on May 10, 2012, at the New York Hilton, and photos of the recipients and their biographies will be published in our Scholarship Gala Journal. All recipients will be notified prior to the gala by the PRBA Scholarship Committee. For more information visit our website atwww.PRBA.net and/or to apply click here
The deadline to submit your applications is April 13, 2012. Please review and follow all directions as only completed applications will be considered.
The PRBA, founded in New York in 1957, is one of the oldest Latino bar associations in the United States. Today, the PRBA continues its tradition of breaking down barriers to the legal profession with active members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Please spread the word of this worthwhile Scholarship program.
PRBA Board Member & Scholarship Selection Committee Chair