Congratulations to Hon. Toko Serita, New York Criminal Court Judge (and AABANY member), who was recently published in the NYU Review of Law & Social Change, in an important article entitled, “In Our Own Backyards: The Need for a Coordinated Judicial Response to Human Trafficking,” Volume 36, Issue 4, page 635. To read more click on the link in the title.
The United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York have adopted revisions to Local Civil Rule 54.1. The revisions are available at https://www.nyed.uscourts.gov/ or www.nysd.uscourts.gov; they are also attached to this e-mail.
Prior to the revised rules taking effect, the public is invited to comment. Comments are to be submitted in writing on or at the close of business on Friday, April 5, 2013 to either:
Edward A. Friedland District Court Executive U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York 500 Pearl Street, Room 820 New York, NY 10007-1312
Douglas C. Palmer Clerk of Court U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York 225 Cadman Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11201
The revisions will become effective upon approval by the Second Circuit Judicial Council.
All U.S. employers are required to verify the identity and employment eligibility of everyone they hire. Please join the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices, for a webinar that can help you to be INFORMED and to KNOW YOUR RIGHTS regarding employment and hiring practices.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites interested individuals to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 3p.m. (Eastern).
During the teleconference, subject matter experts from the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program will provide stakeholders with a program updates regarding near-term system enhancements and the new SAVE Case Check service for state and local benefit granting agencies and their customers.
The APALA-NJ Executive Board and Judicial & Prosecutorial Appointments Committee announces the confirmation of CARLIA M. BRADY to the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County. Ms. Brady is the first Philippine-born NJ Superior Court Judge and will be the only Filipino-American sitting judge in the NJ Superior Court bench.
Download a copy of APALA-NJ’s press release here, which may also be found on their website www.apalanj.com.
Please write to the Gang of Eight Senators drafting Immigration Reform. Tell them that we need real immigration reform that unites immigrant families, provides a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented, protects workers, restores due process for immigrants, and recognizes LGBT families. A bill will be ready by the end of March and we need to influence those drafting it now.