A party is required to notify the Court promptly when an action may be related to an earlier filed action. See Local Rule 1.6. To enable the court to evaluate the claim of relatedness, the court has designed a Statement of Relatedness form that a party must fully complete.
A party filing a new action that may be related to an earlier filed action is required both to file and serve (a) a Civil Cover Sheet (Form JSC44C) containing a claim of relatedness, and (b) a separate Statement of Relatedness. See Local Rule for Division of Business 13(b)(1).
Go here to read the full Notice to the Bar and to obtain a copy of the form.
On behalf of The Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice, you are cordially invited to attend a lecture, part of The Straus Public Lectures Series:
“The Grand Challenges of Implicit Social Cognition and the Law”
Jerry Kang Straus Fellow, David M. Friedman Fellow, NYU School of Law; Professor of Law and Asian American Studies (by courtesy), UCLA _________________________________ Date:Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Lecture Synopsis:Recent findings in experimental social psychology have demonstrated the existence of “implicit biases”–attitudes and stereotypes that we are neither aware of nor necessarily endorse. Social scientists have also discovered “stereotype threat”–that negative stereotypes can undermine performance when an individual believes that by doing poorly she will confirm those very stereotypes about the groups to which she belongs. In this talk, Professor Jerry Kang will survey the science of implicit biases and stereotype threat with emphasis on real-world consequences. Then, he will explore their implications for law, policy, and legal theory. Along the way, Prof. Kang will outline what he sees as the field’s “Grand Challenges” for the next quarter century.
The lecture is open to the public; please feel free to spread the word about the event.
The application period is now OPEN for the Credit Suisse 2014 PALS Summer Associate Program and will conclude onFriday, January 10, 2014
The Credit Suisse General Counsel Division offers a paid 10 week Summer Associate program geared toward law students who have completed their first year of law school and are interested in gaining “in-house” exposure within the Financial Services Industry. Credit Suisse is interested in recruiting students from PALS.
This program is being offered through the Credit Suisse General Counsel Americas Diversity Committee, which seeks to promote diversity among legal and compliance professionals. Credit Suisse seeks to hire applicants with a diverse range of geographic, socio-economic, and experience backgrounds.
To learn more about this amazing program please click on
APPLICATION for further information. The application period is now OPEN and will conclude onFriday, January 10, 2014 at 11:59 pm. Applications will be reviewed and decided on a rolling basis, students are encouraged to apply early.
Should you have any questions regarding the fellowship, please email the Executive Director of PALS, Paula Brown Donaldson, Esq. at firstname.lastname@example.org
During the summer of 2014, many Perkins Coie offices will offer a 1L Diversity Fellowship to students who have completed one year of law school. These fellowships provide students with a paid summer associate position and a $7,500 academic scholarship that is paid at the completion of the summer program.
More information on participating offices, eligibility, and application deadlines can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/ID30xb.
Every year, the Japanese American Bar Association (JABA) Educational Foundation awards scholarships to deserving law students and recent law school graduates based on a number of criteria, including community service, academic achievement, and financial need. Applications for the JABA Educational Foundation’s annual scholarships are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is January 17, 2014.
Thank you to everyone who attended 25th Annual NAPABA Convention in Kansas City, MO. Without sponsors and members like you, we could not continue to serve as the national voice for the Asian Pacific American (APA) legal profession and to promote justice, equity, and opportunity for the APA community. We truly appreciate your commitment to NAPABA and to diversity in the legal profession.
Please take a few moments to read these convention updates:
Survey: Your feedback is very important to us. Click here to take our convention survey and you may be eligible to receive an iPad mini! CLE Credits: Click here to confirm your bar number, jurisdiction, sessions attended, and to download your certificate(s) of attendance. Please note that approval is still pending in New Hampshire and Virginia. Kansas attorneys must submit an affidavit to the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission. The form is available on our online CLE site. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com. Attendee List: Click here for a list of the 2013 Convention attendees. Photos: Conventions photos have been posted online on NAPABA’s Facebook Page.
I look forward to continuing our relationship as we plan our 26th Annual NAPABA Convention, which will be held on November 6-9, 2014, at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. Stay tuned for information about how you can get involved in the 2014 Annual Convention.
I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a very prosperous 2014!