SDNY OFFERS SOLO PRACTITIONERS AND SMALL LAW FIRMS AN INTRODUCTION TO FILING AMENDED CIVIL PLEADINGS ON ECF

In anticipation of attorneys filing amended pleadings in civil cases using the court’s Electronic Case Filing (ECF) system, the court will offer an introduction to the process on February 26, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., in room 160 of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse (500 Pearl Street in New York). Attendees will learn how to use the ECF system to file amended pleadings and request summonses electronically. A question and answer session will follow, and light refreshments will be served.

Registration is limited to 100 people and is open only to solo practitioners and attorneys from law firms with 20 or fewer attorneys.

To register for the event please visit the court’s website at
http://nysd.uscourts.gov/nysd_survey?survey=demo

CONTACT: Drew D’Agostino, 212-805-0615; or Jazmin Rivera, 212-805-0675

AABANY Co-sponsors ABA Section of International Law 2014 Spring Meeting

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AABANY and the ABA Section of International Law invite you to attend the 2014 Spring Meeting from April 1-5, 2014 at the Waldorf Astoria New York.  ABA International’s Spring Meeting is one of the world’s most important gatherings of international lawyers and we anticipate this year’s conference to break all attendance records with over 1,500 leading attorneys, corporate counsel, government officials, academics and NGO lawyers expected to attend. This conference will offer cutting edge programming on international legal and ethics issues, as well as amazing networking opportunities with colleagues, decision makers, and potential clients from around the world.  In addition, the meeting will feature a complimentary day of programming for Corporate Counsel on April 2nd and evening receptions at some of the most exclusive venues in New York City.

The more than 70 substantive CLE sessions at the 2014 Spring Meeting will feature prominent speakers from start to finish, making it a “must-attend” meeting for lawyers with a practice or interest in international legal issues. The meeting begins Wednesday morning with Courageous Counsel, including prominent women General Counsels from the Fortune 500, and concludes Friday afternoon with a look at the future of the legal profession with former Senator Evan Bayh, the Honorable Judith Kaye, Bernard Nussbaum, Richard Revesz, and Frederic Ury.  In between, you can hear from many prominent speakers, including Chancellor Leo Strine from the Delaware Court of Chancery and Lord Michael Burton, Chief Judge of Commercial Courts, Royal Courts of Justice, London.

The Early Bird registration deadline is Monday, February 24th and members of AABANY are entitled to register at discounted ABA member prices by submitting a hard copy form, downloadable here.

For more information on the meeting and to download the hardcopy form, please visit http://ambar.org/ILSpring2014 . Questions on registration? Contact [email protected].

MBBA Press Release: 2014 MBBA Thirtieth Anniversary Awards Gala Honorees

Dear MBBA Members and Supporters:
 
On behalf of President R. Nadine Fontaine, the Officers and the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, we are pleased to announce that we are holding our Thirtieth Anniversary Awards Gala on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Pier Sixty, New York, NY.  
 
The 2014 MBBA Anniversary Awards Gala Honorees are as follows:
 
Trailblazer of the Year:
Raymond J. McGuire
Global Head of Corporate and Investment Banking
Citigroup, Inc.

Corporate Counsel of the Year:
Duane L. Hughes
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley
 
Private Practitioner of the Year:

Carmen J. Lawrence
Partner
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Jurist of the Year:
Honorable Sheila Abdus Salaam
Associate Judge
New York State Court of Appeals
 
Public Servant of the Year:
Jennifer Jones Austin
CEO & Executive Director, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
Co-Chair, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Transition Team

Member of the Year:
Shirley Stewart Farmer
First MBBA President

Download the formal press release here.  To purchase tickets early and at the discounted rate, please visit: https://mbba30anniversaryawardsgala.eventbrite.com.  If you are interested in learning more about the 2014 Awards Gala, please email the Gala Committee at [email protected] or visit us online at www.mbbanyc.org.

Legal Services NYC Annual Diversity Open House

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February 27, 2014 – Diversity Open House is an unique opportunity for law students to learn about the important work done at Legal Services NYC, to meet our attorneys and find out about internship, fellowship and possible employment opportunities. Legal Services NYC is the largest provider of free civil legal services in the country and has neighborhood programs in all five boroughs. See, www.legalservicesnyc.org

The format of the Open House is fairly informal. The first hour of the program is table time. Each Legal Services NYC program will have a table staffed by an attorney or two who is available to meet with law students. Then there is a program consisting of brief staff presentations about our vital work and innovative projects. After these presentations there is time for more tabling. The Open House will end with a reception with light refreshments and this is another opportunity for students to meet and network with staff attorneys. Leadership from the various offices will attend the event

All law students must rsvp by February 20, 2014 to [email protected] org

Open House Program

4:30pm to 5:30pm – Networking and Tabling

5:30pm to 6:15 pm – Welcome: Raun Rasmussen

Innovative Projects Presentations on

  • Immigration Law Project
  • LGBTQI Project
  • Veterans Justice Project
  • Loan Forgiveness Programs

6:15pm to 7:30pm – Networking and Tabling