The AABANY Litigation Committee encourages anyone interested in pursuing a career as a neutral (arbitrator, mediator, etc.), and, in particular, learning about the specific advantages and challenges as a person of color, to attend the New York State Bar Association’s program entitled, “Achieving Diversity in the ADR Field: Overcoming Old Challenges and Seeking New Opportunities.” The program will be held on Tuesday, March 25th from 5:30-9:00 p.m. and, because AABANY is a participating and sponsoring bar association, the program will offer 2.5 FREE NY CLE credits in Skills to all AABANY members. A panel of renowned ADR providers, scholars, and administrators will discuss their practices for recruiting and selecting neutrals, the efforts they have undertaken to diversify their rosters of neutrals, and their efforts to further expose the users of their ADR services to racially and ethnically diverse panels of arbitrators and mediators. Another panel, moderated by AABANY member Theo Cheng, and comprising distinguished ADR neutrals, will provide perspectives on how to navigate a successful career as a neutral; recommending specific networking, marketing, and promotional activities; discussing how best to leverage diversity issues; and providing practical tips for increasing the opportunities for being selected as a neutral. Finally, there will be a discussion about strategies for addressing cross cultural issues in dispute resolution, followed by a networking reception. For more information go to http://bit.ly/nysbareg.
P.S. For those of you who are experiencing difficulties registering via the NYSBA’s website, you can alternatively send an email to Beth Gould at [email protected] with your full contact information (name, address, email, phone number), indicating that you are a member of AABANY. She will handle registering you for the event.
There will be a panel on March 28 hosted by Sedgwick LLP and Fordham University School of Law to address different career paths from a minority attorney’s perspective. Anna Mercado, one of FALANY’s Steering Committee members, will be a panelist. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Two Brookfield Place (formerly Two World Financial) at 225 Liberty Street in Battery Park City (Sedgwick’s offices). After the presentation, light refreshments will be served and an opportunity to network.
Please RSVP to Dirk Haarhoff ([email protected]) and cc: Anna Mercado ([email protected]). If you are an attorney, please note that on your RSVP.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
12:00pm The 103rd Official Commemoration of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
At the site of the fire, the corner of Washington Place and Greene Street (23-29 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003)
The theme of this year’s anniversary commemoration is We Are All Workers, in recognition of the struggle of workers everywhere to find safety and dignity. The legacy of outrage following the tragic deaths of 146 workers at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory urges us to demand lasting change now. We hope you can join us and please spread the word on facebook!
5:30pm From Triangle Shirtwaist to Bangladesh: The Garment Industry, Tragedy, and Workplace Safety Reform
Roosevelt House at Hunter College, 47-49 East 65th Street (btwn. Park and Madison Avenues), New York, NY 10065
Please join us for a panel discussion of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire and its effect on labor laws and workplace safety in the US, and of recent factory fires and collapses in Bangladesh and how these tragedies might help drive similar reforms in Bangladesh and elsewhere in the developing world. The event is organized by Hunter College Human Rights Program and will feature:
- Judy Gearhart, Executive Director, International Labor Rights Forum, Washington, D.C.
- Dan Katz, Provost, National Labor College, Washington, D.C.
- Alice Kessler-Harris, R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History at Columbia University
- Dina Siddiqi, Professor of Anthropology, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Moderated by: Donna Haverty-Stacke, Associate Professor of History, Hunter College.
All are welcome for this free event, but please RSVP.