Introducing The National Law Journal’s Outstanding Women Lawyers
The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.
Congratulations to Judge Doris Ling-Cohan, who has been made one of the 75 most accomplished female attorneys today by the National Law Journal! According the National Law Journal, factors considered when selecting the women were:
To view the other 74 Outstanding Women Lawyers, click on the link in the title and watch out for the more in-depth May 4 issue! (Subscription may be required.)
- Development of successful practices, especially new areas of law or practices typically dominated by men.
- Attainment of professional leadership roles.
- Performance in significant cases, including those that resulted in key, often precedent-setting rulings, victories at trial, and significant settlements.
- Influence and stature in the public sector, including high-level government work.
- Representation of the underserved or indigent.
- Demonstrated efforts to improve diversity in the profession.
Check out Karen’s latest update from the Government Service & Public Interest Committee:
Hope you are well!
There are many reasons to attend our Government Service and Public Interest Committee events. A chief one among them is that you will meet very interesting people and learn very interesting information.
As many of you know, NYC’s Municipal ID has been very popular and useful. But it has also been hard to get an appointment to secure it. See:http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/07/nyregion/more-popular-than-expected-new-yorks-id-program-has-officials-scrambling.html?_r=0
At last Friday’s panel discussion on the proposed changes to the
Specialized High School admissions process, in the after-event reception, I met a deputy director of the Municipal ID Program and learned that its capacity has recently increased greatly. Interested persons can get appointments almost immediately.
I have just tried it and secured appointments for me and my husband with no problem. I highly recommend that you check out the program. The ID comes with many privileges, including free membership to cultural institutions. http://www1.nyc.gov/site/idnyc/benefits/museums-and-cultural-institutions.page
GSPI Committee Co-chair
If you’d like to become more active in AABANY’s Government Service & Public Interest Committee, feel free to contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org to join their mailing list, attend or volunteer at their events, and hear the latest. You can join their LinkedIn Group by clicking here. Our GSPI Committee is one of our most active, and there’s always room for more!
Scholarship Application – National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Deadline to Apply: July 13, 2015 at 11:59 pm PDT
NAPABA strives to keep the Convention affordable for our members and offers one of the best values among legal education conferences. Apply today and take advantage of NAPABA’s scholarship fund to help defray costs for attendees through registration fee waivers, travel stipends, and lodging stipends.
- Submission of this application is not a guarantee of assistance. The decisions are final and not subject to appeal.
- If you are awarded a scholarship, you must be or become a direct member of NAPABA. To become a member, please click here.
- Scholarships are non-transferable.
- Group applications will not be accepted.
- Please note that all monetary stipends shall be awarded in the form of reimbursements. Please fill out the reimbursement form, attach original receipts, and return by December 31, 2015.
To estimate your registration costs, please use the early-bird rates below:
- Attorney: $595
- Government/Judges/Public Interest: $325
- Student: $150
Change, scrap the SHSAT? Solutions hard to come by
Should the city’s specialized high schools reserve some spots for top 8th-graders in every city middle school, regardless of the child’s score on the…
For more coverage of the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test issue that we covered in our forum on April 17, check out this article by InsideSchools.org by clicking on the link in the title! Thanks to Gail Robinson for this extremely informative take on the issue – solutions are hard to come by.