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On Feb 16, 2017,  Leaders on the Horizon, Safe Horizon’s volunteer leadership council, presents: Speakeasy A Benefit For Safe Horizon to raise funds and awareness for Safe Horizon. The fundraiser will take place at the famous Webster Hall.

Safe Horizon, the leading victim services non-profit organization in the United States, provides a host of services for victims of abuse and violence in 57 locations throughout the 5 boroughs of New York. Established in 1978 as a pilot program in New York City’s court system, Safe  Horizon’s original mission was to assist criminal court witnesses who had been intimidated, or who felt too threatened to testify in court. Since then, they have expanded their reach to help homeless youth, victims of domestic violence, victims of human trafficking, and some of New York’s most vulnerable citizens – victims of child abuse.  Today, Safe Horizon touches the lives of more than 250,000 New Yorkers each year, helping victims of crime and abuse move from crisis to confidence.  

Tickets are $150 but donations in any amount, in lieu of attendance, can be made on their site:

Many thanks to AABANY member Steve Madra for sharing this information with us!

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Announces Promotions to Key Leadership Positions – The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Announces Promotions to Key Leadership Positions – The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office

Hmong Language Scholarship

The mission of San Joaquin College of Law is to educate and develop highly skilled attorneys and problem solvers who will benefit their communities through public and private service. The Hmong Language Scholarship (HLS) seeks to aid prospective attorneys who are proficient in the Hmong language so that community may be better served and represented.

As an applicant, you are required to meet the following qualifications to be considered for this scholarship:

  • Submit an application to SJCL and be deemed admissible by the SJCL Admission Committee.
  • Have an established record of community service.
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the Hmong language.

Please attach the following items to this application (applications will not be considered without these attachments):

  • A resume demonstrating an established record of community service.
  • An essay (no more than 500 words) explaining why you are interested in practicing law in the Valley.

Applications must be submitted no later than June 30, 2017, to:

San Joaquin College of Law
c/o Hmong Language Scholarship Committee
901 5th Street
Clovis, CA 93612

The HLS is a Tuition Reduction Scholarship only, which can only be applied to the applicant’s first year of law school at SJCL. Fifty percent of the Tuition Reduction Scholarship shall be applied to each of the first two semesters. It may not be transferred to another person or institution, and there is no refund if the winner leaves SJCL either due to withdrawal or being academically disqualified. The deadline to accept the HLS is 30 days after it is offered.

Practising Law Institute’s “Challenging Immigration Detention with Habeas Petitions – A Basic Overview”

Online Seminar

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

Join expert faculty as they provide basic training on habeas petitions for detained immigrants.  

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Nuts and bolts of filing a motion for temporary restraining order
  • Legal standard for TROs
  • Nuts and bolts for filing a petition for writ of habeas corpus
  • Common legal claims for habeas petitions          

This important free briefing is offered in response to community demand and the great need for training on this topic.  For a more in-depth discussion of habeas and immigration, please register for PLI’s three-hour Habeas Petitions for Detained Immigrants program on March 3rd in San Francisco and live webcast.


Holly S. Cooper, UC Davis School of Law
Matthew H. Green, Law Offices of Matthew H. Green

UPDATE:  In light of PLI’s comprehensive seminars on 2/2 and 3/3, FALA New York, AABANY and their sister bar associations will not be hosting habeas petition trainings.  Be sure to reserve your spot with PLI today!