Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Del Frisco’s Steakhouse
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020
Join us for this exciting occasion to recognize the achievements of our honorees and award scholarships to law students, as well as to celebrate ABWA’s continued dedication to Lifting as We Rise.
Laurie N. Robinson, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at CBS Corporation (and the founder and CEO ofCorporate Counsel Women of Color)
Keynote Speaker and Professional Achievement Honoree
Mylan Denerstein, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Diversity Award Recipient
Baker Hostetler LLP
AABANY Joins Diverse Bar Associations’ Press Release in Support of Judge LaPorte
On December 20, AABANY joined with other diverse bar associations in New York City in a press release responding to public statements made about Hon. Evelyn LaPorte. Judge LaPorte was criticized for her handling of the arraignment of Lamont Pride in November 2011. Pride was later arrested for his alleged involvement in the shooting death of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski.
The other bar associations that signed on to the press release are: Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Puerto Rican Bar Association, Nigerian Lawyers Association, South Asian Bar Association and Association of Black Women Attorneys. New York State Senator Eric Adams, of the 20th Senatorial District, in Brooklyn, NY also signed on to the press release.
The full text of the press release can be found by following the link in the title.
Press Release: Joint Minority Bar Judicial Screening Panel
Recently, AABANY, together with representatives from the Association of Black Women Attorneys, Black Bar Association of Bronx County, Dominican Bar Association, Metropolitan Black Bar Association, the Puerto Rican Bar Association, and the South Asian Bar Association of New York, interviewed judicial candidates for Civil Court and Supreme Court in Kings County and New York County and issued ratings for each candidate that appeared before the panel. The report of the qualification ratings appears in a September 9, 2011, press release, the text of which is contained in the link in the title. AABANY was privileged to serve with the other minority bar associations to carry out the important work of this screening panel.