Thanks to Yomi Ajaiyeoba, President of the Nigerian Lawyers Association, for passing along this information.
New York State Bar Association:
Please Volunteer for Pro Bono Efforts to Assist Hurricane Victims
The New York State Bar’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service is recruiting attorneys that can provide free telephone consultations to individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy. There is need for attorneys with insurance, landlord/tenant, co-op and condo, or FEMA appeals experience, as well as those who can handle general practice matters.
We encourage attorneys outside the NYC area to volunteer. The program is set-up to assist victims via phone consultation.
Please respond as soon as possible if you can help hurricane victims in need.
Go to: www.nysba.org/DisasterVolunteerSandy to fill out your volunteer form.
City of New York:
There will be various ways to volunteer to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy – Want to Volunteer? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email address and borough. There will be ways to volunteer today and over the next week as opportunities arise.
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.
First Minority Law Student Conference Day
AABANY is proud to co-sponsor with 14 other bar associations the first Minority Law Student Conference Day taking place on August 3 at Fordham Law School. The event runs from 10 am to 3 pm and includes programs on what to do with your law degree and how to prepare for your interview, with a networking luncheon in between. Follow this link for further details.