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  • June 19, 2014 10:45 AM | Anonymous member

    Our panelists will lead a discussion exploring and expanding upon the themes of What Works for Women at Work and will share their insights learned while traveling their own career paths to become leaders in the legal profession.

    Anne-Marie Slaughter describes What Works for Women at Work as a book "that every working woman should reada€|and every man who works with women should read." Written by Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law and her daughter, Yale Law student Rachel Dempsey, the book is based on decades of research, interviews with successful women and anecdotal evidence, and is an indispensable guide to mastering office politics as a woman. It examines four distinct patterns of workplace behavior, including the Maternal Wall, 'Prove It Again!', the Tug of War, and the Tightrope, that impede women's advancement to leadership positions. The panel will expand upon the concrete strategies and advice offered in the book to counter these scenarios.

    Speakers: Wendi S. Lazar, Outten & Golden LLP; Stacey J. Rappaport, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP.

    Sponsored by: Committee on Women in the Legal Profession, Lori Pines, Chair; Career Advancement and Management, Courtney Fitzgibbons, Chair.

    City Bar Law Student Member Price: $5.00; City Bar Member: $15; Non-Member: $25
Your registration fee includes breakfast.

  • June 19, 2014 10:43 AM | Anonymous member

    Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and high-lighting the transformative impact of this groundbreaking legislation in forging a pathway to social justice and equal opportunity for all Americans.

    Featuring: "Talk Back" with Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America.

    Panelists: Charles Ogletree, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School (Moderator); Dennis Parker, Director, ACLU Racial Justice Program; Michael Jones, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Co-Cahir, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Barbara Arnwine, President & Executive Director, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Gilbert King, Author, Devil in the Grove; Aja Moore, Co-Chair, Young Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

    Sponsored by: New York City Bar Association, Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Young Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

    Space is limited. Please register at https://lightingthepathtowardjustice.eventbrite.com. For more information, please contact Karen Miller at kmiller@lawyerscommittee.org or call 202-662-8307.

    Note: This event will be held at the Offices of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, 125 Broad Street (between Water & South) 

  • June 19, 2014 10:42 AM | Anonymous member

    Given the state of our current economy, promoting consumer welfare and ensuring a competitive commercial marketplace are more necessary than ever. Consumer protection and antitrust attorneys address the most interesting and diverse issues relating to fraud.

    Representatives from the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC"), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the New York Attorney General's and the Department of Justice's Antitrust Divisions will be present to discuss the work performed by each of their offices, provide advice on pursuing a career in this area generally, and more specifically within their agencies, and identify efforts made by their agencies to encourage diversity and increase the numbers of diverse and female attorneys in government service.

    Speakers: Steve Tugander, Department of Justice, Antitrust Division; Nancy Turnblacer, Federal Trade Commission, Northeast Region.

    Sponsored by: Committee on Minorities in the Courts, Nadine Fontaine, Chair; Committee on Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Fiona Schaeffer, Chair.

    There is no charge for this program.

  • June 19, 2014 10:40 AM | Anonymous member

    The City Bar will hold its annual reception celebrating LGBT Pride Month, where we present two individuals with the Arthur S. Leonard Award for distinguished service on behalf of the LGBT community.

    This year, we are pleased to recognize recipients Carmelyn P. Malalis, Partner, Outten & Golden LLP; and Jeffrey S. Trachtman, Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. Please join us!
    Sponsored by: Committee on Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Rights, Jordan Backman, Chair
    Co-sponsored by: City Bar Justice Center; The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York; The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center; National Association of Women Lawyers.
  • June 19, 2014 10:39 AM | Anonymous member

    The Committee on Women in the Profession invites you to the last of its four-part breakfast series on Women in Intellectual Property.

    Following up on the prior sessions on substantive areas of IP law, this fourth breakfast focuses on "Managing Your Intellectual Property Career." The presenters will provide insights and tips on how to succeed in the field of intellectual property. The breakfast will be informal and interactive, with audience questions welcome.

    Moderator: Ayala Deutsch, Senior Vice President & Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, NBA Properties, Inc.
    Speakers: Eleanor M. Lackman, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP; Marni Pedorella, Vice President, Intellectual Property, NBC Universal Media LLC; Elizabeth S. Weiswasser, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Sponsored by: Committee on Women in the Profession, Lori Pines, Chair; Subcommittee on Women in Intellectual Property, Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme, Chair

    City Bar Member: $15; Non-Member: $25; Your registration fee includes breakfast.

  • June 13, 2014 10:38 AM | Anonymous member

    Breakfast will be held at the Yale Club Thursday, June 19th @ 8 a.m. when NYC’s new City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Award-Winning Journalist & Entrepreneur Maria Hinojo will be among the honorees.

    You can rsvp and purchase tickets directly online using the following link: http://latinojustice.org/support/events/FifthAnnualLatinaTrailblazers2014/ .

    Of interest, this year’s program will be emceed by poet Caridad De La Luz a/k/a La Bruja!

    You may contact Jose Perez at (212) 219-3360, ext 7575, or Diana Medina, Director of Development at(212) 219-3360, ext 7585 if you have any questions about the event.

  • June 13, 2014 10:37 AM | Anonymous member

    LatinoJustice PRLDEF is teaming up with the NALEO Educational Fund for the VE Y VOTA Election Protection Hotline & Pollsite Monitoring

    LatinoJustice PRLDEF and NALEO Educational Fund are teaming up to provide nonpartisan election information and voter protection assistance via the 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA/1-888-839-8682 bilingual hotline which will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24th.

    Volunteers can sign-up for 3 hour shifts on June 24th for starting at 6am.

    Volunteers must attend a 90 minute overview on election protection and voting rights prior to volunteering on June 24th. LatinoJustice will be providing free Election Protection training during the week of June 16th. A tentative session is scheduled for Monday June 16th at 2pm in Hostos Community College in the Bronx. Evening sessions are also scheduled for June 17, 18 and 19th at either LatinoJustice PRLDEF or uptown in East Harlem and/or Washington Heights.

    To sign-up to volunteer, you may fill out their online application here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGgxd1ZwRTBGLVA4VGZfU2puN0paU3c6MA#gid=0

  • June 13, 2014 10:37 AM | Anonymous member

    The Agora Gallery will be holding a special exhibition, Cadences of Color, featuring the artwork of Dominican artist PAYAMI.

    The exhibition begins on July 5, 2014 and run until July 25, 2014. The opening reception takes place on the evening of Thursday July 10, at 6-8pm.

    About the Artist

    The abstract expressionist acrylic and colored pencil paintings of Dominican Republic artist PAYAMI (Miguel Payano) are living canvases, full of energy and movement, and replete with human emotion. In his artistic process, Payami uses a spatula, brush, and other implements to lay the paint thickly onto the canvas, resulting in multi-dimensional and highly textured images, where broad swaths of color are juxtaposed with fine lines and often delicate forms. A hallmark of Payami’s work is his use of color, which is inspired by his home in the Dominican Republic: colors that are tropical and breathing, with lots of life and plenty of inertia.

    Central to Payami’s work is the texture he creates on the canvas, providing depth which in turn imparts much of the emotionality and meaning contained within each image. As he explains, “I need the texture because it represents me—it empowers me. All the detail, the combination of the color with the texture . . . it’s energy. It’s explosive and it lives in me until I get it out on canvas.” Payami currently lives and works in Miami, Florida.

    To view the entire art display you may visit the gallery's exhibition page: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/PAYAMI.aspx

    Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6

    Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York     

  • April 14, 2014 10:36 AM | Anonymous member

    The Puerto Rican Bar Association scholarship program is open to all Latino students, with scholarships ranging $2,500 - $5,000 depending on funds raised.

    The Puerto Rican Bar Association is pleased to announce the 2014 Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) Scholarship Program for Latino law students. The PRBA, founded in New York in 1957 is one of the oldest Latino bar associations in the United States. Today, the PRBA continues its tradition of breaking down barriers to the legal profession with active members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

    The PRBA awards individual scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 based on the funds raised by the PRBA.

    All Latino students attending law school in New York or who are permanent residents of New York are eligible to apply.

    PRBA selects recipients based on community involvement, financial need and academic promise.
    • All applicants must be in their first, second, or third year (evening students) of a JD degree program at an American Bar Association (ABA) approved law school. Students working towards their LL.M. are NOT eligible for this award.
    • If you are an entering law student (entering the Fall of 2013) you MUST have been accepted into law school and have confirmed your attendance to be eligible to receive this award.
    • Received by: Friday, April 18, 2014

    All scholarship candidates must submit a complete and accurate application along with the required supplemental materials received or emailed by April 18, 2014 to be considered.

    PRBA Scholarship Fund c/o Borah Goldstein
    377 Broadway, 6th Floor
    New York, NY 10013
    Email: scholarship@prba.net

    Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 30, 2014.

    Application Requirements
    1. Scholarship Application. The application MUST be completed in its entirety and signed. Please print or type.
    2. Official Transcript. Please submit a copy of your latest official transcript. If you are a first year law student, please submit an official undergraduate transcript. You may also submit your first semester’s grades if they are released before our application deadline.
    3. Resume (two-page limit).
    4. Financial Aid Notice/Letter. Financial aid notice from your school indicating the amount awarded for the 2013/2014 academic year OR a letter from your school that states you are not eligible to receive aid.
    5. 1040 Tax Form. Include a copy of your most recent tax form filed, and if applicable, your spouse’s form (if filed separately). If for any reason you did not file an income tax return, you must provide an explanation.
    6. Personal Statement. A personal statement discussing your career goals, school and community activities, and any activities demonstrating your commitment to serve the Latino community (two-page limit).
    7. Recommendation Letters. Up to two letters of recommendation are optional. Letters should specifically comment on your academics, professional skills and/or public interest/community work. All letters should be addressed to:

    Puerto Rican Bar Association, Attn: Scholarship Fund
    c/o Borah Goldstein
    377 Broadway, 6th Floor
    New York, NY 10013

    General Instructions

    Read the application carefully, follow the instructions and complete ALL required sections. An incomplete application will NOT be considered.

    1. Print/type carefully so that your form will be easy to read.
    2. Round off figures to the nearest dollar.
    3. If the question does not apply to you, do not leave it blank. Put “N/A” in the answer space.
    4. Explain all items marked with an asterisk (*) or special circumstances that may effect your financial situation. Make sure to SIGN the form. Applications without a signature will be declined.

    Special Instructions
    1. Please make sure that you provide an address and telephone number where you can be contacted both during the academic year and summer.
    2. If you are living with a non-marital spouse (domestic partner or any significant other), please provide all the requested information under the sections entitled “spouse.”
    3. In section VII, please provide totals for the twelve (12) month period (August through July).
    4. Provide the total amount of scholarships and/or grants awarded to you. Also indicate the total amount of loans you will receive.
    5. In section VIII, itemize the type of scholarship, loan and special award you will receive.

    Other Expenses
    1. If rent and utilities are shared, please indicate the amount you contribute towards payment.
    2. Transportation expenses while in school (during nine-month academic year) should reflect transportation expenses to and from law school only.
    3. Use an additional sheet of paper if necessary to explain or describe any additional or extraordinary circumstances.

    Please print or type. Read the instructions carefully before completing the application. Applications can be found at http://prbany.com/scolarship-fund/application/

    Tags: PRBA, scholarships, law student 

  • March 25, 2014 10:30 AM | Anonymous member

    Dispute Resolution Section Achieving Diversity in the ADR Field: Overcoming Old Challenges and Seeking New Opportunities

    Tuesday, March 25th
    5:30pm-9:00pm
    Davis Polk & Wardwell
    450 Lexington Avenue
    New York City

    Register Now

    For a full list of panelists, and sponsors please visit the event web page

    6:00-6:55 pm: Initiatives of ADR Providers to Increase Diversity Among ADR Practitioners
    A panel of renowned ADR providers, scholars and administrators with a wealth of experience in the development and marketing of neutrals throughout the United States and internationally 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. The panelists also will examine the challenges involved in increasing the visibility, availability and acceptability of a racially and ethnically diverse roster of neutrals in the private, sector as well as in court-sponsored ADR programs.

    7:00-7:55 pm: Strategies and Tips for Pursuing a Career as a Successful Neutral
    A panel of distinguished ADR professionals will provide their perspectives on how to navigate a successful career as a neutral, describing how they got started; 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.

    8:00-8:25 pm: Strategies for Addressing Cross Cultural Issues in Dispute Resolution
    Communication and understanding are critical to dispute resolution. National or societal patterns of conduct, transmitted through culture, can be confusing and misunderstood by people from other cultures. We will discuss the importance of cross-cultural communication skills and tools to employ when resolving disputes among parties of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Our internationally renowned panelist will explore this topic as it relates to parties, counsel and neutrals, as well as the benefits of including neutrals of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in the dispute resolution process and the benefits of including neutrals who are knowledgeable about cross cultural issues.

    8:30-9:00 pm: Networking Reception

    Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program will provide you with a total of 2.5 CREDIT HOURS in the category of Skills. THIS PROGRAM IS TRANSITIONAL AND THEREFORE SUITABLE FOR NEWLY ADMITTED ATTORNEYS

    Tags: ADR, Dispute Resolution, CLE 

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