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Committees Seeking Members

The following committees are looking for new members:
City Bar Chorus
Housing Court
International Business Transactions
International Trade
Sex and Law
Women in the Courts


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2010 Diversity Champion Award Winners

The New York City Bar’s Enhance Diversity in the Profession Committee has announced the winners of the Fifth Annual Diversity Champion Awards. The award recognizes the critical role individual attorneys have played in initiating and sustaining change within their organizations and the overall New York legal community.



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Michael Oshima Diversity Essay Competition Winners

The Michael Oshima Diversity Essay Competition was established this year by the Committee on Minorities in the Profession.  Mr. Oshima, who was Chair of the committee until his untimely passing in 2008, dedicated much of his legal career to ensuring that the legal profession remains diverse and open to all people no matter their race, ethnic or national origin, sex or sexual orientation.  The Competition was open to second year law students from minority or socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds who are attending New York City area law schools.



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