THIS WEEK AT THE CITY BAR
MONDAY, JANUARY 13
6 PM – 8 PM, Event
Why Purchase Price Adjustment Clauses Fail and How to Fix Them


TUESDAY, JANUARY 14
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM, CLE
Ethical Dangers of Lawyers Using Technology & Social Media


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15
6 PM – 7:30 PM, Event
Fourth Annual Town Hall Meeting: What are the Tax Considerations of Same-Sex Spouses Now That They Are Treated as Married for Federal Tax Purposes?

6 PM – 8:15 PM, CLE
Win at Trial with Persuasive Closing Arguments & PowerPoint Presentations

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Event
International Arbitration: Trends and Opportunities


THURSDAY, JANUARY 16
9 AM – 11 AM, Event
Intensive Resume Workshop

9 AM – 12 PM, CLE

Drafting Licensing Agreements: Tips & Strategies

12:30 PM – 2 PM, Event

Tax 2014: Higher Taxes, More Tax Compliance, What Small Law Firms and Solo Practitioners Need To Be Aware Of - Small Law Firm Luncheon

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Event

"Bar @ the Bar" Networking Happy Hour

7 PM – 9 PM, Event

Diligence & Distraction: How to Deal with the Drama in Our Own Minds - Contemplative Lawyers Group


FRIDAY, JANUARY 17
9 AM – 1 PM, CLE
A "How To Guide" to Basic Derivatives, Swaps Clearing & Structured Products

6 PM – 8 PM, Event

Friday Evening Chamber Music

     AROUND THE BAR

On January 10th, the City Bar’s Committee on Diversity Pipeline Initiatives presented its Best Practices for Supporting Diverse Students During Law School and Into Employment. Representatives from more than 30 law schools participated in a forum to discuss programs that law schools provide or recommend to support minority law students with academic and professional success. This forum wrapped up the 2014 LSAT/Law School Prep Series, which provided more than 125 prospective law students with three days of sample LSAT prep courses, financing law school workshops, and panels to discuss the admissions process and strategies for success in law school.
     RECENT COMMITTEE ACTIVITY

Stop-and-Frisk
In a letter to Mayor de Blasio, the Committee on Civil Rights urged the new Mayor to reform the New York City Police Department’s stop-and-frisk practices and offered to serve as a resource on this and other issues involving the civil rights and civil liberties of New Yorkers. The letter notes that the use of stop-and-frisk by the NYPD has raised justifiable concerns that police officers are stopping New Yorkers based not upon individualized suspicion of criminal activity but rather based upon illicit profiling of characteristics. It noted that Mayor de Blasio will have a historic opportunity to create a robust public safety infrastructure that is also protective of the civil rights and civil liberties of all New Yorkers. To this end, the letter recommends to the Mayor that he withdraw the appeal of Floyd v. City of New York, now pending before the Second Circuit, and institute a number of other needed reforms.

Prosecuting Animal Fighting

The industry of animal fighting is a national problem. In recent years, the laws penalizing animal fighting have been strengthened and efforts have been made to more strictly enforce them. In response to these changes, the Committee on Animal Law has updated its manual, Prosecuting Animal Fighting and Live Animal Cruelty Depictions: Legal Issues Under New York and Federal Law. The manual provides general information and guidance for the use by persons and agencies with responsibilities regarding animal fighting and animal cruelty in New York.

    MEMBER MOVES AND MILESTONES

Tracey L. Boak has been promoted to partner at Perlman & Perlman, LLP...Gary Kauffman recently opened his own criminal defense practice, The Law Office of Gary Kaufman...Tracey Salmon-Smith was elevated to partner at Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C....Nance L. Schick will receive the Honorable Mention Award from Enterprising Women Magazine...Daniel K. Wiig recently joined the faculty of St. John's University School of Law as an adjunct and was appointed Trustee of the Riot Relief Fund.

Switching firms or made partner? Won an award? Send your news to MemberNews@nycbar.org; select announcements will appear in the 44th Street eNews or on the website.

    CITY BAR IN THE NEWS

New York Law Journal, January 13, 2014
Court of Appeals to Determine Police Deception Limits

"The two cases–People v. Thomas, 18, and People v. Aveni, 19–come from different parts of the state and arise from different legal conclusions by the respective appellate division departments. But they ask the same fundamental question: Is there a point at which police fabrications are so coercive as to render a confession involuntary and, if so, where does the court draw the line?...Thomas has also prompted a plethora of amicus briefs. The New York City Bar, American Psychological Association, Legal Aid Society and New York Law School Post Conviction Innocence Clinic all submitted briefs in support of the defendant."


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