IN THIS ISSUE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
This Week at the City Bar
Around the Bar
Seeking Legal Services Awards Nominations
Securities and Finance Law Volunteer Attorneys Needed
City Bar in the News
   
This Week at the City Bar

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
6 PM – 8:05 PM,
CLE
Current Legal Ethical Issues – Professor Stephen Gillers



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27
9 AM – 5 PM,
CLE
Recent Trends in FCPA Litigation, Enforcement & Compliance


6 PM – 7:30 PM,
Event
Korea-US FTA Agreement and its impact on IP Rights and Protection in Korea


6:30 PM – 8:30 PM,
Event
U.S. Marijuana Laws: What does the Future Hold?



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28
9 AM – 12 PM,
CLE
Litigating Corporate Governance: Recent Developments in Shareholder Derivative Litigation


Around the Bar
Video: Justice Ginsburg Award and Lecture


On February 13th, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the 23rd recipient of the City Bar’s Association Medal. Watch as Justice Ginsburg accepts the award from Hon. Sidney H. Stein, United States District Judge, S.D.N.Y., and Chair of the City Bar’s Honors Committee. Nancy Gertner, Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School and former Judge, U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, then delivers the Annual Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture on Women and the Law. The proceedings are introduced by City Bar President Carey R. Dunne.

Videos from other City Bar programs are available here.

Seeking Nominations for Legal Services Awards
The City Bar is now accepting nominations for the 24th Annual Legal Services Awards. The award is designed to recognize the efforts of lawyers and non-lawyers who have, for an extended period during their career, devoted themselves to the provision of free civil legal services on a full-time basis to indigent persons. Nomination forms are available here. For more information, contact Weintana Abraha at (212) 382-6624 or wabraha@nycbar.org. The deadline for nominations is March 25, 2013. The Association will honor the winners in June.

Securities and Finance Law Volunteer Attorneys Needed
The Office for Diversity Pipeline Initiatives is seeking attorneys with securities and finance law experience to participate as Advisor-Volunteers during the new Securities and Finance Law Seminar Series. Advisor-Volunteers will meet after each seminar with diverse law students from local law schools who are interested in learning more about a career in securities or finance law. We ask the volunteers to talk about their practice and their career path leading to their current position at a law firm, in-house, with the government or elsewhere. Attorneys can volunteer on one or more of the following dates: 3/8, 3/22, 4/5, 4/19. For more information about the series, please see the Series FAQ or the Program Web page. Interested attorneys should email Gabrielle Brown here.

City Bar in the News
New York Law Journal, February 19, 2013

Courts, Legal Services Top City Bar Agenda
“The New York City Bar said its state legislative priorities for 2013 include providing adequate funding for the courts and civil legal services, requiring the recording of police interrogations of criminal suspects, the sealing of criminal records of some youthful offenders and giving judges more discretion to impose probationary sentences. The group also affirmed its support for ending discrimination against women in the workplace and elsewhere based on pregnancy and for the approval of audiovisual coverage of court proceedings.”


New York Law Journal, February 19, 2013

City Bar Honors Ginsburg (photo)
“U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was awarded the New York City Bar Medal for exceptional contributions to the standing of the bar in the community on Feb. 13 during the City Bar’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture on Women and the Law.”

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