IN THIS ISSUE : MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
This Week at the City Bar
Around the Bar
Recent Committee Activity
Member Benefit Update
   
This Week at the City Bar
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4
6 PM – 9 PM,
Event
Volunteer to Provide Basic Consumer Debt Collection Legal Advice



THURSDAY, APRIL 5
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM,
Event
The Role of the International Court of Justice


6:30 PM – 9 PM,
Event
Speed Networking – Lawyers Connect: First Thursdays

Around the Bar
Botein Awards 2012


On March 26th, the annual Botein Awards were presented to honor outstanding employees in the First Judicial Department. From left: Hon. Luis A. Gonzalez, Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, First Department; Omar Colon, Record Room Supervisor, Surrogate’s Court, New York County; Michelle Foggie, Deputy Chief Clerk, Supreme Court, Criminal Division, Bronx County; Patricia Garone, Court Clerk Specialist, Supreme Court, Appellate Term, First Department; William Gilchrist, Director, OCA Office of Judicial Benefits & Office of Judicial Support; Patrick Iannotto, Senior Management Analyst, New York City Civil & Criminal Court Central Services Division; Daniel Ramos, Court Clerk Specialist, Appellate Division, First Department; Roger J. Maldonado, Chair, Council on Judicial Administration, New York City Bar Association

Expanding the Legal Pipeline




On March 29th, the Committees on Diversity Pipeline Initiatives and Minorities in the Profession hosted a forum for educators, employers and regional pipeline organizations to discuss ways to enhance opportunities for diverse college students and recent graduates to pursue legal careers. Edwina Frances Martin, Chair of the Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Committee, kicked off the event with opening remarks.

Recent Committee Activity
Federal Preemption

The Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in State of Arizona v. United States. The case involves review of a state statute (Arizona's SB 1070) which the brief argues effectively compromises administration of the federal government's civil immigration enforcement mechanisms as prescribed by federal law. Arizona's SB 1070 interferes with the federal government's ability to conduct foreign affairs, which has both serious national and international effects, and should be determined by the Court to be subject to federal preemption under the Supremacy Clause. Unless the Court holds the challenged provisions of SB 1070 preempted, the brief points out, each individual state will have free reign to enact the immigration policy it sees fit, leaving the federal government impotent to address the resulting international backlash and imperiling U.S. citizens and residents traveling and living abroad.

Member Benefit Update
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