From the President: Carey R. Dunne
This Week at the City Bar
Around the Bar
City Bar in the News

From the President: Carey R. Dunne
The City Bar Takes on Immigration Reform

In issuing hundreds of reports, letters and statements a year on everything from Antitrust to Zimbabwe, the New York City Bar Association’s natural posture is one of observation, analysis and commentary. But the City Bar also has a more active side. We’ll take to the courthouse steps to support fellow lawyers in Pakistan, or turn out en masse to provide legal services following a tragedy. We also engage in legislative advocacy on the city, state and national levels. Recently, the City Bar has actively helped shape immigration legislation before Congress, led by our Immigration and Nationality Law Committee chaired by Lenni B. Benson.

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This Week at the City Bar

1 PM – 7:45 PM,
Annual Capital Defense Training Program

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM,
Video Replay: Ethics for Litigators

9 AM – 5 PM,
16-Hour Bridge-the-Gap: Practical Skills, Ethics & More…(Register for Both Days)
(Day 1 Only)

6 PM – 8:30 PM,
OutLaws and Out Lawyers: Advice for New Attorneys

9 AM – 12 PM,
Construction Contracts 101: Agreements Explained & Demystified

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM,
Careers in Immigration Law

Around the Bar

A program called “What It's Really Like To Practice Law As a Woman” featured a panel of accomplished attorneys who shared their experiences in large and small firms, non-profit organizations, government, and in-house law departments and discussed the issues that significantly affect women lawyers just entering the profession. From left: Karla G. Sanchez, Executive Deputy Attorney General for Economic Justice, New York State Attorney General’s Office; Jennifer Tafet Klausner, Davis & Gilbert LLP; Amy Goldsmith, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP; Raquel Thompson, Legal and Compliance Associate, Alphadyne Asset Management; and Alita Wingfield, Executive Director, Legal and Compliance Division, Managing Attorney of the Global Litigation Group, Morgan Stanley.

On July 10th, ABC hosted the fourth annual Speed Networking Event for the City Bar’s Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program participants. More than 30 attorneys, including thirteen members of the Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Committee, volunteered to meet with the students. A networking reception followed.

City Bar in the News
New York Law Journal, July 3, 2013

Willkie Partner Is Named Chair of City Bar Fund
“Mei Lin Kwan-Gett, a litigation partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, has been elected chair of the City Bar Fund, the pro bono and charity affiliate of the New York City Bar.…Kwan-Gett, who was previously a vice president of the New York City Bar and a member of the City Bar Fund Board, succeeds Jay Holtmeier, a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. The City Bar Fund oversees the pro bono nonprofit City Bar Justice Center; the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice; a diversity program; and a program for lawyers suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues.”

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