IN THIS ISSUE : MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
New York City Bar Association Announces Task Force
on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession

This Week at the City Bar
Around the Bar
Vance Center Awarded Tinker Grant
City Bar in the News
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New York City Bar Association Announces Task Force on New Lawyers
in a Changing Profession

The Manhattan and Brooklyn District Attorneys; New York City’s Corporation Counsel; Deans and leaders of Columbia, Harvard, Georgetown, CUNY and Cardozo Law Schools; law firm leaders from Paul Weiss, Simpson Thacher, Skadden Arps and Freshfields; the chief in-house counsel from BNY Mellon, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, Xerox and Con Ed; and the heads of The Legal Aid Society and Legal Services of New York are among those convening at the New York City Bar Association to address what City Bar President Carey Dunne has described as the “plight of young lawyers.”

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This Week at the City Bar
TUESDAY, JULY 17
9 AM – 11 AM,
CLE
Seven Deadly Sins of Mediation Advocacy (Video Replay)



WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
6 PM – 7:30 PM,
Event
Address by Harold Hongju Koh – Legal Advisor of the Department of State


6 PM – 9 PM,
CLE
Supreme Court: A Year in Review



THURSDAY, JULY 19
9 AM – 5 PM,
CLE
16 Hour Bridge-the-Gap: Ethics Skills & More (Day 2 Only)


6 PM – 7:30 PM,
Event
The Evolution of the South African Constitution and the Transformation of the Judiciary Since 1994


6:30 PM – 8:30 PM,
Event
Careers in Energy Law – City Bar Summer Series

Around the Bar
Norman Redlich Awards


On July 11th, the City Bar, through its Capital Punishment Committee, presented the first annual Norman Redlich Capital Defense Distinguished Service and Pro Bono Awards, honoring excellence in the representation of death-row inmates or in advocating for the abolition of the death penalty. The awardees were David Herrington (second from left) of Cleary Gottlieb and Kevin Doyle (second from right). Presenting were Hon. Robert M. Morgenthau (far left) and Stephen B. Bright (far right).

Vance Center Awarded Tinker Grant
The Vance Center is pleased to announce a 3-year grant from The Tinker Foundation to support the Vance Center’s project “Hemispheric Pro Bono Lawyers Partnership for Rule of Law and Access to Justice.” The project will organize teams of lawyers from countries throughout Latin America and the United States to work together on pro bono initiatives. These will include efforts to strengthen compliance with international and inter-American treaties on issues such as rights of disabled persons and protection for women against violence, as well as promotion of environmental sustainability. The project will build on the ongoing achievement of the Vance Center and its Latin American partners, previously supported by the Tinker Foundation, in establishing the Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas, a commitment to providing pro bono legal service that has enlisted more than 4,000 lawyers throughout the hemisphere and led to the creation of a dozen pro bono legal clearinghouses in Latin America.

Established by Edward Larocque Tinker (1881-1968), the Tinker Foundation seeks to promote the development of an equitable, sustainable, and productive society in Latin America and to enhance trust and cooperation in the hemisphere. The Vance Center strengthens democratic transition by engaging lawyers across borders to advance rule of law and equal access to justice in countries undertaking legal and institutional reform following autocratic rule or civil conflict.

City Bar in the News
Wall Street Journal, July 15, 2012

Task Force to Study Lawyers’ Job Market
“Representatives from all corners of the legal world are coming together in New York to try to solve the riddle of the worst legal job market in 20 years. The New York City Bar Association has conscripted law-school deans, legal aid directors, in-house counsel and law-firm partners into a search for a solution to a job market in which only 55% of the class of 2011 had found full-time positions requiring a law degree nine months after graduating…Carey R. Dunne, the new president of the bar association, said the group will convene for the first time in September.”


Wall Street Journal, July 12, 2012

Advice to Lawyers: Look But Don’t ‘Friend’ Potential Jurors
“The New York City Bar Association, for its part, last month weighed in with a formal opinion on the topic, advising that lawyers can use social media sites to research jurors ‘as long as no communication occurs between the lawyer and the juror as a result of the research.’”


New York Law Journal
, July 10, 2012

City Bar Program to Offer Advice to Ex-Dewey Lawyers
“Former Dewey & LeBoeuf associates will hear career tips today from a New York City Bar program designed specifically for lawyers displaced from the now-bankrupt firm…‘In particular, we’re going to focus on how to best position and market themselves in this tough job market,’ said Carroll Welch, chair of the city bar’s career advancement and management committee.”

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