Monday, September 27, 2010
This Week at the City Bar
Around the Bar: Bridge-the-Gap CLE
Recent Committee Activity
Save the Date: Seventh Annual Law Practice Management Symposium
This Week at the City Bar

Monday, 6 PM – 9 PM, CLE
Residential Real Estate Closings: What You Need to Know From Pre-Contract to Closings (Day 2 Only)

Tuesday, 8:30 AM, Event
Resume and Cover Letter Writing: Telling Your Story, Selling Yourself

Tuesday, 8:30 AM – 10 AM, Event
Extraordinary In-House/Outside Counsel Relationships

Tuesday, 6 PM, Event
Books at the Bar - FDR's Funeral Train: A Betrayed Widow, A Soviet Spy, and A Presidency in the Balance

Tuesday, 6 PM - 8:45 PM, CLE
Internet Rights and Technology: A Practical Legal Guide to Doing Business on the Internet

Tuesday, 7 PM, Event
"The Last Lafayette," a Comedy with Music

Wednesday, 9 AM – 5 PM, CLE
16-Hour Bridge-the-Gap: Corporate & Litigation (Day 2 Only)

Wednesday, 6 PM – 8 PM, Event
Education: Reform and Possibility

Wednesday, 6 PM – 9 PM, CLE
Sway the Judge & Jury: Persuasive Opening and Closing Arguments

Thursday, 6 PM – 9 PM, CLE
Ethics, Discipline, and Real World Obligations

Thursday, 6:30 PM, Event
Careers in Compliance: Consider the Possibilities

Around the Bar
Attorneys Attend 16-Hour Bridge-the-Gap: Corporate and Litigation CLE

The Bridge-the-Gap programs fulfill a full year's credit requirements for those who are newly admitted, while providing valuable information and credits for more experienced attorneys. To sign up for this Wednesday's Bridge-the-Gap or other CLE programs, click here.

Recent Committee Activity
Comments on Proposed Changes to Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
The Futures and Derivatives Regulation Committee provided comments to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to assist the Commission with its forthcoming proposed rulemaking under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Act"). The comments address the proposed definitions of "major swap participant,""swap dealer,""swap," and "special entity" and offer a number of changes to better clarify the language in the Act. In addition, the comments suggest that the Commission establish a no-action letter or other advisory process to allow parties to obtain prompt guidance concerning the application of the rules to novel or unusual facts.

Save the Date
Seventh Annual Law Practice Management Symposium: “Sowing the Seeds of a Successful Small Law Practice and Making it Bloom”
This year’s symposium, co-hosted by the New York Law Journal, will focus on how solo and small firm practitioners can start, maintain and grow their firms most efficiently during an uncertain economic climate.
The workshops, which will be divided into two tracks, will include information on office space, entity choice, attorney advertising, malpractice insurance, marketing and networking “on and offline” and billing practices. Learn how to start and grow your small law firm while minimizing overhead, how to promote it without running into trouble and how to increase your client base. In addition to attending the sessions you can get advice from the Small Business Administration, discuss your office needs with vendors who cater to small law firms, and brainstorm with experienced solo practitioners in our “Seasoned Solo” Drop-In Center.

Thursday, November 4, 2010
8:30 AM - 5 PM

New York City Bar Association
42 W. 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

Please see the City Bar website for more information or to register for this event.

Member Benefits
New Personal Excess Liability Insurance Now Available
The New York City Bar Association is pleased to announce a new Personal Excess Liability insurance program, provided by Marsh, with special pricing negotiated exclusively for our members.

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