This Week at the City Bar        
Around the Bar
Recent Committee Activity
City Bar in the News

This Week at the City Bar
6 PM 9 PM, CLE
A "How To" Guide to Fiduciary Accountings

12 PM 2 PM, Event
A Current Look Inside the New York County D.A.’s Office
with Speaker Cyrus R. Vance Jr.

4:30 PM 7:30 PM, Event

Mediation Settlement Day Kick-Off Event

6 PM 8 PM, CLE

Lawyers in Transition: Legal, Practical, and Ethical Issues to Consider When
Changing a Job

8 AM 9:30 AM, Event
The Art and Science of “Working the Room”

9 AM 12:30 PM, CLE

10th Annual Hot Topics in Advertising & Marketing Law

6 PM 8 PM, CLE

Supreme Court Roundup: The Blockbuster Employment – Law Decisions from 2011 and What Employment Lawyers Should Expect in the Coming Term

6 PM 8 PM, Event

Intelligent Interviewing: Telling Your Story, Selling Yourself

6:30 PM 8:30 PM, Event

Careers in eDiscovery: A Program for Law Students

9 AM 4:30 PM, CLE
Writing To Persuade (Co-Sponsored with ALI-ABA)

6 PM 8 PM, CLE

Defense of Marriage Act Litigation: Strategy, Tactics & Theory

6:30 PM 8:30 PM, Event

The Death of Sovereignty?

7 PM 9 PM, Event

Discerning Mind vs Judging Mind – Contemplative Lawyers Group

8:30 AM 9:30 AM, CLE
Negotiating the Crossroads of Regulation & Litigation

8:30 AM 4 PM, Event

Case Studies in Public Construction Procurement: At the Intersection of Built Environment Regulation and “On the Ground” Reality

9 AM 4:50 PM, Event

CMJ 6th Annual Entertainment Business Law Seminar

9 AM 5:45 PM, Event

International Law Weekend 2011 (Day 1 of 2)

6 PM 9 PM, Event

Lawyering Beyond Borders: A Window Into the Practice of International Criminal Law at the International Criminal Court and Other International Tribunals

Around the Bar
City Bar Hosts Event for International LL.M. Candidates

On October 13th, over 200 LL.M. candidates and others attended a program at the City Bar where panelists discussed how they came to be involved in international practice and offered advice on effective contact-making and networking.

Recent Committee Activity
Targeted Killings
The Task Force on National Security and the Rule of Law drafted a letter, signed by President Sam Seymour and sent to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, requesting information and clarification on the position of the United States Government regarding the law governing targeted killings. Specifically, the letter requested that any memoranda of law delivered by the Office of Legal Counsel that relates to this issue and the death of U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, be released to the public, with appropriate redactions. The letter notes that the authority of the government to kill individuals, especially U.S. citizens, away from an active theater of traditional warfare and without a trial or other public evidence of due process, raises Constitutional and statutory concerns, as well as global implications that may undermine humanity’s general assumptions about the security of life under the law, even in wartime.

Environmental Impact of the Keystone XL Pipeline
In a statement to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Committee on International Environmental Law expressed concerns that the process used to evaluate the Keystone XL pipeline respect and abide by applicable international treaties and relevant U.S. law and rules, and urged the State Department to fully evaluate the pipeline’s environmental impacts, including the effect of climate change and the impact on wildlife.

City Bar in the News
New York Law Journal, October 14, 2011

Personal Notes on Lawyers
Laura Mathews-Jolly has joined the Immigrant Women and Children Project at the City Bar Justice Center on a two-year Equal Justice Works fellowship, supported by Greenberg Traurig, to provide legal services to immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and are survivors of labor and sex trafficking.

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