THIS WEEK AT THE CITY BAR
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM, Event
The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self Doubt to Embrace Success - Women Lawyers'
Book Club Series


9 AM – 12 PM, CLE

Nonprofit Law in the 21st Century: The Changing Landscape in Federal & State Law

12 PM – 2 PM, Event

Public Affairs Luncheon: Seeking a Fairer Criminal Justice System

12:30 PM – 2 PM, Event

Small Law Firm Luncheon: Save Marketing Time & Money

5:30 PM – 8 PM, Event

Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service

6 PM – 9 PM, CLE

Lessons from the Smartphone Wars: Surprising Developments in Patent, Copyright & Licensing

6:15 PM – 8:45 PM, Event

Spurring Biotech Innovation: Is Compulsory Licensing an Answer?

6:30 PM – 9 PM, Event

Symposium on the 30th Anniversary of the Cultural Property Implementation Act


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23
8 AM – 9:30 AM, Event
Strategic Leadership: Moving to the Next Level - Women Partners Workshop Series

9 AM – 12:30 PM, CLE

Hot Topics in Advertising & Marketing Law 2013: Focus on Online Advertising & Social Media

6 PM – 9 PM, CLE

Recent Developments in Document Retention: Legal, Ethical & Practical Advice in the Context of Criminal, Regulatory & Civil Litigation

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Event

Take Charge of Your Success: Do-It-Yourself Performance Management for Law Firm Associates


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24
9 AM – 11 AM, CLE
Employment Transitions in the Financial Services Industry: Practical & Legal Issues

6 PM – 9 PM, CLE

Tax and Estate Planning Under the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

6:30 PM – 8 PM, Event

The International Arms Trade Treaty: Reducing Human Suffering Through Global Rules?

6:30 PM – 8 PM, Event

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act: Gains, Losses and Next Steps


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM, Event
Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives & Condominiums-Cases & Marketplace Developments in the
Last Six Months


     AROUND THE BAR

William Quigley, a Loyola University Law Professor and the author of Storms Still Raging: Katrina, New Orleans, and Social Justice, was a featured presenter at an event called "Disaster Lawyering: Delivering Legal Aid Post Sandy" on October 17th.

     MEMBER MOVES AND MILESTONES

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     RECENT COMMITTEE ACTIVITY

Expert Testimony
The Committee on Criminal Law submitted an amicus brief to the New York State Court of Appeals in People v. Oddone. The brief addresses the question of whether the trial court applied the wrong standard in disallowing expert testimony on the reliability of eyewitnesses’ estimations of the duration of a brief, stressful event and the impact on eyewitness testimony of post-event information. The brief argues that trial courts must exercise their power of discretion meaningfully and in accordance with prior rulings of the Court of Appeals and that the failure to exercise discretion is reversible error. Since the Court of Appeals has ruled that scientific evidence on the impact on memory of post-event information is generally accepted within the relevant scientific community, trial courts do not have the discretion to ignore that ruling and come to their own view. And in considering an area of scientific evidence on which the Court has not yet ruled, such as scientific evidence on the over-estimation of brief stressful events, trial courts must analyze the evidence and recognize the generally accepted science regarding that evidence.

     CITY BAR IN THE NEWS

Newsday, October 19, 2013
NY Voters to Decide 6 Constitutional Amendments

"New Yorkers next month will have their say on six proposed constitutional amendments touching on issues big and small...The proposed amendment asks voters whether to increase the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 80.The New York City Bar Association backs the change."


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