9 AM – 12 PM, CLE
Marriage Equality - After the Supreme Court Rulings Law

6 PM – 8:05 PM, CLE

Current Legal Ethical Issues

6 PM – 9 PM, Event
The Personality of Conflict Resolution

6 PM – 9 PM, CLE

Immigration Remedies Available Now: Are You Prepared?

8:30 AM – 10 AM, Event
Rising Rainmakers: The Time To Start Is Now

6 PM – 8 PM, Event

New Trends in Human Trafficking: Legislative, Victim Advocacy and Prosecutorial Updates

6 PM – 8 PM, Event

The New Front Line Is Online - Are Your Defenses Ready?

6 PM – 9 PM, CLE

Practicing in NYS Supreme Court


9 AM – 1 PM, CLE
Video Replay: Lawyering in the Fashion Industry: Licensing, Trademark Protection & Other Industry Issues for IP Attorneys & Litigators


9 AM – 12:15 PM, CLE
Divorce Law 101: Breaking Up Doesn't Have To Be Hard To Do

1:15 PM – 4:30 PM, CLE

Adoption Law 101

7 PM – 8:30 PM, Event

"Les Lawyers Miserables: Lamenting the State of Legal Education in Song"


Debra L. Raskin Nominated to be New York City Bar Association President; Nominees for Leadership Positions Announced
Debra L. Raskin has been nominated as President of the New York City Bar Association. If elected, Raskin will succeed Carey R. Dunne as the 66th president in the Association’s 143-year history. The election will take place at the City Bar’s annual meeting on May 20, 2014. The City Bar also announced its Nominating Committee’s slate of officers and members of its Executive and Audit Committees. Read more.


On October 22nd, the City Bar Justice Center presented the Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for outstanding Pro Bono Service, honoring outstanding volunteer attorneys in Justice Center projects.
Front Row: Adam C. Tubbs, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates; Matthew W. Mamak, Alston & Bird LLP; Gregory P. Rodgers, Latham & Watkins LLP; Pamela Ehrenkranz, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Douglas S. Heffer, Foley & Lardner LLP; Alicia L. Pitts, Foley & Lardner LLP. Back Row: Hon. Jed S. Rakoff, United States District Judge, SDNY; Carey R. Dunne, President, New York City Bar Association; Bret I. Parker, Executive Director, New York City Bar Association; Mei Lin Kwan-Gett, Chair, City Bar Fund Board; Arnold H. Pedowitz, Pedowitz & Meister, LLP; Marc D. Rosenberg, Kaye Scholer LLP; Daniel A. Bloom, Curtis/Kaye Scholer; Meghan Hill, Dickstein Shapiro LLP; Stacey Pramer, Pramer Communications; Edward J. Ferraro, Law Offices of Edward J. Ferraro; Carol Notias Kotsinis, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP; Scott Wilcox, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Lynn M. Kelly, Executive Director, City Bar Justice Center.


This November, the New York City Bar Association is demonstrating its commitment to the small law firm practitioner. Whether in a solo practice or a firm of less than 25 attorneys, we have a full month of events, savings, and special offers just for you. Visit for more information.


Switching firms or in-house positions? Made partner? Receiving an award? The City Bar wants to help members spread the word. Send your news to; select announcements will appear in the 44th Street eNews or on the website.


Bird Hazards at Airports
The Committee on Animal Law submitted comments to the USDA APHIS Wildlife Services concerning the proposed Supplement to the Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to be prepared for the Bird Hazard Reduction Program at New York’s JFK Airport, to assess alternatives for addressing putative damage threats from Mute Swans to human and aviation safety. The comments urge the cooperating agencies to properly consider the purported benefits versus adverse impacts of using lethal methods to reduce Mute Swan populations, and suggests that alternative methods be considered given that lethal measures may not be effective in an actual reduction of bird-aircraft collisions. Finally, the comments urge transparency with the public in the implementation of wildlife management measures as well as use of more accurate terminology in the SEIS so that the agencies and the public can make an appropriate assessment of the available options.


New York Law Journal, October 28, 2013 (subscription required)
Pro Bono Work Recognized (Photo)

"The 2013 Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service, honoring City Bar Justice Center Volunteers, were presented on Oct. 22 at the New York City Bar."

Capital New York
, October 25, 2013

Judges Mobilize to Fight for Prop 6, with Lippman to the Fore
"Court of Appeals chief judge Jonathan Lippman has become the leading advocate for a proposal to increase the mandatory retirement age for many judges to 80...Lippman has also met with several editorial boards, as well as the New York City Bar Association and the Fund for Modern Courts, to push for endorsements of the measure, which is on the November ballot as Proposition 6. Both groups lined up behind the proposal."

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