Monday, November 1, 2010
This Week at the City Bar
Around the Bar
Recent Committee Activity
Save the Date
City Bar in the News
This Week at the City Bar
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1
6 PM – 8:45 PM, CLE
Real Estate Workouts: Where Have All The Workouts Gone?

8:30 AM – 10 AM, Event
Rainmaking for Junior Women Associates: Now is the Time to Start!


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3
9 AM – 12:30 PM, CLE
Basics of Negotiating & Structuring Private Equity Investments

6:30 PM, Event
Careers at Nonprofits for Lawyers


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4
8:30 AM – 5 PM, Event
7th Annual Law Practice Management Symposium: Sowing the Seeds of a Successful Small Law Practice and Making it Bloom

7 PM – 9 PM, Event
Lawyers Connect: First Thursdays - Speakeasy

6:30 PM – 8 PM, Event
Existential Crisis in the Courtroom: Capital Punishment, Civil Commitment, and Terror Management Theory

7 PM, Event
City Bar Contemplative Lawyers Group: Overcoming the Lawyer's Plague of "What Ifs"


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5
9 AM – 12 PM, CLE
ABCs of Creating a Non-for-Profit Organization (Video Replay)

6 PM, Event
Friday Evening Chamber Music

Around the Bar
Leading Experts Discuss Dodd-Frank and Related Financial Topics



On October 27th & 28th, a series of panels explored Dodd-Frank and other developments affecting the global financial system after the crisis. Pictured are George W. Madison, General Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Thomas C. Baxter, Jr., Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Marshall S. Huebner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; and Michael M. Wiseman, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Program Chair.

Recent Committee Activity
Undoing Time: A Proposal for Compensation for Wrongful Imprisonment of Innocent Individuals

The Committees on Capital Punishment and Corrections issued a report proposing a model statute to address how persons who are wrongfully imprisoned can seek compensation once they have been exonerated. The report examines the nation¡¦s overall lack of adequate compensation for innocent individuals wrongfully imprisoned. After serving time in prison for crimes they did not commit, these individuals often have nowhere to go; friendship and familial relationships have deteriorated and their ability to find work is hindered by a criminal record. The report critiques the various statutory approaches taken by jurisdictions that have compensation statutes and proposes a model statute that it believes takes a fair approach toward compensating the exonerated.

Save the Date - CLE
Executive Pay: Kenneth Feinberg and Leading Practitioners Address Lessons Learned From the Past and Best Practice For the Future

Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 6 PM
Kenneth Feinberg, the Obama Administration's Pay Czar, will be the keynote speaker at this year's program. Mr. Feinberg will provide his singular perspective on the lessons learned about executive pay practices and discuss the reasoning behind and impact of his most significant decisions and recommendations as Special Master for Compensation of the U.S. Treasury Department. A panel of leading private practitioners will join Mr. Feinberg and discuss the Dodd-Frank Act and the impact that Congressional oversight, today's governance and regulatory environment, and globalization may have on executive pay generally. The panel will address the trickle down effect of Mr. Feinberg's decisions and recommendations, and the best practices and emerging trends in the development of individual compensation agreements and the design of company wide pay practices.

To register for this CLE program click here.

City Bar in the News
Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2010
In Queens, A New Project: Learn the Art of the Deal
“The event was a road show of sorts: A group of counselors and speakers from New York City's Financial Empowerment Centers (there are four, one in each borough except Staten Island) came to Queens to host the Art of Money, a ‘financial literacy fair’ targeting members of the creative economy. ‘We are connecting counselors to where the demand and needs are in the field,’ Mr. Mintz said....But for Queens resident Ella Smith, it was the table run by the City Bar Justice Center that made the day worthwhile. Ms. Smith has co-produced a comedy variety show for about eight years. Her group, the LionHearted Players, is ready to grow—and the Center's entrepreneurship program offers information on how to manage the growth ‘After being a collective of artists, we are looking at becoming more formalized. How are we going to structure contracts? Taxes?’ she asked.”

New York Law Journal, October 22, 2010
City's Pro Bono Week Begins Monday; Focus on Consumer Debt
“A pro bono ‘expo’ will be held on Monday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the rotunda of state Supreme Court at 60 Centre St., during which attorneys and law students can sign up with organizations that represent clients with limited means who are struggling to cope with credit-card debt, domestic crises, evictions and other civil matters. Some of those organizations will be among those recognized during a 1 p.m. program for the services they provide to low-income New Yorkers. The honorees include the Brooklyn Bar Association, the Center for New York City Neighborhoods, the City Bar Justice Center, the CUNY School of Law LaunchPad for Justice Fellows and Incubator Attorneys, Legal Services NYC, New York City Appleseed, New York County Lawyers’ Association and the New York Legal Assistance Group.

Spotlight
7th Annual Law Practice Management Symposium: Sowing the Seeds of a Successful Small Law Firm Practice and Making it Bloom

Thursday, November 4, 2010, 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Attend sessions, network, and explore the Exhibit Hall and meet representatives from Accurate Building Inspectors, Asahi Technologies, Bloomberg Law, Effective Solutions Plus, Inc, Hudson Valley Bank, Law Firm Merchant Account, Law Firm Suites, LexisNexis, LLC Publishing Corp., Marsh, MarketingPartners, Micro Office Solutions, OfficeLinks, Tabs3/PracticeMaster, Thomson Findlaw, Vcorp Services, West-Westlaw, Your Wall Street Office, Inc., and Zurich North America

Co-hosted by: The New York Law Journal
Sponsored by: LexisNexis, Zurich North America

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