Announcements

For a list of MBBA Announcements see below. For announcements from other organizations, scroll down the page.


MBBA Announcements

Expansion of Mandatory E-Filing in Bronx County Supreme Court and Implementation of Consensual E-Filing of Matrimonial Matters in New York County Supreme CourtAttached please find a notice to the bar from Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks relating to theexpansion of Mandatory E-Filing in Bronx County Supreme... Read more»
March 13, 2017
Congratulations to Rowan D. Wilson on his Appointment as an Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals!The Metropolitan Black Bar Association is proud to see Rowan Wilson’s appointment to the New York State of Appeals, a well-deserved recognition of his years... Read more»
February 6, 2017
MBBA Congratulates Rowan D. Wilson on his nomination to the NYS Court of Appeals!Congratulations to  Rowan D. Wilson  on his Nomination to serve as an  Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals!     To read the... Read more»
January 20, 2017
MBBA Celebrates the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge... Read more»
January 15, 2017
"Suited for Success" Men's Suit DriveMetropolitan Black Bar Association in Partnership with Brooklyn's Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, NYS Senator Jamaal Bailey, Council Member I.... Read more»
January 13, 2017
Friends of the MBBA LSAT Prep ScholarshipThe Friends of the MBBA (the charitable arm of the MBBA) is pleased to announce its Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) Prep Scholarship.  The Friends... Read more»
January 3, 2017
Mayor's Advisory Committee On The Judiciary - December 29, 2016 Public HearingDear Esteemed MBBA Member:    MAYOR’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be... Read more»
December 27, 2016
Vote On Election Day!Dear Members and Supporters:   YOU have the power to determine the outcome of this election.  Read and share the information below with your networks! The... Read more»
November 7, 2016
Reminder: Your Reflections Needed About Brooklyn District Attorney Ken ThompsonMBBA Members and Supporters: As a collective community of black lawyers in New York City, we continue to mourn the loss of one of our... Read more»
October 25, 2016
Order Your #MBBAGives #BlackLawyersMatter T-shirt Today!Buy a T-Shirt and Support Black Lawyers Today! You kept telling us you wanted an official MBBA t-shirt, and now they're here! The very first... Read more»
October 20, 2016
Sobering News on the State of Black Attorneys in New York City Law FirmsMBBA Members and Supporters: Today, the New York City Bar Association released its 2015 Law Firm Diversity Benchmarking Report.  The report, which we hope you will... Read more»
October 20, 2016
MBBA Membership Giveaway at the InstillationDear MBBA Members and Supporters:   Is your MBBA membership current? Have you been meaning to renew, but haven't done it yet?  Now is the time!... Read more»
October 11, 2016
MBBA Committee/Section InterestDear MBBA Members and Supporters: As we begin the 2016 - 2017 Bar year, the MBBA is looking for your participation and engagement to further... Read more»
September 26, 2016
Support for Justice Doris Ling-CohanMBBA, KALAGNY, other bar associations and legal groups urge The New York County Democratic Committee to permit a new panel to convene to review the... Read more»
September 15, 2016

 

Announcements from Other Organizations

New York City Bar Diversity in ADR Scholarship  The City Bar is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to the upcoming Basic and Advanced mediation training programs in an effort... Read more»
March 6, 2017
2nd Circuit Pro Bono Panel AnnouncementThe Criminal Justice Act/Pro Bono Committee is accepting applications for the Second Circuit's Pro Bono Panel. The deadline is April 30, 2017. Please refer to... Read more»
March 1, 2017
NYC Bar Office for Diversity Associate Leadership InstituteDear Signatories,    The New York City Bar is now accepting nominations for the inaugural Associate Leadership Institute, a five-part series of high-level development training for 4th-8th... Read more»
March 1, 2017
In Celebration of Our Black History: Highlighting NBA President Emeritus O. T. WellsFebruary 14, 2017 PRESIDENT'S CORNER In honor of Black History Month, join the National Bar Association (NBA) in saluting the accomplishments of African American pioneers who... Read more»
March 1, 2017
The Robert P. Patterson Jr. Mentoring ProgramThe Robert P. Patterson Jr. Mentoring Program is officially accepting mentors and mentees.  The Bronx Defenders is seeking Professional Mentors from the legal profession, and Community... Read more»
February 21, 2017
A 2017 Joint Conference Announcement & Call for Papers The Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty & The Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference proudly present Law, Intersectionality, and the Next Wave of Social Movements in the Trump Era June 2-3, 2017A 2017 Joint Conference Announcement & Call for Papers The Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty & The Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship... Read more»
February 6, 2017
United States Magistrate Judge position vacancy at the Brooklyn Courthouse of the Eastern District of New York... Read more»
January 25, 2017
City Bar Seeks Nominations for Annual Diversity and Inclusion Champion AwardDear Colleague,   The New York City Bar is now seeking nominations for its Annual Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award. The award recognizes extraordinary individuals whose... Read more»
January 20, 2017
Fordham University’s Mock Trial Tournament! Volunteers Needed!!!Earn 3 FREE CLE Credits Judging Fordham University’s Mock Trial Tournament! YOU are invited to judge at the American Mock Trial Association’s New York City Regional Tournament,... Read more»
January 3, 2017
Attorney Complaint Phishing ScamWarning:  Email Phishing Scam The New York State Bar Association is aware of an email phishing scam that is targeted at attorneys. The current email... Read more»
December 1, 2016
Standing United In The Face Of IntoleranceDear New Yorker, New York and this nation were founded on the premise that we are all created equal. In the weeks that have followed... Read more»
November 21, 2016
US Magistrate Judge Vacancy and Request For Comment on the Reappointment of US Magistrate JudgesThis message is being sent to all attorneys with recent activity on cases in the Eastern District of New York. On October 15th, 2016, a... Read more»
November 7, 2016
The Center for Law and Social Justice Election Protection Resource SheetThe Center for Law and Social Justice is continuing its 30 year history of protecting the votes and voices of our community! On Tuesday, Nov. 8,... Read more»
November 7, 2016
Notice to Bar: Expansion of Mandatory E-Filing in Suffolk County Supreme Court.I am pleased to provide the Bar and other interested persons with an update on the progress of the New York State Courts Electronic Filing... Read more»
November 7, 2016
Law Firm Leadership & Work Experience Survey - Please Participate!Calling All Law Firm Lawyers: Please help the legal profession (while also helping me satisfy my academic research requirements!) by participating in a short, 15-minute survey.... Read more»
October 20, 2016
2017 CUP FELLOWS PROGRAMThe Council of Urban Professionals Invites You to Apply for the 2017 CUP FELLOWS PROGRAM The Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Fellows are talented, multicultural professionals from all... Read more»
October 20, 2016
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall's "The Voting Rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice""The Voting Rights War" tells the story of the courageous and bloody battle for voting rights fought by civil rights lawyers in the Supreme Court... Read more»
September 20, 2016
Notice from Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks relating to the proposed expansion of mandatory e-filing in Richmond County Supreme Court and Suffolk County Supreme CourtChapter 237 of the Laws of 2015 authorizes the Chief Administrative Judge to implement new mandatory e-filing programs in most classes of cases in counties... Read more»
September 20, 2016
Reappointment of Interim Civil Court JudgesThe Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary (Committee) will be making recommendations to the Mayor concerning the qualifications of incumbent judges for reappointment to the... Read more»
September 20, 2016
Court system wants your feedbackCourt system wants your feedback. CLick here.... Read more»
August 31, 2016