The Metropolitan Black Bar Association hosted a Men’s Suit Drive for ex-offenders recently released from Rikers Island Prison Complex. The drive would not have been possible without the support of “100 Suits For 100 Men,” which is a not-for-profit organization committed to reducing prison recidivism by assisting ex-offenders in finding gainful employment.
On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, MBBA’s Labor & Employment Law Committee presented 2016 Year In Review- “A Look Back at 2016 Employment Law Developments” CLE Panel Discussion. Thank you to our host, Arent Fox LLP!
On Friday, February 24, 2017, MBBA held our inaugural Masquerade Black Ball Affair at the Paper Factory Hotel.
During the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus on February 17 - 19, MBBA hosted the "I Am A Solution" Legal Solutions for Improving the Criminal Justice System. MBBA also co-sponsored the Capital District Black & Hispanic Bar Association's CLE about How to Become a Judge, followed by a reception.
In celebration of Black History Month, on Thursday, February 16, 2017 we honored Congressman Charles B. Rangel. Opening remarks were given by Hon. Robert Katzmann, Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit and MBBA President Paula T. Edgar.
#MBBAGives : MBBA Community Service Committee Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Volunteers with Publicolor (publicolor.
The City Bar is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to the upcoming Basic and Advanced mediation training programs in an effort to encourage diverse attorneys to consider adding Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to their practices. These programs are approved under Part 146 of the Rules of the Chief of the Chief Administrative Judge and satisfy the training requirements of many local court ADR panels. The offerings include:
For each of the below Mediation Trainings at the New York City Bar Association for 2017:
Two (2) Full Scholarships; &
Two (2) 50% Discount Scholarships (50% discount off of the regular live program member/nonmember price, the full price of which is noted below).
A wide variety of cultural and life experiences enrich the mediation process by bringing diverse perspectives to resolving disputes.
If you would like to be considered for the scholarship, please send your resume to Gabrielle Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on Friday, March 10. Please indicate if you are applying for the basic or advanced training. To read more about the trainings themselves, please see below:
Basic Mediation Training: Conflict Resolution Theory & Techniques
March 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2017 | 9 am - 5 pm Live Program: $1795 Member | $1995 Nonmember http://www.nycbar.org/cle-offerings/basic-mediation-training-conflict-resolution-theory-techniques-3/
Advanced Commercial Mediation Training
Wednesday, June 7; Thursday, June 8 & Friday, June 9, 2017 | 9 am - 5 pm Live Program: $899 Member | $1099 Nonmember
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 year associates at signatory firms. The institute will include keynote speakers, intensive training modules, and networking opportunities. The program will run from April - July 2017, and will be held on Fridays at the City Bar.
Curriculum will include workshops on the following topics:
Interested candidates must submit a complete Nomination Form (includes a 500-word statement of interest), resume and/or firm bio, and a letter of recommendation to email@example.com to be considered. The nomination deadline is Friday, March 17th.
More information about the Institute is available at www.nycbar.org/ALI.
We are most grateful for your continued support and look forward to working with you on this impactful initiative.
Gabrielle Lyse Brown
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
New York City Bar Association