Calendar

Jan
19
Tue
Ranked Choice Voting: Who’s Your Top Five?
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ranked Choice Voting: Who’s Your Top Five? 
Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Program Fee:
Free for Members | $15 for Non-Member Lawyers | Free for Non-Lawyers
Members of Sponsoring Bar Associations please call Customer Relations (212.382.6663) to register.
Non-Lawyers please CLICK HERE to register.

Please Note: All attendees will receive an email confirmation including a zoom invite two hours prior to the program with details of how to access the webinar.

Description:
Whether it is sharing your top five rappers, restaurants, athletes, concert halls, or actors we as New Yorkers are no strangers to ranking our choices. On November 5, 2019, New York City voters approved Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) for municipal elections. Starting in 2021, instead of voting for just one candidate, New Yorkers will be able to rank their top 5 candidates in all primary and special elections for Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, Borough President, and City Council. Don’t worry if you still want to vote for just one candidate, you can. The speakers will discuss RCV and its impact on how New Yorkers will vote going forward. 

Speakers:
Kwame Akosah, Senior Counsel, New York City Law Department, Legal Counsel Division
Jason McDaniel, Professor,San Francisco State University
David Seitzer, Assistant Deputy Director, New York City Council Legislative Division
Allie Swatek, Director of Policy and Research, New York City Campaign Finance Board

Sponsoring Committee:
New York City Affairs, John Owens Jr., Chair

Co-Sponsoring Committee:
Election Law, Katharine G. Loving, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Associations:
Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association
Haitian American Lawyers Association of NY
Hispanic National Bar Association’s Region II (New York)
LGBT Bar Association of New York (LeGaL)
Macon B. Allen Black Bar Association
Metropolitan Black Bar Association 
Muslim Bar Association of New York 
New York Women’s Bar Association
South Asian Bar Association of New York 
South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association of Queens (SAICBA-Q)
Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York  

Related Reports:

Comments on Ballot Measures Proposed by the New York City Charter Revision Commission (Including Ranked Choice Voting)

NYS Election Reform 2021: The Three Most Important Things – Dec. 16, 2020 Event Agenda & Co-Sponsor Priorities

Jan
20
Wed
CLE: Handling Landlord & Tenant Cases (in the COVID-19 Era) – Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

RSVP at https://brooklynwomensbar.org/calender/cle-handling-landlord-tenant-cases-in-the-covid-19-era/ 

Jan
22
Fri
Real Estate Section Meeting
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
26
Tue
ADR & Diversity Symposium – New York Law School
Jan 26 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Our Story: Asian American Judges Share Their Path to the Bench, Diversity and Thoughts of Future”
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Our Story: Asian American Judges Share Their Path to the Bench, Diversity, and Thoughts of the Future 
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Program Fee:
Free for Members and *Members of the Co-Sponsoring Organizations | $15 for Non-Members
*Members of Co-Sponsoring Organizations please call 212-382-6663 to register. 

Please Note: All attendees will receive an email confirmation including a zoom invite two hours prior to the program with details of how to access the webinar.

Description:
Join us for a virtual fireside chat with prominent Asian American jurists. The jurists will each discuss their path to the bench, reflect on issues of diversity and inclusion and challenges faced in their paths. The jurists will also discuss diversity and inclusion issues raised in Secretary Jeh Johnson’s report as special adviser on equal justice in the New York State Courts as well as speak to the future of the court system in terms of inclusion of Asian American judges and attorneys.

Speakers: 
Hon. Shahabudeen Ally, Supervising Judge, New York County Civil Court
Hon. Jeffrey K. Oing,
New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department
Hon. Ushir Pandit-Durant,
New York State Supreme Court, Queens County
Hon. Lillian Wan,
New York State Supreme Court, Kings County

Sponsoring Committee: 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Robert A. Marchman and Matthew E. Morningstar, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
Asian American Judges Association of New York State (AAJANY)
Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY)
Franklin H. Williams Commission
Latino Judges Association
Muslim Bar Association of New York (MuBANY) 
New York Association of Lesbian and Gay Judges 
South Asian Bar Association of New York 
South Asian Indo-Caribbean Bar Association Queens

Jan
27
Wed
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Section Monthly Meeting
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Join the MBBA Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Section for it’s monthly meeting.

RSVP HERE

Jan
28
Thu
Best Practices for Virtual Trials
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Westchester County Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Committee and Trial Lawyers & Tort Law Committee, Hudson Valley Hispanic Bar Association, and Caribbean Attorney’s Network present “Best Practices for Virtual Trials.” The speakers are Hon. Richard Sise, Acting Presiding Judge, NYS Court of Claims; Hon. Maria Vazquez-Doles, Justice, Supreme Court, Orange County; Glen P. Ahlers, Esq., Partner, Rimland & Associates; Urs Broderick Furrer, Esq., Partner, Harriton & Furrer, LLP; and Jay Kemprowski, Sr. Lan Administrator, NYS Court of Claims.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (1 CLE credit). RSVP HERE

Jan
30
Sat
MSP Annual Pre-Law Diversity Conference – Rutgers Law
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Brunch & Learn with Your Elected Official: New York State Senator Robert Jackson (District 31)
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join the Metropolitan Black Bar for its monthly “Brunch & Learn with Your Elected Official” with New York State Senator Robert Jackson (District 31)

January 30th
11:00AM – 12:00PM

Moderated by Alexi Thomas, MBBA Young Lawyers Division Co-Chair

The Brunch & Learn Series is a “Get To Know You” session designed to provide our members with information on political leaders’ backgrounds, initial interest in politics, career paths, values, and political positions.

RSVP HERE

MBBA Tax Law Section Meeting
Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association’s Tax Law Section Meeting
Saturday, January 30th
2:00pm

Join the Tax Law Section Meeting to discuss upcoming events and topics in tax law.

RSVP HERE

Feb
3
Wed
Family Law Section Monthly Meeting
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

MBBA Family Law Sections Monthly Meeting

RSVP HERE

Feb
6
Sat
MBBA Young Lawyers Division Mental Health & Wellness Discussion
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and Pre-Law and Law Student Division Present:
A Mental Health and Wellness Discussion for Young Attorneys
Saturday, February 6th
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

This session will be led by a mental health professional and will be a support session and safe space for young black attorneys to discuss and unpack how ongoing events are impacting us.

RSVP HERE

Feb
10
Wed
LEAP Career Forum – Ethical & Diversity Challenges of Leveraging AI – MBBA’s Pre-Law & Law Student Division, NYSBA – BLS, & ABWA
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association’s Pre-Law & Law Student Division, The Association of Black Women Attorneys, and The New York State Bar Association’s Business Law Section will lead a discussion on the ethical and diversity challenges of leveraging AI within businesses.

Feb
11
Thu
MBBA Celebrates Black History
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association in Collaboration with Judicial Friends
Celebrates Black History!
Save The Date
Thursday, February 11th
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

RSVP HERE

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Feb
16
Tue
Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Meeting
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

ADR Section Meeting 2/16
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

You are invited to attend the first meeting in 2021 of the ADR Section. Come learn all about Arbitration in an informal, roundtable discussion. Bring your ideas for future events, thoughts about our recent CLE and 2021 good energy.

RSVP HERE

Feb
17
Wed
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Section Monthly Meeting
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Join the MBBA Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Section for it’s monthly meeting.

RSVP HERE

Feb
18
Thu
The Black Bar Association: Then and Now
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The Black Bar Association: Then and Now
Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Program Fee:
Free for Members and Non-Members 

Please Note: All attendees will receive an email confirmation including a zoom invite two hours prior to the program with details of how to access the webinar.

Description:
Join us this Black Heritage Month for a conversation on the history of Black bar associations and the critical role they play today.

Moderator:
Sheila S. Boston, President, New York City Bar Association

Panelists:
President CK Hoffler, National Bar Association 
Honorable L. Priscilla Hall, National Bar Association, Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Association of Black Women Attorney
Lloyd W. Brown, II, Past President, Metropolitan Black Bar Association, The Executive Leadership Council

Program Sponsor:
Office for Diversity and Inclusion, New York City Bar Association

Feb
19
Fri
MBBA Real Estate Law Section Meeting
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association’s Real Estate Law Section Meeting
Friday, February 19th
6:00 – 8:00PM

Join Section Co-Chairs Shakiva Pierre & Jerome Frierson to discuss Real Estate hot topics and upcoming events.

RSVP HERE

Feb
25
Thu
Free Legal Clinic – MBBA Community Service and Pro Bono Committee & The Antioch Community Service
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free Virtual Legal Clinic – Sponsored by the MBBA Community Service and Pro Bono Committee

Thursday, February 25th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Each attendee will have an opportunity to consult with their assigned volunteer attorney in private.You may speak with an attorney regarding any of the following:

  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Immigration
  • Civil/Small Claims
  • Estate Planning
  • Consumer Debt
  • Foreclosure
  • Elder Law/Guardianship
  • Criminal
  • Family/Matrimonial
  • Business

Registration Link Coming Soon

Free Legal Clinic Hosted by the Antioch Community Service and MBBA Community Service & Pro Bono Committee
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE

Free Legal Clinic Hosted by the Antioch Community Service and MBBA Community Service & Pro Bono Committee

Each attendee will have an opportunity to consult with their assigned volunteer attorney in private. Registration is required through Eventbrite. You may speak with an attorney regarding any of the following:

  • Landlord/Tenant 

  • Immigration 

  • Civil/Small Claims

  • Estate Planning

  • Consumer Debt

  • Foreclosure

  • Elder Law/Guardianship

  • Criminal

  • Family/Matrimonial

  • Business

Mar
3
Wed
Family Law Section Monthly Meeting
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

MBBA Family Law Sections Monthly Meeting

RSVP HERE

Mar
15
Mon
MBBA General Body Membership Meeting – 3/15/21 Virtual
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join President Anta Cisse-Green and the Officers and Board of Directors of the MBBA for the March MBBA Membership Meeting

You are invited to attend the MBBA‘s Quarterly Membership Meeting on Monday, March 15th at 6:30 pm via the Zoom virtual platform.

RSVP HERE

If you have any questions, please contact info@mbbanyc.org

Mar
17
Wed
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Section Monthly Meeting
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Join the MBBA Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Section for it’s monthly meeting.

RSVP HERE

Mar
19
Fri
MBBA Real Estate Law Section Meeting
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association’s Real Estate Law Section Meeting
Friday, March 19th
6:00 – 8:00PM

Join Section Co-Chairs Shakiva Pierre & Jerome Frierson to discuss Real Estate hot topics and upcoming events.

RSVP HERE

Mar
27
Sat
Brunch & Learn with Your Elected Official: New York State Senator Roxanne J. Persaud, 19th District
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Apr
7
Wed
Family Law Section Monthly Meeting
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

MBBA Family Law Sections Monthly Meeting

RSVP HERE

Apr
10
Sat
Virtual Paint’N’Sip with the MBBA Young Lawyers Division
Apr 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Virtual Paint’N’Sip with the MBBA Young Lawyers Division

Please join the MBBA Young Lawyers Division at our Virtual Paint’N’Sip! Join your fellow young black lawyers in sharing an evening of wine and art in a relaxed setting, combining the fun and relaxation of a party with the challenge of a class, while we sip on our drink of choice.

Guided by one of our professional artists, we will each work to create a masterpiece that is suitable for framing. Yet with the wine (or beer, if you prefer) flowing freely, the emphasis is definitely on the fun. We encourage conversation and laughter rather than serious focus.

RSVP HERE

 
Apr
21
Wed
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Section Monthly Meeting
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Join the MBBA Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Section for it’s monthly meeting.

RSVP HERE

Apr
23
Fri
MBBA Real Estate Law Section Meeting
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association’s Real Estate Law Section Meeting
Friday, April 23rd
6:00 – 8:00PM

Join Section Co-Chairs Shakiva Pierre & Jerome Frierson to discuss Real Estate hot topics and upcoming events.

RSVP HERE

May
5
Wed
Family Law Section Monthly Meeting
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

MBBA Family Law Sections Monthly Meeting

RSVP HERE

May
19
Wed
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Section Monthly Meeting
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Join the MBBA Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Section for it’s monthly meeting.

RSVP HERE

May
21
Fri
MBBA 37th Anniversary Awards Gala
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Jun
2
Wed
Family Law Section Monthly Meeting
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

MBBA Family Law Sections Monthly Meeting

RSVP HERE

Jun
16
Wed
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Section Monthly Meeting
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Join the MBBA Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Section for it’s monthly meeting.

RSVP HERE

Jun
28
Mon
MBBA Annual Membership Meeting – 6/28/21 Virtual
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join President Anta Cisse-Green and the Officers and Board of Directors of the MBBA for the MBBA June Annual Meeting and Elections.

You are invited to attend the MBBA’s Annual Meeting on Monday, June 28th at 6:30 pm via the Zoom virtual platform.
 
Elections: Members are invited to vote for the board-approved slate of candidates during the MBBA Annual Meeting. 
 
 
If you have any questions, please contact info@mbbanyc.org