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Oct
21
Wed
FAQ About Elections: Come Hear the Experts!
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

About this Event

Join us three days before early voting starts in New York for the 2020 presidential election for an evening with some of the state’s top election lawyers. Find out how the system works and if you think you already know the fundamentals, you’ll find out more.

Protecting democracy at the intersection of legislative directives, executive orders, and every day project management challenges requires brains, guts, and stamina. Meet some of the people on the front lines.

Can I still donate $70,000 to a candidate for state-wide office? The New York State Public Campaign Finance Board – structure, status, and plans. Ekow Yankah, Commissioner, New York State Public Campaign Finance Board.

Who really runs New York City elections? The New York City Board of Elections – authority, structure, services to candidates, services to voters. John W. Zaccone, Commissioner, NYC Board of Elections.

Many languages, one democracy, how do we protect voters? Jorge L. Vasquez, Jr., Program Director, Power and Democracy Program, Advancement Project.

Does democracy require perfect elections? Making voting by mail work in New York past, present, and future. Douglas A. Kellner, Co-Chair, NYS Board of Elections.

Is it chaos or is it just federalism? Understanding mail-in ballot requirements in the battleground states. Lawrence Norden, Director, Election Reform Program, Brennan Center for Justice.

Can I vote twice? Counting ballots legally and transparently in New York State. Sarah K. Steiner, Election Lawyer, Former Chair NYC Bar Election Law Committee

How does litigation protect candidates, voters, and elections? The old days, the new days, and the future of the Supreme Court. Martin E. Connor, Election Lawyer, Former Minority Leader NYS Senate.

Moderator: Henry T. Berger, Election Lawyer, Trustee, City University of New York.

Register: Non-lawyers, register here on Eventbrite; Lawyers, register at the NYC Bar Association

Sponsored by:

  • New York City Bar Association Election Law and Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Committees
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund – Volunteer for non-partisan election protection
  • Caribbean Attorneys Network
  • Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano
  • Dominican Bar Association
  • LatinoJustice PRLDEF – Volunteer for non-partisan election protection
  • Macon B. Allen Black Bar Association
  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association of New York

REGISTER HERE

Oct
22
Thu
How To Write For A Law School Exam Seminar
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The MBBA Pre-Law and Law Student Division
Presents

How To Write A Law School Exam

With Ryan Nasim, Esq.

Thursday, October 22nd 6:00 – 7:00 PM

This one hour seminar will offer strategies & tactics to help law students write for their law school exams.

Ryan Nasim is an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the New York City Law Department, where he practices in the Labor and Employment Litigation Division defending the City of NY against state and federal actions alleging discrimination and other claims. In his spare time, he is a bar exam tutor and engages in various pro bono opportunities.

REGISTER HERE

Oct
27
Tue
Know Your Tenant Rights
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-pOpu-0UQX2w3wHpORQnzQ

Oct
28
Wed
Community Policymaking and Movement Lawyering: Alternatives Frameworks for Addressing Legal Issues Affecting Underrepresented Communities – Skills CLE
Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

30 DAYS OF MBBA

Wednesday, October 28th
4:30 – 5:30 PM

Panelists

Portia Allen Kyle
Associate Director, Law & Policy, Voting Rights Lab

Twyla Carter
National Policy Director, the Bail Project

Moderator:
Anta Cissé-Green, MBBA President

“Ground-up” policy making is a framework for approaching policy and legislative advocacy that is rooted in communities. This CLE program will discuss ground-up policy making as it relates to addressing legal issues that directly affect underrepresented communities. It will specifically go over the principles of community lawmaking & movement lawyering as well as the pros and cons to each.

REGISTER HERE

Oct
29
Thu
Fireside Chat with Breon S. Peace, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 2020 MBBA Private Practitioner of the Year
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fireside Chat with Breon S. Peace

Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

2020 MBBA Private Practitioner of the Year

Thursday, October 29th 6-7PM

Celebrate & Learn with the Metropolitan Black Bar Association
Since 1984, the MBBA has advanced equality and excellence in the pursuit of justice, aided the progress of Black attorneys in the profession, addressed legal issues affecting our community, and fostered the personal and professional development of young lawyers and law students. This year will be no exception and we are having virtual gatherings over a series of events!
Nov
11
Wed
MBBA Leap Career Forum: Bankruptcy Law
Nov 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Leap Career Forum: Bankruptcy Law

Wednesday, November 11th
12:30 – 1:30pm

Panelists:

Rashida Adams
Vice President, Counsel Athyrium Capital Management LP

Camille Bent
Senior Associate BakerHostetler
Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Group

Jamila Willis
Partner, DLA Piper

Moderator:
Denisse Mira
MBBA Student Liaison Coordinator
Pre-Law & Law Student Division Chair

The MBBA LEAP Career Forum is a monthly series focused on a particular area of law. The objective of the Career Forum is to provide Pre-Law and Law Students, as well as Young Lawyers, with information about the varied work done by attorneys in a specific practice area. Join us as we spotlight Bankruptcy attorneys.

 

RSVP HERE

Nov
12
Thu
Labor & Employment Law Section Meeting
Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Labor & Employment Law Section Happy Hour

Thursday, November 12th
6:30 – 8:00 PM

Join us from the comfort of your couch as we discuss hot topics and upcoming events for this year.

 

RSVP Here

Dec
7
Mon
MBBA General Body Membership Meeting – 12/7/20 Virtual
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

You are invited to attend the MBBA‘s Quarterly Membership Meeting on Monday, December 7th at 6:30 pm via the Zoom virtual platform.

RSVP HERE

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

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

May
21
Fri
MBBA 37th Anniversary Awards Gala
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Jun
28
Mon
MBBA Annual Membership Meeting – 6/28/20 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