Calendar

May
27
Sat
ABWA: Join us in Jamaica for a time of Bonding and Empowerment
May 27 all-day
May
28
Sun
ABWA: Join us in Jamaica for a time of Bonding and Empowerment
May 28 all-day
Jun
1
Thu
Lawyers Connect Meet the Judges
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Lawyers Connect Meet the Judges

Thursday, June 1, 2017; 6:30 – 8:30 PM 

New York City Bar Student Members $10.00
New York City Bar Members $20.00
Non-Members $40.00

#lawyersconnect

Join us for a panel and networking session with federal, state and city judges. The panel will offer helpful tips on what judges look for in lawyers and the very important do’s and don’ts in the courtroom. The panel will be followed by small group discussions in a speed networking-style format, where the attendees will be able to meet the judges and ask questions. If you think your career path will bring you to the courthouse and before a judge, don’t miss this program! Snacks and drinks will be served.

Moderator: Hon. Rosalyn H. Richter, NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Dept.

Panel: Hon. Anothony J. Ferrara, Acting Justice, NY Supreme Court; Hon. Debra A. James, NY Supreme Court, Civil Branch, New York County; Hon. Andrea Masley, NY Supreme Court, Civil Branch, New York County; Hon. Delissa A. Ridgway, U.S. Court of International Trade; Hon. Philip Straniere, Supervising Judge, NYC Civil Court, Richmond County; Hon. Lillian Wan, NYC Family Court, Kings County

Please note we cannot offer refunds for this event.

Lawyers Connect was created to help you excel in your professional life, maintain a personal life, and enjoy your legal career.

Special Thanks:

 

Jun
2
Fri
The Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty & The Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

About the Conference
Brooklyn Law School is proud to host the joint 2017 Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty (CAPALF) and Northeast People of Color (NEPOC) Legal Scholarship Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Law, Intersectionality, and the Next Wave of Social Movements in the Trump Era.” From LGBTQ rights to DREAMers to the Movement for Black Lives to new forms of labor organizing among precarious, low-wage, on-demand workers, the social movements of today are increasingly operating at the intersections of multiple communities, identities, and structural injustices. This in turn has created a unique confluence of alliances, collaborations, and common purposes in addressing underlying structural exclusions, inequities, and imbalances of power. Yet as the 2016 election revealed so starkly, these movements for equality and inclusion have also provoked a virulent reactionary populism and counter-reaction. 

What are the opportunities, challenges, and implications of these 21st century movements? As scholars and activists, what role can we play in forging new alliances and strengthening existing ones, advancing the goals of these social movements, and furthering longer-term political and social power? How do we encourage even more conversation between scholars and activists to effect real change? How do we ensure that these new alliances among multiple communities advance common goals without obscuring real differences? And how should we understand and gird ourselves against the various forms of counter-reactions, including those based on the fear of a majority-minority America? These are just some of the questions this conference will address. 

Location
Brooklyn Law School
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY
www.brooklaw.edu/directions

RSVP HERE

Please respond by May 15

Guests may register for one or both days of the conference. The registration fee will cover the following (subject to change): 

Friday: Morning continental breakfast, lunch, coffee & snack break.
Saturday: Morning continental breakfast, lunch, coffee & snack break, dinner and award ceremony.

The conference registration fees are as follows:

Two Day Registration Fees:
$125 Full-time Law Professors, Payment due by May 15
$70 Others (not including Law School students), Payment due by May 15

One Day Registration Fees:
$75 Full-time Law Professors, Payment due by May 15 
$35 Others (not including Law School students), Payment due by May 15

The program is free of charge for Law School students. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Below are links to travel/hotel information, panel descriptions and a call for panel presentations, WIPs, and a call for award nominations and important deadlines:

For Travel and Hotel InformationClick Here:
(Deadline for discounted rate at Brooklyn Marriott is May 4; deadline for discounted rate at Nu Hotelis May 2)

Panel Descriptions and Call for Group Panels and Individual Papers Click Here: (Deadline for proposing a group panel: February 28)

Call for Professional Development Workshops, Works In Progress, Award Nominations Click Here: 
(Deadlines for all of the above: February 28)

If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Post at deborahp@tourolaw.edu or Elaine Chiu atchiue1@stjohns.edu. For questions related to registering, please email events@brooklaw.edu.

Jun
3
Sat
The Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty & The Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

About the Conference
Brooklyn Law School is proud to host the joint 2017 Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty (CAPALF) and Northeast People of Color (NEPOC) Legal Scholarship Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Law, Intersectionality, and the Next Wave of Social Movements in the Trump Era.” From LGBTQ rights to DREAMers to the Movement for Black Lives to new forms of labor organizing among precarious, low-wage, on-demand workers, the social movements of today are increasingly operating at the intersections of multiple communities, identities, and structural injustices. This in turn has created a unique confluence of alliances, collaborations, and common purposes in addressing underlying structural exclusions, inequities, and imbalances of power. Yet as the 2016 election revealed so starkly, these movements for equality and inclusion have also provoked a virulent reactionary populism and counter-reaction. 

What are the opportunities, challenges, and implications of these 21st century movements? As scholars and activists, what role can we play in forging new alliances and strengthening existing ones, advancing the goals of these social movements, and furthering longer-term political and social power? How do we encourage even more conversation between scholars and activists to effect real change? How do we ensure that these new alliances among multiple communities advance common goals without obscuring real differences? And how should we understand and gird ourselves against the various forms of counter-reactions, including those based on the fear of a majority-minority America? These are just some of the questions this conference will address. 

Location
Brooklyn Law School
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY
www.brooklaw.edu/directions

RSVP HERE

Please respond by May 15

Guests may register for one or both days of the conference. The registration fee will cover the following (subject to change): 

Friday: Morning continental breakfast, lunch, coffee & snack break.
Saturday: Morning continental breakfast, lunch, coffee & snack break, dinner and award ceremony.

The conference registration fees are as follows:

Two Day Registration Fees:
$125 Full-time Law Professors, Payment due by May 15
$70 Others (not including Law School students), Payment due by May 15

One Day Registration Fees:
$75 Full-time Law Professors, Payment due by May 15 
$35 Others (not including Law School students), Payment due by May 15

The program is free of charge for Law School students. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Below are links to travel/hotel information, panel descriptions and a call for panel presentations, WIPs, and a call for award nominations and important deadlines:

For Travel and Hotel InformationClick Here:
(Deadline for discounted rate at Brooklyn Marriott is May 4; deadline for discounted rate at Nu Hotelis May 2)

Panel Descriptions and Call for Group Panels and Individual Papers Click Here: (Deadline for proposing a group panel: February 28)

Call for Professional Development Workshops, Works In Progress, Award Nominations Click Here: 
(Deadlines for all of the above: February 28)

If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Post at deborahp@tourolaw.edu or Elaine Chiu atchiue1@stjohns.edu. For questions related to registering, please email events@brooklaw.edu.

The Relationship Between Golf and Business
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Have you heard the saying “important deals are made on the golf course?” Ever wondered what this really meant? Have you always wanted to learn how to play golf? 

Join HALANY for a financial seminar brought to you by Premier Heritage, as we learn about the relationship between golf and business and how learning how to play golf can make or break an important deal.

Our speaker for this event will be Al Florant from Flateau Realty.

This is not your typical finaicial seminar. Right after the presentation we will all receive golf lessons and a chance to test out our skills under the watchful eye of a professional instructor!

The cost for this event is $45.00 which includes the seminar, small group golf instruction from a professional instructor, golf balls and club rentals.  

RSVP TODAY AS SPACE IS LIMITED!

Jun
5
Mon
Writing for Lawyers: Essentials of Effective Legal Writing for Summer Associates and Legal Interns
Jun 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
“One should aim not at being possible to understand, but at being impossible to misunderstand.”
Quintillian
 
PALS is pleased to once again offer a writing workshop to PALS minority summer associates and interns.  Writing is a critical element of attorney development, and we encourage law students to take advantage of this opportunity.

This interactive program, created for summer associates and interns, teaches specific strategies for writing clear and concise legal documents, whether briefs, memos, letters, or emails. Through examples and exercises, participants learn to eliminate common writing weaknesses on four levels: document organization, paragraph construction, sentence structure, and word choice.

About Our Facilitator: 

Founded in 2003, Rosky Legal Education is a leading training firm dedicated to helping lawyers improve their communication skills and overcome barriers to professional success. Its custom teaching methods focus on building clients’ confidence and skills. Rosky’s clients are AmLaw 100 law firms throughout the United States and around the world. It provides an experienced team of writing and speech coaches including former large-firm lawyers and educators from top law schools.
 
REGISTER TODAY
Register today and invite your fellow classmates.
Event registration will end on Wednesday, May 31st
Jun
6
Tue
Battle of the Bars
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For the second time, 14 NYC Metro Bar Associations will duke it out in a spirited night of pub trivia, networking, and overall merriment. Again hosted by the great people over at the Australian, we will start at 6PM for networking, drinks, appetizers, and meeting our sponsors in order to win some premo prizes. By 7, we will battle it out in pub trivia with prizes going to the legal charity of choice to the top three young lawyers division!

This year’s awesome sponsors:

Veritext: https://www.veritext.com

Creative Capital: http://www.creative-capital.com

Precision Lien Resoution: http://precisionlienresolution.com

Strategies For Wealth: sfriedman@strategiesforwealth.com

Sign-up today – the more members of your bar, the bigger your chances of taking home the prize!

Questions? ask Frank Francis – ffrancis@sbscomplaw.com or 917-828-1844

EARLY BIRD price, thanks to our sponsors – $25 until Friday 5/26! Full price $35 thereafter.

Last years winners were:

Metropolitan Black Bar Association – 1st Place $150 Donation

Brooklyn Bar Assocation – 2nd Place 2nd Place $100 Donation

Hispanic National Bar Assocation – 3rd Place $50 Donation

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Human Resources Careers for Lawyers
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Are you an attorney looking for a career change? Are you a law student who is feeling uneasy about your job prospects? With a challenging legal job market, alternative career options are becoming more in demand. Welcome to “Human Resources Careers for Lawyers.”
 
This panel discussion moderated by Arlene Newman, President of Career Bound Success, Inc. and Immediate Past President of the New York City Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), features lawyers who have successfully transitioned into careers as Human Resources professionals. Panelists will share their career paths, lessons learned, and provide helpful tips. Attendees will participate in a question and answer session with the panelists followed by a networking reception. This is one program you do not want to miss! 
 
PANELISTS
Linda Caffin
Chief Administrative and Chief Compliance Officer, Carl Marks & Co., and Co-President of NYC Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) 
 
Liz Bernard
Director of Human Resources, Proskauer Rose LLP 
 
MODERATOR
Arlene C. Newman
President and Founder, Career Bound Success, Inc.
NBA President Elect Candidate – Happy Hour
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jun
7
Wed
15TH ANNUAL WOMEN IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Gather with the women of the Intellectual Property Law Section for an evening of networking and the opportunity to meet some of the leading women practitioners in the field. The program is presented by the NYSBA Intellectual Property Law Section and hosted by Baker & McKenzie LLP, with a dessert reception sponsored by CompuMark/Clarivate Analytics

Join our outstanding panel of speakers as they discuss topics such as Strategies for SuccessHow the IP Field has ChangedDeveloping a Client BaseMentoring Relationships and Achieving a Balance between Home and Work

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Baker & McKenzie LLP
452 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Attendees Must Bring a Photo ID for Security Purposes 

Agenda
5:00 pm:  Wine and Hors D’oeuvres
6:00 to 8:00 pm:   MCLE Program
8:00 to 8:30 pm:  Dessert Reception with Gift Drawings  

***REGISTER HERE***

Jun
8
Thu
Strategic Alliances: How Men in the C-Suite Can Be Allies to Women General Counsel and the Teams They Lead
Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Strategic Alliances: How Men in the C-Suite Can Be Allies to Women General Counsel and the Teams They Lead

Thursday, June 8, 2017 | 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Pre-panel reception and networking
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – General Counsel Panel
7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Post-panel reception and continuing networking

Program Fee: $25 for Students | $35 for Members | $50 for Non-Members

Includes wine and cheese reception and a copy of the book, Street Smarts for Women Lawyers.

Description: 
Everyone benefits when men and women recognize that their common purpose of providing the best legal services to their clients can be achieved by being allies for each other. Topics respecting career advancement, such as taking on more challenging assignments, being given opportunities to engage in client-facing business development activities, and achieving pay equality, when raised solely by women, often fall on deaf ears.

There are men, some of whom call themselves “feminists,” who easily understand the strength in forming alliances with the women on their teams, and know the impact they can have by promoting diversity both in corporate legal departments and at law firms. The trend today by general counsels of publicly-traded corporations is to incentivize lawyers on the in-house teams which choose diverse outside counsel and to award additional compensation to the outside law firms which have women and diverse attorneys handling matters for corporate work. This is now being reflected in the RFP process as well.

Alliances happen when male general counsels have recognized and are aware of unconscious bias and how important it is to act as mentors and sponsors for the women in their department. Alliances happen when law firm management committees choose to create an environment which is committed to diversity and inclusion. Theoretically, the result should be better client service and satisfaction when male and female general counsels reach across the divide and ally themselves for a common goal.

Panelists:
Tina Mohanty, General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer, Plated
Marisol Rubecindo, Executive Director/Commercial Card General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase
Kimberly Banks MacKay, Head, U.S. Legal, Novartis Business Services
Thomas Sabatino, Executive Vice President and General Counsel Law and Regulatory Affairs, Aetna 
Atiba Adams, General Counsel, Mars Global Chocolate
John Chou, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, AmerisourceBergen Corporation

Moderator:
Laura Alemzadeh, General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Maesa

Sponsoring Association Committees: 
Women in the Legal Profession, Melissa Colon-Bosolet, Chair
Business and Leadership Development Subcommittee, Bernadette Beekman and Blanche Stovall, Co-Chairs

Jun
13
Tue
Mass Incarceration: Mercy Matters
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

On June 13, 2017, The Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission will host a one day conference, “Mass Incarceration: Mercy Matters” at Fordham Law School located at 150 W.62nd Street, New York, NY 10023.  

The conference will discuss the cause and effect of the high incarceration rate and solutions to reduce the numbers of persons of color entering the prison system. There will be sessions examining bail reform, civil problems contributing to mass incarceration, implicit bias in sentencing, parole and efforts to reform the prison system.  

Conference program and registration information to follow. 

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Mass Incarceration: Mercy Matters
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission invites you to attend an all day conference: Mass Incarceration: Mercy Matters on June 13, 2017 at Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023.  The conference will discuss the cause and effect of the high incarceration rate and solutions to reduce the numbers of persons of color entering the prison system. There will be sessions examining bail reform, civil issues contributing to mass incarceration, prosecution of cases, and efforts to reform the prison system.

 The conference is free and 5.5 CLE credits will be provided.

Jun
23
Fri
All White Yacht Affair & Associates Dinner
Jun 23 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Jun
27
Tue
Yoga Night
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm

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Jul
25
Tue
Annual Post-Conviction Capital Defense Training Program
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 7:45 pm

This program is intended for law students and attorneys who are currently representing or are interested in representing death-row inmates in post-conviction proceedings. The program features nationally recognized death penalty experts. It includes (i) a presentation on habeas corpus that is designed for beginners, (ii) a presentation on current trends and issues that is designed for seasoned practitioners, (iii) a review of recent Supreme Court decisions, (iv) a presentation on developing mitigation evidence in post-conviction cases, (v) a presentation on intellectual disability and mental illness in capital cases, and (vi) a presentation on ethics issues in post-conviction litigation. The session will be followed by presentation of the Norman Redlich Capital Defense Distinguished Service and Pro Bono Awards. These awards seek to honor Dean Redlich’s legacy by recognizing those members of the New York bar who have emulated his life-long dedication to challenging the death penalty. The award presentation will be followed by a keynote lecture by Hon. John Gleeson, former U.S. District Judge and now a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. The program will conclude with a cocktail reception. 

For more information about the event, please contact Muhammad U. Faridi at mfaridi@pbwt.com or 212-336-2874. 

Keynote Speaker:
Hon. John Gleeson, Former United States District Judge of the United States District Court, EDNY and Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Speakers:
Jeffrey Kirchmeier, Professor, CUNY School of Law
Eric Freedman, Professor, Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Harry Sandick, Partner, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Lori Leskin, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Marc Shapiro, Senior Associate, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
John Blume, Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

Sponsoring Association Committee: 
Capital Punishment Committee, Art Cody, Chair

Aug
10
Thu
American Bar Association CLE In The City Series
Aug 10 – Aug 11 all-day

Please review the attached brochure for information about an incredible CLE event this summer in New York City.

The 2017 American Bar Association Annual Meeting is in New York, August 10–15 at the New York Hilton Midtown, on Sixth Avenue between 53rd and 54th Streets.  The ABA is working with the New York City Bar Association and our Association, many other local and affinity bar associations, and more than 60 law firms with presences in New York on an innovative series of programming in conjunction with the ABA Annual Meeting. The new CLE in the City Series will offer first-rate CLE Programs held in Midtown law firms and other special venues (the New York International Arbitration Center, Fordham Law Center, Lincoln Center, the New York City Bar Association and potentially the United Nations). The programs are divided into twelve practice area tracks, and will be offered all day on Thursday, August 10 and Friday morning, August 11 at just $25 per program.  The attached Save the Date highlights the information relating to the various tracks.

Once you purchase a ticket for one or more CLE programs in this Series, you may add a lunch program featuring prominent speakers (non-CLE), for just an additional $20.   Included with your one or more $25 CLE in the City tickets is a bonus CLE program – Bright Insight: Key Business Drivers and Trends Affecting Real Estate Decision Making, presented by Cushman & Wakefield, scheduled Thursday, August 10 at 4:00 pm at the Hilton New York Midtown – followed by an entertaining Trial of Two Pizzas (New York v. Chicago) and Reception. This program and the reception are at no additional cost.

This outreach to ABA members and nonmembers in the Tri-State region (including all of the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) is designed to give you a sampling of the incredible programs and events offered by the ABA. It will also provide an opportunity to network with lawyers attending the ABA Annual Meeting from across the country and around the world.   This offer has limited availability and will be available to you through a special registration code sent in an email on June 1. We are giving you advance notice now so you can block August 10 and 11 on your calendar!    

If you would like to learn about other exciting events being offered at the ABA Annual Meeting, please visit the website ambar.org/annual. General registration is open now with registration fees starting as low as $95.00.  Registering today will secure your place at the CLE in the City Series as well as give you the opportunity to register for other programming. If you decide to wait, you will receive a separate email on June 1 with a promo code and a link to the CLE in the City programs allowing you to purchase tickets without registering for the Annual Meeting – as long as you reside within the Tri-State area. You do not have to be an ABA member to take advantage of the unique CLE in the City series of programs.

We look forward to seeing you in August.

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Sep
22
Fri
4th Annual National HBCU Pre-Law Summit Sponsored by Access Group
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm

The National HBCU Pre-Law Summit & Law Expo is the nation’s one and only pre-law conference created especially for HBCU students and grads and designed to address their unique issues and concerns. Free of charge! Everyone is welcome!

RSVP HERE! 

Sep
23
Sat
4th Annual National HBCU Pre-Law Summit Sponsored by Access Group
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm

The National HBCU Pre-Law Summit & Law Expo is the nation’s one and only pre-law conference created especially for HBCU students and grads and designed to address their unique issues and concerns. Free of charge! Everyone is welcome!

RSVP HERE! 

Oct
13
Fri
4th Annual National Diversity Pre-Law Conference Sponsored by Access Group
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The National Diversity Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair is a national outreach, networking and empowerment event designed specifically for DIVERSE aspiring lawyers from across the country. Through keynote and special guest speeches presented by prominent lawyers and thought leaders, and dynamic panel discussions and workshops led by seasoned professionals, this event connects students with critical law school admissions, preparation and career success information that they otherwise might not receive from websites and other forms of media.

Also, it goes further than most pre-law events, by directly addressing the very real and difficult issues and concerns and added challenges facing diverse law school aspirants, law students and lawyers.

Through the Law School and Diversity Resources Fair, The National Diversity Pre-Law Conference & Law Fair brings together and connects these diverse aspiring law students with invaluable resources. Participants have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with representatives from a variety of law schools interested in recruiting them, but also organizations that have pre-law programs and initiatives, and prospective employers that are all in support of the common goal of bringing about more meaningful diversity and inclusion in American law schools and in the legal profession.

The National Diversity Pre-Law Conference & Law Fair stands apart by offering attendees seminars in diversity leadership, coalition building and collaboration, and cultural competency so they can have the necessary guidance, tools and strategies to take on leadership roles in the area of diversity and inclusion once they become law students – at their respective law schools – and then once they become members of their states’ lawyer organizations. Further, it encourages attendees to utilize their law degrees in furtherance of service, advocacy and social justice.

The National Diversity Pre-Law Conference & Law Fair aims to provide aspiring diverse lawyers with access to GAME-CHANGING information, connections and resources – all in one place at one time!

We are an event designed for those who want to be lawyers who can compete AND make a difference. We are the pre-law conference with a conscience! Join our movement!

Oct
14
Sat
4th Annual National Diversity Pre-Law Conference Sponsored by Access Group
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The National Diversity Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair is a national outreach, networking and empowerment event designed specifically for DIVERSE aspiring lawyers from across the country. Through keynote and special guest speeches presented by prominent lawyers and thought leaders, and dynamic panel discussions and workshops led by seasoned professionals, this event connects students with critical law school admissions, preparation and career success information that they otherwise might not receive from websites and other forms of media.

Also, it goes further than most pre-law events, by directly addressing the very real and difficult issues and concerns and added challenges facing diverse law school aspirants, law students and lawyers.

Through the Law School and Diversity Resources Fair, The National Diversity Pre-Law Conference & Law Fair brings together and connects these diverse aspiring law students with invaluable resources. Participants have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with representatives from a variety of law schools interested in recruiting them, but also organizations that have pre-law programs and initiatives, and prospective employers that are all in support of the common goal of bringing about more meaningful diversity and inclusion in American law schools and in the legal profession.

The National Diversity Pre-Law Conference & Law Fair stands apart by offering attendees seminars in diversity leadership, coalition building and collaboration, and cultural competency so they can have the necessary guidance, tools and strategies to take on leadership roles in the area of diversity and inclusion once they become law students – at their respective law schools – and then once they become members of their states’ lawyer organizations. Further, it encourages attendees to utilize their law degrees in furtherance of service, advocacy and social justice.

The National Diversity Pre-Law Conference & Law Fair aims to provide aspiring diverse lawyers with access to GAME-CHANGING information, connections and resources – all in one place at one time!

We are an event designed for those who want to be lawyers who can compete AND make a difference. We are the pre-law conference with a conscience! Join our movement!

Nov
10
Fri
13th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference – Sponsored by Access Group
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

The National Black Pre-Law Conference is the nation’s premier information-sharing and networking empowerment event for aspiring Black lawyers!

#aspiringblacklawyers #blackprelawconference

Nov
11
Sat
The 3rd Annual Joint National Black and Hispanic Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair 2017
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

The Third Annual Joint National Black and Hispanic Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair 2017 is a unique major pre-law event that provides important information, resources and connections for aspiring Black and Latinx lawyers. What makes it different is that it provides special sessions discussing the importance of coalition building and collaboration between these major racial and cultural groups for the common goal of increasing diversity in law schools and in the legal profession. There is also a large law fair attracting more than 100 law schools across the country interested in recruiting and increasing their numbers of Black and Latinx law students. A special tour of New York City area law schools is also organized on the Thursday prior to the event. Optional social events are planned in the evenings as well as a tour of New York City on Sunday after the close of the event.