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Apr
24
Mon
Smooth Moves 2017: Career Strategies for Attorneys of Color
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

5:00 p.m -Diversity Works: The Business Case For Aligning Law Firm Diversity Initiatives With Client Supplier Goals

A thought-provoking discussion among law firm Chief Diversity Officers and diverse General Counsel, or high-level legal executives, from major corporations with forward-thinking employee and vendor diversity initiatives.  The panelists will identify synergistic ways for corporate legal departments and law firms to work together in order to meaningfully improve diversity within the legal profession.

Moderator: David B. Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law, and Faculty Director of the Center on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School; Author of “Why Global Law Firms Should Care about Diversity: Five Lessons from the American Experience”

Panelists: Horacio Gutierrez, Esq., General Counsel, Spotify Inc. and Rosevelie Marquez Morales, Esq., East Coast Diversity Director, Sidley Austin LLP, Adrienne Gonzalez, Esq., Lead – BOLD People & Business Resource Group, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Melique Jones, Esq., Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Skadden LLP  

6:30 p.m. – Networking reception and award presentations

  • Presentation of the Section’s Hon. George Bundy Smith Pioneer Award to Hon. Jeh Johnson,Paul Weiss LLP and Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2013-2017) by Hon. Colleen McMahon, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Presentation of the Section’s Minority Law Student Summer Fellowship

Program Co-Chairs: Hon. Barry A. Cozier, Tracee E. Davis, Esq., Hon. Sylvia Hinds-Radix and Carla M. Miller, Esq.

This program is sponsored by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section  

For more information contact Beth Gould at bgould@nysba.org 

Register Here! 

Apr
25
Tue
The Intersection of Career Genetics, Law and Advocacy
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
6:30 PM
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
101 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Moderator:

Denise Grady
Reporter, Science News
The New York Times

Panelists:

Susan Domchek, MD
Executive Director
Basser Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine

Anya Prince, JD
Visiting Assistant Professor
McKinney School of Law at Indiana University

Lisa Schlager
Vice President, Community Affairs & Public Policy
FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

Join us for a panel discussion led by Denise Grady, science reporter at The New York Times, where we will explore the ethical and legal implications of genetic testing for cancer risk. This program is brought to you by the Basser Center for BRCA in collaboration with Judges & Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert and Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.

*Registration is required for this event. 

***CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT AND HOW TO RSVP***

Apr
28
Fri
New York Diversity Forum: Continuing Legal Education Seminar
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

This program will consist of a series of sessions that will address key issues impacting traditionally unrepresented and marginalized groups and will provide a unique opportunity for cross-cultural collaboration among community leaders. The forum has been structured to allow our partnering organizations to address issues critical to their members with the goal of promoting greater understanding and enabling a constructive dialogue between community/identity interest groups, bar associations, and members of the community. 

The forum is being presented by the following organizations, with the support of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York: 

  • Federal Bar Association LGBT Section
  • FBA EDNY Chapter
  • Muslim Bar Association of New York
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Region II (NY)
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association
  • Dominican Bar Association
  • Long Island Hispanic Bar Association
  • Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County
  • Latino Judges Association
  • International Cultic Studies Association
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • South Asian Bar Association of New York

This Program is suitable for both attorneys and non-attorneys. CLE Credits (4.0 Professional Practice) are available for attorneys.

May
3
Wed
2017 Law Day Ceremony
May 3 @ 12:45 pm

Hon. Lawrence Knipel 

and 

The Justices of the Supreme Court in Kings County 

are pleased to invite you to attend the

2017 Law Day Ceremony 

Keynote Speaker: Hon. Matthew D’Emic

on 

The 14th Amendment 

‘Transforming American Democracy’

Wednesday May 3, 2017

Promptly at 12:45pm

Central Jury Room

360 Adams Street 

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Refreshments will be served in the 11th Floor Boardroom

 

May
9
Tue
Catalyst Network Foundation Inc. Presents: Combating Systemic Issues in the Urban Community
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Catalyst Network Foundation Inc. 

Presents:

Combating Systemic Issues in the Urban Community

Date: Tuesday, May 9th

Venue: TAJ Lounge 

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

2 For 1 Drink Specials: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Panel Discussion: 7:00 – 8:00 pm

RSVP

Eventbrite: https://nyc-motm-communityrevitalization.eventbrite.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/256123681525264/

An Afterwork Mixer and Panel Discussion about

Illuminating the root causes that create the dysfunctions in the urban community

 Family, Judicial System, School, and Community 

Practical, proven solutions to rectify certain root causes, and controlling the narrative telling our stories

 How to control the narrative in the media

How to bring more attention/resources to people who are doing the work and making substantive change

Where to allocate resources to organizations/systems effectively improving our communal issues

Effective measures to change local policy affecting our community

How to become an active stakeholder in our local schools, politics and judicial system

Panelist

Naquan Thomas

Former inmate / Correctional Social Worker

Rikers Island

Patria Frias-Colon, Esq.

Brooklyn Borough Chief, NYC Law Department

Oversees prosecution of court involved juvenile justice youth

Professor Ron Howell

Esteemed Author, Journalist & Reporter

Illuminating the plight of black & brown males

Sierra Brown

High School Social Worker

NYC Public Schools 

Jason Clark

Community Activist / President-Elect

Metropolitan Black Bar Association

Adelia Gibson

Educator / Family Services Social Worker

NYC Public Schools

 Partner Organizations

Metropolitan Black Bar Association

Black Ivy Alumni League 

National Society Black Engineers – NYC Professionals

Yale Black Alumni Association 

Dominican Bar Association

Columbia University – Black Alumni Council

Puerto Rican Bar Association

New York Alumnae Association of Spelman College

New York Association of Black Journalists

Hampton University NYC Alumni Association

Caribbean Attorneys Network

NY Association of Black Psychologists

Empire State Medical Association

May
20
Sat
Beats and Bikes – A fundraiser for the Apollo Theater
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

The Apollo Young Patrons is teaming up with Harlem-Cycle for a spin-o-thon to help raise money for the world famous Apollo Theater. For 45 minutes we’ll be spinning in an intimate but intense 15-bike class to heart-pumping music hand -picked to keep us grooving. This is a fun way to burn some cals and support the most incredible group of young professionals you’ll ever meet. Bring your friends!

If you can’t spin with us, you can still sponsor a rider and support the Apollo Theater. Just click the “Tickets” link.

Harlem-Cycle creates powerful, inspirational fitness experiences, enhanced by the music and décor of the Harlem Renaissance. Class starts at 1:00 PM with a possible 3:00 PM class for anticipated overflow. Cost is $50 per bike.

May
25
Thu
ABWA: Join us in Jamaica for a time of Bonding and Empowerment
May 25 all-day
May
26
Fri
ABWA: Join us in Jamaica for a time of Bonding and Empowerment
May 26 all-day
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
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.

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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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.