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  • November 07, 2019 10:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The University of Georgia School of Law in Athens, Georgia USA has a long tradition of educating lawyers from abroad in U.S. and International Law. Our LL.M. alumni include judges and law firm partners, leaders in governments and in intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, CEOs and heads of corporate legal departments, and university professors and administrators. 

    The law school annually awards generous financial aid to top candidates for the LL.M. degree, including partial and full tuition waivers (graduate research assistantships). The scholarship priority deadline is January 15, 2020Apply now!

    The Dean Rusk International Law Center, the home of international programs at the University of Georgia (UGA), takes applications through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) at www.lsac.org/llm.

    One of the nation’s leading law schools, Georgia Law, offers world class faculty, first-rate preparation, and is the #1 Best Value Law School according to National Jurist. If you are interested in preparing for a U.S. bar examination or taking your career to the next level, contact at LLM@uga.edu.

     


  • October 10, 2019 9:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Commercial and Federal Litigation Section is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its 2019 Honorable Judith Kaye Commercial and Federal Litigation Scholarship, which has been established by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). The scholarship(s) will be awarded to up to five female litigators and will cover the cost of their registration for either the 2019 session of the Commercial Litigation Academy, which is scheduled for November 14 to 15, 2019 in New York City (for those awardees who have previously registered for that session), or the next session which will take place in early 2021. The goal of the Scholarship is to help increase the number of women prepared to serve as first chair in large commercial cases. The Commercial Litigation Academy is sponsored by the NYSBA and the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section.

    The “Kaye Scholars” will also be invited to attend the Section’s Annual Meeting and Gala Luncheon to be held on January 29, 2020 at the Hilton Midtown in New York City. Each “Kaye Scholar” will be presented with her award on November 13, 2019 during a program session which will take place in the Ceremonial Courtroom at the Southern District of New York in conjunction with the presentation of the Shira A. Scheindlin Award for Excellence in the Courtroom to female litigators who have had distinguished career in the courtroom in either the Federal or State Courts in New York and who have shown a commitment to mentoring young attorneys. The 2018 recipients of the Award are Sharon L. Nelles of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City and Sharon M. Porcello of Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC in Buffalo. A cocktail reception will follow the presentation of awards.

    Eligibility: Female attorneys who have practiced commercial litigation between two and ten years since their admission to the New York State bar and who remain in good standing. In addition, recipients must attend the November 13, 2019 event when the scholarships will be awarded.

    Scholarship Application Requirements To apply, please submit the following: 1. A letter (no more than two pages) stating why you should be selected as a Kaye Scholar and how receiving this scholarship would benefit your career or for the next session which will be scheduled in late 2020 or early 2021.

    2. A current resume.

    Scholarship

    The scholarship will cover the registration fee for each recipient to attend the Commercial Litigation Academy in New York City either for the 2019 session scheduled for November 14-15, 2019 if the awardee has pre-registered for that session or the next session which will take place in early 2021

    Deadline

    The application and supporting documents must email to laurelkretzing@gmail.com on or before Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

    Recipients of the Kaye Scholarship will be based on the following factors:

    • Content of letter 
    • Quality of written expression 
    • Work and other experience 
    • Any other relevant factors
  • October 02, 2019 8:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    REGISTER HERE

    Earn FREE CLE Credits While Volunteering for a Great Cause! Judge High School Mock Trial on 10/12 or 10/13 at the S.D.N.Y.


    ~550 students from 5 countries and 22 states are traveling to New York City and they need your support. You are invited to serve as a judge or juror at the 13th annual Empire New York mock trial program, coordinated by Empire Mock Trial (an education nonprofit). By volunteering just a few hours of your time, you can make a meaningful impact in the lives of many high school students. 

     

    General information about the competition below, and registration to judge here.

     

    • Features two trials on Saturday and two trials on Sunday (9:30 AM and 2:45 PM report times), and you can evaluate as many or as few as you'd like;

      • Note: No litigation experience is required to serve as a juror.

    • Earn 3 free non-transitionalCLE credits in the category of skills;

    • The time commitment lasts on average 4 hours, and includes an orientation, meal, trial and feedback period;

      • Enjoy breakfast or lunch on us! 

    • If you invite a friend or colleague to evaluate, we can pair you together.

    • If you can't make the competition, you can still support our students by spreading the word! Share this e-mail with a friend or colleague and/or distribute our flyer in your office;

    • Registering takes less than 5 minutes! Go to: empiremocktrial.org/judge-ny

     

    We are happy to answer any questions you may have!  Simply call us at 646-481-2332 or e-mail us at: judge@empiremocktrial.org. We hope to see you soon!


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  • September 12, 2019 6:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    American Constitution Society’s 2019 National Lawyer Convening on October 17–19, in Atlanta, GA is offering a Public Interest Fellowship scholarship. The scholarship covers travel (airfare, rail, or mileage) and registration costs for public interest and government attorneys earning $100,000 or less.


    The Convening offers the opportunity to celebrate our progressive legal community and empower attendees to be progressive champions and partners in their communities. Confirmed speakers include Hon. Kim Jolson (S.D. Ohio), Hon. Beverly Martin (11th Cir.), Hon. Carlton Reeves (S.D. Miss.), Nancy Abudu, Jarrett AdamsStephen BrightConchita Cruz, Barb McQuade, Neil Kinkopf, Josie Duffy RiceEric SegallElliot Williams, and more.

     

    The deadline to apply is September 17, 2019. If you have questions about the salary cutoff or the scholarship application in general, please contact Candice Isaac at candiceacslaw@gmail.com.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling case-by-case basis.  Please consider applying. 

    You can learn more about ACS here: https://www.acslaw.org.


  • September 10, 2019 9:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Criminal Justice Act Committee of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York is soliciting applications from highly qualified and experienced criminal defense attorneys for membership on the CJA Panel for the District.

    Applications will be accepted from attorneys who are available for case assignments in either the Brooklyn or Central Islip Courthouses, or both. The Committee is also seeking applications from practitioners whose experience is uniquely suited to handling petitions for post-conviction relief.

    Assignments to the Panel will be for a three-year period, beginning January 1, 2020.

    Applications are available at the Clerk's Offices at the Courthouses in Brooklyn and Central Islip. The form of the application has also been posted at the Court's website at:

    https://www.nyed.uscourts.gov/forms/cja-panel-application-form

    Your application must be received by October 11, 2019. Please mail it to:

    Douglas C. Palmer, Clerk of Court United States District Court,Eastern District of New York 225 Cadman Plaza East Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Or submit via E-Mail at: clerk-of-court@nyed.uscourts.gov


    https://www.nyed.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/local_rules/2020%20CJA%20Term%20Public%20Notice.pdf



  • August 21, 2019 7:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Safe Passage is the largest provider of free legal services for immigrant children in New York State; we currently represent almost 1,000 young people, in both NYC and Long Island, who are facing deportation. These young people are not appointed a lawyer, and if they cannot afford one, they must defend themselves. 


    Safe Passage already works with over 400 volunteer attorneys, most of whom have no prior immigration law experience. They are paired with an expert Safe Passage Project mentor who provides them with resources, sample pleadings, and strategic guidance throughout the life of a case. 


    Safe Passage continues to grow to meet the needs of immigrant youth and are recruiting new pro bono attorneys to represent unaccompanied children in immigration court. Their goal is to recruit 250 new volunteers by the end of the year. 

    Safe Passage Project Pro Bono One pager.pdf

    Pro Bono Recruitment Campaign 8.2019.pdf

  • August 12, 2019 8:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) Testing Task Force is conducting a practice analysis survey. The survey is an essential component of the Task Force’s three-year study to ensure that the bar exam keeps pace with a changing legal profession. 

    The survey is open to attorneys nationwide and is focused on collecting information about the current job activities of newly licensed lawyers. The results, which will be published at the beginning of next year, will not only be used by NCBE to develop the next generation of the bar exam but will be informative to the profession as a whole. To participate in the survey and learn more about the study, visit https://www.testingtaskforce.org/2019PAsurvey 

    The New York Board of Law Examiners urges your participation in this survey. 

    testingtaskforce.org | taskforce@ncbex.org 

  • June 10, 2019 10:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) and Make the Road NY (MRNY) release a critical resource for defense attorneys that outlines best practices and crucial information for ensuring the rights of clients while they are detained by ICE:


    Guide for Criminal Defense Counsel:

    Representing Clients Detained by ICE

    www.immdefense.org/crim-defense-ice

    http://bit.ly/crim-defense-ice


    Please share this information widely with the criminal defense attorneys in your area. Together, we must ensure the rights of immigrants in the face of federal attacks.


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