The Chief Administrative Judge is seeking comments regarding the New York State Courts Electronic Filing Program. Please see attached memorandum for more information here.
The Dominican Day Parade / Parada Dominicana NY Annual scholarship application period is now open! The Dominican Day Parade Scholarship is designated to assist students of Dominican ancestry to obtain a college degree.
You may access their application here. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2017, not later than 11:59 P.M. EST.
See full press release here.
The CityLaw Breakfast Series events are free, open to the public, and broadcast by Crosswalks cable television throughout the five boroughs. Fidel Del Valle, Commissioner and Chief Judge of the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) will speak on Reforming OATH: Providing fairness and justice.
The event will take place on Friday, February 10, 2017, from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at New York Law School -2nd Floor Events Center, 185 West Broadway (between Worth and Leonard Streets), New York, NY 10013.
The event is free to attend but donations are welcomed.
You can register to attend event here.
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) is joining forces with Catholic Migration Services (CMS), Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, and three major law firms to host a naturalization clinic providing free immigration counsel to individuals across New York City. The free full-day clinic, which will take place onSaturday, January 28th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams at 209 Joralemon St. in Brooklyn, will help registrants complete their naturalization applications, obtain fee waivers, and receive information about their immigration rights.
Individuals looking to register for the upcoming clinic should call our confidential hotline at 212-225-4400. See flyer HERE!
The Bronx Bar Association, the Bronx County Catholic Guild, the Bronx Family Court Bar Association, the Bronx Women’s Bar Association, the Dominican Bar Association, the Jewish Lawyers Guild, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association and the Puerto Rican Bar Association are happy to announce a series of one hour CLE programs in the first week of December in the Bronx Courts. One program will be held in the Bronx Hall of Justice (265 East 161st Street), one program will be held in the Bronx County Courthouse (851 Grand Concourse), and one will be held in the Bronx Family Court Courthouse (900 Sheridan Avenue). The “price” of admission of each program will be $10 and 5 canned goods, or $15 – the attendee’s choice. The proceeds from the programs will be donated to the Bronx Office of the Family Justice Center, a program of New York City government that combats domestic violence.
• DECEMBER 6 (TUESDAY) – DISCOVERY IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS presented by MARVIN RAY RASKIN, ESQ., THE BRONX HALL OF JUSTICE (265 East 161st Street, room 620) – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Graciously accredited by the Puerto Rican Bar Association.
• DECEMBER 7 (WEDNESDAY) – APPELLATE CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE CIVIL LITIGATOR presented by JOHN HIGGITT, ESQ., THE BRONX COUNTY COURTHOUSE (851 Grand Concourse, room 600) – 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Graciously accredited by the Bronx Bar Association.
• DECEMBER 8 (THURSDAY) – DISCOVERY IN FAMILY COURT MATTERS presented by KEITH BROWN, ESQ., THE BRONX FAMILY COURT COURTHOUSE (900 Sheridan Avenue, 9th floor library) – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Graciously accredited by the Bronx Family Court Bar Association.
The Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Judiciary seeks recommendations concerning the qualifications of incumbent judges for reappointment for the Interim Civil Court Judges whose terms expire on December 31, 2016.
For more information on how to submit your recommendations to the committee directly, please click here.
The Committee on Attorney Professionalism administers the annual New York State Bar Association Attorney Professionalism Award. They are now seeking nominations to be presented during the NYSBA 2017 Annual Meeting in New York.
Nominations must be submitted no later than October 14, 2016.
For more information and nomination form click here.
The US District Court for the Eastern District of New York ADR Department is conducting a Mediation Advocacy Training on September 14, 2016 for attorneys interested in participating in the EDNY Mediation Advocacy Program [MAP]. The EDNY MAP matches pro se litigants with limited scope pro bono counsel for employment discrimination mediations. The September training offers attorneys interested in participating in MAP with a basic overview of employment law, tools for working with pro se parties, and mediation advocacy skills.
Attorneys who participate in the Mediation Advocacy Training are eligible to provide pro bono representation to EDNY pro se litigants in matters of employment discrimination. The duration of an average MAP representation is six weeks from the first meeting with the pro se party to the completion of the mediation.
For more information about MAP please feel free to call Robyn Weinstein, Esq., ADR Administrator, at (718) 613-2578 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit their site for more info: https://www.nyed.uscourts.gov/pro-se-mediation-advocacy-program
The 2016 Scholarship Application is now available here.
The completed scholarship application and the required supplemental materials must be received via email on or before Friday, July 15, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. to be considered.
The EDNY ADR Department is seeking mediators with substantial knowledge of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to join the EDNY Mediation Panel. The EDNY Mediation Program is run under Local Civil Rule 83.8
Applicants must complete the EDNY Mediation Panel Application which is available on the EDNY ADR website: https://www.nyed.uscourts.gov/alternative-dispute-resolution and submit one letter of reference from a person who has direct knowledge of the applicant’s skill as a mediator, and one letter of reference from a person who has direct knowledge of the applicant’s knowledge of the FLSA.
Many EDNY litigants speak languages other than English. Please indicate below if you can speak languages other than English and if so what languages. Those who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, and Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply.
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York serves a wide variety of litigants, including persons of varying age, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, religion, socioeconomic and family status. The Court’s ADR Department recognizes that mediators with a wide variety of cultural and life experiences enrich the mediation process by bringing diverse perspectives to resolving disputes. To that end, applicants of all diverse backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply for the training.
Please submit your application and two letters of reference via e-mail to email@example.com on or before Friday, May 6, 2016. Please use the subject line:EDNY Mediation Panel FLSA.
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