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  • April 22, 2016 2:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    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
    (https://img.nyed.uscourts.gov/files/local_rules/localrules.pdf)   

    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 
    nyed_adr@nyed.uscourts.gov on or before Friday, May 6, 2016. Please use the subject line:EDNY Mediation Panel FLSA. 


  • April 22, 2016 12:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office is hosting a competitive summer internship program for high school students who live or attend school in the borough.

    The program is open to qualifying sophomores, juniors and rising seniors who must be able to commit to the entire duration of the program, which will run from July 11 to August 12, from 9am to 4pm Thursday, and 9am to 12:30pm on Friday.

    Students will receive a weekly $150 stipend and a MetroCard. Applicants are required to supply their most recent school transcripts, a one-page resume, two letters of recommendation and evaluation forms, from either a teacher, coach, or mentor, and must submit a 300 word typed essay (12 pt. font and double-spaced) on why they are interested in interning with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office and what impact they think it will have on their future personal and professional endeavors.

    Completed documents should be emailed to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office at edprograms@brooklynda.org in pdf format, with the subject line: “Brooklyn DA Summer Internship Program,” no later than May 11.

    Sell full article here.


  • March 11, 2016 10:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2016 Scholarship Application is now available under our scholarship tab hereThe 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.

  • March 01, 2016 9:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Muslim Bar Association of New York (MuBANY) will be hosting a Mock Interview event at NYU on Saturday, March 12 for both law students and attorneys.  If you are interested or have any questions please feel to email Saira Hussain at saira.f.hussain@gmail.com.



    Register here!



  • February 25, 2016 2:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BRONX DEMOCRATIC COUNTY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

    HON. MARCOS A. CRESPO

    and

    BRONX DEMOCRATIC COUNTY COMMITTEE COUNSEL

    MARISSA SOTO, ESQ.,

    INVITE YOU

    TO THE


    LAW COMMITTEE LAUNCH MEETING

    THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016

    6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    BRONX DEMOCRATIC COUNTY COMMITTEE HEADQUARTERS

    1640 EASTCHESTER ROAD

    For more information or questions please contact (347) 281-9759


  • February 25, 2016 2:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program, open to rising (2016-17) second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, LGBT and Multi-Racial students. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA-accredited law schools to promote in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement of Principle.

    All rising second- and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Any other rising second- and third-year law students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply. 

    To qualify for this scholarship, a candidate must be a full-time student. Evening students also qualify for consideration if they have completed one-third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant's law school. 

     Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the following criteria: 

    • Demonstrated academic excellence 
    • Service to the profession 
    • Service to the community 
    • Service to the cause of diversity

    Applications must be received by DRI no later than Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    You can apply here.


           
    Save the Date! 

    The 2016 Law Student Diversity Scholarship winners will be notified in advance and will be officially announced at theDiversity for Success SeminarJune 9-10 at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Seminar brochure and link to register to follow. 
     


  • December 07, 2015 9:58 AM | Anonymous member

    The LaLSA Moot Court offers first-year law students the opportunity to develop brief-writing and oral advocacy skills. The winners of the LaLSA Moot Court Internal Competition will represent Columbia Law School at this year's UC Davis Asylum & Refugee Law National Moot Court Competition.

    Throughout the fall semester, our 1Ls have enthusiastically participated in a series of workshops designed to develop their oral argument skills. The LaLSA Internal Competition will help determine which 1Ls will represent Columbia Law School nationally. More importantly, it will also mark the culmination of our 1L's efforts throughout the most challenging year of their law school experience. For most, it will be the only time during their 1L year when they receive substantive feedback from a legal practitioner. Your participation will ensure that the Internal Competition is a challenging and rewarding experience for our 1Ls.

    You are invited to sign up to judge the Internal Competition for 1-hour rounds. One hour of CLE credit may be earned for each 50 minutes of participation. Only six credit hours can be earned for participation during each reporting cycle (two years). Credit will be applied towards the category of “Areas of Professional Practice.” Credit hours are not available for the attorneys’ own preparation time. You will be required to sign a CLE sign-in and sign-out sheet, which we will provide.
    The Competition will take place on the evenings of January 19th and 20th at Columbia Law School. When you sign up to judge, you will receive further information about the problem and the competition. Please contact Rebekah Rodriguez at rmr2176@columbia.edu to sign up to serve as a judge or if you have any questions.

    Tags: Moot court 

  • November 17, 2015 10:05 AM | Anonymous member

    PRESIDENT: Queenie Paniagua

    PRESIDENT - ELECT: Vianny Pichardo

    VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMITTEES: Joel Acevedo

    TREASURER: Edda Santiago

    CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: Jaclyn Quiles

    RECORDING SECRETARY: Carla Taveras

    NEWLY ELECTED BOARD MEMBERS:
    Maria Felix
    Renton Persaud
    Jaclyn Quiles
    Edda Santiago

     — at Dorsey & Whitney, LLP.

  • October 09, 2015 10:57 AM | Anonymous member

    October 27th through the 29th in return for pro bono service in the Court’s Access to Justice Program.

    Program will be held at 111 Centre Street, Room 107.

    For more information, visit http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/nyc/SSI/Misc/151027_BridgeTheGap.pdf for more information 

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