• August 23, 2014 10:49 AM | Anonymous member

    The Dominican Bar Association begins accepting applications for its annual student scholarship awards.

    The 2014 Dominican Bar Association student scholarship awards will be announced at the organization's annual scholarship dinner, scheduled to be held on October 28, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Times Square.

    Visit our Scholarship page to download the application. Please note, students must be DBA members in order to access the scholarship application. Student membership at the DBA is free of charge.

    All student applications and required documents should be submitted on or before September 30, 2014. Currently enrolled part-time and full-time law students are encouraged to apply.

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  • July 01, 2014 10:48 AM | Anonymous member

    The 2014 Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program places New York inner-city high school students with legal employers for the summer. This Program is part of the New York City Bar's efforts to enhance the diversity of the legal profession.

    Students are selected to participate in the Program based upon personal interviews and demonstrated academic excellence. They are first nominated by their schools and then interviewed by the Program staff. Our interview process consists of face-to-face meetings with the students and a written test that we administer to determine comfort with challenges common to an office environment. Prior to their internships, all applicants participate in a mandatory, three-part Pre-Employment Training which provides them with one-one-one resume and cover letter review, as well as presentations on interview preparation, office etiquette, and professional attire workshops.

    Job assignments vary depending on the needs of the employer, but typically include organizing information and documents, filing, and record keeping. The students are paid by the employer, with compensation comparable to that of other paid internships. While most of the students seek full-time summer employment, some of the students are available for part-time positions.

    New York City Bar is seeking volunteer attorneys for their annual Speed Networking Event (Tuesday, July 8th at ABC News). Link to apply for program: Additionally, it seeks volunteers for their Diverse Career Opportunities Program (Tuesday, July 22nd at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.) Link to apply for program:

    These are minimal commitment, but high impact programs – each program is approximately two hours long, and gives inner-city high school students the opportunity to meet and talk with attorneys, develop their networking skills, and learn more about the professional opportunities available to them. 

  • July 01, 2014 10:47 AM | Anonymous member

    The White House announced on April 15, 2013 that President Barack Obama has nominated Vernon S. Broderick, Esq. to serve on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    roderick was recommended to President Obama by U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer.

    "Vernon Broderick is a proven leader with a strong legal and public service background," said Senator Schumer in a press note. "Mr. Broderick has a clear commitment to justice, outstanding dedication to public service, and broad experience that makes him an exceptional choice for a position on the bench in the Southern District."

    Broderick was born in New York City. His mother’s family hails from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico while his father’s family is from Jamaica.

    About Vernon S. Broderick

    Vernon Broderick concentrates his practice on white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions, regulatory investigations and proceedings, and business litigation. He is a member of the White Collar Defense & Investigations Group and the Complex Commercial Litigation Group.

    Mr. Broderick represents corporations and individuals in white collar criminal matters involving alleged environmental law violations, securities fraud, RICO, money laundering, bribery, and mail and wire fraud, and conducts internal investigations for corporations. He has conducted investigations on behalf of an international corporation that was accused of wrongdoing by "whistleblowers," and supervised similar investigations conducted by in-house compliance counsel for this same corporation. He also regularly advises companies and individuals on corporate and regulatory compliance issues.

    Mr. Broderick's practice also includes representing clients in civil business litigation, many of which are parallel or related proceedings filed in connection with criminal and regulatory matters. Mr. Broderick has handled complex civil cases, including matters involving breach of fiduciary duty and securities fraud. He has also worked on bankruptcy litigation matters in various bankruptcy cases, including Global Crossing, Adelphia, Lennox and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.

    Mr. Broderick was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York for eight years. While at the United States Attorney's Office, he served as chief of the Violent Gangs Unit and investigated and prosecuted cases involving organized crime, international narcotics trafficking, and violent crimes, including murder, kidnapping, robbery, extortion and assault. Mr. Broderick has conducted as first or second chair 10 federal jury trials and argued 12 times before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Broderick was a recipient of the Justice Department's Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney in both 1997 and 1998. Prior to serving as an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Broderick was an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

    Mr. Broderick was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in January 2011 to the New York State Commission on Public Integrity and served until new legislation created the Joint Commission on Public Ethics. He has been a Commissioner on the Commission to Combat Police Corruption in New York City since his appointment by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2003. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, and serves on the Board of Directors of the LatinoJustice PRLDEF and the Board of Directors for the Justice Resource Center of New York City.

    Mr. Broderick graduated from Yale University, and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

    Link to White House press announcement of nomination:

  • June 19, 2014 10:47 AM | Anonymous member

    Is New York City losing its creative edge? How do we build a vibrant New York economy- one that is creative and inclusive? Join Scott M. Stringer, Richard Florida, and a panel of distinguished thinkers, trendsetters, and New York City media personalities.

    Event will take place on July 16, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM with a reception to follow at:

    NYU Kimmel Center for University Life
    60 Washington Square South, New York, NY
    Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, 4th Floor

    Register at:

  • June 19, 2014 10:45 AM | Anonymous member

    The NYC Bar will host a number of events designed to provide professional experience, development and educational programs for inner-city students interested in pursuing legal careers.

    Networking Workshop & Speed Networking at ABC News
July 8, 2014 6pm ABC News, 77 West 66th Street A comprehensive networking training, followed by participation in a Speed Networking Program sponsored by ABC, where students meet in speed-sessions with volunteer attorneys. Volunteer Registration:

    Diverse Career Opportunities Panel July 22, 2014 6pm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP A panel of four attorneys in diverse career fields speaks about their career paths and provide advice for attaining one's professional goals. The students are then divided into small group sessions with attorneys who speak about their career paths, and the students report back to the group, followed by an open networking session. Volunteer Registration:

    Employer Registration Form: and the Job Shadow Week Registration Form: More information about the Job Shadow Week is also available on the program website, which includes sample agendas from participating companies:

    For more information about any of these initiatives, please contact Clare Plunkett, Administrator, Diversity Pipeline Initiatives, at or (212) 382-6772. Detailed information about our various programs is available on the Program website as well.

  • June 19, 2014 10:45 AM | Anonymous member

    Our panelists will lead a discussion exploring and expanding upon the themes of What Works for Women at Work and will share their insights learned while traveling their own career paths to become leaders in the legal profession.

    Anne-Marie Slaughter describes What Works for Women at Work as a book "that every working woman should reada€|and every man who works with women should read." Written by Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law and her daughter, Yale Law student Rachel Dempsey, the book is based on decades of research, interviews with successful women and anecdotal evidence, and is an indispensable guide to mastering office politics as a woman. It examines four distinct patterns of workplace behavior, including the Maternal Wall, 'Prove It Again!', the Tug of War, and the Tightrope, that impede women's advancement to leadership positions. The panel will expand upon the concrete strategies and advice offered in the book to counter these scenarios.

    Speakers: Wendi S. Lazar, Outten & Golden LLP; Stacey J. Rappaport, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP.

    Sponsored by: Committee on Women in the Legal Profession, Lori Pines, Chair; Career Advancement and Management, Courtney Fitzgibbons, Chair.

    City Bar Law Student Member Price: $5.00; City Bar Member: $15; Non-Member: $25
Your registration fee includes breakfast.

  • June 19, 2014 10:43 AM | Anonymous member

    Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and high-lighting the transformative impact of this groundbreaking legislation in forging a pathway to social justice and equal opportunity for all Americans.

    Featuring: "Talk Back" with Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America.

    Panelists: Charles Ogletree, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School (Moderator); Dennis Parker, Director, ACLU Racial Justice Program; Michael Jones, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Co-Cahir, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Barbara Arnwine, President & Executive Director, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Gilbert King, Author, Devil in the Grove; Aja Moore, Co-Chair, Young Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

    Sponsored by: New York City Bar Association, Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Young Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

    Space is limited. Please register at For more information, please contact Karen Miller at or call 202-662-8307.

    Note: This event will be held at the Offices of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, 125 Broad Street (between Water & South) 

  • June 19, 2014 10:42 AM | Anonymous member

    Given the state of our current economy, promoting consumer welfare and ensuring a competitive commercial marketplace are more necessary than ever. Consumer protection and antitrust attorneys address the most interesting and diverse issues relating to fraud.

    Representatives from the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC"), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the New York Attorney General's and the Department of Justice's Antitrust Divisions will be present to discuss the work performed by each of their offices, provide advice on pursuing a career in this area generally, and more specifically within their agencies, and identify efforts made by their agencies to encourage diversity and increase the numbers of diverse and female attorneys in government service.

    Speakers: Steve Tugander, Department of Justice, Antitrust Division; Nancy Turnblacer, Federal Trade Commission, Northeast Region.

    Sponsored by: Committee on Minorities in the Courts, Nadine Fontaine, Chair; Committee on Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Fiona Schaeffer, Chair.

    There is no charge for this program.

  • June 19, 2014 10:40 AM | Anonymous member

    The City Bar will hold its annual reception celebrating LGBT Pride Month, where we present two individuals with the Arthur S. Leonard Award for distinguished service on behalf of the LGBT community.

    This year, we are pleased to recognize recipients Carmelyn P. Malalis, Partner, Outten & Golden LLP; and Jeffrey S. Trachtman, Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. Please join us!
    Sponsored by: Committee on Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Rights, Jordan Backman, Chair
    Co-sponsored by: City Bar Justice Center; The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York; The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center; National Association of Women Lawyers.
  • June 19, 2014 10:39 AM | Anonymous member

    The Committee on Women in the Profession invites you to the last of its four-part breakfast series on Women in Intellectual Property.

    Following up on the prior sessions on substantive areas of IP law, this fourth breakfast focuses on "Managing Your Intellectual Property Career." The presenters will provide insights and tips on how to succeed in the field of intellectual property. The breakfast will be informal and interactive, with audience questions welcome.

    Moderator: Ayala Deutsch, Senior Vice President & Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, NBA Properties, Inc.
    Speakers: Eleanor M. Lackman, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP; Marni Pedorella, Vice President, Intellectual Property, NBC Universal Media LLC; Elizabeth S. Weiswasser, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Sponsored by: Committee on Women in the Profession, Lori Pines, Chair; Subcommittee on Women in Intellectual Property, Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme, Chair

    City Bar Member: $15; Non-Member: $25; Your registration fee includes breakfast.

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