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Federal Bar Association – SDNY Chapter

Serving the Bench, the Bar, and the Public

April 14, 2015
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An Evening with the S.D.N.Y. Magistrate Judges of White Plains – April 14, 2015

WWBAWWBA General Membership Meeting

Co-Sponsored by the Federal Bar Association, S.D.N.Y. Chapter & the White Plains Bar Association

 “An Evening with the S.D.N.Y. Magistrate Judges of White Plains”

 Panelists and Honored Guests:

Hon. Paul E. Davison

Hon. Judith C. McCarthy

Hon. Lisa Margaret Smith

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Time:  5:30 p.m. registration and light dinner, 6:00-8:00pm program

Place:  La Bocca Ristorante, 8 Church Street, White Plains, NY 10601, (914) 948-3281

Charge: $60.00 WWBA, FBA and WPBA members

$70.00 non-members

(Checks payable to “WWBA”)

RSVP:  By April 9, 2015 to Silvia Galgano via e-mail at executivedirector@wwbany.org

Attendance is strictly limited to WWBA, WPBA and FBA members and their invited guests.

The opinions expressed by any program presenter are the presenter’s own, and do not reflect the official position
of the WWBA, FBA and WPBA

April 14, 2015
by Ariel Berschadsky
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Panel Discussion on Sex Trafficking – April 28, 2015

sex traffickingIn Your Neighborhood: The Insidiousness of Sex Trafficking

A discussion on the magnitude of and responding to sex-trafficking in the United States

Panelists:

Hon. Toko Serita
Criminal Court Judge
New York City Criminal Court, Queens County
Human Trafficking Intervention Court

William C. Silverman
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Lori Cohen
Director, Anti-Trafficking Initiative
Sanctuary for Families

Iryna
A Survivor of Sex Trafficking

Moderated by:

Lauren Hersh
Director, Anti-Trafficking Policy & Advocacy Sanctuary for Families

Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, Room 850
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

Please register for this complimentary program at:
https://inyourneighborhood.eventbrite.com

Light refreshments to be served.

Brochure: Program on Sex Trafficking

February 11, 2015
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Town Hall on: Restoring Confidence in the Criminal Justice System in the Wake of Michael Brown and Eric Garner

The Federal Bar Association – Southern District of New York Chapter

Cordially Invites You to a Town Hall on: Restoring Confidence in the Criminal Justice System in the Wake of Michael Brown and Eric Garner

An Interactive Forum

The SDNY’s Criminal Law Section together with Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law’s Center for Public Service Law will facilitate An Interactive Discussion in which Experienced Practitioners and Law Professors in criminal law and criminal procedure will offer their views on the Grand Jury Practice Involving Police Officers and the Deaths of Unarmed Civilians. Panelists will discuss Historical Trends in Indicting Police Officers and State and Federal Reforms.

                                                             February 12, 2015

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 55 Fifth Avenue, Main Lobby and Moot Courtroom, New York, NY

Agenda:

Opening Reception:         6:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion:             6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Topics:

History of Indictments in the Deaths of Unarmed Civilians; Grand Jury Practice in Michael Brown and Eric Garner; Public Backlash and Minority Communities; State and Federal Reforms to Restore Confidence in the Criminal Justice System

Panelists:

The Honorable Richard J. Holwell, former Federal District Judge for SDNY, presently partner at Holwell, Shuster, and Goldberg, LLP

Christopher Pisciotta, Staten Island Legal Aid Society

Len Kamdang, Assistant Federal Defender, EDNY

Kyron Huigens, Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Will include interactive discussion among panelists and all participants

Register for the event here: http://fbasdnycriminaljusticesystem.eventbrite.com

No Charge for Law Students, Members of FBA and Sponsoring Organizations

$35 for Others  (waivable, if join FBA or its ADR Section at this program)

Tuition assistance available for qualified attorneys.

Please contact SDNY.FBA@gmail.com for info.

Co-Sponsors: The Network of Bar Leaders

February 10, 2015
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The Ethics of Social Media – February 17, 2015 at NY Law School

The Federal Bar Association SDNY Chapter and NYLS’s Institute for Professional Ethics Present

Forbes

Illustration from Forbes

THE ETHICS OF SOCIAL MEDIA:
The Price Lawyers Pay for Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter

Tuesday February 17, 2015
Reception 6:00 p.m.
CLE Program 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Speakers:

Michael J. Zussman
Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, New York City

Glen R. McMurry
Dungan & LeFevre, Troy, Ohio

2 hours CLE

Cost:
Free to NYLS Students Staff and Faculty
$25 FBA Members (join now!)
$40 Everyone Else

Social Media Ethics CLE Flyer

February 5, 2015
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February 18, 2015: “Crimmigration”

LA Times

LA Times

The Federal Bar Association

Southern District of New York Chapter and Immigration Law Section

Cordially Invite You to a Truly Educational CLE

CRIMMIGRATION

Experts in immigration and criminal law will provide immigration attorneys with a thorough and
working understanding of the intersection of criminal law and the consequences on immigration cases.

Date: February 18th 2015

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Second Circuit Courthouse

Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse

40 Foley Square, Room 145, New York, New York

Opening cocktail and light fare reception 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

(2 skills hours- New York CLE credit only- approval pending)

 Topics:

How to understand charging documents Under New York State Law
Using criminal documents to your  advantage in immigration court
Understanding the Rap Sheet
Should you post bail?
How does it affect the Immigration case along with  strategies when there is an ICE hold
The New Department of Corrections law on ICE holds
How to properly work with criminal lawyers on pleas, bonds, etc.
What they need to know.
What you need to know.
Understanding the Supreme Court’s decisions in Moncrieffe and Descamps
The latest decisions by the Board of Immigration Appeals in light of these important decision.
The implications of all these court decisions.
Arguments you can use in Immigration Court.

The Panel

Immigration Attorneys: Isaac Wheeler  and Matthew Guadagno

Criminal Lawyers: Labe Richman and Chris Flood

Moderator: Cheryl R David

 Who Should Attend: Everyone.

To Register: http://fba-sdny-crimmigration.eventbrite.com

Free for FBA members (join now at www.fedbar.org!); $30 for non-FBA members 

Tuition assistance available for qualified applicants.

Please contact SDNY.FBA@gmail.com or amyngellesq@gmail.com for info.

Download Flyer Here: Crimmigration Flyer

February 5, 2015
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February 12: Restoring Confidence in the Criminal Justice System

 

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Federal Bar Association Southern District of New York Chapter

Town Hall on: Restoring Confidence in the Criminal Justice System in the Wake of Michael Brown and Eric Garner

An Interactive Forum

The SDNY’s Criminal Law Committee together with Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law’s Center for Public Service Law will facilitate An Interactive Discussion in which Experienced Practitioners and Law Professors in criminal law and criminal procedure will offer their views on the Grand Jury Practice Involving Police Officers and the Deaths of Unarmed Civilians. Panelists will discuss Historical Trends in Indicting Police Officers and State and Federal Reforms.

 SAVE THE DATE!

February 12, 2015

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 55 Fifth Avenue, Main Lobby and Moot Courtroom, New York, NY

 Agenda:

         Opening Reception:         6:00 p.m.

         Panel Discussion:           6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Topics:

History of Indictments in the Deaths of Unarmed Civilians; Grand Jury Practice in Michael Brown and Eric Garner; Public Backlash and Minority Communities; State and Federal Reforms to Restore Confidence in the Criminal Justice System

Panelists:

The Honorable Richard J. Holwell, former Federal District Judge for SDNY, presently partner at Holwell, Shuster, and Goldberg, LLP

Eliza Orlins, Manhattan Legal Aid Society

Len Kamdang, Assistant Federal Defender, EDNY

Kyron Huigens, Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Michael Oppenheimer, The Bronx Defenders

Will include interactive discussion among panelists and all participants

Register for the event here: http://fbasdnycriminaljusticesystem.eventbrite.com

 No Charge for Members of FBA and Sponsoring Organizations

$35 for Others  (waivable, if join FBA or its ADR Section at this program)

 Tuition assistance available for qualified attorneys.

                                                                             

Please contact SDNYFBA@gmail.com for info.

Co-Sponsors: The Network of Bar Leaders​

January 28, 2015
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Meet the Chiefs – March 4, 2015

The Women in the Law Committee of the Federal Bar Association
Southern District of New York Chapter and
Eastern District of New York Chapter

Cordially Invite You to

MEET THE CHIEFS

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thurgood Marshall Courthouse—Main Lobby
40 Centre Street on Foley Square

—Light Refreshments Will Be Served—

Welcome by Olivera Medenica
President, SDNY Chapter

Chief-Judge-Katzmann

Second Circuit Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann will introduce:

Chief Judge Loretta A. Preska
Southern District of New York

Chief Judge Carol Bagley Amon
Eastern District of New York

Chief Judge Cecelia G. Morris
Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York

Chief Judge Carla E. Craig
Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York

January 28, 2015
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Save the Date: February 12, 2015 Interactive Criminal Justice Forum

Photo: David Bledsoe/flickr/cc

Photo: David Bledsoe/flickr/cc

Federal Bar Association Southern District of New York Chapter

Town Hall on: Restoring Confidence in the Criminal Justice System in the Wake of Michael Brown and Eric Garner

An Interactive Forum

The SDNY’s Criminal Law Committee together with Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law’s Center for Public Service Law will facilitate An Interactive Discussion in which Experienced Practitioners and Law Professors in criminal law and criminal procedure will offer their views on the Grand Jury Practice Involving Police Officers and the Deaths of Unarmed Civilians. Panelists will discuss Historical Trends in Indicting Police Officers and State and Federal Reforms.

 SAVE THE DATE!

February 12, 2015

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 55 Fifth Avenue, Main Lobby and Moot Courtroom, New York, NY

 Agenda:

         Opening Reception:         6:00 p.m.

         Panel Discussion:           6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Topics:

History of Indictments in the Deaths of Unarmed Civilians; Grand Jury Practice in Michael Brown and Eric Garner; Public Backlash and Minority Communities; State and Federal Reforms to Restore Confidence in the Criminal Justice System

Panelists:

The Honorable Richard J. Holwell, former Federal District Judge for SDNY, presently partner at Holwell, Shuster, and Goldberg, LLP

Eliza Orlins, Manhattan Legal Aid Society

Len Kamdang, Assistant Federal Defender, EDNY

Kyron Huigens, Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Michael Oppenheimer, The Bronx Defenders

Will include interactive discussion among panelists and all participants

Register for the event here: http://fbasdnycriminaljusticesystem.eventbrite.com

 No Charge for Members of FBA and Sponsoring Organizations

$35 for Others  (waivable, if join FBA or its ADR Section at this program)

 Tuition assistance available for qualified attorneys.

                                                                             

Please contact SDNYFBA@gmail.com for info.

Co-Sponsors: The Network of Bar Leaders​

January 20, 2015
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January 27, 2015 CLE – Introduction to Labor and Employment Law

Federal Bar Association

Southern District of New York Chapter

Cordially Invites You to CLE & Cocktails

Introduction to Labor and Employment Law

January 27, 2015

SDNY Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, Room 850, New York, NY

Agenda:

Opening Cocktail Reception:   6:00 p.m.

1 Skills Hours CLE Program: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Closing Cocktail Reception:    7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

(CLE credit Transitional and Non-transitional. New York CLE credit only — approval pending)

 

Speakers:

Steven S. Landis, Esq.

Topics:

In view of the recent explosion in employment-related litigation, a familiarity with employment discrimination practice is essential for all general practitioners. This course will teach general practitioners and newly admitted attorneys the basics of an employment discrimination case and where to file it.

You will learn: where and how to file a claim of discrimination; what types of employment discrimination are prohibited by federal, state and local statutes and what pendent state claims should be included in a federal court complaint; and potential methods to resolve these types of claims.

Who Should Attend: Newly admitted and experienced attorneys new to employment law practice.

To Register:  http://sdnyfba-laboremplcle.eventbrite.com