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Federal Bar Association – SDNY Chapter

Serving the Bench, the Bar, and the Public

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

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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

January 16, 2015
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RSVP Now for The Ethics of Social Media – Feb. 17, 2015

15.2.17 Social MediaThe Federal Bar Association, SDNY Chapter, and NYLS’s Institute for Professional Ethics

—present—

The Ethics of Social Media: The Price Lawyers Pay for Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Reception 6:00 pm, Program 6:30-8:30 pm

New York Law School
Room W401
185 West Broadway, NYC

Speakers:

Michael J. Zussman
Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

Glen R. McMurry
Dungan & LeFevre

2 hours NY CLE (1.5 Ethics)

$25 FBA Members, $40 non-members

RSVP to www.nyls.edu/ethicsofsocialmedia by 2/15/2015

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January 8, 2015
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Upcoming Events — Mark Your Calendar!

January – New Year 2015 Chapter Cocktail – Date TBD

January 27 – CLE Program, SDNY Courthouse, Room 850. Labor & Employment Issues. Speaker: Steve S. Landis, Steven S. Landis, P.C.

February 17, 2015 – CLE Program, New York Law School. Social Media Ethics. Speaker: Michael J. Zussman, Glen McMurry.

March 4, 2015 – Event Honoring Chief Judges of the Southern and Eastern District. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Organizer: Danielle Lesser.

March 18, 2015 – CLE Program. Overview of Supreme Court Cases, Patent Law. SDNY Courthouse, Room 850. Speakers: Rob Rando, Cynthia Augello.

March 20, 2015 – CLE Program. All day Fashion Law CLE. Court of International Trade. Organizers: Olivera Medenica, Frances Hadfield.

April 2015 – Second Annual Rule of Law Event. Honoree: Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative.

October 28, 2014
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November 5, 2014 Town Hall: Effective Representation in Mediation

Federal Bar Association
Southern District of New York Chapter and ADR Section
present

Town Hall: Effective Representation in Mediation

November 5, 2014, 5:30 – 7:45 pm

SDNY United States Courthouse, Room 850

Judge-Preska

The Honorable Loretta A. Preska,
Chief United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York

Rebecca Price, Esq.,
Mediation Supervisor, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

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Simeon H. Baum, Esq.,
President, Resolve Mediation Services, Inc.

Jeffrey Kichaven, Esq.,
Chair, Federal Bar Association ADA Section

Download Coursebook here:
November 5, 2014 Mediation Town Hall – Effective Representation in Mediation

Brochure and Sign-up sheet here:
Town Hall Sign-Up Sheet

October 1, 2014
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October 7, 2014: Swearing In of New Officers — Chief Judge Preska Presiding

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Swearing-In of New Officers by

The Honorable Loretta A. Preska
Chief Judge
Southern District of New York

Date:
October 7, 2014, 5 p.m.

Location:
Courtroom 12A
Daniel P. Moynihan United States Courthouse
500 Pearl Street

—Light refreshments—

Incoming Officers

President: Olivera Medenica, Esq.
President-Elect: Michael J. Zussman, Esq.
Vice President: Stacy E. Yeung, Esq.
Secretary: Ira R. Abel, Esq.
Treasurer: Steven S. Landis, Esq.
National Delegate: Wylie M. Stecklow, Esq.
Delegate to the Network of Bar Leaders: William F. Dahill, Esq.
Government Relations Liaison: Amy Gell, Esq.

June 4, 2014
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June 4, 2014: Intro to Employment and Severance Agreements

The Southern District of NY Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is proud to present a 1.5 Hour CLE Program on:

Introduction to Employment and Severance Agreements

Featuring: Steven Landis, Steven S. Landis P.C.

  • Where: SDNY Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, Room 850, New York, NY
  • When: June 4, 2014; Opening Reception: 6:00 p.m, CLE Program: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
For more information, please view the brochure.
Kindly RSVP by May 30 to wogden@wmd-law.com

 

**For a copy of the program materials, please click here**

May 30, 2014
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The Honorable Harold Baer Has Passed Away

The Southern District of New York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association advises with deep sorrow of the passing of the Honorable Harold Baer. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family.  We understand that he had taken a fall over the weekend and was in the hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

Just last week, Judge Baer was honored by the Network of Bar Leaders, an organization he helped to create.  A link to photos from the event, which was attended by SDNY Chapter officers and hosted by Chapter Past President Phil Schatz, is attached below:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/73qed6i8zovisfu/AAAp0M8ZHJJMbs4iln3cRzsAa

A memorial service for Judge Baer will take place this Sunday, June 1, at 1:15 pm at Riverside Chapel, 180 West 76th Street.

Regards,

Bill

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William F. Dahill, President