As President of the Southern District of New York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, I am thrilled to see so many exciting events coming up hosted by our bar association. Included below are just some of our upcoming events, which I hope you have a chance to attend:
February 12, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Cardozo Law School (55 Fifth Ave.) - Town Hall on: Restoring Confidence in the Criminal Justice System in the Wake of Michael Brown and Eric Garner - This panel will examine the history of indictments in the deaths of unarmed civilians, grand jury practice, public backlash and minority communities, as well as state and federal reforms to restore confidence in the criminal justice system.
You can register for the event here. There is no charge for FBA and Network of Bar Leaders members, all others $35.
February 17, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm - New York Law School (185 West Broadway) - The Ethics of Social Media: The Price Lawyers Pay for Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn (2CLE) - Michael J. Zussman and Glen R. McMurry will examine the pitfalls of attorneys using social media for personal and business use. This is a fun and interactive presentation. Probably the most fun you will ever have getting ethics CLE credit, promise.
You can register for the event here. For FBA members, $25; for non-members, $40.00.
February 18, 2015 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm - Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, Room 145 - Crimmigration (2CLE) - 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.
You can register for the event here. Free for current and new FBA members (i.e. signing up to become a member of FBA); $30 for non-FBA members.
March 4, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm - Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, Main Lobby - MEET THE CHIEFS - We will be honoring the four women chief judges of SDNY and EDNY - Chief Judge Loretta A. Preska, Chief Judge Carol Bagley Amon, Chief Judge Cecelia G. Morris; and Chief Judge Carla E. Craig. Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann will provide opening remarks. Please RSVP to Danielle Lesser, the Chair of our Women in Law Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 9, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm - SDNY Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, Room 850 - Introduction to Labor and Employment Law - Steve Landis will provide an overview of labor and employment law principles for non-labor attorneys.
You can register here. For current and new FBA members (i.e. signing up to become a member of the FBA), $25; $35 for non-FBA members.