Transgender Day of Remembrance – Friday, November 20, 2015


Transgender Day of Remembrance

In our Own Voices in Albany, New York Presents:

Transgender Day of Remembrance-November 20, 2015

Transgender day of remembrance is a day to honor the memory of transgender people we have lost to senseless acts of hatred and violence and to reflect on the transgender community’s strength and resilience. Many transgender individuals still live in fear and face discrimination and/or hate crimes on a daily basis. Both globally and in the United States, transgender women of color in particular are assaulted and often murdered, simply because of who they are. In 2015 alone, there have been 20 Trans murders, out of which 9 suspects have been charged. Out of 20 Trans individuals killed, 17 were Black or Latino. In most situations these crimes are not investigated and the perpetrators are never prosecuted or brought to justice. The struggle of Trans lives are now finally being addressed by campaigns such as #TransLivesMatter. Also, big name Transgender advocates such as Laverne Cox, have been making strides by using their celebrity status to raise awareness on issues that still cripple the trans community. Now more than ever, we must come together and work in partnership to promote healthier norms toward the safety and equitable living of Trans and gender non-conforming people. Transgender Day of Remembrance gives us a platform to gather, grieve, praise, share and organize for social justice! Join us on November 20th!

For more information on In Our Own Voices, please click here.

Film Screenings in Albany & NYC. Reserve your space today!

Mahjong and the West Screening on December 3 in New York City

Please join us for an exclusive, one-night only screening of Mahjong and the West, followed by a Q&A with Director Joseph Muszynski and Writer/Producer/Actress team Jannette Bloom & Alyssa Carpenter. A portion of the proceeds benefit Prevent Child Abuse New York. Continue reading

Summer 2016 Job: 2L: $6,000/Stipend, Apply by 2/1/2016


Fellowship Program Goals
The Fellowship has been created as part of the Corporate Counsel Section’s commitment to diversity and in conjunction with the New York State Bar Association’s Diversity Challenge. The fellowship goal is twofold. First, to provide the selected organizations with the chance to have students from a diverse range of backgrounds provide assistance without cost and second, to provide students from a diverse range of backgrounds with an opportunity to experience in-house legal practice.
Eligible Candidates
A second year law student from a New York law school from under-represented groups capable of fulfilling the requested work hours and responsibilities. A minimum GPA of 2.5, a letter of interest with a discussion about your personal commitment to diversity and how being from an under-represented group has impacted you along with a writing sample will be required upon application.
Host Company:
The fellowship will take place at a New York public interest legal or charitable organization that The New York Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors will select from among organizations that apply to The Foundation for a grant. The student will assist the organization’s general counsel (or other similar individual holding a counsel position) with matters relating to counsel or advice to the organization.
Program’s Scope
The Program shall operate during the summer of 2016, and the NY public interest legal or charitable organization will employ and pay the intern at least $6,000 stipend or an hourly equivalent based on the hours required.


Fall 2015, Spring 2016: University at Albany and Albany Law School Racial Justice Series

For the Fall 2015 & Spring 2016  Complete Agenda of Events, Click HERE

“This is the third event in the U Albany/Albany Law School Racial Justice Series, ” “White Antiracism: A Conversation for Everyone,” will take place next week Tuesday (November 17) at 6:00 p.m. on the University at Albany uptown campus (Campus Center Assembly Hall).  

The series is designed to bring together students, faculty, and staff at both institutions to discuss some of the same issues that we are seeing on campuses around the United States. The series is especially timely given recent events at Yale and Missouri.”   



Veterans’ Law Day at Albany Law School, Saturday, Nov. 14, 10a.m. – 4p.m.

Serving Veterans:  Albany Law School will host its next Veterans’ Law Day on Saturday, November 14, 2015.  Location: Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208​,
Time: 1000 – 1600  (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Keynote speaker: U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson.
Over the course of his 24 year Army career, Rep. Gibson rose to the rank of Colonel and deployed seven times. In Congress, he serves on the House Armed Services, Agriculture, and Small Business Committees.

Albany Law School’s Veterans’ Rights Project​ has served more than 200 veterans in the past three years with a variety of free legal services and volunteer attorneys.

Free services provided include:

  • All legal services
  • Employment
  • Small business
  • Peer mentoring
  • Education consulting​
  • Debt/financial counseling
  • Therapeutic animal services

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NYC Event, Dec. 1: Finding Bliss in the Future of Legal Service & Practice: A Roundtable Discussion

On Tuesday, December 1st, from 6 – 8:30 pm, the New York City Bar’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to present “Finding Bliss in the Future of Legal Service & Practice“,    (Location: NYC Bar Association)

A roundtable discussion with Deborah Epstein Henry, Author, LAW & REORDER and Co-Author, FINDING BLISS: Innovative Legal Models for Happy Clients & Happy Lawyers; Matthew Diller, Dean and Paul Fuller Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law; Sandra Leung, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; and Thomas J. Reid, Managing Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

For more information and registration please save the date in your calendars, and feel free to contact Ms. Monica Parks at or (212) 382-6772 with any questions.


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