Dominican Bar Association (DBA): Let’s Chat: The Most Important Decisions About Your Career Are Made When You AREN’T in the Room
Monday, March 7; 6:00pm-8:30pm
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; 1540 Broadway, New York, NY

The inaugural panel of the Dominican Bar Association’s “Let’s Chat” series will provide practical advice for career advancement and focus on mastering the nuances necessary to becoming successful, no matter the stage in which your career is in.  This panel will also create a safe space for professionals, at all levels, to engage in a candid and honest discussion about their challenges and goals as legal professionals.

Panelists: Carolina A. Fornos, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Rosevelie Marquez, East Coast Diversity Director, Sidley Austin LLP; Maritza Mejia-Ming, Counsel to the District Attorney, Kings County; Jose Luis Perez, Deputy General Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF
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New York Women’s Bar Association (NYWBA): Promoting Justice: Legal Issues Facing Transgender People
Wednesday, March 9 & Wednesday, March 16; 1:00pm-2:00pm
New York County Criminal Court; 100 Centre Street, Room 535, New York, NY

NYWBA’s LGBT and Criminal Law Committees, NYC Criminal Court Gender Fairness Committee, and LGBT Committee of the Assigned Counsel Plan Appellate Division, First Department are proud to co-sponsor a CLE Program on Legal Issues Facing Transgender People.  Moderator: Hon. Lynn Kotler
Panelists: M. Dru Levasseur, Esq.; Demoya R. Gordon; RJ Thompson
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 The Office of the New York State Attorney General: Career Opportunities within The Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG)
Wednesday, March 9; 6:00pm-8:00pm
New York Law School; 185 West Broadway, New York, NY

The Office of the New York State Attorney General in conjunction with the Metropolitan Black Bar Association will host an exciting panel discussion starting at 6 PM on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at New York Law School. The panel will feature executives, managers and attorneys from the various legal divisions who will discuss the OAG attorney experience, overview the work of the office and available career opportunities. A networking reception will immediately follow. Assistant Attorneys General at all levels in the OAG will be present to meet attendees and answer questions about the office. Attendees are asked to RSVP for this event by Tuesday, March 8th.

Sponsors: The Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Nigerian Lawyers Association, Asian American Bar Association of New York, Caribbean Attorneys Network, South Asian Bar Association of New York, Puerto Rican Bar Association, Association of Black Women Attorneys, and Arab American Bar Association

Please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau with questions at or 212-416-8080.
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Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) & NYU School of Law Women of Color Collective: Voting Rights in an Election Year for Communities of Color
Wednesday, March 9; 6:30pm-8:30pm
New York University School of Law; Vanderbilt Hall, Room 206, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY

With alarming levels of anti-immigrant sentiment and pivotal racial and economic justice issues on the line, we are in the midst of a presidential campaign with much at stake for communities of color. Though we’ve made important strides to defend the voting rights of our communities, there is still much to be done.

Our panel will speak about the challenges and issues creating barriers to the minority vote leading up to the 2016 general election. Attendees will hear about the work being done on the ground to break down those barriers, as well as the opportunity to learn about ways to practically engage in the work to protect and promote voting rights.   Pnelists: Jerry Vattamala, Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund; Natasha Korgaonkar, NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund; Joanna Cuevas-Ingram, Latino Justice
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 Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA): Judge Michael Garcia Celebration
Thursday, March 10; 6:00pm-8:00pm
Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration; 135 West 50th Street, 22nd Floor, New York, NY

Join us in celebrating the confirmation of Hon. Michael J. Garcia to the remaining vacancy on the New York Court of Appeals.  For more information and registration, please click here:

 Metro Latino/a Law Student Association (MetroLALSA): Pa’lante VI Conference: Alzando Nuestra Voz
Saturday, March 12; 8:30am-5:00pm
Fordham University School of Law, 150 W 62nd St, New York, NY

On Saturday, March 12, 2016, MetroLALSA will host its sixth annual conference, called Pa’lante VI: Alzando Nuestra Voz, at Fordham University School of Law. The conference provides you an opportunity to network with leading legal professionals in the field and participate in some interesting topics from leading professionals in the legal field. The panel sessions will discuss contemporary and complex issues, such as the voting rights based on the holding of the recent Evenwel decision and an in-depth discussion about the Puerto Rico debt crisis — how it started and the underlying affects U.S. citizens.

Legal practitioners can earn up to 4.5 CLE credits. Notable speakers will be present at the conference, including our keynote speaker: Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava. For more information, please contact Lorena Jiron at

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Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA): Power Lunch
Saturday, March 12
Madison Square Tavern; 150 W 30th St, New York, NY

Join the women of ABWA at Madison Square Tavern for a three-hour bottomless brunch with the first African-American woman President of the American Bar Association, Paulette Brown, on Saturday, Mar. 12. This is an exclusive opportunity that you won’t want to miss!

ABWA will honor all previously purchased tickets for this event. A limited number of additional tickets will be made available for purchase. Please stay tuned for that announcement!


Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) & Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York (FALANY): CLE: 2015 FRCP Amendments: Everything You Need To Know
Monday, March 14; 6:30pm-8:00pm
Bryan Cave LLP; 1290 Avenue of the Americas, Floor 33, New York, NY

Anna Mercado Clark (Phillips Lytle LLP) and Rodrigo Tordecilla (Bryan Cave) will discuss some of the most impactful amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that recently took effect on Dec. 1, 2015. Patricia Astorga will moderate the panel.

This CLE is FREE for paid FALA New York Members*, AABANY Members, and those who do not need a CLE certificate. For all others, the CLE will be $20**.

Please RSVP to Rodrigo Tordecilla at, and include in your email whether you are a paid member of either AABANY or FALA New York, or if you are attending for CLE credit.

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Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA): Love, Locs & Liberation
Tuesday, March 15; 6:00pm
The Public Theater; 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY

Next month Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater is hosting a production of Love, Locs & Liberation by Ella Turenne, a Los Angeles-based artist, activist and educator who has been described as a “one-woman army of culture.”

Love, Locs & Liberation is presented in association with the Downtown Urban Arts Festival. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

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The Policy Committee of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee,
Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department: Common Disciplinary Problems and How to Prevent Them

Wednesday, March 16; 5:30pm-8:15pm
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; 4 Times Square, 37th Floor, New York, NY

This very special, complimentary CLE program will provide examples and information about conduct by attorneys that has often been the subject of disciplinary proceedings. The seminar features a highly knowledgeable and experienced faculty and a fast-paced, interactive program format. The program is designed for both newly admitted attorneys seeking an overview of common disciplinary problems and experienced attorneys seeking to refine and update their knowledge as well as to avoid disciplinary complaints. 2.5 NY Ethics credits will be provided.

Hugh W. Campbell, Rodman and Campbell, P.C.
Vincent T. Chang, Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP
Catherine A. Christian, New York County District Attorney’s Office
Ernest J. Collazo, Chair, Departmental Disciplinary Committee
Kevin P. Culley, Staff Counsel, Departmental Disciplinary Committee
Jorge Dopico, Chief Counsel, Departmental Disciplinary Committee
Jeremy S. Garber, Special Trial Counsel, Departmental Disciplinary Committee
Naomi F. Goldstein, Deputy Chief Counsel, Departmental Disciplinary Committee
Sarah Jo Hamilton, Scalise Hamilton & Sheridan LLP
Myron Kirschbaum, Kaye Scholer LLP
Richard M. Maltz, Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, PC
Norma I. Melendez, Staff Counsel, Departmental Disciplinary Committee
Michael S. Ross, Law Offices of Michael S. Ross
Lawrence S. Spiegel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Lewis F. Tesser, Tesser, Ryan, & Rochman, LLP
Kaylin L. Whittingham, Whittingham Law

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Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA) & Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA): Reaching Your Goals – Wealth Management Strategies for Women
Wednesday, March 16; 6:30pm-8:30pm
Goodwin Procter LLP; 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY

Your financial life should reflect what matters most to you. And once we understand your priorities, we can help you make choices you can feel confident about. Join us to learn more about how you can better build and preserve your wealth today.

Speakers: Racquel Oden, Managing Director, Head of Advisor Strategy Merrill Lynch Wealth Management; Darric Boyd, CFP®, AAMS®, Senior Vice President – Wealth Management Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

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Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY): Being Out and Asian Pacific Islander at Work
Thursday, March 17; 7:00pm-9:00pm
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP; 800 Third Avenue, 13th Floor, New York, NY

Join the AABANY LGBT Committee for a group discussion of LGBT Asian/South Asian attorneys on “Being Out and API at Work” in the legal community. Attendees can share their experiences and challenges with others at law firms, in-house corporate counsel, public interest organizations, and government practices.

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Hispanic National Bar Association: Corporate Counsel Conference & Uvaldo Herrera Moot Court Competition
Wednesday, March 16-Saturday, March 19
Caesar’s Palace Hotel & Casino; 3570 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV

The theme of this year’s conference is “Embracing Technology.” This signature event provides a unique setting for Corporate America and the HNBA to connect, offering opportunities for outside counsel to meet representatives from numerous Fortune 500 Companies.This year’s conference will give hundreds of attorneys, judges, and law students a valuable and enjoyable three-day program featuring Continuing Legal Education (CLE) panels on cutting edge topics led by experts from across the country, a variety of workshops, and one-of-a-kind networking opportunities.

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Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY): CLE: E-Discovery Ethics Issues Confronting Experienced Practitioners
Thursday, March 17; 7:00pm-9:00pm
BakerHostetler; Rockefeller Center, 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY

Join the AABANY for a timely CLE regarding ethical implications and issues of e-discovery.

Moderator: Tristan Loanzon, Board Member, AABANY

Panelists: Judge James C. Francis, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court; Karin Jenson, Partner, BakerHostetler

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