“The State of LGBT Rights in 2017″
This program will feature panelists from various backgrounds and organizations, including Albany Law School alumna Judge Elizabeth Garry and Martha Harvey of the Capital Region Pride Center, to speak about the current state of rights in the LGBT community and what we can expect looking toward the future in light of our new president. There will be a networking reception (with appetizers and beer/wine) afterward for those who want to speak with panelists/attorneys directly.
This is the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/235948326860398/
This is a very timely event and we hope you will all join us to either educate yourself about your own rights or to support others!
Monday, January 30, 2017
Location: ALBANY LAW SCHOOL, DEAN ALEXANDER MOOT COURTROOM (DAMC)
80 NEW SCOTLAND AVENUE, Albany, NY
Registration 5:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Reception to Follow 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Albany Law School’s newest students were greeted with a standing ovation when they were sworn in by U.S. District Judge Mae D’Agostino on the final day of orientation, Monday, August 22, 2016.
This BLOG post is an excerpt from Albany Law School’s webpage: http://www.albanylaw.edu/about/news/current/Pages/Albany-Law-School-Welcomes-Class-of-2019.aspx
The class represented a 16% increase in size from last year, along with greater diversity and stronger academic indicators. Learn more about the Class of 2019:
- 50% women:50% men, ages ranging from 19 to 58 years old, with an average of 25.
- Some of the many languages spoken by the class include Arabic, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Urdu, and Yoruba.
- Foreign-born students hail from Canada, France, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Peru.
- Fifty-nine undergraduate schools are represented, including Cornell University, Fordham University, Rutgers University, St. John’s University, University at Albany, and University of Notre Dame.
- One student won an Emmy Award in 2014 for Producer of Best Documentary and was nominated for an Academy Award. Others held jobs as investment manager, financial analyst, assistant dean of students, CPA, blueberry farmer, pharmacist, and U.S. Army Lt. Col.
“Remember, you’re professionals now, you’re embarking on this great career. So take advantage of everything that Albany Law School and its faculty have to offer to you.” ~U.S. District Judge Mae D’Agostino
In Our Own Voices, Inc.
October 12-15, 2016
For more information, click here.
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
For more information and registration, please click here: http://bit.ly/1UoYSCP
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
To register, please click here: http://bit.ly/1S6C22e
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
Thursday, March 3rd
Am I My Brother’s Keeper
245 Lark Street
A safe space for men who love men to discuss personal, societal, and cultural challenges faced by men who love men and the impact of those challenges on their physical, mental, spiritual, and sexual health.
Wednesday, March 9th
245 Lark Street
The group discussion will explore the different experiences of transitioning and offer insight and resources for a healthier process.
Tuesday, March 15
Youth Development Network
“An Ounce of Prevention…PrEP and LGBT Youth”
200 Henry Johnson
This meeting will explore unique issues around Sexual Health, PrEP & LGBT Youth.
For more information on any of these events, please call Gabby Santos at 518-432-4188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and once again Albany Law School is a partner in the Purple Lights Campaign. At dusk during the month of October you will see the outdoor lights on the New Scotland Avenue side of the Law School turn bright purple. Albany Law School’s Candle Light vigil will take place on Thursday, October 8th at 7 p.m. in front of the Law School (New Scotland Avenue area).
We are requesting that you choose a day during the month to wear a piece of purple clothing in remembrance of all victims.
Throughout the year, our students, staff and faculty have worked tirelessly with local courts, government and nonprofit agencies, task forces and coalitions on new initiatives related to domestic violence. This semester alone, our students worked in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady courts assisting in the prosecution of domestic violence crimes through our Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center.
NOTE: In each of the bathrooms and at both security stations on our campus you will find customized brochure holders – holding local confidential support services brochures, share with someone today! Join the many local colleges and support services members from the many Capital District services providers who will host end of month Candle Light Vigils, and hands projects.
A free program addressing legal issues in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities:
Saturday, October 17, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.,
Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208
- Name changes
- Child custody
- Employment discrimination
- Gender Marker changes
- Upgrading Dishonorable Discharges under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
For more information or to volunteer, contact 518-445-2304 or email@example.com.
Community partners to date include Human Rights Campaign; Trevor Project; Project Hope; Pride Center of the Capital Region; NYCLU; In Our Own Voices; Division of Human Rights; DHR HIV/AIDS; Albany Police Department; Albany Fire Department; Albany County Sheriff; Planned Parenthood; The Legal Project; National Black Commission Leadership in AIDS; Lattimer Group; Herzog and Associates; LGBTQ Law Project; Le-Gal; Wealth Advisory Group LLC; Kurland Group; HomoRadio: WRPI 95.1; NorthWestern Mutual; Gleason, Dunn, Walsh, and O’Shea; Empire State Pride Agenda; and Sullivan Keenan Oliver & Violando, LLP.
GOVERNOR CUOMO CREATES NEW FELLOWSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS TO HONOR THE LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF CAREY GABAY
Click HERE for the official announcement:
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the creation of the “Carey Gabay Fellowship” and the “Carey Gabay Scholarship” to honor his life and work. Gabay, a former assistant counsel in the Governor’s Office and First Deputy Counsel to Empire State Development, passed on September 15, 2015, nine days after he was struck by a stray bullet.
“Carey W. Gabay was an exceptional individual who could have done anything, but chose to enter into public service and give back,” Governor Cuomo said. “His kindness, loyalty and grit made him beloved by family, friends and co-workers and his dedication to making New York a better, fairer and safer place made him an inspiration to all. The Fellowship and Scholarship programs bearing his name will serve as a constant reminder of Carey’s professional accomplishments and exceptional character, and will ensure his legacy is honored for years to come.”
The Carey Gabay Fellowship will be awarded every two years to a mid-career attorney who, like Gabay, is committed to public service, hails from an economically disadvantaged background, and most importantly, embodies the integrity and kind-heartedness that distinguished Gabay personally. The Fellow will serve for two years in the Governor’s Counsel’s office, where Gabay began his career in this administration, and will work on furthering the Governor’s violence prevention initiatives as well as issues of economic equality and development that Gabay championed throughout his career. The fellow will be assigned a mentor in Counsel’s office and the first fellow will lead a major research project on violence prevention in memory of Gabay. Opportunities for the fellow to earn an MPA concurrently with state service will be explored. Fellowship attorney applications to be accepted starting January 4, 2016 and will require: a personal statement, three references, a writing sample and impressive academic and professional credentials. The Gabay Fellow will update the Gabay family periodically as to his or her work and experience.
The Carey Gabay Scholarship Program will award, annually, full-ride scholarships to five deserving students to attend the State University of New York. These scholarships will cover all costs of attendance, including tuition, room and board, college fees, books and supplies, and transportation and personal expenses. Many grants and scholarships only cover the cost of tuition, requiring students and families to dip into savings or take out student loans to cover these other necessary college expenses. The Carey Gabay full-ride scholarships will truly cover all college costs, allowing the recipients to focus fully on their coursework, and – like Gabay – to go on to make a difference in their chosen field. The Carey Gabay Scholarship will be available to students at all four-year SUNY colleges, and will be awarded annually beginning in the 2016-17 academic year. These scholarships will be targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and mentoring skills, and a commitment to social justice, along with other application criteria to be developed in coordination with Carey’s family. Applications will be accepted beginning January 11, 2016, and awards will be selected based on an application package including an essay and letters of recommendation from teachers and community members.