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Legal Developments in Transgender Rights

CLE Program and Reception
 
Monday, June 5, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sidley Austin LLP | 787 Seventh Avenue | NYC
 
Program Description
The 21st Century has seen LGBT rights move into the spotlight with marquee legal battles. This program will offer analysis of recent cases at both the state and federal level, and will discuss how those cases have framed the issues relating to transgender rights. We will look outside the court system to the regulatory battleground and legislative actions being taken.

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THE HAYWOOD BURNS MEMORIAL AWARD RECEPTION
HONORING
FREDERICK K. BREWINGTON, ESQ.

Sponsored by the New York State Bar Association's Committees on Civil Rights and Committee on Diversity and Inclusion 

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
5:30 – 7:30 PM
The City University of New York School of Law
2 Court Square
Long Island City, NY 11101-4356
Community Room/Auditorium

You may RSVP online by clicking here or by email or phone to Bridget Donlon • bdonlon@nysba.org • 518.487.5531


Diversity Trailblazer Award 

The 14th Annual Celebrating Diversity Reception & Trailblazer Award Ceremony
Honoring

The Honorable Denny Chin

Denny Chin is a United States Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Judge Chin graduated from Princeton University magna cum laude and received his law degree from Fordham Law School. After clerking for the Honorable Henry F. Werker, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, he was associated with the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell.  He served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, and thereafter he and two of his colleagues from the U.S. Attorney’s Office started a law firm, Campbell, Patrick & Chin. From September 13, 1994, through April 23, 2010, Judge Chin served as a United States District Judge for the Southern District of
New York.  He presided over both civil and criminal cases, including cases involving Megan’s Law, the Million Youth March, Al Franken’s use of the phrase “Fair and Balanced” in the title of a book, the Naked Cowboy the Google Books project, and the United Nations Oil for Food Program.  He presided over the trial of an Afghan warlord charged with conspiring to import heroin and the guilty plea and sentencing of financier Bernard L. Madoff.  Judge Chin was born in Hong Kong.  He was the first Asian American appointed a United States District Judge outside the Ninth Circuit.


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PREVIOUS Diversity PROGRAMS & EVENTS 

Disrupting Implicit Bias to Advance Diversity and Inclusion: Practical Steps to Counter the Effects of Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession

The 2017 Constance Baker Motley Symposium  

A panel of past Diversity Trailblazer Awardees held a discussion on the progress of achieving diversity within the legal profession

An Examination of Judicial Diversity in New York State

The 2016 Constance Baker Motley Symposium: The Impact of Implicit Bias on Lawyers and the Legal Profession

The Committees on Civil Rights and Diversity & Inclusion sponsored this program during The New York State Bar Association's 139th Annual Meeting.  Whether you are a criminal defense attorney, judge, law school clinician, legal services attorney or the managing partner of a major law firm, implicit bias affects you every day. This program demonstrated implicit or unconscious bias so all lawyers understand how it impacts our work. A few specific views of bias in our profession were explored: Are law schools preparing lawyers who have awareness of the impact of bias? How can implicit bias affect setting bail or jury deliberations? When do we see implicit bias in the courtroom? How can we overcome the impact of bias in law firm employment determinations including promotion and partnership? 

YOUTH LAW DAY

AN EXAMINATION OF JUDICIAL DIVERSITY IN NEW YORK STATE

JUSTICE, RACE AND POLICE FORCE – GOING BEYOND FERGUSON AND GARNER


Press Releases

Press Release: New York State Bar Association Honors New York City Attorney for Diversity Efforts

Committee on Diversity & Inclusion Hyperlinks 

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