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Smooth Moves 2018

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
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Smooth Moves: Career Strategies for Attorneys of Color

This event is complimentary to all who attend, but capacity is limited so registration is required.

Sponsored by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Live Program 

The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10023

1.5 MCLE Credits: 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias Credit; 0.5 Ethics Credit

This event is complimentary to all who attend, but capacity is limited so registration is required.

Program Co-Chairs: Hon. Barry A. Cozier, Tracee E. Davis, Esq., Hon. Sylvia Hinds-Radix, and Carla M. Miller, Esq.

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4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Registration (this event is complimentary to attend but registration is required).

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Strengthening the Rule of Law by Fighting Discrimination

Freedom from discrimination is a fundamental right, at the heart of a Rule of Law society.  As America historically has promoted Rule of Law principles in other countries – to ensure political stability, economic growth, positive public health outcomes and more --the fairness of our own society is still very much a work in progress.   This year’s Smooth Moves CLE program will focus on how diverse attorneys and their allies can partner to fight discrimination, and improve our adherence to the Rule of Law in three key areas:  effective enforcement of laws that ensure equal protection; freedom from discrimination and bias in our civil justice system; and the elimination of any unfairness in our criminal justice system.    


      • Hon. Cheryl Chambers, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department
      • Prof. Angela J. Davis, American University, Washington College of Law 
      • Hon. Fern Fisher (ret.), Special Assistant to the Dean for Social Justice and Public Interest Initiatives, Hofstra University, Maurice A. Deane School of Law
      • Lillian Moy, Esq., Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
      • Dr. Alejandro Ponce, Chief Research Officer, World Justice Project

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Presentation of the Section’s Hon. George Bundy Smith Pioneer Award to Hon. Eric H. Holder, Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States 

Thank You to the Following Sponsors:
Gold: Covington & Buling LLP, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
Silver: Farrell Fritz P.C., Morrison & Foerster
Bronze: Arent Fox LLP, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, Jaspan Schlesinger LLP, Menter, Rudin & Trivelpiece, P.C., Phillips Nizer LLP, Rakower Law PLLC, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP
NYSBA Sections: Business Law, Corporate Counsel, Dispute Resolution, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, Elder Law and Special Needs, Family Law, Intellectual Property
Affinity Bar Associations: Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York 

Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.

Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.

Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.


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The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse/Rose Building
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
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