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    • Electronically In Touch - Call for Submissions

      Electronically In Touch is the electronic newsletter of the NYSBA Young Lawyers Section (YLS). It is a member driven publication, encouraging YLS members to write articles, and as such we would welcome submissions from members on any relevant topic, including practice tips, substantive legal articles, case updates, work/life advice, and information regarding upcoming meetings and events. Please submit articles to Sasha Grandison at srgrandison@gmail.com no later than the 28th of the month.


      Sasha Grandison, Esq.
      Editor-in-Chief, Electronically In Touch 

      http://nysbar.com/blogs/EIT/

    • Trial Academy: April 5 - April 9, 2017

      Trial Academy Save The Date 2016

      New York State Bar Association Young Lawyer Section Trial Academy

      WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 - SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017
      CORNELL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, ITHACA, NY


      The New York State Bar Association Trial Academy is a five-day trial techniques program.  Geared toward new and young attorneys, participants will take part in sessions which will advance and improve their courtroom skills. With an emphasis on direct participation, the Trial Academy is a great learning experience for all involved. 

      Register now for the 2017 NYSBA Trial Academy.

      Seats are limited and the Trial Academy always sells out.

      NYSBA member registration fee: $875.00
      Non-NYSBA member registration fee: $1,000


      Scholarships are available. Please note that scholarships cover registration fees only. Trial Academy scholarship recipients must pay travel, accommodations and some meals.

      FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION TRIAL ACADEMY, PLEASE CONTACT MEGAN O'TOOLE AT MOTOOLE@NYSBA.ORG


    • Pro Bono in Your PJ's!

      Free Legal Answers
      Demo and Q & A Session
      "Pro Bono in Your PJ's"

      Friday, November 18, 2016 | 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
      VIA WebEX (details forthcoming)

      Grab your coffee and join us for a presentation of NY Free Legal Answers, a new online pro bono project hosted by the New York State Bar Association and sponsored by the American Bar Association. 

      Free Legal Answers is an online version of the pro bono walk-in clinic model where clients request brief advice and counsel about a specific civil legal issue from a volunteer lawyers. Lawyers provide nformation and basic legal advice without any expectation of long-term representation. The purpose of the website is to increase access to advice and information about non-criminal matters for those who cannot afford it. There is no fee for the use of the
      system or for the advice and information provided by the lawyers. Check it out at ny.freelegalanswers.org.

      Register online HERE by November 16th. The WebEx meeting details will be provided to all attendees via email prior to the event.

      Pro Bono in Your PJ's Flyer

    • Criminal Law: The People, the Practice, and the Lifestyle

      Sponsored by
      Criminal Justice Section | Young Lawyers Section | Pathway to the Profession

      This event is for both law students considering a career in criminal law and for those who have already decided, but want to know about the profession.

      A three person panel, including a prosecutor, defense attorney and criminal court judge will discuss their roles in the criminal justice system.  Additionally, they will give a "play by play" account of their roles through a case study based on the hit HBO mini-series "The Night Of..."  A Question and Answer session will conclude the panel discussion.

      Following the panel, please join us for a Networking Reception where you will have the opportunity to talk with the panelists and other attendees.  

      Special Guest:  Jay Shapiro, Esq., White and Williams, LLP

      November 29, 2016 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

      White and Williams, LLP
      7 Times Square, Ste. 2900
      New York, NY 10036

      This program is free for NYSBA members.

      To register, CLICK HERE

      RSVP by November 28, 2016
      Contact Alex Englander at aenglander@nysba.org with questions.

    • 10th District Holiday Party

      Young Lawyers Section | Real Property Law Section | Family Law Section, Torts, Insurance, and Compensation Law Section | Nassau County Bar Association New Lawyers Committee

      10th District Holiday Party
      A Benefit for Toys for Tots

      THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016 | 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

      Twas the holiday season, when all through the firm
      Associates were tired and ready to squirm.

      The subpoenas were sent, by courier with care
      In the hopes they’d be answered, without much of a scare.

      While partners were out, celebrating with glee
      Junior associates were sweating, but wanting to flee.

      When, all of a sudden and without any notice
      Just like a new ruling, from the vaunted, high SCOTUS.

      Their weary eyes read with delight and disbelief
      An invitation for all, to a party, what relief.

      It read: “Come join us and spread some holiday cheer,
      Don’t worry; there really is nothing to fear.”

      So, off they all ran, with meriment and delight
      Eleanor Rigby’s was calling, let their spirits take flight

      The party was free, bring just one toy
      Giving doesn’t hurt and creates lots of joy.

      SO, join us on Thursday, December of One
      For food, fun and spirits, there will be tons.

      Then they heard a partner exclaim, as they partied ‘til nine
      “Happy Holidays to all, and have a grand old time!”

      Please bring ONE unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots!

      Eleanor Rigby's
      133 Mineola Blvd
      Mineola, NY 

      RSVP HERE 

      Register before November 30, 2016

      Contact Alex Englander at aenglander@nysba.org with any questions.

    • Young Lawyers Section 2017 Supreme Court Admissions Program

      Supreme Court Admissions Program

      SUPREME COURT ADMISSIONS PROGRAM

      Monday, June 12, 2017

      The Young Lawyers Section is proud to sponsor the 2017 United States Supreme Court Admissions Program for members of the New York State Bar Association.  

      Every year the Young Lawyers Section accepts applications from 50 attorneys to gain admission to practice in front of the United States Supreme Court. The 2017 brochure and pre-registration application will be available shortly.   

      For more information, please contact Alex Englander at aenglander@nysba.org

      CLICK HERE FOR THE 2017 BROCHURE AND REGISTRATION FORM.

      The deadline for registration submission is December 19, 2016!

    • January 24, 2017: Evening at Thurgood Marshall with the Second Circuit

      EVENING AT THURGOOD MARSHALL COURTHOUSE WITH THE SECOND CIRCUIT

      January 24, 2017
      5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

      Cost to Attend:
      $35 for NYSBA Members
      $45 for Non-NYSBA Members
      $25 for Attorneys Admitted 10 Years or Less

      Register Online Now
       
      The New York State Bar Association’s Commercial & Federal Litigation Section invites its members, the Young Lawyers Section and others, including younger members of the New York Bar to meet the Judges of the Second Circuit the evening before its Annual Meeting and the awarding of the Stanley H. Fuld Award to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
       
      There will be tours of selected spaces at the courthouse.  Second Circuit Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann, Southern District Judge P. Kevin Castel and NYSBA President Claire Gutekunst will speak.
       
      Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. 

      To Register over the phone please contact the State Bar Service Center at 1-800-582-2452. For questions: Beth Gould at bgould@nysba.org

      This event is co-sponsored by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and the Young Lawyers Section. 

    • District 1 Holiday Party

      Young Lawyers Section | New York City Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee | New York County Lawyers Association Young Lawyers Section | Federal Bar Council First Decade Committee

      T'was the holiday season, when all through the firm,
      Associates were tired and ready to squirm.

      The subpoenas were sent, by courier with care,
      In the hopes they'd be answered, without much of a scare.   

      While partners were out, celebrating with glee,
      Junior associates were sweating, but wanting to flee.   

      When, all of a sudden and without any notice,
      Just like a new ruling, from the vaunted, high SCOTUS.   

      Their weary eyes read with delight and disbelief,
      An invitation for all to, a party, what relief.   

      It read: "Come join us and spread some holiday cheer,
      Don't worry; there really is nothing to fear."   

      So, off they all ran, with merriment and delight
      Howl at the Moon was calling, and their fancies took flight.   

      The party is free, there is no hidden cost,
      Just remember the address, or you may get lost.   

      SO, join us on Thursday, December fifteen
      For food, fun and spirits, you know what I mean.      

      Then they heard a partner exclaim, as they partied 'til nine
      "Happy Holidays to all, and have a grand old time!"

      Howl at the Moon

      240 West 52nd St. 
      New York, NY 10019

      Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

      REGISTER HERE!

      Contact Alex Englander at aenglander@nysba.org with any questions.

    • 3rd and 4th Districts Toys 4 Tots Holiday Party and Benefit

      YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION | REAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION | CORPORATE COUNSEL SECTION | BUSINESS LAW SECTION | ELDER LAW AND SPECIAL NEEDS LAW SECTION | TORTS, INSURANCE, AND COMPENSATION LAW (TICL) SECTION

      A TOYS 4 TOTS Benefit

      Twas the holiday season, when all through the firm
      Associates were tired and ready to squirm.

      The subpoenas were sent, by courier with care
      In the hopes they’d be answered, without much of a scare.

      While partners were out, celebrating with glee
      Junior associates were sweating, but wanting to flee.

      When, all of a sudden and without any notice
      Just like a new ruling, from the vaunted, high SCOTUS.

      Their weary eyes read with delight and disbelief
      An invitation for all, to a party, what relief.

      It read: “Come join us and spread some holiday cheer,
      Don’t worry; there really is nothing to fear.”

      So, off they all ran, with meriment and delight
      Albany Pump Station was calling, let their spirits take flight

      The party was free, bring just one toy
      Giving doesn’t hurt and creates lots of joy.

      SO, join us on Thursday, December Fifteen
      For food, fun and spirits, you know what I mean.

      Then they heard a partner exclaim, as he vanished, out of site:
      Happy Holidays to all, and to all a good-night!”

      Join the Young Lawyers Section, Real Property Law Section, Corporate Counsel Section, Business Law Section, Elder Law and Special Needs Law Section and the Torts, Insurance, and Compensation Law (TICL) Section for our annual Holiday Party!  
      Please bring ONE unwrapped toy to donate to TOYS 4 TOTS!

      Albany Pump Station
      19 Quackenbush Sq.
      2nd Fl.
      Albany, NY 12207

      REGISTER HERE

      RSVP by December 14, 2016


      Contact Alex Englander at aenglander@nysba.org with any questions.

  • Electronically
    in Touch

    About this Publication

    Published 12 times per year, Electronically In Touch features advice, guidance, and tips useful to the young lawyer both professionally and personally; includes “nuts and bolts” information about substantive legal issues; highlights cases and decisions of interest; provides updates from the Executive Committee; offers opportunities for career, professional, and leadership development; and lists a calendar of events.  In addition, the newsletter highlights some of the interesting and noteworthy things young attorneys and law students are doing from around the state, and serves as a forum for keeping the membership informed about Section and Association activities, news, programs, benefits, and services.

    Article/Content Submission

    Electronically In Touch welcomes articles from members of the legal profession on subjects of interest to New York State young lawyers.  If you are interested in sharing your articles, advice, guidance, and/or tips, please send them to Sasha Grandison, Esq., Editor-In-Chief at srgrandison@gmail.com. Electronically In Touch is a monthly publication.  

    Please submit articles no later than the 20th of the month.

    Beginning in 2011, Electronically In Touch is available in blog format only.  To view the current issue, visit http://nysbar.com/blogs/eit/

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    VIEW THE LATEST PERSPECTIVE

    The Young Lawyers Section print publication (Perspective) is published by the Young Lawyers Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.  Perspective features substantive legal articles on current issues in all areas of practice, offers more in-depth treatment of professional development, career and networking topics, and provides a forum for expressing opinions and/or commentary on issues affecting young lawyers.
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