June 26, 2014, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)
You can participate in this One-Hour Briefing and learn how to volunteer as pro bono counsel for an immigrant child. In the past eight months, the Customs and Border Protection announced that more than 47,000 children have been apprehended at the Southern border and placed in deportation proceedings. In some immigration courts, 12 to 15% of the dockets are unaccompanied minor children. Sadly, there is no right to free counsel for children in immigration proceedings. The children are primarily arriving on the Southern border and come from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador but children are also sent, sometimes against their will from many countries including China, South Asia and the Caribbean. The median age of the children being apprehended in 2014 is approximately 14 but even toddlers have been arrested and placed into removal poceedings.
Please join Professor Lenni B. Benson, Director of the Safe Passage Project, Deborah Lee, Senior Staff Attorney, Immigration Intervention Project, Sanctuary for Families and Lisa Frydman, Associate Director and Managing Attorney, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, for a free One-Hour briefing on Representing Unaccompanied Children Who Need Immigration and Family Court Assistance, and learn how you, too, can help.
Attorneys of all backgrounds, expertise, and experience are welcome. No prior immigration experience is needed.
May 19, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)
In April, the United States Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to Michigan’s statewide ban on race and sex-based affirmative action. Although the vote was 6-2, the ruling produced no majority opinion for the Court. The plurality opinion repudiated the reasoning, but not the results, of an earlier line of decisions that had forbidden states from transferring authority over programs that benefit racial minorities from local to state decision makers. The ruling also produced a sharp disagreement over the continuing need for affirmative action and the social meaning of opposition to affirmative action.
Please join Cornell University Law School Professors Michael C. Dorf and Aziz F. Rana as they discuss:
- The rise and fall of the “political process” doctrine that was repudiated in Schuette;
- The constitutional status of race-conscious government decision making;
- How Schuette fits with various Justices’ views about whether we are living in a “post-racial” society; and
- The practical implications of Schuette.
Don’t miss this important free presentation!
April 30, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)
On January 17, 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases that will hopefully force it to bring the Fourth Amendment into the 21st century. In United States v. Wurie and California v. Riley, the Court will consider whether the police, after arresting an individual, may look at the contents of his or her cellphone. These cases may force the Court to confront a question that it has so far ducked: What is the Fourth Amendment’s protection for informational privacy? That is, to what extent should people be able to keep information from the government until it has probable cause to obtain it?
The presentation will address:
- Emerging issues of technology and the Fourth Amendment
- Recent cases concerning informational privacy and the Fourth Amendment
- United States v. Wurie and California v. Riley
Register now for this free special event in celebration of Law Day and join Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law for this important discussion.
April 24, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)
Early stage companies (startups) are critical to economic growth. But startups face complicated legal issues because of their limited financial resources, the dynamic phase of product development, their hiring requirements, and their pursuit of investment. Put simply: startups always have legal questions and never have money; attorneys have answers, but always cost money.
With a conversation that will speak to both non-attorneys (startups) as well as attorneys, please join Charles Belle (Executive Director at the Institute for Innovation Law at UC Hastings) and attorney Ken Priore (General Counsel of Grindr) as they provide an overview of the legal issues startups face from launch to Series A funding.
Specific topics include:
- Understanding the lifecyle basics of a startup, from bootstrapped to Series A
- Critical legal needs startups need to be aware of
- When lawyers over lawyer: what startups don’t need
- When startups should be charged for services and when not
- Practical steps startups should consider in their funding options as they develop
- The impact of the new crowdfunding legislation as a funding mechanism
Mark you calendar and don’t miss this important Free Briefing!
Monday, April 29th, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has been a valuable tool for both law enforcement and immigration practitioners alike. The legislation has helped survivors of domestic and sexual violence come out the shadows and it has provided a mechanism for regularizing the immigration status of these survivors. VAWA 2013 now extends protections to other vulnerable groups.
Please join M. Audrey Carr, Director of Immigration and Special Programs at Legal Services NYC, and Julie E. Dinnerstein, Co-Director of the Immigration Intervention Project at Sanctuary for Families, for a free One-Hour briefing on VAWA 2013. Topics to be discussed include:
- The history of VAWA
- Expanded protections under VAWA 2013
- Immigration Provisions of VAWA 2013
Attorneys of all backgrounds, expertise, and experience are welcome. Register now and don’t miss this important Free Briefing!
PLI and LLAGNY have teamed up to offer free one-hour audio briefings for librarians, researchers, attorneys, and allied professionals. This spring we are offering a two-part session on Competitive Intelligence. Part 1 was held on April 25th at 1:00 pm and Part 2 will be on May 9th at 1:00 pm.
As librarians we know how to find information, but historically we have been asked to provide raw data rather than an analytical report with business projections and actionable conclusions. The conclusion of this two-part program will help you:
- Learn about the resources that are currently being used to perform competitive intelligence research
- Obtain or hone the skills needed to become an effective CI Researcher or Analyst
- Start a competitive intelligence project or program in your firm
- Create an analytical report from start to finish
Please remember to register for this free briefing. Even if you missed Part I, it’s not to late to register for Part II!
This briefing, featuring instruction from experts in competitive intelligence, was conceived and created in cooperation with Practising Law Institute (PLI) and the Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY). This briefing is chaired by Janice E. Henderson, Gitelle Seer and Patricia Barbone.
What: What is CI?: An Introduction to Competitive Intelligence in the Law Firm Environment – Part II
When: May 9, 2012 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT
Speakers: Jennifer Alexander ~ Business Analysis Manager, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP and Margaret T. Hennessey ~ Business Intelligence Analyst, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP