Network of Bar Leaders Elections for 2016
On May 23, 2016, the Network of Bar Leaders elections were held at BakerHostetler. We thank Nexus Sea and BakerHostetler for graciously providing their beautiful conference room in Rockefeller Plaza.
Please congratulate the following individuals who have been elected to the Network’s Board for the 2016-17 term.
Diana Sen, President (Hispanic National Bar Association)
Nexus Sea, First Vice President (Nigerian Lawyers Association)
Meredith Miller, Second Vice President (LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York)
Hilary Gingold, Treasurer (Brandeis Bar Association)
Edwina Martin, Recording Secretary (Staten Island Women’s Bar Association)
Yacine Barry-Wun, Corresponding Secretary (New York Women’s Bar Association)
Kaylin Whittingham (Association of Black Women Attorneys)
Elizabeth Connolly (Brehon Bar Association)
William F. Dahill (Federal Bar Association)
Paula T. Edgar (Metropolitan Black Bar Association)
Domenick Napoletano (Brooklyn Bar Association)
Stacey Richman (New York City Criminal Bar Association)
Lois Woll (Jewish Lawyers Guild)
Bridgette Ahn (Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York)
There remains an open seat for an Executive Council member (Director of Communications) who is responsible for our website. If your Bar wishes to be represented and participate actively, please contact us. Our Installation Ceremony will be scheduled for the Fall. Details to follow.
In addition, the Honorable Scott Stringer, New York City Comptroller, joined us for a candid conversation regarding diversity. He shared his views and steps his office has taken to meet the ever growing diversity of New York City. We thank Mr. Stringer and his staff, including his Chief and Deputy Counsels, for their time and insightful presentation. Photos attached.
Hon. Bernice Siegal
Conversation with New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
Hon. Bernice Siegal, President of the Network of Bar Leaders, was delighted to moderate a conversation with New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on February 1, 2016.
NoBL Breakfast Hour with Hon. Lawrence K. Marks, Chief Administrative Judge, NYS Court System
The Network of Bar Leaders was pleased to host a Special Meeting and Breakfast Hour with Hon. Lawrence K. Marks, Chief Administrative Judge, NYS court system on January 29, 2016 at the New York City Bar Association.
Resolution in Support of Right to Counsel for Low-Income New Yorkers who Face Losing their Homes in Legal Proceedings
The Network of Bar Leaders voted to adopt the attached resolution at its Board meeting on June 29, 2015. Click here to view.
Letter from NOBL President Siegal
Dear Friend, As the New York State Bar week comes to a close, I wanted to share some observations and thank you for joining us at our Reception with Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti. Despite Judge Prudenti’s inability to greet us on Thursday , she had an able substitute, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman. As Read More »
Network Welcomes IABA
At the March 12, 2014 Meeting, the Iranian-American Bar Association (NY Chapter) joined Network of Bar Leaders. With over 300 religiously-diverse members here in New York they are a great addition to Network. IABA’s President Raymond Iryami has invited Network members to a March 30 celebration of the Persian New Year. More info at iaba-ny.org.
Consensus Resolution Regarding Small Claims Court
Consensus Resolution Regarding Small Claims Court At its February 10th Meeting, The Network of Bar Leaders voted to issue a consensus resolution That the New York State Court System increase the hours of evening operation for the Small Claims Court. The resolution was proposed by the Association of Arbitrators-Small Claims Part. Links to the full Read More »
Network of Bar Leaders Issues Three Consensus Resolutions
Network of Bar Leaders Joins the Coalition for Family Court Judges February 11, 2014 I am happy to announce that Network of Bar Leaders voted last night to join the Coalition for Family Court Judges. We have been asked to urge individual bar associations to sign on and to support the Coalition’s activities. Please have Read More »
Letter to Hon. A. Gail Prudenti from NOBL President Raymond J. Dowd
February 6, 2014 Hon. A. Gail Prudenti Chief Administrative Judge of the State of New York Office of Court Administration 25 Beaver Street New York, NY 10004 Dear Chief Judge Prudenti, On behalf of the Network of Bar Leaders, I would like to thank you and each of the administrative and supervising judges of the Read More »
Network of Bar Leaders Honors Gary B. Pillersdorf
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Resources for Attorneys Involved in Judicial Campaigns
Judicial Campaign Ethics Center For attorneys who are considering a campaign for elective judicial office this year in New York State or who may be asked to serve on a judicial candidate’s campaign committee, click here for a flyer providing information on these items. Judicial Campaign Ethics Center are available to answer any questions and Read More »
The Funding Crisis and the Sequestration Process and Its Impact on the American Justice System
Message from Ronald Kennedy, Director of NYSBA’s Department of Governmental Relations I am writing to alert you to an issue that is of critical importance to practicing lawyers, the legal community and every Bar Association. Unless Congress acts, “sequestration” will take effect on January 2, 2013 by operation of law. Should it take place, it will Read More »
Honoring our Past Presidents
On May 19, 2014, shortly before Judge Harold Baer’s untimely death, Loretta A. Preska, Chief Judge of the S.D.N.Y. and the Network of Bar Leaders honored Judge Baer and the Past Presidents of the Network of Bar Leaders at a cocktail reception. With humor and grace Judge Baer recounted stories from his career and explained Read More »