Featured Upcoming Events

  • Sep 21
    The Trials of Constance Baker Motley: A Centennial Retrospective (EMS210921)
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    September 14, 2021 marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Judge Constance Baker Motley. In this inaugural series event for the 2021-2022 bar year, we are celebrating the life and legacy of Judge Motley. We will start with a screening of The Trials of Constance Baker Motley, a 2015 documentary produced by her son, Joel Motley. The documentary spans her remarkable legal career, including, but not limited to, her work with Justice Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP and her landmark civil rights cases before the US Supreme Court, as well as her accomplishments as the first African-American woman elected to the New York State Senate, the first woman elected as Manhattan Borough president, and the first African-American woman appointed to the federal bench. The documentary will be followed by a discussion and reflection on Judge Motley moderated by law professor Kate Stith, featuring Judge Motley's son Joel W. Motley, niece Constance L. Royster, former law clerk Daniel J. Steinbock, and law professor Marilyn J. Ford.

  • Sep 22
    CBA Legislative Workshop (CLT210922)
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    This workshop is geared to understanding the CBA’s legislative policies and procedures and how to be involved in the legislative process.

  • Sep 23
    Civil Jury Innovations: Oh, the Possibilities (EDU210923)
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Judge Mark Drummond (ret.) executive/judicial director of the Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law, will present on certain courtroom innovations that judges can implement to rejuvenate civil jury trials. Outlined below are eight such innovations. These practices have been proposed by academics and practitioners, implemented by state and federal judges, and are not prohibited by most jurisdictions.

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