Save the Date for the NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference on September 21, 2019!
Registration is now open for the Trial Advocacy Program (TAP) at the NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference in NYC (Fordham Law School) on Saturday, September 21, 2019. This year, TAP is honored to feature as its keynote speaker The Honorable Denny Chin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
TAP provides participants with the chance to conduct their own opening statements, direct and cross-examinations, and closing arguments, all while receiving valuable feedback from veteran trial lawyers. If you are a junior to mid-level attorney interested in or currently practicing litigation, we strongly encourage you to register for this unique opportunity to hone your skills and receive personalized guidance in a relaxed environment. TAP also includes morning and afternoon panels on effective trial advocacy featuring our distinguished faculty members.
Participants will be assigned a partner and receive the course materials in advance of the program. Participants must thoroughly review the course materials and prepare for TAP on their own and coordinate with their partners. Participants will receive 6 CLE skills credits. You can find more information and register at the following link, which will be updated periodically here.
Please consider attending panels planned by Carolyn Ikari:
Opioids and the Courts: The opioid crisis will be a key issue in the 2020 presidential race. Polls show that more Americans view drug addiction and abuse, including opioids, as the biggest problem facing their local community, ahead of economic concerns. Dozens of states are suing opioid manufacturers and distributors, and some – including New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, are going after individuals. Oklahoma’s case against one manufacturer has already gone to trial, and the massive multi-district litigation in Ohio is scheduled for trial in October 2019.
Special Screening “And Then They Came For Us,” a film by Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider featuring George Takei, and Panel Discussion: Looking towards 2020 requires a sharp appreciation of our civil rights – past, present, and future – so that we can be united in our voices and actions. This documentary (running time: 50 minutes) by Peabody Award-winning filmmakers retells the story of Executive Order 9066 and the internment of 120,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II. It also follows APA activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban. The film was honored with ABA’s 2018 Silver Gavel Award for Media and the Arts (Documentary).
Greater Hartford Legal Aid is hosting a free clinic to assist with pardon applications on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Pre-registration is required.
Save the date for the NAPABA Convention 2019! For information on registration, click here.
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