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How Language Helps Shape Our Response to Gender-Based Violence
Claudia J. Bayliff, Project Attorney National Judicial Education Program-Legal Momentum
May 30, 2013, The College of St. Rose, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
2 Hours of CLE
Session Description: “Language can never be neutral; it creates versions of reality.” Yet when we discuss sexual violence, we constantly use the language of consensual sex to describe assaultive acts. We use euphemisms, erotic or affectionate terms to portray violent acts. The language we use to describe gender-based violence often implies consent and romance, rather than criminal acts. In addition, we describe gender-based violence using language that allows the perpetrators to remain invisible and unaccountable. We also use language that objectifies or blames victims of gender-based violence.
This interactive session will explore the language of gender-based violence: how we talk about and write about these crimes. We will discuss specific examples of the language we use and explore how to discuss gender-based violence in a way that more accurately depicts the crime.
The President of the Herkimer County Bar Association, Christopher Bray, is requesting an attorney who is familiar with defending other attorneys in malpractice actions to speak at their summer meeting, scheduled for July 25th at 9 o’clock at the Mohawk Valley Country Club in Herkimer, NY. Please contact Mr. Bray at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-894-8330.
The Capital District Trial Lawyers Association is proud to announce the winners of its annual awards to be presented at a recognition dinner to be held at the Italian American Community Center on Thursday June 6, 2013. Cocktails will commence at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Arthur H. Thorn, Esq. will be the recipient of the Daniel Mahoney Memorial Award, honoring an outstanding trial lawyer. He will be introduced by the Hon. Richard T. Aulisi. The Hon. Thomas D. Nolan, Jr. will receive the Hon. Edward S. Conway Judicial Excellence Award. He will be introduced by the Hon. Thomas J. McNamara. Formal invitations will be mailed to members of the bench and bar in the coming weeks. Contact CDTLA president, John Harwick, Esq. at email@example.com or (518)783-3843 for further information.
********************The Rensselaer County Bar Association will be holding their Annual Meeting and Dinner – Honoring 50 Year Members on June 20th.
There are Ten copies of 2012 NY CPLR available free of charge. If interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Matrimonial Practice Advisory Committee has proposed an amendment of 22 NYCRR § 202.16(g), providing for expanded expert disclosure in contested matrimonial actions. The proposed amendment would require the provision of expanded information in the written reports of experts exchanged and filed with the court before trial, and establish procedures for pretrial discovery of experts, including in custody cases. Persons wishing to comment on this proposal should e-mail their submissions to OCARule202-I6email@example.com or write to: John W. McConnell, Esq., Counsel, Office of Court Administration, 25 Beaver Street, 11 th Fl., New York, New York 10004. All public comments will be treated as available for disclosure under the Freedom of Information Law, and are subject to publication by the Office of Court Administration. Comments must be received no later than May 22, 2013.
If anyone has a Will for a Richard W. Miley of South Allen Street, Albany, more recent in time than 11/16/93, please contact Donna Heinrichs, Esq. at 439-8888 as soon as possible. Mr. Miley is now deceased. Thank you.
Individuals who are seeking state-paid elective judicial office must complete a judicial campaign ethics training program. 22 NYCRR 100.5(A)(4)(f); 100.6(A); NY Rules of Professional Conduct., Rule 8.2(b). The training program for 2013 will be available for viewing on-line and completed no later than 30 days after the date of receiving the nomination. For candidates running in a primary, the deadline is 30 days after filing a designating petition with the Board of Elections. Training taken in one election cycle does not “carry over” into subsequent years. Please contact the Judicial Campaign Ethics Center at 1-888-600-5232 to register for the training.
KATE STONEMAN DAY
Patricia Williams, the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and the author of The Alchemy of Race and Rights: Diary of a Law Professor, will deliver the keynote at the 19th Annual Kate Stoneman Day at Albany Law School on April 10, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. As the keynote, Professor Williams will receive the law school’s Miriam M. Netter ’72 Award. Also recognized at the event will be Elizabeth Loewy ’84, New York County District Attorney’s Office, Elder Abuse Unit; Theresa Higgins Snyder ’64, Cosentino Snyder & Quinn Law Offices and Lisa Frisch, Executive Director, Legal Project. The awards are presented in honor of Kate Stoneman, the first woman admitted to practice law in New York state and the first female graduate of Albany Law School in 1898. Kate Stoneman Day is free and open to the public. For a full list of Spring 2013 Kate Stoneman Events, visit www.katestoneman.org. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 445-3210.
Alafair Burke, Esq. (best-selling crime novelist and Hofstra Law professor) will be at the Guilderland Public Library to discuss her latest book, “If You Were Here” (due out in June). Ms. Burke is known for her popular series featuring NYPD detective Ellie Hatcher and prosecutor Samantha Kincaid. Mingle with the author at a wine and cheese reception to benefit the Guilderland Library Foundation. $40 per person. Friday, June 28th. There will be a reception 6:30-7:15 and a lecture and book signing to follow. Please pre-register at www.guilderlandlibraryfoundation.org.
April 23rd Hon. Anthony V. Cardona Award Presentation and Albany Children’s Center Fund Raiser
by Margaret Vella, President, Friends of the Albany Children's Center, Inc.
On April 23rd, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the NYS Bar Center (One Elk Street in Albany), please join the Friends as we celebrate the legacy of Judge Cardona's good works and present the second annual Hon. Anthony V. Cardona Award in recognition of the service individuals and organizations do on behalf of children and families in need. This year's award recipients are Margaret Diggs, Albany County Youth Bureau Director, and WMHT for its Ready to Learn early literacy skills program and its support of the Center’s programming. The Italian American Bar Association’s Annual Dinner (a.k.a. Judge Caruso's Dinner) will be held on April 25, 2013 at the Rotterdam Elks, 1152 Curry Road, Schenectady, NY 12306. Cocktails will be at 6:00 PM and the dinner commencing at 7:00 PM. The Hon. Richard T. Aulisi will receive the Hon. Anthony V. Cardona Award. The cost for members is $40; Non-members $50 and Students, $25. Please make checks payable to the Italian American Bar Association and mail to Jean Mahserjian, 1741 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065. Please RSVP to Jean at 383-1182 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Hon. Vito Caruso at 285-8415 or email@example.com.
The Children’s Center at Albany County Family Court serves over a thousand children each year, providing a safe haven and nurturing environment for children while their caregivers take care of court business. Your support is needed to continue the valuable services of the Center and to further the Center's mission. Donation levels: $45 (Friend), $75 (Sponsor), and $100 (Patron). For additional information, please call Margaret Vella at 439-6001. Thank you.
IABA’s ANNUAL DINNER
Sneeringer Monahan Provost Redgrave Title Agency, in association with First American Title Insurance Co. is hosting a seminar entitled “Ethical Considerations in Real Estate and Title Insurance” on March 21st at 8:15 am presented by Antonio Vozza with a panel including Nicholas Ihnatolya and Robert Sneeringer at the NYS Nurses Association. Please RSVP to Jessica Collette at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 15th.
The Capital District Trial Lawyers Association will be presenting a CLE entitled “Litigating Assisted Living Claims” on March 21st at 11:50 am at the Italian American Community Center. Speaker will be Sean Doolan and the fee to attend is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Please contact Thomas Mortati at 862-1386 or email@example.com no later than March 15th.
COURT OF APPEALS JUSTICES TO CONVENE AT ALBANY LAW
Justices from the New York State Court of Appeals will convene to discuss the court's procedure and inner workings for the Albany Law Review's Seventh Annual Chief Judge Lawrence H. Cooke State Constitutional Commentary Symposium on March 21, 2013. Participating justices for the event, titled "The New York Court of Appeals: The Untold Secrets of Eagle Street," will include: Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, Judge Victoria Graffeo, Judge Susan Read, Judge Robert Smith, Judge Eugene Pigott, Jr., and Judge Jenny Rivera. "The New York Court of Appeals: The Untold Secrets of Eagle Street," free and open to the public, will be held in Albany Law School's Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom on Thursday, March 21, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact Michelle Mallette, Albany Law Review editor for state constitutional commentary, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Vincent Bonventre at email@example.com or 472-5856.
The Rensselaer County Bar Association will be holding their Annual Meeting and Dinner – Honoring 50 Year Members on June 20th.
The NYSBA Committee on Lawyer Referral Service is seeking nominations for the 2013 Angelo T. Cometa Award. The award recognizes any individual or group in NYS demonstrating an extraordinary commitment toward advancing the goals of the Lawyer Referral and Information Service to assist the public in obtaining information about available legal services and providing referrals to private attorneys as needed. Nomination deadline is February 19th and the award will be presented on April 5th at the House of Delegates Meeting in Albany. For an online application, please contact www.nysba.org/cometaaward.
Save the dates for the upcoming events for the Rensselaer County Bar Association:
March 4 Annual Memorial Service
March 7 Newly Elected/Appointed and Retired Judges Dinner (see page 2 of this newsletter for additional information)
June 20 Annual Meeting and Dinner – Honoring 50 Year Members
A letter from Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti was received with an update on the progress and anticipated future expansion of mandatory e-filing in the New York State courts (the full text of Chapter 184 can be found at www.nycourts.gov/efile).
Also received were two rules proposals for public comment:
1. Proposals regarding access to forensic evaluation reports in child custody cases.
2. Proposed amendments of 22 N.Y.C.R.R. § 202.12(b) and (c)(3) and 22 N.Y.C.R.R. § 202.70(g) (Commercial Division Rule 8), requiring counsel to confer prior to the preliminary conference in cases reasonably likely to involve electronic discovery.
Comments on both proposals are due no later than Friday, March 8, 2013. For information and submission details, Contact John W. McConnell, Counsel, OCA, 25 Beaver Street, 11th Fl., New York, NY 10004 - 212-428-2150.
The ABA ‘s Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division is seeking nominations for three national awards designated to recognize the extraordinary achievements of public lawyers: The Dorsey Award for Outstanding Public Defender or Legal Aid Lawyer; the Hodson Award for Public Service; and, the Nelson Award for Outstanding Service to the ABA. Nominations due by April 8th. For more information, visit the website at www.governmentlawyers.org or contact Kiren Jahangeer at 202-662-1023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL ADMINISTRATORS
Do you sometimes feel like a fish out of water? The Albany Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) is here to help! The ALA is an international legal services organization, and is the only organization that is dedicated to the support of legal administrators and the enhancement of the legal management profession. The Albany Chapter, one of over 100 chapters in the ALA, currently consists of 40+ legal administrators from firms in the Capital District. Is your firm’s Administrator a member? Please contact Chapter President Sue Weidman of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna (518-587-7600; email@example.com), for more information. Visit us at www.albanyala.org.
RENSSELAER COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Requests the attendance of the members of the ACBA at a dinner honoring the newly elected Hon. Debra J. Young (County Court, Rensselaer) and Hon. Catherine Cholakis (Family Court, Rensselaer); the appointment of Hon. Christian F. Hummel (US Magistrate); and, the retirement of Honorable Robert M. Jacon on March 7, 2013 at Franklin Plaza, Fourth and Grand Streets, Troy. Please RSVP by Feb. 28th by pone to the Chambers of Hon. Edward O. Spain, 285-6159, with your choice of entrée, Seared Salmon w. Mango Salso, Chicken Picata, Filet Mignon – Chianti Reduction or Penne Primavera. The fee is $50 and includes an open bar.
Comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether the incumbent Magistrate Judge, Larry A. Kudrle, should be recommended for reappointment by the court. Comments should be directed to Committee Chair: in care of Lawrence K. Baerman, Clerk of the Court, U.S. District Court, 100 S. Clinton St., P.O. Box 7367, Syracuse, NY 13261-7367. Comments must be received by May 31, 2013.
MEMORANDUM TO THE BAR
Motion Practice and Conferences with Judge Buchanan Schenectady and Essex Counties
Motions should be filed and served with a return date selected by counsel for the moving party, as would normally be the case for a motion made on submission. Motions made on consent, made without opposition, or which otherwise do not require argument will be decided by written decision and/or order. All other motions will be set down for oral argument on at least two weeks notice to counsel. At oral argument, most motions will receive a decision from the bench.
Conferences can be requested via RJI form, or if an RJI has already been filed, then by letter copied to opposing counsel.
If you have questions, contact chambers at 518-451-8755 or e-mail either Tom Bell firstname.lastname@example.org, or Caroline Welch email@example.com.
***************************************************************Place: Schuyler Inn, 575 Broadway, Menands, NY
THE CDPA HOLIDAY PARTY/ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $20 members/$25 non-members
Please state choice of stuffed chicken breast, 8oz sirloin, or pasta dish
RSVP: Star Donovan firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also be collecting Toys for Tots and non-perishables for the Regional Food Bank
Albany Law School is now seeking nominations for its annual Kate Stoneman Awards, conferred to individuals who seek change and expand opportunities for women in the legal profession, including encouraging women to pursue legal careers and opening doors that have historically been closed to women attorneys. Nomination forms are available online:
http://www.albanylaw.edu/katestoneman/Pages/Nominations.aspx. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 11, 2013. For more information, contact Kristin Sheehan at (518) 445-3361 or email@example.com. Award recipients will be recognized at the 19th Annual Kate Stoneman Day celebration, to be held April 10, 2013, at Albany Law School. Kate Stoneman Day will be part of a series of related events in March and April next year; details are forthcoming. The awards are presented in honor of Kate Stoneman, the first woman admitted to practice law in New York State and the first female graduate of Albany Law School in 1898. Previous winners span a variety of public and private practitioners, judges and law professors.
CAPITAL DISTRICT PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION CLE
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
Speaker: Attorney Daniel Dagostino
Topic: How to Work with Insurance Adjusters
Place: Appletini’s, 1118 Central Avenue Albany, NY - buffet
Price: $20.00 CDPA members/ $25.00 non-members
To RSVP, please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
Albany Law School and The Fund for Modern Courts will host the 10th Anniversary Judge Hugh R. Jones Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in the law school’s Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom. The Honorable Judith S. Kaye, who served as Chief Judge of New York from 1993 until 2008, will deliver this year’s address "Mining Treasures: A Decade of Hugh R. Jones Memorial Lectures." Named after former New York State Court of Appeals Associate Judge Hugh R. Jones, the lecture series examines important themes in the justice system through research and writing by an experienced and well-respected jurist. This program is free and open to the public, and also offers one Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit of Professional Practice. To register, contact The Fund for Modern Courts at (212) 541-6741 or email@example.com
. For more information visit: http://www.albanylaw.edu/about/news/current/Pages/Kaye-to-Deliver-Jones-Lecture.aspx
****************************************************************The Jury Project
“Discover the secrets to reading a juror’s mind in your next trial”
A workshop/seminar on Wednesday, October 24th at 6 PM at Jack's Oyster House, Albany
This workshop will focus on preparing you for your next trial with an understanding of the way juries will perceive the facts and evidence of your case. This event is FREE of charge for Albany County Bar Association members, but seating is limited to the first twenty lawyers who pre-register to attend.
To reserve your spot at this lawyer workshop, just send an email to Corina Skidmore at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “I’m coming to the Jury Project on October 24th” or you can call Corina to reserve your spot at 845-331-9434.
THE PRO BONO ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: MAKING IT WORK AT ALBANY LAW
Please join us at Albany Law School, Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom on Friday, October 26, 2012, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (lunch will be provided) for a conference bringing together community service providers, government attorneys, and others who are committed to making NY's new 50-hour pro bono service requirement for admission to the NY bar work for students, our community and our community partners. The Goal of this conference is to set in motion a collaborative plan for creating expanding, and implementing appropriate pro bono service opportunities for law students to meet the needs of the community, our students and our community partners.
10:00 AM Welcoming Address:
Penelope (Penny) Andrews: President and Dean, Albany Law School
Hon. Victoria Graffeo: Associate Judge, NY Court of Appeals, Co-Chair Advisor Committee on the NYS Pro Bono Bar Admission Requirements
10:45 Am Breakout Sessions A, Needs and Barriers
12:00 Noon Lunch
12:45 PM Breakout session B, Solutions
1:45 PM Next Step and Action Plan
Please RSVP to email@example.com by October 18, 2012.