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Federal Bar Council presents "Call to Action: Credible Roles in the Courtroom for Diverse and Women"
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Federal Bar Council presents "Call to Action: Credible Roles in the Courtroom for Diverse and Women"


When: 1/23/2018
5:45 - 7:45pm
Where: Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse
40 Foley Square
Courtroom 506
New York, New York  
United States


Program Description:
This is the first of a two-part CLE program that responds to the recently published opinions and reports about the lack of opportunities for diverse and women attorneys in the courtroom to present arguments and serve as lead counsel.  The panelists will discuss the current problems and provide best practices for law firms, corporate clients and the judiciary to adopt.

CLE Credit Information
This program will provide 1.0 non-transitional CLE credits in Areas of Diversity and 1.0 transitional/ non-transitional credits in Ethics. CLE credit is provided free of charge to all Federal Bar Council members in good standing. 

Registration Information
All attendees must register onlineThere is a $150.00 charge for CLE credit for non- members.

Federal Bar Council Membership Information
Non-members may join online at  Dues for membership in the Federal Bar Council are as follows:  free for federal judicial law clerks in the Second Circuit (for a maximum of 2 years); $75 for retiree members; $100 for lawyers who practice in the federal court as government employees or who practice law for not-for-profit entities; $125 for lawyers admitted for 5 years or fewer; $125 for associate members, those who live and practice outside the Second Circuit; $300 for regular members; and $475 for sustaining members.  Membership includes, among other things, free CLE Programs, a free copy of the Second Circuit Redbook, a free subscription to the Federal Bar Council Quarterly and advance invitations to lectures and events.  Sustaining members also receive a complimentary copy of The Remarkable Hands, An Affectionate Portrait and identification as a sustaining member in the membership listing section of the Second Circuit Redbook.

Financial Hardship Policy
The Federal Bar Council is pleased to offer a 50% discount on the cost of its CLE Programs to attorneys who are unemployed, who are employed in the public sector or who work for a not-for-profit entity and are able to establish financial hardship.  The original application for this discount must be submitted to the Federal Bar Council at least two weeks prior to the CLE Program for which it applies.  Please contact the Council for an application form.


The Federal Bar Council is certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of Legal Education in New York State

Stacey M. Gray, Esq. 
Principal, Stacey Gray PC 

The Honorable Ann M. Donnelly
U.S. District Judge, EDNY

Yvette McGee Brown, Esq.
Partner-In-Charge Diversity, Inclusion and Advancement
Jones Day

Andrew T. Hahn, Esq.
Partner, Duane Morris
Former President of NAPABA and AABANY
2017 recipient of NYLJ Distinguished leader Award and Pharaoh of Koreatown

Hon. Shira Scheindlin (Ret.)
Member, JAMS Panel of Neutrals and of Counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Program Coordinator
Stacey M. Gray, Esq. 
Principal, Stacey Gray PC 

Program Committee Chair
David M. Siegal, Esq.
Haynes and Boone LLP



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