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AALAM is pleased to publicize events and announcements from professional and affinity bar associations and other community groups, within and outside of Massachusetts, in which AALAM members may be interested. To post an item, please e-mail a link, PDF, or Word document containing the relevant information to Romeo Camba at firstname.lastname@example.org. AALAM reserves editorial control. Postings may be removed after 30 days unless additional time is requested.
SABA GB Launches its 5th Annual "Know Your Rights!" Program
On Monday, March 31, 2014, the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (SABA GB) launched the fifth class of its "Know Your Rights!" (KYR) Program, sponsored by Nutter, McClennen and Fish LLP. Know Your Rights! Empowers South Asian community leaders with knowledge of fundamental legal rights and responsibilities to then pass on to the members of their respective organizations. KYR is a lecture series where participants learn from experts on vital topics that affect daily life, such as employment law, consumer protection, family law, criminal law, immigration, Social Security/Disability law, Medicaid/elder care, trusts and estates, foreclosure prevention, and bankruptcy. Now entering its fifth year, an additional course on civil rights has been added. For more information, see the SABA GB News Release.
Yangqin (Chinese Dulcimer) and Dulcimers Around the World
Professor Liu Yuening, Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, will introduce and display the distinctive charisma of the yangqin, which originated in the Middle East and has a cultural history of over 4000 years. The presentation will include pictures, audio and video materials, and a live performance by Professor Liu. The event is free. For more information, see the Event Posting.
MBWA Legacy of African American Women Reception
The Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys (MBWA) cordially invite you to attend their Legacy of African Women Reception. Featuring Keynote Speaker, Stephanie Everett, Esq., and honoring the Ida B. Wells Award Recipient, Hon. Angel Kelley Brown, Associate Justice of the Superior Court. For more information and to register online, see the Event Announcement.
International Investment in Land: Impacts on Rights and Development, and the Role of Law
Large-scale land acquisitions can have serious implications for land users and local communities, as well as for host governments' sustainable development efforts. Lawyer and researcher Kaitlin Y. Cordes, a Senior Legal Researcher at the Vale Columbia Center on sustainable International Investment (VCC), will discuss current trends in land-based investments, the complex web of international and domestic laws governing such investments, and the impact of land investments on rights and development. In addition, she will explore the role of lawyers and the law, examining some of the cutting-edge ways in which lawyers have been addressing these issues. Fore more information and to register, see the Event Posting.
MCLE 2nd Annual Legal Services Conference 2014
MCLE is pleased to sponsor its 2nd Annual Legal Services Conference 2014, which brings together the Massachusetts legal aid community. Legal aid and pro bono advocates throughout the state convene to discuss the history and future of legal aid delivery systems. Conference highlights include a special keynote address, which focuses on strategies for ensuring access to justice, followed by a panel on the history and future of legal services. We also offer an interactive session with judicial perspective on the legal aid system. A second keynote address is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the war on poverty. The conference also features breakout sessions and concludes with a plenary session on the connection between access to justice and the eradication of poverty. For more information, including registration information, see the Conference Announcement.
Massachusetts Bar Association 2014 Annual Dinner
The Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) is proud to announce it will be holding its 2014 Annual Dinner on Thursday, May 15, at the Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St., Boston. Chris Matthews, a highly respected political news commentator who hosts the top-rated Hardball program on MSNBC, will deliver the keynote address. Matthews is also a celebrated author of several literary works, including books profiling some of Massachusetts' favorite sons, John F. Kennedy and Tip O'Neill. In addition, MBA Annual Dinner highlights will include the presentation of the Legislator of the Year Award to Rep. Garrett J. Bradley (D-Hingham), First Division Chair of the House Rules Committee, the President's Award to Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the 2014 Access to Justice Awards. For more information, and to purchase tickets, see the Event Announcement.
M.A.W.L. Annual Banquet
The Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers (M.A.W.L.) cordially invites you to its Annual Banquet saluting as Distinguished Jurist the Honorable Terry M. Craven, First Justice of the Suffolk Juvenile Court. Keynote Address by Hank Phillippi Ryan, author and on-camera investigative reporter. For more information and to RSVP, see the Event Invitation.
NCVAA 8th Annual Conference: Change. Challenge. Opportunity.
The National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA) invite you to their 8th Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. NCVAA has been the largest law conference in the United States for Vietnamese American attorneys and law students since 2006. Don't miss this rare opportunity to network with Judges, as well as top attorneys and legal leaders, from all across the country. Register today! Early bird prices expire on May 1, 2014. For more conference details and to register, visit: www.ncvaa.org.
VLP Invites Programs for Pro Bono Website
The statewide pro bono website, www.massprobono.org, which the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) has been working on with the MA Law Reform Institute and Pro Bono Net, is getting ready to launch. Massprobono will be a powerful tool for would-be volunteers to find pro bono opportunities and for pro bono programs that serve people of limited means to find new volunteers, refer cases, staff projects, and recognize and support volunteers. The project now seeks pro bono programs to include on the website. Each pro bono program can have a general listing on the site as well as post specific projects, cases, news items, trainings and library content. For more information, see the VLP Letter.
UPDATE 3/18/2014: VLP requests that if you previously registered for this program, please register again at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/4553614569436151298.
Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar 2014 Annual Dinner
The Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar invites you to its 2014 Annual Dinner. We are proud to announce that this year's keynote speaker will be Mayor Thomas M. Menino. Lee Swislow will be honored with the Gwen Bloomingdale Pioneer Spirit Award and Christina Miller will receive the Kevin Larkin Memorial Award for Public Service. For more information and to purchase tickets, see the Event Announcement.
Feminism and Abolition: Extending the Dialogue
The UCLA Department of Gender Studies is pleased to welcome Angela Y. Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita and Regents' Lecturer in the Department of Gender Studies, followed by a panel discussion. For more information, see the Event Posting.
Call for Proposals: 2014 Critical Race Studies Symposium
Critical Race Studies @ UCLA invites paper and panel proposal for its next CRS Symposium on October 2-4, 2014, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Cheryl Harris's seminal article, "Whiteness as Property." Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2014. For details, see www.law.ucla.edu/crs.
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