WHITE NATIONALISM AND DOMESTIC TERRORISM, U.S. SUPREME COURT ASSOCIATE JUSTICE ELENA KAGAN,
STATE OFFICIALS, MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION, BAIL REFORM, IMPLICIT
BIAS AND DIVERSITY HIGHLIGHT STATE BAR ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL MEETING
New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) 143rd Annual Meeting in New York City
Jan. 27-31 will include innovative programs discussing white nationalism and
domestic terrorism, cannabis law and marijuana legalization, bail and discovery
reform, and implicit bias and diversity in the bar.
Click here for the complete agenda of the NYSBA
2020 Annual Meeting.
during the weeklong program, the largest legal gathering of its kind, include:
York State Chief Judge Janet DiFiore – Thursday,
Jan. 30 and Friday, Jan. 31
Attorney General Letitia James – Wednesday, Jan. 29 and Thursday,
Michael A. Corriero, retired Court of Claims judge in
New York County and star of the syndicated television series “Hot Bench” –
Wednesday, Jan. 29
Bernabe, assistant counsel for health to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo
– Tuesday, Jan. 28
Brenda Berkman, retired FDNY firefighter and
attorney – Tuesday, Jan. 28
Professor Edward Kleinbard, Robert C. Packard Trustee Chair in
Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law – Tuesday, Jan. 28
than 4,000 attorneys are expected to attend the conference at the New York
Hilton Midtown in Manhattan this year to participate in informational panel
discussions, networking events, awards presentations, as well as credited
continuing legal education programs for attorneys.
Presidential Summit Jan. 29
to examine white nationalism and domestic terrorism in America
extraordinary Presidential Summit panel event featuring legal, national security and other experts will
take place Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be moderated
by Craig M. Boise, dean and professor of law at the Syracuse University College
of Law. (Boise will also be the keynote speaker at NYSBA’s Judicial Section
luncheon on Friday, Jan. 31.)
- David D. Cole, national legal
director, American Civil Liberties Union
- Frank Figliuzzi, Jr., former FBI
assistant director for counterintelligence, NBC News/MSNBC national security
- Hon. Letitia James, New York State
- Hon. Nan Whaley, mayor of Dayton,
- Leonard Zeskind, founder &
president, Institute for Research and Education of Human Rights, author of
“Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the
Margins to the Mainstream.”
weeklong Annual Meeting will also include a gala dinner at the American Museum
of Natural History in New York City on Thursday, Jan. 30 featuring a
conversation between United State Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan
and Professor of Law John Q. Barrett of St. John’s University School of Law.
Important information for
are invited to most Annual Meeting programs and events, but daily check-in is
required at the registration area on the second floor of the New York Hilton
Midtown, located at 1335 Avenue of the Americas, between 53rd and 54th Streets,
New York, NY 10019.
photos from Annual Meeting programs and events will be available upon request.
preregister to cover the gala dinner on Jan. 30, and space is limited. For more
information, please contact Barb Mahan, [email protected] or 518-487-5653.
Annual Meeting proceedings on Twitter at @NYSBA (#NYSBA20), Facebook (New York State Bar Association) and
About the New York State Bar
New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association
in the nation. Since 1876, NYSBA has helped shape the development of law,
educated and informed the legal profession and the public, and championed the
rights of New Yorkers through advocacy and guidance in our communities.
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