The Civil Term of the New York State Supreme Court in Kings County has calendared for administrative dismissal all actions commenced prior to January 1, 2016, wherein no activity has been reported after September 30, 2016 and no future date has been scheduled for a court appearance. The calendar will be called on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Room 224, at the Courthouse located at 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, promptly at 2:00 PM. Interested parties who seek and/or agree to have their case remain active, must file a Notice of Intent to prosecute/defend or a stipulation agreeing to restore the case to the calendar with the Motion Support Office, Room 227, prior to Monday, May 1, 2017. Failure to do so, shall result in the administrative dismissal of the action. Administrative dismissals noticed herein do not supercede the provisions of any prior court orders or directives.
Archives for April 5, 2017
The Federal Bar Council, an organization of lawyers and judges within the Second Circuit, seeks nominations for its Thurgood Marshall Award for Exceptional Pro Bono Service. This award is for lawyers in private practice who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to pro bono service.
Award Criteria: The Federal Bar Council wishes to recognize lawyers who have made an extraordinary contribution through their personal involvement in pro bono legal service.
The Council is especially interested in recognizing those who are still in the first decades of their careers; however, in years past, we have received many worthy nominations for more experienced and retired attorneys. Accordingly,
this year the Council will accept nominations in two categories: one recognizing a rising star (who has at least five, but no more than ten, years of experience), and one to a veteran who has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to pro bono service. We welcome renewed nominations.
Pro bono service in all venues will be considered, but nominees must have done a substantial portion of their work in the federal courts or agencies of the Second Circuit. Extraordinary contributions may be made in many ways, including:• Persistent dedication to meeting the needs of a vulnerable or
• Litigating a case with broad impact on behalf of a vulnerable or
• Pioneering a new mode of pro bono service; or
• Inspiring and mentoring lawyers to provide pro bono service.
In your submission, please indicate whether the individual is a rising star in the profession, or a veteran well-deserving of recognition for his/her established tenure of service.
Nominations may be submitted by anyone, including a firm, a public interest or legal services organization, a member of the judiciary, or the nominee.
The nomination, to be submitted as a single email with attachments, will consist of:
1) A nomination form with contact information for the nominator and the
2) A nominating statement of no more than three pages that explains how
the nominee meets the award criteria.
3) A maximum of two letters supporting the nomination.
While no statistical information is required, the nominating statement and supporting letters may provide, as relevant to the particular nominee’s accomplishments, information such as the number and nature of recent pro bono matters, legal or practical challenges posed by particular matters, how the nominee has engaged others in pro bono work, the nominee’s annual pro bono hours, etc.
This year, the award recipient will be honored at the Federal Bar Council Summer Kickoff Party, on Thursday, June, 29, 2017 in conjunction with the First Decade Committee.
The awardee will receive a one-year membership in the Federal Bar Council and on the Public Service Committee, and recognition in the Federal Bar Council newsletter.
Please submit nominations by email to Teresa Ngo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All nominations must be received by May 1, 2017.
Time: April 28, 2017, 9:30 AM- 4:00 PM
Location: US District Courthouse, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York
This program will consist of a series of sessions that will address key issues impacting traditionally unrepresented and marginalized groups and will provide a unique opportunity for cross-cultural collaboration among community leaders. The forum has been structured to allow our partnering organizations to address issues critical to their members with the goal of promoting greater understanding and enabling a constructive dialogue between community/identity interest groups, bar associations, and members of the community.
The forum is being presented by the following organizations, with the support of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York:
- Federal Bar Association LGBT Section
- FBA EDNY Chapter
- Muslim Bar Association of New York
- Hispanic National Bar Association
- Puerto Rican Bar Association
- Dominican Bar Association
- Long Island Hispanic Bar Association
- Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County
- Latino Judges Association
- International Cultic Studies Association
- Asian American Bar Association of New York
This Program is suitable for both attorneys and non-attorneys. CLE Credits (4.0 Professional Practice) are available for attorneys.