Bar association – CCBA LA http://ccba-la.org/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 13:12:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ccba-la.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.jpg Bar association – CCBA LA http://ccba-la.org/ 32 32 Lambda Legal’s Pizer Receives American Bar Association’s Stonewall Award https://ccba-la.org/lambda-legals-pizer-receives-american-bar-associations-stonewall-award/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 02:26:29 +0000 https://ccba-la.org/lambda-legals-pizer-receives-american-bar-associations-stonewall-award/ Jennifer Pizer The American Bar Association’s Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity this week honored Lambda Legal’s Chief Legal Officer, Jennifer C. Pizer, with its Stonewall Award for “significantly advancing the legal professions of people lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and successfully defended LGBT legal causes. ” Pizer was one of three attorneys […]]]>

Jennifer Pizer

The American Bar Association’s Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity this week honored Lambda Legal’s Chief Legal Officer, Jennifer C. Pizer, with its Stonewall Award for “significantly advancing the legal professions of people lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and successfully defended LGBT legal causes. ”

Pizer was one of three attorneys recognized and will be honored alongside Judge Pamela K. Chen and transgender activist Ellie Krug, at the 11th Annual Stonewall Awards on Feb. 4, 2023, during the mid- year of the ABA in New Orleans.

Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings applauded the recognition saying, “For decades, Jenny has kept the spirit of the Stonewall Riots alive, leading the charge for full civil rights for LGBTQ people and people living with HIV in the courtroom and the court of public opinion. . From spearheading Lambda Legal’s fight for marriage equality to fighting religious litmus tests for health care, jobs and housing, we are incredibly proud of Jenny for her milestone accomplishments and commitment. steadfast in justice.

As the ABA described in its award announcement, “Pizer leads Lambda Legal’s nationwide team of 44 legal professionals who litigate impact cases, craft laws, and partner with legislators and to community advocates to advance protections against discrimination. Pizer joined Lambda Legal in 1996 and since then has been a leading advocate for domestic partner recognition and freedom to marry for same-sex couples; to welcome LGBTQ refugees; and to end the misuse of religious rights and freedom of expression as license to discriminate in public life. She is also currently Co-Chair of the Board of Outright International, which conducts research, movement resources and advocacy to secure the human rights of LGBTIQ people around the world.

— Tammye Nash

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Brooklyn Bar Association shows appreciation for court attorneys at special reception https://ccba-la.org/brooklyn-bar-association-shows-appreciation-for-court-attorneys-at-special-reception/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 20:07:05 +0000 https://ccba-la.org/brooklyn-bar-association-shows-appreciation-for-court-attorneys-at-special-reception/ From left to right: Gregory J. Cerchione, Bianca Cacace and Anthony Vaughn. Eagle photo by Robert Abruzzese DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Behind every good judge is a burnt-out lawyer. So the Brooklyn Bar Association hosted a court attorney reception at the BBA building on Remsen Street on Wednesday, November 9 to celebrate the courthouse’s “unsung heroes.” […]]]>

From left to right: Gregory J. Cerchione, Bianca Cacace and Anthony Vaughn. Eagle photo by Robert Abruzzese

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Behind every good judge is a burnt-out lawyer. So the Brooklyn Bar Association hosted a court attorney reception at the BBA building on Remsen Street on Wednesday, November 9 to celebrate the courthouse’s “unsung heroes.”

“We talk all the time about how we have the best justice system in the state, but obviously a lot of that input comes from you,” said Anthony Vaughn, first vice president and co-chair of the membership committee. of the BBA. “It was far too late to recognize you for these contributions that impact our justice system, our communities and our judiciary.”

The event, which was organized by the Membership Committee, appeared to be a great success as nearly 100 attorneys and judges filled the Brooklyn Bar Association’s auditorium.

Vaughn, who hosted the event alongside co-chair Pamela Walker, said he hopes to see the Brooklyn Bar Association host the reception each year to thank court workers in the same way the association does. of the bar organizes an annual judicial evening.

“What you’re dealing with is our BS, let’s be real,” Vaughn joked. “It’s our submissions, our requests for over-answers, our arguments over depositions, over discovery, and so many of you look at us like, ‘Did you go to law school?’ We appreciate you, we all do.

Imran Ansari (left) and Darran Winslow, president of the Kings County Criminal Bar Association. Eagle photo by Robert Abruzzese

Brief speeches were given by Vaughn and Walker, BBA President Richard Klass, and Charles Small, Chief Registrar of Kings County Supreme Court, Civil Term. Walker encouraged everyone to mingle and network, while Small

“If you see a judge has 200 motions on the schedule, let’s say 90 of those motions and rulings need to be written, the judge doesn’t write all of those rulings, so the clerks are doing a lot of work,” Small said. “Our attorneys work in the front parties, the uncovered parties, they sign uncontested judgments, they write decisions in all areas of law. They work very hard and this is the first time that they have really been recognized outside the courthouse.

From left to right: Turquoise Haskin, Charles Small, Natoya McGhie, Ronald Cosme, Xavier Carr, Phil Grant and Donald Zolin. Eagle photo by Robert Abruzzese
Krystal Roberts (left), Sharon Adler and the Hon. Craig Walker. Eagle photo by Robert Abruzzese
From left to right: Daniel Antonelli, Samantha Sbrocchi, Natasha Delille, Natoya McGhie and Raymi Ramseur-Usher. Eagle photo by Robert Abruzzese
The Brooklyn Bar Association invited all district court attorneys to a special reception Wednesday night. Pictured from left: Hon. Genine Edwards, Pamela Walker, Doris Bergmann, Judge-elect Pamela Patton Fynes and Linda Wilson.
Pictures of eagles by Robert Abruzzese
From left to right: Micheleen Karnacewicz, Irena Golodkeyer and the Hon. Richard Montelione. Eagle photo by Robert Abruzzese
Margherita Racanelli (left) and Janice Purvis. Eagle photo by Robert Abruzzese
From left to right: LaFleur David, Kristin Moriarty, Ann Walker. Eagle photo by Robert Abruzzese
Left to right: Maria Hatzipetros, Christine Ortiz, Judge-elect Devin Robinson and Yevgeniy Katz. Eagle photo by Robert Abruzzese
Pictured from left to right: Paul Nuccio, Dean Delianites and Chief Clerk Charles Small. Eagle photo by Robert Abruzzese
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Monica Kwok Selected as At-Large Delegate to Massachusetts Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors | New https://ccba-la.org/monica-kwok-selected-as-at-large-delegate-to-massachusetts-bar-associations-young-lawyers-division-board-of-directors-new/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 14:50:32 +0000 https://ccba-la.org/monica-kwok-selected-as-at-large-delegate-to-massachusetts-bar-associations-young-lawyers-division-board-of-directors-new/ Monica Kwok has been selected as an At-Large Delegate to the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors. The Massachusetts Bar Association is a nonprofit organization that serves the legal profession and the public by promoting the administration of justice, legal education, professional excellence, and respect for the law. Kwok is a partner […]]]>

Monica Kwok has been selected as an At-Large Delegate to the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors. The Massachusetts Bar Association is a nonprofit organization that serves the legal profession and the public by promoting the administration of justice, legal education, professional excellence, and respect for the law.

Kwok is a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity group and a member of the firm’s Search Funds and Food and Healthy Living practices. His practice focuses on mergers, acquisitions, private equity investments and other corporate matters across a wide range of industries. She represents emerging growth companies, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in their fundraising and investments, divestitures and exits and other general corporate matters. She works with researchers, research funds and research fund investors on fund formation, fundraising, investments, acquisitions and divestitures, and regularly advises research fund companies at their meetings. of the Board of Directors and in their ongoing operations.

Kwok is an active member of the Harvard Alumni Association, the Penn Alumni Association, and the Phillips Academy Andover community. She has also served on the investment committee of Social Venture Partners and holds a Professional Certificate in Art as Alternative Investment from Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

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Holliday named new executive. Director of the PA Bar Association https://ccba-la.org/holliday-named-new-executive-director-of-the-pa-bar-association/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 15:21:26 +0000 https://ccba-la.org/holliday-named-new-executive-director-of-the-pa-bar-association/ Matthew M. Holiday Matthew M. Holliday of West Chester will be the elected executive director of the Pennsylvania Bar Association effective January 2, 2023. Holliday is currently Executive Director of the Chester County Bar Association and the Chester County Bar Foundation. “Matt brings to the PBA a track record of growing membership, expanding community partnerships, […]]]>

Matthew M. Holiday

Matthew M. Holliday of West Chester will be the elected executive director of the Pennsylvania Bar Association effective January 2, 2023.

Holliday is currently Executive Director of the Chester County Bar Association and the Chester County Bar Foundation.

“Matt brings to the PBA a track record of growing membership, expanding community partnerships, and expanding benefits and services for member attorneys,” said PBA President Jay N. Silberblatt. “His warm and engaging personality, strong management skills and commitment to service make Matt the right choice to fill the leadership and administration position of the PBA. We are delighted to welcome Matt on board at the start of the new year.

“I am thrilled at this opportunity to contribute to the long and successful history of Pennsylvania’s largest organized bar association,” Holliday said. “I look forward to working with the PBA Board of Governors, staff and our active members to be an advocate for the legal profession and to provide the high level of support lawyers need in their ever-changing practices.

Prior to beginning work at the Chester County Bar Association in January 2020, Holliday served as elected Prothonotary of Chester County. He has worked with hundreds of lawyers, the judges of the Court of Common Pleas and thousands of members of the public, striving to ease the administrative burden on the justice system.

He previously served for five years as chief of staff to State Rep. Dan Truitt of Chester County.

Holliday is a very active member of his community. He is the longest serving president of the West Chester Downtown Foundation, past chairman of the West Chester Public Library Board, past chairman of the Chester County Domestic Violence Center Board of Trustees, president leaving the Friends Association. for the Child Care and Protection Board, the Past President of the Arc of Chester County, a Past President of the Rotary Club of West Chester, a Trustee of the Greater West Chester Rotary Foundation, a Past Member and Secretary of the West Chester Area Senior Center Board of Directors, Chairman of the West Chester University Alumni Association Board of Directors, Board Member of the Chester County Community Foundation, Vice Chairman of the Friars’ Society Alumni Association Board of Directors, Director of the West Chester University Foundation, Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce Board Member, Business Improvement District Board Vice Chair o, Student Services Inc Board Member. , former West Chester Salvation Army board member and Third Degree Knight of Columbus in West Chester. Previously, he served for four years as Vice Chairman of the West Chester Parks and Recreation Commission.

Holliday has been honored several times for his community service. He was named Citizen of the Year 2018 by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce. He received the 2018 Senator Robert J. Thompson Public Service Award from the Exton Area Chamber of Commerce. He received the 2020 Vista Millennial Superstar Award and was inducted into West Chester University’s Legacy of Leadership in 2020. In 2012 he was named Rotarian of the Year and in 2013 Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of West Chester. Additionally, he received the 2018 Outstanding Young Professional in Public Administration Award from the American Society for Public Administration.

Holliday graduated from West Chester University.

Holliday steps into the leadership role currently held by the PBA’s longest-serving executive director, Barry M. Simpson. At the PBA’s annual meeting earlier this year, Simpson announced his intention to retire at the end of May 2023, by which time Simpson will be in his 25e year to ensure the administrative and managerial direction of the association.

Silberblatt thanked the task force leading the job search, including its chairs, outgoing PBA President Kathleen D. Wilkinson of Philadelphia, Michael B. Jones of Beaver and Stephanie F. Latimore of Harrisburg.

“It was a months-long process to seek out, identify and hire a professional with the multiple skills necessary to continue pushing our association forward as the voice of Pennsylvania attorneys,” Silberblatt said. “We had an exceptional pool of interested candidates from across the country. Ultimately, the PBA selected a Pennsylvania native who brings us the knowledge of working for a bar and who understands the many facets of leadership necessary to successfully run a member-driven organization.

Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote fairness, professional excellence, and respect for the law. improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access to legal services; and serve attorneys who are members of the largest organized bar in the state.

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Oudh Bar Association Chairman Condemns Owaisi for Questioning Appointment of Judge Ritu Raj Awasthi as Law Commission Chairman https://ccba-la.org/oudh-bar-association-chairman-condemns-owaisi-for-questioning-appointment-of-judge-ritu-raj-awasthi-as-law-commission-chairman/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 09:59:10 +0000 https://ccba-la.org/oudh-bar-association-chairman-condemns-owaisi-for-questioning-appointment-of-judge-ritu-raj-awasthi-as-law-commission-chairman/ Adv Rakesh Chaudhary, Chairman, Oudh Bar Association, High Court Lucknow has condemned Asaduddin Owaisi’s statement for criticizing the appointment of Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi as Chairman of the National Law Commission of India. He said he was personally known to Justice Awasthi for about 35 years as he was a member of the Bar Association […]]]>

The judgment in the Hizab case is also a judgment that was upheld by the Honorable Supreme Court in Letter & Spirit. Now, Owaisi has questioned Judge Awasthi’s appointment solely on the basis of the Hizab case to gain cheap popularity.

Mr. Owaisi being a person who knows the law should always show his faith in Indian courts but once again he stands in controversy like many times.

Mr. Chaudhary thanked the Union Law Minister, Hon. Rijiju and the Central Government for the good choice of Justice Awasthi as Chairman of the Law Commission of India.

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Adv Rakesh Chaudhary, Chairman, Oudh Bar Association, High Court Lucknow has condemned Asaduddin Owaisi’s statement for criticizing the appointment of Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi as Chairman of the National Law Commission of India.

He said he was personally known to Justice Awasthi for about 35 years as he was a member of the Bar Association of Oudh since 1987 and was a very good lawyer and also a Deputy Solicitor General of India in Lucknow.

Justice Awasthi also served as a Judge from April 2009 to October 2021, including Senior Judge at the Lucknow High Court. He was elevated as Chief Justice from October 2021 to July 2022 of the Karnataka High Court, where he delivered judgment along with 2 other judges in the Famous Hizab case, concerning Muslim Owmen.

President of Oudh Bar Association, Lucknow High Court said Justice Awasthi had made thousands of judgments during his career as judge/chief justice but no one had ever handed question his judgement.

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The judgment in the Hizab case is also a judgment that was upheld by the Honorable Supreme Court in Letter & Spirit. Now, Owaisi has questioned Judge Awasthi’s appointment solely on the basis of the Hizab case to gain cheap popularity.

Mr. Owaisi being a person who knows the law should always show his faith in Indian courts but once again he stands in controversy like many times.

Mr. Chaudhary thanked the Union Law Minister, Hon. Rijiju and the Central Government for the good choice of Justice Awasthi as Chairman of the Law Commission of India.

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Rajat Rajan Singh
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New York State Bar Association Calls on UN to Investigate War Crimes in Illegal Ukraine Invasion https://ccba-la.org/new-york-state-bar-association-calls-on-un-to-investigate-war-crimes-in-illegal-ukraine-invasion/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 08:03:15 +0000 https://ccba-la.org/new-york-state-bar-association-calls-on-un-to-investigate-war-crimes-in-illegal-ukraine-invasion/ New York State Bar Association Calls on UN to Investigate War Crimes in Illegal Ukraine Invasion 11.5.2022 By Jennifer Andrus The New York State Bar Association is calling on the United Nations to investigate whether the Russian Federation and its officials violated international law during the war in Ukraine. The tribunal would be similar to […]]]>

New York State Bar Association Calls on UN to Investigate War Crimes in Illegal Ukraine Invasion

11.5.2022

By Jennifer Andrus

The New York State Bar Association is calling on the United Nations to investigate whether the Russian Federation and its officials violated international law during the war in Ukraine. The tribunal would be similar to tribunals that have investigated war crimes in Sierra Leone, Rwanda and Cambodia.

The House of Delegates, the association’s governing body, voted on Saturday to call for the creation of the courts. On July 19, the association’s executive committee approved a resolution calling for an investigation into Russian war crimes. At the request of the New York State Bar, the American Bar Association condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine on August 9.

“In our nearly 150-year history, the New York State Bar Association has been a champion of the rule of law and human rights. We need to make sure justice is done,” said NYSBA President Sherry Levin Wallach.

With rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine in late 2021, the NYSBA established a Ukrainian Chapter, in partnership with the Ukrainian Bar Association. Earlier this year, the international section of the association launched a task force to help collect evidence of war crimes, help refugees, provide humanitarian aid and help displaced lawyers.

“Every lawyer in the United States and around the world has a stake in ensuring that the rule of law is upheld in Ukraine,” said Scott M. Karson, former president of the association and co-chair of the working group on the law. ‘Ukraine. with Serhiy Hoshovsky. “We must hold leaders and soldiers accountable for war crimes.”

Anna Orgenchuk, president of the NYSBA Ukraine Chapter and president of the Ukrainian Bar Association, saw the devastating impact the invasion had on her homeland.

“This is one of the challenges we face as international lawyers – not to leave any immoral and illegal act legally unpunished,” Orgenchuk said. “With the support of NYSBA experts, we believe we can show international justice institutions the breadth and depth of Russian crimes in Ukraine. I firmly believe that the future not only of Ukraine but of Western civilization depends on our success in bringing the perpetrators to justice.

The New York State Bar Association has a long history of advocating for the rule of law in the United States and internationally. In 1896, the association proposed the creation of a world tribunal to settle disputes between nations. This court is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague. In 1992, the association called for the creation of the International Criminal Court, which was established in 1998. Its purpose is to investigate and prosecute war criminals. The court prosecuted leaders from 17 countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Darfur, Sudan and Uganda.

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Lake County Bar Association Releases Evaluations of First Sub-Judicial Circuit Candidates https://ccba-la.org/lake-county-bar-association-releases-evaluations-of-first-sub-judicial-circuit-candidates/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 15:33:39 +0000 https://ccba-la.org/lake-county-bar-association-releases-evaluations-of-first-sub-judicial-circuit-candidates/ The Lake County Bar Association has just completed its review and evaluation of candidates for the new First Judicial Sub-Circuit race for Circuit Judge in Lake County, IL. The First Judicial Sub-Circuit includes Round Lake, Round Lake Heights, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Park, Ingleside and sections of Grayslake, Haynesville and Wauconda. It is located […]]]>

The Lake County Bar Association has just completed its review and evaluation of candidates for the new First Judicial Sub-Circuit race for Circuit Judge in Lake County, IL. The First Judicial Sub-Circuit includes Round Lake, Round Lake Heights, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Park, Ingleside and sections of Grayslake, Haynesville and Wauconda. It is located in the township of Avon.

Through the Judges Selection and Retention Committee, the LCBA evaluates candidates by its 16-member committee appointed for staggered three-year terms. The committee is comprised of seasoned attorneys with a wide range of backgrounds and areas of practice throughout Lake County, IL. The Committee is

non-partisan and its sole purpose is to ensure that the best candidates are elected and retained for judicial office. The Committee submitted a questionnaire to all the candidates, with a request for an interview and a meeting. Following its recent meetings, the Committee made the following observations:

For the First Judicial Sub-Circuit of Lake County, Illinois:

• Lawyer Rod Drobinski: highly qualified.

• Attorney Chris Ditton: Unqualified.

The Lake County Bar Association is headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois, and has over 800 attorney members, as well as 100 non-lawyer associate members. Among other goals, members of the Association seek to foster respect for the administration of the law, to increase the knowledge of lawyers and the public about the law through continuing legal education, and to uphold the honor and dignity of the legal profession. For more information, visit www.lakebar.org.

]]> State bar association calls for more Ohio Supreme Court race ads removed as misleading https://ccba-la.org/state-bar-association-calls-for-more-ohio-supreme-court-race-ads-removed-as-misleading/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 13:21:29 +0000 https://ccba-la.org/state-bar-association-calls-for-more-ohio-supreme-court-race-ads-removed-as-misleading/ On Thursday, the bar association’s publicity committee sent letters to Democrats, the DeWine judicial campaign and North Carolina-based Forward Justice, a nonprofit “dedicated to advancing racial justice.” , social and economic in the southern United States”. The committee’s decisions and actions followed written complaints received by the bar association. A letter called on Democrats to […]]]>

On Thursday, the bar association’s publicity committee sent letters to Democrats, the DeWine judicial campaign and North Carolina-based Forward Justice, a nonprofit “dedicated to advancing racial justice.” , social and economic in the southern United States”. The committee’s decisions and actions followed written complaints received by the bar association.

A letter called on Democrats to end its “dangerous” publicity against DeWine and Fischer.

“It is wrong to say that Justices DeWine and Fischer will ‘prohibit’ abortions when under the constitutional separation of powers they do not have that authority,” he says. “It is the legislator who makes the laws and the judges interpret them. Moreover, in accordance with judicial canons, none of the judges you criticize have taken a position or said how they would rule in such cases.

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A second letter was sent to DeWine’s campaign, arguing that there is no basis to claim that Zayas opposes consideration of public safety during bail.

DeWine’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Friday, but Zayas released a statement.

“I again call on Pat DeWine to stop questioning the integrity of our justice system,” she said. “The people of Ohio can be assured that I will always faithfully enforce the law and the Constitution, regardless of outside influence or partisan pressure.”

And the third letter was sent to Forward Justice, against its publicity criticizing DeWine and Fischer. Voting not to consider a case on appeal does not place these judges “on the side of paedophiles”, the letter states.

Forward Justice did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Three of Ohio’s seven Supreme Court seats are up for election this year, including the chief justice position. All three available seats are now held by Republicans.

This year, for the first time, candidates’ political affiliation will appear next to their name on the ballot. The election results could shift the balance of the court as it is expected to consider burning issues including abortion and legislative redistricting.

Two current justices, Democrat Jennifer Brunner and Republican Sharon Kennedy, are seeking the position of chief justice. DeWine is seeking a second term, opposed by Zayas. Fischer is also seeking a second term; his Democratic challenger is Tenth District Court of Appeals Judge Terri Jamison.

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Orissa High Court Issues Contempt Notice to President of Tangi Bar Association for Threatening Female Judicial Officer https://ccba-la.org/orissa-high-court-issues-contempt-notice-to-president-of-tangi-bar-association-for-threatening-female-judicial-officer/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 10:18:52 +0000 https://ccba-la.org/orissa-high-court-issues-contempt-notice-to-president-of-tangi-bar-association-for-threatening-female-judicial-officer/ The Orissa High Court on Tuesday issued a notice of contempt against Nakul Kumar Nayak, president of Lawyers Bar in the town of Tangi, for threatening and using “foul language” against a judicial magistrate after the judge rejected his client’s request for bail. A dividing bench of Judges S. Talapatra and Sanjeeb Kumar Panigrahi took […]]]>

The Orissa High Court on Tuesday issued a notice of contempt against Nakul Kumar Nayak, president of Lawyers Bar in the town of Tangi, for threatening and using “foul language” against a judicial magistrate after the judge rejected his client’s request for bail.

A dividing bench of Judges S. Talapatra and Sanjeeb Kumar Panigrahi took careful note of the allegations and said he was “surprised” by how a responsible member of the bar could behave in the same way with a judicial magistrate carrying out his judicial duties.

“Issue notice asking the opposing party why the charge of criminal contempt will not be brought against him or why he will not be prosecuted or tried for said criminal contempt or why any other order/orders deemed appropriate in the interests of justice will not be served,” the court said.

The suo motu procedure was initiated by the court following a referral from the Chief Justice.

Previously, a letter had been written by Siona Siddharth Moharana, Nyayadhikari-cum-JMFC, who is stationed in Tangi town, Khurda district, alleging that Nayak last month, accompanied by “some non-practicing lawyers from the Tangi Bar Association and some foreigners comprising a total of 60 to 70 people in the courthouse” had arrested her and threatened her, saying “how dare you refuse the request for bail? »

Nayak also allegedly misbehaved with her in a threatening voice by questioning her experience and saying she was a newcomer when he was a seasoned professional. The bailiff had written to the clerk of the district court after the incident and said he had been threatened that his court would be boycotted for rejecting the bail request.

It has also been alleged that Nayak, even on earlier occasions, threatened her. “He tends to call for a court boycott whenever an order has gone against his interests. An unhealthy atmosphere has been unleashed in the Tangi court,” the high court said.

The division bench said:

“In our view, there are sufficient documents on file to take cognizance of criminal contempt by the opp Contempt of Courts Act 1971. His conduct not only outraged the judicial magistrate but also interfered with the proper course of court proceedings. Furthermore, it has tended to interfere with the process of administration of justice.”

The court said the notice is taken under section 15(2) of the Contempt of Courts Act 1971. Ordering that a copy of his order be provided to the Chairman of the Odisha State Bar Council and the State Solicitor General, the court the latter to assist him in the matter.

“The notice is made payable on 17.11.2022,” the court said.

Factual background

The Chief Justice had returned a case to the Divisional Bench on October 30. In the letter dated October 21, Moharana recounted Nayak’s conduct in detail.

The Court noted that the letter reveals that he abused the judicial magistrate by “coarse language” from outside his room and said “how dare the PO reject the bail request”.

Subsequently, around 5:20 p.m., as the Judicial Magistrate was heading towards her home, the opposing party physically obstructed her way outside the courthouse, but inside the court premises.

At that time, the letter reveals again, he was accompanied by a few “the non-practicing lawyers of the Tangi Bar Association and some foreigners comprising a total of 60 to 70 people in the premises of the Court”. They arrested her and threatened her saying “how dare you reject the bail request”.

According to the letter, the magistrate tried to appease him by saying that the defendant had a history of criminal activity and was entangled in two other matters.

“Therefore, she had denied the bail application. She further told them that she had given these reasons in her order rejecting the bail application of the defendant for whom the opposition party was appearing. She had further reminded the opposition party that if the defendant was aggrieved by her order, they had recourse to the superior courts. The opposition party and its companions did not give in and continued to conduct themselves. hurt with her in a threatening voice questioning her experience that she was a new entrant and he was a seasoned professional,” the court order reads.

She further mentioned that the whole incident happened in the presence of court staff, police escorts from two police stations and CASI staff and other outsiders. She also recounted a past incident stating:

“…even two months ago, when one of our D group staff, namely Susanta Kumar Sethi, was performing night watchman duties in the Court, because at that time, the Association of Tangi Bar had called for a stoppage of work and they remained at the Court premises until at very late hours, at that time around 11:45 p.m. midnight, my staff Susanta Kumar Sethi told me called and told me that the president of the bar was completely drunk and was knocking on the main door of the court building and that my staff had inquired about it, then he [had] abused him in highly unparliamentary and obscene languages ​​and even abused me in front of him on my behalf.”

Notably, this is not the first time that the bar members of the Tangi Bar Association have shown their unruly behavior. In September, a division bench of Judges S. Talapatra and Mruganka Sekhar Sahoo had order police escort of a lawyer who was prevented by said members of the bar from posting his client’s bonds.

Case title: Registrar (Judicial), Orissa High Court v. Nakul Kumar Nayak, President, Lawyers Bar Association, Tangi

Order dated: 1st November 2022

Koram: S. Talapatra and SK Panigrahi, JJ.

Click here to read/download the order

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Lawyers are rapidly growing their network at the Brooklyn Bar Association https://ccba-la.org/lawyers-are-rapidly-growing-their-network-at-the-brooklyn-bar-association/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 20:11:24 +0000 https://ccba-la.org/lawyers-are-rapidly-growing-their-network-at-the-brooklyn-bar-association/ The Brooklyn Bar Association hosted “Speed ​​Mentoring: A Networking Experience” on Thursday night, a program designed to help members find mentors and expand their networks. Pictured from left to right: Daniel Antonelli, Natoya McGhie and Hon. Joanne Quinones, Co-Chairs of the Mentoring Committee, and President Richard Klass. Eagle photo by Robert Abruzzese One of the […]]]>

The Brooklyn Bar Association hosted “Speed ​​Mentoring: A Networking Experience” on Thursday night, a program designed to help members find mentors and expand their networks. Pictured from left to right: Daniel Antonelli, Natoya McGhie and Hon. Joanne Quinones, Co-Chairs of the Mentoring Committee, and President Richard Klass. Eagle photo by Robert Abruzzese

One of the biggest reasons to join the Brooklyn Bar Association is its strong mentorship program, and that was on full display Thursday night as nearly 50 members were on hand to serve as both mentors and mentees during a Speed ​​Networking event.

The event was aptly titled “Speed ​​Mentoring: A Networking Experience”. There were approximately 25 mentors and 25 mentees including seven judges, Hon. Joanne Quinones, BBA Mentoring Committee Co-Chair, Hon. Kathy King, the Hon. Bernard Graham, the Hon. Carl Landicino, the Hon. Lisa Lewis, Hon. Kings County Housing Court Supervising Judge Cheryl Gonzales and Hon. Devin P. Cohen, as well as other Bar Leaders.

“As someone who has benefited from both formal and informal mentorship, I cannot stress the importance of all types of mentorship, including fast-paced mentorship where law students and new lawyers can speak head- one-on-one with senior judges and practitioners at short intervals,” said Justice Quinones. “Rapid mentoring is a unique, fun, and organized way to network.”

Kings County Public Administrator Javier Ortiz was one of Thursday night’s mentors. Each group spent three minutes with each other before switching off for a new mentor/mentee combo. Eagle photo by Robert Abruzzese

At the event, the members were paired up and had between three and five minutes to talk to each other before switching. This way everyone at the event had the opportunity to meet everyone. Mentees could ask questions and have the opportunity to follow up after the event.

“I am a first-generation lawyer and would have liked the opportunity to participate in a program like this during my studies to meet judges and practicing lawyers,” said Natoya McGhie, co-chair of the mentoring committee. . “Tonight’s one-on-one speed mentoring gave law students and our mentees the opportunity to interact with seasoned lawyers and judges from a variety of practice areas, without the added pressure of going to every person you see during of an event to start a first conversation.”

About 50 members of the Brooklyn Bar Association paired up for a quick mentoring event at the bar association Thursday night. Eagle photo by Robert Abruzzese

This program works in conjunction with the BBA’s Mentoring Committee Mentoring Program which matches mentors and mentees one-on-one. These matches are often blind, made according to the participants’ interest in various fields of law. Speed ​​Networking gives people the ability to connect through shared personalities and experiences.

“It’s only through my involvement in associations that I’ve been able to find mentors, like our committee chair, Justice Joanne Quinones,” McGhie said. “My mentors have been invaluable to my growth and professional development, so it’s great to see that we’ve had great turnout. We received a lot of positive feedback tonight, and we hope the committee can continue to support and guide our mentees and mentors and help them develop lasting relationships.

Pictured from left: Abayomi Ajaiyeoba (in yellow), Natoya McGhie and Hon. Joanne Quinones. Eagle photo by Robert Abruzzese

The event was sponsored by Daniel Antonelli, secretary of the Brooklyn Bar Association. Antonelli said mentorship was key for him to grow his law practice.

“Most of the success of my practice has come from my experience at the Brooklyn Bar, whether it’s the referral service, developing mentors through programs or volunteer work, or learning how to substance through (continuing legal education),” Antonelli said. “Pretty much everything goes back to the BBA.”

The Brooklyn Bar Association will host a reception for court attorneys at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9. It will recognize their work in the justice system.

Pictured from left: Sherlly Alceus, Hon. Cheryl Gonzales, Natoya McGhie, Hon. Bernard Graham, the Hon. Joanne Quinones, Jamie Baum and Brittany Bastien. Eagle photo by Robert Abruzzese
Hon. Kathy King (left) and Raymi Ramseur-Usher. Eagle photo by Robert Abruzzese
In addition to the seven justices present Thursday, leaders from the legal community such as Salvatore Scibetta, president of the Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn, were on hand to serve as mentors. Eagle photo by Robert Abruzzese
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