Podcasts – The Justice System Committees

Race Relations and Collaboration Between Asian American and African American Communities After the Peter Liang Case – 03/28/16

Presented by: Asian American Business Development Center and One Hundred Black Men, Inc.

After NYPD Officer Peter Liang was convicted of second degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Akai Gurley, Asian American and African American communities responded in different ways, leading to rising tensions between these two communities. Asian American Business Development Center and One Hundred Black Men have come together to organize a panel of community, civic and political leaders to discuss race relations, communications, and collaborations between the two communities.

Moderators: CeFaan Kim, Reporter, WABC Eyewitness News; L. Joy Williams, Founder and Principal, LJW Strategies

Welcome & Opening Remarks: Michael Garner, President, One Hundred Black Men; John Wang, President, Asian American Business Development Center

Different Community Reactions to the case of Peter Liang: Two Perspectives: Sandra Leung, Board Member, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund

Exploring Common Issues Facing the Two Communities: Ron Kim, New York State Assemblyman; Walter Mosley, New York State Assemblyman

Common Areas for Future Collaboration: Peter Kwong, Distinguished Professor of Asian American Studies and Urban Affairs, Hunter College; Rev. Jacques DeGraff, Associate Pastor of Canaan Baptist Church

Co-sponsor: The City Bar Committee to Enhance Diversity in the Profession and Committee on Minorities in the Profession; Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY)

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Balancing Impartiality and Fairness: Judicial Responsibility for Ensuring Language Access – 4/14/15

Increasing numbers of pro se litigants with limited proficiency in spoken English seek justice in New York City’s courts each year. While the court system employs nearly 300 full-time court interpreters and spends more than $6.5 million for per diem interpreters annually, these services cannot fully address the need for language access assistance within the courts. Not only have the courts lost interpreters due to recent funding shortfalls, the responsibility of judges in deploying limited interpreter resources and ensuring meaningful access to justice for LEP litigants is far from clear.

Our esteemed panel will discuss, among other things, recent cases involving judicial responsibility to ensure language access, proposed amendments to New York’s rules on judicial conduct, the role of multilingual attorneys in courtroom interpretation, and unique challenges facing pro se litigants who communicate in sign language and less commonly spoken languages.

Speakers: Liberty Aldrich, Director, Domestic Violence & Family Court Programs, Center for Court Innovation; Hon. Juanita Bing-Newton, Dean of the New York State Judicial Institute; Professor Oscar G. Chase, Russell D. Niles Professor of Law at New York University School of Law; New York Councilman Rory Lancman, Chair of the Courts and Legal Services Committee at the New York City Council; Rena Micklewright, Deputy Coordinator, Court Interpreting Services, New York State Unified Court System; Trinh N. Tran, Staff Attorney, Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Families

Sponsored by: Women in the Courts Task Force, Rebecca Berkebile, Chair; Committee on Civil Courts, Gina Calabrese, Chair; Committee on Domestic Violence, Anna Ognibene, Chair; Committee on Family Court and Family Law, Marshall Cook, Chair; Committee on Litigation, Cary Samowitz, Chair; Committee on Minorities in the Courts, Natacha Carbajal, Chair; Committee on Pro Bono and Legal Services, Brenna DeVaney, Chair; Committee on Social Welfare Law, Peter Kempner, Chair

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Panel Discussion on NYPD Policies and Improving Community Relations – 3/03/15

The purpose of this seminar is for members of the legal community to help address concerns that have been raised over NYPD policies and practices. The goal is to offer policymakers recommendations from members of the legal community who are interested in preventing future conflicts and increasing public confidence in the police force.

Moderator: Brett Nomberg, Brand Brand Nomberg & Rosenbaum, LLP; Chair of Tort Litigation Committee, New York City Bar

Speakers: Robert Gangi, Director, Police Reform Organizing Project; Lawrence Byrne, NYPD Deputy Commissioner, Legal Matters; Eugene O’Donnell, Professor, John Jay School of Criminal Justice; Former NYPD Officer; Richard H. Abend, Abend & Silber, PLLC; Shelley Rossoff Olsen, JAMs mediator; Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President; Former NYPD officer; Susan Shah, Vera Institute of Justice; Hon. Darcel D. Clark, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, 1st Department, NYS Supreme Court; Adjunct Professor- Monroe College School of Criminal Justice; Xavier Donaldson, Metropolitan Black Bar Association; Hon. George A. Grasso, Supervising Judge – Arraignments, Criminal Court of the City of New York

Sponsored by: Committee on Tort Litigation, Brett J. Nomberg, Chair; Committee on Civil Rights, Sebastian Riccardi, Chair; Committee on Criminal Justice Operations, Risa B. Gerson, Chair; Committee to Enhance Diversity in the Profession, Sheila S. Boston & N. Nate Saint-Victor, Co-Chairs; Committee on New York City Affairs, Cathleen A. Clements, Chair

Co-sponsored by: National Bar Association

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CIETAC Arbitration & the CISG – 12/03/09

The Institute of International Commercial LawPace Law School, the Pace Law Library, and the Arbitration Committee of the City Bar presented CIETAC Arbitration and the CISG podcast, a round-table discussion moderated by Kathleen Scanlon, Chair of the City Bar’s Arbitration Committee, with Professors Albert H. Kritzer and Mark R. Shulman of the Pace University School of Law. The podcast provides information on the UN Convention for the International Sale of Goods (“CISG“), China’s relationship with the CISG, the results of the Institute’s study of over 300 CIETAC (China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission) arbitral awards on the CISG, and Prof. Shulman’s paper, The Diligent will be Shown the Path to Heaven: China’s Implementation of the UN Sales Convention, co-written with Lachmi Singh, to be publish this winter in 48:2 Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. The podcast has been provided by the Pace Law Library Podcast Site.

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