ABOUT

The mission of the Anti-Defamation League New York / New Jersey Region Lawyers Division is to unite members of the legal community committed to the mission of ADL – to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment to all. As a member of the Lawyers Division you will be part of the tradition of the legal community’s commitment to the civil rights and social justice initiatives of ADL and connect with established professionals dedicated to advancing its mission.

The Lawyers Division provides a range of meaningful educational and service opportunities and advances ADL’s mission through philanthropic leadership and community outreach such as drafting Amicus Briefs. To access ADL’s Amicus Brief Database click here.

To view the Lawyers Division one-pager, click here.

LAWYERS DIVISION LEADERSHIP

Alan M. Klinger, Co-Chair

Gregg L. Weiner, Co-Chair

Jonathan A. Forman, NextGen Co-Chair

Jason M. Halper, Chair Emeritus

SUPREME COURT REVIEW

With significant changes in the composition of the Supreme Court and challenges to COVID-19 safety measures raising unexpected legal questions, what are the most important takeaways from this Term’s rulings?

Our 22nd annual Supreme Court Review program, presented in partnership with the National Constitution Center, will feature Dahlia Lithwick of Slate moderating a discussion among distinguished legal scholars Erwin Chemerinsky, Frederick Lawrence, Melissa Murray and Paul Clement about the most important cases of the Term, including voting rights, LGBTQ+ rights, church-state separation, and immigration. They will also discuss the changing dynamics of the Court and what to expect at the Supreme Court next year.

This year’s Supreme Court Review was held on Thursday, July 8th. 

For more Supreme Court Review Materials and background on the cases discussed, please check out our official Supreme Court Review webpage.

EDWARD BRODSKY SUMMER ASSOCIATE RESEARCH PROGRAM

ADL’s Edward Brodsky Summer Associate Research Program provides law firms the opportunity to assist ADL with legal research on important civil rights issues while exposing emerging attorneys to ADL’s mission and the importance of pro bono work.

Over the past several years more than 100 firms and over 600 summer associates have participated in the program, writing thought-provoking memos on critical ADL issues. The Research Program has become a tradition throughout the national legal community, and firms and participants alike find tremendous value in exploring topics that are interesting, timely and exciting.

Though we are unable to hold our official Summer Associate Memo Competition this year, we are still encouraging summer associates to submit memos as an opportunity to further engage in ADL’s legal civil rights work. All memos will be reviewed by members of ADL’s Lawyers Division and other New York and New Jersey legal leaders. Please click here to view ADL’s 2020 Summer Associate Memo questions.

Never Is Now’s Edward Brodsky CLE Track

Attend Never Is Now, ADL’s Annual Summit on Antisemitism and Hate and Earn CLE Credit (Continuing Legal Education). ADL’s signature annual Summit is now virtual and focused on understanding contemporary drivers and dynamics of antisemitism and hate. Earn CLE credits while hearing from experts on hate crimes legislation and online hate and harassment during these two sessions. 1.0 CLE may be earned for each of these seminars. Click here to learn more about the Edward Brodsky CLE track.

The Edward Brodsky CLE Track was created in memory of Edward Brodsky, a Senior Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP and prominent member of New York’s legal community. This track honors Mr. Brodsky’s dedication and service to ADL and the ADL New York/New Jersey Lawyers Division, and his vision of a just and fair society.

All CLE eligible panels can be selected once you have registered for the Summit. For CLE questions, and to find out if CLE credit is available for your state, email NINCLE@adl.org.

LAWYERS DIVISION EVENTS

2021 Edward Brodsky Legal Conference – November 4, 2021

As ADL NY/NJ Lawyers Division’s signature event, the Edward Brodsky Legal Conference unites distinguished legal scholars, academics and policy experts to debate timely legal issues. This year’s Conference will be centered on a debate of Section 230, and we are proud to be presenting ADL NY/NJ Regional Board Chair Emeritus Steven E. Fineman with the Edward Brodsky Founders Award.

2019 Human Relations Award Luncheon – October 29, 2019

Proudly presented by the ADL New York/New Jersey Lawyer’s Division, the 25th Annual Human Rights Award Luncheon was held on October 29th at Cipriani Restaurant at 110 E 42nd St. The event featured keynote speaker Letitia A. James, New York Attorney General. The 2019 Human Relations Award recipient was Jeh Johnson, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

2018 Human Relations Award Dinner – October 30, 2018

The 24th Annual Human Relations Award Luncheon was held in October 2018 at Cipriani 42nd Street. The event featured keynote speaker Christian Marco Picciolini, a counter-extremism specialist, former domestic extremist, peace advocate and the founder of the Free Radicals Project. The 2018 Human Relations Award recipients were Roberta A. Kaplan, Founding Partner of Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP, a women-led elite litigation boutique, and D. Scott Tucker, Managing Director and Global Head of Litigation at Morgan Stanley.

2017 Human Relations Award Luncheon – December 6, 2017

ADL Lawyer’s Division held its 23rd Annual human Relations Award Luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street. The luncheon featured keynote speaker, Michael Signer, Mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia. ADL New York was proud to honor Michael A. Cardozo, Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP, and Lauren Goldberg, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at VEREIT, Inc. with ADL’s 2017 Human Relations Award.

 

To learn more about the Lawyers Division or to get involved, please contact Jessica Stolzman, Associate Director of Development at jstolzman@adl.org.