- MuBANY Mentorship Dinner on November 18th: Thank you to all who attended MuBANY’s Inaugural Mentorship Program Dinner at Al-Badawi, Brooklyn’s newest Palestinian restaurant! And a special thanks to Ayat Masoud, Esq. owner of Al-Badawi and a mentor in our program, for inviting MuBANY to her brand new restaurant. This program, evidenced by last night’s showing, demonstrates the critical role mentorship can play within our and many other underrepresented other underrepresented communities in the legal sector. We are deeply grateful to all the mentors who have taken time out of their busy schedules to give advice to their mentees. And we are also impressed by the many young lawyers and student mentees who have proactively made the most out of this program. While this program will conclude in December 2021, we hope to launch another round of the program in the near future. And we will rely on current participants’ feedback to ensure the next round is even better. Thank you again to Ayat, Al-Badawi, and all our mentorship program participants. You all are part of the MuBANY community!
- SCOTUS Argument on December 1: MuBANY was proud to have signed on to an amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) in Dobbs, et al., -v.- Jackson Women's Health Organization, et al. This case was argued at SCOTUS on December 1, 2021. Read the amicus brief here!
- December 10 Deadline to Apply to Our Content Creator Position: MuBANY is wrapping up our search for a content creator. The deadline to apply is December 10, 2021. Check out more details here.
MUBANY IS A RECIPIENT OF THE NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION'S 2021 INNOVATION AWARD!
MuBANY is honored to receive the New York State Bar Association 2021 Innovation Award for co-founding the Affinity Bar Collective, along with the Metropolitan Black Bar Association! The NYSBA Innovation Award recognizes bar associations for adapting to the needs of their members and the community at large by introducing innovative programs, ideas, and methodologies that benefit everyone involved.
During the summer of 2020, MuBANY and the MBBA leadership recognized an opportunity for affinity bar associations in New York City to collaborate on programming for their respective members and communities who were most affected by COVID-19.
The goal was not only to leverage resources, but to also cast a wide-net for essential programming targeted toward professional development for lawyers and law students of color; know your rights workshops for the community - particularly on COVID-19 impacted issues; and pro bono initiatives. Since inception, the Collective held a resume review workshop for young lawyers and law students of color in which there were over 70 student/attorney pairings, an interview preparation program for the same, and a Know Your Rights Workshop on tenant rights that has been viewed more than 400 times. The Collective also held a Fireside Chat with New York City’s Corporation Counsel, where Collective members could candidly engage with the Corporation Counsel. In total, this Collective has resulted in long-lasting collaboration among affinity bar associations and a true sense of community. We are grateful to have partnered with MBBA to create this Collective and to jointly receive this recognition from the NYSBA.
To read more about this award and the other impressive recipients this year, please click the photo above.
- The United States Supreme Court Fellows Program. Established in 1973, the Fellows Program offers mid-career professionals, recent law school graduates, and doctoral degree holders from the law and political science fields an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the judicial system through exposure to federal court administration. Each year, four talented individuals are selected to work for 12 months in one of four Washington, DC-based federal judiciary entities: the Supreme Court of the United States; the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts; the Federal Judicial Center; and the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Fellows gain practical experience in judicial administration, policy development, and education. They also benefit from time to study and write, and a vantage point from which to develop an academic research agenda. Applications are due January 3, 2022. For more information, see https://www.supremecourt.gov/fellows/. If you have questions, please contact Supreme Court Fellows Program staff at (202) 479-3475 or email@example.com.
- A judge-elect in the New York City area is in search of a court attorney. If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be happy to pass it along!
- Investigator/Counsel at the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations - Chairman Jon Ossoff (D-GA) of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), the chief investigative subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, seeks a detail-oriented individual with strong communication and writing skills to serve as an Investigator or Counsel on the PSI staff. The expected annual salary range for this position is $50,000—$70,000. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2021. If anyone is interested, please email email@example.com, as this position was flagged through our network.
- 2022 Skadden 1L Scholars Program: Skadden is seeking talented, self-motivated law students whose life experiences, demonstrated interests and achievements can contribute to our firm’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and excellence. Learn more about the program and apply here.