AJC NY’s Counselors’ Council breakfast series educates New York attorneys and guests on a range of legal issues related to AJC’s mission, to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel and to advance human rights and democratic values around the world.

AJC NY organizes a fall and spring continuing legal education program.

For more information, please contact newyork@ajc.org

2017-2018 PAST PROGRAMS:

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, AJC NY held Hosting Objectionable Speakers on Campus: A Choice or An Obligation?  Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.

Panelists Frederick Schaffer, Chair of the NYC Campaign Finance Board and former General Counsel of CUNY and Marc Stern, AJC General Counsel, addressed if universities have an obligation to provide a safe space for speakers with opinions they may find disagreeable. Andrew Kleiman, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP and Co-Chair AJC NY Counselors' Council moderated the panel. 

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, AJC NY held Counter Terrorism in an Age of Extremism at Skaden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. 

The program delved into the legal issues relating to the Disruption and Early Engagement Project (DEEP) of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, which engages individuals who appear to be on a pathway toward supporting violent extremist ideologies. The panelists were Seth DuCharme, Chief of the National Security & Cyber Section of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York and Claire Abrahams, DEEP Program Manager. The panel was moderated by David Rose, Partner, Pryor Cashman, AJC NY immediate Past President and co-chair Counselors' Council.

Counselors' Council is open to members of AJC's Marshall Society and National Leadership Council. For more information on the Counselors’ Council and donor recognition society opportunities, please contact newyork@ajc.org 

Past programs have focused on topics such as:

  • Invoking U.S. Law to Combat Terrorism at Weil, Gotshal & Manges
  • After the Deal: Legal Mechanisms for Preventing a Nuclear Iran at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel 
  • The Refugee and Migrant Crisis: Comparing U.S. and Jewish Legal Approaches at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, & Garrison
  • Israel, America and the International Criminal Court: What does the Future Hold? at Proskauer Rose
  • Religious and Secular Courts in Israel: An Unhappy Marriage? at Haynes and Boone 


 

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