Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Urbaez in the News - Former Prosecutor Trying to Point Finger at Urbaez

According to an article in The Register, Bergen County prosecutor is being replaced and his record shows that he faulted in the Malik Williams case which is represented by Victor Urbaez.

Here read for yourself.  The article is not found online, not every article in the hard copy newspapers appear online.

The article's first paragraph:

"John Molinelli's decade as Bergen County prosecutor was marked by the resolution of numerous cold cases, the conviction of a mayor from a prominent family on misconduct charges and an investigation into a police shooting that riled a city."

As we know all too well, it was U.R.G.E.N.T. that "riled the city".  And it was Victor Urbaez who took on the Malik Williams police shooting case.

Another pertinent part of the article states: 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

History! As the 1st Dominican-American Federal Judge in NY - Vernon Broderick- CONFIRMED

On September 10, 2013 the United States Senate voted by voice vote to confirm the Honorable Vernon S. Broderick, who was endorsed by the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Judge Broderick was officially recommended by Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) last November and nominated in April by President Barack Obama.

“The HNBA is proud to support the Honorable Vernon Broderick and witness the history he’s making by becoming the first Dominican-American federal judge in New York State,” said HNBA National President Miguel Alexander Pozo, Esq.  “We commend the bipartisan efforts of the U.S. Senate in confirming Judge Broderick and are confident that Judge Broderick’s extraordinary preparation will enrich the U.S District Court.” 

Mr. Broderick is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School. After serving as an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, he entered public service in 1994, joining the U.S. Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Broderick also served as Chief of the Violent Gangs Unit for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York from 1999 until 2002. He was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in January 2011 to the New York State Commission on Public Integrity.

 “As the first Dominican-American federal judge in New York State, Mr. Broderick’s personal background will help broaden the perspective of the federal bench,” said Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY). “Mr. Broderick’s wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors will make him an excellent judge. He has proven time and again that he is a leader, and I have every confidence Mr. Broderick will serve his jurisdiction well.”

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Women Comprise Only 4% of Managing Partners in Law Firms

The 2012 National Association of Women Lawyers® (NAWL) National Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms found that women represent:

• 47% law school graduates
• 46% law firm associates
• 26% non-equity partners
• 15% equity partners (has declined in last two years)