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EDUCATION, DIVERSITY and Justice for All

Welcome to DANY

DANY has served New York's Civil Defense Bar and legal community for over 50 years bringing together attorneys and qualified non attorneys in the state of New York who devote substantial professional time to the handling of litigated cases primarily for the defense.

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Our Next Event

Trial Techniques, Session 3

January 31, 2019

Please save this date, for the third session of the multi-part CLE series titled "Trial Techniques: Interactive Lessons from the Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives," co-sponsored with New York County Lawyers Association, and being held once again at its elegant auditorium at 14 Vesey Street in lower Manhattan.  A listing of panelists and other details will follow.


DANY Diversity - 2018 Brooklyn Legal Pipeline Initiative

DANY's Diversity Committee wishes to call attention to the 2018 Brooklyn Legal Pipeline Initiative.  This is an annual program for college students that DANY co-sponsors with the Brooklyn Bar Association and the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association.  It runs from January through September.  To learn more, please review the 2017 brochure with application and Brooklyn Eagle write-up that are available via the links below, and kindly publicize this opportunity with as many people in your networks as possible.  Also, please let us know if you or any members of your firm would be interested in becoming involved either as a mentor or mock interviewer. We are also seeking firms who would be willing to provide our participants with an 8 week  summer internship opportunity. Because our target participants are economically disadvantaged we are encouraging firms that are interested in providing internship opportunities  to commit to providing the participants with a $1,000 stipend to cover their transportation and incidental costs. We have high hopes for this program and are grateful to DANY and its leadership for its ongoing commitment to developing a more inclusive legal community.  Please contact Claire Rush at  Link for Pipeline Program brochure with application:

Brooklyn Pipeline App

Brooklyn Eagle write-up

DANY Law Student Scholarship Opportunity

DANY notes the successful completion of the 2017-18 Law Student Writing Competition.  The awardees were recognized at DANY's Annual Awards Banquet held May 10, 2018.

Past Events - DANY Recap

Look back on past DANY events in this archive. We summarize past meetings, outings and education sessions and try to include photos when possible. 

Want to list an event or announcement?

Announcements and events of other bar associations and organizations of potential interest to DANY members may be listed here.  If you wish to suggest an event or announcement for mention in this space, write to: 

Tom Maroney (, Jim O'Connor (, and Brad Corsair (

Do you have a job opportunity to post on our site?

DANY member firms who may be interested in advertising a job opening here may contact DANY's President and/or Chairs of DANY's website committee --  please see the Leadership and Committees page for contact information.

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Defense Association of New York
Bowling Green Station, P.O. Box 950, New York, NY 10274-0950

Phone: 212-313-3657

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