Month: September 2014

September 24, 2014: New York State Bar Association Issues Report: ”Judicial Diversity: A Work In Progress”

The New York State Bar Association today issued a report comparing the diversity of the state’s judges with the diversity of New York’s population. The report, “Judicial Diversity: A Work in Progress,” shows that some districts better reflect the diversity of their geographic areas than others. “New York State has one of the most diverse … Continued

September 22, 2014: New York State Bar Association Selects Elizabeth Derrico of American Bar Association For a Top Position

Elizabeth Derrico, an executive at the American Bar Association (ABA), has been named an associate executive director of the New York State Bar Association. In her new position, Derrico will serve as associate executive director of strategic member engagement. Between 1984 and 1995, she worked at the State Bar Association, first as a local bar … Continued

September 17, 2014: Kew Gardens Attorney David Louis Cohen Named Chair of Bar Foundation’s Eleventh District Fellows

Kew Gardens attorney David Louis Cohen will serve as chair of the Fellows for the 11th Judicial District of the New York Bar Foundation, The Foundation announced today. A Fellow is a lawyer who has been recognized for professional achievement, dedication to the legal profession and community service. “Serving as a district chair of the … Continued

September 16, 2014: New York State Bar President Sends Governor Cuomo Ratings of Candidates for Court of Appeals Vacancy

New York State Bar Association President Glenn Lau-Kee has sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo with the association’s ratings for the seven candidates under consideration for associate judge of the New York State Court of Appeals. The Governor must designate his choice between September 18 and October 3, 2014. The nominee then must be … Continued