Month: February 2015

February 27, 2015: State Bar President Urges Funds for Indigent Criminal Defense, Maintaining Full Operation of Courthouses

New York State Bar Association President Glenn Lau-Kee today called on the Legislature to approve the Office of Indigent Legal Services’ request for $20 million to address heavy caseloads and services in counties not affected by the Hurrell-Harring settlement. He also lent Association support to the agency’s request for $8 million to provide counsel to … Continued

February 17, 2015: State Bar President Lau-Kee Comments on Chief Judge Lippman’s State of the Judiciary

New York State Bar Association President Glenn Lau-Kee today commended Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman for offering thoughtful proposals in his annual State of the Judiciary address. “Chief Judge Lippman has outlined a number of promising innovations to expand access to justice for all New Yorkers,” said Lau-Kee of New York City (Kee & Lau-Kee). Indigent … Continued

February 2, 2015: Judges Honored By New York State Bar Association for Dedication to Judicial Excellence and Diversity

The New York State Bar Association has honored two judges for their dedication to judicial excellence on the bench. The awards were presented January 30 in New York City during the Judicial Section luncheon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin, former presiding justice of the First Department, is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Jurist Award. The award … Continued

February 2, 2015: New York County Lawyers’ Association, New Rochelle Bar Honored By New York State Conference of Bar Leaders

The New York County Lawyers’ Association and the New Rochelle Bar Association have been honored with the New York State Conference of Bar Leaders Innovation Awards for their outstanding public service. The awards recognize how bar associations adapt to the needs of their members and the community at large by introducing innovative programs, ideas and … Continued