Month: May 2015

Ethics Opinion 1055

Topic:  Municipal employee, business transaction with client, personal conflict of interest

May 13, 2015: Uniform Bar Exam Will Replace New York Bar Exam

New York will adopt the Uniform Bar Exam beginning in July 2016, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman has announced. The decision by the state Court of Appeals, which oversees admission to the bar, makes New York the largest of 16 states requiring applicants to pass the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). In addition, New York applicants will … Continued

May 7, 2015: New York State Bar Association Honors President’s Pro Bono Service Award Recipients

Twenty recipients were honored with 2015 President’s Pro Bono Service Awards May 5 in Albany. President Glenn Lau-Kee (Kee & Lau-Kee) and President-elect David P. Miranda (Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti), co-chair of the President’s Committee on Access to Justice, recognized the honorees during a luncheon at the State Bar Center. “Attorneys in New York … Continued

May 4, 2015: New York State Bar Association Hosts International Legal Experts For Global Law Week: May 12 – 14, 2015

Experts to Explore Challenges and Opportunities of Practicing Law in a Global Marketplace The International Section of the New York State Bar Association will hold its biennial Global Law Week from May 12—May 15 in New York City, offering four days of engaging lectures, seminars and panel discussions on an array of timely topics in the field of … Continued