Month: June 2017

June 28, 2017: New York City Attorney Lesley Rosenthal Receives State Bar Association’s Root/Stimson Award

Lesley Rosenthal, executive vice-president and general counsel of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, was honored with the New York State Bar Association’s Root/Stimson Award. State Bar President Sharon Stern Gerstman presented the award to Rosenthal earlier this month at the Association’s House of Delegates meeting in Cooperstown. The award, … Continued

June 26, 2017: New York Victims of Medical Malpractice Would Be Harmed By Proposed Federal Bill, Says New York State Bar Association

The New York State Bar Association today calls on the House of Representatives to reject a bill (H.R. 1215) that would impose new restrictive federal rules when injured New Yorkers file medical malpractice suits against doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and others, even in state courts. “Such federal activity would usurp the states’ rights to develop … Continued

June 21, 2017: New York State Bar Association Praises Senate for Confirming Paul G. Feinman to the Court of Appeals

New York State Bar Association President Sharon Stern Gerstman today praised the state Senate for swiftly confirming the nomination of Appellate Judge Paul G. Feinman as an associate justice on the state Court of Appeals. “Justice Feinman possesses strong skills that will serve him well as associate judge,” Gerstman told the Senate Judiciary Committee on … Continued

June 19, 2017: NYS Bar Association Supports a Constitutional Convention to Restructure the NYS Judiciary, Enhance Voter Participation and Modernize and Streamline the NYS Constitution

The New York State Bar Association is calling for a state Constitutional Convention, because New York “should not forfeit this rare, generational opportunity to modernize and significantly improve the Constitution that forms the foundation of state government.” On November 7, New Yorkers will vote on whether to authorize a Constitutional Convention which, if approved, would … Continued

June 16, 2017: New York State Bar Association Commends Governor for Nominating Paul Feinman to State Court of Appeals

New York State Bar Association President Sharon Stern Gerstman today applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo’s nomination of Paul Feinman as an associate judge of the New York State Court of Appeals. She called for timely confirmation of Feinman by the state Senate. The State Bar Association has rated Feinman as “well qualified” to serve on the … Continued

June 13, 2017: Two Legislators and Others Honored By State Bar Committee for Ensuring Quality Mandated Legal Representation to the Poor

Monroe County Public Defender Timothy P. Donaher, Assemblymember Patricia Fahy, Senator John DeFrancisco and the New York Office of Indigent Legal Services were among those honored with awards by the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Mandated Representation. “These tireless advocates have gone above and beyond in helping the poor have a voice in … Continued