Month: November 2017

American Bar Association

American Bar Association Adopts State Bar Report on Gender Disparity in the Courtroom The American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates Monday unanimously approved a resolution affirming that women attorneys remain considerably underrepresented in courtrooms and in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and outlined steps that can be taken by the judiciary, law firms, clients and … Continued

November 9, 2017: State Bar Supports Two Groundbreaking Recommendations Regarding Online Forms, NY Trust Code

The New York State Bar Association has approved two groundbreaking reports with recommendations that, if adopted by the Legislature, “will help protect consumers who use online legal documents and will simplify, modernize and update New York’s trust law,” announced Association President Sharon Stern Gerstman of Buffalo (Magavern, Magavern and Grimm LLP). Regulation of online legal … Continued

Ethics Opinion 1138

Topic:    Use of English language translation of lawyer’s surname in law firm name.

November 7, 2017: State Bar Association Adopts Report On Gender Disparity In The Courtroom, Commemorates Women’s Suffrage Centennial

The New York State Bar Association’s House of Delegates has approved a report that determined women attorneys remain considerably underrepresented in courtrooms across the state as well as in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). The report entitled “If Not Now, When? Achieving Equality for Women Attorneys in the Courtroom and in ADR,” was compiled by the … Continued