Topic: Advertising: Use of “Esq.” by a lawyer not admitted in New York.
Month: March 2018
The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) today commended Congress, particularly the New York State delegation, for providing an increase in funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). The omnibus spending bill approved by the Senate and the House of Representatives this week and signed by the President today includes $410 million for the LSC. … Continued
Topic: Contingency Fees: Paying Fees in a Criminal Matter from Personal Injury Settlement
Two upcoming New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Continuing Legal Education (CLE) events will examine emerging areas of interest to lawyers – the legal issues surrounding autonomous vehicles and the future of mediation. On Wednesday March 14, NYSBA CLE presents: “Autonomous & Connected Vehicles: Evidentiary Issues Around the Corner.” The event will look at the … Continued
New York State Bar Association President Sharon Stern Gerstman applauded the state Senate and Assembly for passing legislation that would provide attorney-client privilege to lawyer referral services, and urged Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign the measure into law. Each year thousands of New Yorkers rely upon lawyer referral services to help find an attorney or … Continued
Topic: Litigation financing; conflicts of interest
Where Are the Women Arbitrators? The Battle to Diversify ADR Winter 2018, ABA Perspectives When Laura Kaster was a young lawyer in 1975, she was accustomed to being the only woman in the room. But by the time she left Jenner & Block in Chicago in 1997 to work at AT&T Corporation, there were many … Continued