Month: March 2018

March 23, 2018: State Bar Association Commends Congress for Increase in Support for Legal Services Corporation

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

Ethics Opinion 1146

Topic:   Contingency Fees:  Paying Fees in a Criminal Matter from Personal Injury Settlement

March 13, 2018: New York State Bar Association Presents Continuing Legal Education Regarding Automated Vehicles, The Future of Mediation

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

March 12, 2018: New York State Bar Association Urges Governor To Sign Legislation Providing Attorney-Client Privilege To Lawyer Referral Services

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

Members in the News

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