Month: August 2018

August 27, 2018: Governor Signs NYS Bar Association Legislation Providing Attorney-Client Privilege to Lawyer Referral Services

New York State Bar Association President Michael Miller today praised Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for signing into law legislation that provides attorney-client privilege to lawyer referral services. Each year thousands of New Yorkers rely upon lawyer referral services to help find an attorney or be directed to the appropriate resource. Consumers may provide details that … Continued

August 20, 2018: State Bar Association’s ‘Miranda Warnings’ Podcast Provides Forum for Informed Understanding

Join David P. Miranda, former New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) president and current partner at the intellectual property law firm Heslin, Rothenberg, Farley and Mesiti as he and his guests discuss all things legal – and some that are not — in the  10-episode first season of NYSBA’s Miranda Warnings podcast. Featured guests include current NYSBA … Continued

August 14, 2018: New York State Bar Association Recognizes Volunteers Who Assisted Adult ICE Detainees at Albany County Jail

Albany, NY – Fifty volunteers from the Detention Outreach Project (DOP) were recognized by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) on Monday afternoon for their work screening ICE detainees brought to the Capital Region last month. DOP successfully screened 300 asylum-seekers from 38 countries, who were uprooted from the southern border in the largest … Continued

August 7, 2018: American Bar Association Approves Resolution Introduced by State Bar and New York City Bar to Assist Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts

The American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates today unanimously approved a resolution calling on the U.S. Congress to assist Puerto Rico in recovering from Hurricane Maria, reflecting a measure already approved by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and the New York City Bar Association (NYCBA). NYSBA President Michael Miller and NYCBA President … Continued

August 2, 2018: New York State Bar Association Calls on United States Congress to Pass Comprehensive Criminal Record Sealing Law

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Executive Committee has approved the report and recommendations of the Criminal Justice Section’s Sealing Committee, calling for the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to pass a comprehensive criminal record sealing law. “This is an important report and recommendations. Those who have paid their debts to society … Continued