The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) today is saddened by the loss of longtime Buffalo attorney Paul Michael Hassett, who served as its president from 2000-2001. “Paul Michael Hassett was a devoted leader of this great Association, having served not only as president, but also as a member of the House of Delegates for … Continued
Month: October 2018
EPISODE SUMMARY: Susan Harper, Managing Director NY/NJ, Bates Group, and David discuss women’s rights issues in the context of history and the present-day #MeToo movement. While noting “blips” in progress, Harper is optimistic, seeing #MeToo as a pivotal point that has inspired women to be more active in everything from politics to the workplace.
The New York State Bar Association mourns the tragic murder of eleven worshippers at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh on Saturday. Religious liberty is an inalienable right and a hallmark of our Nation. This vicious and premeditated attack against worshippers in a Synagogue observing their faith strikes at the heart of who we … Continued
The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) honored five volunteers and two legal service providers for their commitment to pro bono service at an awards ceremony hosted by the New York County Lawyers’ Association on Thursday night. “Pro bono service volunteers are an invaluable asset to any legal service provider, “said NYSBA President Michael Miller. … Continued
EPISODE SUMMARY: Camille Mackler, director of immigration legal policy at the New York Immigration Coalition, and Sarah Rogerson, professor of law and director of Albany Law School’s Immigration Law Clinic, talk with David about bringing legal services to the more than 300 asylum-seeking refugees abruptly transferred to the Albany County jail in summer 2018 by … Continued
EPISODE SUMMARY: Lesley Rosenthal, chief operating officer of the Juilliard School, and Hank Greenberg, partner at Greenberg Traurig, join David for a lively – and timely – discussion about the rule of law, the bedrock of a free and democratic society. At its essence, the rule of law provides that no one is above the … Continued
EPISODE SUMMARY: Vincent Bonventre, the Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor at Albany Law School, talks to David about the roots of today’s hyper-partisan Supreme Court nomination battles, discusses the myth of constitutional “originalism,” and dispels the notion that a time existed when politics were not the chief motivator for a Court nomination.
The New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Executive Committee has approved Ethics Best Practice Guidelines for Latin America and the Caribbean. Produced by the Latin American Council of NYSBA’s International Law Section, these ethics guidelines are designed to promote uniformity of ethical commitments and expectations for lawyers and law firms working across national borders in the … Continued
New York State Bar Association President Michael Miller issued the following statement today: “Throughout its 141-year history, the New York State Bar Association has been staunchly committed to the rule of law and fundamental principles of justice, including an independent and impartial judiciary, equal treatment for all under the law, and the right of every … Continued
Many lawyers consider themselves anything but tech savvy. They may hear the term artificial intelligence and have nightares of robots replacing their jobs in the not-too-distant future.