Month: May 2019

New York State Bar Association Launches Global Membership Drive

The New York Law Journal interviewed President Hank Greenberg on his plans for the upcoming year. “We will expand NYSBA’s international presence by an increased focus on international membership, global events and recognition of New York State’s preeminent place in the global legal and commercial marketplace,” said incoming New York State Bar Association President Henry … Continued

George Bundy Smith Pioneer Award

The New York Law Journal reported that the New York State Bar Association conferred the George Bundy Smith Pioneer Award to Preet Bharara and Joon Kim. (may require subscription) The NYSBA’s Commercial & Federal Litigation Section conferred The Honorable George Bundy Smith Pioneer Award jointly to former Southern District U.S. Attorneys Joon Kim and Preet … Continued

Rick Reilly: Commander in Cheat-How Golf Explains Trump

EPISODE SUMMARY: Bestselling author, Rick Reilly discusses his book ‘Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump,’ while recounting his personal experience playing a round of golf with the President. Reilly also talks about the history of Presidents of the United States playing golf, which President was the best golfer and which President played the most … Continued

N.Y. lawyers get a finger-wagging over civility

The Staten-Island Advance noted NYSBA’s recently updated Standards of Civility. One can disagree without being disagreeable. This oft-heard observation is certainly worth underscoring in today’s contentious times. Nowhere, however, has its adherence been more consistently challenging than in the legal profession. The reason is obvious. Where disputes abound, so, too, do opportunities to be not … Continued

Fayetteville-Manlius wins statewide mock trial tournament

The Syracuse Post-Standard mentions NYSBA’s sponsorship of the statewide mock trial tournament. (may require subscription) Students from Fayetteville-Manlius High School won the New York State High School Mock Trial Tournament this week, according to a news release from the New York State Bar Association. The tournament was held on May 20 and 21 at the … Continued