Month: August 2019

New Bar Association president on N.Y. Now

The Albany Times Union mentioned President Greenberg’s interview with New York Now discussing his ambitious agenda. (may require subscription) This week’s episode of “New York Now,” the award-winning co-production of WMHT and the Times Union, features a newsmaker interview with Hank Greenberg, the new president of the state Bar Association, who has set an ambitious … Continued

New York State Bar Association on 2020 Agenda

President Greenberg appeared on PBS’ New York NOW to discuss NYSBA’s legislative agenda. It’s never too early to be thinking about the 2020 legislative agenda in Albany. This week Hank Greenberg, the president of the New York State Bar Association, tells us about the organization’s priorities including legislation that could help rural communities attract and keep … Continued

Ethics Opinion 1171

Topic: Deceptive Conduct — Assisting foreign clients to make investments that are subject to foreign currency controls

Change in New York bar exam for lawyers was positive, study shows

The Buffalo Law Journal mentioned NYSBA’s Task Force on the New York Bar Examination and its study of the Uniform Bar Exam. (may require subscription) A study that evaluated the transition in New York state to the Uniform Bar Examination for prospective attorneys indicated the change didn’t have sustained or adverse effects on candidates. “The … Continued

Speech-To-Text Dictation: A 21st-century twist to a traditional law firm tool (Column), ABA Journal

The ABA Journal mentioned NYSBA Ethics Opinion 820 on email service providers scanning emails for advertising purposes. (may require subscription) Technology is a blessing and a curse. For some lawyers, cutting-edge technologies can seem overwhelming; however, with just a little research and know-how, you can incorporate modern technology into your law firm to streamline your … Continued

Longtime UR Trustee Bob Witmer Has Died

WXXI News reported that Past President G. Robert Witmer, Jr. passed away at the age of 82. He was president from 1994-1995. The  University of Rochester is mourning the passing of Bob Witmer. He was 82. UR officials say that Witmer, an alumnus of the university, served as a member of its Board of Trustees for … Continued