The New York State Bar Association honored former Kings County Supreme Court Justice Sarah “Sallie” Krauss and William “Bill” Keenan for their commitment to the association’s Lawyer Assistance Program, which supports lawyers and legal staff dealing with mental illness and substance use issues. “Justice Sarah Krauss and William Keenan both embody the principles of the … Continued
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Over the past several years, the number of cases taken on and decided by the Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court, has declined. In 2016, the court decided 225 cases. This decreased to 142 in 2017, 136 in 2018, 108 in 2019, to 96 cases in 2020. In 2021, the Court of Appeals decided … Continued
New York prides itself on being a sophisticated jurisdiction. Its transactional lawyers structure deals that are cutting edge. Its litigators craft novel arguments that are considered by learned courts. New York law governs contracts throughout the world. Now through the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), New York offers its legal community a cutting-edge path … Continued
It is impossible to quantify the chilling effect that criminal record screening has on young people who have the necessary talent and ambition to become lawyers but who come from communities that are under-resourced and over-policed, making them less likely to seek to become members of the bar.
We cannot afford to wait; we cannot afford to lose more minds that would bring our profession fresh perspective and help deliver fair and equal justice to populations that fail to receive it.
Christopher R. Riano has been named to the NYSBA Executive Committee.