Practice Area: Professional Practice & Development

New York State Bar Association Welcomes 17 New Section Chairs

With the summer memories in the rear view mirror,  it’s time to usher in a new season and head back to work and school. The New York State Bar Association is proud to acknowledge 17 members who are taking on leadership roles in our association’s sections. They each bring expertise in the practice of law … Continued

New York State Bar Association Wins National Award for Excellence for its Web3 Metaverse Program, Offers Second Metaverse Event This Fall

The Association for Continuing Legal Education presented the New York State Bar Association with one of its highest honors this summer ― the Best Award for Programs ― for the bar association’s Web3 Metaverse Symposium. “Deep Dive into the Metaverse and Web3: The First Global Law Symposium” took place in-person and virtually in April 2023 … Continued

Helping Working Parents Keep Their Lives in Balance

Working parents have a lot on their minds. In addition to their jobs, there’s homework, drop-off, pick-up, cleaning, chores and all the other tasks that go into raising children. According to Leopard Solutions 2022 survey of Women Leaving the Law, more than 80% of women cited a lack of flexibility in the work environment and … Continued

Federal Investment in Broadband Will Help New York Lawyers

On June 26, President Joe Biden announced that New York State will receive $664,618,251.49 in federal money for investment in broadband. This money will be allocated over two years and was made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021. In 2021, the New York State Bar Association recognized the need for increased … Continued

New York State Bar Association Calls on Policymakers To Bring Cost of Higher Education Within Reach of the Average Student

Richard Lewis, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today in Biden v. Nebraska: “The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the U.S. Department of Education exceeded its authority with its student loan forgiveness program. We respect the court’s decision. “We also respect the … Continued

May It Please the Campus: The Rise of the Lawyer as College President

There is a growing trend of more college and university administrations being led by attorneys. It’s the subject of a new book by Touro Law professor Patricia Salkin, May It Please the Campus: Lawyers Leading Higher Education. She discussed her book and its research with NYSBA General Counsel and host of the Miranda Warnings podcast … Continued

How To Manage Time, Set Priorities and Reduce Anxiety

Effectively managing time takes effort, but breathing, slowing down and prioritizing are a good way to start. That was the message from Alyssa Malin, former in-house counsel to a New York City real estate investment firm who switched to life coaching. Nowadays, she runs The Stet Collective, which is focused on helping female lawyers with … Continued