Author: Alyssa

January 10, 2020: Statement on the Ongoing Crisis in Puerto Rico

NYSBA President Hank Greenberg issued the following statement on the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico: “Thousands of our fellow American citizens in Puerto Rico continue to suffer at the hands of Mother Nature. The island, which is still recovering from the ravages of Hurricane Maria in September 2017, was rocked this week by two powerful … Continued

December 26, 2019: Statement on Recently Passed Polish Legislation that Threatens to Punish Judges for Speaking Out

New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) President Hank Greenberg released the following statement regarding legislation, recently passed by Poland’s lower house of parliament, that would punish judges who speak out on judicial independence. The legislation sparked mass protests in 160 places throughout Poland and drew sharp criticism from the European Commission and the United Nations High … Continued

December 18, 2019: Statement on the Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump

New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) President Hank Greenberg released the following statement regarding the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump by the U.S. House of Representatives on December 18, 2019: “The U.S. Senate must now conduct a trial, presided over by the Chief Justice of the United States.  Each Senator will take an oath … Continued

December 18, 2019: State Bar Association Presidential Summit to Examine White Nationalism and Domestic Terrorism

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) will host an unprecedented panel of legal, national security and other experts to examine “White Nationalism and Domestic Terrorism in America.” The extraordinary Presidential Summit panel event – as part of NYSBA’s weeklong 143rd Annual Meeting at the New York Hilton Midtown in Manhattan – will take place … Continued