Good evening Members, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore devoted a large portion of her weekly coronavirus update today to acknowledge the New York State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and thank the state bar “and all of the lawyers across the state who have shown such incredible resilience and ingenuity in serving their clients during the pandemic.” … Continued
Since being sworn in as the 46th president, Joe Biden has signed several executive orders. Of particular note to New York State Bar Association members are actions on immigration, student loans, the environment and combatting discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation. Immigration – DACA: The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) … Continued
Scott M. Karson, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement in response to President Joseph Biden’s executive order lifting restrictions on transgender military service members: “Today we celebrate a decision that brings us another step closer to a stronger and more inclusive armed forces. The New York State Bar Association … Continued
It’s human nature to click on the link in emails, but don’t click on the link.
The esteemed panel for the event will showcase one of the nation’s top constitutional law scholars, Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of Berkeley Law, and Irwin Redlener, a pediatrician, public health activist, author, academic and advisor. Liz Benjamin, managing director of Marathon Strategies in Albany, will moderate the discussion.
There are not too many optimists in the legal profession. By preparing for the worst-case scenario to solve client problems, lawyers are trained in law school to be pessimists and to embrace the negativity. Perhaps then it’s unsurprising that job dissatisfaction is the highest it’s ever been, according to Hon. Sarah L. Krauss (Ret.), chair … Continued
The changes to the New York Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney (POA) are long overdue.
Managing law firm partners foresee that the traditional firm environment will return later this year, albeit with some changes.
This article lists five key takeaways from the report that lawyers should consider when envisioning the future of their practice.
She was not a commercial litigator, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg instead brought a particular type of litigator experience to the Supreme Court. It was her unique way of persuading people by connecting them to the type of wrong she tried to get the court to address. Often, this involved using male plaintiffs in her cases, … Continued