This is a small, but potentially important, step in the direction of making a career in the law possible for far more students and enabling law schools to innovate and differentiate for everyone’s benefit.
The New York State Bar Association has launched a Task Force on the Modernization of Criminal Practice to suggest new laws and policies to improve safety, fairness, access to justice and efficiency in the administration of criminal justice.
Judge Cannataro is an excellent choice as acting chief judge of New York State. His appointment to the court as the second LGBTQ+ judge continues to ensure that the judiciary reflects the people it serves and that all perspectives are represented. I look forward to working with him in his new role.
The New York State Bar Association has filed an amicus curie brief in 303 Creative v. Elenis, arguing that the history and tradition of statutory and common law prohibit discrimination in public accommodations.
Is the mediation agreement enforceable by the defendant? Does a party’s change of heart require deference, where the more detailed settlement agreement had not yet been finalized and signed? Should it matter that plaintiff is pro se and contends that she signed the mediation agreement under duress caused by her court-appointed mediation counsel and the mediator?
Gig companies want to keep costs low and increase profits; gig workers, on the other hand, want to maintain flexibility but still retain basic worker protections. So, this begs the question: can we achieve a system in which gig companies and gig workers both win?
The most intuitive leaders read bodies well. Use this knowledge to understand dissent and forge consensus in your firm, your family, with clients, judges and juries.
These are challenging times, but we are strong and dedicated. NYSBA is a home for everyone and a guiding light in these uncertain times.
The New York State Bar Association is launching a task force to examine the difficult challenges faced by public sector lawyers who represent government entities ranging from a local village board to a massive state agency.
The Supreme Court’s just-completed term has left many with concerns. In about half the states, women no longer retain their constitutional rights to bodily autonomy and reproductive health. The lines separating what Justice Neil Gorsuch now refers to as the “so-called separation between church and state” have been weakened. New York’s century-old gun safety regulations … Continued