When the coronavirus pandemic hit New York, attorneys did what they do best: serve the public good.
Hon. Gerald W. Connolly has been named Administrative Judge for the State’s Third Judicial District, Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks announced today.
In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the New York State Bar Association is hosting a free training session to educate lawyers to ensure victims of domestic violence have meaningful access to safety and justice. Statistics strongly suggest that the incidence of domestic violence has increased considerably during the pandemic. Ellen Schell, general counsel … Continued
Good evening Members, In her weekly coronavirus update, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore said criminal jury trials resumed in New York City today. Specifically, one criminal trial began in each of Kings, New York and Richmond counties. DiFiore said several backup trials are standing by in the event that a plea is taken on a particular … Continued
The issue is not whether we will die, but how we will die and who makes decisions at life’s end. For terminally ill patients with decision-making capacity, there are options to hasten death such as stopping life-sustaining treatments or refusing food and water. There is also the medical aid in dying option that David C. … Continued
New York State Bar Association President Scott M. Karson issued the following statement in response to reports that the parents of 545 migrant children separated at the southern U.S. border between 2017 and 2018 by the Trump administration cannot be located by federal authorities. “It is appalling that in the approximately two years since the … Continued
In the midst of an historic pandemic, the legislature enacted changes in two critical areas of the criminal justice system. It enacted changes to the bail and discovery laws it passed last year and, in addition, it passed an expansive package of police reform bills. At the same time, the New York City Council enacted a series of new laws that will have a significant impact on members of the New York City Police Department.
New York State Bar Association President Scott M. Karson issued the following statement in response to reports that a New York City attorney’s home was vandalized with spray-painted epithets because of the clients he represents. The incident comes after the recent harassment of lawyers at a Brooklyn law firm also due to the clients they … Continued
The New York Court of Appeals has announced today that it will administer the February 2021 bar exam remotely.
To help manage your mood and health through this COVID winter, the advice offered by many mental health specialists is to fully accept and understand the current reality.