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NYSBA Helps Attorneys Deal with Rise in Domestic Violence Incidents

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

What Is Medical Aid In Dying… And What It Isn’t

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

Statement From NYSBA President Regarding Reports That 545 Parents of Children Separated At U.S. Border Cannot Be Found

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

Annual Review of New Criminal Justice Legislation 2020

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.