Author: Brendan

Inside the Second Impeachment of Donald Trump With Stacey Plaskett

During an hourlong conversation with nearly 500 attendees, Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.) pulled back the curtain to reveal the behind-the-scenes details of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The panel discussion was moderated by Jerry H. Goldfeder, special counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan and Ava Ayers, director of the Government … Continued

Lawrence W. Golden Awarded Root/Stimson Award

Lawrence W. Golden has been selected to receive the 2020 Root/Stimson Award from the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) for his work in bringing attention to wrongful convictions. Golden, who practiced civil law in Utica for 49 years, was president of the Oneida County Bar Association in 2008 when he developed a program in … Continued

NYSBA Honors Civil Rights Attorney With Haywood Burns Memorial Award

The New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Civil Rights announced that Armen H. Merjian will receive the 2020 Haywood Burns Memorial Award at a ceremony later this year. In over two decades as a senior staff attorney at Housing Works/HIV Law Project, Merjian has been a leading HIV/AIDS and civil rights attorney. He conducted … Continued

What You Need to Know as New York Nears Cannabis Legalization

As New York inches closer to legalizing, regulating and taxing cannabis, the state finds itself in a unique position. Not only does it have an opportunity to learn from states with robust legal cannabis markets but it can galvanize other states to help launch social equity programs. During a recent panel discussion sponsored by the … Continued