T. Andrew Brown, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement about the court officer who jeopardized the safety of New York’s Chief Judge Janet DiFiore: “Chief Judge Janet DiFiore’s decision to require that all state court workers and judges be vaccinated against COVID-19 was both morally right and legally sound. … Continued
The New York State Bar Association drew national attention when it decided to remove attorney Rudy Giuliani from its membership as soon as he was given an interim suspension from the practice of law in late June.
As soon as the news broke late last week that attorney Rudolph Giuliani had been given an interim suspension from the practice of law in New York, the New York State Bar Association removed him from its membership. “The New York State Bar Association is immediately removing Rudy Giuliani as a member of our association … Continued
Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, during her weekly coronavirus update Monday, announced the resumption of in‐person day arraignments in the New York City Criminal Court in Manhattan today, to be followed by Kings County on Tuesday, July 6, and in Bronx, Queens and Richmond Counties on July 12. DiFiore also said that with the expiration of … Continued
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) President T. Andrew Brown issued the following statement today regarding the membership status of attorney Rudolph Giuliani. “The New York State Bar Association is immediately removing Rudy Giuliani as a member of our association because of his suspension from the practice of law. Nothing means more to us than … Continued
The New York State Bar Association has entered into a cooperation agreement with the Philippine Bar Association (PBA) – the oldest voluntary national organization of lawyers in the Republic of the Philippines – during a virtual event June 17. The agreement – officially called a memorandum of understanding (MOU) – formalizes the ongoing relationship between … Continued
As the legal community celebrated Law Day, New York State Bar Association President Scott M. Karson said that our courts provide a “check and balance” on the fountain of misinformation and hostility polluting our political environment, and that the courts also provide a haven where truth and civility still matter.
Continuing its mission to expand its global presence, the New York State Bar Association and the Milan Bar Association in Italy – a mandatory bar association of about 25,000 lawyers – entered into a historic cooperation agreement during a virtual event April 28. The accord – officially called a memorandum of understanding (MOU) – formalizes … Continued
Hon. Edwina G. Mendelson, deputy chief administrative judge for justice initiatives, has issued a 10-page memo detailing the work of the state court system’s Office for Justice Initiatives and the early stages of the Equal Justice in the Courts Initiative. Last fall, recommendations aimed at advancing diversity and inclusion within the court system and ensuring … Continued
The New York State Bar Association’s Executive Committee has adopted proposed revisions to Article IX of the State Constitution – commonly referred to as “home rule” – regarding implied preemption, which has been a source of much uncertainty and litigation over the years. NYSBA’s Committee on the New York State Constitution presented the revisions to … Continued