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Kathleen Sweet Sets Focus on Membership for When She Takes Over President-Elect Role in June

Incoming President-Elect Kathleen Sweet will immediately focus on supporting the New York State Bar Association’s next leader while her efforts beyond that will center on backing the Strategic Planning Committee in its development of a framework for the association’s future success. “I initially want to support Domenick Napoletano and his presidency while down the road … Continued

Protecting Client Confidentiality Remains Paramount at the Outset of the AI Era

(Left to Right): Vivian D. Wesson, Ignatius Grande, Ronald Hedges and Marissa Moran Artificial Intelligence’s pervasive impact on lawyers will initially be felt most profoundly in practical areas including document drafting and repetitive tasks that are data driven. A panel of experts who spoke during the second part of the Presidential Summit, the marquee event … Continued

Improving Taxpayer Engagement in a Politically Charged Environment Among Challenges Facing IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel

Moving the department into a more user-friendly technological atmosphere in a politically challenging environment is among the most pressing issues for the Internal Revenue Service, IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel told hundreds of tax lawyers gathered for the New York State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting. Werfel, who assumed his position nearly a year ago, engaged in … Continued

New York State Bar Association Commends Gov. Kathy Hochul on Proposal To Eliminate Cap on Supreme Court Justices, Other State of The State Initiatives

New York State Bar Association President Richard C. Lewis issued the following statement about Gov. Kathy Hochul’s State of the State: “Gov. Kathy Hochul has rightly advanced a forward-thinking agenda that prioritizes protecting New Yorkers at a time of great uncertainty and challenges. The New York State Bar Association commends and is allied with the … Continued

Two Renowned Members of the Bench To Receive Judicial Section Awards at The New York State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting

Two beloved judges who have dedicated their careers to selflessly improving the lives of New Yorkers will be honored at a luncheon at the New York Hilton Midtown on Friday, Jan. 19, during the New York State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting. The association’s Judicial Section will recognize Justice James P. Murphy with its Distinguished Jurist … Continued