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New York State Bar Association Garners National Award for Excellence in Promoting its 2024 Presidential Summit

The Association for Continuing Legal Education has honored the New York State Bar Association with an Outstanding Achievement award in the marketing category for its campaign supporting the Presidential Summit at its 2024 Annual Meeting. The program was entitled “AI and the Legal Landscape: Navigating the Ethical, Regulatory and Practical Challenges.” The award recognizes the … Continued

Nominating Committee Seeks Candidates for Bar Association Offices

The Nominating Committee invites members of the New York State Bar Association to submit recommendations of themselves or others for consideration in developing its slate of nominees for association offices beginning in 2025. Members wishing to become an officer or member of the NYSBA Executive Committee should review Article VIII of NYSBA’s Bylaws describing the … Continued

On the Constitutionality of New York’s Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act

Introduction As the United States undergoes a transformation in cannabis legalization, states are confronted with the conflict between state regulatory structures and federal constitutional principles. New York, in its commitment to extensive cannabis reform, has implemented legislation to oversee the cultivation, distribution and consumption of cannabis within its jurisdiction. Nonetheless, the constitutional ramifications of these … Continued

She Made It After All: How Mary Tyler Moore Changed Television

Performers entertain. Some inspire. Mary Tyler Moore did both. Thrice nominated for an Emmy and winning twice for “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” which aired on CBS from 1961 to 1966, Moore’s next project was the starring role in “Holly Golightly,” a musical stage version of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Unfortunately, harsh out-of-town reviews prompted the … Continued

Writing for the Journal: Q&A With Lauren Sharkey

Lauren Sharkey is a partner at Cioffi, Slezak & Wildgrube, a women-owned and -operated law firm in Schenectady, N.Y. She serves on the New York State Bar Association’s Executive Committee and is a past chair of the Young Lawyers Section. Sharkey is a member of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section and the Trusts … Continued

President’s Message: Building Value for Our Members

The main goal of my presidency is to meaningfully reduce impediments to the efficient practice of law for our members. I know that may sound ambitious, and perhaps even somewhat ambiguous, and that the implantation of this goal will likely take longer than my one year in office to complete. However, creating value for our … Continued