The New York State Bar Association will receive two prestigious awards from the Association for Continuing Legal Education for its outstanding commitment to the public interest and utilization of technology to improve member services.
The New York State Bar Association’s Executive Committee voted Tuesday to approve a resolution declaring that all citizens of the United States including residents of the U.S. Territories be treated equally and afforded the same rights.
New York’s political world was turned upside down this year but it was not by a scandal or a resignation or an indictment. It was something much less salacious – the New York State Court of Appeals rejected the legislature’s newly-drawn election districts. The fallout was swift with new maps created by a court-appointed special … Continued
CUNY Law School announced today that it was removing a question about criminal history from its admissions application, becoming the second law school in New York to do so after the University at Buffalo School of Law.
The United States and governments around the world have paid reparations even when they had no part in inflicting the damage. So why is it that Black Americans haven’t been compensated for centuries of slavery followed by decades of segregation? This was the question addressed by a panel of experts brought together by the New … Continued
Vincent Bonventre, an expert on the U.S. Supreme Court and a professor at Albany Law School, said the draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade is off-base when it claims that the right to an abortion is not enshrined in the Constitution. The draft opinion, which was written by Justice Samuel Alito … Continued
The four panelists gathered by the New York State Bar Association to discuss the last crisis that erupted over choosing New York’s lieutenant governor weren’t expected to agree on anything. Yet, a consensus did emerge on Thursday night that the state Legislature should act to prevent a crisis over the position, which has been at … Continued
The New York State Senate and Assembly released state budgets last week, and both include language to raise the assigned counsel rates in New York State for the first time in 18 years.
We are pleased that the president is advocating for these issues, which are important to our association and the legal profession and we hope that Congress will act on these initiatives before the end of the year.
In her annual State of the Judiciary message, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore laid out an ambitious plan for reforming the New York State court system and streamlining it into just three courts.