Author: Susan

New York State Bar Association Objects to Governor’s Transfer of Funds That Belong by Law to Low-Income New Yorkers

Richard Lewis, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement about Gov. Kathy Hochul’s executive budget, which moves $100 million from a fund that pays for low-income New Yorkers to get civil legal services, to the general fund: “The New York State Bar Association strenuously objects to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s misguided … Continued

New York State Bar Association Institutes All-Inclusive Membership Model

Distinguishing itself from many other bar associations, the New York State Bar Association will be enhancing its offerings to members by providing exclusive content, unlimited live CLE programming, 24/7 access to the association’s on-demand CLE library of 1,700+ programs, complimentary membership for  two of the association’s legal sections, access to hundreds of digital publications and … Continued

What Lawyers Should Know About Pay Transparency Laws in New York

Lawyers learned to steer their clients clear of violating the new pay transparency law at a panel discussion held Friday at the New York State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in New York City. The “So What’s New in New York” panel also laid out details of a new city decree meant to prevent workers from … Continued

Artists Expect a ‘Long Journey’ To Establish AI Protections

Attorneys are just beginning to navigate the head-spinning legal and business challenges emerging as generative AI technology disrupts the way books are written and illustrated, pictures are painted and films are created. “We had two strikes this year and it will be a long journey. The dialogue is ongoing and we must be vigilant,” said … Continued

Strategies To Be a Culturally Effective Lawyer

“Ten Strategies to be a Culturally Effective Lawyer” was the theme of this year’s Constance Baker Motley Symposium at the New York State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting this week in New York City. The Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion assembled an all-star panel of experts who offered real life examples of the steps and … Continued