Chief Judge Janet DiFiore announced today that the new state budget will enable the judiciary to reverse many of the difficult budget decisions that were made last year including the controversial decision to deny the certification applications of 46 Supreme Court justices, which led to a high-profile lawsuit.
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It is indeed welcome news that New York State Supreme Court justices who are past the age of 70 will once again be allowed to apply to continue as judges.
With the passage of the New York State budget, there is cause for renewed hope among undocumented workers who have suffered through the financial hardships brought on by the pandemic more severely than other New Yorkers. Unlike many other New Yorkers, these tax-paying individuals have not been eligible for federal stimulus checks or state unemployment … Continued
By her own admission, Assembly Majority Leader Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes (New York State Assembly District 141) isn’t one to think people should smoke marijuana.
But she is a realist and recognizes that people do…and do so in very big numbers. More than that, she wanted to right a decades-long societal wrong.
He knew that his term would be drastically different than he initially envisioned, but he also know that NYSBA was resilient and well prepared for the challenges.
There is no excuse for an attorney using client funds for their own benefit. That is going to get you suspended no matter what.
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
During an hourlong conversation with nearly 500 attendees, Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.) pulled back the curtain to reveal the behind-the-scenes details of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The panel discussion was moderated by Jerry H. Goldfeder, special counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan and Ava Ayers, director of the Government … Continued
The New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination released a report to the governor today with the names of seven nominees who in their judgment are well qualified to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Court of Appeals created by Associate Judge Leslie E. Stein’s retirement effective June 4, 2021.
The next time, your firm interviews an attorney, consider having a top client interview the candidate as well.
If your top clients can tell you that they would want to work with this lawyer, that’s a great sign.
On the contrary, if they tell you they would never want to work with this lawyer, that’s a great sign too.