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Eliminating Standardized Test Requirements, Ending Legacy Admissions Key To Diversity In Wake of U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

Co-Chairs Brad Karp, Jeh Johnson and Loretta Lynch with President Richard Lewis and members of the Task Force on Advancing Diversity. Photo credit: David Handschuh/OCA In the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action, colleges and graduate schools that want to achieve diversity should eliminate the preferential treatment in admissions given to … Continued

NYSBA President Joins Chief Judge in Hearing on Civil Legal Services

A dozen representatives of civil legal service organizations, family court, and advocacy groups testified before a panel at the Court of Appeals in Albany led by Chief Judge Rowan Wilson. Panelists included Chief Administrative Judge Joseph Zayas, Presiding Justice Gerald Whalen (Fourth Department), Presiding Justice Hector LaSalle (Second Department), Presiding Justice Dianne Renwick (First Department) … Continued

Making Sure AI Complies With Anti-Discrimination Law

Employers are using artificial intelligence to make hiring decisions – but they must ensure that the AI does not enable discrimination. A recent Continuing Legal Education course – sponsored by the Labor & Employment Law Section and the Committee on Technology and the Legal Profession – covered new developments in employment law as it relates … Continued

Analysis of Admissions Policy Changes at Yale

On June 29, 2023, the U.S Supreme Court in Students for Fair Admissions (“SFFA”) v. President and Fellow of Harvard; SFFA v. University of North Carolina (“UNC”) effectively prohibited the consideration of an applicant’s racial status as a factor in admissions. Although the court made clear that direct consideration of an applicant’s race as an admission … Continued

Arbitration and Equal Justice Under the Law: A Double Victory

While Coinbase Inc. v. Bielski has been hailed as a victory for arbitration, it should also be celebrated as no less a victory for equal justice under the law. This article will examine both victories, as well as suggest a way to ensure a uniform rule of law in the future. The Arbitration Victory Under … Continued

New York State’s First Black Chief Judge Rowan Wilson Speaks on The Significance of Modesty While Formally Being Seated During Investiture Ceremony

The investiture of Chief Judge Rowan T. Wilson on Tuesday morning marked a historic moment as he was formally welcomed to his role before a standing room only crowd inside the Court of Appeals Hall. Gov. Kathy Hochul presided over the investiture and delivered the oath of office. Above: Chief Judge of the Court of … Continued

Understanding ADHD and Its Impact on Your Practice

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD as it is commonly known, is not only a childhood condition. It is a neurodevelopmental disorder that begins in childhood and stays into adulthood, although symptoms may change over time. The challenges for adults, specifically lawyers, living with ADHD was the subject of a recent program sponsored by the … Continued