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New Commercial & Federal Litigation Section Chair Michael Cardello III Wants To Boost Membership

Michael Cardello III, the new chair of the Commercial & Federal Litigation Section, wants to get more attorneys involved and help them see the value of association membership, especially with the new one-price, subscription-based membership model. “It’s important to get the word out to lawyers,” he said. “And not just to senior lawyers, but to … 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

Tackling Gender-Based Violence Around the Globe

Gender-based violence, or threats, abuse, or harm to a person on the basis of sex and/or gender, is a pervasive problem throughout the world – but there are many ways to combat it. At an event co-hosted by the New York State Bar Association and the Milan Bar Association, international experts delved into the difficulties … 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