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Statement From NYSBA President Regarding Reports That 545 Parents of Children Separated At U.S. Border Cannot Be Found

New York State Bar Association President Scott M. Karson issued the following statement in response to reports that the parents of 545 migrant children separated at the southern U.S. border between 2017 and 2018 by the Trump administration cannot be located by federal authorities. “It is appalling that in the approximately two years since the … Continued

Annual Review of New Criminal Justice Legislation 2020

In the midst of an historic pandemic, the legislature enacted changes in two critical areas of the criminal justice system. It enacted changes to the bail and discovery laws it passed last year and, in addition, it passed an expansive package of police reform bills. At the same time, the New York City Council enacted a series of new laws that will have a significant impact on members of the New York City Police Department.

Jury Trials Resume in NYC

Good evening Members, In her weekly coronavirus address, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore said the state court system was resuming a limited number of in-person civil jury trials in New York City this week. Five trials are scheduled for Kings County, four in Richmond County and two in Bronx County. Beginning next week Queens County and … Continued

Don’t Socially Distance Yourself from Payments

When the COVID-19 pandemic reached the United States around March of this year, law practices in many areas of the country, including Arizona, were forced to go remote. This (sometimes bumpy) transition raised many concerns for lawyers, top among them being how to get paid by their clients. Below we will discuss some tips and … Continued