A shockwave went through the New York legal community on Tuesday when Court of Appeals Associate Judge Paul G. Feinman suddenly announced his retirement, citing health problems. The unexpected news brought comments and remarks from leaders of the organized bar and notable members of the New York legal community. NYSBA President Scott Karson issued a … Continued
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Once the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates approved a resolution on Nov. 7 outlining conditions for requiring a COVID-19 vaccine for all New Yorkers, save those exempted by doctors, the legal, local and national news began citing NYSBA’s Health Law Section report. The report also recommends that the state consider mandating a vaccine once … Continued
As reports that two potential vaccines with 94.5 and 95 percent effectiveness are being released from the pharmaceutical companies Moderna and Pfizer, NYSBA Health Law Section Chair Mary Beth Morrisey spoke with two podcasts, including The Capitol Pressroom (WCNY) where she explained the reasons for recommending the state consider mandating a COVID-19 vaccine once a scientific consensus … Continued
On Friday, July 10th, President Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of Roger Stone, who was convicted in 2019 of several charges, including witness tampering and lying to a congressional committee. Trump’s decision drew harsh criticism from law enforcement and legal community. New York State Bar Associaton (NYSBA) President Scott M. Karson released a statement early Monday condemning the President’s decision.
On June 27 the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) House of Delegates met virtually, concluding the second part of its summer meeting, discussed reports produced by several task forces, sections and committees.
On Saturday, June 13, the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) House of Delegates met virtually to discuss the reports produced by several task forces, sections and committees. The Daily Record (NY) and the New York Law Journal both quoted Karson in a story about NYSBA’s House of Delegates voting to approve the report and … Continued
When Scott M. Karson was officially sworn in Monday, June 1 as the 123rd president of the New York State Bar Association, he became the first-ever NYSBA president to be installed virtually. The virtual swearing-in was conducted by New York State Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, and was attended by more than 250 guests.
As many upstate areas and courts prepare to reopen this week and millions of New Yorkers financially impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis are still unable to pay their rent, the New York State Bar Association is…
With plans for stay-at-home orders being relaxed in New York and unemployment claims continuing to increase due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the New York State Bar Association is continuing to advocate on behalf of its 70,000 members and provide assistance to the citizens of New York.
The COVID-19 public health crisis and subsequent economic slowdown have impacted every aspect of the legal world. From increasing the need for certain legal services to prompting states to postpone the bar exam, the pandemic has led to many questions and concerns. NYSBA has been working to get answers for our members and to provide assistance to all New Yorkers.