Scott M. Karson, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement in honor of the 30th anniversary of the association’s Lawyer Assistance Program: “The pioneering effort of the Lawyer Assistance Program has saved the lives of countless struggling lawyers, helping them restore their good health and resurrect their careers. Over the … Continued
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New York State Bar Association President Scott M. Karson issued the following statement about revelations regarding the case of Daniel Prude, a mentally ill Black man whose treatment by Rochester Police sparked widespread condemnation and protest.
NYSBA’s Committee on Children in the Law will honor the three professors prior to the Sept. 9 CLE webinar, Science-Infused Decision-Making: The New Reliance On Adolescent Brain Science In Criminal And Juvenile Cases, which starts at 5:30 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice, a Long Island Democrat, will discuss the gender and diversity issues facing women on the campaign trail and in Congress at a Sept. 9 webinar focusing on California U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’s historic vice-presidential run. The webinar, “Campaigning While Female: Congresswoman Kathleen Rice Speaks on Gender and Diversity Issues Facing Vice … Continued
The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is launching a task force to examine why a disproportionate number of residents died from COVID-19 in nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the state. As has been widely reported, some of the earliest and deadliest outbreaks of the virus occurred among the vulnerable – and largely … Continued
“Today, we celebrate the trailblazing American women, many of whom called New York State home, who fought the long battle to help our country fulfill the promise of our democracy.”
“The State Bar Association has a long history of promoting equality in the law for LGBTQ people in all aspects of society,” said NYSBA President Scott M. Karson. “A married same-sex couple is a legally recognized family and NYSBA will continue to advocate to protect their rights.”
Scott M. Karson, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement on the decision by the New York Court of Appeals to allow law school graduates who want to practice in New York to take the online bar exam Oct. 5 and 6 in New York or 9other jurisdictions. The reciprocity … Continued
The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has created a new comprehensive guide to help attorneys adjust to virtual lawyering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 341-page book, entitled “Virtual Lawyering: A Practical Guide,” is a centralized resource of 22 practical chapters and subchapters authored by former federal judges, former law clerks and … Continued
As part of its continued mission to expand its global presence, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has entered into a historic collaboration with the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) through the NBA Women Forum. The alliance with the NBA Women Forum – officially called a memorandum of understanding (MOU) – will involve the joint … Continued