s the state’s LGBTQ residents and all who treasure equal rights march in New York City this weekend to celebrate PRIDE month, the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade has cast a pall over the festivities.
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The New York State Bar Association plans to sign an agreement with the Virgin Islands Bar Association that will set the framework for joint events and continued collaboration between the two organizations.
As the nation reels in the wake of the Texas and Buffalo mass shootings and urban centers across the country struggle to contain an epidemic of gun violence, the U.S. Supreme Court has delivered an ill-conceived decision that will set us back decades and further threaten public safety.
The New York State Bar Association calls upon President Joe Biden to immediately sign this important bill into law so Supreme Court justices can fully engage in their constitutional duty to issue rulings without fear or favor.
Sherry Levin Wallach, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement about final passage of the Court Notification Bill (A9877A/S2903), which requires defense counsel to warn immigrants taking a plea deal that they could face deportation or exclusion from citizenship.
Sherry Levin Wallach, deputy executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Westchester County, will be sworn in as the 125th president of the New York State Bar Association on June 1 by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore.
The New York State Bar Association commends the president for doing everything within his power to reform federal police agencies, such as the FBI, but sadly, the executive order will have little impact on state and local police departments where reform is desperately needed.
The mass shooting at a Texas elementary school in a mostly Hispanic neighborhood, coming on the heels of a racially motived mass shooting in Buffalo, is a grim reminder of our country’s ongoing failure to combat hatred and gun violence.
The fact that this horrific shooting appears to have been racially motivated, taking place in a Black neighborhood, is yet another example of how communities of color are disproportionately impacted as gun violence spirals out of control across the nation.
The New York State Bar Association has added bar associations in Buenos Aires, Madrid, and Barcelona to its international partnerships, and plans to sign an agreement with the Rome Bar Association next week.