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New York State Bar Association President Scott M. Karson issued the following statement today regarding the effort to remove U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. “The New York State Bar Association condemns the unseemly effort to remove U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. Politics has no place in the administration of justice, as prosecutorial independence is a fundamental component … Continued
Today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is a triumph on several levels, the most significant of which is the extension of legal protections against deportation for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants across the nation, also known as ‘Dreamers.’
The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has approved a report from the NYSBA Committee on Technology and the Legal Profession that recommends amending the mandatory continuing legal education rule to require one credit in cybersecurity. The credit would be included within the “Ethics and Professionalism” category and would not add to the minimum 24-hour … Continued
New York State Bar Association President Scott M. Karson released the following statement regarding Governor Cuomo signing the repeal of 50-a. “Disclosing all records pertaining to police misconduct and discipline will help stem the tide of repeated and senseless incidents of police brutality that are all too frequently aimed at people of color and remain … Continued
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) President Scott M. Karson today issued the following statement in reaction to the announcement that the state’s court system is planning an independent review of its policies to examine whether there was institutional racism. “The New York State Bar Association commends the state court system for proactively reviewing ways … Continued
The New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Executive Committee today approved repealing Civil Rights Law 50-a to allow for the public disclosure of law enforcement personnel disciplinary records. “Disclosing all records pertaining to police misconduct and discipline will help stem the tide of repeated and senseless incidents of police brutality that are all too frequently … Continued
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) President Scott M. Karson today, issued the following statement: George Floyd’s death at the hands of law enforcement and its aftermath were not aberrations; they were the culmination of a long history of racism and inequality that continues to plague our nation. It is now up to us, as … Continued
Karson will serve a one-year term as president. He will be sworn in this evening by New York State Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, during a virtual ceremony that will be the first of its kind in NYSBA’s 144-year history.
“The death of George Floyd and its aftermath present a rule of law challenge and crisis. Government officials bear a grave and immense responsibility to comport themselves judiciously and with respect for all concerned in their every word and deed. Now is a time for our government to bring the nation together, not foment further … Continued