Sherry Levin Wallach, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement about Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposed changes to bail reform in her 2023-24 executive budget: “We are deeply concerned by the rollbacks in bail reform that Gov. Kathy Hochul has put in the state budget; it is a significant policy matter … Continued
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The New York State Bar Association is examining the legal and ethical implications and the impact on personal freedom of corporations employing facial recognition software to ban their adversaries – and every lawyer who works for a firm that represents them — from entering sports and entertainment venues. The association’s Executive Committee on Wednesday launched … Continued
Sherry Levin Wallach, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement today about President Biden signing the Respect for Marriage Act into law: “With President Biden signing the Respect for Marriage Act today, the right to marry has now been enshrined into federal law. While same-sex couples rejoiced when the U.S. … Continued
Children and indigent adults are being deprived of their constitutional rights to meaningful and effective representation in the criminal and family courts because pay for assigned counsel in the state has not been increased in 18 years, the New York State Bar Association contended in a lawsuit filed today. The sole exception is New York … Continued
The New York State Bar Association has launched a Task Force on the Modernization of Criminal Practice to suggest new laws and policies to improve safety, fairness, access to justice and efficiency in the administration of criminal justice.
Judge Cannataro is an excellent choice as acting chief judge of New York State. His appointment to the court as the second LGBTQ+ judge continues to ensure that the judiciary reflects the people it serves and that all perspectives are represented. I look forward to working with him in his new role.
The New York State Bar Association has filed an amicus curie brief in 303 Creative v. Elenis, arguing that the history and tradition of statutory and common law prohibit discrimination in public accommodations.
The New York State Bar Association is launching a task force to examine the difficult challenges faced by public sector lawyers who represent government entities ranging from a local village board to a massive state agency.
“I am proud to take a leadership role in the efforts to establish equal rights for the people of the U.S. Territories, eliminate the territorial doctrine and finally dismantle the racism and racist notions that still exist as “good law” in the line of cases known as the Insular Cases,” said Sherry Levin Wallach, president of the New York State Bar Association, who argued in support of the resolution at the ABA meeting.
The New York State Bar Association is launching a task force that will focus on the impact that the burgeoning mental health crisis taking place across the state is having on the public and the civil and criminal justice systems.