Category: News Releases

NYSBA Commends Governor For Signing Less Is More Act

New York State Bar Association President T. Andrew Brown today applauded Gov. Kathy Hochul for signing the Less is More Act – a vitally important piece of reform legislation that will end reincarceration for individuals alleged to have committed technical parole violations.

NYSBA Commends Governor and Legislature for Averting Housing Crisis

Governor Kathy Hochul and the state Legislature are showing real leadership in extending critical tenant protections while also recognizing the importance of preserving the rights of landlords, who are also struggling as a result of the ongoing challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

NYSBA President Decries Actions of Union Leader Who Published Chief Judge Janet DiFiore’s Home Addresses

T. Andrew Brown, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement about the court officer who jeopardized the safety of New York’s Chief Judge Janet DiFiore: “Chief Judge Janet DiFiore’s decision to require that all state court workers and judges be vaccinated against COVID-19 was both morally right and legally sound. … Continued