Category: News Releases

New York State Bar Association Denounces President Trump’s Efforts to Undermine Election Results

Scott M. Karson, president of the New York State Bar Association, and 23 past presidents of the association, both Republicans and Democrats, issued the following statement today regarding President Donald Trump’s attempts to interfere with the lawful certification of the election results: “The President of the United States is improperly using the power of his … Continued

Renowned National and International Experts to Address NYSBA International Section’s Conference on Nuclear Weapons

The New York State Bar Association International Section is holding an all-day conference that will bring together leading public officials, thought-leaders, policymakers, and domestic and international experts for a comprehensive look at the risks and consequences of nuclear weapons. The conference on “Nuclear Weapons and International Law in the Contemporary Era” will be held on … Continued

New York State Bar Association Forms LGBTQ People and the Law Section

The decision to convert this body from a committee to a section was approved at the Nov. 7 virtual meeting of NYSBA’s House of Delegates – the association’s governing body. The change will enable all NYSBA members to participate in the section’s work and also allocate additional resources to expand its initiatives. NYSBA members can join sections in their fields of practice or interest while committee membership is limited.

New York State Bar Association President Scott M. Karson Commends State Court System’s Equal Justice Efforts

New York State Bar Association President Scott M. Karson issued the following statement about the state court system’s commitment to eradicating institutional racism: “The New York State Bar Association has long advocated for diversity and inclusion in our profession and in society at large, and we applaud Chief Judge Janet DiFiore for adopting a zero … Continued

Statement From NYSBA President Regarding Reports That 545 Parents of Children Separated At U.S. Border Cannot Be Found

New York State Bar Association President Scott M. Karson issued the following statement in response to reports that the parents of 545 migrant children separated at the southern U.S. border between 2017 and 2018 by the Trump administration cannot be located by federal authorities. “It is appalling that in the approximately two years since the … Continued