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
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The New York State Bar Association is expanding its pro bono network of volunteer attorneys to help veterans gain access to more than 50 state benefits through a new law that becomes effective tomorrow on Veterans Day.
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
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.
In 2019, Mukherjee joined a group of lawyers in Texas to investigate the urgent humanitarian crisis at detention camps at the border. The group was able to interview over 70 children, some of whom were detained and separated from their parents, kept in horrific conditions with insufficient clothing and bedding and lacked access to medical care.
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
Counting ballots is democracy in action and the process must be allowed to continue until all eligible votes are counted.
“The New York State Bar Association mourns the death of our distinguished member and colleague, Sen. John R. Dunne. Dunne, who passed away on Nov. 1, 2020, was an icon — an admired statesman, respected scholar and a giant in the law and politics. Dunne was a devoted member of our association, receiving its highest … Continued
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
New York State Bar Association President Scott M. Karson issued the following statement in response to reports that a New York City attorney’s home was vandalized with spray-painted epithets because of the clients he represents. The incident comes after the recent harassment of lawyers at a Brooklyn law firm also due to the clients they … Continued