Category: Section Highlights

New York State Bar Association Welcomes 17 New Section Chairs

With the summer memories in the rear view mirror,  it’s time to usher in a new season and head back to work and school. The New York State Bar Association is proud to acknowledge 17 members who are taking on leadership roles in our association’s sections. They each bring expertise in the practice of law … Continued

The Roots of Abuse: Expanding Vicarious Liability for Sexual Harassment, Assault, and Abuse in Women’s Soccer and Sports

This article appears in the Entertainment, Arts, & Sports Law Section (EASL) Journal, a publication of the EASL Section. For more information please see NYSBA.ORG/EASL. Ninety-three percent of athletes experience sexual harassment, sexual assault, or unwanted contact during their times in sport.1 The majority of those sexually harassed or assaulted within their sport identify as women.2 While … Continued

Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Edwina Richardson-Mendelson Receives the Robert L. Haig Award

Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives Edwina Richardson-Mendelson was presented with the Robert L. Haig Award by the New York State Bar Association’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section on Saturday. She was honored during the Commercial & Federal Litigation Section and Dispute Resolution Section Joint Spring Meeting in Philadelphia. Justice Troy Webber, Appellate Division, … Continued

NYSBA International Section Black History Month Spotlight: Dr. Inger Burnett-Ziegler

This year in recognition of Black History Month in the U.S. we are taking time to spotlight Dr. Inger Burnett-Ziegler, a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Dr. Burnett-Zeigler is based in Chicago, Illinois and her work has … Continued

The First Quarter of 2021 Is Over: Where Are We?

Like every other aspect of life in New York, over the past year, real property leasing, lending and sales have been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Countless tenants and property owners have failed to pay full rent or mortgage payments, but have been protected from immediate dispossession through at least May 1, 2021 … Continued

International Section Update: Asia-Pacific Region

The International Section has more than 60 chapters globally.  Among them, there are 10 chapters in the Asia-Pacific region.  The Section held section conferences in Hanoi (2013), Seoul (2018) and Tokyo (2019).  Inability to travel internationally due to the pandemic in 2020, together with the unavoidable time difference, has made continuing connections between New York … Continued

Ireland for Law

  The Government of Ireland has adopted a strategy to promote Irish law and Irish legal services to international business in recognition of Ireland being the only English-speaking common-law jurisdiction in the European Union. With its highly developed legal services sector, it is a jurisdiction of choice for commercial contracts and international dispute resolution. Ireland is recognised … Continued

Residential Real Estate Practice Guide

Even though we all practice law in the same state, many aspects of a residential real estate transaction differ depending on where a property is located.  Particularly Upstate, closing customs and practices vary widely from one county to the next.  These practices include whether a contract is drafted by a realtor or an attorney, if … Continued