Category: Section Highlights

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

Emerging Issues in Using Mobile Apps for Clinical Research

Since the advent of smart phones, lawmakers and regulators have been slow to react to the exponential development of mobile health apps. Health lawyers faced with advising clients on the first generation of mobile health apps faced the daunting task of trying to situate novel technologies onto laws that were promulgated in a pre-digital age: … Continued

Voices from NYSBA Global: Ulrich Fobian

Opening Address (adapted version) by Ulrich Fobian during the Human Rights Plenary, delivered on November 8, 2019 at the New York State Bar Associations’s Conference in Tokyo. I am white. 白人です. (I am white) I am South African. 南アフリカ人です. (I am South African) I am a beneficiary of a singular and exclusive society. I was … Continued

Honoring Judith Bresler

Judith Bresler passed peacefully at New York Presbyterian Hospital on May 21, 2020, following a valiant battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. The distinguished lecturer and prominent art law attorney delighted in playing the piano, and flourished in her innate gift for language; writing poetry, mastering her boggle skills, and eventually becoming co-author of the leading treatise … Continued

Frontline Providers Need More Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed are solely that of the authors who take full responsibility for this content. There are no conflicts of interest to report. It is often said that we are at war with an “invisible enemy” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the recent history of similar outbreaks (i.e., SARS, H1N1), failures in government … Continued