Archives: Committees

Task Force On Police Misconduct And Racial Injustice

Mission Statement The Task Force on Police Misconduct and Racial Injustice will engage a diverse group of stakeholders to understand the issues leading to police misconduct; to provide recommendations to policymakers, law enforcement and the judiciary; and to end these deleterious policing practices that disproportionately impact persons of color. Areas of possible reform include, but … Continued

DRS: Securities Disputes Committee

The Securities Disputes Committee focuses on the resolution of disputes between investors and  securities professionals as well as intra-industry disputes between the latter, which most often is accomplished through mandatory arbitration or voluntary mediation absent a party-negotiated settlement.  Typically, the arbitration or mediation forum is a self-regulatory organization such as FINRA or the NFA, but may also … Continued

DRS: Sports ADR Committee

Sports ADR is an exciting area of dispute resolution and one that is growing at all levels. A substantial number of attorneys and law firms in New York and throughout the country engage in sports-related dispute resolution.  These arbitration proceedings are occurring in the context of grassroots, youth, scholastic, college, Olympic, semi-pro and professional sports.  The Sports … Continued

Emergency Task Force For Solo And Small Firm Practitioners

Attorneys in solo and small firm practices are the backbone of the New York State Bar Association. Approximately 23 percent of NYSBA members identify themselves as solo practitioners, while approximately 29 percent of NYSBA members identify themselves as working in small firms of 2-9 attorneys. The current COVID-19 crisis is having – and will continue … Continued