The Governmental Relations Committee’s role is to monitor and analyze legislation pending before the State Legislature and Congress. The Committee’s goal is to ensure that the best interests of the Section and the Association are served and to lobby on behalf of those interests. The Governmental Relations Committee serves as a direct voice in the State Government, and also conveys the Committee’s views on a broad range of issues to the relevant parties. Further, the Committee regularly communicates the status of important bills and regulations to the other TICL Committees, in an effort to develop and implement public policy issues of importance to the legal community and the public at large. Its services also include providing its members with current information and materials not readily available to the public.

The Committee’s members are encouraged to examine public policy questions related to their areas of practice, and to draw on their expertise to propose innovative responses. The Committee may also propose formal comments on pending legislation, agency regulations, or proposed Court rule changes, in accordance with the internal TICL approval process.

Our Governmental Relations team is comprised of attorneys and legislative professionals committed to representing our section’s interests at all levels of local and regional bodies in the State of New York. We combine legal and advocacy skills with strategic skills that have been developed over decades of work on an extensive variety of legislative and regulatory projects.

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Jeremy Cantor, Esq.
Gallo Vitucci & Klar LLP
90 Broad Street, 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10004
[email protected]

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