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Update on Structured Attorney Fees

I recently wrote about structured legal fees for lawyers (see “Contingent Fee Tax Planning, Anyone?” NYSBA Journal, vol. 94, no. 5, Sept./Oct. 2022, p. 37). For nearly 30 years, plaintiff lawyers have been structuring contingent legal fees based on the…
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The ‘One Family, One Judge’ Court Model: Instituting Integrated Domestic Violence Courts in the United States

For decades, New York courts have led innovation in the way domestic violence cases­ are addressed in the United States legal system.[1] Specifically, New York has been at the forefront of instituting specialized courts to handle domestic violence cases, giving…
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New Legal Technology Brings Both Promise and Pitfalls

  Technology has moved us forward, but it’s important not to get left behind. The rise of technology in the legal field provides both opportunities and challenges as systems become both more sophisticated and widespread. That was the topic of…
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Vivian Wesson on AI, Facial Recognition and the Law

Technology can both help and hurt in the cause of justice. In a fascinating conversation, Vivian Wesson shares with host David Miranda how artificial intelligence and facial recognition are being used in both criminal and civil law. Wesson says the…
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NYSBA President Says the Right to Counsel in New York Must Be More Than an Empty Promise

Sherry Levin Wallach, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement regarding NYSBA’s filings seeking to have the court issue a preliminary injunction raising compensation for Attorneys for the Children and 18-B lawyers: “The state has…
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New York State Bar Association Offers CLE on Recent Bank Closures, Escrow and Ethics for Attorneys

The chaos surrounding Signature, First Republic and Silicon Valley banks in the past week is making it difficult for lawyers and clients to know how to respond. The New York State Bar Association is offering a webinar Bank Closures, the FDIC,…
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President of New York State Bar Association Calls on State To Fully Embrace Responsibility of Providing Counsel to Indigent Clients

Sherry Levin Wallach, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement on the 60th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, which occurs on Saturday, March 18. “The New York State…
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An Ode to a Woman Who Helped Pave Our Way

“While we are impressed with your credentials, we are looking to hire a man for this position.” My grandmother Ada practiced law starting in the late 1940s in Brooklyn, New York. Grandma was born in Southern Italy and moved to…
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NYSBA Announces Webinar on Human Rights Violations on the Six-Month Anniversary of Masha Jina Amini’s Death

On the six-month anniversary of the tragic death of Masha Jina Amini in the custody of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the New York State Bar Association is announcing that it will hold a two-part webinar exploring international laws that…
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New York State Bar Association Welcomes Revisions to The Bar Application, Urges Further Action To Encourage Diversity In The Legal Profession

Sherry Levin Wallach, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement today about the New York State Courts’ decision to amend Question 26 of the Character and Fitness examination of the New York State bar application:…
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NYSBA Publications

NYSBA produces and releases a variety of publications that pertain to case law, procedural developments, practice management, and a host of other topics of interest to legal professionals. Learn more by selecting a publication below, and read the latest issue or browse the archives. Note: Some issues and archives require you to login to the site first to access.

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NYSBA Journal: March-April 2023

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State Bar News: Summer 2022 Edition

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CasePrep Plus

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New York State Law Digest: February 2023 Edition

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