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NYSBA Names Pro Bono Champions of COVID-19

When the coronavirus pandemic hit New York, attorneys did what they do best: serve the public good.
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Leadership During A Global Pandemic and Technology’s Role In A Post-COVID World with Hank Greenberg | Gold/Fox: Non-Billable

Hank Greenberg, immediate past president of the New York State Bar Association joins Sarah and Michael to talk about his term, including some of his proudest accomplishments. They also discuss how the role of technology is changing the legal profession and how the legal community responded to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Greenberg served as NYSBA’s … Continued
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Free CLE Examines NYC’s Response to COVID-19

The New York State Bar Association will present a virtual CLE webinar that looks at all the legal issues surrounding the coronavirus pandemic in New York City, including the perspective of the Mayor’s Office. Entitled “The COVID-19 Crisis and New York City’s Response: Legal Issues,” the event will be at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. … Continued
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NY’s Third Judicial District Names New Administrative Judge

Hon. Gerald W. Connolly has been named Administrative Judge for the State’s Third Judicial District, Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks announced today.
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NYSBA Decries Spate of Attorney Harassment

Last week, New York City lawyer Randy Mastro’s Upper East Side townhouse was reportedly spray painted with graffiti epithets and the door lock was glued shut. According to Mastro, the incident occurred because of the clients he represents, the nonprofit West Side Community Organization, which is litigating to remove a group of homeless people from … Continued
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NYSBA Helps Attorneys Deal with Rise in Domestic Violence Incidents

In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the New York State Bar Association is hosting a free training session to educate lawyers to ensure victims of domestic violence have meaningful access to safety and justice. Statistics strongly suggest that the incidence of domestic violence has increased considerably during the pandemic. Ellen Schell, general counsel … Continued
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Criminal Jury Trials Resume in NYC, Feb. Bar Exam Registration Details Announced

Good evening Members, In her weekly coronavirus update, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore said criminal jury trials resumed in New York City today. Specifically, one criminal trial began in each of Kings, New York and Richmond counties. DiFiore said several backup trials are standing by in the event that a plea is taken on a particular … Continued
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Ethics Opinion 1205

Topic: Government Employee Negotiating for Private Employment Digest: A lawyer serving as in-house counsel for a federal agency may not negotiate for private employment with an organization that is an adverse party in litigation before the agency where the lawyer is participating personally and substantially in the litigation. Rules: 1.0(l) & (n), 1.11 FACTS 1. … Continued
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What Is Medical Aid In Dying… And What It Isn’t

The issue is not whether we will die, but how we will die and who makes decisions at life’s end. For terminally ill patients with decision-making capacity, there are options to hasten death such as stopping life-sustaining treatments or refusing food and water. There is also the medical aid in dying option that David C. … Continued
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Statement From NYSBA President Regarding Reports That 545 Parents of Children Separated At U.S. Border Cannot Be Found

New York State Bar Association President Scott M. Karson issued the following statement in response to reports that the parents of 545 migrant children separated at the southern U.S. border between 2017 and 2018 by the Trump administration cannot be located by federal authorities. “It is appalling that in the approximately two years since the … Continued
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