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Derek Chauvin Conviction Marks A New Beginning for America

While we can rejoice in the jury’s verdict, we cannot rest until we bring a halt to the unnecessary slaughter of our neighbors.
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State Bar Association Provides Pro Bono Attorneys To Help Injured Workers With Workers’ Compensation Medical-Only Claims

Injured workers will now be able to obtain medical treatment more easily through the assistance of pro bono attorneys.
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What to Expect From the State Legislature This Session: Criminal Justice Reforms, Changes to the Parole System and Regulations on Police

After extended budget negotiations, the Legislature is back in Albany to return to a more regular legislative activity and consider several bills related to criminal justice reform. Bills under consideration include reforms to New York’s parole system, additional regulations on police officers and a ban on the use of chemical agents against minors. During this … Continued
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All Judges & Court Staff Will Return to Courthouses May 24

Good evening Members, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore announced during her weekly coronavirus update today that on Monday, May 24, all judgesand court staff will be required to return to work at courthouses statewide. “Our plan to restore full staffing is in line with the state’s reopening efforts, and with the latest public health guidance,” said … Continued
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Former NY Attorney General Robert Abrams Discusses His Career and Legacy and How We Move Forward | Miranda Warnings

On this week’s episode of Miranda Warnings, Former NY Attorney General Robert Abrams joins to discuss his career and his legacy and how we move forward. Abrams shares many stories from his time as Attorney General, Bronx Borough President, and candidate for United States Senate, all of which are included in his new memoir, The Luckiest … Continued
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Want To Triumph In 2021? Start By Tackling Tech

“Curveball after curveball” is a pretty accurate summary of 2020. Yet, despite every unpredictability that came, technology helped the legal industry survive.
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Legal Experts to Discuss Social Equity Aspects of New York’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) will examine how the new law legalizing cannabis for adult recreational use, which includes expunging past criminal records, will benefit people and communities that were disproportionately harmed by cannabis prohibition during a webinar on Tuesday, April 20, from 1 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. The seminar will focus on … Continued
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Court System Will Allow Supreme Court Justices To Renew Certification

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore announced today that the new state budget will enable the judiciary to reverse many of the difficult budget decisions that were made last year including the controversial decision to deny the certification applications of 46 Supreme Court justices, which led to a high-profile lawsuit.
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New York State Bar Association President Applauds Decision To Allow Judges Past Retirement Age To Reapply For Jobs

It is indeed welcome news that New York State Supreme Court justices who are past the age of 70 will once again be allowed to apply to continue as judges.
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New York State Budget To Provide Undocumented Workers With Financial Assistance

With the passage of the New York State budget, there is cause for renewed hope among undocumented workers who have suffered through the financial hardships brought on by the pandemic more severely than other New Yorkers. Unlike many other New Yorkers, these tax-paying individuals have not been eligible for federal stimulus checks or state unemployment … Continued
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