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‘Near Perfect’ Response to Chief Judge’s Vaccine Requirement

New York’s court system has had a near-perfect response from judges to the vaccine requirement, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore announced in her biweekly update today.
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Nominees to Fill Judge Eugene Fahey’s Court of Appeals Seat Announced

The New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination released the names of seven nominees who in their judgment are well qualified to fill the vacancy on the Court of Appeals created by upcoming retirement of Judge Eugene Fahey.
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Challenges to State and Local Vaccine Mandates in New York

Both for those interested in the legality of vaccine mandates and those interested in the United States Supreme Court’s First Amendment jurisprudence, the judicial response to state and federal vaccine mandates bears continued watching.
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New York State Bar Association President T. Andrew Brown Appointed President of Cannabis Company

New York State Bar Association President T. Andrew Brown has been appointed president of Ascend Wellness Holdings (AWH) New York as the company seeks regulatory approval to develop an adult-use cannabis program in the state, the company announced today.
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COVID-19 and Its Lasting Impact on the Legal Profession

Most firms found that remote work did not impact productivity, although those unable to create a separate office space faced greater challenges. Similarly, most felt that client service levels did not decline. But many have missed the collaborative and collegial…
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Attorney Professionalism Forum: Recreational Marijuana

As with all matters of ethical compliance, lawyers should carefully review their specific state’s ethical rules and statutes regarding cannabis to ensure they do not run afoul of their ethical obligations.
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Unfulfilled Promises for Right to Counsel

The woefully inadequate rates have resulted in a mass exodus of attorneys from assigned counsel panels and, more importantly, are argued to be reason for continuous constitutional violations of our state’s most vulnerable populations.
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NYSBA Task Force on Racism, Social Equity and the Law To Hold Its First Public Forum

The live public forum, “How Structural Racism Built Today’s Education, Health and Economic Outcomes,” will focus on the history of systemic racism and its impact on health care, economic opportunities and education.
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Deadline Quickly Approaching for Firms and S Corps To Register for Possible Tax Relief 

Law firm partners and S corporation investors who were hit hard financially by the Trump Administration’s tax reforms may be able to get some relief thanks to a relatively new provision in the New York Tax Code, but the firms…
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NYSBA To Examine Laws Banning and Limiting Participation of Transgender Youth in Sports

The New York State Bar Association is launching a Task Force on the Treatment of Transgender Youth in Sports to examine the constitutional, scientific, and social justice implications of laws passed around the country that ban or severely limit the…
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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.


Bar Journal: September-October Edition

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State Bar News: Summer 2021 Edition

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CasePrep Plus

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New York State Law Digest: October 2021 Edition

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