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NY State Bar Association Says any Discussion of Bail Reform Should Be Removed From the Budget

Sherry Levin Wallach, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement about Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposed changes to bail reform in her 2023-24 executive budget: “We are deeply concerned by the rollbacks in bail reform that…
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Dealing with Implicit Bias During Jury Selection

Implicit Bias. It’s an issue we discuss often, but what does it mean in the context of choosing a jury? The Criminal Justice Section held a panel during Annual Meeting to discuss how implicit bias should be handled during voir…
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New York State Bar Association Is Studying the Impact of Facial Recognition Software on Individual Freedom

The New York State Bar Association is examining the legal and ethical implications and the impact on personal freedom of corporations employing facial recognition software to ban their adversaries – and every lawyer who works for a firm that represents…
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NYSBA Calls for Statewide Equity for the Increase in State-Funded Compensation for Assigned Counsel

Sherry Levin Wallach, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement today following the release of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s 2023-24 executive budget proposal: “Gov. Kathy Hochul recognized the need for increased pay for assigned counsel in…
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The Appointment Clause and the Power of Administrative Patent Judges

In 2011, Congress enacted the Leah-Smith American Invents Act, which created proceedings called inter partes review permitting reexamination of already issued patents based on novelty and obviousness.[1] The proceedings are conducted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, an executive…
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A Few Tips on Cross-Examination

“An astute lawyer approaches trial preparation strategically and meticulously, leaving nothing to chance.” – Louis Nizer, New York City trial lawyer Back in the day, a young associate came to me after losing a case at trial and asked how…
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New York State Bar Association Supports Key Investments in Governor’s Budget Proposal

The New York State Bar Association supports the key investments important to the association’s membership  that Gov. Hochul has included in her preliminary budget proposal. In particular, the association favors  the expansion and protection of reproductive health care, landmark investment…
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Law on Electronic Notary Services Goes Into Effect Feb. 1

A new law, NY Executive Law Section 135-c, authorizes notaries to perform electronic notarial acts by registering with the Department of State and complying with new rules. Notaries wishing to provide electronic notary services will be able to register with the…
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New York State Bar Association Presents Distinguished Jurist Award to Presiding Justice Hector LaSalle

The Judicial Section of the New York State Bar Association honored four judges including the Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, Hector LaSalle, during Annual Meeting. “The judiciary is the cornerstone of our justice system,” said Sherry Levin…
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Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Honors Three Outstanding Attorneys During Annual Meeting

The New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion honored three outstanding attorneys during the association’s Annual Meeting  in New York City. Retired federal Judge Randolph Treece and Ross Moskowitz, a partner at Stroock & Stroock &…
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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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Bar Journal: January-February 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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