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New York State Bar Association Issues Statement About Independence of The Courts

Sherry Levin Wallach, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement about the separation of powers: “The New York State Bar Association is a staunch advocate for access to justice for all, adherence to the rule…
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Let’s Get Physical: Get Moving for Attorney Well-Being

New York prides itself on being a sophisticated jurisdiction. Its transactional lawyers structure deals that are cutting edge. Its litigators craft novel arguments that are considered by learned courts. New York law governs contracts throughout the world. Now through the…
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How Environmental Regulators in NY Deal With Illegal Sharks and Other Transgressions

A man kept seven illegal sharks in his above-ground swimming pool. He intended to sell them but didn’t have a license to do so. A search of his property revealed three other sharks — all dead. The man pleaded guilty…
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Former Chair of House Financial Services Committee Barney Frank Gives Insight Into the Latest Banking Crisis at NYSBA Webinar

Retired Democratic Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts said that small businesses cannot be expected to be experts on a bank’s financial stability during a New York State Bar Association webinar on the banking crisis. Frank spoke for most of the…
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New York State Bar Association Begins Review of Candidates for Chief Judge

Members of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee to Review Judicial Nominations are prepared to begin interviewing the nominees for chief judge that the Commission on Judicial Nomination submitted to Gov. Kathy Hochul today. The committee will schedule interviews…
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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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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

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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