State Bar Association Creates Comprehensive Coronavirus Online Resource for Legal Profession
With the shutdown of most of New York State’s businesses and the transformative impact it is having on the legal profession, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has launched a comprehensive one-stop webpage that will be updated continuously to serve as a resource for policymakers, journalists and members.
“As courts and the legal profession respond to the unprecedented challenges presented by the coronavirus, it’s imperative that we provide real time access to the latest information,” said NYSBA President Henry M. Greenberg. “Our goal is to keep our members, the legal community and the general public as well informed as we can. Only when we are armed with accurate and timely information can we make smart decisions that will best prepare us to represent our clients, serve our communities and do the public good.”
NYSBA’s coronavirus webpage is a comprehensive virtual information center, featuring all the latest articles, memos, links and directives. Breaking news will also appear simultaneously on our social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Linked-In.
Additionally, NYSBA is planning a series of topical and informative webinars in the coming days and weeks and State Bar leaders are serving as expert resources for media outlets, including online, radio, print and TV to keep members, the legal community and the general public as well informed as possible.
In collaboration with the Office of Court Administration, NYSBA is updating and reissuing a comprehensive book on the state’s public health laws entitled: “New York State Public Health Legal Manual: A Guide for Judges, Attorneys and Public Health Professionals.” The book examines the law governing the containment of communicable diseases – including pandemics like the one we now face.
About the New York State Bar Association
The New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Since 1876, NYSBA has helped shape the development of law, educated and informed the legal profession and the public, and championed the rights of New Yorkers through advocacy and guidance in our communities.
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