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City Bar Announces Leadership Changes

The New York City Bar Association has announced the results of its annual election to fill its leadership positions.
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City Bar Urges ABA to Eliminate Prohibition on Academic Credit for Paid Employment

The New York City Bar Association has written to the American Bar Association urging that the prohibition on law schools giving academic credit to students who work for private employers be eliminated, primarily because “it greatly restricts the number of opportunities for experiential learning, prevents the student from being paid for valuable work and lacks justification.”
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City Bar Announces 2015 McDonald Award Winners

The New York City Bar Association has announced the winners of this year’s Kathryn A. McDonald Awards, which are presented annually for excellence in service to the Family Court.
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Statement by City Bar President Debra L. Raskin Urging Adoption of the Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act

The New York City Bar Association commends Representative Hakeem Jeffries and cosponsors for reintroducing H.R. 1700, the Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act (“VIVA”).
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New York City Bar Association Announces 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award Winners

The New York City Bar Association will present its 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Awards at the Diversity and Inclusion Celebration Dinner on June 11th.
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Legal Referral Service to Host Free Legal Information Fair for Law Day 2015

The New York City Bar Legal Referral Service, together with the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program, will host a free legal information fair in observance of National Law Day, on May 1st from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Collect Pond Park (Leonard Street between Centre and Lafayette) in Manhattan.
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The City Bar will close at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22nd, and will be closed on Monday, May 25th, in observance of Memorial Day.


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