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City Bar Rates General Election Candidates for Supreme Court and Civil Court in NYC

The New York City Bar Association's Judiciary Committee has evaluated candidates running in the November 4th general election for Supreme Court and Civil Court in Bronx, Kings, New York, and Queens Counties.
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Doyle New York to Auction Rare Books, Documents and More from the City Bar Library

A first edition of The Federalist, signed by the “Treasurer of the American Revolution”; a 1783 letter from George Washington on the evacuation of British soldiers from New York City; a 1735 copy of the Charter of the City of New York printed by Peter Zenger; and a note signed by Benedict Arnold in 1779, around the time he considered becoming a spy for the British, are just a few of the items from the library of the New York City Bar Association to be auctioned by Doyle New York in November.
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Seizing the Moment to Fix the Safety Net – by Debra L. Raskin

I recently had the opportunity to accompany Lisa Pearlstein, who leads the City Bar Justice Center’s Legal Clinic for the Homeless, her colleague Fiorella Herrera, and two pro bono volunteers on a visit to the Justice Center’s monthly legal clinic at the Children’s Rescue Fund House East, a homeless shelter for families.
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New Lawyer Institute Kicks Off

This fall marks the kick-off of the City Bar New Lawyer Institute (NLI), which is designed to provide recent law graduates with the training and skills needed to succeed in the early years of their legal careers.
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City Bar Writes to Hong Kong Chief Executive on Protests

Yesterday, the City Bar sent a letter, signed by President Debra L. Raskin, to the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Leung Chun-ying, expressing "grave concern regarding the treatment of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong."
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City Bar Reports on Second Delegation to Guatemala Following Genocide Trial

The New York City Bar Association has issued a report of its second delegation of lawyers to Guatemala to examine legal developments in the aftermath of the 2013 prosecution of former President Efrain Rios-Montt and the ongoing appointment of judges to the Guatemalan courts, and to assess whether the management of the judiciary corresponds with strengthening the rule of law in Guatemala.
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