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New York City Bar Association Voices Concern over China’s Draft NGO Management Law

In a letter to the presidents of the Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou Bar Associations, the New York City Bar Association expressed concern over the current draft of the People’s Republic of China Non-Mainland Non-Governmental Organization Management Law with regards to its scope and potential effects.
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City Bar Member Wins Student Loan Payoff

Joseph Tillman, an Associate at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and member of the City Bar's Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Committee, is the winner of the SoFi #2BillionTogether student loan payoff contest.
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City Bar Formal Ethics Opinion: Threatening to File a Disciplinary Complaint against Another Lawyer

The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics has issued Formal Opinion (2015-5), stating that an attorney who intends to threaten disciplinary charges against another lawyer should “carefully consider” whether doing so violates the New York Rules of Professional Conduct.
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City Bar Year in Review – by Debra L. Raskin

Having recently reached the midpoint of my two-year tenure as president of the New York City Bar Association, I invite you to look back with me on the remarkable work that has gone on here over the past twelve months.
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City Bar Formal Ethics Opinion: The Ethical Duties of Local Counsel

The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics has issued Formal Opinion (2015-4), stating that attorneys who act as “local counsel” are subject to the same ethical rules as all lawyers.
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City Bar’s Inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Forum to Feature Leading Judges, General Counsels, Professors and Experts

The New York City Bar Association will host its inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Forum on Monday, June 8th. The all-day event will feature two dozen leaders in the legal profession, including five judges, General Counsels of six companies, and diversity and inclusion experts and scholars.
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