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City Bar Issues Evaluations of Candidates for Associate Judge of the NY Court of Appeals

The New York City Bar Association has evaluated candidates recommended by the New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination for appointment as Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, to fill the vacancy created by the mandatory age retirement of Judge Robert Smith.
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Evaluating Judicial Candidates – by Debra L. Raskin

As you read this column, the City Bar’s Executive Committee is reviewing the candidates for the upcoming vacancy on the New York Court of Appeals caused by the mandatory age retirement of Judge Robert Smith. We will be conveying our views on the candidates to the Governor later in the week.
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City Bar’s Capital Punishment Committee Launches Capital Habeas Expert Resource Panel

The New York City Bar Association's Capital Punishment Committee has created the Capital Habeas Expert Resource Panel (CHERP) to connect local law firms litigating pro bono post-conviction capital cases with additional resources.
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Tenth Annual Dewey Medals Presented

On December 2nd, the New York City Bar Association held its tenth annual Thomas E. Dewey Medal Presentation, honoring an outstanding assistant district attorney in each of the City's District Attorney's offices and in the Office of the City's Special Narcotics Prosecutor.
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Small Law is Beautiful – by Debra L. Raskin

As I walked around and chatted with attendees at the New York City Bar Association’s annual Small Law Firm Management Symposium last Thursday, I was reminded of something. For all the recent talk about the increasing difficulty of taking the Big Law career path, and about how some law school graduates are forced to hang out their own shingles, a lot of lawyers go the solo or small-firm route by choice.
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“Lawyers Without Rights” Exhibit Portrays Persecution of Jewish Lawyers and Judges During Nazi Era

“Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany Under the Third Reich,” an acclaimed international exhibit, is on display in the lobby of the New York City Bar Association at 42 West 44th Street through November 20th.
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