44th Street Blog

City Bar Supports Adoption of Uniform Bar Examination

In testimony today before the Advisory Committee on the Uniform Bar Exam, the New York City Bar Association stated its support of Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s recommendation to adopt the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE), effective July 2016.
Read more

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the New York City Bar Association

Fifty years ago this April, almost a year after the Civil Rights Act went into effect and a few months before the Voting Rights Act became law, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to an overflow crowd in the Meeting Hall of the New York City Bar Association.
Read more

City Bar and Common Cause Renew Call for Appointment of Commission Required by Law to Review Work of JCOPE and Legislative Ethics Commission

In a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State legislative leaders, the New York City Bar Association and Common Cause renewed their call for them to appoint a commission to review the work of JCOPE and the Legislative Ethics Commission, as required by Section 21 of Part A of Chapter 399 of the Laws of 2011.
Read more

The World of the City Bar – by Debra L. Raskin

As a French major who considered pursuing a career in the Foreign Service before deciding on law school, I was excited to attend the Rentrée, which I would translate as the “Opening of the Paris Bar,” in early December. And, as I complete this column, I am heartbroken and my thoughts are with the people of Paris at this incredibly difficult time.
Read more

New York City Bar Legal Referral Service Launches New Website

The New York City Bar Legal Referral Service has launched a new website -- citybarlegalreferral.org -- designed to make requesting a screened and qualified lawyer simple and worry-free. In addition to the general public, lawyers are encouraged to send family, friends, and potential clients who they cannot help to the website or to call 212-626-7373.
Read more

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.
Read more

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail


_self
_self
_self
_self

 

NYCBar on Twitter twitter-bird-16x16

member-milestones-sticker