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Beyond November: The City Bar and a New Mayor – by Carey R. Dunne

Last June, I wrote about the New York City Bar Association’s extensive policy recommendations for New York City’s mayoral candidates leading up to the election in November. Based on the collaborative effort of over two dozen City Bar committees, we issued a 95-page report from the perspectives of lawyers who work daily on issues vital to the City’s welfare.
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Hon. Leonard B. Sand Honored with Association Medal

On April 3rd, the City Bar presented its Association Medal for "exceptional contributions to the honor and standing of the bar in this community" to Hon. Leonard B. Sand, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
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City Bar Releases Guide to New York Judicial Selection Process

The New York City Bar Association has issued a new guide entitled “Judicial Selection Methods in the State of New York: A Guide to Understanding and Getting Involved in the Selection Process.”
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Supporting Solos and Small Firms – by Carey R. Dunne

One of the fastest-growing segments of the New York City Bar Association’s membership is solo and small-firm practitioners. This fact tracks one of the findings in our report on “New Lawyers in a Changing Profession,” which is that the number of new lawyers practicing in very small firms or as solo practitioners has doubled since 2007.
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City Bar and Common Cause/New York Find Joint Commission on Public Ethics Not Fulfilling Mission

A joint report by the New York City Bar Association and Common Cause/New York (“Review Group”) finds that the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (“JCOPE”) thus far has fallen short in meeting its mission of acting vigorously to restore public confidence in government. While performing well in promulgating regulations and providing advice, JCOPE has not persuaded the public of its independence, has appeared reactive rather than proactive, and has not made sufficient use of its statutory authority, according to the report.
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City Bar Urges Passage of Compassionate Care Act to Permit Doctors to Prescribe Medical Marijuana in New York

The New York City Bar Association continues to urge passage of the Compassionate Care Act (the “CCA”) and applauds its inclusion in the Assembly’s 2014-15 Health and Mental Hygiene budget.
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