44th Street Blog

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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A New Look at Old Convictions – UPDATED WITH VIDEO

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson was the featured speaker at the New York City Bar Association last Wednesday at a panel that explored the causes of, and remedies for, wrongful convictions.
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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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