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City Bar President Testifies at Chief Judge’s Hearing on Access to Civil Legal Services

Earlier today, New York City Bar President Debra L. Raskin testified before New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman's hearing on Access to Civil Legal Services.
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City Bar Issues Evaluations of Candidates for Associate Judge of the New York 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 expiration of Judge Graffeo’s term.
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Immigration Justice Requires Legal Representation – by Debra L. Raskin

At the New York City Bar Association, we consider one of our strengths to be the close collaboration between our committees, which have long worked to reform the law and improve public policy, and the City Bar Justice Center, which provides pro bono legal services to those who can’t afford a lawyer.
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City Bar Proposes One-Sentence Rule for SEC Initiative to Enhance Disclosure

In a letter to the director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, the New York City Bar Association applauds the Commission’s initiative to improve the quality and usefulness of public company disclosure, and proposes, separate and apart from existing disclosure requirements, “a rule to cut through the rules.”
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New York City Bar Association Rates Primary Election Candidates For Civil Court In New York City

The New York City Bar Association has evaluated the candidates running in the September 9th Democratic Party primary elections for Civil Court in Kings County. The review was conducted by the Association's Committee on the Judiciary.
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City Bar Formal Ethics Opinion: Charging Disputed Legal Fees to a Client’s Credit Card

The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics has issued an opinion (2014-03) stating that when a client has granted an attorney advance authorization to charge the client’s credit card for legal fees, but the client later disputes all or part of a particular bill, the attorney may not then charge the client’s credit card for the disputed portion of the bill.
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