Monthly Archives: March 2011

The New York City Bar Association has hosted foreign dignitaries, Chief Justices of the Supreme Court, and Presidents of the United States. But perhaps no guest of the City Bar was as famous in his own time as the Beatle John Lennon, who held a press conference here on April Fools Day, 1973. <
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On April 7th and 8th, 2011, lawyers from firms, bar associations, law schools, and public interest institutions from more than 15 countries will convene at a conference in Santiago, Chile, to assess the future of pro bono legal practice and access to justice in the Americas. < Continue reading

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The Justice Center has plans to expand services in two areas in 2011. The first involves the Immigrant Women and Children Project, which has become a leading project in fighting labor and sex trafficking under its Director, Suzanne Tomatore, a nationally known expert in the trafficking field. < Continue reading

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The City Bar has released its Legislative Program for 2011, a compilation of State legislative issues that have been studied and addressed by many of its committees. < Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has sent a letter to China’s Ministry of Justice expressing its “grave concern with respect to reports over the past several weeks that lawyers in various parts of China have been harassed, beaten, and detained at the hands of agents of the government.” < Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association is now accepting nominations for the 22nd Annual Legal Services Awards. The award is designed to recognize the efforts of lawyers and non-lawyers who have, for an extended period during their career, devoted themselves to the provision of free civil legal services on a full-time basis to indigent persons. <

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In a letter to leaders of the U.S. Congress, the New York City Bar Association urges action on federal legislation that would bring about comprehensive and effective immigration reform, and opposition to Arizona’s S.B. 1070 anti-immigration act and similar immigration laws under consideration by various state legislatures throughout the country. <

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On March 1st at the City Bar, a panel of distinguished female judges and litigators explored the question of why women litigators appear in commercial cases at a far lower rate than their representation in law firms. < Continue reading

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