Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Protective Order and Procedures for representing Guantanamo detainees before military commissions “so infringe on the attorney-client relationship as to make effective and zealous advocacy impossible,” states a letter issued by the New York City Bar Association, and therefore the effective date of the order should be delayed until concerns are adequately addressed. < Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association applauds the issuance of Proposed Rule 151 of the Rules of the Chief Administrator of New York State’s courts, which relates to court case assignment and campaign donations, and supports the majority of the provisions but has recommendations on several of them. < Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Discipline has issued two letters, with regard to disclosure of retired lawyers’ addresses and the re-adoption of the use of Letters of Caution in the First Department. < Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association today announced the winners of this year’s Kathryn A. McDonald Awards, which are presented annually for excellence in service to the Family Court. < Continue reading

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Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced yesterday a new court rule that would permit out-of-state lawyers to provide in-house legal services to their employer even if not admitted to practice in New York, so long as they comply with the registration requirements and abide by New York’s ethics rules. < Continue reading

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On April 13, the City Bar Justice Center’s 6th Annual Gala will honor Barclays PLC and Linklaters LLP for exemplary leadership in their global pro bono programs, community projects and public service activities. < Continue reading

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