Monthly Archives: June 2011

The New York City Bar Association has sent a letter to the Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force, Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalif, urging Bahraini authorities to respect the fundamental rights of its citizens and the role of lawyers during the current unrest. <
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The New York City Bar Association applauds Governor Cuomo and the Legislature on the historic passage of legislation that will bring full marriage equality to New York. < Continue reading

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It is not unethical per se for a lawyer to represent a client who enters into a non-recourse litigation financing arrangement with a third party lender, states a formal opinion from the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics (Formal Opinion 2011-2). < Continue reading

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Jay Holtmeier, a partner at WilmerHale, has been elected as Chair of the City Bar Fund, overseeing the City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association. < Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association is pleased to support the agreement on ethics reform announced today. The current framework for financial disclosure and enforcement of New York’s ethics laws are in great need of repair, and New Yorkers have a right to be outraged by the continuing series of transgressions and scandals involving elected and other officials. < Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has announced the winners of the 19th annual Henry L. Stimson Awards, which are presented each year to outstanding Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, from both the Civil and Criminal Divisions. The Awards will be presented on Tuesday, June 7th at 6 PM at the Association, with a reception to follow. < Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit in Awad v. Ziriax, regarding the “Save Our State Amendment” to the Oklahoma Constitution—approved in a referendum as State Question 755—which would prohibit Oklahoma courts from considering or using international law or Sharia Law. < Continue reading

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