Monthly Archives: March 2012

The government of Chile must pay damages to a judge who was denied custody of her children because she is a lesbian, ruled the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in a case in which the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice coordinated the drafting and submission of an amicus curiae brief signed by the New York City Bar Association and over a dozen other organizations.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association was established in 1870 to press for improvements in our justice system, and since then it has been dedicated to ensuring that we have a justice system that is accessible to all. In no instance is the effectiveness and integrity of our system more important than in criminal matters, where the stakes are so high for individuals and communities. < Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has issued a report in support of New York State legislation (A.7347/S.2774) that would create a system for the production, distribution and medical use of marijuana for those citizens who would likely benefit from such use.< Continue reading

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