Monthly Archives: April 2012

A lawyer who receives a letter, fax, e-mail or other communication that the lawyer knows or reasonably should know was transmitted by mistake must promptly notify the sender, pursuant to Rule 4.4(b) of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct, and follow any other applicable law.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association participated in the 2102 ABA Lobby Day in Washington, D.C. on April 18 and 19. City Bar representatives met with the New York Congressional delegation, as well as with representatives of Senators Schumer and Gillibrand.< Continue reading

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On April 23rd, the New York City Bar Association hosted a public forum called “LGBT Rights as Human Rights: Recent Legal Developments in Africa,” which considered developments in LGBT rights in relation to legislation in Africa that criminalizes same-sex activity or organizing on behalf of LGBT people.< Continue reading

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The Vance Center for International Justice and the New York City Bar Association have submitted an amicus brief to the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Chile – Chile’s highest constitutional court – summarizing U.S. federal and state freedom of information laws.< Continue reading

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As I look back on my two-year term as President of the New York City Bar Association, I’m grateful to those who have made my tenure personally and professionally satisfying, namely the Association’s extraordinary membership, staff, and Executive Committee.< Continue reading

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On March 30th, Governor Cuomo and the leaders of the Legislature announced passage of the 2012-2013 New York State budget. The City Bar supported a number of aspects of the budget, which are highlighted below.< Continue reading

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