Monthly Archives: May 2012

The New York City Bar Association has named four legal services attorneys and one non-attorney as recipients of the Twenty-third Annual Legal Services Awards, which give recognition to attorneys and non-attorneys who provide outstanding civil legal assistance to New York’s poor.< Continue reading

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In preparing for the great and humbling honor of leading the New York City Bar Association for the next 24 months, I have been asked variations of one question repeatedly: What are my priorities going to be? What two or three topics do I want to identify as things to focus on during my tenure?< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has issued a white paper calling for New York State to prohibit debt settlement services that charge a fee that is more than nominal, as well as for other restrictions that would protect debtors from debt settlement companies that prey on consumers.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association will present its 2012 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Awards at a ceremony and luncheon on June 5, 2012.< Continue reading

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The shocking and unacceptable treatment of Chen Guangcheng, a well-known legal advocate, and his family by Chinese authorities reflects the broader problem of harassment of dozens of lawyers in China who represent unpopular clients and causes disfavored by the government.< Continue reading

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