Monthly Archives: April 2013

The New York City Bar Association’s Capital Punishment Committee will present the Norman Redlich Capital Defense Distinguished Service and Pro Bono Awards at its annual habeas corpus training program to those who have shown excellence in the representation of death-row inmates or in advocating for the abolition of the death penalty.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has named five legal services attorneys and one non-attorney as recipients of the twenty-fourth 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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The New York City Bar Association has written to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in support of the expansion of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)’s mandate to monitor and report on human rights violations in the territory of Western Sahara occupied by Morocco and the Tindouf refugee camps governed by the Polisario.< Continue reading

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On May 5th, the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) will mark fourteen years of service to the legal community in New York City. LAP is a free, confidential counseling service for attorneys (including those who have been suspended and disbarred), judges, law students, and their family members struggling with alcohol or drug abuse as well as other addictions and mental health issues.< Continue reading

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On March 29th, Governor Cuomo signed the 2013-2014 New York State budget. Since the State’s annual budget goes beyond making appropriations and effectuates substantive changes in the law, the City Bar committees will sometimes comment on budget provisions that are relevant to their work.< Continue reading

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By now, everyone who follows the news will have heard about the latest scandal to engulf the Albany legislature. As outlined in a federal complaint filed yesterday, a state senator allegedly attempted to bribe two top GOP officials so that he could run for Mayor on the Republican line even though he is a registered Democrat.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has chosen Bret I. Parker to succeed Barbara Berger Opotowsky as its Executive Director as of the Association’s Annual Meeting on May 21.< Continue reading

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