Monthly Archives: June 2013

The City Bar applauds the Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate DOMA on Fifth Amendment grounds.< Continue reading

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In a letter to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey, the New York City Bar Association expresses “serious concerns regarding the maintenance of the rule of law and the targeting and detention of lawyers in Turkey following recent events there.”< Continue reading

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The City Bar’s Trusts, Estates and Surrogate’s Courts Committee, chaired by Sharon L. Klein, continues to work with the State Legislature to ensure that laws pertaining to New York trusts and estates remain up-to-date and effective.< Continue reading

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The NYC Bar Association’s Committee for Legal Services for Persons of Moderate Means, in conjunction with the City Bar Justice Center, is seeking volunteer attorneys to staff the Monday Night Law clinic, which begins its 23rd year in September.< Continue reading

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Citing a “justice gap” that leaves more than 2.3 million low-income New Yorkers each year to navigate the civil justice system on their own, the New York City Bar Association recommends that nonlawyers be allowed to practice, with limitations, as “Courtroom Aides” and “Legal Technicians.” < Continue reading

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We are encouraged that Governor Cuomo has proposed substantial legislation to improve voter participation and election procedures; limit the influence of money in campaigns, including the establishment of a strong public financing system; and combat corruption by public officials.< Continue reading

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When we and our co-sponsors announced that we would host a forum for the New York City Mayoral candidates here at the City Bar on June 6th, the response was a great measure of our members’ engagement. The interest in the event was so overwhelming that it ‘sold out’ almost immediately. Similarly, when we released the City Bar’s 95-page “Policy Recommendations for New York City’s Next Mayor,” the report was downloaded nearly 2,000 times on the first day.< Continue reading

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I am truly excited as I begin working on your behalf as Executive Director of the City Bar. As a member of the Association for 17 years, like many of you I have attended events at the City Bar that interested me, taken CLE courses to improve my knowledge and skills, participated in committee work to address important issues, performed pro bono service and met other City Bar members to develop my professional network while making close friends along the way.< Continue reading

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