Monthly Archives: September 2013

The New York City Bar Chorus is celebrating its 20th year of serving the community, and will mark that milestone with a gala performance at the City Bar on November 15th.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association’s Capital Punishment Committee has honored Eleanor Jackson Piel with its Norman Redlich Capital Defense Lifetime Achievement Award, and James W. B. Benkard with its Norman Redlich Capital Defense Pro Bono Award. In a ceremony at the City Bar on July 15, 2013, Piel was honored for her career, principally in solo practice, as a civil rights, criminal defense and capital defense attorney. She was the first chair of what is now known as the … Continue reading

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Beginning with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992, the nations of the world agreed to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in order to slow, and ultimately reverse, global warming. Despite these promises, global warming has continued to accelerate, with likely severe consequences for coastal cities, potable water sources, marine life, agriculture, forests and many island states.< Continue reading

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Calling the trial of former Guatemalan President Efraín Ríos Montt, and his former head of military intelligence Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, “a historic and crucial experience in Guatemala’s establishment of the rule of law,” a Delegation of business lawyers from the U.S. and Latin America urges the resumption of the proceeding at the earliest possible date.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has released the responses it received to a questionnaire entitled “Ten Questions about Public Integrity for Citywide Candidates 2013.” Drafted by the City Bar’s Government Ethics Committee, the questionnaire was submitted to candidates for New York City Mayor and Comptroller.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has evaluated the candidates running in the September 10th Democratic Party primary elections for Civil Court in Bronx County, and District Attorney in Kings County. The review was conducted by the Association’s Committee on the Judiciary.< Continue reading

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