Monthly Archives: October 2013

The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics has issued an opinion stating that, subject to certain conditions, it is permissible for a New York law firm to designate as “of counsel” a lawyer who is licensed to practice law in New York but resides and practices primarily in a foreign country. < Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has evaluated candidates running in the November 5th general election for Supreme Court, Surrogate’s Court, and Civil Court in Bronx, Kings, New York, and Queens Counties.< Continue reading

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Debra L. Raskin has been nominated as President of the New York City Bar Association. If elected, Raskin will succeed Carey R. Dunne as the 66th president in the Association’s 143-year history. The election will take place at the City Bar’s annual meeting on May 20, 2014. The City Bar also announced its Nominating Committee’s slate of officers and members of its Executive and Audit Committees.< Continue reading

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Last month, City Bar President Carey R. Dunne testified at hearings on civil legal services convened by Hon. Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York. The transcripts have now been posted on the NYCourts.gov website.< Continue reading

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Dozens of New York City Bar Association committees each year prepare reports on legislation or comment letters on pending regulations on the city, state and national level.< Continue reading

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The City Bar has wrapped up an active State legislative session, during which our committees issued or reissued 85 reports proposing new legislation and commenting on pending legislation or proposed agency rules.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has issued a statement in support of Proposal 6 to be on the ballot on November 5th. The proposal would amend section 25, article 6 of the New York State Constitution to raise the mandatory retirement age to 80 for Court of Appeals judges and Supreme Court justices.< Continue reading

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New York has become the first state in the nation to establish a statewide system of specialized criminal courts which will handle cases involving charges of prostitution and related offenses and provide supportive services to victims of human trafficking. The City Bar’s Sex and Law Committee applauds the Judiciary’s recognition of the historical and misplaced criminalization of victims of trafficking.< Continue reading

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