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The University of Georgia School of Law won the final round of the 64th Annual National Moot Court Competition, held last night at the New York City Bar Association.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association urges passage of the Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013, S.1752 (“MJIA”), which would put legal decisions in the hands of experienced prosecutors, independent from the chain of command, for serious crimes that are not uniquely military in nature.< Continue reading

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The City Bar hosted New York City’s new Public Advocate, Letitia James, for a breakfast with City Bar committee members today. The event, attended by representatives of many of the City Bar’s 61 committees that do policy work at the City level, provided an opportunity for members to hear directly from the Public Advocate about her policy agenda.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association applauds Chief Judge Lippman’s initiative to establish a Pro Bono Scholars program, permitting students to take the New York State bar exam during their third year of law school and gain accelerated admission to the Bar, as long as they use the latter half of that third year to provide full-time legal services to the poor.< Continue reading

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Nearly 450 people defied the latest snowstorm to pack the New York City Bar Association’s meeting hall last night for a rare opportunity to see two Supreme Court justices speak and interact with each another. The occasion was the annual Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture on Women and the Law, which was delivered by Justice Elena Kagan.< Continue reading

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The new year is often a time for people to reflect upon personal and professional goals. It is no different at the New York City Bar Association, and I would like to take this opportunity to share with you our policy goals and resolutions for City Hall, Albany and Washington in 2014.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics has issued an opinion stating that New York lawyers must consider a wide range of ethical issues before entering into business relationships with non-legal organizations.< Continue reading

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Looking ahead to the 2014 State of the State message, the New York City Bar Association urges Governor Cuomo to put first and foremost a strong package of reforms in government ethics.< Continue reading

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