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In letters sent to Governor Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health, and to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the New York City Bar Association urges that action be taken to give oral contraceptives over-the-counter (OTC) status.< Continue reading

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In a report urging New York’s Legislature to accept the Judiciary’s request of a 2.4% increase to its 2016-2017 Budget, the New York City Bar Association paints a troubling picture of courts already operating in austere conditions around the five boroughs.< Continue reading

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New York City Bar Association President Debra L. Raskin has released a statement expressing “grave concern” over recent home raids by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), targeting for arrest mothers and children who have come to the United States from Central America since last summer. These raids have already led to the arrest of over 120 mothers and children, including children as young as four.< Continue reading

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In a report titled “In Northern Ireland, the Past Is Still Present,” the New York City Bar Association praises the many encouraging developments that have taken place in recent years in Northern Ireland, but warns that significant challenges and substantial work remain to ensure that the abuses of human rights and injustices of the past do not destabilize the peace that has already been secured.< Continue reading

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In a letter to the presidents of the Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou Bar Associations, the New York City Bar Association expressed concern over the current draft of the People’s Republic of China Non-Mainland Non-Governmental Organization Management Law with regards to its scope and potential effects.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics has issued Formal Opinion (2015-4), stating that attorneys who act as “local counsel” are subject to the same ethical rules as all lawyers.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has announced the winners of this year’s Kathryn A. McDonald Awards, which are presented annually for excellence in service to the Family Court.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association will present its 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Awards at the Diversity and Inclusion Celebration Dinner on June 11th.< Continue reading

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