Category Archives: New York City Bar Association

The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics has issued an Opinion (2015-1), stating that a New York law firm is ethically permitted to use the services of a professional employer organization (PEO) as long as certain conditions are met.< Continue reading

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The George Washington University Law School won the final round of the 65th Annual National Moot Court Competition, held last night at the New York City Bar Association. The winning team was composed of Dane Shikman and Kyle Singhal. The team from Georgetown University Law Center, composed of Ani-Rae Lovell, Stephen Petkis and Terence J. McCarrick, Jr., placed second.< Continue reading

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At the New York City Bar Association, we talk frequently about the concrete benefits of membership such as free or discounted CLE programs, professional development and skill-building opportunities, and free online research tools in the library or by remote access. In today’s world, people want a “return on investment” for their time and money and I can’t say that I blame them. These benefits are important and we’re committed to providing the best of them for our members.< Continue reading

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In the wake of the arrest of New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on charges of bribery and corruption, and his subsequent resignation as Speaker, the calls for reforming state government are being heard from all quarters.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has released its 2015 New York State Legislative Agenda. This agenda represents only a portion of the dozens of positions generated by our committees over the course of each legislative session. It focuses on issues that are relevant to the current legislative debate or of particular importance to the City Bar, as well as legislative proposals drafted by our committees.< Continue reading

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In testimony today before the Advisory Committee on the Uniform Bar Exam, the New York City Bar Association stated its support of Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s recommendation to adopt the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE), effective July 2016.< Continue reading

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Fifty years ago this April, almost a year after the Civil Rights Act went into effect and a few months before the Voting Rights Act became law, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to an overflow crowd in the Meeting Hall of the New York City Bar Association.< Continue reading

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In a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State legislative leaders, the New York City Bar Association and Common Cause renewed their call for them to appoint a commission to review the work of JCOPE and the Legislative Ethics Commission, as required by Section 21 of Part A of Chapter 399 of the Laws of 2011.< Continue reading

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