Category Archives: New York City Bar Association

As you read this, the Governor and legislative leaders are negotiating the State’s budget for the fiscal year beginning April 1st. And as has become customary, the Governor’s proposed budget legislation includes many public policy issues.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics has issued an Opinion (2015-2), stating that although the use of a flat, nonrefundable monthly fee in a retainer agreement raises a number of ethical issues, it is permissible in certain circumstances.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association urges the Legislature to accept the Judiciary’s 2015-2016 Budget Request in its entirety.< Continue reading

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On January 28th, the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Drugs and the Law and New York City Affairs Committee convened an expert panel for a discussion of the past, present and possible futures of marijuana law in New York City.< Continue reading

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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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