Category Archives: New York City Bar Association

The New York City Bar Association has issued a report of its second delegation of lawyers to Guatemala to examine legal developments in the aftermath of the 2013 prosecution of former President Efrain Rios-Montt and the ongoing appointment of judges to the Guatemalan courts, and to assess whether the management of the judiciary corresponds with strengthening the rule of law in Guatemala.< Continue reading

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Earlier today, New York City Bar President Debra L. Raskin testified before New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s hearing on Access to Civil Legal Services.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has evaluated candidates recommended by the New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination for appointment as Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, to fill the vacancy created by the expiration of Judge Graffeo’s term. < Continue reading

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At the New York City Bar Association, we consider one of our strengths to be the close collaboration between our committees, which have long worked to reform the law and improve public policy, and the City Bar Justice Center, which provides pro bono legal services to those who can’t afford a lawyer.< Continue reading

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In a letter to the director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, the New York City Bar Association applauds the Commission’s initiative to improve the quality and usefulness of public company disclosure, and proposes, separate and apart from existing disclosure requirements, “a rule to cut through the rules.”< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has evaluated the candidates running in the September 9th Democratic Party primary elections for Civil Court in Kings County. The review was conducted by the Association’s Committee on the Judiciary.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics has issued an opinion (2014-03) stating that when a client has granted an attorney advance authorization to charge the client’s credit card for legal fees, but the client later disputes all or part of a particular bill, the attorney may not then charge the client’s credit card for the disputed portion of the bill.< Continue reading

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A post published today on the Huffington Post, by the chair of the City Bar’s Immigration & Nationality Law Committee, Lenni Benson, along with the two co-chairs of the Subcommittee on the Right to Counsel and Due Process for Migrants, Farrin R. Anello and Michael D. Cooper, addresses “the refugee crisis unfolding on our southern border.”< Continue reading

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