Category Archives: New York City Bar Association

The New York City Bar Association has sent a letter to U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid, the Senate’s Majority Leader and Minority Leader respectively, opposing recent congressional proposals to halt or delay U.S. resettlement of refugees from Iraq or Syria.< Continue reading

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The New York City Council has introduced proposed resolution Res. 0551, which would recognize “Meatless Monday,” a national and international campaign that encourages people to enjoy meat-free meals on Mondays to improve their health and to promote animal welfare, wildlife protection and environmental and agricultural sustainability.< Continue reading

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With another Election Day behind us, we are thoroughly unsurprised at reports of abysmal voter turnout. As we head toward primary season for the 2016 elections, now seems a good time to reflect on why this is and to review an issue of great importance to the New York City Bar Association: election law reform.< Continue reading

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As we pause this Veterans Day to honor the service and sacrifice of both active duty and retired service members and their families, we would like to take this opportunity to talk about what we can do as lawyers to support them. Here at the City Bar, those efforts are led by our Military Affairs and Justice Committee and the City Bar Justice Center’s Veterans Assistance Project.< 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 Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, to fill the vacancy created by the mandatory-age retirement of Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman.< Continue reading

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On October 21st, I attended a meeting at UN Headquarters in New York entitled, the “Sixth Civil Society Hearing in preparation for the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs.” < Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association’s Judiciary Committee has evaluated candidates running in the November 3rd general election for Supreme Court, Civil Court and District Attorney in Bronx, Kings, New York, and Queens Counties.< Continue reading

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John S. Kiernan has been nominated as President of the New York City Bar Association. If elected, Kiernan will succeed Debra L. Raskin as the 67th president in the Association’s 145-year history.< Continue reading

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