Category Archives: New York City Bar Association

The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics has issued an opinion stating that New York lawyers must consider a wide range of ethical issues before entering into business relationships with non-legal organizations.< Continue reading

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Looking ahead to the 2014 State of the State message, the New York City Bar Association urges Governor Cuomo to put first and foremost a strong package of reforms in government ethics.< Continue reading

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Today the New York City Bar Association presented testimony to the New York State Assembly’s Standing Committee on Health in support of a pending bill that would authorize and regulate the sale of medical marijuana in New York State.< Continue reading

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Statement by Citizens Union, the Fund for Modern Courts and the New York City Bar Association:

As Mayor Michael Bloomberg today swears in his last group of judges for New York City’s courts, we applaud him for following the practice, originally adopted as an Executive Order by Mayor Ed Koch, of having an independent committee on the judiciary select a limited number of highly qualified candidates from which the Mayor must choose in making his appointments.< Continue reading

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg is about to swear in the last group of judges that he will be appointing to New York City’s courts. As many of you know, the Mayor makes all appointments to the City’s Family Court and Criminal Court, and also appoints interim Civil Court Judges. Every judge now sitting in the Family and Criminal Court has been appointed or reappointed during Mayor Bloomberg’s tenure.< Continue reading

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Where recordings of interrogations “demonstrate promises, threats and tactics that offend notions of fundamental fairness,” confessions resulting from those interrogations must be excluded as evidence, according to an amicus brief filed by the New York City Bar Association in People v. Thomas.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association will host its ninth annual Thomas E. Dewey Medal Presentation Ceremony on December 12, 2013. The award is given every year to outstanding assistant district attorneys in each of the District Attorney’s offices within New York City and the Office of Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York. A reception will follow the ceremony.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association supports passage, without amendment, of sections 1031 and 1033 of S. 1197, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2014, as recently reported out by the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, on a bipartisan vote. Section 1031 clarifies and improves the procedures for transfer or release of Guantanamo Bay detainees to foreign countries. Section 1033 allows for the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to the United States for detention and trial.< Continue reading

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