Category Archives: New York City Bar Association

Many of us involved with the City Bar’s Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) and Lawyer Assistance Committee had the great honor of knowing Judge Judith S. Kaye as an advocate, supporter and friend. I first met then-Chief Judge Kaye in Cooperstown in May of 1999 at a Lawyers Retreat, where she participated in a program sponsored by the New York State Bar LAP. That evening, many of the retreat participants planned to attend an AA meeting, and the Judge asked if … Continue reading

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As part of his 2016 policy agenda released yesterday alongside his State of the State address, Governor Cuomo called for the creation of an expert, non-partisan constitutional convention preparatory commission.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has endorsed a proposal put forth by the ABA’s Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar to allow law students to receive academic credit for participating in an internship, whether or not the students receive compensation.< Continue reading

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The City Bar, through its Sex & Law, Domestic Violence, Civil Rights, LGBT Rights and Women in the Legal Profession Committees, filed an amicus brief in support of petitioners in Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, an abortion case currently pending before the United States Supreme Court.< Continue reading

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It’s perhaps a tribute to the person Judith S. Kaye was that, like a lot of people today, we at the New York City Bar Association feel that we have lost one of our own: a close friend, colleague, mentor and inspiration.< 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 retirement of Judge Susan Phillips Read.< Continue reading

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Do what “stirs your soul,” Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman recently advised a room full of new lawyers, and some seasoned ones, too. He was reflecting on his career in a talk at the New York City Bar Association just weeks before his mandatory retirement on December 31st due to age requirements (based on an outmoded rule established in 1869, but let’s not digress).< Continue reading

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Karena Rahall, a law professor and former public defender, has been named Executive Director of the Court Square Law Project (CSLP), a unique, mission-driven, for-profit law firm formed by the New York City Bar Association and City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law to address the persistent justice gap in America and the employment difficulties affecting new lawyers.< Continue reading

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