Category Archives: New York City Bar Association

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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George D. Wolff will join the New York City Bar Association as Executive Director of the Legal Referral Service (LRS), succeeding Al Charne, who is retiring at the end of this month.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has called upon the Obama Administration to designate the Philippines for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, due to the destruction caused by the typhoon that struck that country on November 8th.< Continue reading

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Providing support to the legal profession has always been one of the primary missions of the New York City Bar Association, and rarely has the profession been in such need of support. If you’re a recent law school graduate, you know the situation all too well, because while law student debt is rising, only one out of two of you are expected to find a full-time job requiring bar passage.< Continue reading

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Following more than a year of analysis, the New York City Bar Association’s Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession today released a report recommending fundamental changes in education and career focus for new lawyers.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics has issued an opinion stating that, subject to certain conditions, it is permissible for a New York law firm to designate as “of counsel” a lawyer who is licensed to practice law in New York but resides and practices primarily in a foreign country. < Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has evaluated candidates running in the November 5th general election for Supreme Court, Surrogate’s Court, and Civil Court in Bronx, Kings, New York, and Queens Counties.< Continue reading

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Debra L. Raskin has been nominated as President of the New York City Bar Association. If elected, Raskin will succeed Carey R. Dunne as the 66th president in the Association’s 143-year history. The election will take place at the City Bar’s annual meeting on May 20, 2014. The City Bar also announced its Nominating Committee’s slate of officers and members of its Executive and Audit Committees.< Continue reading

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