Category Archives: New York City Bar Association

The New York City Bar Association, the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law, and the New York City “BigLaw” community have forged a unique partnership to address the persistent justice gap in America and the professional crisis that continues to affect new lawyers.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association presented testimony today before the New York Ethics Review Commission and offered a series of recommendations that could be taken immediately to strengthen the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE).< Continue reading

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New York City Bar Association President Debra L. Raskin has convened a Task Force on the New York State Constitutional Convention and has asked its members to undertake an analysis similar to the one done by the City Bar 20 years ago.< Continue reading

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When a hurricane, warehouse fire, terrorist attack, or other disaster destroys client files, attorneys face the difficult question of how to communicate the loss to clients. Until recently, most ethics guidance on this topic focused on what lawyers can do ahead of time to reduce the risk of loss.< Continue reading

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Despite growing support for diversity and inclusion goals and some noteworthy progress over the past year, New York City law firms continue to experience high rates of attrition among minority and women attorneys, concludes the New York City Bar Association’s 2014 Diversity Benchmarking Report.< Continue reading

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New York City Bar Association President Debra L. Raskin testified today at New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s Hearing on Civil Legal Services.< Continue reading

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Citing a “critical juncture” and a “historic opportunity” to achieve change, the New York City Bar Association has announced the formation of a Mass Incarceration Task Force.< Continue reading

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Three women were awarded $6.2 million on Tuesday in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit in Bronx County Supreme Court. The women were represented by Scott A. Lucas and Steven M. Sack, two attorneys retained through the New York City Bar Legal Referral Service (LRS), a program that refers screened and qualified lawyers to the public.< Continue reading

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