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The New York City Bar Association’s Executive Committee has conveyed to Andy Barovick its dismay at his careless use of offensive and inflammatory language in a recent tweet regarding Sheriff Christopher Moss. While noting the tweet was written in his private capacity, we stressed that such language in no way reflects our core values and runs counter to the City Bar’s continuing efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and in society as a whole. We trust … Continue reading

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[For English version of this press release, click here.] Reporte del Colegio de Abogados de Nueva York sobre la Segunda Delegación a Guatemala tras el juicio por genocidio. Nueva York, 6 de Octubre de 2014 – El Colegio de Abogados de Nueva York ha emitido un reporte sobre la segunda delegación de abogados que viajaron a  Guatemala con el objetivo de realizar una evaluación de los avances en materia legal a partir de las repercusiones que tuvo el proceso penal … Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association presented its Norman Redlich Capital Defense Distinguished Service and Pro Bono Awards on July 14th. James S. Liebman, a litigator and scholar who has worked to abolish the death penalty and to prevent the execution of numerous prisoners sentenced to death, received the Distinguished Service Award, and Kaye Scholer LLP, which has advocated for death-row inmates since the early 1990s, received the Pro Bono Award. Representing Kaye Scholer was Lori B. Leskin.

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The New York City Bar Association’s Capital Punishment Committee has honored Eleanor Jackson Piel with its Norman Redlich Capital Defense Lifetime Achievement Award, and James W. B. Benkard with its Norman Redlich Capital Defense Pro Bono Award. In a ceremony at the City Bar on July 15, 2013, Piel was honored for her career, principally in solo practice, as a civil rights, criminal defense and capital defense attorney. She was the first chair of what is now known as the … Continue reading

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On Monday, the City Bar’s Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice presented its Access to Justice Awards to former City Bar President Michael A. Cooper and Fundación Pro Bono of Chile. I had the pleasure of presenting the award to Mike, who has been a mentor and friend from the time I was a junior associate at Sullivan & Cromwell. The day after that, I was proud to represent the City Bar and the City Bar Justice Center by testifying at Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s Hearing on Civil Legal Services at the First Department. Continue reading

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