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The New York City Bar Association has released its 2014 State Legislative Agenda. This agenda represents only a portion of the dozens of positions generated by our committees over the course of each legislative session.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has released its Legislative Program for 2013, a compilation of New York State legislative issues that have been addressed by many of its committees.< Continue reading

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We applaud Governor Cuomo for supporting the Judiciary Budget.< Continue reading

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New York City Bar Association President Carey R. Dunne testified today at Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s hearing on civil legal services for low-income New Yorkers, at the Appellate Division, First Department, in Manhattan.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association was established in 1870 to press for improvements in our justice system, and since then it has been dedicated to ensuring that we have a justice system that is accessible to all. In no instance is the effectiveness and integrity of our system more important than in criminal matters, where the stakes are so high for individuals and communities. < Continue reading

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The City Bar is now accepting nominations for the Twenty-third Annual Legal Services Awards. The award is designed to recognize the efforts of lawyers and non-lawyers who have, for an extended period during their career, devoted themselves to the provision of free civil legal services on a full-time basis to indigent persons.< Continue reading

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Alexander Papachristou has joined the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice as Executive Director. Papachristou previously was president of the Near East Foundation and an investment manager and attorney practicing in Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. < Continue reading

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The 2012-13 Judiciary Budget is a reasonable, practical document, responsive to the State’s current fiscal pressures while addressing the need to provide meaningful access to the courts and to ameliorate some of the harmful effects of last year’s budget cuts. < Continue reading

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