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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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Last month, City Bar President Carey R. Dunne testified at hearings on civil legal services convened by Hon. Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York. The transcripts have now been posted on the NYCourts.gov website.< Continue reading

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Dozens of New York City Bar Association committees each year prepare reports on legislation or comment letters on pending regulations on the city, state and national level.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Chorus is celebrating its 20th year of serving the community, and will mark that milestone with a gala performance at the City Bar on November 15th.< Continue reading

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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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Beginning with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992, the nations of the world agreed to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in order to slow, and ultimately reverse, global warming. Despite these promises, global warming has continued to accelerate, with likely severe consequences for coastal cities, potable water sources, marine life, agriculture, forests and many island states.< Continue reading

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Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech to the American Bar Association last week was welcome, and long overdue. He noted that the United States is the world’s leading jailer. We have five percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of the world’s incarcerated population.< Continue reading

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