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We are encouraged that Governor Cuomo has proposed substantial legislation to improve voter participation and election procedures; limit the influence of money in campaigns, including the establishment of a strong public financing system; and combat corruption by public officials.< Continue reading

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When we and our co-sponsors announced that we would host a forum for the New York City Mayoral candidates here at the City Bar on June 6th, the response was a great measure of our members’ engagement. The interest in the event was so overwhelming that it ‘sold out’ almost immediately. Similarly, when we released the City Bar’s 95-page “Policy Recommendations for New York City’s Next Mayor,” the report was downloaded nearly 2,000 times on the first day.< Continue reading

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“The Association is an extraordinarily complicated institution. Even a two-year term does not enable presidents to master its intricacies,” Michael Cooper said recently. Mike was president of the New York City Bar Association from 1998 to 2000, and I had reached out to him and some other former City Bar presidents for their thoughts on our outgoing Executive Director, Barbara Berger Opotowsky.< Continue reading

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Calling Guantanamo a “stain on our nation’s reputation” and “a serious threat to our national security,” the New York City Bar Association has written to President Barack Obama urging him to take Executive action to release or transfer the prison’s 86 detainees previously cleared for release and “to take concrete steps to restart the process toward closure of the Guantanamo Bay facility, including the eventual prosecution, transfer or release of the remaining individuals currently held there.” < Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association today released a report containing a wide range of policy recommendations for New York City’s next Mayor. The report comes one month before the City Bar will host a public forum, on June 6th, to which the Mayoral candidates have been invited.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has written to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in support of the expansion of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)’s mandate to monitor and report on human rights violations in the territory of Western Sahara occupied by Morocco and the Tindouf refugee camps governed by the Polisario.< Continue reading

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On May 5th, the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) will mark fourteen years of service to the legal community in New York City. LAP is a free, confidential counseling service for attorneys (including those who have been suspended and disbarred), judges, law students, and their family members struggling with alcohol or drug abuse as well as other addictions and mental health issues.< Continue reading

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By now, everyone who follows the news will have heard about the latest scandal to engulf the Albany legislature. As outlined in a federal complaint filed yesterday, a state senator allegedly attempted to bribe two top GOP officials so that he could run for Mayor on the Republican line even though he is a registered Democrat.< Continue reading

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