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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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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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The NYC Bar Association’s Committee for Legal Services for Persons of Moderate Means, in conjunction with the City Bar Justice Center, is seeking volunteer attorneys to staff the Monday Night Law clinic, which begins its 23rd year in September.< Continue reading

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It will come as news to no one that being a member of the legal profession is not the secure vocation it used to be. While those in previous generations had a reasonable expectation of working for years, if not their whole careers, at the same firm, today such a scenario is more the exception than the rule.< Continue reading

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If New York City Bar Association members are good in a crisis, it’s unfortunately because they’ve had a lot of experience. In the aftermath of 9/11, the mayor announced that the City Bar would have pro bono lawyers ready for victims and their families.< Continue reading

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Leaders of New York City bar associations and legal services organizations met today to collaborate on providing free legal services to Hurricane Sandy victims. The groups will collaborate on three important areas< Continue reading

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One of the darkest aspects of globalization has to be the proliferation of human trafficking. The U.S. State Department estimates that twenty-seven million people are victims of human trafficking worldwide, with one hundred thousand of them in the United States.< Continue reading

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In testimony today at Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s Hearing on Civil Legal Services, New York City Bar President Samuel W. Seymour called for increased and steady funding to close the “justice gap” for low-income New Yorkers. <
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