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The New York City Bar Association applauds Chief Judge Lippman’s initiative to establish a Pro Bono Scholars program, permitting students to take the New York State bar exam during their third year of law school and gain accelerated admission to the Bar, as long as they use the latter half of that third year to provide full-time legal services to the poor.< 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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The City Bar has wrapped up an active State legislative session, during which our committees issued or reissued 85 reports proposing new legislation and commenting on pending legislation or proposed agency rules.< Continue reading

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On March 29th, Governor Cuomo signed the 2013-2014 New York State budget. Since the State’s annual budget goes beyond making appropriations and effectuates substantive changes in the law, the City Bar committees will sometimes comment on budget provisions that are relevant to their work.< Continue reading

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As New York State begins its 2013 legislative session, we have only the briefest of moments to reflect on 2012, a session which yielded two new state laws courtesy of City Bar proposals.< 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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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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