Tag Archives: Debra L. Raskin

As you read this column, the City Bar’s Executive Committee is reviewing the candidates for the upcoming vacancy on the New York Court of Appeals caused by the mandatory age retirement of Judge Robert Smith. We will be conveying our views on the candidates to the Governor later in the week.< Continue reading

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As I walked around and chatted with attendees at the New York City Bar Association’s annual Small Law Firm Management Symposium last Thursday, I was reminded of something. For all the recent talk about the increasing difficulty of taking the Big Law career path, and about how some law school graduates are forced to hang out their own shingles, a lot of lawyers go the solo or small-firm route by choice.< Continue reading

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I recently had the opportunity to accompany Lisa Pearlstein, who leads the City Bar Justice Center’s Legal Clinic for the Homeless, her colleague Fiorella Herrera, and two pro bono volunteers on a visit to the Justice Center’s monthly legal clinic at the Children’s Rescue Fund House East, a homeless shelter for families.< Continue reading

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Yesterday, the City Bar sent a letter, signed by President Debra L. Raskin, to the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Leung Chun-ying, expressing “grave concern regarding the treatment of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.”< Continue reading

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Earlier today, New York City Bar President Debra L. Raskin testified before New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s hearing on Access to Civil Legal Services.< Continue reading

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At the New York City Bar Association, we consider one of our strengths to be the close collaboration between our committees, which have long worked to reform the law and improve public policy, and the City Bar Justice Center, which provides pro bono legal services to those who can’t afford a lawyer.< Continue reading

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The City Bar strongly supports the Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act, which would provide counsel to unaccompanied children and the mentally disabled in deportation proceedings.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association applauds the Legislature for passing a bill that, with the Governor’s signature, will increase the number of Family Court judges throughout New York State.< Continue reading

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