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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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The New York City Bar Association welcomes the issuance of a report that affirms the City Bar’s longstanding support for appointed counsel in immigration removal proceedings. The report finds that a national immigration federal public defender system’s benefits could offset the federal government’s costs, through detention, foster care and transportation savings, even without quantifying other likely fiscal, social and administrative benefits.< Continue reading

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The City Bar hosted New York City’s new Public Advocate, Letitia James, for a breakfast with City Bar committee members today. The event, attended by representatives of many of the City Bar’s 61 committees that do policy work at the City level, provided an opportunity for members to hear directly from the Public Advocate about her policy agenda.< Continue reading

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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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The New York City Bar Association fully supports the new Pro Bono Requirement for Bar Admission that was announced yesterday.< Continue reading

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