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I am truly excited as I begin working on your behalf as Executive Director of the City Bar. As a member of the Association for 17 years, like many of you I have attended events at the City Bar that interested me, taken CLE courses to improve my knowledge and skills, participated in committee work to address important issues, performed pro bono service and met other City Bar members to develop my professional network while making close friends along the way.< 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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The New York City Bar Association has named four legal services attorneys and one non-attorney as recipients of the Twenty-third Annual Legal Services Awards, which give recognition to attorneys and non-attorneys who provide outstanding civil legal assistance to New York’s poor.< Continue reading

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The City Bar is now accepting nominations for the Twenty-third Annual Legal Services Awards. The award is designed to recognize the efforts of lawyers and non-lawyers who have, for an extended period during their career, devoted themselves to the provision of free civil legal services on a full-time basis to indigent persons.< 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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Jay Holtmeier, a partner at WilmerHale, has been elected as Chair of the City Bar Fund, overseeing the City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association. < Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has named four legal services attorneys and one non-attorney as recipients of the Twenty-second Annual Legal Services Awards, which recognize attorneys and non-attorneys who provide outstanding civil legal assistance to New York’s poor. The Awards will be presented on Wednesday, May 25th at 4 p.m. <
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On April 13, the City Bar Justice Center’s 6th Annual Gala will honor Barclays PLC and Linklaters LLP for exemplary leadership in their global pro bono programs, community projects and public service activities. < Continue reading

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