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The shocking and unacceptable treatment of Chen Guangcheng, a well-known legal advocate, and his family by Chinese authorities reflects the broader problem of harassment of dozens of lawyers in China who represent unpopular clients and causes disfavored by the government.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association was established in 1870 to press for improvements in our justice system, and since then it has been dedicated to ensuring that we have a justice system that is accessible to all. In no instance is the effectiveness and integrity of our system more important than in criminal matters, where the stakes are so high for individuals and communities. < Continue reading

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We are delighted to hear that New York Law School has chosen Anthony Crowell as Dean and President.< Continue reading

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Last year, the City Bar supported the bill known as the “All Crimes DNA Bill,” which would extend DNA collection to all persons convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony in New York State. The Governor has included this approach in the Executive Budget. < Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder requesting information and clarification on the government’s position on the law governing targeted killings. < Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association applauds Governor Cuomo and the Legislature on the historic passage of legislation that will bring full marriage equality to New York. < Continue reading

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At a press conference organized by the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association, leaders of New York bar associations today urged the state Legislature to bring an end to legal discrimination against same-sex couples who wish to marry in New York. < Continue reading

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Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced yesterday a new court rule that would permit out-of-state lawyers to provide in-house legal services to their employer even if not admitted to practice in New York, so long as they comply with the registration requirements and abide by New York’s ethics rules. < Continue reading

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