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Karena Rahall, a law professor and former public defender, has been named Executive Director of the Court Square Law Project (CSLP), a unique, mission-driven, for-profit law firm formed by the New York City Bar Association and City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law to address the persistent justice gap in America and the employment difficulties affecting new lawyers.< Continue reading

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You have been much on our minds at the New York City Bar Association. In recent years, we have offered increased opportunities for you to network, develop your career, position yourself to land a job, hone your skills, participate in committee work, and enjoy yourself with new colleagues and friends.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association, the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law, and the New York City “BigLaw” community have forged a unique partnership to address the persistent justice gap in America and the professional crisis that continues to affect new lawyers.< Continue reading

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Having recently reached the midpoint of my two-year tenure as president of the New York City Bar Association, I invite you to look back with me on the remarkable work that has gone on here over the past twelve months.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has written to the American Bar Association urging that the prohibition on law schools giving academic credit to students who work for private employers be eliminated, primarily because “it greatly restricts the number of opportunities for experiential learning, prevents the student from being paid for valuable work and lacks justification.” < Continue reading

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This is the time of year when we invite our members to apply to serve on one of our 150 committees. It’s through the work of our committees that the New York City Bar Association makes its voice heard through reports and statements, and is able to produce hundreds of events per year.< 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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Providing support to the legal profession has always been one of the primary missions of the New York City Bar Association, and rarely has the profession been in such need of support. If you’re a recent law school graduate, you know the situation all too well, because while law student debt is rising, only one out of two of you are expected to find a full-time job requiring bar passage.< Continue reading

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