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New York City Bar Association Releases Report on World Drug Problem

As the United Nations General Assembly convenes a special session on the world drug problem (UNGASS 2016), the New York City Bar Association released a report today with recommendations on how to solve it.
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Other Bars and Us – by Debra L. Raskin

As I approve the nominations of new members to serve on the City Bar’s delegation to the State Bar’s House of Delegates, and our Senior Policy Counsel, Maria Cilenti, prepares to travel to D.C. as part of ABA Lobby Day, I thought this would be a good time to talk about these inter-bar relationships and why they are important.
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to speak at the City Bar Thursday

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will speak at the City Bar on April 14th on the role of the UN and the legal community in helping to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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The 2016 Norman Redlich Capital Defense Distinguished Service and Pro Bono Awards

The New York City Bar Association's Capital Punishment Committee is pleased to announce that it will present the 2016 Norman Redlich Capital Defense Distinguished Service and Pro Bono Awards at its annual Capital Defense Training Program to those who have shown excellence in the representation of death-row inmates or in advocating for the abolition of the death penalty.
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New Study Finds Right to Counsel in Eviction Cases Would Save Money for NYC

A study done on behalf of the New York City Bar Association’s Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee finds that, contrary to analyses by the City’s Independent Budget Office (IBO) and City Council’s Finance Department, providing free legal counsel to low-income tenants facing eviction would actually save the city hundreds of millions of dollars.
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Amicus Briefs in Child Custody Cases

Represented by a pro bono team at Latham & Watkins, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Committee (Anna Pohl, Chair) and the Council on Children (Jane Golden, Chair), along with several co-amici, filed a brief in two cases pending before the Court of Appeals: In the Matter of Brooke S.B. and In the Matter of Estrellita A.
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