Legislative Affairs


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What's New

  • September 23, 2014 -- Governor Cuomo signed legislation into law that will amend the Civil Practice Law and Rules to allow a non-party deponent's counsel to participate and make objections on behalf of his or her client in an examination before trial in the same manner as counsel for a party. This bill was supported by the State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee.  Read their support memo here

  • September 22, 2014 -- City Bar President testifies at Chief Judge's hearing on access to civil legal services.

  • August 28, 2014 -- Mayor de Blasio signed legislation requiring the Department of Correction, in coordination with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, to post a quarterly report on its website regarding punitive segregation, restricted housing and clinical alternative to punitive segregation housing statistics for city jails.  The City Bar supported this legislation in a letter from President Debra Raskin.

  • August 11, 2014 -- "Connecting Sexual Violence with the Need for Comprehensive Sex Education" - Op Ed by the Sex and Law Committee

  • July 10, 2014 -- Mayor de Blasio signed legislation creating a municipal ID program for New York City.  This measure was supported by the Immigration & Nationality Law Committee.

  • June 26, 2014 -- Governor Cuomo signed legislation increasing the number of Family Court judges in New York. Read about our advocacy on this issue here.

  • June 20, 2014 -- Statement of City Bar President Debra L. Raskin on Legislation Increasing the Number of Family Court Judges in New York State

  • June 5, 2014 -- The NYS Department of Health and Governor Cuomo announced a change to the state's policy for changing ones geneder designation on a birth certificate as it relates to transgender New Yorkers.  The City Bar's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Committee supported this change.

  • May 22, 2014 -- Statement of City Bar President Debra L. Raskin on Proposed Changes to NYC's Human Resources Administration Policies