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Thomson Reuters, February 6, 2012

City Bar Sets Out Legislative Priorities for 2012

The New York City Bar Association will focus in 2012 on increasing access to the legal system for the poor, adding judges to family and civil courts and consolidating state trial courts, the group said in a wide-ranging report released Monday. The 53-page report is a compilation of the association’s views on a host of issues currently before the state legislature, some of which impact attorneys and the court system directly, and others that do not. Like its statewide counterpart, the New York State Bar Association, the NYCBA is calling on the legislature to pass the Office of Court Administration’s proposed $2.5 billion budget in full.

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