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New York City Bar: “Scrap Recommendation…”

In comments prepared by its Council on Judicial Administration, the New York City Bar also urged that the [State Council on Judicial Administration] scrap the recommendation that its members meet with governors to discuss outreach and recruitment efforts. In addition, the city bar asked that the commission delete a proposal that the nominating panel’s chair form a search committee comprised of some of its members to solicit recommendations from the legal community to enhance outreach. The city bar council, chaired by Jay G. Safer of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, contended that formation of the subcommittee could sow discontent on the commission as a whole and give the appearance that the chair has inordinate authority over the search and screening process.

The New York Law Journal
October 2 nd, 2009