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The Legal Marathon Ahead (New York Law Journal)

New York Law Journal, April 24, 2020

The Legal Marathon Ahead

By Roger Juan Maldonado (outgoing City Bar President) and Sheila S. Boston (incoming City Bar President)

The New York City Bar Association was here during the 1918 flu pandemic. It was here during the Great Depression. And it’s here, now, in the midst of what could turn out to be some horrifying combination of the two. As the City Bar marks its 150th anniversary, and we reflect on our origin in the aftermath of another crisis for the country, the Civil War, what hasn’t changed is our mission of working in the public interest to reform the law, uphold the rule of law and increase access to—and the fair administration of—justice. At this time, we feel it is our duty to ask the legal profession at large to reflect on what this moment means and what an appropriate response looks like.

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