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NYSBA calls for arbitration center

To maintain its position as one of the world’s major centers for international legal matters, New York should establish a permanent center for international arbitration, as well as a council of international law firms to promote and advance New York law, recommends a report released Tuesday ...

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Summer law intern program victim of cuts

Funding is not available this year for the LawPrep Summer Internship Program, so program coordinator Jack Hurley is hoping his colleagues in the legal profession will fill the gap. Instead of just sponsoring interns this year, he would like law employers to pay the interns’ salaries, which were previously funded with grants.

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Hetherington takes helm as new MCBA president

Bryan D. Hetherington has spent most of his life helping others, especially the down trodden — those who are often overlooked. That will not change when he becomes president of the Monroe County Bar Association on July 1, taking over for outgoing president Susan Schultz Laluk.

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ABA takes first step to improve law school data

New law school graduates prospects for meaningful employment as an attorney are decidedly bleak, and beginning in February, law schools won’t be able to put such a rosy spin on it for prospective students. As representatives of local hiring agencies point out, many area firms have hiring freezes ...

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NYSBA: Maintain education standards

The New York State Bar Association is concerned a national focus on literacy and math may lead to a drop in standards for civics education. President Vincent E. Doyle III on Wednesday called on state education officials to continue ...

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Rochester attorneys to lead NYSBA sections

Two Rochester attorneys will chair sections of the New York State Bar Association. Heather C.M. Rogers, a partner at Davidson Fink LLP, is the new chair of the 4,487-member Real Property Law Section, and David H. Tennant ...

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Buffalo attorney becomes NYSBA’s 114th president

Vincent E. Doyle III, new president of the New York State Bar Association, wants to improve access to the justice system for everyone regardless of their ability to pay. He has even picked “Justice For All” as the theme of his one-year term, which began Wednesday when he was also toasted ...

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7 chief justices to attend NH forum on budget woes

CONCORD, N.H. — The chief justices of seven northeast states are convening in New Hampshire to compare budget woes and hear from litigants who have suffered from cuts to the courts.

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ABA honoring veterans

The American Bar Association has launched a new website to provide service members and military families with resources on legal issues and obtaining law-related assistance for the problems they face every day.

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