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Buffalo collecting ‘Suits for Troops’

To benefit the Veterans One-Stop Center of Western New York, the Bar Association of Erie County and the Erie County Clerk’s Office are collecting suits and other professional apparel for local veterans. Donating gently used men’s or women’s suits and ...

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NYSBA International Section visits Vietnam

Vietnam has come a long way since initiating reforms in the mid-1980s and is happy to share the successes of its rapidly growing economy with foreign visitors. More than 100 members of the New York State Bar Association and their ...

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NYSBA pilot program will help vets

Recognizing the legal challenges often faced by military veterans, the New York State Bar Association has established a special panel of attorneys to provide free phone consultations and discounted legal services to veterans statewide. More than 155 attorneys from around ...

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NYSBA seeks changes to curb human trafficking

The New York State Bar Association today is calling on state legislators, the courts and advocacy groups to undertake specific measures to enhance the prosecution of human traffickers and focus more attention on the care and treatment for victims. “It ...

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NYSBA debates pro bono rule changes

A simple technical measure to update a comment on a rule change brought a lot of comments Saturday from New York State Bar Association members at the fall meeting of the House of Delegates. Many remarks were not on the ...

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NYSBA proposals to combat human trafficking OK’d

Proposals in a new report by the New York State Bar Association would give more tools to prosecutors to combat human trafficking and provide additional training and services to protect victims, particularly children. The 60-page report, prepared by the association’s ...

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Lawyers praise Guardianship Act

New York State Bar Association President David M. Schraver praised Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the state Legislature for enacting New York’s new Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act. With an increasingly mobile society, multi-state guardianship disputes are ...

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State bar to host global partnership meeting

The International Section of the New York State Bar Association will meet in Hanoi, Vietnam, this week to discuss partnership opportunities as Asia adopts a greater global presence in commerce, banking and legal affairs. Glenn G. Fox of New York ...

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Judicial candidates make their cases

Candidates for elected judicial offices spoke on issues dealing with the importance of belonging to legal groups and how they would promote professionalism among attorneys and the bench. The candidates who are seeking a judgeship for the first time also ...

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Bar associations present panel discussion

A panel discussion on attorney problems of alcoholism and depression will be offered by multiple bar associations Oct. 22 at the Wayne County Courthouse, 25 Church St., Lyons. The program, “Doing Nothing is Not an Option,” will include prevention and ...

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Bar leaders call for end to federal court cuts

A letter to members of congressional delegations in seven states, sent by those states’ bar association presidents, urges an end to devastating cuts to federal court funding. The signors, including New York State Bar Association President David M. Schraver of ...

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