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State Bar Association expands pro bono network

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The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is expanding its pro bono network of volunteer attorneys to help veterans gain access to more than 50 state benefits through a new law that took effect on Wednesday (Veterans Day). The Restoration ...

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NYSBA publishes book on ‘virtual lawyering’

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The New York State Bar Association has published a new guide to “virtual lawyering.” The new guide was created to help attorneys adjust to changes necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 341-page book, titled Virtual Lawyering: A Practical Guide, includes ...

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NYSBA planning for return to the office

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The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is working with law firms on recommendations on how to bring lawyers and staff back to their offices when Gov. Andrew Cuomo eases stay-at-home restrictions. The bar association has appointed a work group ...

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Legal Loop: NYSBA issues updated social media guidelines for lawyers

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I’ve always believed that social media use by lawyers should be treated no differently than any other type of communication by lawyers. After all, online interactions are simply an extension of offline interactions, and the medium doesn’t change the message. ...

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Public defender to be honored by state Bar Association

When Tim Donaher succeeded Edward Nowak as Monroe County public defender in 2007, he took over an organization that had earned a reputation for quality representation despite a lack of resources. Nowak was a tough act to follow, so simply ...

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Advice for employers, employees about social media

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As an employer, what avenues of social media can be used to learn about job applicants? Is an employee’s online comment (made on personal time from his home computer) about an employer protected under the National Labor Relations Act? How ...

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NYSBA honored by ABA for promoting diversity

The New York State Bar Association has been selected as the winner of a 2015 American Bar Association Partnership Award for promoting diversity in the legal profession. The state bar’s Youth Law Day program, sponsored by the Committee on Diversity ...

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Miranda making tracks as NYSBA president

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Law school students and young attorneys are at the center of an initiative by David P. Miranda to get them more involved in the New York State Bar Association. On June 1, the day Miranda assumed the association’s presidency, free ...

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NYSBA recognizes Monroe defender for appellate work

State Court of Appeals Judge Eugene F. Pigott Jr., right, presents the Outstanding Appellate Practitioner Award to Monroe County Assistant Public Defender Janet Somes at the spring meeting of the New York State Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section at the Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs. Credit:  Sherry Levin Wallach, Wallach & Rendo LLP

The irony of an attorney winning an award for arguing appeals, something she never wanted to do, is not lost on Janet Somes, an assistant public defender in the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office whose work has been getting a ...

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NYSBA changes leadership

David P. Miranda, a partner at the Albany intellectual property law firm of Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti, is the 118th president of the New York State Bar Association, as of Monday. Miranda succeeds Glenn Lau-Kee of New York City ...

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NYSBA rates COA candidates for governor

New York State Bar Association President Glenn Lau-Kee has sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo with the association’s ratings for the seven candidates under consideration for associate judge of the state Court of Appeals. The governor must designate his ...

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NYSBA announces award winners

For dedication in helping low-income New Yorkers gain access to quality legal services, three attorneys and a nonprofit organization have been honored with the Denison Ray Awards, given by the Committee on Legal Aid of the New York State Bar ...

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