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Phillips Lytle partner to address NYSBA

Mark J. Moretti, a partner with Phillips Lytle LLP, will speak at a New York State Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section Diversity Committee seminar on Sept. 23 at Syracuse University College of Law. Moretti will participate in a program titled ...

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NYSBA announces new committee chairs

New York State Bar Association President Glenn Lau-Kee of Manhattan (Kee & Lau-Kee) has appointed 17 attorneys as chairs and co-chairs of committees within the association. The standing and special committees of the state bar sponsor conferences and seminars, monitor ...

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NYSBA announces new committee members

Eleven attorneys have been elected to the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association. The 30-member committee oversees the management and administration of the state bar within policies determined by its governing body, the House of Delegates. New ...

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New state bar president takes the helm

Glenn Lau-Kee

Incoming New York State Bar Association President Glenn Lau-Kee said he intends to carry on many of the priorities started by outgoing President David M. Schraver. Schraver, who is partner at Nixon Peabody in Rochester, got the discussion started on ...

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NYSBA president’s pro bono awards given

Law students who helped hundreds of veterans with their legal matters and a law firm that donated nearly 22,000 hours of pro bono services are among the 18 winners of the New York State Bar Association’s 2014 President’s Pro Bono ...

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NYSBA mourns former president

The New York State Bar Association extended its sympathy to the family and friends of Angelo T. Cometa, who served as the organization’s president between 1990 and 1991. He died April 16 near Baltimore. “Angelo Cometa made an indelible impact ...

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NYSBA attorneys compete for foosball cup

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As the NCAA tournament winds down, New York state lawyers have gone retro, turning to foosball and pinball. About 50 signed up for the first New York State Bar Association foosball and pinball tournament, hosted Wednesday by association President David ...

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NYSBA coming to Rochester

David M. Schraver

The New York State Bar Association’s House of Delegates, its policymaking body, is moving its spring meeting this week from Albany to Rochester. “I’m looking forward to having the delegates join me in Rochester,” said President David M. Schraver of ...

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NYSBA calls for civics education to be a priority

Judith S. Kaye, retired chief judge of the state Court of Appeals, talks about the importance of restoring civics education at the New York State Bar Association’s House of Delegates meeting in New York City on Friday. Steve Hart, Happening Photos

The state is failing to provide a constitutionally guaranteed civics education to its students, according to a new report by the New York State Bar Association, which calls for action by educators, lawmakers and the legal profession.

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Adapting legal education to a changing profession

New York State Bar Association President David M. Schraver opens the association’s Presidential Summit last week, the centerpiece of its annual meeting in Manhattan. Steve Hart, Happening Photos

Reducing costs, increasing diversity, meeting the needs of civil legal services and turning out more practice-ready lawyers are just a few of the ways the legal education system will need to change to meet the evolving challenges in the profession. ...

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