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NYSBA supports recorded interrogations

New York State Bar Association President David M. Schraver on Tuesday commended Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his efforts in support of the recording of custodial interrogations, a long-standing legislative priority of the association. The governor Monday announced an additional $1 ...

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NYSBA names new committee chairs

State Bar Association President David M. Schraver of Rochester (Nixon Peabody) has appointed nine 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 legislation and ...

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Downstate school wins NYSBA’s mock trial

In competition before a packed federal courtroom in Albany recently, students from William Floyd High School in Suffolk County edged out the team from Mount Academy High School in Ulster County, to capture the 2012-13 New York State High School ...

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On the Town: Schnittman recognized for pro bono work

Michael S. Schnittman, center, receives the New York Bar Association President’s Pro Bono Service Award in the 7th Judicial District Individual Category. Schnittman was unable to travel to Albany on Law Day to receive the award. David M. Schraver, right, incoming president of the NYSBA, presented the award to him on May 7 in the Nixon board room at the Telesca Center for Justice. Joining Schnittman is his wife, Suzanne.

Michael S. Schnittman, a retired Rochester attorney who won a pro bono award on Law Day, was unable to travel to Albany for the ceremony, so the award was brought to him. New York State Bar Association President-elect David M. ...

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NYSBA sponsors Law Week CLEs

International legal experts, joined by representatives of government, academia and the judiciary, will participate in Global Law Week from May 14 to 17 in New York City. Sponsored by the International Section of the New York State Bar Association, the ...

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LawHelp NY receives state bar award

LawHelp NY has been honored with the 2013 Angelo T. Cometa Award, given by the Committee on Lawyer Referral Service of the New York State Bar Association. State Bar President Seymour W. James Jr. presented the award to Leah Margulies, ...

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NYSBA Annual Meeting notes for 1.25.13

News from the New York State Bar Association’s 136th annual meeting in New York City House of Delegates NYSBA tackles many important issues The state bar is recommending more judges, additional funding and improved representation for Family Court; restrictions on ...

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State bar’s annual meeting opens Monday

The New York State Bar Association’s 136th annual meeting will feature panels on assisting veterans, boosting voter turnout, the Defense of Marriage Act, cyberbullying, legal ethics and social media, and protecting the images of celebrities after their deaths. More than ...

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NYSBA rates COA candidates

Six of seven candidates being considered for an upcoming associate judge vacancy on the state Court of Appeals are rated “well qualified” by the New York State Bar Association. President Seymour W. James Jr. sent the list in a letter ...

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NYSBA urges state to pass judiciary budget

The New York State Bar Association is urging state lawmakers to approve the judiciary’s $2.4 billion request in its entirety so the court system can maintain its basic operations. In a statement issued Friday, President Seymour W. James Jr. pointed ...

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NYSBA appeals for sequestration action

The New York State Bar Association and 15 local bar associations are urging the state’s congressional delegation to protect the public’s access to justice as the federal government faces the threat of sequestration. In a joint letter, state bar President ...

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NYSBA receives $17,500 settlement

The New York Bar Foundation has been awarded $17,500 in leftover proceeds from a class-action lawsuit to distribute to law-related charities around the state. Judge P. Kevin Castel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ...

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