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NYSBA webcast to help storm victims

The New York State Bar Association is hosting a statewide webcast Thursday on “Providing Legal Assistance to Persons Affected by Superstorm Sandy.” The webcast will be streamed live between 4 and 7 p.m. from the association’s Albany headquarters. The video ...

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Lawyers offer free advice to storm victims

ALBANY — The New York State Bar Association says volunteer lawyers are offering up to 30 minutes of free advice to victims of Superstorm Sandy with legal problems. Association President Seymour James Jr. says they know the need will be ...

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Storm leads to NYSBA program postponements

As a result of Hurricane Sandy and continuing travel restrictions, the New York State Bar Association has postponed a number of programs. The quarterly meeting of the House of Delegates, the association’s governing body, was scheduled for Saturday in Albany. ...

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NYSBA offers loans for lawyers

Government and public interest lawyers burdened with large student loan debt can apply to the New York State Bar Association for grants to help repay those loans. To be eligible for grants from the Steven C. Krane Special Committee on ...

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NYSBA conference on school bullying

Teachers and school administrators from across the state will gather in Lake George this week to discuss how to protect public school students from bullying and other forms of abuse. “A Focus on Dignity for All Students: Where We Came ...

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Rochester attorney gets Denison Ray Award

Michael Hanley, senior staff attorney with the Empire Justice Center, received a Denison Ray Award from the Department of Pro Bono Affairs of the New York State Bar Association. Hanley, who has practiced civil rights and housing law since 1975, ...

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NYSBA announces new committee chairs

State Bar Association President Seymour W. James Jr. has appointed 10 attorneys as chairs and co-chairs of committees within the association. The standing and special committees of the state bar sponsor conferences, seminars, monitor legislation and conduct research studies. Each ...

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NYSBA recommends new rules for federal litigation

Responding to burgeoning costs and delays in federal litigation — largely attributed to expanded discovery — the New York State Bar Association is recommending rule changes and new guidelines to ease the burden on the federal court system, as well ...

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NYSBA report calls for immigration reforms

The New York State Bar Association on Tuesday issued a report spotlighting a crisis in the quality and availability of legal representation of immigrants in New York. The report of the Special Committee on Immigration Representation also makes recommendations for ...

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ABA honoring NYSBA President James

New York State Bar Association President Seymour W. James Jr. will receive the American Bar Association’s prestigious 2012 Dorsey Award in recognition of his long career of service providing legal assistance to the poor and disadvantaged. The Dorsey Award is ...

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Regional attorneys on NYSBA exec committee

T. Andrew Brown of Rochester and Sharon Stern Gerstman of Buffalo are among six attorneys recently elected to the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association.   The 27-member Executive Committee oversees the management and administration of the ...

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