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    NYSBA Reports

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    • The Uniform Mediation Act and Mediation in New York (PDF)
      By the NYSBA Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution
      The NYSBA Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolutionhas written a report entitled, The Uniform Mediation Act and Mediation in New York. That report has been submitted to sections and committees within the Association, for comment, in anticipation that the NYSBA Executive Committee will consider the report at its meeting in January. Opinions expressed in the report are those of the Committee on ADR and do not represent those of the New York State Bar Association unless and until the report is adopted by the Executive Committee or the House of Delegates.

    • Lawyer Assistance Program 2001-2002 Annual Report (PDF) - November 2002
      by the NYSBA Lawyer Assistance Program, in conjunction with the Committee on Lawyer Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

    • 2001 Discipline Report (PDF)
      by the Committee on Professional Discipline
      Released in July, 2002.

    • Gender Equity in the Legal Profession: A Survey, Observations and Recommendations  (PDF)
      by the Committee on Women in the Law
      Presented to the House on June 22, 2002. The House unanimously approved the report, which made recommendations on gender equity in the legal profession based on the survey responses of about 800 attorneys. The survey found that discrimination still exists in law firms, evidenced in part by unequal pay and a low percentage of women in high-level positions. The NYSBA will establish a Task Force to coordinate diversity efforts on behalf of all attorneys, and serve as a resource to assist law firms in addressing the barriers that remain for women and minority attorneys.

    • Report on Military Commissions  (PDF) and Resolution on Military Commissions
      by the Coordinating Committee on Federal Anti-Terrorism Measures
      Presented to the House on June 22, 2002. The House called on the Bush Administration to narrow the circumstances in which military tribunals are used, and approved the report. Recommendations include affording due process at the level provided in the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and providing habeas corpus relief and right of appeal, including writ of certiorari, to the US Supreme Court. John C. Maloney Jr. presented recommendations.

    • Report of the Special Committee on Judicial Campaign Conduct, and Resolution for Consideration (PDF)
      Presented to the House on June 22, 2002. The House approved the report. The committee is working with local bar associations to establish judicial campaign conduct committees at the local level to "help ensure that campaigns for judicial office are consistent with the dignity and integrity of the legal profession."

    • Attracting Qualified Attorneys to Public Service (PDF)
      by the Special Committee on Student Loan Assistance for the Pubic Interest
      Presented to the House on June 22, 2002. The report was approved. An entity will be established to provide financial assistance to help eligible attorneys, who are seeking a career in public service, with their law school debt . This entity will work closely with The New York Bar Foundation, and encourage all law schools to establish programs to assist students with law school debt to pursue public interest opportunities.

    • NYSBA Comments on the ABA's Report of the Commission on Multijurisdictional Practice (PDF)
      by the Special Committee on Multi-Jurisdictional Practice
      Presented to the House on June 22, 2002. With some modifications, the report and recommendations were endorsed by the House. The committee, chaired by Klaus Eppler, opposed a national lawyer licensing plan, and supported a model "admission on motion" rules, similar to what already exists in New York. The report also required that lawyers who open law offices in states where they are not admitted pay registration fees and comply with jurisdictional continuing education rules.
      Report of the Commission on Multijurisdictional Practice, August 2002 (PDF)
      by the American Bar Association

    • Report on the Public Service Alternative Bar Examination (PDF)
      A joint report prepared by the committees on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar of the NYSBA and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. The report recommends a public service alternative to the bar examination which would be a pilot project of up to two years to assess the effects of substituting public service work for the bar exam. Law school graduates meeting certain law school requirements would have the option of performing supervised work in the court system in lieu of taking the test, although they would still be required to pass the multi-state professional responsibility examination and a written performance test designed to assess their ability to apply the law in the context of a lawyering problem, and would also be evaluated on various skills demonstrated during the course of their service. The Executive Committee and the House of Delegates are scheduled to consider the recommendations at their November 1-2, 2002 meetings.
      IMPORTANT NOTE: The State Bar Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar is responsible for the contents of this Report and the recommendations contained herein. Unless and until adopted by the Executive Committee or the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association, no part of this Report should be attributed to the Association.

    • Position Paper on Private Offering Exemptions and Exclusions Under the New York State Martin Act and Section 18 of the Securities Act of 1933(HTML)
      By the Business Law Section Securities and Regulations Committee
      This position paper was originally prepared for, and submitted to, the Office of the New York State Attorney General. The Committee on Securities Regulation of the Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association ("Committee") is composed of members of the New York Bar, a principal part of whose practice is in securities regulation. The Committee includes lawyers in private practice and in corporation law departments. A draft of this position paper was circulated for comment among members of the Committee, and the views expressed in this position paper are generally consistent with those of the majority of the members who reviewed the position paper in draft form. The views set forth in this position paper, however, are those of the Committee, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations with which its members are associated, the New York State Bar Association, or its Business Law Section.


       

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