STATEMENT FROM NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
PRESIDENT STEPHEN P. YOUNGER
Response to Governor Cuomo’s State of the
New York State Bar Association President Stephen P. Younger of New
York (Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP) today issued the following
“Governor Cuomo has outlined a bold agenda to restore New
York’s fiscal health and the people’s confidence in
government. We applaud the Governor’s positive steps toward
raising the ethical standards of those serving the public. The State Bar
Association soon will issue its recommendations on government ethics
reform. We look forward to working with the Governor to renew New
Yorkers’ trust in their government.
“As the State tackles major fiscal problems, we must remember
that an independent and well-functioning judicial system, accessible to
all citizens, is a fundamental tenet of our democracy. The State Bar
Association remains committed to ensuring that every New Yorker has
equal access to our justice system.
“We are pleased the Governor highlighted his support for
same-sex marriage. The State Bar Association also strongly supports
equal legal rights for same-sex couples.
“We welcome the opportunity to work with the Governor and the
State Legislature on these and other important issues during the
upcoming legislative session.”
Founded in 1876, the 77,000-member New York State Bar Association is
the official statewide organization of lawyers in New York and the
largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. The State
Bar’s programs and activities have continuously served the public
and improved the justice system for more than 130 years. For more
information, visit us at our website at www.nysba.org.
NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION, ONE ELK STREET, ALBANY, NY 12207 PH: (518) 463-3200 SECURE FX: (518) 463-5993