Contact: Mark Mahoney
Associate Director, Media Services and Public Affairs Mmahoney@nysba.org
NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION ASSUMES MORE PROMINENT ROLE ON NATIONAL
The New York State Bar Association has taken a more visible and
active role in the national legal community through its positions on
vital issues, its influence within the American Bar Association, and the
election of one of its members to head the national organization next
State Bar President Seymour W. James, Jr. of New York City (The Legal
Aid Society) said the State Bar has distinguished itself by being
proactive on issues important to the legal community and the general
public. That is reflected in the large number of ABA awards honoring New
Yorkers this year.
“The New York State Bar Association is pleased to be recognized
for its leadership role in addressing adequate court funding, legal
services for the poor, diversity, the wrongfully convicted, equal rights
and other issues,” James said.