March 13, 2009


State Bar also creates Twitter feed

ALBANY-The New York State Bar Association today announced the launch of several new blogs designed to keep the legal profession and the public in touch with current issues.  Guided in their creation by the Electronic Communications Committee, the blogs will cover a variety of issues and serve as an important resource for those seeking information on topics ranging from climate change to Court of Appeals decisions to lawyers seeking transition support.

 In addition to the new blogs, the State Bar has also created a Twitter feed for members and the media to stay current with our breaking news and issues of interest. For further information, please visit:

 "There is a confluence of issues currently affecting both the legal profession and the public and these blogs can serve as an excellent resource to help us find the solutions for these problems," said President Bernice K. Leber of New York (Arent Fox LLP). "The State Bar has always had a proud history of responsiveness to timely issues, and I commend the efforts of our Electronic Communications Committee and the sponsoring sections and committees in utilizing creative means to initiate this critical discussion."
The following blogs have been launched:

• Envirosphere-devoted to recent developments in environmental law and climate change (

• Lawyers in Transition-provides networking tips and resources for laid-off attorneys or attorneys returning to practice (

• Securities and Arbitration-focuses on recent cases and developments in securities law and their effect on law practitioners and their clients (

• NY Business Litigation-the State Bar's Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section sponsors the examination of litigation relevant to business practices and its impact upon the law (

The 78,000 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.  Founded in 1876, State Bar programs and activities have continuously served the public and improved the justice system for more than 130 years.