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March 12, 2011

STATEMENT BY STATE BAR ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT ON BRONX BUS TRAGEDY

ALBANY, NY-"Our heart-felt thoughts and prayers go to the victims of this horrific crash as well as their families and friends," New York State Bar Association President Stephen P. Younger said today.

"After consulting with the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the Bar Association's all-volunteer Mass Disaster Response Committee will offer legal assistance to victims and their families," he said.

Younger warned lawyers against unwarranted solicitation of victims about possible lawsuits.

"The New York Rules of Professional Conduct prohibit attorneys from solicitation for 30 days after an accident," he said.

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