NYSBA in the News

Attorney Honored for Work with Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers, December 6, 2018
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that Esmeralda Simmons received the 2018 Haywood Burns Award.

Haywood Burns Award Ceremony, December 4, 2018
The New York Law Journal reported on the Committee on Civil Rights' Haywood Burns Award Ceremony and Symposium.

Court-Appointed Lawyers Hard to Come By in the North Country, November 30, 2018
The North Country Public Radio quoted President Michael Miller on assigned counsel rates. 

James Names 36 Litigators, Officials and Academics to NY AG Transition Committee, November 30, 2018
The New York Law Journal reported that several NYSBA leaders will serve on Attorney General-Elect Letitia James's transition team.

Protect the Innocent, Prevent Wrongful Conviction (Commentary), November 28, 2019
The New York Law Journal printed President Michael Miller's op ed on wrongful conviction.

From Run-On Sentences to Split Infinitives, Here's Why I'm Cranky About Language (Commentary), November 27, 2018
The ABA Journal printed Past President Mark Alcott's op-ed on his pet peeves about language.

NY State Bar Association expresses concern over murders of lawyers in PH, Politiko (Philippine Politics Blog), November 25, 2018
Politiko included President Michael Miller's statement on the recent killings of lawyers in the Philippines.

State Legal Group Pushes For Increased Access to Voting, November 23, 2018
The Post-Journal (Jamestown) reported on President Michael Miller's testimony to the State Assembly on access to the electoral system for New York's voters, a legislative priority of NYSBA.

Marijuana Legalization Hearing Includes ... Broccoli, Bar Fights and Bills Games, November 20, 2018
The Buffalo News article mentioned Aleece Burgio, chair of NYSBA's Committee on Cannabis Law.

Now More than Ever, Lawyers Need to Be Lawyers, November 8, 2018
The New York Law Journal printed President Michael Miller's remarks to the House of Delegates.

New Arraignment Plan Gets State Approval, November 6, 2018
The Post-Star reported that Criminal Justice Section Chair Tucker Stanclift said that a Bar committee recommended a statewide implementation of centralized arraignment programs.

DiFiore Spars with Court Officers Over 'Anti-Ethnic Slur,’ Albany Times Union, November 2, 2018
The Albany Times Union reported that President Michael Miller commented on respect and civility as hallmarks of our judicial system.

DiFiore Calls on Union Official to Apologize for Attack on Her Italian Heritage, November 1, 2018
The New York Law Journal reported that President Michael Miller said calling OCA  the Organized Crime Association was most definitely an ethnic slur.

Judge Blasts Court Officer Union Boss for ‘Offensive’ T-Shirts, New York Post, October 31, 2018
The New York Post reported that President Michael Miller commented that ethnic slurs have no place in the public discourse.

NYS Bar Association Offers Moot Court for Court of Appeals Practitioners, October 30, 2018
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that the Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction committee offers attorneys scheduled to argue at the state's highest court a chance to practice their oral argument in moot court.

Former Bronx State Supreme Court Justice Phylis Skloot Bamberger Dies at Age 79, October 30, 2018
The New York Law Journal reported that Judge Phylis Bamberger chaired NYSBA committees and task forces.

Paul Michael Hassett, 77, Longtime Attorney Who Loved the Law, Family, Music and Summer Cottage, October 26, 2018
The Buffalo News reported that Past President Paul Michael Hassett passed away and detailed his NYSBA involvement. 

The Confusion Around Judicial Recommendations, October 22, 2018
The Albany Times Union reported that President Michael Miller has created a task force to evaluate judicial nominations.

NYS Bar Association and ABA Call for FBI Investigation into Kavanaugh,September 28, 2018
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that NYSBA joined the ABA's call for an FBI investigation to investigations allegations of sexual assault against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

NYSBA: FBI should investigate allegations against Kavanaugh, September 28, 2018
The Albany Times Union reported that NYSBA called for a more thorough inquiry into the allegations of sexual misconduct against the Supreme Court nominee.

NY State Bar Association Joins ABA in Calling for FBI Investigation of Brett Kavanaugh,September 28, 2018
The New York Law Journal reported that NYSBA has joined the American Bar Association in calling for the FBI to investigate allegations of sexual assault against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Increasing Tenants' Access to Counsel Has Raised Court Efficiency, Fairness, Judges Say, September 25, 2018
The New York Law Journal reported that President Michael Miller was a panelist at the annual public hearing on civil legal services.

Woman, 76, Appears with Dog at Court of Appeals at Hearing on Civil Legal Services for Poor, September 25, 2018
The Albany Times Union reported that President Michael Miller was a panelist at the annual public hearing on civil legal services.

Chief judge hosts 'justice gap' hearing in Albany Monday, September 23, 2018
The Albany Times Union reported that President Michael Miller will be a panelist at the annual public hearing on civil legal services.

NY Bar Associations Look to Sell, Rent Their Buildings as Membership Declines or Stagnates, New York Law Journal, September 4, 2018.
The New York Law Journal interviewed President Michael Miller about NYSBA’s plans to market its stately building between the Capitol and Court of Appeals as an events venue.

In Rare Partnership, NYC, NY State Bar Associations Prevail on ABA to Urge Congress to Assist Puerto Rico, August 7, 2018
The New York Law Journal reported that the American Bar Association approved a joint NYSBA/NYC  Bar Association resolution calling on Congress to assist Puerto Rico in its efforts to rebuild after Hurricane Maria.

Annual Meeting 2018: Delegates urge Congress to exempt Puerto Rico from outdated maritime law, August 7, 2018
Watch President Michael Miller's presentation of Resolution 10b from 0:32-5:34 here.