Leadership & Advocacy

Sharon Stern Gerstman's President's Page

May 21, 2018: Goshen Central High School Wins New York State High School Mock Trial Tournament

May 2, 2018: Family Law Section Presents Gift To New York Bar Foundation

April 17, 2018: Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County Honored by New York State Bar Association

April 16, 2018: New York State Bar Association Approves Report on Ways to Improve Town and Village Justice Courts

April 5, 2018: Long Championed by State Bar Association, Law Requiring Video Recording of Interrogations is Now in Effect

March 23, 2018: State Bar Association Calls on Governor, Legislature to Act on Criminal Discovery Law Reforms

March 23, 2018: State Bar Association Commends Congress for Increase in Support for Legal Services Corporation 

March 12, 2018: New York State Bar Association Urges Governor To Sign Legislation Providing Attorney-Client Privilege To Lawyer Referral Services

February 6, 2018: American Bar Association Adopts State Bar Report on Gender Disparity in the Courtroom

January 30, 2018: New York State Bar Association President Sharon Stern Gerstman Supports Judiciary Budget Increase, Bail and Discovery Reform Proposals in Budget Testimony

January 30, 2018: Civil Rights Litigator Roberta A. Kaplan Awarded Gold Medal by NYS Bar Association

January 30, 2018: New York State Bar Association Adopts Bail Reform Proposal

January 26, 2018: NYS Bar Association Approves Domestic Violence Initiative, Resolution to Protect Immigrants in Courts

January 2, 2018: New York State Bar Association Praises Appointment of Elizabeth Garry and Alan Scheinkman as Presiding Justices

December 5, 2017: New York State Bar Association Creates New Committees to Examine Cannabis and Transportation Law

December 1, 2017: New York State Bar Association Urges Adequate Funding of Courts to Ensure Justice Throughout State

November 9, 2017: State Bar Supports Two Groundbreaking Recommendations Regarding Online Forms, NY Trust Code

November 3, 2017: New York State Bar Association Urges 'Yes' Vote on Constitutional Convention

October 19, 2017: NYS Bar Responds to Proposed Judicial Case Completion Deadlines, Urges Statutory Right to Counsel for Immigrants

October 4, 2017: New York State Bar Association Urges Study In Wake Of Las Vegas Shooting

September 25, 2017: State Bar President Urges Support of Bar Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund

September 19, 2017: New York State Bar Association Kicks Off Campaign to Restructure Courts, Modernize Voting and Streamline NYS Constitution

September 5, 2017: Congress Must Act to Protect Young Immigrant ‘Dreamers,’ Says New York State Bar Association President Gerstman

August 31, 2017: Fundraising Efforts to Help Texans With Flood-Related Legal Needs Announced by NYS Bar Association and The New York Bar Foundation

August 17, 2017: NYS Bar Association President Gerstman Condemns Hatred and Efforts to Restrict Freedom of Speech

August 7, 2017: New York State Bar Association Mourns Passing of Former State Court of Appeals Judge George Bundy Smith

July 12, 2017: NYS Bar Association Calls on House Appropriations Committee to Increase, Not Slash, Vital Legal Services for the Poor

June 28, 2017: New York City Attorney Lesley Rosenthal Receives State Bar Association's Root/Stimson Award

June 26, 2017: New York Victims of Medical Malpractice Would Be Harmed By Proposed Federal Bill, Says New York State Bar Association

June 21, 2017: New York State Bar Association Praises Senate for Confirming Paul G. Feinman to the Court of Appeals

June 19, 2017: NYS Bar Association Supports a Constitutional Convention to Restructure the NYS Judiciary, Enhance Voter Participation and Modernize and Streamline the NYS Constitution 

June 16, 2017: New York State Bar Association Commends Governor for Nominating Paul Feinman to State Court of Appeals

June 13, 2017: New York State Bar President Sends Governor Cuomo Ratings of Candidates for Court of Appeals Vacancy

June 12, 2017: Vote of New York State Constitutional Convention Tops Agenda of State Bar Meeting

June 1, 2017: Sharon Stern Gerstman of Buffalo Takes Office as President of the New York State Bar Association

March/April 2018
Serving the Governed, not the Governors

February 2018
Teaching Old Law New Tricks

January 2018
It's All About the Money

November/December 2017
#MeToo

October 2017
NYSBA, Politics and a Constitutional Convention

September 2017

Law Practice Management is for Everyone

July/August 2017

Magna Carta, the Rule of Law and Russian Hacking

June 2017
What Do John Legend, the Koch Brothers and NYSBA Have in Common?