NYSBA in the News

Letter: Rural NY lacks attorneys, media, December 2, 2019
The Albany Times-Union published President Greenberg's letter to the editor about the Task Forces on Free Expression in the Digital Age and Rural Justice.

Are there legal means for protecting local media from dying out? November 29, 2019
The Washington Post published President Greenberg's letter to the editor about the Task Force on Free Expression in the Digital Age.

Students assist in creation of Syosset Schools’ Code of Conduct, November 27, 2019
The Syosset Advance referenced NYSBA's Task Force on the School to Prison Pipeline and its recommendations. 

Simplifying the NY Court System, November 27, 2019
WAMC published President Greenberg's message on simplifying New York's court structure.

New York State Bar Updates Attorney Advice on Medical Marijuana, November 26, 2019
Bloomberg Law reported on the Committee on Professional Ethics' Opinion 1177.

Elena Kagan Named to Receive NY State Bar Association's Highest Honor, November 25, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted President Greenberg on the announcement that U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan will receive the next Gold Medal Award.

Tightened 1st Dept. Schedule Highlights Shortage on Bench, November 22, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted Immediate Past President Michael Miller on the cutback in weekly sessions in the First Department.

Port Jervis Landlords Complain About New State Law, November 22, 2019
The Times Herald-Record (Middletown) mentioned the Bar Journal’s article on the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019.

Lawyers Can Counsel Medical Pot Clients, NY Bar Says, November 19, 2019
Law360 (sub. required) reported on NYSBA’s recent ethics opinion that attorneys may ethically assist clients with medical marijuana matters.

‘Death with Dignity’ in New York Remains Contentious, November 18, 2019
News 10 ABC (Albany) mentioned the recent New York State Bar Association CLE program on medical aid and dying.

Law Beat: Upstate benches called 'overwhelmingly' white and male, November 18, 2019
The Times Union quoted President Greenberg on diversity in the judiciary. 

Push to consolidate New York courts gets mixed opening reviews, November 14, 2019
The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal quoted President Greenberg on the importance of diversity with the Chief Judge's court reform plan.

NY Lawmakers Eye DiFiore’s Court Reform Plan for Impact on Judicial Diversity, November 14, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted President Greenberg on Chief Judge Janet DiFiore’s court reform plan.

NY Court Consolidation Plan Won’t Pass Without A Fight, November 14, 2019
Law360
(sub. required) quoted President Greenberg’s testimony on the joint public hearing on the Chief Judge’s court reform plan.

Issue of Diversity Becomes Paramount During Hearings on Court Consolidation, November 14, 2019
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle quoted President Greenberg on the importance of diversity in regards to the court reform plan.

Sarah M. Washington Selected for Judith Kaye Commercial and Federal Litigation Scholarship, November 13, 2019
The Daily Record
(sub. required) reported that Sarah M. Washington received the 2019 Honorable Judith Kaye Commercial and Federal Litigation Scholarship.  

Cloud Computing Tax Rules Need Changes, Industry Groups Say, November 12, 2019
Bloomberg Tax
reported on the Tax Section’s latest report on proposed Section 861 regulations.

Lawyers Seek Removal of MH Question from Bar Applications, November 11, 2019
Mental Health Weekly
(sub. required) quoted President Greenberg on the Working Group on Attorney Mental Health’s recent report.

Commentary: Reform court system and do justice to the people of NY, November 11, 2019
The Times Union published President Greenberg's op ed on the need for court reform in New York.

Informative forum on open government, November 11, 2019
The Daily Gazette reported on the Task Force on Free Expression in the Digital Age and its work. 

Do self-driving vehicles have a future in New York?, November 6, 2019
City and State NY quoted President Greenberg on the Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles and the Law.

NYSBA: Hire more parole commissioners, implement ‘good time’ credits, November 5, 2019
The Albany Times Union reported on the Task Force on the Parole System and its report. 

Grondahl: Constitutional scholar outlines impeachable offenses, November 5, 2019
The Albany Times-Union reported on the recent CLE event on Impeachment.

Proposed State Parole Overhaul Gains Wider Backing, November 5, 2019
The City quoted President Greenberg and reported on the Task Force on Parole Reform’s recently approved report.

Social Media, Jurors and Jury Instructions (Column), November 4, 2019
The New York Law Journal published Executive Committee member Mark Berman’s column mentioning the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section’s report Social Media Jury Instruction Report. 

State Bar Wants to Stop Mental Health Questions, November 4, 2019
The Daily Record reported on the Working Group on Attorney Mental Health’s report recommending the elimination of all mental health questions in the application for admission to the bar in New York state.

Put Politics Aside and Fix New York's Court System (Opinion), November 4, 2019
The Democrat and Chronicle published President Greenberg’s op ed on court reform.

Legislation Introduced to Strike Question About Mental Health History for Attorney Applicants in NY, November 4, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted President Greenberg and reported on the Working Group on Attorney Mental Health's report and introduced legislation on the topic. 

N.Y. Bar Association Calls for Mental Health Question Ban, November 2, 2019
Bloomberg Law quoted President Greenberg and reported on the Working Group on Attorney Mental Health's report approved by the House of Delegates.

On Being Agreeably Disagreeable, October 31, 2019
WAMC published President Greenberg’s latest message on the rule of law.

Sugarman Proposes New Office to Oversee Publicly Funded Elections, October 31, 2019
The Albany Times Union mentioned the New York State Bar Association as a potential source for recommending commissioners.

NY State Bar Set to Eye Removal of Mental Health Question for Attorney Applicants, October 31, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted President Greenberg on the Working Group on Attorney Mental Health and its upcoming report at the House of Delegates meeting.

New York Lawyers Must Let Clients Nix Guilty Plea After Advice, October 30, 2019
Bloomberg Law reported on NYSBA’s Ethics Opinion 1175 about clients wishing to withdraw a guilty plea.

Trump Administration Fights to Toss James’ Lawsuit on ICE Courthouse Arrests, October 30, 2019
HudsonValley360 mentioned the NYSBA’s resolution asking ICE to classify courthouses as sensitive locations.

Judge Jack Weinstein Focuses on Lawyers’ Mental Health in Statement on 'Trial-by-Combat' Lawyer’s Sentence, October 28, 2019
The New York Law Journal mentioned the NYSBA Lawyer Assistance Program for lawyers seeking confidential help.

Judge DiFiore Receives Columbia Business School's Deming Award, October 24, 2019
The New York Law Journal noted Immediate Past President Michael Miller’s attendance at an event honoring Chief Judge Janet DiFiore.

What's Old Is New Again As NY Judges Battle Court Revamp, October 20, 2019
Law360 quoted President Greenberg on the benefits of a consolidated court system.

Constitutional Law Expert Cass Sunstein Shares the Historical Origins of Impeachment, October 17, 2019
Fordham Law News quoted President Greenberg's introductory remarks before  “Impeachment: A Guide to the Legal Process and Its History.”

Trump's Procedural Rights Curbed During Impeachment Inquiry, Legal Scholar Says, October 16, 2019
The New York Law Journal (sub. required) reported on NYSBA’s CLE, “Impeachment: A Guide to the Legal Process and Its History” featuring Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein.

N.Y. Attorneys from Same Firm Sometimes Can Take Opposite Sides, October 15, 2019
Bloomberg Law reported on NYSBA’s latest ethics opinion on whether attorneys from a single law firm can submit amicus briefs on opposing sides of the same issue before the same court. 

Impeachment: Legal Guide, October 14, 2019
WNYC interviewed President Greenberg and Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein on the legal issues surrounding impeachment.

Dunne honored for civil rights work, October 10, 2019
The Altamont Enterprise reported that John Dunne will receive the Committee on Civil Rights’ Haywood Burns Award.

N.Y. Lawyers Can Accept Referral Fees in Retirement, October 9, 2019
Bloomberg Law reported on NYSBA’s latest ethics opinion on referral fees in retirement.

State Bar Association Set to Hear from Constitutional Lawyer Cass Sunstein on Impeachment, October 9, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted President Greenberg on the upcoming CLE program on impeachment.

Chief Judge Looks to Consolidate Trial Courts, October 2, 2019
The Post-Journal published an editorial mentioning NYSBA’s long-term support for court reform.

Hank Greenberg: Lawyers and Depression, October 2, 2019
WAMC Northeast Public Radio
featured President Greenberg on NYSBA’s efforts to help lawyers with depression. 

Survival of the Fittest: As Membership Declines, the New York State Bar Association Targets Lawyers in Other Countries and States, October 2, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted President Greenberg on NYSBA’s strategic plan to attract attorneys across the globe.

Hearing on UBE Is Friday, October 2, 2019
The Daily Record (sub. required) reported on the Task Force on the New York’s Bar Examination public hearing in Rochester.

NY Lawmakers Set to Hold First Hearing on DiFiore's Trial Court Reform Plan, September 30, 2019
The New York Law Journal reported on NYSBA’s longterm support for reforming the state’s trial courts.

Chief Judge Proposes Massive Overhaul of Courts, September 30, 2019
The Daily Record (sub. required) quoted President Greenberg on NYSBA’s support for Chief Judge DiFiore’s efforts to reorganize and modernize New York’s Byzantine court system.

NYSBA President Responds to Kamala Harris’ Calls to Disbar Giuliani in Wake of Whistleblower Complaint, September 30, 2019
The New York Law Journal reported on President Greenberg’s statement about attorney discipline in New York State.

New York Court System Consolidation Effort to Face Uphill Battle, September 27, 2019
Bloomberg Law quoted President Greenberg on Chief Judge DiFiore’s proposal to simplify the court system. 

The Capitol Pressroom, September 27, 2019
President Greenberg appeared on the Capitol Pressroom to discuss our new immigration book, “Is America Fulfilling Its Promise? Safeguarding the Legal Protections of Immigrants.”

DiFiore Wants Massive Restructuring of NY Courts, September 26, 2019
The Albany Times Union mentions the State Bar’s support for Chief Judge DiFiore’s court restructuring proposal.

UB Unveils Latest Autonomous Vehicle, September 25, 2019
UBNow reports on the Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles and its chair, UB School of Law Dean Aviva Abramovsky.

Get in Front of Driverless Vehicles (Editorial), September 25, 2019
The Daily Gazette reported on the Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles and its work.

Official: Poor need more civil legal services, September 24, 2019
The Albany Times Union mentioned that President Greenberg’s participation on the panel of the Chief Judge’s 2019 Hearing on Civil Legal Services in New York State.

Access to Civil Legal Services Has Grown, But More Funding Could Help, Attorneys Say, September 24, 2019
The New York Law Journal mentioned that President Greenberg was on the panel of the Chief Judge’s 2019 Hearing on Civil Legal Services in New York State.

NYSBA to Study Legalization of Recreational Pot, September 23, 2019
The Daily Record (sub. required) reported that the Committee on Cannabis Law will study potential legalization of adult recreational marijuana in the state and issue a report on possible impacts.

Autonomous Vehicles and Biometric Passwords Are Giving Lawyers Heartburn, September 23, 2019
Legaltech News reported on Day 2 of the Tech Summit and its panels on autonomous vehicles, biometrics and blockchain.

Law Beat: Major Change Coming to New York's Justice System, September 23, 2019
The Albany Times Union quoted Criminal Justice Section Chair Robert J. Masters on the upcoming changes to New York’s criminal justice system on Jan. 1. 

NY State Bar to Examine Impact of Legal Recreational Pot, September 23, 2019
Law360 (sub. required) quoted President Greenberg on the Committee on Cannabis Law’s upcoming report of the potential legalization of adult recreational marijuana.

Ahead of New Talks on Marijuana Legalization in NY Legislature, State Bar Offers Help, September 23, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted President Greenberg on the Committee on Cannabis Law’s upcoming report of the potential legalization of adult recreational marijuana.

AV Testing in Brooklyn, September 21, 2019
Automotive News quoted President Greenberg on the Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles.

3 Takeaways from NYSBA’s 2019 Tech Summit, September 20, 2019
Legaltech News reported on NYSBA’s Tech Summit and key takeaways.

Navigating the Immigration System, September 20, 2019
Spectrum News/NY1 interviewed President Greenberg about NYSBA’s new immigration book, Is America Fulfilling Its Promise? Safeguarding the Legal Protections of Immigrants.

The Capitol Connection #1938 - Hank Greenberg, President of The New York State Bar Association, September 19, 2019
WAMC Northeast Public Radio interviewed President Greenberg about rural justice and diversity.

Lawyers, Cybersecurity, and Data Breaches: Your Ethical Obligations, September 19, 2019
Above the Law mentioned NYSBA”s partnership with Syracuse University College of Law on technology and the law classes.

NY State Bar Autonomous Cars Task Force Eyes New Rules of the Road, September 17, 2019
The New York Law Journal reported on President Greenberg’s Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles and its livestreamed meetings. 

Reform for the Reform, September 16, 2019
The Buffalo Law Journal profiled Executive Committee member Norm Effman and his involvement with President Greenberg’s Task Force on Parole Reform.

Extolling the Benefits of Joining a Bar Association, Opinion, September 16, 2019
The New York Law Journal published an op ed from member Alfred Fuente on why bar association membership matters.

Survival of the Fittest: Millennial Lawyers Are Skipping NY Bar Association Events. We Wanted to Know Why., September 16, 2019
The New York Law Journal interviewed two NYSBA members on how to make bar events more attractive to younger members.

NY State Bar Hosts Panel with Expert on Decline of Local News, September 13, 2019
The Queens Daily Eagle reported on the Task Force on Free Expression in the Digital Age’s livestream meeting with Penny Abernathy. 

Breaking Barriers: In a changing profession, what is the impact of the Uniform Bar Examination?, September 13, 2019
The ABA Bar Leader mentioned the Task Force on the New York Bar Examination. President Greenberg is quoted.

A Plea for Legal Representation, September 12, 2019
The Albany Times Union reported on NYSBA’s lobbying efforts to have Gov. Cuomo enact a system to provide lawyers to immigrants who could not otherwise afford one. Committee on Immigration Representation Co-Chair Camille Mackler was interviewed

MCBA President’s Message: The collaboration between bench and bar, for the benefit of all (Column), September 11, 2019
The Daily Record mentioned the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section’s report on women in the courtroom and alternative dispute resolution.

Survival of the Fittest: As Baby Boomers Retire, NY Bar Associations Face Harsh Realities, September 9, 2019
The New York Law Journal quotes President Greenberg on the value of bar membership to younger attorneys

Attorneys in 3rd Dept Case Spar Over Power to Set Charter School Teacher Certification Standards, September 9, 2019
The New York Law Journal mentions President Greenberg and a case he argued before the Appellate Division, Third Department.

NY State Bar: Don’t Help Foreign Clients Dodge Currency Controls, September 6, 2019
Bloomberg Law mentions NYSBA Ethics Opinion 1171 on currency control laws.

Adopted Children Need Permanent Homes (Opinion), September 5, 2019
The Wall Street Journal the Task Force on Family Report’s 2013 report.

Influential Women in Tax: Barclay Damon’s Sharon Brown, September 3, 2019
Law360
mentions NYSBA’s Women in Law Section and its efforts to be inclusive.

New York State Bar Association on 2020 Agenda, August 30, 2019
President Greenberg appeared on PBS’ New York NOW to discuss NYSBA’s legislative agenda.

New Bar Association president on ‘N.Y. Now,’ August 30, 2019
The Albany Times Union mentioned President Greenberg’s interview with New York Now discussing his ambitious agenda.

Change in New York bar exam for lawyers was positive, study shows, August 24, 2019
The Buffalo Law Journal mentioned NYSBA’s Task Force on the New York Bar Examination and its study of the Uniform Bar Exam.

Speech-To-Text Dictation: A 21st-century twist to a traditional law firm tool (Column), ABA Journal, August 23, 2019

The ABA Journal mentioned NYSBA Ethics Opinion 820 on email service providers scanning emails for advertising purposes.

Longtime UR Trustee Bob Witmer Has Died, August 19, 2019
WXXI News reported that Past President G. Robert Witmer, Jr. passed away at the age of 82. He was president from 1994-1995.

Greenberg Says NY State Bar Will Activate Task Forces to Reach Out to Lawmakers, August 19, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted President Greenberg on the Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles and the Law and its work.

Hank Greenberg, NY State Bar President, Aims to Seize Chance to Achieve Long-Sought Legislative Goal, August 16, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted President Greenberg on two longstanding legislative priorities: consolidating the state’s trial courts system and simplifying current power of attorney papers.

Justice James P. Murphy Appointed 5th Judicial District Administrative Judge, August 15, 2019
The New York Law Journal reported that Justice James Murphy, presiding member of the Judicial Section, was appointed the new administrative judge for the Fifth Judicial District.

U.S. Virgin Islands Supporters Come Up Short at ABA Meeting, August 13, 2019
Bloomberg Law
quoted President Greenberg on NYSBA’s resolution that was adopted by the American Bar Association.

Networking Works: Building a network is key as attorneys begin legal careers, August 12, 2019
The Buffalo Law Journal mentioned the NYSBA’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and its work to remove gender disparity in the courtrooms.

Cuomo Prods Trump to Ban Military-Style Assault Weapons, August 6, 2019
The Niagara Gazette mentioned NYSBA's Task Force on Mass Shootings and Assault Weapons. The article also appeared in the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal.

Towns and Villages: Lawyer Shortage Underscores Need for Non-Attorney Justice, August 2, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted President Greenberg on the mission on the Task Force on Rural Justice.

Non-Lawyer Justices Play Key Role in Rural Areas, August 2, 2019
The Daily Record (sub. required) mentioned NYSBA's Task Force on Rural Justice.

California Bans Inquiries on Would-be Lawyers’ Mental Health, July 31, 2019
Bloomberg Law
reported on NYSBA and its task force to review the state’s bar application, making sure mental health treatment does not negatively affect admission.

Out of Many, One (Commentary), July 30, 2019 
The New York Law Journal published President Greenberg’s op ed on diversity and the need for lawyers to speak out on divisive rhetoric.

Could a Lawyer Shortage Compromise Vermont’s Criminal Justice System?, July 29, 2019 WCAX CBS-3 reported on the NYSBA Task Force on Rural Justice and the justice gap.

Rural America: Are the Pastures Greener? (Letter to the Editor), July 28, 2019
The New York Times printed President Greenberg’s letter to the editor on the critical need for lawyers in rural America. 

Upstate’s Rural Towns Struggle with Shortage of Lawyers, July 26, 2019
The Daily Star reported on the Task Force on Rural Justice and quoted President Greenberg. The article also appeared in the Plattsburgh Press Republican and Niagara Gazette.

NYS Bar Association to Examine State of Rural Law Practice, July 25, 2019
The Spectator
quoted President Greenberg on the Task Force on Rural Justice.

Learning from Oregon, July 22, 2019
The Buffalo Law Journal reported on Aleece Burgio, co-chair of the NYSBA Committee on Cannabis Law, and her career path.

‘Crisis Point’ Approaches as Rural N.Y. Loses its Lawyers, July 21, 2019
The Albany Times Union
reported on the crisis affecting rural law practices and quoted President Greenberg on the Task Force on Rural Justice

‘Gay Panic Defense’ Has No Place in Colorado Criminal Law (Opinion), July 19, 2019
Colorado Politics
quoted President Greenberg on ‘gay panic defense’ in an op ed.

NY’s High Rate of Locking Up Parolees Gets Fresh Look, July 14, 2019
Law360 quoted President Greenberg on the new Task Force on the Parole System.

Lawbeat: State Bar President Eyes Parole System, July 12, 2019
The Albany Times Union mentioned President Greenberg and his Task Force on the Parole System.

N.Y. State Bar Advises Practicing Lawyers Eyeing Public Office, July 9, 2019
Bloomberg Law reported on NYSBA’s Ethics Opinion that attorneys serving as public officials can continue to represent clients within their locality, but they need to heed applicable law and ethics guidelines.

NY Bar Says Attys Can’t Use Gov’t Jobs to Assist Clients, July 9, 2019
Law360 (sub. required) reported on NYSBA’s ethics opinion on attorneys serving in public office.

State Bar Association Creates Task Force to Study Parole Reform, July 9, 2019
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle quoted President Greenberg on the new Task Force on Parole Reform.

NY State Bar Association to Focus on Why Parolees End Up Back Behind Bars, July 9, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted Past President Seymour W. James, Jr. on the Task Force on Parole Reform, which he co-chairs.

Task Force Eyes Dearth of Rural Lawyers, July 5, 2019
The Register Star quoted President Greenberg on the Task Force on Rural Justice.

Bar association: rural New York facing access-to-justice crisis, July 3, 2019
The NY Daily Record (sub. required) quoted President Greenberg on the Task Force on Rural Justice.

Well-known prosecutor Whitney North Seymour, Jr. dies at 95, July 3, 2019
The Queens Daily Eagle quoted President Greenberg on the passing of Past President Whitney North Seymour, Jr.

2019 Social Media Ethics Guidelines (Column), July 1, 2019
The New York Law Journal reported on the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section’s updated Social Media Ethics Guidelines.

Lawyers Retire, Move Out of Rural Upstate NY at Alarming Pace, July 1, 2019
The New York Law Journal reported on President Greenberg’s new Task Force on Rural Justice to examine the practice of law in upstate New York.

‘Gay Panic’ Defense Banned in New York After Cuomo Signs Bill, June 30, 2019
The New York Law Journal reported that NYSBA supported the bill to ban ‘gay panic’ defense in manslaughter cases.

Whitney North Seymour Jr., U.S. Attorney Who Fought Corruption, Is Dead at 95, June 30, 2019
The New York Times reported that Past President Whitney North Seymour Jr. passed away on June 29.

New York Courts Mum on Cybersecurity Efforts in Wake of Phila, Baltimore Attacks, June 27, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted Executive Committee member Mark Berman on cybersecurity and Family Law Section Chair Eric Tepper on e-filing.

State Bar Honors Area Attorneys, June 27, 2019 
The Mid Hudson News reported that NYSBA conferred its Denison Ray Criminal Defender Award to John Evans and its 2019 Award for Excellence in Mandated Representation to Clare Degnan.

New Lawyers Sworn in at Albany Ceremony, June 27, 2019
The Albany Times Union mentioned NYSBA President Hank Greenberg and his formal remarks at the Albany Admissions Ceremony.

Daemen College Paralegal Program Continues to Grow Under Phillips, June 24, 2019
The Buffalo Law Journal mentioned NYSBA and its Task Force on the Role of Paralegals.

Lawmakers Approve Bill to End ‘Gay Panic’ Defense, Cuomo Expected to Sign, June 20, 2019
The New York Law Journal mentioned President Greenberg and NYSBA’s support for the bill to remove “gay panic” or “trans panic” defenses in murder cases.

Immigrants Should Have Right to Atty, NY State Bar Says, June 18, 2019
Law360 (sub. required) quoted President Greenberg and Committee on Immigration Representation Co-Chair Camille Mackler on the committee's resolution to give people in immigration proceedings a right to counsel in New York.

Deal Is Reached to End 'Gay Panic' Defense in NY, Cuomo Says, June 17, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted President Greenberg on ‘gay panic defense.’

NY Bar Association Urges ‘Due Process’ for Immigrants, June 17, 2019
The Messenger Post Newspapers quoted President Greenberg on the right to counsel in Immigration proceedings.

NY Bar Association Wants Every Immigrant Facing Deportation to Have an Attorney, June 17, 2019
The New York Law Journal reported that NYSBA is urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to establish a right to counsel in immigration proceedings. President Greenberg is quoted.

Bar association addresses journalism in digital age, June 15, 2019
The Mid-Hudson News reported on the new Task Force on Free Expression in the Digital Age and its mission.

N.Y. Bar Association Launches Task Force Aimed at Saving Local News, June 13, 2019
Associations Now
quoted President Greenberg on the Task Force on Free Expression in the Digital Age.

State Senate Approves Legislation to End ‘Gay Panic’ Defense in NY, June 12, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted President Greenberg on “gay panic defense” and its antithesis to equal justice under the law.

NY Bar to Reassess Applicant Mental Health Questionnaire, June 11, 2019
Law360
(sub. required) reported that President Greenberg created a "blue-ribbon" task force to consider whether bar application questions that may discourage law students from seeking mental health treatment should be dropped.

N.Y. Bar Association to Study Mental Health Application Question, June 11, 2019
Bloomberg Law
reported that NYSBA launched a task force June 10 to review the state’s bar application, making sure mental health treatment does not negatively affect admission.

NY Bar Association Launches Effort to Save Local News, June 11, 2019
The Associated Press reported that NYSBA launched a task force to study the problem and provide a legal perspective on the challenges facing American journalism.

New York State Bar Updates Social Media Guidelines, June 10, 2019
Bloomberg Law reported that NYSBA’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section updated its social media guidelines.

Momentum Builds for Allowing NY Bar Applicants to Keep Mental Health History Secret, June 10, 2019
The New York Law Journal reported that President Greenberg launched a blue-ribbon task force to determine if the state should remove questions about mental health disorders from applications for the bar.

New state bar association leader takes helm, June 7, 2019
The Albany Times-Union reported on President Greenberg’s swearing-in by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore.

Greenberg installed as NYSBA president for 2019-20; leadership diversified, June 6, 2019
The Buffalo Law Journal reported on President Greenberg taking over as President and his diversity initiative.

Richard C. Failla Commission Celebrates ‘Braschi’ 30 Years Later, June 6, 2019
The New York Law Journal featured President Greenberg for speaking at the event to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the New York Court of Appeals’ decision in Braschi v. Stahl Associates Company.

Judge Removes Lead Prosecutor in Navy SEAL War-Crime Case, June 5, 2019
NPR News mentions Ethics Opinion 749 in regards to tracking software.

NY Bar Diversifies Leadership for Its Committees, Groups, June 4, 2019
Law360 reported that President Hank Greenberg made it a priority for all committees have a chair, co-chair or vice chair from a typically underrepresented group, such as women, people of color, and the LGBT community.

N.Y. Bar Association to Study Legal Impact of Driverless Cars, June 3, 2019
Bloomberg Law reported that NYSBA has launched a task force June 3 to explore legal issues surrounding driverless vehicles. 

Head of New York State Bar Association Lays Out Agenda, June 2, 2019
The Wall Street Journal interviewed President Hank Greenberg about his agenda, including the Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles.

Diverse Leaders To Take Over All 59 of NY State Bar Association’s Committees, June 3, 2019
The New York Law Journal reported that President Greenberg has appointed a diverse chair, co-chair or vice-chair to all 59 of the organization’s committees.

NYSBA Installs New Officers, June 3, 2019
The Daily Record reported that Hank Greenberg is the new president of the New York State Bar Association.

New York State Bar Association Launches Global Membership Drive, May 31, 2019
The New York Law Journal interviewed President Hank Greenberg on his plans for the upcoming year.

George Bundy Smith Pioneer Award, May 30, 2019
The New York Law Journal reported that the New York State Bar Association conferred the George Bundy Smith Pioneer Award to Preet Bharara and Joon Kim.

Cuomo Plans New Push to End 'Gay Panic' Defense by End of Session, May 29, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted Immediate Past President Michael Miller on the ‘gay panic’ defense.

Mock Trial Team from Brooklyn Tech Finishes Top Eight in State Tournament, May 28, 2019
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle quoted President Hank Greenberg on the mock trial tournament.

N.Y. lawyers get a finger-wagging over civility, May 24, 2019
The Staten-Island Advance noted NYSBA’s recently updated Standards of Civility. 

Fayetteville-Manlius wins statewide mock trial tournament, May 20, 2019
The Syracuse Post-Standard mentions NYSBA’s sponsorship of the statewide mock trial tournament.

Buffalo Law Firms Aim to Make Inclusion Commonplace, May 20, 2019
The Buffalo Law Journal mentioned Philips Lytle’s upcoming diversity reception in conjunction with NYSBA.

With Diversity Stagnating, NYC Bar Association Launches Major Effort to Help Young Students Become Lawyers, May 20, 2019
The New York Law Journal mentioned the New York City Bar’s outreach to NYSBA to improve diversity in the legal profession.

Close New York’s Double Jeopardy Loophole, May 17, 2019
The New York Law Journal published Immediate Past President Miller’s op ed on presidential pardons.

Report connects school suspensions with pipeline to prison, May 14, 2019
WBFO quotes Past President Sharon Stern Gerstman on the Task Force on the School to Prison Pipeline.

Is the Uniform Bar Exam creating underprepared lawyers?, May 13, 2019
The National Jurist mentions NYSBA's newly-created Task Force on the New York Bar Exam. 

Criminal Procedure Changes Coming, with Mixed Reviews, May 12, 2019
The Post-Star quoted former Criminal Justice Section Chair Tucker Stanclift on the way criminal cases are handled.

Editorial: Cut off the School to Prison Pipeline, May 12, 2019
The Daily Gazette mentioned the New York State Bar Association and the Task Force on the School to Prison Pipeline Report.

Women Still Need More Opportunities to Serve as Lead Attorney (Commentary), May 10, 2019
The Daily Record (sub. required) mentioned the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section's groundbreaking report on equality for women attorneys in the courtroom and ADR.

Bar Association Report Reviews School-To-Prison Pipeline, May 8, 2019
Spectrum News quoted Immediate Past President Miller on the Task Force on the School to Prison Pipeline and its recent report.

Admirers and Adversaries Recall the '24/7' DA Richard Brown, May 6, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted Immediate Past President Miller on the passing of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

Former securities litigator honored for pro bono work in Brooklyn, May 6, 2019
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that Jonathan Plasse received the President's Pro Bono Service Award for the 2nd Judicial District.

Capital Region lawyers honored for pro bono work, May 5, 2019
The Troy Record quoted Immediate Past President Miller on the President's Pro Bono Service Awards.

NY AG James, Bar Association President Target Trump in Law Day Remarks, May 2, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted Immediate Past President Miller and his remarks at the Law Day Celebration at the Court of Appeals. 

AG Letitia James Calls on Courts to Protect Journalists, May 2, 2019
The Albany Times Union quoted Immediate Past President Miller on the term “enemy of the people.” 

Independent Judiciary and Independent Press Are Crucial to Free Society, May 1, 2019
The New York Law Journal published Chief Judge DiFiore’s op ed mentioning President-elect Hank Greenberg and future bench/bar collaborations. 

We Must Protect ‘One of the Greatest Bulwarks of Liberty’, May 1, 2019
The New York Law Journal published Immediate Past President Miller’s op ed on the importance of a free press in society. 

Zealous Representation and Civility Can Exist Together (Letter to the Editor), April 29, 2019
The New York Law Journal mentioned Immediate Past President Michael Miller’s statement on disagreeing without being disagreeable. 

Lawyers, Experts Fear Dire Consequences as the Pace of Legal Work Accelerates, April 29, 2019
The New York Law Journal mentioned NYSBA’s report on the standards of civility. 

Orange County’s Conviction Integrity Program Working Well, Says DA, April 26, 2019
The Mid Hudson News mentioned NYSBA’s recommendation on implementing conviction integrity units.

Monroe County DA to Implement Conviction Integrity Unit, April 25, 2019
The Daily Record quoted Immediate Past President Michael Miller and noted that Monroe County will implement a conviction integrity unit, per the State Bar’s recommendation.

Maybe Lawyers Need to Be Forced to Be Nice? (Commentary), April 24, 2019
The Law Society Gazette mentioned NYSBA’s upgraded Standards of Civility.

Orange County Conviction Integrity Panel Finds No Cases of Overcharging, April 24, 2019
The Times Herald-Record mentioned NYSBA calling on all district attorneys to establish conviction review units.

ICE Agents Appear at a Westchester Court the Day After New York State Restricts Access, April 24, 2019
Documented quoted Committee on Immigration Representation Co-Chair Sarah Rogerson on due process and the rule of law.

NY State Bar Tells Lawyers: Play Nicely, April 22, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted Immediate Past President Michael Miller and Committee on Attorney Professionalism Chair Andrew Oringer on the State Bar’s adopted standards of civility.

NYSBA Passes Recommended Criminal Justice Reforms, Including Suggested DA Conviction-Review Units, April 19, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted Immediate Past President Michael Miller and Task Force on Wrongful Convictions chair Hon. Barry Kamins on the State Bar’s recommended criminal justice reforms to prevent wrongful convictions.

ICE Nabs Man in Court Parking Lot in Monticello, April 19, 2019
The Sullivan Times quoted Immediate Past President Michael Miller on the State Bar’s commitment to ensure that all persons are treated fairly under the law.

State, County Bar Associations to Take Over Screening of Judicial Candidates, April 18, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted Task Force on the Evaluation of Candidates for Election to Judicial Office Robert Haig and Susan Phillips Read on the new vetting process for judicial candidates.

‘One Day Act’ Could Benefit Immigrants in New York State, April 16, 2019
NPR News quoted Committee on Immigration Representation chair Camille Mackler on misconceptions surrounding undocumented immigrants and deportation.

New York Marijuana: What to know about legal cannabis and employment and getting fired, April 15, 2019
The Journal News quoted Committee on Cannabis Law member Geoffrey Mort on legal cannabis and employment concerns.

Here's What's Holding Up the Legalizing of Marijuana in New York State, April 9, 2019
The Buffalo News quoted Committee on Cannabis Law co-chair Aleece Burgio on legalizing recreational marijuana use.

Criminal Justice Legislation Will Force New York Prosecutors to Disclose More Evidence, Sooner, April 8, 2019
ProPublica quoted past Criminal Justice Chair Marvin Schechter on recently-passed criminal justice reforms.

NY Lawmakers Reject Registration Fee Hike, Say No to Assigned Counsel Rate Increase, April 5, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted Immediate Past President Michael Miller on NYSBA’s opposition to the attorney registration fee increase.

Task force will look at bar exam in New York state, April 2, 2019
The Buffalo Law Journal quoted Immediate Past President Michael Miller and President Hank Greenberg on the newly-created Task Force on the New York Bar Examination.

State Budget’s Criminal Justice Reforms Get Mixed Reviews, April 2, 2019
The Post-Star (Glens Falls) quoted former Criminal Justice Section Chair Tucker Stanclift on the criminal justice reforms in the state budget.

NY Bar To Probe Impact Of Shift To Uniform Atty Exam, April 2, 2019
Law360 reported on the new Task Force on the New York Bar Examination, which will examine how the UBE has affected the quality and diversity of New York lawyers.

NYSBA to Study Uniform Bar Exam Impact, April 2, 2019
The Daily Record quoted Immediate Past President Miller on his Task Force on the New York Bar Examination, which will investigate and report on the experience and impact of the state’s adoption of the UBE.

NYSBA to Study if Move to Uniform Bar Exam Led to a Rise in Lawyers Unprepared to Practice, April 1, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted Immediate Past President Michael Miller on the creation of a new task force to study the adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam in New York.

“Mr. Pro Bono” Opposes Mandatory Voluntary Work, March 18, 2019
MidHudsonNews.com reported that Immediate Past President Miller expressed his opposition to mandatory pro bono service at the Dutchess County Bar Association luncheon.

Albany Lawyer Greenberg Joins Elite List, March 18, 2019
The Albany Times Union reported that President Hank Greenberg will deliver the 55th Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Lecture at the New York County Lawyers Association.

Queens Legal Community Shines at QCBA’s Annual Jubilarian Night, March 14, 2019
The Queens Daily Eagle reported that NYSBA President Hank Greenberg served as keynote speaker of the event.

NY Lawmakers Release Budget Proposals Without Criminal Justice Reform as Talks Continue, March 13, 2019
The New York Law Journal reported that NYSBA is opposed to the biennial attorney registration fee.

It’s Time to Fix NY’s Broken Court System, March 7, 2019
The New York Law Journal published Immediate Past President Michael Miller and President Hank Greenberg’s op ed on court modernization.

Presiding Justices of the Appellate Division Meet with Bar Leaders in Brooklyn, March 6, 2019
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported on the Judicial Section’ Meet the Presiding Justices of the Appellate Divisions event. 

First Department Introduces Four-Judge Panels, Upsetting NY Bar Associations, March 6, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted Immediate Past President Michael Miller on the change from five-judge panels to four in the First Department. 

Non-Resident Attorneys Without New York Offices Spared Dismissal, Court of Appeals Says, February 28, 2019
The NY Daily Record noted that the New York State Bar Association’s Task Force recommending repeal on Section 470.

DiFiore Renews Call for Lawmakers to Restructure NY Court System, February 26, 2019
The New York Law Journal mentioned the NYSBA’s support of the proposal to consolidate the state’s trial courts into two tiers.

Oscars 2019: ‘Green Book’ shows Hollywood’s blatant contempt for Italian-Americans, February 23, 2019
The USA Today quoted Immediate Past President Miller on ethnic slurs regarding anti-Italian stereotypes.

Bar Association, CUNY Law Partner on Groundbreaking Class, February 18, 2019
Caribbean Life reported on NYSBA’s partnership with CUNY School of Law on a Technology and the Law class.

2019 New York State Mock Trial Tournament, February 15, 2019
The New York Law Journal reported on the Nassau County Mock Trial Tournament sponsored by the New York State Bar Association.

Key Moments from Albany’s Historic Conversation on Sexual Harassment, February 14, 2019
The Times Union reported that former Women in Law Section Chair Susan Harper testified at the public hearing on sexual harassment.

Justice Chambers presides over NYSBA Judicial Section luncheon, February 14, 2019
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that Brooklyn Appellate Division Justice Cheryl Chambers presided over the NYSBA’s Judicial Section Luncheon.

CUNY Law and State Bar Team Up for Unique Tech Law Course, February 8, 2019
The Queens Daily Eagle reported that CUNY School of Law partnered with the NYSBA to introduce a new course on technology and the law.

State Bar Lobbies NY Lawmakers on Proposed Registration Fee Hike, Criminal Discovery, February 7, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted Immediate Past President Miller on the proposed attorney registration fee increase, as well as criminal discovery reform.

NYS Bar Assoc. President Michael Miller, February 5, 2019
The Capitol Pressroom interviewed Immediate Past President Miller about NYSBA’s legislative priorities.

Law Firms Ease Mandatory Retirement Policies, but Tensions Remain, February 5, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted President Hank Greenberg and former Young Lawyers Section Chair Terrence Tarver on mandatory retirement policies in law firms.

Proposed Model Rules for Online Legal Document Companies Go Back to the Drawing Board, February 1, 2019
The ABA Journal quoted Immediate Past President Miller on protecting consumers with regards to online legal documents. 

ABA House Condemns Government Shutdown, Opposes Any Diversion of Disaster-Relief Funds, January 28, 2019
The ABA Journal quoted Immediate Past President Miller on condemning the government shutdown. 

Presiding Justice Alan Scheinkman Honored by NYS Bar Association, January 24, 2019
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that the NYSBA honored Presiding Justice Alan Scheinkman at the Judicial Section Luncheon during Annual Meeting

Phillips Lytle Lawyers Honored for Pro Bono Work, January 24, 2019
The Daily Record reported that the NYSBA recognized Phillips Lytle LLP with its Empire State Counsel Law Firm Award.

Barclay Damon Honored for Pro Bono Work, January 24, 2019
The Daily Record reported that the NYSBA recognized Barclay Damn with its Free Legal Answers Firm Award.

NY Attorneys Condemn Government Shutdown, January 23, 2019
The Albany Times Union reported on NYSBA’s resolution condemning the federal government shutdown and calling for it to end immediately.

States Limit Spread of Online Legal Education, January 23, 2019
Inside Higher Ed reported on restrictions for online law school. Patricia Salkin, co-chair of the Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, was quoted in the article.

Bar association urges end of residency requirement, January 23, 2019
The Albany Times Union reported on NYSBA’s support to repeal the law requiring lawyers admitted to practice in New York to maintain a physical presence here if they live in a different state

State Bar President Calls Gov’t Shutdown a constitutional crisis as more courts close, January 22, 2019
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle quoted Immediate Past President Miller on the federal government shutdown.

Judiciary Requests 2 Percent Spending Increase From Cuomo, NY Lawmakers, January 17, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted Immediate Past President Miller on the proposed attorney registration fee increase.

Budget Increases Fees to Fund Indigent Legal Services, January 17, 2019
The Albany Times Union quoted Immediate Past President Miller on the proposed attorney registration fee increase.

Lawyers With Cannabis Clients Face Ethical Challenges, Panel Says, January 16, 2019
The New York Law Journal reported on NYSBA’s Annual Meeting panel on cannabis law and the ethical considerations lawyers face with clients in the cannabis industry.

From Paul Weiss and CBS to the Courts, Bar Panel Grapples With Diversity, January 16, 2019
The New York Law Journal reported on NYSBA’s Annual Meeting panel on strategies to improve diversity within the legal profession.

NY Legislators Approve Measures to Ease Voting, Curb Corporate Donations, January 15, 2019
The New York Law Journal quoted Immediate Past President Miller on NYSBA”s support for legislation on voter participation and voter reform.

Judge Hinds-Radix given Diversity Trailblazer Award by NYS Bar Association, January 15, 2019
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that Judge Sylvia Hinds-Radix received the 14th Annual Diversity Trailblazer Award.

What We Do: Service to the Public and the Profession, January 11, 2019
The New York Law Journal published Immediate Past President Miller’s call to members to celebrate NYSBA’s mission.

Let the ‘Voice of Lawyers’ Be Heard, January 11, 2019
The New York Law Journal published President Hank Greenberg’s article on the importance of a lawyer’s voice and the rule of law. 

10 Actions You Can Take Now to Advance and Champion Women in Law, January 11, 2019
The New York Law Journal reported former Women in Law Section Chair Susan Harper’s ten actions to advance women in 2019.

Cuomo, Legislative Leaders Renew Support for Child Sex Abuse, Criminal Justice Measures, January 10, 2019
The New York Law Journal reported on NYSBA’s support for a requirement for prosecutors to disclose discoverable material within 90 days of arraignment.

10 Strategies Proposed to Stop Shootings in America, and How Likely They Are to Work, Business Insider, January 5, 2019
Business Insider quotes NYSBA President-elect Scott Karson’s article, Mass Shootings and Domestic Violence.

Shutdown Showdown: Impact on NY and the Judicial Branch, December 28, 2018
News10ABC interviewed Immediate Past President Miller about the federal court shutdown and its impact on the courts.

NYSBA Says Justice Shouldn’t Be Subject to Vagaries of Politics, December 28, 2018
The New York Law Journal reported Immediate Past President Miller’s statement on the federal court shutdown and its impact on the courts.

Discovery Reform is Long Overdue, December 19, 2018
The New York Law Journal published Past President Seymour W. James, Jr.’s letter to the editor on discovery reform. 

NYCLA Annual Dinner Award Recipients, December 15, 2018
The New York Law Journal reported that Immediate Past President Michael Miller received the Boriz Kostelanetz President’s Medal

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 Immediate Past 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 Immediate Past 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 Immediate Past 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 Immediate Past President Michael Miller's remarks to the House of Delegates.

New Arraignment Plan Gets State Approval, November 6, 2018
The Post-Star reported that former 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 Immediate Past 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 Immediate Past 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  Immediate Past 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 Immediate Past 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 Immediate Past 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 Immediate Past 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 Immediate Past 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 Immediate Past 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 Immediate Past President Michael Miller's presentation of Resolution 10b from 0:32-5:34 here.